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  • DIY pet toys for dogs and cats.

    4 The Love of Animals
    Aimee
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    We love this video from Best Friends showing how to make simple and fun pet toys. Give them a try, and let us know if you do too! We’d love to see your pets having fun. The post DIY pet toys for dogs and cats. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • Earliest Known Snakes Slithered Around Dinosaurs

    Animals News : Discovery News
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Snakes have been around far longer than anyone expected, according to a new study on the new four oldest snakes on Earth.
  • The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

    Animals News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old -- nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils -- and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes.
  • Are The New York Carriage Horses Working Too Hard?

    Bedlam Farm Journal
    Jon Katz
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    Are the carriage horses working too hard? Are the New York Carriage Horses really working too hard pulling horse carriages through Central Park. Jeff and several others sent me this photograph of New York work horses hauling snow to the rivers in the great blizzard of 1988. I asked one wagon builder what these snow wagons weighed, and he said about 4,000 pounds, that was not considered a heavy load for draft horses. Until the animal rights movement abruptly redefined abuse in recent years, horses pulled wagons full of bricks, cobblestones, lumber, rocks and debris and wagons full of all kinds…
  • Animal Concerns Community - Farewell

    Animal Concerns News Service
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
 
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    Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old -- nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils -- and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes.
  • Beating the clock: researchers develop new treatment for rabies

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal. Now, researchers have successfully tested a treatment on mice that cures the disease even after the virus has spread to the brain.
  • Rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus, a new study by veterinary diagnosticians finds.
  • Unusually elastic protein found by researchers; may have originated in cnidarian elastomer

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    An unusually elastic protein has been discovered in one of the most ancient groups of animals, the over 600-million-year-old cnidarians. The protein is a part of the "weapons system" that the cnidarians use: a kind of harpoon launched from their body at extremely high speed. The discovery of the hitherto unknown protein in the freshwater polyp Hydra suggests that the molecular mechanism of elasticity could have originated in the cnidarians and evolved to discharge a deadly weapon. Due to the similarity of the protein's amino acid sequence to spidroin of spider silk, the researchers dubbed the…
  • Bad reputation of crows demystified

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    In literature, crows and ravens are a bad omen and are associated with witches. Most people believe they steal, eat other birds' eggs and reduce the populations of other birds. But a new study, which has brought together over 326 interactions between corvids and their prey, demonstrates that their notoriety is not entirely merited. The study analyzed the impact of six species of corvid on a total of 67 species of bird susceptible to being their prey, among which are game birds and passerine birds.
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    Bedlam Farm Journal

  • Are The New York Carriage Horses Working Too Hard?

    Jon Katz
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    Are the carriage horses working too hard? Are the New York Carriage Horses really working too hard pulling horse carriages through Central Park. Jeff and several others sent me this photograph of New York work horses hauling snow to the rivers in the great blizzard of 1988. I asked one wagon builder what these snow wagons weighed, and he said about 4,000 pounds, that was not considered a heavy load for draft horses. Until the animal rights movement abruptly redefined abuse in recent years, horses pulled wagons full of bricks, cobblestones, lumber, rocks and debris and wagons full of all kinds…
  • Lulu In The Storm

    Jon Katz
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Lulu In The Storm I'm impressed by the resilience of donkeys, their astonishing equanimity and adaptability. Donkeys are desert and mountain animals, they can adapt to almost any kind of weather. It is bitterly cold up here, with some snow and driving winds. Mostly, the donkeys stay in the shelter of the pole barn, every few minutes, they come out to forage under the feeder, look around, check the woods. Their behavior is the same as always, they are alert and attentive, eager for carrots and apples, alert and  steady. I can see by Lulu and Fanny's coats that they spend a lot of time…
  • Advisories: My Weather Apps Have A Meltdown

