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  • Should I adopt a cat with feline leukemia

    09/26/2016 6:26:30 AM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 54 replies
    9/26/16 | Me
    I recently lost my cat and have been thinking of getting another one. My niece, who is a vet, works with a cat rescue group that has a one year old female kitty with feline leukemia that they have been trying to find a home for and are even willing to waive the adoption fee in order to place her. So my question is directed to anyone here who has ever had a cat with feline leukemia. How long did your cat live with the disease, how was its quality of life, did you have to administer medication on a...
  • WATCH: Python Dies After Swallowing Nilgai

    09/25/2016 1:42:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Indian Express ^ | September 23, 2016
    Pythons swallow their prey whole, and take several days or even weeks to fully digest it.Biting off more than it could chew cost a 20-foot python its life in Junagadh district. The python died yesterday after swallowing a blue bull (‘nilgai’) at Baliavad village near Gir wildlife sanctuary, a Gujarat forest department official said. Villagers found the python lying on the road, its belly distended beyond normal capacity, and apparently struggling to digest the animal it had swallowed. “Forest officials were informed and they rushed to the site to ascertain its condition,” Deputy Conservator of Forest R Senthilkumaran said today....
  • Charlotte North Carolina protestor say White Lives Don't Matter (Video)

    09/24/2016 4:27:17 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-24-2016 | lord Yeshanya
    While being interviewed by a FoxNews29 reporter, a protester in Charlotte repeats over and over again that White folk are barbaric and White lives don't matter. Thank you George Soros.
  • 15+ Pics That Prove Cats Can Sleep Purrretty Much Anywhere

    09/24/2016 4:07:29 PM PDT · by Twotone · 44 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | Unknown | ​ Šarūnė Mac
    Cats need between 12 and 16 hours of sleep per day, so with all that practice it's no great mystery why cats are experts in the sleep department. Take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda for example. As you can see, there is literally no place and no position in which a cat cannot sleep. Sink? No problem. Shoe? You got it. In a box? Bring it on! In a wine glass? Sure!
  • Viking cats: Travelling the high seas helped felines conquer the world

    09/24/2016 3:23:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    A study into ancient feline DNA found the emergence of agriculture and boat travel were catalysts — pun intended — for the domestication and proliferation of house cats. The researchers even found evidence of one specific lineage at an ancient Viking site. The large-scale study, which was presented at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology at Oxford University and reported by the journal Nature, was the first of its kind. Thanks to a 9,500-year-old human burial from Cyprus that also contained the remains of a cat, we know that some form of relationship between cats and humans stretches back at...
  • Man records rattlesnakes fighting for dominance on his patio

    09/24/2016 4:16:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 74 replies
    ABC15 ^ | September 22, 2016 | Joe Bartels
    RIO VERDE, AZ - It was an epic battle between two rattlesnakes and it was all caught on camera. The wrestling match went down Wednesday night, in the backyard of a home near Dynamite and Pima. Bryan Detwiler says his patio became a ring-side seat.
  • How the West wasn't white: Building a diverse 'Magnificent 7'

    09/23/2016 8:11:16 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 108 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 9-23-2016 | Josh Rottenberg
    “The western constantly changes depending on where we are as a society,” Fuqua explained. “What I wanted to do was bring it up to date and show people it’s an exciting genre. It represents who we are, what the promise of the United States is supposed to be.” The 1960 “Magnificent Seven” — itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic “Seven Samurai” — had featured white actors in even some of the non-Caucasian roles, with Eli Wallach playing the bandit leader Calvera and Horst Buchholz as a young Mexican gunslinger named Chico. In Fuqua’s remake, by contrast, four of...
  • The Media’s Female African Chess ‘Prodigy’ Is Actually Nothing Of The Sort (New Disney Movie)

    09/23/2016 7:33:59 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 59 replies
    Dailt Caller ^ | 9-22-2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Her actual performance in the chess world shows these to be puff pieces with very little attention paid to empirical fact. Mutesi has no doubt achieved something as a young Ugandan girl living in poverty, to capture the attention of the world, but that something she accomplished is not being good at chess. She achieved her highest chess rating in 2012, a 1686, as listed by FIDE. As of September 2016, her rating has dropped to 1622. FIDE lists that from the 40th Olympiad in 2012, to April 2016, she played a grand total of 39 matches and never scored...
  • Ig Nobel Win for Alpine 'Goat Man'

