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  • People are flocking to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum to see a rare white hummingbird

    10/22/2016 12:01:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Amy Graff
    A rare white hummingbird is showing the world that something small can have a big impact. The bird that's the color of snow and the size of a thumb was first spotted at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum in May and since then visitor numbers have gone up 40 percent. People from all over the Bay Area, the country, and even the world are flocking to the gardens in hopes of spotting the stunning creature. "We have people flying in from Texas and driving up from Los Angeles," said Martin Quigley, director of the arboretum. "We have local people who...
  • Zia Likes Getting Head Skritchies [cat video]

    10/21/2016 8:54:35 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 10/21/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Yes, this is my cat. No, the video is not very exciting.
  • Pigeon Racer Fined $5,500 For Killing Hawks

    10/21/2016 7:08:55 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 41 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | October 19, 2016 | Edmund H. Mahony
    A pigeon racing enthusiast avoided jail Wednesday, but was fined $5,500 and ordered to volunteer in an animal shelter for killing federally protected hawks that were attacking pet birds he spent years raising in Stamford. The case against pigeon racer Thomas Kapusta was the first major prosecution in Connecticut under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Neither side got everything it wanted from the sentence that was imposed after debate about whether the lives of some creatures have more value than those of others.
  • Check out this new vending machine that dispenses cats

    10/20/2016 9:35:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies ^ | 10-19-16 | circa
    WATCH | This vending machine company hopes to reduce the feral cat population by making cat adoptions available 24/7.
  • Instrumental Jesus Loves Me

    10/20/2016 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/20/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, Jesus Loves Me, played on the mandolin by myself, with sing along lyrics of three verses. Our Nation is at a crossroad, pray for America but know this Jesus really Loves You and Cares, all is in His Care and Hands.
  • Hilarious Moment Office Workers Realize They’re Being Spied On By A Cat

    10/20/2016 10:13:15 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | James Gould-Bourn
    This hilarious ceiling cat was spotted in an office in Japan. Employees are scared: "Is it a new way to monitor our productivity and spy on us?" Well, it might be! But before this "new technology" spreads all over the world, let's see where else this kitty could fit in!
  • THE NEW EUROPEANS Voices from a changing continent (Photo Gallery)

    10/19/2016 5:23:07 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 12 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10-18-2016 | Robert Kunzig
    The refugees are arriving on a continent that since World War II has become home to a third of the world’s immigrants. Europe’s major countries, which once sent their huddled masses to the United States, now have foreign-born populations comparable to that of the United States. But only some European minds and fewer European hearts have adjusted to that reality. Even in the U.S., which John F. Kennedy called “a nation of immigrants,” immigration is a divisive issue—and always has been. In the 1750s Benjamin Franklin worried that too many Germans were coming to Pennsylvania. He said they had a...
  • Cute Baby Goats - A Cute And Funny Baby Goats Compilation || NEW HD (video)

    10/19/2016 5:05:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Video Link -- If you like animals, this will brighten your day and neutralized some of your election stress.
  • Could Bats Help Combat Zika in Miami Beach? One Commissioner Thinks So

    10/18/2016 8:23:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/18 | Teresa Joseph
    "I'm not saying that it's the answer to Zika by any means, but it's a gesture of goodwill to the many people who were so upset about neurotoxins being sprayed in Miami Beach," said Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez.With Halloween just days away, a swarm of bats could converge upon Miami Beach to help the city fight the spread of Zika. Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez has introduced a proposal that would use the winged mammals to eat the infected mosquitoes. The commission is set to vote on the plan Wednesday. Gonzalez says the move would be an environmentally friendly alternative to the controversial...
  • Tarantula Mating Season Invades Stanford Dish

    10/18/2016 8:13:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/18 | Peggy Bunker
    Hikers at the popular Stanford Dish are spending more keeping their eyes down due to an influx of spiders in the area. The tarantula mating season is in full swing, with male arachnids on the prowl searching for mates. Wildlife experts said the tarantulas are harmless to humans, but warn the spiders do have fangs and carry poison. California's historic drought may have contributed to a higher number of the giant spiders this year. The tarantula mating season will end by the end of October.
  • Mom Cat talking to her Cute Meowing Kittens [Video for those that need a break from whatever]

