Tag: animals

Kentucky mountain lion appears to be wild; officials not convinced

Well, this is an interesting development! No agreement on if the mountain lion found in Kentucky in 2014 was wild or a former captive. A wildlife research organization that studies the expanding range of cougars in North America has come to a different conclusion from the one offered by state authorities on how an ill-fated mountain lion…

Beware of big cat buildup in Beloit

The hype is spreading. Pretty soon EVERYONE will be seeing big cats because they been scared by the all the media coverage that something really is out there. The city of Beloit is cautioning the public after two city employees spotted a cougar in Big Hill Park earlier this week. Source: Beloit warns of possible…

China studying animals as earthquake predictors – Plausible but problematic

It’s an idea rejected by many in the modern seismology world but there may be something to it. Nanjing city in East China’s Jiangsu province has built seven new observation sites from which to make general earthquake predictions, using animals like chickens, pigs and fish to help forecast possible risks. Source: Nanjing mobilizes animals in predicting…

Did it rain lampreys in Alaska? Not really

When sea creatures appear on your lawn, you might wonder how the heck they got there. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says they are falling from the mouths of gulls. FAIRBANKS—Adult Arctic lampreys have fallen from the sky four times this week in Fairbanks, including at the Value Village parking lot, according to…

Mass animal deaths reported; fringe sites panic over headlines

Mass animal deaths can be caused by a myriad of things – disease, natural toxins, algal blooms and other oxygen-depleting situations, human hunting and dumping, accidents, warmer waters, lack of food, etc. The mystery mongering sites will lump all the mass mortality events under one scary banner – DEAD ANIMALS! PANIC! They do a serious…

Amazingly spectacular, perfectly natural: Frilled shark caught

Stupid media click-bait headlines piss me off. It’s not ‘horrific’, grotesque, something from “Alien” or even a silly “living fossil”. It’s a cool animal. Learn about the real world, it’s amazing. A rare specimen of a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) was brought up by a fisherman in Australia. Trawler skipper David Guillot caught the 1.5 meter specimen while…

Mountain lion captured and killed in Kentucky

This is extremely interesting news. If the animal was wild, it would be the first such confirmed mountain lion in Kentucky since before the Civil War. Wildlife officer shoots and kills mountain lion in a tree in northern Bourbon County A state wildlife officer shot the mountain lion late Monday afternoon on Redmon Road in…

Discovery Channel programming is equivalent to what comes out the tail end of this poor snake (UPDATE)

UPDATE (8-Dec-2014): This Discovery show has aired and was called a bait and switch. Are you surprised? I’m not. ‘Eaten Alive:’ Bait and, umm, switch – Newsday. “Eaten Alive!” the massively promoted Discovery Channel special that prompted PETA outrage, a thousand stories, possibly even some flyby viewing Sunday night, was a snake-bitten hoax. No one…

Dubious report of black panther in Queensland

Claimed sightings of large black cats are widespread, but unless you live in an area where there are leopards or jaguars, you’re almost certainly mistaken. Farmer says he’s spotted black panther twice | Sunshine Coast Daily. JOHN Rourke didn’t always sleep with a cane knife next to his bed. But after seeing a black panther…

Chupacabra (mangey raccoon) killed in North Carolina

Don’t tell the finder that it’s not the legendary monster chupacabra. Because he KNOWS it is. It exists, he says. Did elusive chupacabra attack farmer’s cows? Wildlife experts suspect sickly raccoon – Your Daily Journal – yourdailyjournal.com. After the disappearance of two goats, evidence of attacks on his cows and some mysterious late-night howls, James…

New oarfish video – Is this the “classic sea serpent”?

Two oarfish are filmed in swimming around in shallow waters in Mexico. This Rare Footage Shows Two Live Oarfish Swimming in the Ocean | Smart News | Smithsonian. Oarfish are the world’s largest bony fish, and they usually don’t come in to the beach. They like depths of around 650 feet, and as far down…

Mountain lion photo NOT from New York

Here is another case of a big cat photo being hyped as something it’s not. A reporter in upstate New York has tried to track down the facts of a rumor that a mountain lion was struck by a vehicle in that state. An image search would have solved this in seconds. Was a mountain…

Sighting of Essex “black panther” (Update: Dog)

Another reported sighting of a big cat in the U.K. Still, it’s inconclusive. ‘Black panther’ spotted prowling on the edge of Hatfield Forest | Uttlesford village headlines. AN “unfamiliar” creature, suspected to be a black panther, was spotted on the prowl in a field in Great Hallingbury on Monday (March 10). The animal was on…

That’s not mold on the bananas; is a spider nest

Another story that you all won’t appreciate but it’s good to keep this in mind. Deadly spider nest found in bananas bought in Staffordshire | Stoke Sentinel. A STAFFORDSHIRE family were forced to flee their home after finding hundreds of potentially deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas. Father-of-two Jamie Roberts, 31, spotted white patches…

Mangey coyote makes headlines as chupacabra in Texas

He’s dead. Latest chupa news from Texas. Chupacabra Sighting? – Crossroads Today Many believe the Chupacabra is a mythical creature but one Victoria County couple said they think one was killed on their property Sunday night. Doug and Lucy Ohrt live on a ranch in Victoria County and said Sunday evening they came face to…

Expert debunks Fukushima radiation as link to starfish catastrophe

In November, we brought you links to the disturbing story of the starfish wasting syndrome. The cause is unknown. The cause is STILL unknown. However, blame has fallen on Fukushima radiation for a huge array of real and imaginary problems noted in the Pacific. Here’s why this problem is NOT related to the Fukushima disaster.…

Bioluminescent mystery animal filmed by eyewitnesses (UPDATE: Prank)

Yep, a prank for a TV show. Well done. But man, these are hard on me… See update below the story. The lesson here: Nothing should be taken as real. Strange glowing animal caught on camera in UK harbor. Video: Mystery ‘alien-like creature’ seen in Bristol harbour – Telegraph. Experts were baffled after video footage…