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  • Vito's Cat (in Honor of National Cat Day)

    10/29/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Vito's Cat (in Honor of National Cat Day)
  • 17 Cats Who Are Totally Into National Cat Day [pix]

    10/29/2014 1:34:30 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/29/14 | Sami Main
    It’s their favorite day of the year, or whatever.
  • Dog attack victim released from CHOP [ Delaware ]

    10/28/2014 10:45:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WDEL ^ | October 28, 2014 | Michelle Provencher
    Emily Ruckle is finally on her way home from the hospital. The eight-year-old was mauled by a pitbull her family had been fostering a month ago. The dog, named Frank, was being kept in a separate in-law suite and when Emily opened the door, it attacked. "First he bit me on the hip to knock me down and then he knocked me down and grabbed my arm but he was going for the back of my neck," Emily said. Her 15-year-old sister came to the rescue in time to save Emily's life, though her arm was already torn off. When...
  • 'The dogs started attacking and eating me alive," says Detroit mauling victim

    10/28/2014 10:13:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    MLive ^ | October 27, 2014 | Gus Burns
    Twelve dogs, identified by Detroit police as pit bulls, attacked a man some time before 10 p.m. on Pennsylvania on Oct. 2. Police arrived and fatally shot one of the animals, causing the remainder to retreat into the open front door where they lived. DETROIT, MI -- It was about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 when a pack of up to 12 pit bull and mixed-breed dogs mauled 50-year-old Steven Constantine to near death in Detroit. He spent almost a month in Intensive Care. "It was worse than your worst nightmare," Constantine's sister, Katherine Hawley of Shelby Township, told MLive...
  • Why cats aren't Republican (BARF)

    10/28/2014 2:49:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Messaging Matters in an email I received | October 25, 2014 | Liberal Idiots
    Living with a cat for the first time, you quickly pick up on its behavioral quirks, many of which are common among other cats. What you soon find out is that cats aren't Republican. Here are 12 reasons why not: 1. Cats are curious about what you do in your bedroom, but they don't try to legislate away your freedom to do it. 2. Cats may take away your cushion, but they'll give it back to you with a gentle push. 3. Cats give you attention and sympathy when you're sick. 4. Females are treated with importance in the...
  • Prayer Request for Our Pet - Lady A Golden Retriever Mix

    10/28/2014 1:41:43 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 49 replies
    10/28/2014 | TNoldman
    We are requesting Prayers for our pet - Lady - a Golden Mix that is nearing the end of her time with us. She is a rescue dog and has been with us about eight years and is now 12. She is a wonderful companion and friend. Our excellent caring Vet has sent her home to be with us during this closing time. I will sign off for now as my screen is getting blurry...
  • Half-blind sanctuary owner hand feeds his 14 big cats - including a 700lb Siberian tiger

    10/28/2014 2:32:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    He has been bitten on the nose by a leopard and had his shoulder separated after wrestling with a full-grown Bengal tiger.But Carl Bovard, who is blind in one eye, believes living with 14 big cats including two lions, six tigers and a desert lynx, is a risk worth taking to raise awareness about endangered species. They all spend time living in his Florida home before moving into the outside enclosure and are seen clambering over the pool table and cuddling up in his bed.   (edit)
  • How Tom the Cat Brings Comfort to Dying Patients With His Calming Presence

    10/28/2014 1:44:22 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/27/14 | KATHERINE EMOFF
    In the final moments of his life, Edwin Gehlert was surrounded by his family and loved ones. But as he took his last breaths, a somewhat unfamiliar face was curled up right next to Gehlert on his hospital bed. That face belonged to Tom, the tabby cat. "We had seen Tom in and out of daddy's room on a few of our visits," Gehlert's daughter Pam Thompson said. “But on that day it’s like he knew something was different.” Tom sat with Gehlert and comforted him and his family, placing his paw in Gehlert's hand immediately after his passing. “I...
  • A Cat's Guide to Halloween

    10/27/2014 9:40:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    A Cat's Guide to Halloween
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Deadly virus that kills cats sweeps through Indianapolis Animal Care and Control