    10/18/2016 1:13:04 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 70 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 6, 2014 | Funnycatsandnicefish
    Video link
  • 10,000 critically endangered ’scrotum frogs’ are found dead at Lake Titicaca*

    10/18/2016 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 October 2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    Wildlife officials in Peru are investigating the mass death of thousands of rare frogs near the Bolivian border. Locals estimate that the bodies of some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs have been found in Lake Titicaca and its adjoining rivers. The critically endangered amphibian, known as the ‘scrotum frog’ due to its unfortunate appearance, is believed to have been killed by polluted waters. Thousands of the large, wrinkly green frogs have been found floating on the surface of the Coata river in southern Peru in recent days, prompting the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) to launch an investigation.
  • Big Bear Family

    10/18/2016 10:09:42 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    MANY parents struggle to maintain discipline in their home. But spare a thought for Jim and Susan Kowalczik whose main charge is a huge 1400lb Kodiak brown bear. The couple look after the 9ft giant at their orphanage where they have dedicated their lives to rescuing and releasing injured animals. They now care for 11 bears, including Kodiak brown bears.
  • Baby Elephant Rushes to Save ‘Drowning Human Best Friend’ Who Rescued Her

    10/17/2016 10:47:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    We can all agree it’s basically a dream situation to be rescued by a baby elephant, especially if you didn’t really need rescuing in the first place. Instead, you just end up being assured a baby elephant loves you and wants you to be okay. The Save Elephant Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand captured little Kham Lha racing to the aid of Darrick Thomson, the co-founder of the foundation and one of her favorite people ever. Thomson was calling out to her on the shore, and she interpreted his calls as distress cries (he was totally fine, though). Kham Lha...
  • Loophole Could Keep Cobras in Florida Neighborhood

    10/17/2016 10:08:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 17, 2016 | Summer Knowles
    A Florida man whose pet cobra escaped into neighborhood can no longer keep venomous snakes but his wife still can.
  • How Cats Evolved to Win the Internet

    10/17/2016 9:33:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 15, 2016 | Abigail Tucker
    Like many people, I needed a cat photo for my personal website. Lulu did the trick. She was puffy, orange and belonged to the ex-roommate of my sister’s boyfriend. Lulu — whose nickname is Luyoncé — vamped obligingly, and Lulu’s owner soon decided that her budding cat model required an Instagram account. That was just over six months ago. My website’s traffic has languished, but Lulu now commands nearly 40,000 Instagram followers. “Be the cute you wish to see in this world,” one post says. In another, she gloats from the bottom of a laundry hamper.
  • Clemson University Bans All References to Harambe for Promoting Racism and Rape Culture

    10/16/2016 4:20:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies ^ | 9/26/16 | William Hicks
    Update: Clemson University has issued a statement saying the ban was the result of one rogue employee and that students are free to publicly display Harambe at their dorms. Correction: the original article said the ban was the result of an “administrator” but in fact it was from a lone staff member with an official sounding title. The famed neuroscientist David Eagleman once said: “There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name...
  • Dogs Often Pictured Cuddling at Iowa Animal Shelter Find Forever Home Together

    10/16/2016 4:08:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    ktla ^ | October 12, 2016 | Cindy Von Quednow
    Before being adopted, CC could be seen “draped over” Chewbacca in their kennel, according to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa’s Facebook page. “Pretty much every time we walk by their kennel, CC is either sitting on Chewy or draped over him or curled up against him,” Animal Rescue League of Iowa spokesperson Jessica Jorgenson told The Dodo, an online publication that focuses on animal issues. “Chewy, for his part, doesn’t mind at all. They both like being close to each other.” The dogs lived together for years, but were put up for adoption after a baby with allergies joined...
  • Election Is Over: The Unanimous Winner of the Old Town Spring, TX Pet Fest Costume Contest Is...

