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  • This is what happens when you get too friendly with frogs (Video)

    01/21/2022 2:05:55 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/27/2021 | Piyo's Frog Channel
    Little frog cuteness. Video, 3 minutes & 4 seconds
  • Wildlife rescuers try to identify mystery animal that might be dog or coyote

    01/21/2022 11:39:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 21, 2022 / 1:24 PM | By Ben Hooper
    VIDEO OF ANIMAL AT LINK................ Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Wildlife experts in Pennsylvania said they are having genetic testing done to identify a mystery animal that might be a dog or a coyote. Christina Eyth, of Fairfield Township, said she noticed paw prints in front of her door earlier this week and followed them around her house to their source -- a small, dog-like animal curled up outside her basement door. "I peeked outside the door, and that's whenever I noticed the animal on the left hand side. And it was so scared and cold and shivering," Eyth told WPXI-TV....
  • A 'Pristine' Reef of Rose-Shaped Corals Was Just Found Off The Coast of Tahiti

    01/21/2022 7:59:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | 20 JANUARY 2022 | KELLY MACNAMARA
    Fish swimming in the newly discovered reef. (AFP Photo/Alexis Rosenfeld) Scientists have discovered a vast reef of "pristine" rose-shaped corals apparently unharmed by climate change in deep water off the coast of Tahiti, UNESCO announced Thursday. Mapping approximately three kilometers (two miles) long and up to 65 meters (213 feet) wide, UNESCO said it was "one of the most extensive healthy coral reefs on record". The UN heritage agency said it was "highly unusual" to find healthy coral in cooler waters between 30 and 65 meters deep and that it could suggest that there are more reefs in the ocean...
  • How C. elegans worms avoid getting poisoned

    01/20/2022 4:33:20 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 24 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 20 January 2022 | Eva Botkin-Kowacki
    Javier Apfeld approached the question like a worm detective. Except, instead of solving a wiggly creature's murder, the biologist was trying to understand why worms didn't die, despite a deadly toxin's common presence in the environments in which they live. The verdict: The worms know how to detect and dodge the chemical threat. A trick they use, as Apfeld and colleagues describe in a new paper published in PLOS Pathogens, is that they know how to get by with a little help from their food. And, says Apfeld, an assistant professor of biology at Northeastern, understanding the worms' methods could...
  • Prayers for my dog's upcoming tests, please

    01/19/2022 8:36:39 PM PST · by Salamander · 76 replies
    Self | 11/19/2022 | Salamander
    Please prayer for my PTSD dog's upcoming tests for his osteosarcoma
  • Wandering seal leads police on slow-speed chase to law firm in England

    01/18/2022 11:14:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 14 | Ben Hooper
    Police in England said a seal wandering near the center of a town led officers on one of their "slower pursuits" when it fled to a nearby lawyer's office. Humberside Police said the seal was spotted underneath a parked car in Grimsby early Thursday morning, and the animal fled when officers approached. "Unfortunately, the seal didn't want to hang around, resulting in one of our slower pursuits," police tweeted. Personnel from Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue were summoned to the scene and were able to wrangle the seal outside of the Wilkin and Chapman law firm's building. Wildlife rescuers said they do...
  • Maine Coon Kitten Outweighs a Toddler: ‘Everyone Confuses Him With a Dog’

    01/18/2022 11:01:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    A Maine Coone from Stary Oskol in eastern Russia is thought to be the world’s largest kitten at just under 2 years old — with perhaps years more before he stops growing. Owner Yulia Minina bought the alabaster tomcat named Kefir — after the creamy cultured milk drink — two years and many pounds ago. “But when strangers come to the house, everyone first confuses him with a dog,” she added. In fact, Kefir weighs more than the average toddler, with 2-year-olds typically clocking in at 26 to 28 pounds, according to
  • The Incredible Story Behind a Crocodile Found Buried Under a Welsh School

