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  • Moose spotted wandering around northern Wisconsin

    09/21/2018 7:22:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Fox6 ^ | 9-20-18
    TAYLOR COUNTY, Wis. — Those who live in the northern Wisconsin are used to seeing wildlife, e.g., deer, coyotes, and bears. This week, however, was a little different. On Monday, Sept. 17 residents were surprised to see a moose trotting around! The large animal was spotted in the Village of Lublin — about 50 miles northeast of Eau Claire. A resident snapped a photo of the moose by a fence in a field off Shiner Drive
  • Virginia wildlife officials share 'extremely rare' photos of two-headed copperhead snake

    09/21/2018 5:18:58 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    Officials with the Virginia Wildlife Management and Control took to Facebook to share “extremely rare photos” of a two-headed copperhead snake. The snake was spotted last week in a Woodbridge, Va. resident’s backyard, according to the department. In addition to the photos, wildlife management officials shared a video of the two-headed serpent twisting and wriggling inside a container . . .
  • Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

    09/20/2018 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.defenseone.com ^ | 09/20/2018 | Staff
    After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too. The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style motorized scooters around its property. It’s the latest example of the vehicles showing up unwanted all over Washington, from office doorsteps to the Lincoln...
  • 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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...
  • Angry mutant green crabs are destroying everything in their path

    09/20/2018 9:55:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 93 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 · 40 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...