    Jon Katz
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    Advisories My weather app is having a near meltdown over the storm of the century, now perhaps the storm of the month for most of us. I admire the power of Mother Earth, she is not willing to be programmed or modeled or labeled, she goes where she wants when she wishes, as if to tell us, "I am my own spirit, you cannot be telling me what to do or where to go." When I went to bed, my App told me there was a winter storm warning, be prepared, and then I got a text or two from my utility app and an emergency weather app I never heard of advising me – I am officially old, I guess –…
  • Cautio Abundantium: Abundance Of Caution, The New National Motto

    Jon Katz
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Cautio Abundantium I don't like to romanticize places but I often feel, living in a rural part of the country, that I live closer to the real values that have shaped this amazing country, a great experiment in freedom and decency and individuality. I thought about this in the morning when New York City closed it's subway system at 11 p.m, an "abundance of caution" said the mayor of the New York. I wonder if he knew that the city's poohbahs decided to build the subways in 1988 after a monster blizzard – far bigger than the one that hit New York today – shut the city down. The big…
  • Do You Need A Weatherman To Tell The Way The Wind Blows?

    Jon Katz
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Do You Need A Weatherman? In the last few years, the corporate behemoth has gobbled up our weather, just as they have devoured Christmas and Thanksgiving and turned our most cherished holidays into discount shopping sprees. it is my role to understand life, not to judge it,  but if you have a farm with  animals, you have to pay attention to the weather. Other lives than yours depend on it. Big storms make me nervous, because animals can suffer helplessly if their humans are not prepared, and in my life here, I have been caught unprepared in storms that nearly took my life. I was struck by…
 
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    Endangered Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • Sagebrush ecosystem recovery hobbled by loss of soil complexity at development sites

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    In big sagebrush country, re-establishing the ecosystem’s namesake shrub may jump-start the recovery process more successfully after oil and gas development than sowing grass-dominated reclamation seed mixes typically used to quickly re-vegetate bare soil on well pads, report two Colorado scientists. Big sagebrush is often conspicuously absent at restoration sites decades after disturbance. Historically, grasses have dominated the vegetation recovery following development, offering limited diversity and poor quality habitat for the 350 wildlife species harbored by what was once the most…
  • Cause for decline of Missouri River pallid sturgeon identified

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    Oxygen-depleted dead zones between dams in the upper Missouri River have been directly linked with the failure of endangered pallid sturgeon embryos to survive, according to a study. The study is the first to make a direct link among dam-induced changes in riverine sediment transport, the subsequent effects of those changes on reduced oxygen levels and the survival of an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon.
  • Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests. Basking helps the turtles regulate body temperature and may aid their immune system and digestion. By analyzing six years of turtle surveys and 24 years of satellite data, researchers have found the turtles bask more often when sea surface temperatures are lower. This vital behavior may cease globally by 2102 if global warming trends continue.
  • These jellyfish aren't just drifters; many swim strongly

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Jellyfish might look like mere drifters, but some of them have a remarkable ability to detect the direction of ocean currents and to swim strongly against them, according to new evidence in free-ranging barrel-jellyfish.
  • As trees are cut and climates shift, can the animals of Borneo be saved?

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    As the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia, Borneo stands out as a hotspot for biodiversity, and there is no question that Borneo's many rare species are in trouble. And yet -- with targeted conservation measures -- there's hope, according to researchers who predict changes to the Bornean landscape over the next 65 years.
 
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    Animals on Huffington Post

  • Dog Saves Cat From Cup

    The Huffington Post News Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    A cat in need requires a friend indeed. In this video, posted on YouTube Saturday, a helpful dog leaps to the aid of his cat friend after the feli... Read more: Dog Helps Cat, Dog Helps Cat Video, Dog Helps Cat Plastic Cup, Dog Helps Cat Cup, Dogs, Cats, Dog Saves Cat From Cup, Video, Good News News
  • Here's Proof That Birds Just Desperately Want To Be Friends With Cats

