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  • No Murder Involved: Vancouver Crow Steals Knife From Crime Scene

    05/28/2016 6:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | May 26, 2016 | Wendy McLellan
    A well-known Vancouver bird is again in the news, as it moved a survival knife involved at a crime scene in Vancouver on May 25, 2016. Canuck the Crow, seen in this undated handout photo from the bird's Facebook page, is holding a kitchen knife. Canuck the crow flew the coop with a knife from a crime scene in Vancouver Tuesday. Vancouver police were dealing with a car fire in the McDonald’s parking lot at Hastings and Cassiar on Tuesday afternoon when they were confronted by a man armed with a knife. During the confrontation an officer shot the man,...
  • (Cincinnati) Zoo: Gorilla killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit; child hospitalized

    05/28/2016 4:42:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 112 replies
    WCPO ^ | 28 May 16 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI – A gorilla was killed after it dragged a 3-year-old boy that fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Saturday, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. The boy was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police and EMTs were called to the zoo at about 4 p.m. for reports that a gorilla was "slamming the child into the wall." Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and landed in the moat. He was walking and splashing. Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla weighing more than 400 pounds, picked up the boy, Maynard said....
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Running Over Two Labradors in Saratoga

    05/28/2016 4:26:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/28 | Rhea Mahbubani and Chuck Coppola
    A hit-and-run driver accused of running over two leashed Labradors, who had to be put down, was arrested Saturday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Jensen did not furnish details about the arrest, and said only that the driver was taken into custody in Los Gatos. The collision was reported on Dagmar Drive and Holiday Court in Saratoga around 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to Sgt. James Jensen. Anne Palmer was walking her two pets, Sadie and Chudley, when a Ford truck rounded a corner and trampled both dogs Although Sadie and Chudley were rushed to a...
  • Deadly Predator Hornets Make Their Way to Europe

    05/28/2016 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    Animal Planet ^ | 5/27/2016 | Animal Planet
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  • Email 'Arachnophobes love them': Sydney scientist's 'adorable' spider discovery

    05/27/2016 11:46:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    A Sydney scientist has discovered seven new species of peacock spiders — a tiny and colourful arachnid that lurks in scrub and bushland across southern Australia. Key points: The spectacular creatures are found all over Australia Scientist believes there are now 48 confirmed species of spider Their movements and colours help attract females The man who made the discovery, Jurgen Otto, said he believed even the most extreme arachnophobes would be enchanted by the beauty of the creatures, which are just a few millimetres in length. Audio: Listen to Jake Sturmer's story on AM (AM) "They're just absolutely incredible. People...
  • Young Man Dies After Being Stung by 1,000 Bees While Hiking Arizona Trail: Sheriff’s Office

    05/27/2016 10:37:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    A 23-year-old man died Thursday after being swarmed by bees and stung 1,000 times while hiking in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona, authorities said. Alex Bestler and a friend were on the Merkle Trail when a large swarm of bees descended on them “without provocation or warning” shortly before 9 a.m., according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office news release. The victim’s friend — identified only as Sonya — managed to escape by seeking shelter in a restroom, but Bestler was overcome by the swarm, the release stated. He was lying on the ground covered in bees when Sonya returned...
  • Two-headed calf brings tourists to Indian village

    05/27/2016 3:04:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    upi ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    PRATAPPUR, India, - A two-headed calf born this month in India is doing well and repeatedly bringing a flood of tourists to the town where it was born. The calf, born May 7 in Pratappur, Rajashthan state, has two heads, four eyes and two tongues and its owner said it has been feeding well from its mother. The farmer said the calf's heads are currently too large for it to lift without assistance. Curious tourists have been flocking to the town since the unusual birth to take a look at the dual-headed animal.
  • Schrödinger's cat lives and dies in two boxes at once

    05/27/2016 11:17:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Physics World ^ | May 27, 2016 | Staff
    Schrödinger's cat now has a second box to play in, thanks to an international team of physicists that has created a two-mode "Schrödinger's cat state" for the first time. The experiment brings together two purely quantum properties, in that the "cat" (i.e. the photons) is simultaneously "alive and dead" (in a superposition of states) while also in two locations at once (the two boxes are entangled with one another).
  • Street Vendor Locates Criminal Protester Who Torched His Trump T-Shirts in NM (AKA "Trashy Chelsea")

