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  • Book Review: 4 Seconds to Impact (The Skyrocketing Attacks by Predators on Humans)

    05/23/2018 5:35:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    By Bruce Buckshot Hemming, 2017, 320 pages, paperback. Over the last three decades, attacks by large predators against humans have been skyrocketing in North America. It is not just a matter of reporting. Attacks by bears, mountain lions, wolves, and coyotes, have become expected, where they used to be rare or denied altogether. Full disclosure: Hemming cites some of my work in the book. Bruce Hemming does an excellent job in summing up the increases in large predator attacks. He offers a commonsense explanation as to why they are happening, why they are under reported, and how they can...
  • Living fossil being eaten to the brink of EXTINCTION after it was discovered to be tasty

    05/22/2018 6:07:02 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 61 replies
    Express ^ | 21 May 2018 | STUART WINTER
    A REAL-life river monster that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs is being hurriedly eaten towards extinction. The Chinese giant salamander has become the must have delicacy among Far East luxury diners who prize its lean but chewy flesh said to taste like chicken... “The overexploitation of these incredible animals for human consumption has had a catastrophic effect on their numbers in the wild over an amazingly short time-span.
  • YES,my dog bit 24 people......

    05/21/2018 12:31:38 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Kevin Collins IN RESPONSE TO ALL THE RECENT E-MAILS ABOUT THE DOG, I am SICK AND TIRED OF ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT HIM. YES, HE BIT: 6 PEOPLE WEARING OBAMA T-SHIRTS... 4 PEOPLE WEARING HILLARY T-SHIRTS... 4 PEOPLE WEARING HILLARY T-SHIRTS... 2 CAR DRIVERS WITH BERNIE SANDERS BUMPER STICKERS... 9 TEENAGERS WITH PANTS HANGING PAST THEIR BUTT CRACKS... 2 FLAG BURNERS... AND ......... A KNEELING FOOTBALL PLAYER. BUT FOR THE LAST TIME... THE DOG IS NOT FOR SALE! AND NO, I DO NOT APPROVE OF HIS SMOKING, BUT HE SAYS IT HELPS GET THE “BAD TASTE” OUT Of HIS...
  • (vanity) How to find pet (cat)?

    05/16/2018 6:09:35 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 73 replies
    me | 5/16/18 | me
    Anyone know how to find pets in this day & age?
  • Congressman wants answers from USDA on cats allegedly killed during government research

    05/09/2018 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | Juana Summers
    A Republican lawmaker wants answers from the Department of Agriculture about taxpayer-funded research experiments at a Maryland facility that have allegedly led to the deaths of hundreds of cats and kittens. Citing documents reviewed by his office, Michigan Republican Mike Bishop described a decades-old research project at the USDA's Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, in which hundreds of kittens are bred, fed meat that is infected with Toxoplasma, and later killed and discarded by "incineration." In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dated Monday, Bishop wrote that he was "shocked to hear that the USDA, the very...
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission OKs Hunting Big Game with Semiautomatic Shotguns

    05/09/2018 3:53:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, Pennsylvania became the last state to restore the right to hunt game with semiautomatic rifles. On April 24, 2018 the Pennsylvannia Board of Game Commissioners voted to correct a strange twist of the Pennsylvania game laws. In five counties where rifles are not allowed for the hunting of big game, semiautomatic shotguns have been allowed for decades. In the rest of Pennsylvania, semiautomatic shotguns were not legal for hunting big game. Now Pennsylvania hunters will be able to use semiautomatic shotguns to hunt big game in the rest of the state. From fox43.com: Semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that...
  • Vanity: Kentucky Derby Drag Queen?

    05/05/2018 11:50:48 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 49 replies
    Ran across Kentucky Derby coverage and one of the announcers was in drag. I don't understand.
  • OK: Armed Neighbor Saves Woman Attacked by Pack of Dogs

    04/30/2018 4:56:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 October, about 4 p.m. in Enos, Oklahoma, Michelle Slaughter was attacked by a pack of five large dogs. She was bitten repeatedly. The dogs refused to stop the attack until an armed neighbor shot one of the attacking dogs. Then the other four dogs ran off. The dogs had escaped from their pen. The owner, a firefighter, was in the northwestern part of the state, battling a wildfire. From kxii.com: Otis Arnold was on his way home from work, and stopped to help right after one of the dogs, a Belgian Milnois, was shot and killed by...
  • To the Creator No Prayer Too Insignificant To Answer

    04/27/2018 9:46:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/18 | Judi McLeod
    Let your every morning prayer be the one that says: “Thank You Father, for Your Creation” It was only the tiniest of sparrows, but there it lay on the deck, stunned after flying into the thick glass of the window. After a few moments, it somehow struggled to its tiny feet, wobbly, then remaining stock still for 15 minutes that seemed like an eternity. It stood there as though cast in concrete, not moving a thing. Everything in this household, including pet dog, Yankee was held in suspense. We didn’t want small-dog-big-bark balustrade Yankee to frighten the little bird out...
  • A Burmese python with a tracking device led Florida officials to a record-breaking...

    04/16/2018 3:58:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Photo via Ian Bartoszek/Conservancy of Southwest Florida An invasive Burmese python with a surgically implanted tracking device led Florida researchers to the largest python "aggregation" ever found in Collier County. A couple of days before Valentine's Day, a male python (or sentinel) nicknamed Argo was fitted with a tracking device and led researchers with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to a 100-pound female python about to lay eggs. The female was captured, and Argo was then released to be tracked down again. Just three days later and about a half-mile away from the first location, they found the horny...
  • What is this?

