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  • Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

    10/17/2020 5:53:05 AM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 14, 2020 | Jonathan Amos
    To photograph one of rarest creatures on Earth you have to be incredibly skilled and remarkably lucky. But Sergey Gorshkov is clearly both - as demonstrated by his stunning picture of a Siberian, or Amur, tiger deep in the forests of Russia's Far East. The image has just won him the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The female tiger is seen embracing a tree, rubbing herself against the bark to leave her scent and mark territory in Land of the Leopard National Park. "The lighting, the colours, the texture - it's like an oil painting," says WPY chair...
  • No, That Mountain Lion Wasn't "Stalking" a Runner

    10/16/2020 11:46:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    Backpacker ^ | Oct 15, 2020 | Adam Roy
    A viral video of a mountain lion has inspired headlines about the cat "stalking" the runner who recorded it. But that's not what the clip shows. By now, you've doubtless seen *that* viral mountain lion video. Shot in Utah, the six-minute clip shows a mountain lion advancing, snarling and batting at the air, as Kyle Burgess, the trail runner holding the camera, slowly backs away down the gravel path. Since first appearing online, the video, titled "Cougar Attack in Utah | Mountain Lion Stalks Me For 6 Minutes!" has appeared in publications from CNN to Newsweek, many of which have...
  • Woman tossed out of her jeans after being charged by bison

    09/08/2020 10:51:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Today ^ | 8-14-20 | Drew Weisholtz
    The attack happened at South Dakota's Custer State Park A bystander captured the moments a bison charged at a woman in South Dakota. In the video, a group of motorcycle riders approach a herd of bison scattered in the middle of a road at Custer State Park, but one woman gets too close to a mother and her calf. The bison charges at her and manages to get its horns into her jeans. The animal then throws the woman around and tosses her out of her pants before she manages to escape. The person who recorded the encounter wants it...
  • Beavers, bison and returning beasts: Rewilding the UK

    09/03/2020 10:30:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    al Jazeera ^ | 9-3-20 | Nick Clark
    Rewilding is not about restoring the past, but about proactively seeking solutions for a world in environmental crisis. There is something deeply heartening about an extinct native species being reintroduced to its former habitat. In the United Kingdom, there are several of those stories. The last time storks were recorded breeding in the UK was way back in 1416 on top of a cathedral in Edinburgh. This year, nests on the Knepp Estate in West Sussex produced the first wild-born chicks in 600 years. The parent birds were bred in captivity and released into the wild as part of a...
  • Cory Gardner Makes 'Conservative Conservation' Mainstream

    08/07/2020 9:48:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 7, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Should political observers write off Senator Cory Gardner’s (R-CO)’s re-election prospects yet? Not so fast. New polling suggests he’s gaining on challenger John Hickenlooper. The junior senator, first elected to office in 2014, is confident he can beat the scandal-prone former presidential candidate and Colorado governor. On a recent episode of my podcast, District of Conservation, Senator Gardner discussed how the campaign is going and how the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) will preserve our nation’s outdoor heritage.He said, “We have been able to take our message of accomplishment for the people of Colorado from corner to corner across our state, and I’m going to continue getting...
  • Reward offered for information on who put 'Trump 2020' sticker on bear

    08/02/2020 6:36:55 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 94 replies
    wlos ^ | August 1st 2020 | Taylor Young
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A local group of activists is outraged after a black bear was recently seen in Asheville with a political sticker on its collar."Help Asheville Bears" (HAB) is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can find out who put a 'Trump 2020' sticker on the bear’s collar. Sheila Chapman tells News 13 the black bear wandered onto her front porch in North Asheville on July 31 when she noticed something colorful on its collar. {snip}"We have so many places in this world to put stickers and express our political views," Chapman says. "Using a wild animal...
  • Musician Playing Harp in the Woods Is Greeted by Deer Like Something Out of a Fairy Tale