    10/15/2016 5:34:50 PM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 22 replies
    October 15, 2016 | Political Junkie Too
  • Video Captures Moment Great White Shark Breaks Open Cage With Diver Inside

    10/14/2016 4:00:58 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 14 Oct 2016 | DAVID CAPLAN and MATTHEW STONE
    "On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage," The man shot the video last week off the coast of Mexico's Guadalupe Island. In the video, the shark smashes through a diving cage and leaps out the top -- with a diver inside.
  • Jumping spiders can hear sounds from 10 feet away

    10/14/2016 6:16:48 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | 13 Oct 2016 | Brooks Hays
    Further testing showed jumping spiders are best able to hear frequencies similar to those created by the beating wings of parasitoid wasp enemies.
  • ... Student responds to ad for 'free puppy' and...the cute pet turns out to be a WOLF

    10/13/2016 5:25:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Miranda Bryant For
    He came across the creature after spotting a sign on a house in Tuscon, Arizona, offering the animal free-of-charge and decided to take him home. ... As his owner was a full-time college student and had a full-time job, Neo spent extended periods of time in the backyard - from which he would often dig under or jump over the fence to play with the dogs next-door. 'He built a higher fence to help contain him, but Neo chewed through it and continued to escape,' Cate Salansky of Wolf Connection told the animal website. Despite being initially welcoming and allowing...
  • Panic as 200 Deadly Snakes Escape From Farm in China

    10/12/2016 11:38:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 10/12 | Michael Howie
    A hunt is underway for dozens of highly-poisonous snakes after a mass escape from an unlicensed breeding farm in China. A hunt is underway for dozens of highly-poisonous snakes after a mass escape from an unlicensed breeding farm in China. About 200 monocled baby cobras escaped from the farm in Nanjing. So far about 150 of them have been caught or killed. Monocled cobras are highly poisonous and their venom can prove fatal if not treated. The snakes escaped in August, but the authorities only became aware when a villager discovered one in his home earlier this month. Snake parts...
  • Chicken Arrested for Crossing Busy Road

    10/12/2016 11:28:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    A chicken was arrested after it attempted to cross a busy road. The feathery bird was desperate to get to the other side of the tarmac in East Marketgait, Dundee, during rush hour but was stopped in its tracks after a motorist reported it to the police. Officers rushed to the scene as they believed the chicken was "giving passing motorists cause for concern" and captured it. They then took it back to the station in Tayside, Scotland, and appealed for its owner before contacting the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA). Taking to Facebook, the police...
  • A Man Adopted a Free Puppy and Later Found Out It Was Actually a Wolf

    10/12/2016 10:18:35 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    Goodhousekeeping ^ | OCT 11, 2016 | Caroline Picard
    A free puppy may sound great in theory, but one Arizona man got more than he bargained for when his new pet behaved, um, rather interestingly. The young pup acted very nervously, needing constant companionship and peeing and pooping all over his owner's car. That's pretty run-of-the-mill for a puppy, but the dog also became quite the escape artist.
  • ‘Beardog’ Discovery oOffers Clues to How Canines Evolved

    10/11/2016 11:05:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KOIN6 ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Mercer
    <p>For decades a fossilized carnivore jawbone sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago’s Field Museum.</p> <p>Now the scientist who grew curious when he opened that drawer has established with a colleague that the fossil belonged to an early, long-extinct relative of dogs, foxes and weasels known as a beardog. The Field Museum fossil and another at the University of Texas each represent a new genus, the taxonomic rank above species.</p>
  • Suspect Fatally Shot After He Allegedly Stabbed a Concord Police Dog

    10/11/2016 7:14:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A suspect has died after being shot by two police officers in Concord following the stabbing of a man as well as a police canine who responded to the scene, a police spokesman said. Officers responded at about 2 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a stabbing in the 2900 block of Crawford Street, Concord police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Blakely said. About a half-hour later, officers located the suspect in the backyard of a home not associated with him in the 1400 block of San Jose Avenue, near Prospect Street and only a block from the Concord BART station. After...
  • Costa Rica Is Shutting Down All Zoos And Freeing Every Animal In Captivity