    05/26/2016 11:39:50 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-26-2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday night, my employees were selling merch at the Trump rally in Albuquerque. My manager, Greg, called me panicked due to the violence at the rally. He told me that a couple protesters grabbed stacks of t-shirts from two tables and lit them on fire. Greg ran up to a couple police officers but they REFUSED to do anything. I just happened to be reading a news article online and located the person who stole the t-shirts and burned them. Chelsea Rae Gray a.k.a. “Trashy Chelsea”, a self-styled celebrity, bragged to a reporter in an AP STORY that she...
  • The men who live as dogs: 'We're just the same as any person on the high street'

    05/25/2016 6:24:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nell Frizzell
    It’s easy to laugh at a grown man in a rubber dog suit chewing on a squeaky toy. Maybe too easy, in fact, because to laugh is to dismiss it, denigrate it – ignore the fact that many of us have found comfort and joy in pretending to be animals at some point in our lives. Secret Life of the Human Pups is a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded...
  • Stoned sheep high on CANNABIS go on 'psychotic rampage around quiet village'

    05/26/2016 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 5/25/16 | Sam Webb
    Sheep on drugs have gone on a "psychotic rampage" after eating cannabis plants dumped in a quiet village, it is feared. The remains of an illegal cannabis factory was fly-tipped on a Welsh village road - and worried locals think the sheep have been chowing down on the psychotropic herbs. County councillor Ioan Richard said sheep have been "roaming the village" and causing havoc by breaking into homes and getting killed by cars as they stumble about in what appears to be a druggy haze.
  • Transgender man, 32, brutally attacked on Brooklyn street, left with fractured eye (Media Crickets)

    05/26/2016 4:28:27 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5-18-2016 | John Annese
    A group of attackers pummeled a transgender man badly enough to fracture his left eye in a Brooklyn beating police are investigating as a bias crime. The 32-year-old victim, who police say identifies as male, was set upon by five men as he walked along Ninth St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves. in Park Slope at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. “What are you looking at, you white f----t?” one of the men yelled. They then started punching the victim repeatedly in the head and face, cops said.
  • EU referendum: White 'thug' poster aimed at black voters ("Operation Black Vote")

    05/26/2016 4:16:36 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-25-2016 | EU Referendum
    Operation Black Vote has released what it calls a "hard-hitting" poster urging black and ethnic minority voters to take part in the EU referendum. It features "an elderly Asian British woman being berated by an aggressive thug", according to Operation Black Vote's description. The campaign says it is meant to show everyone has the same voting power.Magnus Djaba, chief executive of Saatchi and Saatchi London, the ad agency which created the poster, said: "This is a message about democracy, not a message about race. Whichever community you're from, it hits home."
  • Milton Man Chases Coyote To Save Small Dog

    05/25/2016 7:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    CBS Local ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jim Smith
    A Milton man chased down a coyote to help save his family’s dog from a potentially deadly attack. Early Saturday morning, the small dog named Cally was outside in her backyard when a coyote attacked her and opened gaping wounds. The coyote then ran away with Cally still in its mouth. Ryan Labbe says his father then chased down the coyote and saved his pet’s life. “It attacked her first in the abdomen,” Ryan said. “But she managed to get away somehow. Then it attacked her again and went right for her neck, picked her up and ran down the...
  • Bees Chase Car for Two Days to Rescue Their Queen

    05/25/2016 12:07:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress. Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she’d picked up a tiny winged passenger when she visited a nature reserve. Later, when she stopped to go shopping in Haverfordwest, West Wales, the bees descended – thousands and thousands of them. Tom Moses, who works as a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger, was driving by when he...
  • Hiker Nudges Black Rattlesnake from Letchworth State Park Road

    05/23/2016 10:45:49 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    The Genesee Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Conrad Baker
    Short but interesting vid at the source! Since I grew up there, I am always listening/watching...
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 56 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • CHP Involved in Low-Speed Chase of Baby Geese on Interstate 80

    05/23/2016 6:39:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, CHP officers were tasked with an unusual call: A flock of baby geese had wandered onto westbound Interstate 80 near the Ashby Avenue exit. In a Facebook post on the incident, CHP showed endearing footage of officers escorting the geese via vehicle along the freeway. When officers arrived on scene to find the geese, the animals were found in the left lanes of the freeway, said Officer Sean Wilkenfeld with CHP Oakland. "We ran a traffic break and we stopped the freeway so we can get them corralled to the right hand shoulder —...
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Dog Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin

    05/22/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 21, 2016 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin TUSTIN, Calif. – A dog picked up during an arrest in Tustin, California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in the room along with used needles. The dog was turned over to Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and transported to its facility....
  • Boris Johnson wins 'most offensive Erdoğan poem' competition