    07/31/2020 7:32:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    My Modern Met ^ | July 28, 2020 | Emma Taggart
    Harpist Is Accompanied By Adorable Woodland Creature In A Dreamy Scene Straight Out Of A Disney Movie BY MATTHEW RUSSELL “My harp session turned into a Disney movie,” writes Redditor u/Noomie90. The musician was preparing for practice when a white-tailed deer approached slowly from behind. With a smile and a song, she continued to play along. The harpist performed “The Sounds of Silence” with a uniquely designed “portable” model. The deer appears in the background of the meadow. “TIL harps can have slings so you can harp anywhere,” commented Redditor u/nerdwaffles. “It’s actually an altered guitar strap!” replied the musician....
  • Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

    07/14/2020 9:39:04 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 13 July 2020 | CHRISTINA LARSON
    The Andean condor has a wingspan stretching to 10 feet and weighs up to 33 pounds, making it the heaviest soaring bird alive today. For the first time, a team of scientists strapped recording equipment they called “daily diaries” to eight condors in Patagonia to record each wingbeat over more than 250 hours of flight time. ... One bird flew more than five hours, covering more than 100 miles (160 km), without flapping its wings. “Condors are expert pilots — but we just hadn’t expected they would be quite so expert,” “When you see condors circling, they are taking advantage...
  • Meet the two women who caught the mountain lion in San Francisco

    06/24/2020 11:11:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    SFGate ^ | June 22, 2020 | Amy Graff
    Captain Amy Corso woke up last Thursday at 1:30 a.m. to the sound of her crying toddler. Corso didn't need to get up for work until 3 a.m., but she couldn't fall back asleep because she immediately started thinking about the task ahead of her that day - tracking down a lost mountain lion in the city and capturing it. Corso is the field services supervisor for San Francisco's Animal Care & Control and in recent days she and her colleague Officer Stephanie Pone had been consumed with the wild cat prowling city streets at night. The two had been...
  • Battle of the sea: Golf-ball sized suction marks covering a shark off Hawaii are signs of a fight between the predatory fish and a giant squid

    06/09/2020 8:47:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2020 | RYAN MORRISON
    An oceanic whitetip shark was found covered in suction-like scars on its side These scars had to have been made by the tentacles of a giant squid species Researchers say its the first evidence of a fight between a shark and giant squid Until now fights between massive cephalopods and giant sharks were only speculative, due to the fact squids live at over 3,000ft under the ocean surface. He said while he couldn't say exactly which species, it had to be large. White dots found on the body of the shark were made by the narrow parts of the tentacle...
  • Bald Eagle Sings Song in Exchange for a Snack

    05/05/2020 2:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 05.01.20 | Keenan Crow
    I’ve been keeping my nose to the ground looking for lighthearted videos to share lately, and found one yesterday that might put a smile on your face. It’s a video of a bald eagle sitting on what appears to be somebody’s back porch, and the person shooting the video has apparently struck a deal with the bird where he gives it a snack and gets a song in return. First of all, the guy behind the camera in this video kind of cracks me. And I don’t know about you, but this was a nice little break from the rest...
  • Why China Shouldn’t Shut Down All Its Wet Markets

    04/29/2020 7:33:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 29, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    The Chinese government should ban the sale of wild animals and refrain from using traditional Chinese medicine to advance Beijing’s political objectives. But that's not all wet markets are.> The news of Wuhan reopening its wet markets has caused angst and criticism around the world, because one of the wet markets in the city was identified as ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic.Shutting down all wet markets in China is unrealistic. These markets are integral in Chinese people’s culture and way of life. More importantly, we shouldn’t confuse these wet markets with wildlife markets. The majority of wet markets do...
  • Why Extravagant Beauty Is Evolution’s Most Persistent Problem

    04/22/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    While the rest of us can’t imagine life without beauty, its absence would certainly make life easier for evolutionists. They will just have to accept their beautiful plight. I don’t often think about evolution, but I recently found myself doing so under the warm, cerulean waters of Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. I was snorkeling, taking in the tropical fish schooling around me. I thought, how did their diverse and extravagant beauty come to exist? If natural selection is the engine that created the living world, what is the reason behind this opulence? Why does beauty even...
  • The number of black bears has QUADRUPLED at Yosemite...beasts migrate there