    The Huffington Post News Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Cats are notorious loners, yet nothing will stop these extroverted birds from trying to forge a friendship. Haven't they ever seen a Tweety bird carto... Read more: Cats, Birds, Mashups, Supercut, Compilation, Friends, Annoying, Cute Animals, Cute Animal Videos, Funny Animals, Video, Comedy News
  • Critics Slam Mississippi Bill That Equates Pit Bulls And 'Dangerous Dogs'

    The Huffington Post News Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Mississippi state lawmakers have introduced a first-of-its-kind bill that would, in part, allow police officers, without a warrant, to enter any home ... Read more: Pit Bulls, Mississippi Pit Bull Bill, Mississippi Pit Bulls, Dangerous Dog Laws, Mississippi Dangerous Dog Law, Dogs, Puppycide, Bsl, Breed Specific Legislation, Breed-Specific Legislation, Pit Bull Bans, 4th Amendment Dogs, Animals, Stop Bsl Blog, Shaw Pit Bull Rescue, Adopting a Pit Bull, Green News
  • Woman Gives Her Dying Dog The Bucket List Of A Lifetime

    The Huffington Post News Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    A dog is not just a pet, it's a family member -- and New Yorker Lauren Fern Watt had no intention of treating her beloved Gizelle as anything less. ... Read more: Dog Bucket List, Dying Dog Bucket List, Dogs, Lauren Watt Fern, Lauren Watt Fern Bucket List, Bucket List, Pets, Good News News
  • Susan Sacirbey: Snowbirds Migrating to Free Birds: A Compelling Journey of Body & Spirit

    Susan Sacirbey
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    What does one say about a couple embarking on a long road trip to Florida with multiple destinations in pursuit of family, adventure, and warmth while accompanied by two other family members -- their pet cats, who just happen to be 13-year-old brothers? Read more: Ecosystems, Biosphere, Conservation, Cormorants, Alligators, Cats, Cuba, Clive Owen, Travel News
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Our obsession with humanising chimpanzees could be what dooms them | Eleanor Robertson

    Eleanor Robertson
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Chimps will never be citizens of a human community, and that’s not a problem. We just need to think harder about how we justify their protectionHumans are obsessed with chimps. We’ve nursed this obsession for a long time, and it has a very particular focus: how similar are chimps to humans? It seems humans want nothing more than for chimps to return our intense, curious gaze with some unambiguous recognition. What this desire means, and where it leads us, is inextricably tangled up with broader questions about how we conceive of humans in relation to the natural world.These days, the…
  • Death by chocolate: New Hampshire reconsiders bait after bears overdose

    Associated Press
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    Hunter had stocked 90 pounds of chocolate and doughnuts at trapping site; investigation shows four creatures were killed by toxic ingredientA leading New Hampshire bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.The bears – two female adults and two cubs – were found dead within 50 feet of where a hunter had put down 90 pounds of chocolate and doughnuts as bait in September, the Concord Monitor reported. Continue reading...
  • Foie gras producer on trial in France for ‘serious animal cruelty’

    Kim Willsher in Paris
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Campaign group calls controversial delicacy into question as supplier of top chefs, Ernest Soulard, appears in courtA foie gras producer has appeared in court in France accused of “serious animal cruelty” in a case which campaigners are determined to turn into a trial not only of the individual company but of the controversial delicacy itself.The Ernest Soulard producer, who supplied France’s multi-starred chef Joël Robuchon and Britain’s Gordon Ramsay, stands accused of cruelty for the conditions in which the company’s birds were kept. Continue reading...
  • Elephant calf rescued from deep pit in China - video

    Guardian Staff
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    An elephant calf makes an escape after it fell into a water storage pit in China's Yunnan province on Tuesday. The calf tried to climb out of the two-metre-deep pit unsuccessfully before being found by local villagers. Police officers spent half an hour shovelling in earth to lower one of the sides of the pit, so the calf could climb out and return to the forest Continue reading...
  • Activist gets six-month suspended jail sentence for disrupting badger culls

    Steven Morris
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    Jay Tiernan of Stop the Cull campaign found in contempt of court for nine breaches of an injunction brought in by the National Farmers’ UnionA prominent animal rights campaigner has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence for breaking an injunction designed to prevent him from disrupting the trial badger culls.Jay Tiernan, a leading campaigner in the Stop the Cull movement which backs direct action, was also ordered to pay costs that could total as much as £55,000. Continue reading...
 
