Tag Archive for animals

Amazingly spectacular, perfectly natural: Frilled shark caught

Specimen captured in Australia recently.

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…

White tiger dies from cobra bite in Indian zoo

Photo credit: Hindustan Times

It’s unclear how this happened but the death has prompted an outcry about the animal’s housing conditions, the breeding of white tigers, and the safety and security of zoo animals. Black cobra’s bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo, snake paralysed. On Saturday morning, the zoo officials found the two-year-old tiger, Rajan, unconscious, bleeding from…

Mountain lion captured and killed in Kentucky

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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)

Green anaconda - suspected to be the type on the loose in New Jersey

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

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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…

Two loosey gooseys?

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A two-fer in the UK. Is a penguin on the loose in Looe?. Looe tourist information centre wants to know if you have seen a penguin on the loose. It comes after someone told staff on Wednesday that he believed he had seen one on Hannafore Beach. Escaped emu on the loose causing problems for…

Out of place pufferfish found on UK beach

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Pufferfish, balloon fish, porcupine fish, are native to tropical waters. This was not a typical visitor to the UK shoreline. Poisonous Pufferfish found washed up on Chesil Beach. A POISONOUS tropical pufferfish has been found washed up on Chesil Beach. Richard Fabbri, who works at Weymouth Watersports, found the 12-inch oceanic pufferfish while on a…

Cryptozoogical mystery in NYC solved!

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Well, this is interesting. A fisher is spotted in the Bronx. That was unexpected! Mystery Solved For Strange Animal Found Scurrying Around The Bronx. For months, a weird unidentified animal has been spotted roaming the streets of one neighborhood in the Bronx. The animal has been scurrying at night, and spooking people during the day…

Dolphins signaled researchers to aid in unexpected rescue

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A very interesting story about dolphin behavior from researchers. One day, a research team was following a school of bottlenose dolphins in the waters off Los Angeles, California. Then, something unexpected happened. Dolphins Guide Scientists to Rescue Suicidal Girl – News Watch. The dolphins were still feeding in circle near shore, when suddenly, one individual…

Chupacabra (mangey raccoon) killed in North Carolina

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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…

The scent of guinea pig (draws one big unwelcome intruder)

Photo: The Eagle (from Twitter)

True story. She did not expect this bathroom intruder. African python giant snake found in bathroom. A 12-foot python has been returned to its owner after a slithery stop at a Central Texas home where a woman earlier bathed her pet guinea pigs. The Eagle newspaper reported Tuesday that Veronica Rodriguez was shocked in early…

They aren’t flying monkeys but getting pretty close

Photo credit: Chinese Air Force Network/Ministry of National Defense

Many animals have been recruited to use in military applications. China now has a crew of monkeys. It’s just a small step from dispatching birds… They’re fierce, furry and ready to protect China. The People’s Liberation Army revealed Monday that it has trained a small unit of macaque monkeys to protect a northern air force…