    04/21/2020 7:02:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    The number of black bears has QUADRUPLED at Yosemite since the park closed due to coronavirus as the beasts migrate there while visitors stay away 'The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.' Ranger Katie, a biologist who's worked with black bears for over a decade, said in a Facebook live stream video that the animals are now having a 'party' since humans have been barred from visiting. There can be literally walls of cars, stop-and-go traffic or people in the park,' she said. 'So, for...
  • With no tourists around, animals at Yosemite are 'having a party'

    04/16/2020 9:02:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-16-20 | Marnie Hunter
    Being cooped up at home is no fun for humans, but bears are making the most of the extra space at California's shuttered Yosemite National Park. "The bears are just literally walking down the road to get to where they need to go," Ranger Katie Patrick said during a Facebook Live event on Sunday. She is a wildlife biologist who has worked with black bears in Yosemite since 2007. "For the most part, I think they're having a party," she said in response to questions about what the animals have been doing since Yosemite closed on March 20. Normally this...
  • Guy Catches Adorable Groundhog Eating His Veggie Garden

    02/04/2020 3:38:56 PM PST · by Twotone · 91 replies
    The Dodo ^ | February 2, 2020 | Jeff
    When Jeff noticed that his garden was getting destroyed, he put out a camera to catch the culprit, a groundhog! But Chunk won Jeff’s heart over, and now he lets him have whatever he wants.
  • Incredible Pictures Show 'Fattest Squirrel in the UK' and it Can't Stop Eating

    01/31/2020 1:40:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Chris Ciaccia
    A photographer in the U.K. snapped pictures of what's been described as possibly "the fattest squirrel in the U.K." And the minuscule mammal can't stop eating. David Hoztaby, from Bingley West Yorks, was walking one afternoon when he spotted the sizable squirrel, unfazed by Hoztaby, British news agency SWNS reports. It was then that the part-time photographer realized that he needed to take the photos. “I’ve never seen such a big squirrel before so I got my camera out," Hoztaby told SWNS. “It caught my eye immediately because it was just so large. I thought ‘look at the size of...
  • Gorgeous Golden Pheasant Makes Rare Snowy Appearance

    01/23/2020 10:08:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Amazing video shows one of China's most beautiful and reclusive birds, the Golden Pheasant. The birds were spotted foraging in central China's Ganshan National Forest Park. The brightly colored birds are native to forests in mountainous areas. They are a protected species in China, as their population numbers are decreasing. They were recently named, along with the white swan, as the city birds of Sanmenxia. Take a look at the video above to see the birds in action. Take a look at the video above to see the birds in action.
  • Moose traps Alaska man inside shed while he frantically calls wife, doorbell camera captures encounter

    01/18/2020 12:20:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18,2018 | By Michael Bartiromo
    Curtis Phelps had just taken out the trash on the morning of Jan. 11 when he spotted something heading his way out of the corner of his eye. It turned out to be a large bull moose, and Phelps — knowing the animals can be aggressive — quickly shut himself back inside the shed. According to Curtis’ wife Amy, her husband immediately called her on his mobile phone — but she ignored the call, thinking it was accidental. “I had no clue that the poor thing was stuck in there,” she said of her husband, the Associated Press reported. Curtis,...
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: 5 mountain lions seen together in Amador County

    01/15/2020 7:37:15 PM PST · by Mariner · 50 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | January 15th, 2020 | Unattributed
    PIONEER, Calif. — Home surveillance video captured five mountain lions traveling together in Amador County. Mountain lions are normally solitary and elusive. They also make sure to avoid humans, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The video, captured along Stephanie Way in Pioneer, which is east of Jackson, shows the five big cats walking onto a driveway and then crossing the street. The video was taken at Chris Bruetsch’s home. >> See the surveillance video in the player below His neighbor, Don Gall, said residents see all kinds of animals – deer, wild turkeys, bobcats, coyotes –...