    01/18/2022 2:49:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 14 JAN 2022 | Katie-Ann Gupwell
    The 120-year-old crocodile is now on display at the schoolWe use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A 120-year-old crocodile has been put on display at a Rhondda primary school after being discovered underneath the floorboards of a classroom. Pupils at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bodringallt, in Ystrad, arrived at school on Wednesday to see the giant saltwater crocodile, which was discovered by workmen in June 2019 when work...
  • Record Snow Is Making Moose Cranky and Dangerous, Alaska Park Says. ‘Be Ready to Run’

    01/18/2022 2:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    JANUARY 10, 2022 | Mark Price
    Record Snow Is Making Moose Cranky and Dangerous, Alaska Park Says. ‘Be Ready to Run’
  • Man dies after crashing into moose on I-90 west of Spokane

    01/18/2022 2:18:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KJQ ^ | Man dies after crashing into moose on I-90 west of Spokane
    UPDATE: JAN. 18 The driver, identified as 63-uyear-old Scott Brodie, was pronounced dead at the hospital on Saturday. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: SPOKANE, Wash - A couple is recovering after crashing into a moose on I-90 west of Spokane Wednesday night. Officials say the man and woman were badly hurt. They were flown to a hospital. Eastbound I-90 was closed for a short time but is now back open.
  • Owl wing design reduces aircraft, wind turbine noise pollution

    01/18/2022 8:35:41 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 67 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 18 January 2022 | American Institute of Physics
    Trailing-edge noise is the dominant source of sound from aeronautical and turbine engines like those in airplanes, drones, and wind turbines. Suppressing this noise pollution is a major environmental goal for some urban areas. In Physics of Fluids, researchers from Xi'an Jiaotong University used the characteristics of owl wings to inform airfoil design and significantly reduce the trailing-edge noise. "Nocturnal owls produce about 18 decibels less noise than other birds at similar flight speeds due to their unique wing configuration," said author Xiaomin Liu. "Moreover, when the owl catches prey, the shape of the wings is also constantly changing, so...
  • Rescuers Chisel Dog’s Head Out of Wall After He Gets Stuck

    01/18/2022 12:40:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WTVM ^ | Jan. 18, 2022
    A dog named Buddy is recovering after getting his head stuck inside a block wall in Phoenix. Rescuers had to chip away brick to free him. Buddy, a 2-year-old pitbull-terrier mix, got away from his owner, noticed another dog and got his head stuck inside a block wall. “The other dog was not very appreciative of him being there and proceeded to bite him multiple times on the head,” said Dr. Andrew Tornell, a veterinarian with the Arizona Humane Society. Buddy, a 2-year-old pitbull-terrier mix, got away from his owner, noticed another dog and got... Buddy, a 2-year-old pitbull-terrier mix,...
  • British woman swept away by wave while trying to rescue dogs is found dead in Tonga, brother says

    01/17/2022 5:01:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    A British woman who went missing after a huge undersea volcanic eruption rocked Tonga has been found dead, her family said, in the first reported fatality in the Pacific island nation. The brother of Angela Glover, who ran an animal rescue center, said the 50-year-old died after being swept away by a wave. Nick Eleini said his sister's body had been found and that her husband James survived, the BBC reported. "I understand that this terrible accident came about as they tried to rescue their dogs," Eleini said in a video statement posted by Sky News.
  • It's Not a Plane, It's Not a Bird! Video of 'Flying Deer' Goes Viral

    01/17/2022 4:23:15 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 34 replies
    sputnik news ^ | 1/17/2022 | Sangeeta Yadav
    With over 82,600 views and 5,400 likes, the video of a "flying" deer has taken the internet by storm, fueling much interest among wildlife loving netizens.Oh Deer!A 30-second clip of a deer taking a giant leap, about 7 feet into the air to cross a road, is leaving netizens awe-struck. The video was posted on the "WildLense Eco Foundation" Twitter account.The video shows a deer emerging from a roadside before leaping across the dirt track in slow motion before safely landing on the other side and running off into the wilderness.“And the gold medal for long & high jump goes...
  • A 60-Year-Old Buck Is the New PA Record Typical Whitetail

