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  • Florida Man Allegedly Stabs Dog For Siding With Girlfriend During Arguments

    07/21/2017 3:46:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An argument between a couple in Southwest Florida ended with a bloody scene and a dead dog. The woman's dog was stabbed to death allegedly by her boyfriend, police said. Mike Lado, 26, was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty for stabbing the boxer-Labrador mix, named Blue, twice. Lado returned to the home he shares with his girlfriend from drinking Wednesday, Lee County Sheriff's Office said. He and the woman got into an argument and Blue growled and barked at Lado, police said. The 26-year-old allegedly got upset about Blue always taking his girlfriend's side. Police said that's when...
  • Misguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly Wrong (Libtards kill 40,000 minks)

    07/21/2017 2:56:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 60 replies
    slate ^ | 7/21/17 | Thieme
    Between 30,000 and 40,000 farm-raised minks were released into the wild near Eden Valley, Minnesota, earlier this week when burglars—presumably animal rights activists—cut the fence to a mink-pelt farm and opened the cages holding the mammals, letting them run into the wild. Minks are strange little creatures somewhere between otters and ferrets, and when they run, their front halves and back halves teeter independently like two people pretending to be one horse. While the idea of tens of thousands of minks flopping through a pasture is quite amusing, the minks’ liberation likely came at a price: Farm-raised minks aren’t really...
  • Rare Human Genetic Disorder May Explain Why Dogs are Friendly

    07/20/2017 8:06:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 48 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 7/20/17 | Nala Rogers
    When it comes to sheer friendliness, few humans can match the average dog. But people with Williams syndrome may come close, their unusual genetics granting them a puppyish zeal for social interaction. Now, scientists have found that extreme friendliness in both species may share common genetic roots. A friendly condition Williams syndrome, also known as Williams-Beuren syndrome, occurs when people are missing of a chunk of DNA containing about 27 genes. The syndrome affects about one in 10,000 people, and it is associated with a suite of mental and physical traits, including bubbly, extroverted personalities, a broad forehead, full cheeks,...
  • Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Rare Green Puppy

    07/19/2017 7:06:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 19, 2017
    POSTED 3:57 PM, JULY 19, 2017, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE FACEBOOK854 TWITTER PINTEREST LINKEDIN REDDIT EMAIL Rare green puppy born h GOLSPIE, Scotland – Dog owner Louise Sutherland from Scotland got the surprise of her life when her golden retriever gave birth to a green puppy last week. Yep, you read that right. Sutherland named the green pup Forest, according to The Sun. Forest is one of nine puppies who her 3-year-old retriever, Rio, gave birth to. “The first pup was stuck, so myself and my daughter Claire managed to free him and pull him out safely,” Sutherland told The...
  • Twice in a Lifetime: Second Rare White Hummingbird Arrives at UC Santa Cruz Garden

    07/19/2017 6:43:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 7/15 | Michael Todd,
    Last September, birdwatchers thought they had a once-in-lifetime treat of seeing a rare white hummingbird at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. This week, a second white hummingbird has been spotted in the same area. The second rare white bird, thought to be an Allen’s hummingbird, claimed territory around a eucalyptus now drawing a captivated audience at the UCSC garden. Martin Quigley, executive director of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden, said he’s seen a 30 percent increase in visitors since fall, likely due to the first leucistic hummingbird. “At first we heard that people were...
  • Man shoots mammoth 820 pound wild hog in his front yard

    07/19/2017 6:26:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 76 replies
    al.com ^ | 8/19/17 | Joe Songer
    Samson resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family's pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly. The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town. The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it's not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors. But this was different. As he was about to get up and check on his dog, his daughter began screaming. "I jumped up to see what was going on," Wade explained. "I looked out the back window and saw nothing,...
  • 'Alpha' Trailer Is a Dog Lover's Dream 20,000 Years in the Making

    07/19/2017 11:45:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 18, 2017 | Aaron Couch
    The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a prehistoric young man who must befriend a wolf to survive. Alpha takes "man's best friend" to the next level. The film takes place 20,000 years ago in Europe, during the last ice age, and centers on a young man who is injured and left for dead by his tribe while on a hunt. He finds and befriends a wolf, who has been abandoned by his pack, and the two team up to fight for survival.
  • Friends: Pit Bull and Parrot Play (YouTube 3:21)

    07/19/2017 11:45:37 AM PDT · by johnk · 8 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 7/18/2017 | ViralHog
    Published on Jul 18, 2017 Occurred on October 6, 2015 / Pedrinópolis, Brazil "One day we decided to record the animals because we like to see the friendship of the pitbull and the parrot. The dog's name is Perigo and the parrot is Cassio."
  • Ancient genomes heat up dog domestication debate

    07/18/2017 7:55:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Nature ^ | 18 Jul, 2017 | Rachael Lallensack
    Results point to a single origin for modern canines and push back the timing by thousands of years. Researchers chasing the origin of modern dogs find that canines were domesticated once, between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. The results, published on 18 July in Nature Communications1, push back against a controversial 2016 study2 that suggested dogs were domesticated twice. The latest analysis also add weight to previous research that moves the timing of domestication back as far as 40,000 years ago. Everyone has their own idea about where and when dogs originated, says Krishna Veeramah, a palaeogeneticist at Stony Brook...
  • Bambi’s Best Friend? Dog Helps Owner Rescue Deer Stranded In Long Island Sound

