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  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 3 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • 10 Cats Who Love Easter Peeps!

    04/16/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Gefn · 15 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 4/16/2014 | I Can Has Cheezeburger
    While we enjoy the marshmallow variety, these kitties enjoy the real thing. Enjoy!
  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • This Billboard for Rabbit Pizza Is Made from Dead Rabbits

    04/15/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15 | Olivia B. Waxman
    In the walk-up to Easter this weekend, New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza, known for its saucy marketing campaigns, has put up a billboard that has stirred controversy among animal rights activists because it is covered in rabbit pelts. Boasting the tagline “Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard,” the sign advertises a new pie with “smoked wild NZ rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot & horopito relish, cream cheese, rosemary & garnished with fresh spring onions.”
  • 5 Signs Your Cat is a Rabbit

    04/14/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Cole The Black Cat
    5 Signs Your Cat is a Rabbit
  • Saudi to Bring Up Baby Wolf That Killed His Sheep

    04/14/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Caught cub after chasing the predator and its mother By StaffA Saudi farmer who captured a baby wolf after a chase on foot said he would look after it and bring it up although he had killed many of his sheep. Abdul Karim Al Mutairi said he caught the wolf after chasing the predator and its mother through the wilderness in the western town of Madinah. “I ran after them and captured the little wolf but his mother managed to escape. I will bring it up,” he told Sabq newspaper.
  • Check Out These Very Bad Cats

    04/13/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    For all you cat lovers, this is for you. I'm sure you have your own bad cat stories to tell.
  • Cat Puts Kibosh on Guitar Solo

    04/13/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Van Kitteh
    Abyssinian decides it's time for pats, not solos, and then gets kind of snippy about it.
  • My Cats Hanging Out With The Eagles

    During the summer these same two eagles hang out on the porch about every day like it is their own private perch. Video in Unalaska, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands by Pam Aus.
  • 57 Gorgeous Cats With Heterochromia Iridum [photo gallery]

    04/13/2014 12:37:51 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2012 | Summer Anne Burton
    These cats have eyes that are each a different color, a condition commonly referred to as “odd-eyed,” or, scientifically, “Heterochromia Iridum.” These special kitties may be odd, but they’re also some of the most beautiful and magical-looking creatures on the planet.
  • Five Baby Goats: Rare Goat Quintuplets Born at Oregon Farm

    04/12/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KPTV ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Paul Craig
    A local dairy farm has welcomed a rarity with five new additions. Mama goat Vanilla, at Fairview Farm Goat Dairy in Dallas, gave birth to quintuplets earlier this month. Five baby goats in one birth doesn't happen every day. In fact, the farm's owners said it only happens in about one of every 10,000 goat births. They have had quadruplets born in the past at Fairview, but this was the first set of quintuplets. All five baby goats already have names. They are: Janice, Charlene, Karle, Brian and Jim. "Cuties all five, and destined to more dairy goat fame in...
  • ‘The lord of all horses’: Much-loved Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax dies

    04/12/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | Friday 11 Apr 2014 8:58 am
    Gandalf’s horse Shadowfax from the Lord of the Rings films has died. The famous horse, called Blanco, had been ill for some time and owner Cynthia Royal made the decision to have him put down.
  • ‘The lord of all horses’: Much-loved Lord of the Rings horse Shadowfax dies

    04/11/2014 8:42:40 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 10 replies
    METRO (UK) ^ | April 11, 2014
    Gandalf’s horse Shadowfax from the Lord of the Rings films has died.The famous horse, called Blanco, had been ill for some time and owner Cynthia Royal made the decision to have him put down.In a statement posted to theonering.net, Royal explains that Blanco had suffered from ‘serious issues with his intestinal tract and liver.’She was present when he was euthanized in his stable.‘Although my heart was breaking,’ she explains, ‘as my final gift to him, I stayed strong, balanced and focused, gently repeating “Relax Blanco. Let go. Walk into the light. Relax and let go” as the Blanco I’ve known...
  • These cats dyed and groomed to resemble lions and tigers look pretty livid [w/pix]

    04/10/2014 10:16:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | Martha de Lacey
    Let sleeping dogs lie, they say. But perhaps they should also have said something about not painting cats to look like flowerbeds. And they should have said it really loudly while in New Jersey, where the world’s largest (and most bonkers) pet-grooming summit has just taken place. Some 2,000 moggies entered Intergroom, in which they were transformed into exotic creations including lions, tigers, birds and, er, wild flowers. And they do not look very happy about it.
  • Crocodile Caught Wandering Around California Mall