    10/25/2014 6:58:44 PM PDT · by digger48 · 33 replies
    wthr ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Emily Longnecker
    INDIANAPOLIS - An outbreak of a virus at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has been a death sentence for dozens of cats at the city's shelter, and critics say it didn't have to get to this point. The virus has a big name: panleukopenia. Shelter employees say it's highly contagious - similar to the parvovirus in dogs - and almost always deadly. That's why the city shelter is closing its doors to any more cats for the next two weeks. "Everybody who's been exposed is a potential risk, and the only way we're going to get it controlled is if...
  • Facebook Is Mobilizing an Army Against Dog-Killing Cops

    10/25/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by EBH · 59 replies
    Vocative ^ | 10/24/2014 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A video emerged on social media late last week that appears to depict a Texas cop killing a 7-month-old dog in cold blood. Captured from the body cam of Cleburne police officer Kevin Dupre, the 22-second clip shows him pointing his gun at a pair of pit bulls wandering loose through a residential neighborhood. After making a series of apparent kissing noises to get the attention of one of the dogs, Maximus, Dupre opens fire on the animal, shooting him three times... Within 72 hours, a Facebook page demanding “Justice 4 Maximus” topped 10,000 followers and a petition demanding Dupre’s...
  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    10/25/2014 1:41:51 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    CHICAGO — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
  • Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Spotted Waiting for His Return

    10/23/2014 10:29:37 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    mashable.com ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Ryan Ries
    Two dogs owned by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ottawa on Thursday, were spotted peeking out from under a fence at his home. Molly Hayes, a reporter at The Hamilton Spectator, tweeted a photo of this "sad sight" on Thursday.
  • Man's Best Friend Really Knows How To Live Up To His Name [video]

    10/23/2014 9:14:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Anything I could say would spoil the surprise. Just click the link.
  • Pelosi Agrees With President On Travel Ban (satire)

    10/23/2014 6:49:56 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 2 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 10-23-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Today, Nancy Pelosi announced her support for the President's rejection of a travel ban for West African nations experiencing the Ebola epidemic. Pelosi explained her support for rejection of the travel ban because of the jobs Ebola saved or created in the U.S. She pointed out that for every Ebola patient 50 medical personnel were required for their treatment. Additionally, thousands of dollars of supplies and medicines and wrist band thingies were required for each patient. Pelosi stated that although unemployment was good for the encomomy, an Ebola epidemic had the possibility setting the economy on fire. If the EPA...
  • Nathan Cirillo’s dogs upset at loss

    10/23/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    As a nation mourns the death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, so too apparently, do his dogs. Two of the 24-year-old's dogs appeared to wait for Cirillo from beneath the fence of the soldier's family home in Hamilton, Ontario Thursday
  • Deadly Ebola virus doesn't sicken pets - so far

    10/22/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Duncan Banner ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Janelle Stecklein CNHI State Reporter
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A year-old spaniel named Bentley is spending its days in quarantine at a decommissioned military base in Dallas. Bentley is alone because its owner, a nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital, is being treated for Ebola. If fears of Ebola's spread weren't bad enough, the dog's life in isolation surely causes pet owners to shudder. The good news is that international research has found that your beloved pooch, cat or cow has little chance of spreading Ebola, said Dr. Rod Hall, Oklahoma's state veterinarian. “There are a lot more things I lay awake worrying about at night than...
  • New evidence that stegosaur tails were thigh-goring killing machines

    10/22/2014 6:29:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    They may have been plant-eaters, but stegosaurs were no easy prey: Researchers have found the fossil remains of what might be a deadly wound inflicted by the creature's spiked tail. Stegosaur tails have been a matter of some debate. While paleontologists used to say they were only for decoration, recent studies have suggested that the spiked, dexterous tails were actually used in combat. In 2005, researchers reported that a non-fatal wound found in the fossil of an allosaur -- a fearsome predator of stegosaurus's age -- was most likely inflicted by a stegosaur tail. But it turns out that those...
  • KLM Lost and Found Service