    10/11/2016 4:43:25 PM PDT · by sit-rep · 54 replies
    Higher Perspective ^ | 09-11-2016 | sit-rep
    Costa Rica has announced that it will be the first country in the world to shut down its zoos and free the captive animals they hold. Costa Rica is an especially biodiverse country, holding about 4% of the world's known species. Sadly, the country is contractually obligated to keep two of its zoos open for another decade. Still, after that, they plan to shut it down in favor of a cage-free habitat for the animals to live in. Treehugger reports that the nation, which also recently banned hunting for sport, will close the last two zoos in the next 10...
  • ‘Bear dogs’ once lived in southern Texas

    10/11/2016 4:38:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 , 7:15 PM | Sid Perkins
    Bear dogs, scientifically known as amphicyonids, get their common name from their general resemblance to modern-day bears and dogs, especially in their body shape and posture, but they are, in fact, only distantly related to these lineages. Neither dogs nor bears had evolved when amphicyonids first appeared about 40 million years ago, says Susumu Tomiya, a vertebrate paleontologist at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. The first known species in the group weighed just a few kilograms, but over millions of years the lineage expanded to include fox-sized, coyote-sized, and even bear-sized creatures, all of them meat...
  • Man Hand Feeds Bluegill to Wild Water Moccasin

    10/10/2016 7:57:04 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 56 replies ^ | 10/10/16 | Liveleak
    This video freaks me out. Insane. Can't fix stupid.Video Here.
  • Bald Eagle Rescued From Car Grille After Matthew Passes

    10/10/2016 7:55:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun October 9, 2016 | Andreas Preuss
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew's path through Florida, it may have been the oddest call to 911 operators: a bald eagle had gotten stuck in the grille of a car. A posting on the Clay County Sheriff's Office Facebook page Saturday reported the odd emergency request from a driver in the area near Jacksonville. Pictures showed the national bird of the United States stuck in the precarious position. Clay County officials said the bird was pulled out and turned over to an organization in nearby Talbot Island, Florida, called B.E.A.K.S. -- Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Santuary.
  • Turkey dies after being tossed from a plane at an annual Arkansas festival

    10/10/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 82 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 8, 2016 | Associated Press
    A small town tradition that many animal rights groups have called cruel took place this weekend when six live turkeys were dropped from a plane from 500 feet in the air. One died upon impact. On Friday, one of the turkeys was found dead on the ground after being chucked from the plane. It's unclear how many die each year. Barb Klug, 66, of Bull Shoals collected the dead bird and says she plans to serve it for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Hilarious photos of VERY friendly guard dogs undermining their warning signs sweep the web [tr]

    10/10/2016 6:52:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2016 | Ekin Karasin
    Aside from a barbed wire fence or a CCTV camera, a 'Beware Of The Dog' sign can be seen as a legitimate security step. But these hilarious photos show that the supposedly terrifying canines intended to scare off potential burglars may not be so dangerous. From two adorable fluffy Pomeranians to a disinterested cat and even a moose, the reality - and wonderful irony - of what lurks behind the threatening sign has been exposed.
  • Instrumental & Our Pets

    10/08/2016 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/08/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Instrumental, with the hymns; Jesus Loves Me, Till We Meet Again, with sing along lyrics. This video was arranged with our pets, my wife & scenic animation.
  • It's The End Of The Fringed-Limbed Tree Frog Species When 'Toughie' Died

    10/08/2016 12:41:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Science World Report ^ | 10/7/16 | Elaine Hannah
    The handsome yet loneliest frog, the fringed-limbed tree frog, is dead, which signifies the end of this species. Toughie was the name of the last known member of a fringe-limbed tree frog species that won the hearts of movie directors and racing car drivers. Advertisement Huffington Post reported that Toughie was found dead on September 26 at its home at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. He had inhabited there since 2005. The National Geographic said that Toughie was a symbol of the extinction crisis. Mark Mandica, who worked with the amphibian and whose young son named the frog said that Toughie's...
  • ‘Cat Man of Aleppo’ Stays in Syria to Look After Gets Left Behind