    09/23/2016 2:50:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 September 2016 | Jonathan Amos
    A British man who lived in the Alps as a goat for three days has won one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes. Tom Thwaites had special prostheses made so he could walk like an animal. The spoof awards, which are not quite as famous as the real Nobels, were handed out during their annual ceremony at Harvard University, US. Other studies honoured during the event examined the personalities of rocks, and how the world looks when you bend over and view it through your legs On the surface, all the celebrated research sounds a bit daft, but a lot...
  • French Bulldog Vocalizes 'Love' For His 'Mom' in Canada

    09/23/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A French bulldog in Canada showed off an unusual trick -- using his voice to express "love" for his "mom." A video posted to YouTube by user Mr. Marcel shows Marcel the French bulldog firing off a series of vocalizations that sound like he's saying, "Mom, mom, I love you!" "When Mr. Marcel the French Bulldog is done with work he starts talking -- this time he confesses his love for his mom -- and you bet she came back!" the video's description reads. Samantha Clipperton, Marcel's "Momager" told CTV News Marcel's online popularity is turning into a profitable show...
  • Video: Underwater Glock-Fishing For Lionfish

    09/23/2016 1:11:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/22/16
    Lionfish are an invasive species doing a lot of harm to underwater ecosystems. They’re basically the feral pigs of oceans reefs. This underwater Glock-fishing video was originally made to see if this group of guys could shoot a Glock underwater, and once they realized it was possible, it developed into much more. With no known predator, the lionfish has been eradicating baitfish all across the ocean. These guys do their part in slowing the lionfish devastation by bringing their Glocks underwater with them and firing away. The guns had to have a few modifications done to them, and then they...
  • Child Brings Dead Squirrel to School in his Backpack, Tells Principal it’s for Dumplings

    09/23/2016 1:03:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 9/23/16
    A principal of an Oklahoma City elementary school had to make one of the weirdest phone calls to a parent, when a little boy was found keeping a dead squirrel in his backpack. The little boy’s reasoning was priceless. A photo of the late rodent was posted on Ladye Hobson’s Facebook and explained the awkward phone call she received from the principal of Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City. Ladye Hobson told Fox 25 that her husband often jokes about making squirrel dumplings, and the little boy, Brylan, thought he would bring home dinner for the family. It’s probably safe to...
  • Son of China's Richest Man Buys Eight iPhone 7s for His Dog

    09/23/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    The 28-year-old only son of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin who is worth £23 billion, has just set the internet on fire after he bought his dog, Coco – an Alaskan Malamute, eight iPhone 7 handsets. According to a Dailymail, pictures emerged on China’s social media showing the lucky canine posing next to a stack of eight boxes believed to contain a £800 phone in each which its eccentric owner, Wang Sicong, who was educated at Winchester College in UK bought for her. The new photos were uploaded by Wang Sicong who is already worth £430 million to the dog’s...
  • Man, Oklahoma Deputy Seek Shelter on Cruiser After Being Chased by Pit Bulls

    09/23/2016 11:06:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    The owner of two dogs has been cited after the pets caused a ruckus near a Canadian County school last week. According to the El Reno Tribune, Canadian County Deputy Storm Barrett jumped into action when he saw a man running and screaming while being chased by two pit bulls. The Tribune’s Ray Dyer says the man was running backwards and was trying to keep the dogs away with a jacket. At that point, Barrett parked his patrol car and Barrett and the man jumped on the hood of the cruiser to avoid the dogs. Barrett says when the dogs...
  • Spunky, the husky dog, is dying but gets to play in the snow one last time

    09/23/2016 9:00:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | wowk
    When you think of huskies, you probably picture cold weather… dog sledding… and romping in snow drifts, right? That’s why, for one husky owner, it meant the world to be able to give her beloved pet, Spunky, the experience of snow one last time. Ashley Niels first met Spunky in 2004, when she was 19 years old and still in college. In her free time, Niels volunteered at an animal shelter in northern Wisconsin. One day, they asked her to pitch in by swinging by the pound and selecting a dog to bring to an adoption event. “At first I...
  • Four-legged heroes in service to man and country!

