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  • Rats Are Taking over New York City. Thanks, de Blasio!

    05/22/2019 10:32:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Probably not the headline you want to run in the first full week of your presidential campaign. ... Fix the subways? Bill de Blasio can’t even fix the potholes. Fix the potholes? He can’t even keep the rats at bay. I suppose he could fill the potholes with the rats. De Blasio’s presidential quest would on the surface appear to be a bit of a curiosity given that after considerable pressing of flesh in Iowa and New Hampshire he remains at 0 percent in the polls. Where do you go with that? “If I work hard, I think I can...
  • VIDEO: Frog Apocalypse In My Patio!!!

    05/03/2019 6:22:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 3, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO On May 2, 2019 I discovered hundreds of baby frogs had invaded my patio. As mysteriously as they arrived, hours later they all split. If you have any ideas on why so many frogs arrived in my patio and then later just as mysteriously all left, please let me know in the comments below.
  • Prawn to be wild: cocaine found in all shrimp tested in rural UK county

    05/02/2019 3:44:32 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 May 2019
    Researchers have found cocaine in all samples of shrimp tested in a rural area of eastern England, with ketamine also widespread. Lead author Thomas Miller from King’s said that “concentrations were low” but that the compounds “might pose a risk to wildlife.” One of Miller’s colleagues, Leon Barron, called the regular occurrence of illicit drugs in wildlife as a result of “surprising”. “We might expect to see these in urban areas such as London, but not in smaller and more rural catchments,” he added.
  • Large flightless bird kills Florida man in ‘horrible’ accident

    04/15/2019 4:57:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    A captive cassowary, the large flightless animal considered the most dangerous of birds, killed a man Friday near Gainesville, Fla. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation, spokesman Lt. Brett Rhodenizer said Saturday. About 10:30 a.m., authorities received a call from a witness stating the man fell and had been attacked by the bird at a property off Alachua County Road 235 — northwest of the University of Florida in Gainesville — where the cassowary and other captive wildlife are housed. The man, whose name was not released, had sustained “serious injuries” and was transported to a...
  • Florida man threatens to destroy everyone... with army of turtles

    04/10/2019 5:57:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 4/9/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    Thomas Devaney Lane, 61, was arrested for causing a disturbance while threatening to "destroy everyone" with his army of turtles. Lane first started causing trouble at various establishments in Indiatlantic. At least seven calls to 911 were made about Lane's behavior, WKMG reports. Police later apprehended Lane and escorted him to department headquarters, where he began yelling at the dispatcher and pounding on the walls and glass. After leaving the police department, Lane went to a nearby 7-Eleven. It was there that Lane harrassed employees and even called 911, saying “I need to leave now or you will all be...
  • Poisonous toads overrun South Florida neighborhood

    03/25/2019 6:05:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Theresa Braine
    Thousands of adorable but poisonous Bufo toads, which can kill pets and are dangerous to children, have invaded a suburban Florida neighborhood. Cane toads, as they are known, range from 6 to 9 inches in length. Their babies are dime-sized, though, and those are the creatures hopping around in droves. “I just see a massive amount of toads or frogs everywhere, covering every square inch,” said Jennifer Quasha, who lives in an affected area of Palm Beach Gardens, to WPTV. “You can’t even walk through the grass without stepping on one.”

    02/22/2019 6:05:23 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    Ehuntr ^ | 2/20/19
    WYOMING GRIZZLIES SHIPPED TO CALIFORNIA SIGNED INTO LAW GOV. MARK GORDON SIGNED BILL INTO LAW By EHUNTR -February 20, 2019 WYOMING GRIZZLIES SHIPPED Photo Credit: Pexels Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed several bills into law late last week. One particular bill would allow grizzly hunts to take place if the state feels that its needed. “The grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem has recovered by all measurable recovery criteria, since at least 2003, with approximately seven hundred (700) grizzly bears currently living in the ecosystem;” Bill SF0093 Another part of the bill includes the relocation of problems bears...
  • Florida woman catches 10-foot alligator 'pounding' on her front door: 'That’s when I ran'

    02/13/2019 8:55:05 AM PST · by ETL · 55 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    A 350-pound gator greeted an unsuspecting Florida woman at her front door Tuesday morning, causing the panicked homeowner to flee. When Geri Staples heard the aggressive knock, she peeked out of a clear window in her door to see who — or what, rather — was causing the ruckus. To her surprise, an estimated 10-foot-long alligator was on the other side, and it appeared to be frustrated. "I saw him right there and he hit the door, and that’s when I ran [upstairs]. I wasn’t sure if he kept pounding like that if he could actually open the door with his...
  • How the trail runner attacked by a mountain lion in Larimer County killed the animal

    02/05/2019 2:46:53 PM PST · by cowpoke · 150 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 2/5/19 | myself
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers confirmed through a necropsy that a jogger on Horsetooth Mountain in Larimer County survived a rare attack by a young mountain lion by suffocating the animal to death. “After additional investigation, including examination of the lion, we have confirmed the victim’s account that he was able to suffocate the animal while defending himself from attack,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials tweeted Tuesday morning. It’s unclear whether the runner — who has not yet been identified publicly — strangled or smothered the mountain lion. He had no weapons, so he killed the cat with his...
  • (Pet) Crocodile mauls woman to death in Minahasa

    01/17/2019 8:18:50 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wed, January 16, 2019 | staff
    An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday. Deasy Tuwo, the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in Minahasa in North Sulawesi, was killed by the 4.4-meter (14-foot) reptile last Thursday, authorities said. The 44-year old's badly mauled body was found by colleagues the following morning, Hendrik Rundengan, from the local conservation agency, told AFP. "The indication is that she fell into the crocodile's enclosure," he said, adding the incident was still being investigated by police. The crocodile, named Merry, had eaten one of the...
  • Rare albino orangutan released back into the wild

    12/21/2018 11:03:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 21 Dec 2018 04:55PM
    JAKARTA: The world's only known albino orangutan has been released back into the jungle more than a year after she was found emaciated and bloody in a remote corner of Borneo, an Indonesian NGO said on Friday (Dec 21). Environmentalists rescued "Alba" from a cage where she was being kept as a pet by villagers in Central Kalimantan in April last year. She was found with dry blood smeared around her nose - the result of her violent capture - and weighed just 8 kilogrammes, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) said. The blue-eyed primate, covered in fuzzy white hair,...
  • I voted for Trump. Now his wall may destroy my butterfly paradise.