    10/21/2014 4:06:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-21-14 | KLM You Tube
    Link only. This will put a smile on your face for sure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-T_t166TY&feature=youtu.be
  • Feline a bit boxed in? The cats that can squeeze themselves into the most unbelievable spaces

    10/21/2014 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 21 October 2014 | Darren Boyle
    As any cat owner will tell you the feline of the species is the most cunning and manipulative of all household pets. However, as these amazing series of photographs show, cats are able to hide in the strangest possible places for no apparent reason. Some of the cats have hidden in a variety of boxes, baskets and even a kettle. One kitten even laid itself out inside the gutter of a house enjoying some afternoon sunshine. So if your cat happens to go missing, before photocopying dozens of notices and plastering them over the neighbourhood, maybe a quick search around...
  • Life Story with David Attenborough

    10/20/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/20/2014 | BBC News
    Sir David Attenborough's new series Life Story tells the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life. Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature's greatest prize - the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is born with a relentless instinct to overcome the odds. An animal must triumph again and again, over every challenge, if its life is to culminate in success. Life Story captures stories and unique behaviour from around the globe, from Australia and South East Asia to Africa and the...
  • Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong (hilarious liberal lunacy alert)

    10/20/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 15, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously wrote about the deer sterilization program run by the Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, which borders the Cornell University campus and has large deer and faculty populations. After years of bitter debate, Cayuga Heights decided that the deer population would be controlled through sterilization at enormous expense: NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization programBecause Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right The Cayuga Heights deer control was mostly a failure because, you know, deer move around, so sterilizing deer in Cayuga Heights didn’t prevent new deer from coming into the area. And so on. As far...
  • ‘An Ode To A Girl’s Best Friend’. A Woman Pays A Heartfelt Tribute To Her Dog..

    10/20/2014 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    ‘An Ode To A Girl’s Best Friend’. A Woman Pays A Heartfelt Tribute To Her Dog In One Final Photo Shoot Before Putting Her Down. When photographer Maria Sharp from Cleveland, Ohio, learned that her beloved dog Chubby had not much left to live, she decided to pay one final tribute to her oldest friend and do a photo shoot. The result is incredible…
  • Tiny Rescue Kitten Finds Big Kitty Friends

    10/19/2014 7:57:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    This is such a sweet story. A tiny orphan kitten was adopted by two big kitties when he came to his new home.
  • Cleburne police investigating after video shows officer coaxing, shooting dog

    10/19/2014 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Fancher
    Cleburne police are investigating after a video circulated online of one of its officers coaxing a dog toward him before shooting it. The short video, taken from a body camera’s perspective, shows a man’s arms wielding a handgun while the officer summons two dogs toward him. As the animals approached with their tails wagging, the officer fired several times. As one of the dogs fell to the ground, the officer, who has not been identified, took aim at the second dog. The video ends abruptly, before showing what happened to the other dog. Although the video shows that the animals...
  • Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

    10/18/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tanya Lewis
    Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat. "When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was seeing," said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider... (click image to enlarge)
  • Kitty War! [video]

    10/17/2014 11:38:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 10/17/14 | Me (and Deimos and Misty)
    I gave my kitties catnip this afternoon. They're mean drunks.
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • Guy Survives Getting Mauled by Bear, Shot by Friend

    10/16/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | 10-14-14 | Matt Cantro
    Newser) – A hunter in British Columbia was being attacked by a grizzly bear when his hunting partner came to his rescue—only to accidentally shoot him. Despite the really bad day, it seems his injuries aren't life-threatening, the National Post reports. The 56-year-old, whose name is given as Wilf Lloyd by CTV, was hunting Sunday morning when the bear attacked, prompting his hunting partner to shoot; the partner did eventually kill the animal, though not without hitting Lloyd first.
  • Cat Logic (educating us silly humans)

    10/14/2014 8:14:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Very funny examples of cats and their logic regarding pet toys, water dishes, owners, etc.
  • What it's like to Work with Cats!