    04/10/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Crocodile caught wandering around California mall ROSEVILLE, CA — Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall. California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo. Police say the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who didn't want it anymore. The animal had grown to 4-feet long, and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape. There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and...
  • Anakin & Mika Bunny Kicks & Ball Fun, Two Legged Cat

    04/10/2014 3:53:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Anakin and Mika love playing with, kicking & licking Tennis Balls. Mika does these cute little "Half Bunny Kicks" while playing with the ball. Anakin does the funniest little booty twitching "Invisible Bunny Kicks". Like if he had back legs he's be kickin' the crap out of that ball!
  • Drug may help feline fans with allergies own cats [w/video]

    04/10/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    KOAT TV [Albuquerque] ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Anna Velasquez
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A breakthrough study on cat allergies is being conducted in Albuquerque. -snip- Tolber is studying a product which calms down allergic reactions by allowing the immune system to be more tolerant to the cat allergen. Plus the shots are far less frequent than traditional shot treatments. “There (are) four different injections as opposed to the usual build-up which takes 40 to 50 injections and then has to be maintained for several years,” said Tolber. The product, called Catpad, is not yet FDA-approved, but it has been studied before. Now, more research is going on to test its safety...
  • Man-eating, one-ton crocodile caught in Uganda

    04/10/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Chumley
    The giant reptile — which at 2,204 pounds is only 103 pounds shy of the world record — is blamed for eating four people in the Lake Victoria region.
  • A Dog Ran Alongside a Metro-North Train From the Bronx to Manhattan and Didn’t Die

    04/09/2014 2:16:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/9 | Caroline Bankoff
    On Tuesday morning, a very energetic dog decided to follow a Metro-North train as it left the Bronx's Mott Haven Junction en route to Grand Central Station. Running on a parallel track, she stuck with the commuters all the way to Manhattan. This could have ended badly but, luckily, the train's engineer, Joseph Delia, turned out to be a dog person — or, at least, a person who didn't want to see an animal die gruesomely on the tracks. Delia told the New York Post that, at one point, the dog "got past the lead car while the train was...
  • Sheep Born With Human Face in Saudi: Owner

    04/09/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    It died just a few hours after its birthAn ewe sheep in Saudi Arabia gave birth to a sheep with a human face but it died just a few hours after its birth, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The ewe had given birth to the bizarre baby sheep at a farm in the southern town of Samita after a nine-month pregnancy although such animals normally have average pregnancy period of five months, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. “I was very surprised when this sheep remained pregnant for nine months as humans,” its owner Abu Abdullah said. “I was shocked...
  • Anyone Recognize This Cat? It Could Be Fifi Reincarnated.

    04/09/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 26 replies
    4/9/14
    Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a die hard Evangelical Christian. I believe that when a Christian dies, they go to be with the Lord. Paul said it so eloquently in his second epistle to the Corinthians. 8:5, "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." So, I do not believe in reincarnation. However, if ever there were a moment one might question the theory of reincarnation, this may be one.
  • Breeder involved in mating that produced killer Houma 'pit bull' denies wrongdoing

    04/09/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | April 09, 2014 | Robert McClendon
    The breeder whose dog sired Niko, the 130-pound dog who killed a 4-year-old Houma girl in March, says his animal is being wrongly blamed. "I know everyone is blaming Kimbo, and I don't think it's right," said Gustavo Castro, a California man, in a conversation via Facebook messenger. Kimbo, famous in the world of XL American bully breeding, was Niko's father. After Niko's attack, several other owners of Kimbo's progeny said in online forums that their dogs were also unstable. One man, Zach Dank, said his Kimbo son attacked him, breaking his forearm and tearing through the muscle. He said...
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • Reindeer Herd Crossing the Frozen Mackenzie River (3,000 critters)

    04/07/2014 5:23:47 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/6/14 | Jackie Challis
    Massive herd crossing the Mackenzie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXozlbIEnc
  • Monday Snuggles.. (kittah and pitbull)

    04/07/2014 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Monday Snuggles.. (kittah and pitbull)
  • Sierra Vista K-9 now wearing vests