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  • DIY pet toys for dogs and cats.

    Aimee
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    We love this video from Best Friends showing how to make simple and fun pet toys. Give them a try, and let us know if you do too! We’d love to see your pets having fun. The post DIY pet toys for dogs and cats. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
  • DVR Alert! Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge

    Aimee
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals will be airing nationally on Saturday, January 17 from 3:00-4:00pm EST on NBC. Tune in live, or set your DVR for an amazing show! I hear world records might even be … Continue reading → The post DVR Alert! Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
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    Inside Conservation Blog

  • SeaWorld Animal Rescue Team Cares for Oiled Bird

    Joseph J. Nuñez
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    The SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team responded to a call recently regarding an injured sandhill crane in Kissimmee, Fla. When the team arrived on site, they realized it was maliciously sprayed with cooking oil.  This is the second bird in one month found covered in oil.  The team believes this bird is the grown chick of the other rescued sandhill crane found covered in oil that they successfully rescued, rehabilitated and returned early last month. Shortly after the crane arrived at SeaWorld Orlando, Veterinarian Dr. Scott Gearhart, his veterinary technician and one of the Animal…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team Returns First Manatee of the Year

    Sharon Moore
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Exciting news! Yesterday, the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team returned the first manatee of the year AND assisted in the return of another manatee. Both manatees were returned to Blue Spring State Park, in Orange City, Fla., following months of rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando and the Lowry Park Zoo. Sarge, an adult male manatee, was originally rescued due to cold stress back in 2013 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). These gentle giants cannot survive very long in water temperatures below 68 degrees. Sarge was transported to SeaWorld Orlando, where he…
  • First Tawny Frogmouth Chick of the Year Hatches at SeaWorld Orlando

    Sharon Moore
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    The SeaWorld Orlando Aviculture team is excited to welcome the first tawny frogmouth chick of 2015. This small ball of fluff hatched on January 10 and currently weighs .77 ounces – the equivalent of eight pennies!   The chick is being hand-raised by our Aviculture Team, which is a 24-hour job. It goes home nightly with an aviculturist who feeds the chick every 3-4 hours and monitors it closely throughout the night.  This is a huge responsibility, almost like raising your own baby! When it's fully grown, tawny frogmouths weigh as much as 21 ounces (about the same as a…
  • Gloria the Rescued Guadalupe Fur Seal Returns Home

    Kat Danganan
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    After one month of critical veterinary treatment by the SeaWorld San Diego Rescue Team, a well-mended Guadalupe fur seal, Gloria, is back in the ocean with a second chance at life!   The Guadalupe fur seal is the least studied fur seal species due to its limited geographic range — south from the Guadalupe Island, Mexico to Southern California at San Miguel Island. Since its recovery from the brink of extinction in the early 1900s, the population, thanks to conservation efforts, has swelled to approximately 10,000. It is currently classified as a threatened species. An adult male…
  • 2014 in Review: SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

    Sharon Moore
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Just one week into the new year, it’s inspiring to look back and reflect on all that was accomplished the year before.  Here at SeaWorld Orlando, a large part of what makes us who we are is our incredible animal rescue, rehabilitation and return efforts.   The team is ready and willing to respond to ill, injured and/or orphaned animals at a moment’s notice 24/7.   Did you know?  In 2014, the SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team worked alongside government agencies and other organizations to rescue a total of 14 manatees, 112 sea turtles and 424 birds. …
 
