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  • Angry mutant green crabs are destroying everything in their path

    09/20/2018 9:55:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 20, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News
    Angry green crabs from Nova Scotia, angrier than their already ornery green cousins in Maine, are migrating south. They have started to destroy the coastal ecosystem off the shores of Maine, as they eat more than their share of soft-shell clams and wreck native eel grass, according to research from Markus Frederich, a professor at the University of New England. "What we're seeing is this insane level of aggressiveness," Frederich told the Associated Press. -snip- Louis Logan, a University of New England graduate student, had the unpleasant task of labeling the crabs captured from Nova Scotia waters for the research....
  • 50 Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men

    You don’t need science to prove that women live longer than men, you just need this hilarious photographic evidence of men being men .
  • Alligator spotted in New Jersey township, police warn

    09/19/2018 1:05:37 PM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 19, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary | Fox News
    An alligator is reportedly on the loose in a New Jersey township, and authorities are warning residents to be cautious. The Mullica Township Police Department said the gator was spotted on Hamburg Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Capt. Brian Zeck said a woman was the first to report it after it walked across her property.  “A homeowner saw it in her yard and videotaped it - it’s a confirmed alligator and it’s probably 3 and a half to 4 foot,” he told Fox News.  Police offered advice for residents who own pets. “We are working with our partners in the animal protection and...
  • Texas grandma shoots, kills massive gator linked to missing miniature horse

    09/19/2018 7:20:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary
    “One shot ——-> One Big-un down!” Facebook user Scott Hughes wrote on Monday when sharing snaps of the creature nabbed by Livingston mayor Judy B. Cochran. Hughes’ post said the male gator weighed in at 580 pounds. The woman's kill recently went down at her ranch in Goodrich, the Houston Chronicle reported. "We think this is the gator that ate one of our miniature horses several years ago, as big as this gator was, he could’ve easily eaten it,” Cochran told the newspaper. “Typically the gators don’t bother us, but we’ve been looking for (this one).” Cochran said the creature...
  • El Paso Gunsmith

    09/18/2018 8:18:50 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 20 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | March 8th 2018 | Do not know
    Just watch....
  • North Carolina’s Famous Wild Horses Emerge from Hurricane Florence Unscathed

    09/18/2018 5:27:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    SouthernLiving ^ | September 17, 2018
    We’re thrilled to report that the herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks have emerged from Hurricane Florence unscathed. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media over the weekend that their equine populations are safe and sound following Hurricane Florence’s lashing last week. Corolla Wild Horse Fund herd manager Meg Puckett told The News & Observer that the wild herd found higher ground and grouped together against the wind and rain. People on the island also kept an eye on them.
  • Great white shark lair in Pacific Ocean discovered by scientists

    09/18/2018 6:34:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Researchers from Monterey bay Aquarium and Stanford University discovered an area the size of Colorado between California and Hawaii that appears to be a “White Shark Café,” but it is unclear if the sharks are there for food or sex. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Monday that authorities are trying to determine why these sharks spend months on an annual pilgrimage in winter and spring to the deep sea. Scientists say that it appears the sharks are out there to feast on the abundant amount of squid and small fish in the region. “They are telling us this incredible...
  • Dangerous Waterfall and Road in Nepal

    09/16/2018 6:16:07 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 9 replies
    Watch this driver expertly navigate the famous Besisahar-Chamé Road in the Manang District of Nepal. This road is known as one of the most dangerous in the world. It sits high in the mountains and is surrounded by giant waterfalls that cover the roadway.
  • Fatal shark attack Cape Cod Sept.15,2018

    09/15/2018 3:16:51 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 62 replies
    Cape Codder ^ | 9/15/2018 | Staff
    WELLFLEET -- An unidentified man died Saturday after being bitten by a shark some 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, town police confirmed. His name was being withheld until notification of next of kin; the Boston Globe identified him as a 26-year-old from Revere, and attributed that information to state police. The attack happened at about 12:30 p.m. Newcomb Hollow is a town-managed beach on property owned by Cape Cod National Seashore. “Around noontime [Saturday] a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by what is believed to be a shark. The male victim [in his]...
  • No kidding: Why these goats had to fly away (Video)

    09/14/2018 3:02:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 9/14/18 | BBC
    Hundreds of mountain goats are evicted from Olympic National Park in Washington state because they like human sweat and pee and are gobbling native vegetation.
  • CHAT: Shot gun Help

    09/14/2018 7:07:10 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 38 replies
    alterCletus | 14SEP2018 | VANITY
    Need some help on choosing a new goose gun. See below and TIA
  • Couple encounters mountain lion at Mad Creek ( Colorado )