    09/23/2016 8:44:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 24 replies
    For those who often like their dogs more than people ... These photos show why ...
  • Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry: if Trump gets elected 'it's going to be Mad Max'

    09/22/2016 9:09:43 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 71 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9-20-2016 | Lanre Bakare
    “You can put Trump in the White House, but you need to prepare for a revolt because I’m going nuts,” says Henry, as he waits for his English breakfast – a deconstructed version including black pudding – to arrive. “It’s going to be Escape From New York in here and you might as well call me Kurt Russell because I’m going to be f****** people up. It’s going to be Mad Max.” The definitive guide to fall TV Read more From the coldly seething anger to the apocalyptic references, Henry’s takedown of the Republican presidential candidate and his possibly cataclysmic...
  • [GRAPHIC VIDEO] Girl, 15 Brutally Attacked By Vicious All Girl Gang (Desperately Random)

    09/22/2016 8:45:45 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 20 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 9-20-2016 | Steven Ahle
    An all girl gang lured a girl identified only as Michelle, for fear of retribution, into an alley and allegedly asked her to join them in beating up another girl. When Michelle refused, the gang thought she was setting them up and knocked her to the ground and beat on her, kicking her and filming the beatdown, which they later uploaded onto Snapchat.
  • 5 years after being stolen, therapy dog is coming home to her owner

    09/22/2016 6:57:29 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 22, 2016 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Colorado woman with special needs will be reunited with her therapy dog after the animal turned up five years later in Missouri — more than 850 miles away, she told The Post. Kalli Mahaffey, 25, of Pueblo, Colo., said she thought her time with Missy the St. Bernard was over when the animal disappeared from her front yard shortly after she adopted her in 2011.
  • Chupacabra to Serve as 'Ambassador Animal' for Oregon Zoo

    09/22/2016 1:27:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    ABC6 ^ | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH 2016
    Western Oregon is understandably eager for the public premiere of Nora the polar bear at the Oregon Zoo. But the hullabaloo made us wonder: What ever happened to Chupacabra? "Chupacabra is doing well," said Hova Najarian with the Oregon Zoo. "He's moved out of the vet center and is now at home in the off-exhibit Wildlife Live area. Eventually, he'll be one of our ambassador animals — visiting camps, classes and schools as part of the zoo's educational outreach. Although zoo visitors won't see him on a regular basis, we expect he'll be making plenty of public appearances in the...
  • Woman Totals Her Car When She Finds Spider on Rearview Mirror

    09/22/2016 5:53:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 Sep 2016
    An eight-legged passenger caused a rollover crash Wednesday in Portland, Oregon that totaled a car, according to local authorities. The driver lost control after a spider fell from the rearview mirror, causing her to panic and swerve off the road into a ditch, reported news station WSBT.
  • Come at me bro! The moment an angry CRAB grabs a knife in its claw and wields it menacingly

    09/22/2016 5:31:50 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 03:11 EST, 22 September 2016 | Ashleigh Davis
    A crab has being filmed in Brazil clutching a kitchen knife in its claw while scuttling along a tiled floor and waving the knife around aggressively (pictured)
  • Mass. High Court: Blacks Have Special Right To Run From Cops

    09/21/2016 7:58:27 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-21-2016 | Kevin Daley
    Black men may have a legitimate reason to flee Boston police during investigatory or “Terry” stops, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday. The court found that systemic racism in the Boston Police Department may be considered in conjunction with a suspect’s decision to flee from police during a stop. A Terry stop, named for the U.S. Supreme Court case which sanctioned the practice, refers to a brief detention and search of an individual due to reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct. In this case, a black male named Jimmy Warren was arrested in 2011
  • Can Puppies Fix Boredom? #PowerofPuppies

