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Message 2097253 - Posted: 6 Apr 2022, 9:38:30 UTC - in response to Message 2097234.  

Animal control officers captured a wild fox Tuesday afternoon after US Capitol Police said that multiple people were followed or attacked by the beast near the chambers of Congress.

Apparently their intelligence is a threat to members of congress ...

Or are the poor furry creatures being persecuted with a DCMA takedown from the Faked News advertising corp?...

Thankfully (hopefully), at least they're not being shot or poisoned.


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Message 2097303 - Posted: 7 Apr 2022, 6:18:40 UTC - in response to Message 2097253.  

Animal control officers captured a wild fox Tuesday afternoon after US Capitol Police said that multiple people were followed or attacked by the beast near the chambers of Congress.

Apparently their intelligence is a threat to members of congress ...

Or are the poor furry creatures being persecuted with a DCMA takedown from the Faked News advertising corp?...

Thankfully (hopefully), at least they're not being shot or poisoned.


Stay safe folks!
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The fox was rabid. Otherwise, it might not have found itself in that area. I hope those attacked folks get their rabies shots.

I've had a series of rabies shots. What fun that is!
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Message 2097586 - Posted: 11 Apr 2022, 22:53:01 UTC

Thought this was a better forum for it than Transportation Safety..
Alligator crawls under man’s truck at Florida red light, then shakes it from beneath
“When he was probably three-quarters of the way under my box truck, I felt a little wiggle or shake from under truck,” Daniel Jay Kaufman told McClatchy News.

“By this time, the light is green and no cars were in front of me. I couldn’t move because I didn’t want to hurt him under my truck. For a second, I was thinking he might stay there.”
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Message 2097857 - Posted: 16 Apr 2022, 0:56:08 UTC

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Message 2097879 - Posted: 16 Apr 2022, 9:31:57 UTC

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Message 2098144 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 0:01:59 UTC
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Great white shark circles family for hour, chomps boat motor in scary video
It was like a scene right out of the movie JAWS!
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Message 2098191 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 14:46:58 UTC
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Shut your beak: Angry greenfinch picks a fight with the wrong bird


A bully greenfinch was beaten at its own game after squaring up to a smaller bird.

A dunnock was perched peacefully on a branch before the finch approached and tried to pick a fight.

As the finch tried to peck at its rival, the small brown bird used its foot to slam its mouth shut.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/04/20/shut-beak-angry-greenfinch-picks-fight-wrong-bird/
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Message 2098193 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 15:22:41 UTC - in response to Message 2098144.  

One Great White that was really upset by the whine of an outboard disturbing its afternoon snooze. I can't say I blame the shark as sometimes I've longed to take action against such noise generators.
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Message 2098345 - Posted: 24 Apr 2022, 11:23:58 UTC

Five black bears were hibernating under a home for months. The home's occupant had no idea.

One South Lake Tahoe,California, renter had some unknown house guests living underneath their house.
For months the renter, who chooses to remain anonymous, had heard occasional noises like that of purring beneath the floorboards, but thought nothing of it.
They asked neighbors if they were hearing the same noise, but everything was quiet on their end.
Finally this week, more rumblings prompted them to believe those noises could have been a bear. That's when they called the BEAR League, a non profit group that works to keep bears in the area safe, to check out the house.

What they discovered underneath were five black bears: a mama and four cubs....
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Message 2098832 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 1:35:16 UTC

Rattlesnake handler dies ‘doing what he loved’ after being bitten during Texas show
He was bitten on the shoulder during the Rattlesnake Roundup event in Freer, police told KII-TV. He was flown to a Corpus Christi hospital, where he died, police told the station.

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Message 2098842 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 2:33:05 UTC - in response to Message 2098832.  

Quite Darwinian of him.
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Message 2098846 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 4:09:08 UTC - in response to Message 2098832.  
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Rattlesnake handler dies ‘doing what he loved’ after being bitten during Texas show
He was bitten on the shoulder during the Rattlesnake Roundup event in Freer, police told KII-TV. He was flown to a Corpus Christi hospital, where he died, police told the station.