    07/18/2017 3:57:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 16, 2017
    When a young deer got in trouble in the Long Island Sound, it took a surprising team to bring it to safety; first a dog, then a few good Samaritans. As CBS2’s Erin Logan reported, it was all caught on video. The owner of Storm, an English golden retriever, knows he’s loyal and caring, but on Sunday morning, Storm really surprised him. “Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,” Mark Freeley said. Freeley recorded the video on his walk with Storm and his other...
  • Dog Owner's Shock as Pet Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Incredibly Rare GREEN Puppy

    07/18/2017 10:09:37 AM PDT · by MoochPooch · 39 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 14, 2017 | Cath Ashcroft
    A dog owner was left baffled when her pet golden retriever gave birth to a GREEN puppy. Three-year-old family pet Rio had a litter of nine puppies last week, but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was gobsmacked.
  • Dog swims through Long Island Sound to rescue baby deer

    07/17/2017 3:17:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2017 | Fox News
    A dog in Long Island, New York jumped into the Long Island Sound, the body of water between Connecticut and Long Island, to rescue a young deer stuck in the water. “Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,” the dog’s owner, Mark Freeley, told CBS New York.
  • Labor Unions Are Now Filing Grievances Against Goats

    07/14/2017 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 13, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    A major union is rallying its supporters to battle the latest job-stealing enemy: goats. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the University of Michigan have had a well-established working relationship with each other for years. But this is largely because the labor union holds a contract with the school, barring it from hiring non-AFSCME members for various positions. Landscaping is among the many career fields supported by the union and is actually at the center of this latest controversy. While the university has traditionally employed AFSCME landscapers to tend to the school’s outdoor grass-trimming needs...
  • Need a car? Take mine, Stillwater officer says. Gesture helps family rescue dogs

    07/13/2017 8:13:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/13/17 | Mary Divine
    When Brad and Molly Nemec’s Dodge Durango broke down in downtown Stillwater last month, they called City Hall to explain that it would be stranded overnight. The Lindstrom, Minn., couple, who rescue Jindu dogs destined for slaughter in Korea, were on their way to pick up six dogs in Wisconsin when their SUV overheated near Teddy Bear Park. The dogs, flown from Seoul to Chicago, had been picked up at O’Hare International Airport by a friend of Nemec’s. The friend planned to meet the Nemecs near the Wisconsin Dells, a halfway point between their home and the Chicago airport. “We...
  • Truck carrying hagfish crashes and slimes car.

    07/13/2017 6:11:05 PM PDT · by alphabeta · 23 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 7/13/2017 | Jim Ryan
    A truck full of eels overturned Thursday on U.S. 101, dousing a sedan with slithering sea creatures. Hate it when that happens. The eels — and lots of gooey stuff that will make you shiver in your sandals — are all over the road. It's a decidedly disgusting scene. You should probably stay away.
  • Spider With Three Super Powers

    Known for eating other spiders, Portia is a genus of the jumping spider that is able to leap up to 50 times her own body length. Captured by stunning close up footage, we get to witness this amazing spider use its super powers to dine on prey three times her size. (Video)
  • Whale kills Canadian rescuer after he helps free it

    07/13/2017 2:03:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 13, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    A Canadian man who had worked for years to free dozens of entangled whales was killed soon after helping cut one loose, the Canadian government said Tuesday. Joe Howlett, 59, was a founder of Campobello Whale Rescue, a non-governmental organization that saves whales off the coast of New Brunswick. He was on a rescue mission with Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to free a North Atlantic right whale that had become ensnared, according to a statement from the department.
  • Water Activities Shut Down After Shark Attacks Santa Cruz Kayaker

    07/12/2017 11:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2017
    There were only five surfers out at Cowell Beach in a clean waist-high south swell Tuesday afternoon. The typically packed surf spot was almost empty after a newly posted shark warning prohibited water activities from the San Lorenzo rivermouth to Fair Avenue until Saturday morning. The closure — and reports of the attack, which did not cause any injury — has shocked the surf community. The order, which shut down water activities in Main Beach, Cowell Beach, Steamer Lane, Its Beach and others, was issued after a large shark bit a kayak a quarter mile off Steamer Lane about 11...
  • One Tree One Year

    A “special” beech tree kept under observation for a whole year by a concealed eye, which never closes. Four seasons unfolding around a crossroad of smells, signals and messages left behind by the extraordinary wildlife of the Apennine Mountains, Italy. (VIDEO)
  • Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

    07/12/2017 11:24:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after spotting the elephant struggling to stay afloat around eight kilometres (five miles) off the island's northeast coast. Divers aided by wildlife officials approached the distressed animal and tied ropes to it before towing it gently to shallow waters near the coast, where it was released late on Tuesday. Walakuluge said the animal had likely got swept into the sea while crossing the Kokkilai lagoon, a large stretch of water that lies between two areas of jungle. "They usually wade through shallow waters or even swim across to take a short...