    09/21/2016 7:44:21 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies
    HELP FEED HUNGRY SHELTER PUPS! Share the #PowerofPuppies video http://bit.ly/pwrofppys For every video view, Puppy Chow will donate one pound of Puppy Chow Natural to Rescue Bank® (up to 500,000 pounds or until April 23, 2016)
  • Vets warn people against buying 'flat-faced' dogs

    09/21/2016 8:43:37 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 September 2016
    Vets are warning would-be dog owners to think twice before buying breeds with fashionably "flat-faced" features because of concerns over their welfare. Pugs, bulldogs, French bulldogs and shih-tzus have become sought-after in the UK, despite wide-ranging health problems. Their appeal is attributed to having "squashed" faces and wrinkled noses.
  • Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

    09/21/2016 5:53:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2016 | Patrick Sawer
    It is not a suggestion that is likely to go down well with millions of cat lovers. An American academic has recommended that all stray felines should be eradicated unless they can be found a home, because of the huge numbers of birds they kill. Not only that, but Dr Peter Marra, the director of the Smithsonian migratory bird centre in Washington, says all domestic cats should be kept indoors or on a lead to stop the “devastating impact” they have on wildlife.
  • Woman orders spare ribs from Chinese restaurant - but claims she actually received DOG PAWS

    09/20/2016 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 10:56, 20 Sep 2016 | By Kara O'Neill
    Ashley Jefferson posted a video of the meat on social media - claiming that the 'dog legs' still had claws in them A woman has claimed a Chinese takeaway restaurant served her a DOG PAW after she ordered spare ribs from the menu. Ashley Jefferson was eating at the China Palace in Havre de Grace, Maryland, when she believes she made the horrific discovery. Fighting the urge to throw up, Ashley then headed to the bathroom to record a Facebook video where she claimed the ribs had claws still attached. In the video, she said: "There's nails still in this......
  • Texans Fight Hog Infestation With Bombs, Choppers, Automatic Weapons

    09/20/2016 7:07:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 19, 2016 | Heat Street Staff and Free Media
    Guns, Helicopters, And Now… Explosives. Heat Street and our partners at Free Media recently took a trip down south to see how Texans are dealing with their feral pig problem. There are currently more than 6 million wild hogs on the loose in America – tearing up crops and infecting waterways. With $1.5 million in damages each year, Texans are free to use almost anything to eradicate the pigs, including blowing them up. The product of choice is Tannerite – a binary explosive you can pick up from your local outdoors store for $7.99 (single pack). Watch us hang out...
  • Central Florida Deputies Search For Owner of 600-Pound Hog Found Roaming Streets

    09/19/2016 8:56:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sep 19, 2016
    Deputies in Florida are searching for the owner of a 600-pound hog that was found roaming around. Local news organizations report that Alachua County deputies found the domestic hog Sunday after getting reports of the animal running at large. Deputies caught the hog using a rope and took it to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office Livestock Impound. The sheriff's office said in a news release that the 600-pound Hampshire hog appeared to be in good health. The animal will be put up for auction if its owner doesn't claim it. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact officials.
  • Police Find Stolen Puppy (Feel-Good Story of the Day!)

    09/19/2016 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    WMTV News 15 Wisconsin ^ | September 19, 2016 | WMTV Staff
    JANESVILLE, WI (WMTV) -- A puppy is back where he belongs after being stolen from a Janesville pet store over the weekend. Petland reported the theft Saturday, after a couple who was playing with an 11-week-old pug walked out of the store with it. But thanks to tips reported to the Janesville Police Department and old fashioned policing, officers were able to return the puppy back to the store Monday morning, an outcome the pet store owner is more than grateful for. "We're so glad to have you back here, we're going to take good care of you," Petland store...
  • 'Unstoppable' Dog Recovering After Overcoming Death Twice

