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  • ISIS monsters killed by . . . rampaging wild boars?

    04/26/2017 10:38:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Th-th-th-th-th-th-that's all folks! I can’t decide if I should drop some serious spiritual commentary on you - about my longstanding theory that animals are more attuned than humans to the presence of spiritual evil - or make some wise-# remark. There’s really no wrong way to give you news like this, because it’s simply too good: Three ISIS militants were mauled to death by a herd of wild boar moments after committing a massacre. Five other terrorists were injured in the rampage by the beasts who attacked them in southern Kirkuk.
  • BART takeover robbery: 50 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    04/24/2017 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 86 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 24, 2017 | Demian Bulwa
    A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency. The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station. According to a police summary, witnesses said 50 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently...
  • Too Many Elephants at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

    04/23/2017 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/23/17 | Jack Dini
    According to an aerial count in 2014 there are around 44,000 elephants at Hwange Elephant numbers across Africa have been declining rapidly under the onslaught of ivory poachers. However, one national park faces an entirely different problem. Hwange’s elephant population just keeps growing. But what, on the face of it, might appear to be good news has become an equally serious problem, one that is more a threat to the elephants long-term survival than ivory poaching. Quite simply, Hwange has too many elephants reports Martin Dunn. Zimbabwe’s Hwange National park is a six thousand square mile area founded in the...
  • Study of Animal Penises Called “Crucial to Solving World’s Problems” [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 1:08:44 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, who spent nearly $400,000 of taxpayer dollars studying duck penises has become a spokesperson in opposition to Trump’s proposed cuts to funding studies like hers. One of the research topics likely to be cut off from tax-funding is her current project to study whale penises. She is eager to examine a recently acquired an orca penis. “It’s enormous!” she exclaimed. “It takes up an entire lab sink. The very idea that Congress might not fund a thorough investigation of this extraordinary specimen is criminal. In order for us to...
  • Chinese pet food company to bring 70 jobs to Arkansas

    04/20/2017 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KTHV-TV ^ | April 18, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Chinese company that makes food for pets has announced plans to open in Arkansas and bring 70 jobs to the state. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced Monday that Pet Won Pet Products will locate in Danville in a plant formerly occupied by Petit Jean Poultry....
  • Police Detective Gets Attacked On The Way To Work - By A Goose :30 sec clip

    04/19/2017 2:50:38 PM PDT · by bogusname · 36 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/19/2017 | Salt
    CLARKSVILLE, Indiana Detective Hall was attacked by a goose on his way to work at the Clarksville Police Department in Indiana. Hall defended himself with a bag and eventually made it to his office in fairly good shape.
  • The circus is coming Back-to-back shows roll into Tombstone, Huachuca City

    04/11/2017 9:24:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA —The big top will be going up in Tombstone and Huachuca City on Wednesday and Thursday when a circus rolls into both communities. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus promises to thrill audiences with big cats, contortionists, trapeze artists and breath-taking acrobatic acts, delivering entertaining, fun performances. Featuring two back-toback shows, the circus will be in Tombstone on Wednesday and Huachuca City on Thursday. In Tombstone, the big top will be set up in the lower parking lot along Sixth Street, while the Huachuca City location will be Keeline Park in upper Huachuca City. The 90-minute performances are at...
  • Chimpanzee Has Deadly Aim And It's Left Hanging From Woman's Nose (Humor) - 18 sec clip

    04/05/2017 3:32:25 PM PDT · by bogusname · 30 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/5/2017 | Salt
    The chimp at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan threw feces into a crowd of visitors. The nasty pile hit the woman right in the face and was left hanging from her nose.
  • Public university to host talk on animal-based sex fetishes

    04/05/2017 9:50:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 5, 2017 | William Nardi
    A discussion scheduled for later this month at California State University San Marcos appears slated to delve into the wild world of animal-based sex fetishes. The event, “Furries Vs. Pet Play,” is one among many slated as the campus marks “gAyPRIL,” billed on the school’s website as a monthlong campuswide celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community. . . . “Pet play,” on the other hand, is described online as a subculture within the BDSM world in which a person likes to pretend to be an animal and engages in submissive and other animal-like behaviors in...
  • Reporters turn to ridiculing White House Easter eggs [Get egg on their faces!]

    03/31/2017 10:39:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.theamericanmirror.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | By Olaf Ekberg
    Many in the White House press corps have a raging case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. It flared up again when the White House released images of the commemorative eggs that will be available for purchase to celebrate the annual White House Easter Egg roll. Pastel versions of the official egg are $8.50. A gold version is $14.95. The eggs will feature the signature of President Trump and First lady Melania Trump. The seemingly innocuous announcement triggered public hackles from mainstream media reporters. New York Times reporter Julie Davis: “Forget those silly pastel/rainbow colors of White House East Egg Rolls past;...
  • Exploring the Kingdom of Carnivores: Comparing Bears vs. Bannons in Hunting and Sense of Smell.