    04/07/2014 3:51:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tina Moore, Public Information Officer, City of Sierra Vista
    Mark.Levy@svherald.com Sierra Vista Police Department Corp. Mike Mitchell stands with his Belgium Malinois “Bones” during Thursday’s brief ceremony at the station. Bones’s new protective vest was made possible by a donation from a Tucson resident. SIERRA VISTA — Sierra Vista K-9 Officers Bones and Izzy will be outfitted with life saving bullet- and stab-proof vests, complete with their own department patch, thanks to Tucson-based Protect Police K-9 (PPK-9) and a generous, anonymous Sierra Vista donor. “Police dogs are working officers, just like their two-legged counterparts,” says Lawrence Boutte, Sierra Vista lieutenant. “They are trained to ‘serve and protect’ and...
  • Iguanas Invade Cape Coral, Florida Neighborhood: Reptiles Dig Seawalls Causing Safety Concern

    04/06/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/1
    Iguanas invade Cape Coral, Florida neighborhood: Reptiles dig seawalls causing safety concernSome residents in Southwest Florida are worried about an iguana invasion in their neighborhood. They say the creatures are digging up holes behind their seawalls -- a major safety concern for some homeowners. Now, some residents are going to great lengths to try and get them out of the neighborhood. "We're really scared," said resident Judy Ross. The reason for Ross' fear? "I'm getting a little bit afraid of the large ones like this one that must five, they're measured from head to tail, he must be five feet...
  • Happy Birthday Grumpy Cat! Friskies To Throw Big Party For Internet Sensation In NYC

    04/05/2014 1:14:36 PM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 4, 2014
    NEW YORK (WLNY) – One of the biggest Internet sensations of all time, Grumpy Cat, stopped by The Couch on Friday to celebrate her second birthday. Friskies Party Mix is throwing a big party for Grumpy Cat in the city on April 29, Grumpy Cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen, said. Fans can enter for a chance to attend the party by taking an Instagram of themselves with their own cat while sporting their best grumpy face. The picture must be posted with the hashtag #1MMGrumpyFrowns before April 9. Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, rose to fame after Tabatha’s...
  • Bush reveals stories behind paintings of world leaders: Putin ‘dissed’ Barney

    04/05/2014 1:16:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    “As you know, our dear dog Barney, who had a special place in my heart — Putin dissed him and said, ‘You really call that a dog?’’’ Bush said.
  • Department Of Health Closes Dominique Ansel Bakery, Ansel Aims to Reopen Monday

    04/04/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Here's some terrible news to end the week: After a customer at Dominique Ansel Bakery posted a YouTube video yesterday featuring a mouse scurrying across the floor, guess who showed up this morning? According to a rep for the bakery, the Department of Health arrived this morning with four inspectors and promptly shuttered the business. So, what are cronut-seekers to do? The rep says the bakery must now exterminate and re-cement the bakery's basement, then they have to await re-inspection. The goal is to be open by mid-day Monday but, as always, it's largely dependent on when the DOH will...
  • 25 Year Old Phoebe Could Be World’s Oldest Living Cat

    04/04/2014 3:40:04 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    When Phoebe’s human rescued her, she wasn’t expected to live for long because of her poor health, but Caroline took her in anyway along with her brother. Phoebe has way outlived what people expected of her. She will celebrate her 25th birthday next August, is in the process of being titled the world’s oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of Records.
  • Pet bobcat loose in Ocean County, report says

    04/04/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014
    An Ocean County resident's 3-year-old pet bobcat has been missing since March 25, leaving neighbors on edge. Virginia Fine told NBC 10 Philadelphia her "sweet" and "super affectionate" 38-pound domesticated bobcat, Rocky, escaped through her home’s back door while playing with her dog. Rocky is up-to-date on all his shots and declawed, she told the news station. She also said he "has no aggression at all." But residents who live near her home in Stafford Township are still on edge.
  • Dog Saved Owner's Life By Detecting Breast Cancer That Mammogram Missed (Video)

    04/04/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Thu, April 03, 2014 | Allison Geller
    When Maureen Burns’ 9-year-old dog, Max, started to act strangely, she worried that her beloved pet was sick. Turns out that Burns herself was ill—and Max knew it. In a video shared by BBC Earth, Burns describes the “odd signs” that Max started to exhibit. "The odd signs were when he would come up and touch my breast with his nose, and back off so desperately unhappy with such a sad look in his eyes," Burns said in the video. It turns out that Burns had a lump in her breast, undetected by her last mammogram. She then decided to...
  • Little Dog's Scream is Worse than His Bite

    04/03/2014 1:00:15 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 12 replies
    A Shih Tzu dog named Cody screams out loud when his name is called.
  • Lessons in cuddling: Pit bulls and tabby cat show us how it's done [photos]