    09/19/2016 11:50:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/19 | Robert Kovacik
    "She will give it her all. I don’t think she will stop until she gets there."Veterinarians are calling a terrier mix who was shot by her former owner in Riverside an "unstoppable miracle dog" after she was attacked by another dog earlier this week and overcame death once again. Back in June, 3-year-old Shayla and five other dogs were shot from behind by their now-former owner in Riverside. Shelter Hope Pet Shop, a Ventura County rescue group, picked up Shayla, and the road to recovery from a bullet to the hips began. "I love her," said Mary Emerick, who was...
  • Soldier’s Best Friend: Touching two lives at a time

    09/19/2016 7:06:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Kay Phillips
    Southern Arizona veterans suffering from combat-related injuries have a new resource. Soldier’s Best Friend provides service dogs for U.S. military combat veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or combat related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Peoria, Ariz.-based non-profit began in 2011 after a veterinarian noticed some of his clients’ dogs were instrumental in helping them cope with their own issues such as depression or uneasiness in public. The program partners with local rescue shelters to obtain the dogs and it is from assisting the veteran and saving the dog that the organization gets its motto “Touching 2 lives at...
  • Dying dog lives to see his person happily married

    09/18/2016 5:41:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 17 Sept 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    O’Connell and Garvin, both veterinarians, got married this September. And they wanted Charlie to be there But Charlie, who was 15 years old, had been diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. His condition had deteriorated. And it was clear Charlie wouldn’t live much longer. “But they really wanted him in the wedding, because that’s the bride’s — that’s like her soul dog.” “He may not have been able to do what he wanted to do, and his body was definitely failing him,” O’Connell said. “But he was happy to be there.”
  • These images show near-record low 2016 Arctic Sea ice

    09/18/2016 3:46:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | 17 September 2016
    Photo of the endangered penquins of the ... arctic?
  • The Cat Who Slaps Gators

    09/17/2016 7:50:22 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 13 replies
    Mugsy is fearless. This feline stares down gators and slaps them in the face for good measure. Cat make a gator turn tail and run away.
  • Harrowing footage shows motorists dodging kitten on busy Russian highway–until one man stops

    09/16/2016 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Jenny Stars
    A tiny kitten in Kaliningrad, Russia, tumbled out of an SUV on a busy roadway on Sept. 12. The kitty narrowly missed the wheels of another SUV as it somersaulted down the outside lane of Alexander Nevsky street, coming to a halt in the middle of the road.
  • Maid of Honor Carries Family's Dying Dog Down Aisle for Couple

    09/16/2016 1:35:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 16, 2016 | Nicole Pelletiere
    A maid of honor carried a bride's beloved dog down the aisle this month when the pup was too weak to meet her and the groom at the end.
  • Pandas aren't cute, they're death-loving oxygen-thieves. Let's just eat the idiot-bears

    09/15/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-15-2016 | James Kirkup
    panda cub What are you smiling about, you over-indulged waste of air? Let me get straight to the point. Pandas are pointless, wasteful and silly. They should die. Let’s look at the facts here. A lot of conservationists argue that pandas are the victims of man’s actions, that urbanisation and industrialisation is killing the precious bamboo they need to live. Eh? Bamboo? They are bears, but they eat leaves. Hello, excuse me? Panda bear. Bear. You know, large, aggressive carnivore. Big teeth, claws. Grrrr. You’re supposed to eat meat. What on earth is with the bamboo thing? A panda’s digestive...
  • Dolphins on Whales, and Other Animals Riding Animals

    09/15/2016 10:15:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 2, 2016 | Becky Little and Brian Clark Howard
    Remember “weaselpecker,” that hard-to-believe photo of a weasel riding a bird, Rescuers-style? Those types of animal interactions go viral because they seem rare to us. Yet the phenomena of species riding other species isn’t actually that unusual. In 2004 and 2006, researchers documented two instances of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) giving a lift to a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) near Hawaii... Here are some other instances of animal-on-animal action...
  • Day in Autumn (Florida)

    09/13/2016 3:21:26 PM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/13/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    A few of our memories, pets. The last pictorial, my wife, swinging on that back yard swing with the rooster R. I. Red, at her right side.
  • Autumn Brook Pets & Wildlife

    09/12/2016 4:03:59 PM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/12/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video, a little over 3 ½ minutes in length shows a few of our memories, autumn river, family, pets and a R.I. Red crowing rooster, (Yard Bird), wildlife and there sounds.
  • Deputy's family, 'superdog' recovering months after house fire

