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  • Bald Eagle Sings Song in Exchange for a Snack

    05/05/2020 2:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 05.01.20 | Keenan Crow
    I’ve been keeping my nose to the ground looking for lighthearted videos to share lately, and found one yesterday that might put a smile on your face. It’s a video of a bald eagle sitting on what appears to be somebody’s back porch, and the person shooting the video has apparently struck a deal with the bird where he gives it a snack and gets a song in return. First of all, the guy behind the camera in this video kind of cracks me. And I don’t know about you, but this was a nice little break from the rest...
  • Why China Shouldn’t Shut Down All Its Wet Markets

    04/29/2020 7:33:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 29, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    The Chinese government should ban the sale of wild animals and refrain from using traditional Chinese medicine to advance Beijing’s political objectives. But that's not all wet markets are.> The news of Wuhan reopening its wet markets has caused angst and criticism around the world, because one of the wet markets in the city was identified as ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic.Shutting down all wet markets in China is unrealistic. These markets are integral in Chinese people’s culture and way of life. More importantly, we shouldn’t confuse these wet markets with wildlife markets. The majority of wet markets do...
  • Why Extravagant Beauty Is Evolution’s Most Persistent Problem

    04/22/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    While the rest of us can’t imagine life without beauty, its absence would certainly make life easier for evolutionists. They will just have to accept their beautiful plight. I don’t often think about evolution, but I recently found myself doing so under the warm, cerulean waters of Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. I was snorkeling, taking in the tropical fish schooling around me. I thought, how did their diverse and extravagant beauty come to exist? If natural selection is the engine that created the living world, what is the reason behind this opulence? Why does beauty even...
  • The number of black bears has QUADRUPLED at Yosemite...beasts migrate there

    04/21/2020 7:02:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    The number of black bears has QUADRUPLED at Yosemite since the park closed due to coronavirus as the beasts migrate there while visitors stay away 'The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.' Ranger Katie, a biologist who's worked with black bears for over a decade, said in a Facebook live stream video that the animals are now having a 'party' since humans have been barred from visiting. There can be literally walls of cars, stop-and-go traffic or people in the park,' she said. 'So, for...
  • With no tourists around, animals at Yosemite are 'having a party'

    04/16/2020 9:02:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-16-20 | Marnie Hunter
    Being cooped up at home is no fun for humans, but bears are making the most of the extra space at California's shuttered Yosemite National Park. "The bears are just literally walking down the road to get to where they need to go," Ranger Katie Patrick said during a Facebook Live event on Sunday. She is a wildlife biologist who has worked with black bears in Yosemite since 2007. "For the most part, I think they're having a party," she said in response to questions about what the animals have been doing since Yosemite closed on March 20. Normally this...
  • Guy Catches Adorable Groundhog Eating His Veggie Garden

    02/04/2020 3:38:56 PM PST · by Twotone · 91 replies
    The Dodo ^ | February 2, 2020 | Jeff
    When Jeff noticed that his garden was getting destroyed, he put out a camera to catch the culprit, a groundhog! But Chunk won Jeff’s heart over, and now he lets him have whatever he wants.
  • Incredible Pictures Show 'Fattest Squirrel in the UK' and it Can't Stop Eating

    01/31/2020 1:40:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Chris Ciaccia
    A photographer in the U.K. snapped pictures of what's been described as possibly "the fattest squirrel in the U.K." And the minuscule mammal can't stop eating. David Hoztaby, from Bingley West Yorks, was walking one afternoon when he spotted the sizable squirrel, unfazed by Hoztaby, British news agency SWNS reports. It was then that the part-time photographer realized that he needed to take the photos. “I’ve never seen such a big squirrel before so I got my camera out," Hoztaby told SWNS. “It caught my eye immediately because it was just so large. I thought ‘look at the size of...
  • Gorgeous Golden Pheasant Makes Rare Snowy Appearance

    01/23/2020 10:08:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Amazing video shows one of China's most beautiful and reclusive birds, the Golden Pheasant. The birds were spotted foraging in central China's Ganshan National Forest Park. The brightly colored birds are native to forests in mountainous areas. They are a protected species in China, as their population numbers are decreasing. They were recently named, along with the white swan, as the city birds of Sanmenxia. Take a look at the video above to see the birds in action. Take a look at the video above to see the birds in action.
  • Moose traps Alaska man inside shed while he frantically calls wife, doorbell camera captures encounter

    01/18/2020 12:20:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18,2018 | By Michael Bartiromo
    Curtis Phelps had just taken out the trash on the morning of Jan. 11 when he spotted something heading his way out of the corner of his eye. It turned out to be a large bull moose, and Phelps — knowing the animals can be aggressive — quickly shut himself back inside the shed. According to Curtis’ wife Amy, her husband immediately called her on his mobile phone — but she ignored the call, thinking it was accidental. “I had no clue that the poor thing was stuck in there,” she said of her husband, the Associated Press reported. Curtis,...
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: 5 mountain lions seen together in Amador County

    01/15/2020 7:37:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 50 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | January 15th, 2020 | Unattributed
    PIONEER, Calif. — Home surveillance video captured five mountain lions traveling together in Amador County. Mountain lions are normally solitary and elusive. They also make sure to avoid humans, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The video, captured along Stephanie Way in Pioneer, which is east of Jackson, shows the five big cats walking onto a driveway and then crossing the street. The video was taken at Chris Bruetsch’s home. >> See the surveillance video in the player below His neighbor, Don Gall, said residents see all kinds of animals – deer, wild turkeys, bobcats, coyotes –...
  • Wolf Pack Surrounds Visitors Driving in Yellowstone National Park