    05/21/2016 12:31:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    the guardian ^ | 19 may 2016 | Jessica Elgot
    Boris Johnson has won a £1,000 prize for a rude poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat. “If somebody wants to make a joke about the love that flowers between the Turkish president and a goat, he should be able to do so, in any European country, including Turkey,” Johnson told interviewer Nicholas Farrell, who then challenged him to enter the Spectator’s poetry prize.
  • Two horses die in first four races of Preakness Saturday

    05/21/2016 11:16:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Homeboykris, a 9-year-old horse, died shortly after winning the first race of the day. The Maryland-bred horse came from behind to win the race as a 9-1 underdog. It collapsed on the way back to the barn after exiting the winner’s circle. Tragically, Homeboykris collapsed after leaving winner's circle on way back to barn after winner's circle and died. — David Grening (@DRFGrening) May 21, 2016 Four-year-old Pramedya collapsed in the middle of the fourth race with a broken left front leg and was euthanized on the track. It was the fifth start of the filly’s career. The horse’s jockey,...
  • Campers in Israel Capture Giant Camel Spider

    05/20/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | May 17, 2016
    A group of campers encountered and trapped a large camel spider at a campground in central Israel. Facebook user Nate Simantov shared a video of the camel spider which was trapped in a plastic container with a rock to weigh it down. "That time we caught a camel spider while camping," Simantov wrote. According to National Geographic, although camel spiders are classified as arachnids, they are actually solpugids and not spiders. While one camper remarked that the large arachnid was "gross," they do not possess any venom and are mostly harmless to humans.
  • 101-Year-Old Lady Checks Riding Camel Off Bucket List

    05/20/2016 3:13:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    For her upcoming 102nd birthday, Helen Estes had the idea to celebrate by riding a camel. Estes has already checked off a number of items from her bucket list like riding a motorcycle, hot air ballooning, and attending Mardis Gras. "When I was in junior high we were studying the Arabian Knights and I guess I must have been bug eyed or something, because I wanted to experience what they did," said Estes. When she told her community living place what she wanted to do for her 102nd birthday, Polo Park Estates did not hesitate to make it happen. It...
  • Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida

    05/20/2016 2:01:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species. Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his co-authors recently published a paper revealing that DNA testing from three crocs captured in 2009, 2011 and 2014 proves they are Nile crocodiles, a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the southern Mediterranean coast that can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than 1,600 pounds. It’s also known to...
  • Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

    05/19/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Terry Spencer
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say for sure. The big question now: How did they get to Florida? "They didn't swim from Africa," University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko said. "But we really don't know how they got into the wild."
  • First responders receive complaints of squirrel attacks in North Myrtle Beach

    05/19/2016 5:48:27 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 38 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 18th 2016 | Brad Dickerson
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Nuisance Wildlife Agency continued to search for a possible rabid squirrel that attacked some residents Tuesday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach. According to incident reports from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, law enforcement responded to a home on Causey Drive, where a woman said a squirrel attacked her while she was walking to her car. Responding officers indicated the woman showed them scratch marks on her right arm and upper back, the report stated. A little more than an hour later, officers were sent to a Watson Drive address. There,...
  • Aerial Video Shows Sharks Around Surfers Near Santa Cruz

    05/19/2016 2:30:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Jessica Mullins
    A recent video shows some chilling shark activity near Santa Cruz. Tour company Specialized Helicopters posted an aerial video to the company's Facebook page of sharks swimming near New Brighton State Beach in Capitola.
  • Catching Up With Fishing Champion and TV Host Peter Miller

    05/18/2016 7:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 | VALERIA NEKHIM LEASE
    "You never know what you're gonna get, and that’s what keeps you coming back every time," expert fisherman Peter Miller says in response to why he loves his job. Miller is best known for his award-winning TV show Bass2Billfish, which appears weekly on NBC Sports and the World Fishing Network and will debut its eighth season tonight. The reality show follows the three-time world sailfish champion as he travels throughout Florida in search of adventure and very large fish. Since he was a kid growing up in Tappan, New York, and going on fishing trips with his dad, Miller had...
  • Man dies after assault during music festival at Discovery Park (1-Punch Knockout Kill)

    05/18/2016 5:28:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 56 replies
    KCRA 3 ^ | 5-17-2016 | David Bienick
    Sacramento police released a description Monday of a man who they believe was responsible in the death of another man during a music festival at Discovery Park. Witnesses told KCRA that the 31-year-old victim was "sucker punched" Sunday afternoon, and when he hit the ground, he immediately turned gray and blue. The coroner identified the victim Tuesday as Thomas Noble. He was a part-time package handler for UPS in Sacramento
  • Walrus Drowns Trainer and Tourist at Wildlife Park