    10/14/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    What it's like to Work with Cats!
  • Fisherman 'flummoxed' by 'mutant' sea creature

    10/14/2014 12:42:46 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 53 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Oct. 14, 2014
    Singapore, - A Singapore fisherman is trying to identify an unusual sea creature he reeled in with up to 100 tentacle-like appendages. Ong Han Boon, 54, said he caught the strange creature while fishing for lunch recently on the island of Sentosa and he was "completely flummoxed" by the animal he found on the other end of his line. "I've had quite a few odd things from come out of the ocean but I have never seen anything like this before in my life. It had all these arms waving around," Boon told The Mirror. He said the creature had...
  • Orkin Names Chicago ‘Rattiest City In America’

    10/13/2014 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    cbs chicago ^ | 10-13-2014
    Chicago is the rattiest city in America, according to pest control company Orkin. The company released a top 20 list with Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and New York City trailing Chicago. “Each city on this list is a major urban area that provides ideal conditions for rats and mice to thrive,” said entomologist and Orkin Technical Services Director Ron Harrison, Ph.D. in the release. The list was based soley on the number of treatments performed by Orkin in the past year. Orkin estimates rats and mice invade 21 million American homes each year and one-third of Americans saw a rodent...
  • Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

    10/13/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 10.13.2014 | AP via Yahoo!
    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.
  • Four deer make wrong decision - Leap over highway bridge to their deaths

    Athens County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Sedwick had never seen anything like it. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, as he was leaving Athens to head toward Albany to patrol, Sedwick spotted four deer carcasses lying in the middle of the highway exit lane. The bizarre site was on the exit for Ohio Rt. 682 off of Rt. 32/50/33, the main highway through Athens. "I caught something in the corner of my eye as I drove by and it looked like there was something laying in the middle of the road," he said Friday. "So I stopped and backed up - I...
  • Dog seizures?

    10/12/2014 7:29:40 PM PDT · by CovenBuster · 80 replies
    My dog Jazz recently had 3 seizures. They were about 1 to 2 weeks apart, and each time they occurred at the same time each morning (4:50 a.m.). They were brief in duration, lasting only about a minute or two (although it seemed like an eternity). Each time she lost control of her bladder. Afterward, she seemed dazed and bewildered for a few minutes, then she bounced back as if nothing had happened. She's diabetic, but any connection with the diabetes has been ruled out by the vet. I know there are dogs who live with seizures, and this may...
  • WATCH: Hawk Takes Out Quadcopter Drone, Reclaims the Sky

    10/11/2014 3:05:52 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 5 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Mike Flacy, Digital Trends
    Filmed over Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently, a large hawk gave Amazon a reason to rethink the company’s Prime Air drone delivery initiative. YouTube user and software developer Christopher Schmidt has been taking his Phantom FC40 quadcopter drone out into public areas to fly it around the skies a couple times each week. To capture 1080p video during his weekly flights, Schmidt uses a GoPro Hero 3+ Black attached to his quadcopter drone. However, a large hawk took offense to the quadcopter drone loudly buzzing in the same airspace. The GoPro camera captured the hawk swooping in from...
  • Surveillance video captures mountain lion on CA homeowner's car

    10/11/2014 7:07:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    abc 13 ^ | October 08, 2014 | Alan Wang
    SAN JOSE, CA -- A San Jose homeowner captured a mountain lion in front of his home with a surveillance camera Tuesday morning. After the motion detector alarm on his surveillance camera went off, David Tang reviewed his video and saw the animal standing on his car. "People walk around here at night time and walk with their dogs, so it's dangerous for the people if they don't know," Tang said. ... That's a big cat
  • Mango The Rescue Cat Has Adopted Two Baby Rabbits..