They have a treatment (anti-venom) for that. I think they might even have a vaccine, since they have one for dogs. Why wouldn't they have one for humans? I don't believe this guy had to die, although he may have deserved it for f*cking with rattlesnakes.
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Message 2098859 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 16:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 2098846.  

Rattlesnake handler dies ‘doing what he loved’ after being bitten during Texas show
He was bitten on the shoulder during the Rattlesnake Roundup event in Freer, police told KII-TV. He was flown to a Corpus Christi hospital, where he died, police told the station.


They have a treatment (anti-venom) for that. I think they might even have a vaccine, since they have one for dogs. Why wouldn't they have one for humans? I don't believe this guy had to die, although he may have deserved it for f*cking with rattlesnakes.

I have never liked the rattlesnake roundups. To me the whole thing is a cruel example of human behavior.
https://magleyanimalhospital.com/rattlesnake-vaccine/
If rattlesnakes need to be relocated away from population centers, I can understand that, but searching out hundreds of rattlesnakes for the purpose of entertaining people and ultimately killing them for skins and food is just wrong.

One interesting bit of reverse evolution has been observed in rattlesnake roundups. Rattlesnakes rattle as a means to warn away potential threats. When rattlesnake hunters are searching for them, they count on the ones that rattle to more easily catch them, but the ones that don't rattle, successfully breed, hence reducing the population that do rattle.
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Message 2098880 - Posted: 3 May 2022, 21:36:09 UTC

Lost Aussie found in North Carolina.

Loose emu wanders 30 miles from home before capture in North Carolina.

1 must wonder why a female emu was named Kevin though.

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Message 2098990 - Posted: 5 May 2022, 8:38:38 UTC

So penguins can survive when upside down.

Record number of Humboldt penguin eggs laid at Manx wildlife park.

.....The breeding programme saw penguins at the park pair up "year after year", however it was "not always opposite sex couples" that incubated the eggs and nurtured the chicks, Ms Graham said.

She said there were a number of successful parenting pairs among the park's 23 adult penguins, including "one couple that are two boys and they're actually one of our best parents".

"We always give them a second egg from one of our other couples or a chick... this will be their fourth year being two dads," she added.

There was "nothing better" for the keepers to see than the chicks reaching adulthood, she said, adding: "You never lose your enthusiasm for that."
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Message 2099017 - Posted: 5 May 2022, 20:44:51 UTC - in response to Message 2098880.  

Lost Aussie found in North Carolina.

Loose emu wanders 30 miles from home before capture in North Carolina.

1 must wonder why a female emu was named Kevin though.

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Unfortunately, we (Americans) have adopted emus for their meat and feathers. So it most probably was not an Aussie.

Kevin is a girl's name, too, although not common as such. I knew a woman named Kevin in 1973.
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Message 2099084 - Posted: 7 May 2022, 5:00:54 UTC

Emu is quite tasty.

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Message 2099091 - Posted: 7 May 2022, 6:40:26 UTC

Only when they're young.

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Message 2100486 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 18:41:38 UTC

First great white shark sighting of season: ‘You can see the blood!’
The East Coast shark season kicked off with a bloody fang: First, a great white was filmed devouring a seal off Nantucket Sunday, marking Massachusetts’ first official sighting of the season. The following day, a fisherman spotted a massive 10-foot mako shark floundering on a beach on Long Island, New York.
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Message 2100749 - Posted: 5 Jun 2022, 0:36:59 UTC

Opossum causes chaos in NYC bar — until brave Alaska woman saves day
A courageous gal from up north came to the rescue of New York revelers last week after heroically “bouncing” an interloping opossum from a Brooklyn bar. A video of the impromptu animal controller’s good deed is now going viral on Instagram, and city slickers praise her varmint-handling prowess.
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