    05/18/2016 3:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    A 3,300-pound walrus killed two people in a Chinese wildlife park by “hugging” them tightly and drowning them, according to reports. A male tourist from Liaoning in Northeast China was visiting the Xixiajou Wildlife Park in the Shandong Province when he lost his footing and tumbled into the walrus pool, according to the Shanghai Daily, which did not provide a specific date of the incident. The animal’s longtime trainer jumped in the water to try to save the flailing visitor
  • Michael Moore, Bill Maher Pledge to Stop Donald Trump: ‘He Is Not Going to the White House’

    05/18/2016 6:06:51 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jeff Poor
    MOORE: You and I are going to take him down. You and I. (CHEERS) MAHER: I’m down, brother. MOORE: No seriously, this is the end of Donald Trump. He is not going to the White House. That is not happening. Hillary, if she ends up being the candidate, she can talk policy and all of that. You and I will do the things that – MAHER: You tell me where to show up. I will be there. MOORE: I will tell you and I promise you that we will do something that we’ll hope for a good – MAHER: I’m...
  • Muslim Mayor of London Flies Rainbow Flag From City Hall ("I've been on the receiving end of hate")

    05/18/2016 5:42:18 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-17-2016 | Donna Edmunds
    “I was elected on a pledge to be Mayor for all Londoners and I will work with the LGBT+ community – as I will with all communities – to do everything I can to make London a more tolerant, fairer place to live. “This is personal to me because I have been on the receiving end of hate crime, which has no place in our city, and I know how devastating it can be.”
  • NY could be first state to ban declawing of cats

    05/17/2016 8:57:05 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 66 replies
    AP via ^ | May 17, 2016
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would be the first state to ban the declawing of cats under a legislative proposal that has divided veterinarians....
  • Hilarious footage shows a terrified cat being chased around by a RAT in the kitchen [tr]

    05/17/2016 6:03:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2016 | Sophie Williams
    A female feline has become an unlikely social media star after she was filmed being chased by nothing other than a rat. The hilarious footage, which emerged on China's Twitter-like Weibo, has caught the moment the terrified cat tried to run away from the tiny rodent. Since the clip was shared on May 10, the moggy has been dubbed the 'humiliation of the cat world' by Chinese social media users, according to the People's Daily Online. .
  • 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism Reads to Lonely Shelter Dogs

    05/16/2016 10:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 15, 2016 | Angie Crouch
    "If I read to the dogs they will come out of their cages and find homes," Jacob said.For the abandoned dogs at Carson Animal Shelter in Los Angeles County, every day is an agonizing wait for somebody to come and take them home. But a 6-year-old boy with autism is looking to brighten their days one story at a time. Every Thursday, Jacob from La Habra brings his little mat and sits down in front of Pirate the pit bull's cage to read to him. "He likes it...that makes dogs friendly," Jacob said. Jacob's mother says her son has loved...
  • Bison calf that Yellowstone tourists put in car out of concern ends up euthanized

    05/16/2016 5:01:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | AP
    A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare could not be reunited with its herd and had to be euthanized, park officials said Monday as they reasserted the importance of avoiding wildlife
  • Scientists Enlist Dogs to Fetch Answers on Extending Life

    05/16/2016 12:38:40 PM PDT · by Gennie · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 1 6, 2016 | Amy Harmon
    SEATTLE — Ever since last summer, when Lynn Gemmell’s dog was inducted into the trial of a drug that has been shown to significantly lengthen the lives of laboratory mice, she has been the object of intense scrutiny among dog park regulars. To those who insist that Bela, 8, has turned back into a puppy — “Look how fast she’s getting that ball!” — Ms. Gemmell has tried to turn a deaf ear. Bela, a Border collie-Australian shepherd mix, may have been given a placebo, for one thing. The drug, rapamycin, which improved the heart health and appeared to delay...
  • Komodo Dragon Gets Acupuncture for Aching Back

    05/15/2016 4:21:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 5/11 | Amy Beth Bennett
    Hannah the Komodo Dragon has been in pain. To relieve it, her doctors and keepers are taking an approach that has not yet been tried on an animal at the Palm Beach Zoo: acupuncture. Additionally, Hannah recently had a CT scan
  • Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'