    09/12/2016 8:06:18 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Stephanie Allen
    Margo Feaser loaded the emaciated 1-year-old German Shepherd into the back of her patrol car late one night in December 2009 in hopes of finding him a new owner. The Seminole County sheriff's deputy found him while responding to a call about a dog scaring away customers from a gas station. He wasn't injured or aggressive, so Feaser took him home. She had no idea that Maxx, the wild, heartworm positive pup, would end up making her family his fur-ever home and one day save her family's life. "He definitely returned the favor and then some," she said. It has...
  • 47-Feet-Long Blue Whale Rescued After Being Washed Ashore in Maharashtra

    09/12/2016 5:25:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Badri Chatterjee
    A 47-feet-long blue whale, the largest mammal in the world, was rescued after it was beached near village Madban, close to Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Ratnagiri district on Sunday morning. Estimated to weigh around 20 tonnes, the whale was beached for over two days. Local fishermen spotted the mammal on Saturday evening and informed forest officers. On Sunday morning, two boats with 50 personnel carried out the rescue operation over eight hours by pulling the mammal into the sea with the help of ropes during high tide. “Four forest officials led the rescue operation along with local NGOs and...
  • Man Argues With Spitting Goat

    09/11/2016 2:57:28 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    The dude is actually interviewing the goat about the mayor of the island, the president, the councilmen, all about the government.
  • Face-to-face With A Black Rhino

    09/10/2016 2:27:20 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 24 replies
    Kim comes face-to-face with a black rhino and neither of them is budging. What do you do when you come face to face with a 2,000-pound black rhinoceros that appears intent on charging.
  • It's time to stop hugging your chickens

    09/10/2016 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | July, 2016 | Robin Shreeves
    If you’re an urban or suburban chicken farmer, there's a chance you may consider your egg-producing, feathered friends family. You may have even given your chickens names, and you certainly care about them deeply. But do you cuddle and kiss them? As of July 2016, there are 611 people in 45 states with salmonella poisoning from contact with backyard chickens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 138 people were hospitalized. “These outbreaks are expected to continue for the next several months since flock owners might be unaware of the risk of salmonella infection from...
  • Donkeys on the way to being therapy animals aren't horsing around (central PA)

    09/09/2016 5:13:50 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 14 replies
    The Daily Item / The Danville News ^ | September 9, 2016 | Karen Blackledge
    Juan, a miniature donkey, has passed his first test to make visits as a therapy animal. He underwent testing Friday in the Columbia County Extension Office. Young’s Funny Farm animals were also recertified during testing by Julie Cope of Leighow Veterinary Hospital of Danville. Three-year-old Juan was turned over to Funny Farm owners Neil and Vonnie Young last October. Also passing their tests again were Honeybun, 27; Ruby, 11; and Surprise, 5. Young’s farm, near Berwick, is the only farm in the United States using adopted wild donkeys from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse snd Burro Adoption Program....
  • Monkey Sees A Magic Trick

    09/08/2016 12:39:35 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 25 replies
    If you're a firm believer that babies pull off the best reactions, you might want to take a look at this video — and reconsider.
  • Foul Play Suspected As Cats Disappear In Arlington [TX]

    09/08/2016 1:59:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    DFW CBS LOCAL ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | By Gilma Avalos
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A dozen neighborhood cats have recently died or disappeared in downtown Arlington, and many business owners are turning to police for help because they suspect foul play. “These cats of Main Street had a home,” said Sarah Hughes, who works nearby. A long row of white crosses covers two streets along Main Street in Arlington. Each cross represents a feral cat that has either gone missing or has been found dead in recent weeks. Hughes stopped next to a cross with the word “missing” crossed out. It has been replaced with “R.I.P.” “This was one of our...
  • Elephant Calf Charging

    09/07/2016 9:06:41 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 20 replies
    Video shows a young elephant calf charging our vehicle and then very quickly realizing that this might not be such a good idea after all. Not only is he (she?) very cute but he also manages a small jump.