Posts in category "wild animals"

Killing Bobcats in Illinois May Be Approved: Really

Killing Bobcats in Illinois May Be Approved: Really
Killing Bobcats could become legal in Illinois. Interesting how critical we are of people killing Cheetah or Lion in Africa, or Tigers in Asia or Siberia….Yet, in our own backyard we want to make it legal to gun down Bobcats because a handful of farmers may potentially be dealing with them….That’s the thing, it’s not... Read more »

Quinn Rejected Bobcat Hunting Before Leaving Office

Quinn Rejected Bobcat Hunting Before Leaving Office
Bobcats and Mountain Lions are an American treasure just as Lions and Tigers are in Africa and Asia. If Lion or Tiger hunting were allowed there would be an outcry here. Yet, in Illinois, some consider and advocate for hunting Bobcat.  As one of his last acts as Governor, Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would... Read more »

Animal Bravery

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From a shoplifting pigeon thief to a cat taking on an alligator – here are animals acting tough in surprising circumstances. Except the skydiving cat and skydiving dog – though safe, I’m sure – I’m not certain they had a choice in the matter. Still, all in all – I think, a fun video.  ... Read more »
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Floppy Snake

Floppy Snake
A snake-like amphibian dubbed the floppy snake has been discovered in a drained river in Brazil. News reports quickly began to compare the ancient amphibian species (not really a snake) to a human penis, just in case you haven’t heard. The eyeless amphibian, Atretochoana eiselti was discovered at the bottom of the Madeira River in Rondonia state... Read more »

Tigers Taunted by Gibbon

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What’s going on here? Is this gibbon taunting the tigers or wanting to play with the tigers. It’s odd because gibbons are normally wary of being on the ground since that is where they are most susceptible. These tigers are young, but can still do damage to a gibbon. I’m guessing this gibbon is still... Read more »

Can a Dog Guard Against Bears?

Can a Dog Guard Against Bears?
Bears now….previously have answered about porcupines pets and coyotes and pets – here’s a question (from my newspaper column) about how to “train” a dog to defend against bears, and a unique way to determine how a dog might respond. Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A... Read more »
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Porcupines Causing Thorny and Painful Problem for Pets

Porcupines Causing Thorny and Painful Problem for Pets
Porcupines are becoming an increasing problem for dogs and cats throughout parts of the country. The thorny rodents are attracted to garbage, and like raccoons, coyotes, skunks and opossum have become more bold at raiding our trash. Porcupines spend a lot of time in trees, away from even tree-climbing cats and certainly nowhere near dogs,... Read more »

Gay Animals

Some tree branches are like a gay zebra finch bar, these birds are all male
Maybe it’s proof that you are born gay….or maybe not. For example, new research demonstrates that zebra finch raised by their fathers aren’t as likely to pair for life with female birds as they are with a dude finch. It seems, the gay blades just ‘hang’ together and don’t usually truly have a gay sexual... Read more »

Teenage African Animal Killer

Teenage African Animal Killer
African wildlife is disappearing. That’s not my opinion, it’s a fact. In some places there are no rhino’s left  -none; hyenas in some places too numerous as a result of so few lion; African wild dogs are gone from much of their previous range and the same is true for a myriad of other animals;... Read more »
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Never Fool Around with Mother Ostrich

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Moral of this story – never fool around with a mother ostrich.