    01/11/2020 6:00:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 01.07.20
    The first thing you will realize when visiting Yellowstone National Park – aside from the astonishing beauty of nature and wildlife – is that you have entered an area that isn’t totally ruled by humans. A pair of visitors at the park recently recorded a video that proves this point, and it might make you feel a little uneasy.. As NBC Montana reports, Brandon Beshears captured and shared video of a wolf pack surrounding his truck while he was driving through the park one evening. Check out the video from NBC Montana’s Facebook below (VOLUME UP TO HEAR THE PACK...
  • Dead alligators dropped deep into the sea lead to a surprising find

    01/11/2020 4:07:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies ^ | January 11, 2020 | Bonnie Burton
    Alligators don't typically swim, or die, in the ocean. But researchers dropped three of them, dead ones, underwater to see how deep-sea creatures would react to finding a new and unusual food source. The dead-alligator experiment was aimed at better understanding underwater food systems. Edibles like phytoplankton and other plant life don't exist on the deep-sea floor, so dwellers down there must sustain themselves by eating "marine snow" -- animal waste, scraps of decaying creatures and other organic debris that drifts from above. Because alligators sometimes find themselves in ocean waters, searching for new food sources or flushed there by...
  • Grand Teton park to begin killing invasive Mountain Goats

    01/05/2020 11:32:55 AM PST · by LucyT · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2020 | Staff
    An operation to kill mountain goats that have invaded Grand Teton National Park and threaten the existence of the park’s struggling Bighorn Sheep herd is beginning Sunday, officials said.
  • Animal Rescuers Worried After Pigeons Are Found Wearing Tiny Cowboy Hats

    12/10/2019 9:31:47 PM PST · by · 71 replies ^ | December 10, 2019 | Amanda Thomason
    Las Vegas is a place where you learn to expect the unexpected — but one recent discovery has even locals surprised. Facebook user Bobby Lee originally posted the video that has people either in stitches or up in arms, according to the New York Post: Apparently, at least two pigeons in Las Vegas are wearing little red cowboy hats. The sight is amusing — pigeons wearing hats? How ridiculous is that? But of course, the concerning bit is how the hats got there and why they're staying put — something Mariah Hillman with the animal rescue Lofty Hopes is pursuing....
  • Don't mess with a honey badger! Smaller animal ends up on top as it fights off jackal that tries to steal its food

    12/06/2019 1:26:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    This is the moment a fearless honey badger held its own in a vicious tug of war with a jackal for 30 minutes, and came out the victor. Astonishing images show the hungry duo battle it out over what appears to be a ground squirrel gripped in their jaws, each trying to tug the fresh kill away from the other's grasp. Following an epic skirmish, the exhausted black-backed jackal eventually gives in to its surprisingly ferocious and determined opponent - leaving the badger to enjoy its prize.
  • Grizzly Bear Attack in Montana Stopped with 9mm Pistols

    10/10/2019 5:31:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 16 September 2019, Chris Gregersen and Donivan Cambell were bow hunting elk in Montana, in the Gravelly Mountains, when they were attacked by a grizzly bear. They had gone out for an afternoon hunt, and had hunted up steep drainage, climbed the opposite slope, and had been calling for elk on the opposite side of the ridge with a bugle call.They were returning to their truck and camp. They stopped calling on the top of the ridge, crested the ridge, and were on a steep downward slope, moving toward the creek at the bottom, on an old game...
  • Eradicating invasive California swamp rats will cost millions, lawmaker says

    09/26/2019 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Boomer · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 9/26/19 | James Leggate
    Why drain the whole swamp when you can just eradicate the giant invasive rats? Rep. Josh Harder, a California Democrat, brought a dead nutria — commonly referred to as a “swamp rat” — to a congressional hearing this week as he sought support for a bill that would direct $7 million to help eradicate the invasive rodent species from his state.
  • 2.9 Billion Bird Deaths Linked to Solar, Wind

    09/23/2019 9:00:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/23/2019 | Katie Kieffer
    Feathers at the foot of a wind turbine. Bird droppings at the base of a solar panel. A coroner could use these signs to establish the cause of mass bird death. And a novelist could pen a murder mystery titled: Death by Renewable Energy.In 1969, there were far more active coal plants in America than today. However, in 1969, there were also 2.9 billion more birds in America. In the last decade alone, 289 coal plants have closed—a 40 percent reduction. Meanwhile, wind turbines and solar panels are going up at a record pace and scientists are reporting a “full-blown...
  • Caiman spotted swimming in Michigan school's pond

    09/20/2019 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 09/20/2019 | By Ben Hooper
    Officials are warning students to keep a distance from a Michigan school's pond after a caiman was spotted swimming loose in the water. Photo by ricke76/ ============================================================== Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Students and community members are being warned to keep a safe distance from a Michigan school pond, where an "alligator-type reptile" -- a caiman -- was spotted swimming. Bedford Public Schools said a teacher spotted an "alligator-type reptile" swimming in the Biology Pond on the campus of Bedford Senior High School and Bedford Junior High School. The district said experts identified the creature as a 3-foot caiman, a relative...
  • Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

    09/19/2019 7:58:43 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 221 replies
    From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.