    05/15/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    s f gate ^ | 15 May 2016 | K Dowd
    Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying."
  • Tame, housebroken half-ton bison for sale by Texas owner

    05/15/2016 8:37:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    A family in Texas have made a decision to put their house trained pet Bison up for sale. "She is like a precious huge dog herself", the listing said. "She leaves this airspace of safety between you and her. She's very cognizant of you as a smaller person". "I mean, she comes in the house". She soon realized, "I tried to live the dream but I just couldn't do it. It was too big a dream". "She was featured in the children's bookHeaven is for Animals by Nancy Tillman". She added that Bullet moves with grace like a dancer. It...
  • My Blind Cat Rey Plays Fetch: Part II

    05/14/2016 2:52:56 AM PDT · by fella · 1 replies
    My Blind Cat Rey Plays Fetch: Part II
  • FDA warns sweetener used in chewing gum can be deadly to dogs

    05/13/2016 8:14:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 13, 2016 | CBS News
    The FDA is ramping up warnings about a common sweetener that can be toxic to dogs. Xylitol, a type of sweetener found in many sugar-free gums and other products, can have devastating consequences if ingested by a dog, the agency said in a statement issued Thursday. Over the past several years, the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine has received a number of reports of dogs being poisoned by xylitol, sometimes with deadly consequences, the agency said. Xylitol-related calls to the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center rose from 82 in 2004 to more than 3,700 in 2014, as CBS News correspondent...
  • Pet owners deserve family leave, too

    05/11/2016 3:03:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 2, 2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    Bringing my adopted cat, Jameson, home with me in 2014 was one of the happiest days of my life. Having to go back to work two days later was one of the worst. While the rest of the country is hung up on the necessity of maternity leave — or even the newly coined “meternity” — one group continues to be overlooked when it comes to paid time off from work: new pet owners.
  • Sweet moose-ic! Alaska moose harmonizes with home's WIND CHIMES

    05/11/2016 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | Updated: 12:00 EST, 11 May 2016 | Staff
    Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve The moose was on the property the evening of May 4 The animal probably left after it snapped the wooden base of the chimes in half, Schroeder said. A little glue made it good as new Forget Uptown Funk. The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth 'moose-ic' of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National...
  • Johor to Test if Human-Looking Goat Is Offspring of Human and Animal

    05/10/2016 10:59:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    It will take around two weeks to a month to finalise the investigations on the carcass of a kid in Kota Tinggi that was said to resemble a human infant (pic). Johor state Agriculture and Agro-based Industry committee chairman Ismail Moha­med said then they would be able to find out the possibility of an offspring produced by a human and an animal. "For now we cannot confirm or deny anything as we have never received such a case before. "We will have to wait for the results and findings to be finalised and that takes somewhere between two weeks and...
  • World’s Oldest Cat Dethroned by Even Older Cat Scooter

    05/10/2016 8:24:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Gaze into the eyes of Scooter, the new World’s Oldest Living Cat. Scooter and his wise old eyes have been around for 30 years, and his achievements in extreme elderliness have now been recognized by Guinness World Records. Gail Floyd – who generously houses Scooter even though he is a grown adult and should probably get his own place – said her companion has always been a lively people cat. When he was a kitten, he would play in Gail’s hair and ride on her shoulder. Now, in his golden years, Scooter still rises at 6 every morning. If he...
  • Calgary pilot breaks rules; flies displaced Fort McMurray animals to shelters

    05/10/2016 2:51:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    metro ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jeremy Simes
    Pilot Keith Mann didn’t think twice about breaking the rules and loading his plane with more than 40 furry friends, after they spent a few days north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray. When more than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee on Tuesday, many had to leave without all of their pets as they were barred from re-entering the city due to the advancing wildfire.
  • Cat vs. Snake vs. Frog

    05/10/2016 10:57:53 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 8, 2016 | Animal Bababa
    Link to full video
  • French PM: Donald Trump Is a Little Man, And Probably A Bad Man

    05/10/2016 10:33:12 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5-9-2016 | Virginia Hale
    In the interview with France’s Public Senat channel, Mr Valls said, “Look at what is happening in the United States, we have great challenges but at the same time…,” before being interrupted by his interviewer, who suggested: “Little men?” “Yes, yes, yes, yes. Little men,” said Mr Valls, and when asked if Trump was a “little man”, he said: “Yes, and probably a bad man.” This is not the first time the Socialist Party Prime Minister has criticised Mr Trump. In December Mr Valls accused him of “stoking hatred and misinformation”, in response to the remaining Republican candidate’s warnings that...