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Odd Moments in the Animal Kingdom

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 09:18 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:



http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9216/jumpropex.jpg


Love it!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 04:48 pm
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/in-pictures-images/flying-animals/01/8356086-1-eng-US/01_full_600.jpg
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BREACHING WHALE: Whales' surface behaviors consist of lunging, porpoising, spyhopping, lobtailing, and breaching, among others. When a whale breaches, at least 40 percent of its body comes out of the water, making it momentarily airborne. Right, Humpback, and Sperm whales breach the most. A 40 ton whale seen here crashed into a South African couple's yacht on July 18.

Newscom

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Discoveries/2010/0722/40-ton-whale-smashes-yacht-donkey-parasails-what-animal-will-fly-next
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 06:23 pm
http://www.picspile.com/wp-content/uploads/294.jpg
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 10 Aug, 2010 08:45 pm
@hingehead,
wow
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 15 Aug, 2010 06:22 pm


http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/08/16/alg_bear-jar.jpg

'Jarhead' can eat again
Bear cub stuck with head in a jar for 10 days is freed

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Hey, Boo Boo, that's not a picnic basket on your head!

After 10 days of having his head stuck, a little black bear can finally breathe easy again.

The six-month old cub, nicknamed "Jarhead," was rooting around in the trash in central Florida when it nosed his way into a clear plastic container and couldn't get out.

The cub was trapped that way for nearly two weeks, unable to eat or drink.
(NY Daily News)

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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 27 Aug, 2010 08:02 am
Remote cameras in the Peruvian highlands caught an interesting image: a bear closely following a giant anteater down a forest path. There didn't seem to be a hunt going on as the bear is smallish and mostly vegetarian, and the anteater is large and clawed.
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2010/08/why-was-a-bear-following-an-anteater.html?source=link_fb08272010bearanteater
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I can think of two hypotheses to explain why the animals were together.

First, there is the possibility that the Andean bear was hunting the giant anteater. However, I think this is unlikely, for three reasons.

* Based on the analysis of their feces, and the evidence they leave in the forest, Andean bears are thought to be primarily vegetarian.
* The posture of the giant anteater was not obviously any different than in any other photos, so although it had to be aware that it was being followed, there wasn't any visual evidence that it was alarmed by the bear.
* Giant anteaters have strong forelimbs and claws, and I don't think they would be easy prey for a bear.

"So, if the Andean bear wasn't hunting the giant anteater, what was going on?"

I think my second hypothesis is plausible; I think the Andean bear may have been following the giant anteater to benefit from the anteater's superior ability to find and excavate colonies of social insects, such as ants. In other words, the bear may have been acting as a type of parasite, waiting for the anteater to find food that it could pilfer.



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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 10 Sep, 2010 12:41 pm


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1194/1208040355_c3a1cc4747_b.jpg
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2010 04:26 pm


http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2194/bear1j.jpg

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/6004/bear2.jpg

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/2955/bear3.jpg

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8662/bear4f.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2010 04:42 pm
@caribou,
I just saw the dancing corgi tape! love the sounds of the nails..
That wasn't one of Pacco's tricks. He did play 'catch and throttle the snake' with his leash though.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2010 04:49 pm
@Region Philbis,
Those are some aggressive birds. Never seen such a scene.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2010 04:52 pm
@Region Philbis,
Love this, reg. Nothing like a little determination.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 03:44 am
@Roberta,
tsarstepan wrote:
Those are some aggressive birds. Never seen such a scene.
a very hitchcockian scene...
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Love this, reg. Nothing like a little determination.
it needs a soundtrack -- mission impossible or james bond comes to mind...
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Irishk
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 01:26 pm
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2010/09/13/1225921/134559-joy-the-miracle-pony.jpg
http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/09/13/1225921/132734-joy-the-miracle-pony.jpg

Shetland foal Joy was caught up in the recent flooding in Victoria, Australia, and was left alone after her mother died. She was discovered by kind-hearted members of the public practically entombed in freezing cold mud. They dug her out and rushed her home where, in front of a roaring fire, she started to show signs of life. Still less than two weeks old, Joy is now being cared for by Quest Equine Welfare president Rebecca Atkins at her home.

Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 04:56 pm
I was browsing though a site of beautiful animal portraits. This is what I found:

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs26/i/2008/088/5/3/One_Gorilla__s_Opinion_by_tom2001.jpg

Everybody's got an opinion.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 05:20 pm
HAHA!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 05:29 pm
@Irishk,
That's the sweetest thing! Very Happy

I hope this foal lives a long, plush and happy life from here on in to compensate her dreadful beginnings.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 15 Sep, 2010 11:25 pm
@littlek,
littlek, Maybe I'm imagining things, but I think that the look on that gorilla's face suggests that he knows exactly what he's doing.
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2010 10:01 am
@Roberta,
I thought the same thing in looking at the expression of this dog amidst the 'dog days of summer' Smile Just look at those eyes and that 'smile'!

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l57793Xoly1qzbs6po1_r1_500.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2010 10:08 am
@Irishk,
Gotta agree. That dog has a knowing look.
Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 16 Sep, 2010 10:17 am
@Roberta,
I emailed the photo to Mr.Irish at work since our dog smiles, too. His reply:

There's a dog in that picture? lol
 

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