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Message 2114911 - Posted: 18 Feb 2023, 0:52:38 UTC

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Message 2114920 - Posted: 18 Feb 2023, 9:45:03 UTC

Get your budgie smugglers out. On 2nd thought don't.

Budgie boom in outback Central Australia as rain creates perfect breeding conditions.


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Message 2115187 - Posted: 24 Feb 2023, 4:25:33 UTC

... footage shows 10ft alligator STALKING 85-year-old Florida woman from at least 100ft across lake before bursting out and dragging her to her death - as Trooper the dog survives

Sadly, this is not the first time a Florida alligator has had a small dog or senior citizen for a meal and most likely won't be the last.

Having visited and know people who live in this part of the Florida Treasure Coast...
I have seen signs at these 'lakes' (more like retention ponds) with warning signs informing you not to walk too close to the shore lines and watch out for potential alligator encounters.
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Message 2115252 - Posted: 25 Feb 2023, 23:16:21 UTC - in response to Message 2115187.  

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Message 2115404 - Posted: 1 Mar 2023, 15:19:09 UTC

It's NOT safe to go fishing here!
Video shows fishing boat caught in middle of massive shark feeding frenzy off Louisiana coast
At one point, more than a dozen sharks gunned toward the boat as the bait ball — a close-packed conglomeration of small fish — tried to take refuge beneath it.
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Message 2115531 - Posted: 4 Mar 2023, 6:38:18 UTC

Can the dogs of Chernobyl teach us new tricks on survival?
More than 35 years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the dogs of Chernobyl roam among decaying, abandoned buildings in and around the closed plant – somehow still able to find food, breed and survive.

Scientists hope that studying these dogs can teach humans new tricks about how to live in the harshest, most degraded environments, too.
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Message 2115668 - Posted: 6 Mar 2023, 22:55:40 UTC

A Florida homeowner opened his front door. He was bitten by an alligator
The alligator was 7-feet, 10-inches long, said state-certified trapper, Curtis Lucas, who was called by Florida Fish and Wildlife officials to trap the reptile.

"The resident opened the front door after hearing a noise, believing it was someone looking for his son. The alligator lunged and he was bitten in the upper thigh," McCallister said in a news release.
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Message 2115752 - Posted: 8 Mar 2023, 4:54:26 UTC

Watch your doggie doors: Arizona homeowner finds bobcat laying on dog bed inside house
Images of the bobcat show the large feline lying in a dog bed with toys and a blanket nearby
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Message 2115846 - Posted: 9 Mar 2023, 9:03:21 UTC - in response to Message 2115752.  
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Watch your doggie doors: Arizona homeowner finds bobcat laying on dog bed inside house
Images of the bobcat show the large feline lying in a dog bed with toys and a blanket nearby

I've had raccoons come through the doggie doors, and I completely enjoyed it. I might have had an opossum come through once, but there's a bigger chance that one of my dogs carried it in. It was hurt, but not very bad.

Because of the dogs, I don't think any critter would make it through the doggy door. Also, I've taken to closing the door so that no one can use it while I'm sleeping.

I wonder what kind of dog it was and was there any "interaction" between the two?
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Message 2115889 - Posted: 10 Mar 2023, 1:49:25 UTC

A bewetiful ending...
7 sheep escape NJ slaughterhouse, get new chance at life at sanctuary
The sheep were spotted wandering the streets of Paterson — New Jersey’s third largest city — after officials believe they fled from an abattoir on River Street early Monday morning.

In their new home, the sheep will have “600 acres of property to roam freely and live the rest of their lives in peace,”
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Message 2116188 - Posted: 16 Mar 2023, 7:39:16 UTC

This 1 won't be turning up to a BBQ near you.

Holstein calf with smiling face markings lands role as farm lawnmower for life.


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Message 2116927 - Posted: 31 Mar 2023, 20:51:19 UTC

Recent floods here have not only been over beneficial to native fish it has also done the same for an introduced pest so what happened to the Carp herpes that was meant to get rid of Australia's worst aquatic pest?

....Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 was first identified following a large outbreak at a carp farm in Germany in 1997, which was followed by similar outbreaks in the US and Israel the following year.

Infected fish were found blotched white, with patches of bleeding skin, necrosis or rotting of the gills, and showing signs of lethargy, among other symptoms.

The virus is mostly spread via contact, meaning fish in high densities are most at risk of transmission.

While that's bad news for aquaculture, it could be the Achilles heel for the pest in Australia, which schools in huge numbers during breeding and when waterholes are drying up.

The government's $15 million investment was sunk into the National Carp Control Plan to investigate just that.....
So ATM more testing is required before it gets the go ahead to rid us of this environmental pest.

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Message 2116976 - Posted: 1 Apr 2023, 22:16:19 UTC

An orangutan struggled to nurse her baby. A human new mom taught her how.

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So, when Zoe (orangutan) gave birth in December 2022 to her second baby, the zoo’s veterinarian had an idea: ask a zookeeper who was a new mom to breastfeed her own baby in front of Zoe, as a live demonstration.

... “I showed Zoe everything, with zero modesty,” Turner (zookeeper) said. “I wanted her to be able to see the whole process, because orangutans don’t wear shirts.”
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Message 2116981 - Posted: 2 Apr 2023, 1:29:05 UTC

Monkey see. Monkey do.

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Message 2117117 - Posted: 4 Apr 2023, 23:34:42 UTC

Can't you read the sign? I'm on duty so get out of here (and I'm sick people trying to photo bomb me).

King’s Guard horse bites woman’s hair as she poses for photo.
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Message 2117380 - Posted: 10 Apr 2023, 5:19:02 UTC

Climate change isn't helping some animals, but humans step in when they can.

Baby loggerhead turtles returned to Shelly Beach on Central Coast and released after hatching at Taronga.

Getting to the ocean is no small task for baby sea turtles.

The animals have to break out of their shells, dig their way out of the sand and dodge predators along the way to the water.

Once they are in the ocean, more dangers await them.

The journey for dozens of baby loggerhead turtles on the New South Wales Central Coast has been made a little bit easier with the help of wildlife experts and volunteers.

Ninety-three baby turtles were released into the ocean at Shelly Beach overnight after their nest was excavated and transported to Taronga Zoo in Sydney just over a week ago.

Taronga Zoo senior veterinarian Larry Vogelnest said he could not believe the turtles had made it this far.

"The success rate is phenomenal," he said.....
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Message 2117597 - Posted: 13 Apr 2023, 17:59:56 UTC

Anyone for char-b-cue on the hoof?
More than 18,000 cattle killed in Texas dairy farm explosion
The fire at Southfork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt, which critically injured one worker, was the deadliest barn fire on record.
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Message 2117600 - Posted: 13 Apr 2023, 18:26:03 UTC - in response to Message 2117597.  

That's a gruesomely criminal lack of regulations/oversight.


Only in the USA?...

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Message 2117630 - Posted: 14 Apr 2023, 2:46:54 UTC

Guinness World Records announced
Pearl, a two-year-old Chihuahua, is officially the shortest living dog in the world, measuring just 3.59 inches in height and five inches in length.

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