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  • China recalls giant pandas from US zoo amid ongoing trade war between countries

    05/19/2019 2:26:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | May 17, 2019 | Bradley Jolly
    China has recalled two cute giant pandas from a popular zoo in the US amid the countries' ongoing trade war. Bai Yun, 26, and her six-year-old cub Xiao Liwu are iconic images of San Diego Zoo in California. Bai Yun has spent more than 20 years at the attraction after arriving as a tiny cub. She has aided important worldwide research in the protection, breeding, disease control of giant pandas. But both majestic animals have been sent back to their native China after the country scrapped its conservation loan agreement with the US.
  • VIDEO: Turtle Lays Eggs that Crow Tries to Dig Up

    05/10/2019 5:00:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO I wasn't sure at first what this turtle was doing. Had I known she was laying eggs I wouldn't have opened the patio door which made her run. Notice the crow hovering around the turtle. Later the crow tried to dig up the eggs. This video has convinced me that I need a telephoto camera for recording my nature videos. The camera would also need web connectivity, specifically with YouTube as well as to be water resistant for use in thunderstorms. Please let me know your camera suggestions in the comments.
  • VIDEO: Frog Apocalypse In My Patio!!!

    05/03/2019 6:22:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 3, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO On May 2, 2019 I discovered hundreds of baby frogs had invaded my patio. As mysteriously as they arrived, hours later they all split. If you have any ideas on why so many frogs arrived in my patio and then later just as mysteriously all left, please let me know in the comments below.
  • Everyone was ignoring a frozen piece of wool in snow, and then a man stopped...

    05/03/2019 12:05:54 AM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | 26MAY17 | tim
    One evening Slava, Russian man, was getting back home thru the cold city streets. Suddenly he spotted a little ball of wool on the sidewalk. It wasn’t moving and it wasn’t clear what it was at all. Slava still decided to stop and check if it’s a live being or not.“Something was telling me that this can be a little animal that needs help”, says Slava. When he approached it he discovered this was a frozen kitten. At first it got afraid of the man, but it wasn’t capable of running away.“I covered it in a blanket and took with myself”,...
  • The heartbreaking story of Laika; the first dog into outer space

    04/27/2019 2:33:19 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies
    EnglishRussia.com ^ | 15jan19 | tim
    Posted on January 15, 2019 by tim On November 3rd, 1957 a space rocket was launched from Baikonur which brought a Sputnik-2 satellite to the Earth orbit. This was the second man made space ship on the Earth orbit. And differently from its predecessor it was a much complex ship. It’s weight was just around a half ton. It looked like a conical capsule of 4 meter tall. It had a few chambers for scientific devices, radio, telemetric system, program module and a system to support temperature and air to the cabin. But most importantly this was a first space ship with...
  • Dogs Branded ‘White Supremacist’ as Social Justice Warriors Seemingly Run Out of...

    04/24/2019 2:32:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/21/19 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Dogs Branded ‘White Supremacist’ as Social Justice Warriors Seemingly Run Out of People to Call Racist by Cassandra Fairbanks April 21, 2019 Total: 3.1K2.9KShare197TweetEmail Social Justice Warriors have apparently run out of people and objects to declare as racist and are now setting taking aim at man’s best friend. Ben Faulding, a socialist with bylines in the Washington Post, Tablet Mag, and The Forward has declared that dogs are a “tool of white supremacy and gentrification.” “That’s not just my opinion. There is research that shows how white newcomers dogwalking routes stake out territory. And white owners user their pets...
  • Nine Cases where both Bear Spray and Firearms were used to Defend against Bear Attacks

    04/13/2019 1:48:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Many places on the Internet continue to claim that bear spray is more effective at stopping bear attacks than firearms. There is no objective source for these claims. They are mostly based on a spurious comparison of the deterrent effects of bear spray on curious or food seeking bears compared to a selection of bear attacks where firearms were present, and sometimes used.  It is not a valid comparison.  Author Dave Smith explains the problem: Efficacy of Firearms for Bear Deterrence in Alaska and Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray in Alaska were 2 halves of a straw man argument...
  • Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds

    04/05/2019 12:30:40 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    Bezos Blog ^ | 04/05/2019 | By Christopher Ingraham
    The well-respected survey that’s been a barometer of American politics, culture and behavior for more than four decades finally got around to the question that has bedeviled many a household.Dog or cat?In 2018, the General Social Survey for the first time included a battery of questions on pet ownership. The findings not only quantified the nation’s pet population — nearly 6 in 10 households have at least one —they made it possible to see how pet ownership overlaps with all sorts of factors of interest to social scientists.Like happiness.
  • Goat Elected Town Mayor [semi-satire]

    03/19/2019 9:09:11 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 March 2019 | John Semmens
    In Fair Haven, Vermont voters have elected a goat named “Lincoln” mayor. In an attempt to explain the unusual outcome, Town Manager Joseph Gunter said he was unsure, but offered some possible motivations. “On the one hand, the goat’s name may have played a part in the decision. Lincoln was one of this nation’s greatest leaders. Perhaps the name alone inspired confidence.” “On the other hand, voters have elected and reelected Bernie Sanders to the US Senate,” Gunter observed. “So, odd choices by the electorate are not entirely unknown in our state. At least the goat hasn’t proposed any crazy...
  • VIDEO: Blue Heron Returns to My Backyard (Herbie the Heron)