    01/16/2022 9:29:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 1/15/2022 | P.J. REILLY
    For the first time since 1943, Pennsylvania has a new state record typical whitetail taken with a firearm. The “new” record buck, however, was shot about 60 years ago. Frederick Kyriss shot the 14-point buck, which measured 202 7/8 inches according to the Boone & Crockett scoring system, in Montgomery County some time in the 1960s. He had the skull with antlers attached mounted in his garage for decades without ever having it measured. Game Commission officials aren’t exactly sure when Kyriss took the giant buck, but guessed it was in the 1960s. In the record book, the harvest year...
  • French Bulldog Stolen at Gunpoint During Castro Valley Armed Robbery

    01/16/2022 8:41:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | January 16, 2022
    Authorities in the East Bay are investigating the armed robbery of two women in Castro Valley Saturday where suspects stole a purse, housekeys and a pet French Bulldog and later took one of the victims’ car from her home. According to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m., a woman and her adult daughter were walking their French Bulldog named Tito in Castro Valley when they were suddenly attacked. A black SUV, a 2019 Kia Niro, pulled over in front of the two women as they were walking westbound on Norbridge Road. The daughter said...
  • Outdoor Cats Are Using $500 Starlink Satellite Dishes as Self-Heating Beds

    01/15/2022 4:25:50 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 14 Jan 2022 | Margaret Osborne
    The devices—developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX—have a warming feature to prevent snow built up from disrupting the signal “Starlink works great until the cats find out that the dish gives off a little heat on cold days,” For those concerned about cats outside in cold weather, Taylor clarifies they do have access to heated cat house. But even when temperatures reached minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit, the kitties still used the satellite dish as a $500 cat bed. “When the sun goes down, they head back to their house,”
  • Pence family's bunny Marlon Bundo dies

    01/15/2022 1:22:05 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2022 | Betsy Klein
    Marlon Bundo, the beloved pet rabbit of the Pence family, has died, former second daughter, Charlotte Pence announced Saturday. "He taught me how to always try to be kind first and never stop making an effort to get along. We had some wild times together, and I'm forever grateful. Rest in sweet peace, little bunny," Pence posted on Instagram.
  • Round Rock Clinic Performs Rare Arthritis Procedure on Komodo Dragon

    01/14/2022 10:24:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KXAN ^ | Jan 14, 2022 | Eric Henrikson
    The oldest Komodo dragon in North America recently visited a Round Rock clinic to receive treatment for arthritis. The dragon, named Bubba, is 27 years old, eight feet long, weighs 175 pounds and lives at the San Antonio Zoo. “He was very much awake,” said Dr. Jaime Sage, CEO and Chief Radiologist with SAGE Veterinary Imaging. “He was mildly sedated … so he wouldn’t move very much for the procedure.” Bubba’s knees are very arthritic, which can be very painful. New bone formed around the ends of his joints, called osteoarthritis. Sage performed a procedure using SenovetinOA, a radioactive chemical...
  • Fish Believed To Be Extinct in Ohio Found Alive After 82 Years

    01/14/2022 9:15:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | 1/12/22 AT 10:36 AM EST | BY ANDERS ANGLESEY
    Afish long believed to be extinct in Ohio for 82 years has been rediscovered in the state, government wildlife officials proudly declared. The small longhead darter was thought to have been last captured in the Buckeye State in 1939. For decades the species was considered extirpated in Ohio, meaning the fish was extinct locally but could be found in other locations. In a Facebook post shared on January 6, the ODW said: "Who dis [this]? Believe it or not it's a longhead darter. "Why are we so excited? This striking creature, native to Ohio, was thought to be extirpated from...