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    India's Endangered

  • IUCN Concerned about World Heritage Sites of India

    Shilpi Gemawat
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:18 pm
    A recent report by the Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has brought forth the question whether the places declared as World Heritage Sites are really well conserved. The assessment made by the IUCN showed that the sites such as the Western Ghats, Kaziranga National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Sunderbans in India are under ...Read the Rest
  • India’s Tiger Numbers Rise to 2226

    Atula Gupta
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    There is a big reason to hail India’s conservation efforts. The tiger population of the country has risen from 1706 in 2010 to 2226 in 2014. This is a 30 percent rise from the last count of wild tigers in India. The nation already hosts the biggest population of tigers in the world and with ...Read the Rest
  • Leopards Prefer to Live Near Human Habitats

    Shilpi Gemawat
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    An international study of radio-collared leopards in India has led to an unusual and unexpected finding . Scientists say that the common belief that leopards found near human residences are mostly those that have strayed from the forest habitat might not be entirely true. It is now thought more likely that the leopard is a ...Read the Rest
  • Butterfly Photos could Help you Win!

    Team Indias Endangered
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    We are searching for butterflies this month and you can help! If you have captured a butterfly in your camera and want the world to appreciate its beauty, just post the image on our Facebook Page or send it to contact@indiasendangered.com. The person with the butterfly image that gets the most likes on our facebook ...Read the Rest
  • Tiny National Park Showcases Huge Butterfly Diversity

    Atula Gupta
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Gorumara National Park in West Bengal is one of the smallest known national parks of India with a total area of just 80 sq km. Nonetheless, what it lacks in size, the park compensates in the rich diversity of fauna, especially butterflies thriving in this area. A recent study recorded more than 300 species of ...Read the Rest
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    The Other Blokes Blog

  • Your telephone exchange in the clouds

    Barry Welford
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    We are all getting used to having many of our communications via the Internet. There are also many digital services which can operate much more effectively when they are supported by online data services. This has many advantages both in effectiveness and in cost savings. There used to be a clear distinction in the telephone world.  You had your landline telephone in your home and carried your cellular phone in your pocket. That distinction has been eroded as your landline telephone may well be provided by your phone service provider via the Internet. For a business it is then natural to…
  • Safeguarding Your Reputation In The Twitter Age

    Barry Welford
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Courtesy of iosphere via freedigitalphotos.net Social media have changed the way we all must consider what other people may believe about us. It is not just celebrities like Jian Ghomeshi or Bill Cosby who may be concerned how quickly comments about their reputation may be shared on Twitter or Facebook. Anyone of us may find that someone is spreading a story that may not be true. Unfortunately it is always the case that bad news circulates faster and more widely than good news.That is why reputation management has become a key service that any company or high-profile individual may wish to…
  • Telus, the Emperor With No Clothes

    Barry Welford
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Most Canadians are aware that they pay higher cell phone costs than those in other countries because the market is ruled by the oligopoly of Bell, Rogers and Telus. They fight hard to maintain this stranglehold on the marketplace despite the widespread resentment this causes. Thankfully the federal government realizes that this is a dossier where they will get widespread electoral support whenever they decide to curb the actions of the telecommunications companies. A recent example before the CRTC illustrates the mindset of these companies. The action of Telus brings to mind the Emperor with…
  • Before I die I want to

    Barry Welford
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In the previous post, we described how the Royal Bank of Canada has encouraged people to tell others via a social medium, Twitter, what they wish to do #someday. It very much flows with the spirit of the times, but those electronic exchanges are not as rich as those that occur when people meet people. A more physical display of what counts for people can be seen in the community project that Candy Chang created in her New Orleans neighborhood. Check out her TED video where she describes the genesis of the project and what it means to her: The speed at which so many people filled in the goals…
  • What Is Your #someday Wish

    Barry Welford
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    It is very difficult for big brands to work well with social media. Social media are all about people talking to people. Those one-on-one connections are very difficult for big brands to arrange. It is just too expensive to hire all the staff that would be necessary. The best they can do is to try to float an idea and hope that people will like it enough to share it with their friends. The Royal Bank of Canada may well have selected an idea that has legs. They are encouraging people on Twitter to tweet about their  #someday wish. After all, we all have them. If you want to see what others…
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    Articles at PetsLady.com