    10/08/2016 12:10:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Tuesday 27 Sep 2016 | Ashitha Nagesh
    Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes in Syria. But what happens to their pets? Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, also known as ‘the cat man of Aleppo’, has taken in more than a hundred stray and abandoned cats. Many of these kitties had to be left behind when their owners fled the country’s civil war. Speaking to BBC’s Panorama for their special ‘Life Under Siege’ programme, Mohammad said: ‘Some people just left them with me knowing that I love cats.’ Before the war Mohammad was an electrician. However, since the lengthy conflict erupted he has driven ambulances in...
  • Video: Komodo Dragon on a Mission Hunts Down Squirrel

    10/07/2016 6:55:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 10/7/16
    Watch this Komodo dragon on a mission as it hunts down a squirrel that seems to be tormenting it from the safety of a tall bush, or so it thought. Komodo dragons are the largest living species of lizard on the planet. Don’t let that fool you, though, they’re surprisingly quick and have a terrifying drive for prey. Just watch to see what this one does to catch a squirrel! The ginormous lizard shocks everyone when it scales up the bush and snags the squirrel with its powerful jaws. The children watching all of this unfold at the San Diego...
  • ‘Fat’ and ‘lazy’ cat credited with stopping home burglary

    10/07/2016 6:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Strider the cat is not known for much. “Well, he’s fat and he’s lazy,” said Barb Gansberg. “He’s kind of a pain in the rump.” The Gansbergs gave Strider to their daughters 10 years ago, but he soon became “their problem,” as they say. Once they realized Strider was there to stay, they immediately laid out some ground rules, which means the bedrooms are off limits. According to KOMO, while Gansberg was home alone on Tuesday, Strider walked into the bedroom. As she walked into the hallway, she came face-to-face with two burglars inside her home. She yelled, and the...
  • Woman, 77, With 50 Feral Cats Punches Officer: Fremont PD

    10/07/2016 10:45:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    A 77-year-old Hayward woman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and punching an officer Tuesday at a red-tagged home in Fremont, according to police. Animal services officers were at the woman's home in the 38000 block of Hastings Street to deal with more than 50 feral cats who live at the residence, according to police. The suspect was trespassing at the home, which had been red-tagged by code enforcement officers. She allegedly punched one of the officers at the scene. They arrested her on suspicion of trespassing, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
  • Humans aren’t the only great apes that can ‘read minds’

    10/07/2016 10:39:24 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 16 replies
    Science ^ | v. Morrell
    All great mind reading begins with chocolate. That’s the basis for a classic experiment that tests whether children have something called theory of mind—the ability to attribute desires, intentions, and knowledge to others. When they see someone hide a chocolate bar in a box, then leave the room while a second person sneaks in and hides it elsewhere, they have to guess where the first person will look for the bar. If they guess “in the original box,” they pass the test, and show they understand what’s going on in the first person’s mind—even when it doesn’t match reality. For...
  • Fears for a huge flock of migrating birds which has been caught INSIDE the eye (Shortened)

    10/07/2016 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies ^ | October 7, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Fears are growing for a huge flock of birds which are believed to be trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Matthew. Pointing to a small green dot on a radar picture of the hurricane, Glenn Burns, a weather forecaster with Atlanta-based WSB-TV, said: 'We are actually seeing something very unusual.
  • Bigfoot Spotted Lurking Under Bald Eagle Nest

    10/06/2016 2:54:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    CNET ^ | October 6, 2016 | Eric Mack
    A webcam trained on a nest of eagle chicks in the woods of Michigan also catches a glimpse of something else in the wild.Bigfoot, that mysteriously unkempt and anti-social gentlemen of the woodlands, has again made an appearance on camera in his trademark blurry yet intriguing style. This time the legendary cryptid has apparently been captured on the CarbonTV Eagle Cam in northern Michigan. The live webcam is trained on a bald eagle nest 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground near the Platte River State Fish Hatchery. As you can see in the video above, a dark lumbering figure...
  • Ex-Mountie Accused of Smuggling Narwhal Tusks Pleads Guilty

