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Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:37 pm
by trailblaze
Lone wolf has a special meaning to one who now has an island all to himself and he could not be happier. It's illegal to go near the island until spring/summer next year and then reassess his behavior. ... ery-island

A family of four camping on Discovery Island off Oak Bay had to be rescued by Coast Guard Saturday afternoon when they were cornered by the island’s resident wolf.

“There’s a shed where the foghorn was for the beacon on Sea Bird Point on Discovery Island. So the wolf kind of chased them on there and was just kind of hanging out below them there,” said marine search coordinator Jeff Olsson of the Victoria Rescue Coordination Centre.

“They had a VHF radio so they called Coast Guard radio and said what was going on.”

The family took their dog which is illegal and the wolf did what comes naturally. The province made the right call and hopefully will continue to do so and let the wolf live his life out in peace.

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:33 pm
by CielOnTap
It is known that cats can find car engines to be warm enough for overnight sleeping. What about a cat finding a train engine enticing but being found in ice and snow and near death on a very cold morning in Canada?

The cat has lost some nails, one ear and might be having the other ear removed as a result of its adventures on the train engine.

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:18 pm
by CielOnTap
A turtle in Thailand that had ingested hundreds of coins (due to visitors tossing coins into its pool) has died some days after surgery to remove those coins.

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:57 pm
by CielOnTap
A famous circus with a long history in the US will close. The lion tamer will take the big cats home with him.
The Animal Trainer

The first thing Alexander Lacey, Ringling’s heartthrob animal trainer, does every morning after he feeds and waters the 14 lions, tigers and one leopard he has raised since birth is gauge their mood. Who is grouchy? Is a female in heat? Does Max the tiger’s growl means he’s hungry or tired? Is Goldie the lion’s penchant for laziness just that, or something more?

“You have to really learn to read them,” said Mr. Lacey, 41, who was born in England into a lion and tiger-training family. “Once you understand your animals so well, there is no reason to be scared of them, because you are never going to put yourself in a position where it is dangerous.”

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:46 pm
by CielOnTap
With the prospect of hot weather coming to Prairie provinces in Canada, police are reminding people not to break car windows to remove pets from hot cars. It's a legal issue.

The Ontario SPCA hosts a website - offering the same advice, as well as promoting the campaign against leaving pets in cars in hot cars in the first place. The SPCA says it receives hundreds of reports of pets left in cars every year.

Regina Police added that they love dogs, but "breaking someone's window without taking other, more reasonable, steps first will probably result in unwanted consequences for you."

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:23 am
by CielOnTap

Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:02 pm
by deja vu
A once in a lifetime opportunity and more pictures on the link.

Nature at its finest. ... -1.4315310


Tim Newton got out of bed, slipped into his Crocs and trudged over to his window.

It was just before dawn on a Tuesday, when something woke him up.

That wasn't unusual. His home — located near a state park in the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska — has attracted quite a few furry creatures over the years from moose to bulls. Once, he was woken up by a black bear on his deck.

"I heard this patter of feet racing around on the deck. I thought, 'Well, that isn't a bear. What the heck is that?'" Newton recalled.

The sound was like "huge pads sticking to the deck like Velcro," he said.

Wrapped in his favourite full-length, grey fleece robe, Newton opened the window shade "just a crack."

Oh, just cats, he thought.


Re: Animal World Tales

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:28 pm
by CielOnTap
How do alligators deal with water freezing in the winter? They stick their snouts above the waterline just before the water completely freezes then go into a form of hibernation.
The alligators seem to instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, says Howard, who is general manager of the park. They respond by sticking their nose above the surface at just the right moment, allowing the water to freeze around them.

Alligators then enter "a state of brumation, like hibernating." Alligators can regulate their body temperature in all sorts of weather, park officials said, and can essentially remain frozen in place until the ice melts.