    04/15/2018 9:25:14 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 92 replies
    self ^ | April 15, 20128 | Daffynitionself
    What is this? Caught on trail cam last week, is my side-yard. There are 2 squirrels that play on the stone fence, near the cam; one red; one grey. This is in the Northeast Kingdom of very, very rural VT. Could it be a piebald of some sort?; it's about the size of a grey squirrel; a love child? Blowing up the pic, changed the color a bit; its coat is a very, very light, orange/cinnamon color. Would love suggestions; even snarky ones. :)
  • VA: Armed man Stops Dog Attack, Multiple Victims

    04/12/2018 12:10:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video  On Thursday morning, 29 March, 2018, a English Bull Terrier escaped from an apartment and started attacking people on the street. A man and a woman were bit on the arms and legs and were taken to the hospital.  People attempted to use several items to stop the attacks. They kicked at the dog. They beat it with a hammer.  They used pepper spray. Nothing worked until a man with a gun waited for the right moment, then shot the dog. Twice.  From wsls.com: Paul Burek saw it all unfold and rushed to help. He had...
  • Raptor poaching investigation continues

    04/09/2018 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    Plumas News ^ | April 9, 2018 | Sam Williams, Lassen Managing Editor
    The investigation into what could be the largest raptor poaching case in the state of California continues, according to a California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer in Sacramento. Standish rancher Richard Parker, 67, was booked into the Lassen County Jail on Monday, March 12, on multiple charges including take of birds of prey, take of migratory non-game birds as designated by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, take of other non-game birds and possession of wildlife unlawfully taken. Additional charges may be added as the investigation proceeds. Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon said after Parker’s arrest, CDFW officers booked...
  • Canada: Grizzly Broke into House, Shot Dead in 2015 with a Rifle

    02/27/2018 9:58:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It was 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, 9 August, 2015, in Kimberly, British Columbia when Niki and Mark Traverse' pet dog, a 9 1/2 year old Jack Russel Terrier named Sid, started barking frantically. Niki went to investigate, and came within five feed of a grizzly bear. From ctvnews.ca: "It was 10 feet from our son’s bedroom door," she said. "I ran back into our bedroom to grab my husband and say,‘There’s a bear in the house, there’s a bear in the house!’" Mark Traverse, who is a hunter, quickly grabbed his gun, loaded it, and approached the feasting grizzly....
  • Badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 nearly loses all of his teeth while chasing down carjacker

    02/27/2018 1:56:42 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 18 replies
    OC Register ^ | February 27, 2018 | JONATHAN WINSLOW
    A badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 dog underwent surgery Tuesday, Feb. 27, hours after helping officers dramatically chase down a fleeing carjacker — a pursuit and ensuing struggle that knocked out most of the animal’s teeth. The 8-year-old Dutch Shepherd, named Puskas after Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás, assisted officers Monday evening in a pursuit involving a carjacking in which the suspect tried to elude pursing officers as he drove from Santa Ana to Irvine. When the suspect finally emerged from the vehicle, Puskas swiftly chased him down as he tried to flee on foot.
  • Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver

    02/21/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. From telegraph.co.uk: They were lucky to be alive after a polar bear broke into their tent on a remote Norwegian island and tried to maul them....
  • Vanity-Our 15-year old dog is ready to pass

    02/15/2018 4:48:29 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 149 replies
    Vanity ^ | 02/16/18 | Freedom56v2
    We have 2 dogs. Our oldest, nearly 15 is having more bad days than good. He has been gone in many respects for the past week or so. He will be sorely missed. Our other dog is 7, so we will not be "dogless." I read that it is better to be a week or two early than a day late as far as putting down a pet. I don't know how much suffering he is going thru, but he is just sort of existing now.
  • Got me A Russian Blue

    02/02/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 49 replies
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    My wife adopted this beautiful little kitten this past summer. A friend of hers came to visit the other day and she told us she believed out little cat was a Russian Blue. Never heard of that animal. She is very well mannered. Waves her tail like a dog. Great companion to our Black Lab/Border Collie mix. I'm starting to call her Ruskie Blue. (Hope the FBI is not listening) Anyone else familiar with this breed?
  • A Mid-Winter Special -- Groundhog Musings

    02/01/2018 12:19:10 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/2018 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    internet-connectivity seems to be what really counts, even for dishwashers. Indeed, our new machine flashed a light in excitement about finding a signal from our router. It must have been really happy! Dear Cousin Punxsutawney Phil, Cordial thanks for your response to my letter of last year to our Aunt Climate. I think you were right on target and our great aunt has listened to our gripes. Of course, she’s not alone; as you know the U.S. President, in his speech on the State of the Union, a couple of nights ago, did not even mention “climate change” once. Presumably,...
  • Alaska, Grizzly Bear, .44 Magnum, The Longest Minute

    01/24/2018 5:53:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Doug White with Bear and .44 Magnum On September 7th, 2006,  Alaskan moose hunters, Doug White and Reed Thompson, were working on packing out the meat and head from a successful moose hunt. They were attacked by a large grizzly bear. As the attack was in 2006, it did not get the coverage it would today.  I found the account as I was searching for bear attacks where pistols had been used as a defensive measure. I vaguely remembered the incident.  The bear moved from one hunter to the other during the attack, giving Doug the chance to access...