    10/10/2014 6:46:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Mango is a make cat with a long history of caring for babies. However, the latest pair he has adopted is very unusual and definitely much different from the feline’s previous charges — they are rabbits!
  • Thousands of venomous spiders force family to abandon their $450K suburban St. Louis home

    10/10/2014 10:46:03 AM PDT · by dware · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.10.2014 | AP via Fox News
    WELDON SPRING, Mo. – Thousands of venomous brown recluse spiders forced a suburban St. Louis family from their nearly half-million-dollar home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/ZToLma ) reports Brian and Susan Trost bought the Weldon Spring home in 2007 for $450,000 and discovered the spiders soon after moving in. Susan Trost says the spiders were everywhere, including one she had to dodge as it fell from the ceiling and washed down the drain as she was showering.
  • PHOTOS: Hunter Rescues 20 Abandoned Puppies

    10/09/2014 3:57:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    A hunter last week rescued 20 abandoned puppies found in boxes and left for dead.
  • Putin's Rare Tiger In Danger After Defecting (to China)

    10/09/2014 12:23:25 PM PDT · by traumer · 14 replies
    A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin earlier this year appears to have defected across the border into China. State media said the tiger, named Kuzia, had swum across the Amur River, most probably in search of food. Kuzia was one of three endangered tigers released under the president's supervision in a remote part of eastern Siberia in May. The tiger's tracking device picked him up close to China's Taipinggou nature reserve in northeastern Heilonjiang province, according to the official Xinhua news agency.
  • Rescued Dog Saves Sleeping Family From Fire

    10/08/2014 2:12:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | 10/7/14 | John Fischer
    The dog, Teddy, usually stayed downstairs, but the pooch went upstairs at 2:30 a.m. Monday and woke up Kelly Sewert in her Livonia, N.Y., home. Realizing that something was wrong if Teddy was upstairs, she smelled smoke and woke her fiance, William Vanzandt who ran downstairs to find the living room ceiling engulfed in flames. The two grabbed their two boys and the dog and ran outside the house.
  • Spanish health officials obtain order to kill Ebola nurse's dog

    10/08/2014 1:24:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The husband of the Spanish nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is denouncing health officials who told him their dog would have to be killed as a precaution. In a letter posted to posted to Facebook by Villa Pepa Protective Association, an animal rights group, Javier Limon Romero, the husband of the infected nurse, Teresa Romeo, says an official with the Madrid health department told him "that they have to sacrifice my dog." "I was asked to give them my consent, but I obviously refused," Javier wrote. "He said he was going to ask for a court order to forcibly...
  • For lobster divers, a thrilling hunt can become a deadly catch

    10/07/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 6, 2014 | Megan Nicolai
    ... The lobster season opened Sept. 27, and over the next six days at least five divers died in the ocean off Southern California. Four of the five died while hunting lobster, and the deaths served as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with a sport sometimes known as “bug hunting.” ...
  • Construction worker has his thumb bitten off after putting hand inside tiger cage (Floriduh)

    10/07/2014 8:14:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6 October 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    The owner of the facility, Mario Tabraue, has an up-to-date permit to keep wild animals in captivity. The big cat that mauled the worker remained secure in his cage during the incident. ‘He approached the cage and put his hand in, and the tiger bit his thumb off,’ property manager Whitney Burbank told WESH-TV. ‘There are signs on the cage that say, “Do not approach the cage."’ Happened at Zoological Wildlife Foundation west of Jupiter, Florida Privately owned zoo is home to at least nine big cats, four tigers; visitors are allowed to interact with the animals The habitat was...
  • Whaler makes history as Barrow's first known woman to take a whale

    10/06/2014 11:40:07 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Jillian Rogers
    Bernadette Adams became the first known woman in Barrow history to harpoon a whale, when she struck the bowhead pictured here 20 miles offshore from the Arctic community. Bernadette Adams remembers pitching fits as a young girl out on the sea ice wanting desperately to go out whaling with her father. With no brothers, her hunting career started at a young age. And last week, she made local history as the first woman in the community to harpoon a bowhead. Usually women don’t go out in boats with the whaling crews. And while community members in Barrow are touting her...
  • Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high

    10/06/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday. Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years. Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strålevern), said: “This year is extreme.” In September, 8200 becquerel per kilo of the radioactive substance Caesium-137 was measured in reindeer from Våga reinlag AS, in Jotunheimen, central Norway. In comparison, the highest amount at the same place...
  • Goats Revenge

    10/04/2014 7:37:14 PM PDT · by spokeshave · 12 replies
    The Goats Revenge