    10/06/2016 10:27:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 28, 2016
    A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 10 money-laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 59, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled 250 tusks valued at $1.5 million to $3 million into Maine in false compartments in his vehicle, prosecutors said. Narwhals are medium-sized whales known for spiral tusks that can grow longer than 8 feet. They are protected by the U.S. and Canada.
  • 'Yetis' Swarm Manhattan: The Lore of a Furry, Human-Like Beast

    10/06/2016 9:23:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | October 4, 2016 | Mindy Weisberger
    A group of alligators is known as a "congregation." A brace of barracudas is a "battery." But what do you call a gathering of yetis? Whatever the name might be, there were plenty of abominable snowmen to be seen in New York City today (Oct. 4), when 26 costumed cryptids rolled up to the iconic Flatiron Building in an open double-decker bus. Their visit heralded the Oct. 5 premiere of the Travel Channel special "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti," an investigation by host Josh Gates of the elusive and mysterious humanoid creature said by some to inhabit the Himalayas....
  • Terrified turkeys to fall from sky again

    10/05/2016 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 10/5/16 | Brantly
    Bill Bowden reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this morning that they'll be dropping live turkeys out of an airplane over Yellville again this Friday and Saturday at Yellville's Turkey Trot Festival. The FAA said it doesn't get into animal cruelty issues (and you can be sure the local prosecutor has been bullied to silence by the locals on the issue). As long as the pilot, Mountain View pharmacist Dana Woods, doesn't drop turkeys over a crowd, the regulators say there's nothing they can do. Woods has been smirking about this cruel practice for years as the Phantom Pilot. There was...
  • Toilet paper addicted kangaroo returns to public restroom for another helping

    10/05/2016 8:48:35 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/5/16 | UPI
    DAYDREAM ISLAND, Australia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A kangaroo on an Australian island appears to have a bit of an addiction after being repeatedly caught eating toilet paper in a public restroom. A visitor to the public restroom on Queensland's Daydream Island filmed a video showing the small kangaroo staring back at the filmer while enjoying a snack of toilet paper in a stall.
  • Autumn Day Peaceful River

    10/04/2016 4:23:56 PM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 10/4/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Back yard with my wife, pets and few hymns; Rock of Ages, Till We Meet Again, with scenic views and lyrics.
  • Video: Great White Moose Captured on Video

    10/04/2016 2:59:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Captured in this video, the great white moose, the most majestic creature you’ve ever seen. We’ve seen our fair share of odd-colored animals, including a blue lobster and blue lingcod, but this all white, albino moose might take the cake. Check it out . . . even the velvet on the growing antlers is snow white! This majestic looking moose is basically equivalent to an Alaskan unicorn, and the fact that human population is so small in Alaska, makes this footage even more rare. This is a good reason why you should always have a camera on hand anytime you’re...
  • Video: Hunter Scares Off Charging Bear

    10/04/2016 2:14:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 10/3/16
    We just saw the aftermath of a bear attack, so here’s a video showing a hunter scaring off a charging bear. Hunter Franz Albrecht was waiting for a bear to arrive when he got much more than he bargained for. He spots a full-grown sow come running toward the ridge on which he’s hunting, when suddenly two small cubs come trotting into the scene. This is about the worst situation for a hunter. Franz keeps his eye on the bear when it turns on a dime and starts rushing right at him. Instinctively, Franz stands his ground and begins yelling...
  • San Jose Cat Killer Pleads Guilty to 21 Felony Counts of Animal Cruelty

    10/04/2016 1:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/4/16
    If convicted on all counts, Robert Farmer can now spend up to 16 years in prison.bert Farmer, of San Jose, faces 21 felony animal abuse charges in Santa Clara County. A San Jose man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to 21 counts of torturing and killing cats. Robert Farmer originally faced up to 16 years in prison. Details of his plea agreement weren't immediately known. Investigators said Farmer was caught on surveillance cameras last year trying to round up on of his alleged victims. The cats were sometimes mutilated and abused, according to investigators. When police arrested Farmer, they said there...