    09/13/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Steamboat Pilot ^ | September 13, 2018 | Matt Stensland,
    A Steamboat Springs couple recently had a scary encounter with a mountain lion at Mad Creek. Mark Stanford and his wife, Kristen Joaquim, were having a picnic Monday for Joaquim's birthday at the Mad Creek barn, and they started hiking back to the parking area at about 7:45 p.m. "I looked up and saw a set of eyes staring back at me," Stanford said. He said he saw a yellow-green reflection off the eyes, and he tried to size up the animal. "I could see that it was a big cat," Stanford said. "I knew that they had sighting ups...
  • ATVers and dirt bikers running wild on Washingtoon DC streets

    09/13/2018 12:19:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 44 replies
    twitt ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | DC POLICE
    DC POLICE NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING!https://twitter.com/DCPoliceDept/status/1032326637612871682 
  • ...Elmer Voight raised a geologist, a singer and an Academy Award-winning actor [truncated]

    09/13/2018 11:32:46 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Golf ^ | August 6, 2014 | Michael Bamberger
    Full Title:New York club professional Elmer Voight raised a geologist, a singer and an Academy Award-winning actor Elmer came to the club as a boy, to caddie. He was eight, a poor Catholic kid from Yonkers diving headfirst into life at an affluent Jewish club in Scarsdale, N.Y, called Sunningdale, where the club motto could have been Dress British, Think Yiddish. This was near the end of the Great War. Over the decades, the members taught Elmer which fork to lift first, when to use whom, how to tie a bow-tie. They taught him Seinfeldian humor long before Jerry was...
  • Authorities: Dead Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

    09/13/2018 6:30:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2018 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Authorities say a dead hiker whose body was recovered this week was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest this year. Search and rescue teams found the body of Diana Bober, 55, on Monday off a trail in the Mount Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Portland. Her body was several miles from where searchers found her car last week near a ranger station. ... Her body had injuries consistent with a cougar attack and a medical examiner...
  • ...An ugly battle escalates over a picturesque trail in a celebrity enclave

    09/12/2018 9:34:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 12, 2018 | 4:00 AM | Louis Sahagun
    The trail for decades has been a shortcut used by hikers and equestrians traveling between the wealthy ranches of Hidden Valley and the miles of dirt paths that traverse the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. In recent years, however, it has become a battleground between neighbors in an escalating spat pitting public access against private property rights. … David Margulies, 52, a Hidden Valley resident, said he was on horseback in late 2016 when a man warned him that the path was the private property of Sherwood Development Co., a real estate company owned by the billionaire chief executive...
  • Eagle Lands on Andover Fire Truck During 9/11 Display (MN)

    09/11/2018 5:03:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/11/18 | Ben Rodgers
    A bald eagle landed on an Andover Fire Department's aerial truck during the department's 9/11 memorial Tuesday. The department's captain, Fire Chief Jerry Streich, filmed the eagle's landing while the department was conducting a 9/11 tribute display. They posted it to Facebook where the symbolism of the national emblem of the United States landing on a fire truck commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks that left 343 firefighters dead, part of the 2,983 people who lost their lives that day was not lost on people. The video quickly went viral, getting more than 700,000 views and over 40,000 shares in just...
  • Florida disc golfer bitten by alligator in pond

    09/11/2018 8:55:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 11, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    A man was bitten by an alligator while playing disc golf at a Florida park Monday, authorities said. Richard Peel, 35, was playing disc golf at Cliff Stephens Park in Clearwater when the incident occurred. He was bitten after trying to retrieve his disc from a pond, Clearwater Fire Rescue officials said. Witnesses locked arms to pull Peel to safety, Derrick Moody, who lives near the park, told FOX 13 Tampa Bay. “I guess they ran over and formed a ladder with each other and they were able to pull him out,” Moody told the station. Peel was taken to...
  • ABOUT THOSE “VANISHING” FORESTS. . .

    09/10/2018 6:34:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 32 replies
    https://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 8 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    Most people think—and charlatan environmentalists are happy to reinforce the impression—that deforestation is taking place on a massive scale, that the world is literally going to run out of trees. I have noted from time to time the data from the United Nations Global Forest Resource Assessment (UNGFRA) that has found that deforestation stopped at least 25 years ago, and that net reforestation has been taking place. But the UN data is not as good as one would like. This week, however, Naturemagazine published a major new studywith much more precise measurements and analysis than the UNGFRA based on 35...
  • Homeowners in Leander, Texas neighborhood distressed over rattlesnake invasion

    09/09/2018 1:42:24 PM PDT · by bgill · 108 replies
    mysa ^ | Sept. 6, 2018 | Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli
    A subdivision in a small Texas town north of Austin is facing a dangerous influx of rattlesnakes...Brown came across a baby rattlesnake in his own yard, where his two-year-old daughter and three dogs often play...According to KXAN, local authorities are aware of the issue, but to Brown's knowledge, they haven't done much other than recommend people take preventive measures by cleaning up any overgrown brush or getting rid of places where snakes can hide...As for Brown, he thinks the snakes are victims too and people should heed the recommendations from authorities. I don't want a child, adult, or dog to...