    03/16/2019 4:15:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO The Great Blue Heron has returned! After an absence of over a week, he has returned as you can see here. Since he will probably be hanging around here on and off I have decided to name him Herbie. Does anybody out there have suggestions on what to look for as an indication that Herbie is about to catch a fish or some other prey? I am assuming that if this Blue Heron has is neck extended over the water, that would be a good indication that he is in hunting mode. I would love to get video of...
  • Rural Sheriff’s Ominous Warning: “LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS, GET A BARKING, BITING DOG” (TR)

    03/06/2019 3:08:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 5, 2019 | Michale Snyder
    Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county… Before making a...
  • California Dem’s Bill Would Outlaw High School Animal Dissections [semi-satire]

    03/06/2019 9:53:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 March 2019 | John Semmens
    California Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has introduced a bill that would ban high school biology classes from dissecting animals as part of their learning about anatomy. Kalra says that “the current law allowing students with moral objections to opt out of the dissection lesson is unsatisfactory. For one, it still allows the callous exploitation of animals to go forward. Second, it allows students without moral scruples to receive a more complete education than their morally superior peers.” “The whole premise of these dissections is founded on an unwarranted notion that humans are more important than other creatures,” Kalra observed....
  • VIDEO: Blue Heron In My Backyard?

    02/24/2019 5:03:20 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 24, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Is that a Blue Heron in my backyard? Yeah, I know that at first I thought it was a Stork in the video but finally figured out that it was probably a Heron of some type. But is this a Blue Heron even though it seems mostly gray? As you can tell, I am no ornithologist.
  • The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure For Dog Lovers is Looking For Volunteers

    02/18/2019 7:13:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thrillist.com ^ | Feb. 15, 2019 | Kastalia Medrano
    It’s hard to imagine how one would go about watching the Iditarod in person. The iconic route stretches more than 1,100 miles from Anchorage to Nome, and the race can last for weeks. The record for fastest winning time, set in 2017, stands at 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds; the slowest winning time, in 1974, was nearly 21 days. Logistically, it isn’t a spectator sport. But for those of you yearning for that sweet, sweet Venn diagram of outdoors, winter, ice and snow, and sled dogs, the Iditarod offers something infinitely more exciting and more hands-on...
  • US judge rules against butterfly sanctuary opposed to Trump's wall

    02/15/2019 2:07:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times ^ | February 15, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>A US judge ruled Thursday against a butterfly sanctuary that had sued to keep President Donald Trump's proposed border wall from cutting the refuge in two.</p> <p>For months the National Butterfly Center has been arguing that the wall would be devastating for those insects and other creatures living in this habitat in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.</p>
  • Publicly supporting President Trump is becoming incredibly dangerous... ( Sad Dog Story )

    Publicly supporting President Trump is becoming incredibly dangerous... Many people know of @randalthom of #FrontRowJoes fame... While Randal was live-streaming at the Amy Klobuchar event someone was on his farm murdering his Husky “Donald J Trump”...
  • Plea bargain in Idaho triple murder linked to dogfighting

    02/11/2019 12:19:21 AM PST · by Norski · 7 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | February 11, 2019 | Merritt Clifton
    MALAD, Idaho––Severo Luera, 39, the only person arrested in connection with a 2013 triple murder linked to pit bull breeding, dogfighting, and growing marijuana, “has struck a deal with state prosecutors that could get him out of prison in less than 10 years,” reported Madeleine Coles of the Idaho State Journal on February 8, 2019. Apprehended in Utah in February 2015, Luera was initially charged with three counts of aiding and abetting a murder in the first degree plus one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree. Two-year-old & two-month-old survived The victims, Brent L. Christensen, 62,...
  • PENGUINS: GONE TODAY--HERE TOMORROW

    02/07/2019 8:46:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/19 | Dr.John Happs
    It would appear then that slightly increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature stasis over 20 years have done absolutely nothing to threaten the Penguins In 2008, historian Meredith Hooper published her book: “The Ferocious Summer. Adélie Penguins and the warming of Antarctica.” (Greystone Books, Vancouver, British Columbia.) We are told that “This book is a fascinating and alarming report from the frontlines of global warming” and not surprisingly we find the following message on the book’s front cover from serial alarmist Dr. David Suzuki: “Like canaries in a coal mine, penguins present an undeniable and urgent warning of...
  • Decline in Shark Attacks Assailed [semi-satire]

    02/02/2019 9:47:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Feb 2019 | John Semmens
    The latest report from the International Shark Attack File indicates that shark attacks on humans in 2018 declined by more than 20 percent from 2017 figures. Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s shark research program Gavin Naylor called the decrease “unusual. It may be because there are fewer sharks or maybe humans are being more cautious.” US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) cited the decrease as “frightening evidence of the devastating impact of unchecked climate change. Warming waters are making sharks more lethargic and less capable of fulfilling their role as apex predators atop the food chain. Unless we...
  • Robert the Bruce and Bugs

    01/16/2019 9:51:24 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 7 replies
    The Sun Also Rises ^ | 16 January 2019
    On this episode, we take a look at a memorable lesson from Scotland's Robert the Bruce... and some buzzing, winged, armored and leggy aspects of the natural world. We put them under the magnifying glass and consider a few lessons we can learn from them.