  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Kayaking Dog Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    I is out with my human! Woo-hoo! We is doings fun stuffs! Woo-hoo! #pets #animals
  • Meet Matteo And His Marmots

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    For Matteo Walch the Austrian Alps are alive with the sound of marmots. The boy from Innsbruck became acquainted with the creatures when he was just four years old when his family was on vacation. They have returned each year since so that Matteo can visit with the animals he loves. Don't call him a marmot whisperer though. Marmots are not as shy as they are made out to be. #pets #animals
  • This Happy Otter Has Great Table Manners! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

    John P. Barker
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    This is truly one of the happiest little girls I've ever seen.  She is truly enjoying dinner.  And, she's quite polite... #pets #animals
  • Cop Cats: Seven Sharp Crime-Fighting Police Cats

    Creature Features
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Police dogs meh, police cats YEAH! Though their K-9 cousins get most of the glory, the feline fuzz have put their own fair share of dirty rats behind bars. Here are seven kitty constables ready, willing and able to flex the long arm of the claw... if they're in the mood. #pets #animals
  • There Is Nothing Like A St. Bernard Fountain

    Kitty Devine
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    It is the time of year to begin planning for your garden for the year ahead. Maybe this is the year to add a water feature -- like maybe this cool Quenching a Big Thirst Sculptural Fountain. It is a cute accent for that empty space that could use a "little" something. #pets #animals
 
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  • Meet Matteo And His Marmots

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    For Matteo Walch the Austrian Alps are alive with the sound of marmots. The boy from Innsbruck became acquainted with the creatures when he was just four years old when his family was on vacation. They have returned each year since so that Matteo can visit with the animals he loves. Don't call him a marmot whisperer though. Marmots are not as shy as they are made out to be. #pets #animals
  • Man Constantly Creating Amazing Home For His Cats

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    There are a lot of cat lovers out there who believe that they really spoil their cats rotten. They would be hard pressed to go further than Greg Krueger of St. James, Minnesota. He has spent the past 15 years continuously remodeling his house -- just for his cats. For most people this would seem to be an act of insanity. For Krueger it was more of an ingenious method of self-therapy. #pets #animals
  • News Of The Weird: Compression Suits For Camels

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Horses and dogs that race already have compression suits to help improve their performance. Al Shibla, a company based in the UAE that specializes in luxury goods for horses and camels, recently launched a line of compression suits for camels. The company claims that the strange product is already generating a great deal of interest among stable owners in the Middle East. #pets #animals
  • ‘Easy Rider’ Dogs Don Doggles & Ride Shotgun In Motorcycle Sidecars

    Ron Callari
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Down through the ages, man’s best friend has often filled the role of ’sidekick,’ whether it be the family dog, a guard dog or a member of a police squad’s K-9 Unit. But, most recently that term took on a more literal meaning. In a new initiative that includes sidecars, doggles (doggie goggles) and road trips, ’sidecar dogs’ are becoming the new rage. #pets #animals
  • Office Mascot Survives Charlie Hebdo Terrorists Attacks In Paris

    Ron Callari
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    As the whole world learned of the devastating terrorist attacks inflicted on the Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, little was reported about the affects on one lone canine. Actually it wasn’t until January 16 that France’s Le Monde newspaper released a very heart-warming story of an unreported survivor of the shootings. #pets #animals
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    PurdyPuppy.com - Connecting Well Bred Puppies with Families

  • We are now Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Purdypuppy is the ONLY Dog Breeder In Ontario to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau
  • MAL SHIH puppies for sale