    03/22/2017 8:10:53 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/22/2017 | Pocono Pundit
    Bear. According to the number of scent receptors, the bear has the best sense of smell of all terrestrial mammals. Black bears have been observed to travel 18 miles in a straight line to a food source, while grizzlies can find an elk carcass when it's underwater and polar bears can smell a seal through 3 feet of ice.  SourceBannon. An intelligent animal who draws its prey into their own self-made traps before devouring them. Bannons are cunning at preparing bait (controversial tweets and seemingly outrageous comments) to attract partisan journalist prey.  The delicious nature of the bait causes a feeding frenzy among editors and reporters hungry for...
  • Water Hazard and Murphy at Ranch in 2017

    03/21/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    At the Ranch in Arizona, I keep water trickling for a water hole. It is the only reliable water for about three miles in any direction.  I have a game camera there, and sometimes obtain interesting photographs, like the bobcat and coyote interaction above from a couple of months ago.  The water hole is about 15 yards from the backstop of the pistol range.  Some of the water pipe was exposed over the last few years. My bother and I were at the range, shooting 170 grain cast lead .40 caliber projectiles at a half silhouette steel target.   After...
  • Saying Goodbye....

    03/16/2017 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 190 replies
    Self ^ | March 16, 2017 | Self
    My good buddy Ranger suffered a severe stroke sometime late Monday early Tuesday of this week. I've been working with the vet trying a few different meds to try and remediate the effects, but nothing has worked and there has been no improvement to his condition, and he's paralyzed on the right side from the neck down. He is comfortable and can drink his water when I hold his head up over the bowl. We have an appointment for 8:30 in the morning, at which time we'll do what's necessary and Ranger will slip this mortal coil. Please keep...
  • World's spiders devour 400-800m metric tons of insects yearly – experts

    03/15/2017 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 March 2017
    The world’s spiders eat 400-800m tonnes of insects every year – as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said Tuesday. In the first analysis of its kind, researchers used data from 65 previous studies to estimate that a total of 25m metric tonnes of spiders exist on Earth. Taking into account how much food spiders need to survive, the team then calculated the eight-legged creatures’ annual haul of insects and other invertebrates. “Our estimates ... suggest that the annual prey kill of the global spider community is in the range of 400-800m metric...
  • Hilarious Jack Russell Goes Crazy with Excitement at Crufts 2017! (ROTFLMAO)

    03/13/2017 9:38:22 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 11, 2017
    ROTFLMAO
  • Any Alpaca Owners on FR?

    03/08/2017 5:51:19 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 104 replies
    Self ^ | 03/08/17 | GRRRRR
    My Lady Jean and have a nice little ranch near Denver. On our tender little 35 acres, we have ten alpacas. They belong to the Camelid family, llamas, vicuña and the true humpty humpers. They're cute too, so Lady Jean is happy. We're expecting a baby "cria" in May. Our first breeding try. We have all females except one old gelded male, Andy. You don't keep the boys and girls together as the boys will go through a fence if he gets the right wink! We have two years of fleece, they get shorn once a year and yield around...
  • More people are adopting old dogs — really old dogs

    03/03/2017 8:50:12 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/3/2017 | Karin Brulliard
    When a German Shepherd rescue organization posted Elmo’s photo online last fall, it made no effort to mask the dog’s problems. He wore a cone around his neck to prevent him from licking the large open sore on his hip. His fungus-ridden feet were swollen. His graying, 11-year-old face held a pathetic, ears-to-the-ground gaze. Steve Frost, a retired fire captain in Northern California, said he saw the photo and thought Elmo “looked like hell.” He immediately decided he wanted the dog.
  • Don't mess with this Donkey - especially

    03/03/2017 11:24:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/3/2017 | C Cocoles
    Donkeys hate coyotes, so much so that they sometimes go postal on intruding 'yotes like this donkey did. South Carolina landowner Steve Hipps has a grass pasture in his backyard that's guarded by a donkey named Buck. Buck used to share the pasture with a female donkey, but when she had babies, Hipps decided to let Buck have it all to himself. "I just wanted something in there to keep the grass eaten down, and I've always loved donkeys," Hipps told Georgia Outdoor News. But Hipps got more than a grass muncher; he got a coyote killing machine. Read the...
  • PETophile Snow Couple Arrested For Making Videos Of His Girl Doing The No Pants Dance With A Dog!

    03/01/2017 3:15:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | march 1, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    PETophile Snow Couple Arrested For Making Videos Of His Girl Doing The No Pants Dance With A Dog! ****warning language****
  • Riding, roping, and ranching Third-graders learn the art of the cowboy

    02/25/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    TOMBSTONE – Saddle up and hang onto your hats! It’s rodeo time! While Arizona celebrates Tucson Rodeo festivities, third-graders from Huachuca City School are learning all about riding, roping and ranching, as well as a little rodeoing on the side. On Wednesday, about 50 young buckaroos traveled to Tombstone High School for a crash course on cowboys and ranching. The Future Farmers of America students organized the event and worked with the young cowboys and cowgirls as they dabbled in bull riding and roping and learned how to saddle a horse. They met goats and other petting zoo animals and...