    12/18/2018 3:58:57 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    I voted for Trump. Now his wall may destroy my butterfly paradise. The Republican party is abandoning the conservative principles I treasured. By Luciano Guerra Luciano Guerra is a nature photographer and outreach coordinator and educator for the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas. December 17 at 6:00 AM Right now, in Mission, Tex., we don’t worry about immigrants who crossed the border illegally or drug smugglers. We worry about having to defend our private property from seizure by the federal government. I work at the National Butterfly Center — which is along the U.S.-Mexico border — documenting wildlife and...
  • Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

    11/08/2018 7:41:27 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2018
    More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia.
  • The troubling truth behind that viral video of a plucky baby bear climbing a mountain side

    11/08/2018 7:26:10 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | James Cox
    The clip went viral on social media with viewers admitting they felt “stressed out” as the cub continually slid down the mountain towards rocks. It starts by showing the pair clambering over a rocky patch of ground as the mum guides her young cub towards the top of the mountain. Plenty of heart-stopping moments follow as the cub struggles to reach her, and it leaves long trails in the snow where its claws have dug in to stop it slipping too far below. But with true perseverance, the youngster finally reaches the peak. While undeniably adorable, biologists have shed new...
  • Kangaroo attacks Australian wildlife caretaker who was attempting to save husband

    10/14/2018 6:20:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies ^ | Oct 14, 2018 | Katherine Lam | Fox News
    An Australian wildlife caretaker feeding dozens of animals was attacked Saturday by a kangaroo while she was attempting to save her husband from the 6-foot marsupial. Linda Smith, 64, was hospitalized for a collapsed lung, broken ribs and other injuries after she and her husband, Jim, were attacked on their Cypress Gardens property in Queensland, Australia, reported.-snip- “We feed them [the animals] a mix of grain and chaff, as with the drought there’s nothing out there,” Smith said. “This one kangaroo came in and I thought it was Golly Gosh, one of the kangaroos we have raised. He was...
  • Update: Fatal Grizzly Bear Attack on Mark Uptain, Bear Spray Failure, Throwing Glock

    09/24/2018 4:31:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Some of the confusion and fog surrounding the fatal bear attack and failure of bear spray in Wyoming has cleared. The investigators have done their job, and much was learned from the evidence on the ground. The attack occurred on Friday afternoon, the 14th of September, in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming, near Terrace Mountain. The hunter, Corey Chubon, and Mark Uptain, the guide, had almost finished processing the 4×4 elk. Mark Uptain, the guide, was attacked first, as he was cutting off the elk's head.  The 250-pound sow grizzly gave no warning. She was first seen in an...
  • Bear Spray Fails to Stop Fatal Grizzly Attack in Wyoming

    09/21/2018 5:51:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Early reports on the fatal grizzly bear attack on guide Mark Uptain and client Corey Chubon have been confused about many details. The attack on the bowhunter, Corey Chubon, and guide, Mark Uptain, occurred on 14 Septemberof 2018 in Wyoming. In the initial reporting, Chubon was said to have thrown a pistol to Uptain and run away. As facts come to light, the reality is more nuanced.Mark Uptain appears to have relied on a can of bear spray to deter the attack. A can of bear spray, with the safety off, was found at the site. The adult sow grizzly...
  • Big game hunter and former beauty queen faces backlash after claiming hobby helps with conservation

    09/20/2018 3:11:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 9/20/16 | foxnews
    A big game hunter and former beauty queen is facing backlash after she claimed in a television interview that hunting helps with anti-poaching and conservation efforts. Oliva Nalos Opre, who won the title of Mrs. Nebraska in 2003, spoke about her hobby on the U.K.-based show “This Morning” via satellite Wednesday from her home in Montana. The mother of four told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby she’s killed about 100 species of animals in six different continents. Her Facebook bio says she’s hunted in Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Mongolia, France, Spain, Romania, New...
  • Throwing Pistol and Running Fails to Stop Grizzly Bear Attack on Guide

    09/20/2018 3:59:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a tragic story from Wyoming, Mark Uptain, a hunting guide, was killed by a grizzly bear on Friday.  His client fled the scene after throwing Mark a pistol. The two were retrieving an elk that had been wounded the previous day while they were bowhunting. The men were processing or packing out the elk when they were attacked by two large bears. It is difficult to categorize this as a defensive use of a firearm when no attempt was made to fire the handgun. The handgun was reported to be in a pack when the attack started. It...
  • Wyoming hunting guide fatally mauled by grizzly bears

    09/17/2018 9:18:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Wyoming hunting guide was fatally mauled and his client was injured when a pair of grizzly bears attacked them Friday, officials said.{snip} Uptain and Chubon were attacked by bears as they field dressed the elk they had shot Thursday but were only able to find Friday, officials said. The bears “aggressively charged” the men and didn’t touch the dead elk, Teton County officials said.{snip} Authorities later euthanized two grizzly bears, a mother and a cub, who wildlife managers believe killed guide Mark Uptain and wounded his client Corey Chubon near the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks border, according...