    04/03/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    MNN ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | Jaymi Heimbuch
    Sabrina Paige has just about the cutest trio of pets on Instagram, and her avid followers are proof that we all love a good cuddle session among dogs and cats. Located in Washington, D.C, Paige picked up photography as a hobby as she volunteered to photograph adoptable pets at a local animal shelter when she lived in New York City. She received positive and encouraging feedback about her images, and so got more serious about photography. And who better to be models than her adorable brindle dog Skyler, her tabby cat Willie Nelson, and the beautiful grey pit bull Blue....
  • 'We gave our sofa to a charity shop - with our missing CAT hiding in it'

    04/02/2014 11:00:22 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 2 April 2014 | Lizzie Parry
    He disappeared for five days embarking on a 17-mile trip, leaving his owners distraught. When Crockett the cat went missing Pauline and Bill Lowe desperately hoped he would return to their Essex home. But the couple, both 66, never imagined just what their treasured pet had been up to. For the adventurous grey tabby had indulged in a little sofa surfing, getting trapped inside an old three-seater destined for the charity shop.
  • The Cutest Moments With adopted Kitten Nikita [video]

    04/02/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
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  • Animals leaving Yellowstone Park

    04/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 167 replies
    KPLR11 ^ | staff
    WYOMING – An animal exodus at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has residents and tourist wondering if they know something they don’t. Bison and many other animals are leaving Yellowstone in droves, and its prompting theories that minor earthquakes in the area could soon set off the Yellowstone Super Volcano. A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and the more earthquakes hit an area, the more chances a volcano may be activated from its dormant state
  • Police Recover Deaf Puppy Stolen During Burglary

    04/02/2014 6:51:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Wahington ^ | Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
    Officers arrested two men they say tried to sell the puppy back to his owners. The 13-week-old pit bull puppy named Thor was taken along with electronics during a burglary March 13, police said. Authorities say two men made arrangements with one owner to sell Thor back and agreed to meet in a parking lot at White Marsh Mall. Police say detectives met the men this week, recovered Thor and arrested the men. Thirty-seven-year-old Mark Tyrone Gibson and 33-year-old William Terrell Hudson, both of Baltimore, were charged with burglary and theft.
  • Pit bulls attack 3 before being shot [ San Diego ]

    04/02/2014 5:41:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | .April 1, 2014 | Pauline Repard
    Three rampaging pit bulls attacked three Bay Terraces residents and sent them scrambling for safety Tuesday morning before a San Diego police officer shot the dogs. ... A 78-year-old retired Navy chief was bitten first, when he went outside to get his newspaper. The animals then charged a woman and bit her ankle before she could scale a neighbor’s 4-foot fence. Then the dogs turned on 19-year-old Michael Ward, who stepped out of his Petal Drive house to find out why a woman was yelling. “She was trying to get away from three large pit bulls,” Ward said. “Then they...
  • Fears of Volcanic Eruption as Bison Seen Fleeing Yellowstone Park (Video)

    04/02/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A number of bloggers are posting video of animals fleeing the Yellowstone Park this week. Some believe this may be a sign of an imminent volcano eruption. [video] The Epoch Times reported: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed...
  • Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

    04/02/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | n/a | n/a
    Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides. The people posing in these photos represent bands with names that are anything but cuddly – Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Skeletonwitch and Lightning Swords Of Death. But despite these fearsome band names and their black leather, spikes, tattoos and muscles, it’s clear...
  • Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Fleeing Park As ‘An Alert’?

    04/01/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Z. Stieber
    A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason. “Whether I believe this, or whether I don’t believe the story or not, I don’t know. I can...
  • A Husky Grooming a Cat ..... and then there's the Pomeranian

    04/01/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Oh dear Lord .....
  • Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door

    04/01/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 01, 2014 | James Nye
    Police in Texas have said they believe that an 85-year-old died about a savage attack by two pit-bulls inside her own home on Monday. Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son lying in the living room of her home in Kaufman along with two 'very large and aggressive' dogs. Authorities said that her son had been keeping the dogs in a bedroom in the house for several months and they appear to have broken through the door and attacked Hamilton. However, police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death as neighbors revealed the dogs have a...
  • Lucky owl snags rabbit for lunch

  • Australia's Dingo Is a Unique Species, Study Shows

    04/01/2014 2:42:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 1, 2014 | Pauline Askin
    Australia's dingo is a unique species, not a kind of wild dog as previously believed, according to a new study that definitively classifies the country's largest land predator. The research by Australian scientists, published in the Journal of Zoology, resurrected the species name "Canis dingo", first adopted in 1793 by Friedrich Meyer, a German naturalist. "What we've done is describe the dingo more scientifically," Mike Letnic from the University of New South Wales told Reuters.