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    We do not have any Mal Shih puppies available right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW Breed Information The Mal Shih is a hybrid of the Maltese and the Shih Tzu. They are a member of the toy breeds and is a very intelligent and affectionate dog. Both the Maltese and Shih Tzu are easy to train. Therefore the cross will also train well.
  • YORKIE POO puppies for sale

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Our Yorkie Poo puppies were born on November 21, 2014 There are 3 Males and 2 Females in the litter Only 3 Males Left 2 Black with White Males 1 Black with White Paws Male 1 Black with White Female – SOLD 1 Black with White Paws Female – SOLD Our Yorkie Poo puppies will weigh between 9 and 11 lbs as adults They are $ 885 + hst. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has…
  • MORKIE puppies for sale

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    We do not have any Morkie puppies available for homes right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The MORKIE is a hybrid of the Maltese and the Yorkshire Terrier. Both the Maltese and the Yorkie are in the Toy Breed group and thus the Morkie is consistent with the Toy Breed. The Morkie tends to have great personalities and are alert and easy…
  • MALTESE puppies for sale

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    We do not have any Maltese puppies available for homes right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The MALTESE is a member of the toy breeds and is a very intelligent and affectionate dog. Originating in, as the name suggests, Malta. The Maltese was routinely kept as a ship dog is the days of the tall ships.. Maltese are very intelligent and…
 
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    Los Angeles » Listings

  • Uptown Pup

    Seamus' Dad
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Located in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, Uptown Pup provides a holistic, convenient location for all your pup's needs.
  • Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen

    Seamus' Dad
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Olson'd Scandanavian Deli has been here for over 50 years in the same location. A bit of LA history! They have about five great little sidewalk tables that you can sit with your furry friend! Try the Scnadanivan Sushi!
  • The Dog Bakery – Venice

    Seamus' Dad
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Bakery for Dogs carrying fresh baked treats, food, toys, clothes and more!
  • Wags and Walks

    Seamus' Dad
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    Wags and Walks is a non-profit organization whose primary mission to match people with dogs that need a home and to save dogs lives on death row. Many people are looking (or know someone looking) for a new dog. This can be a very time consuming and frustrating process. After filling out an application, we […]
  • Rock Dog & Cat

    Seamus' Dad
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED! We are a pet food/supply store with two locations: Eagle Rock & La Canada, CA. We are happy to be a part of these communities!
 
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    Chelsea Dogs Blog

  • Craigslist ad for Seattle dog walker goes viral

    Bronwyn Hall
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    A Craigslist advert by a dog walker looking for work in Seattle has gone viral. Craigslist The intro for the hilarious ad reads: ‘HEY RICH-ASS DOG OWNERS: Are you at the office 23 hours a day in a coke-fuelled effort to squeeze every last penny out of your 20’s and 30’s? Are you going out of town with your post-divorce trophy-girlfriend to visit your slave ship collection in the Barbados? Do you work for a corporation that received Tarp money? I AM YOUR DOG WALKER I am the most radical, bitching, mind blowing dog-walking experience in all of Seattle. All dogs are STOKED when…
  • Desperate owner of missing dog hires helicopter

    Bronwyn Hall
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    A desperate owner of a missing Japanese Shiba Inu hired a helicopter in an attempt to find her dog, it has emerged. Janice Bannister lost her dog, Sylvia, during a walk on the beach in Anglesey. She had only been visiting the area for the day to visit a friend. Now Ms Bannister, from Telford, has been staying with a local resident so that she can continue to search for her beloved pet. Facebook.com She resorted to hiring a helicopter from Caernarfon Airport – at a cost of £750 – after a reported sighting of Sylvia in the sand dunes at Newborough Beach. Facebook.com Ms Bannister…
  • Labrador Retrievers revealed as the UK favourite

    Bronwyn Hall
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    New data has shown that the Labrador Retriever is the UK’s favourite dog with more than half a million of the breed tagged in the country. Ten years of microchip data showed that 509,000 Labradors are microchipped with pet registration companies AnimalCare and Petlog. Throughout the UK, the Labrador has topped the list almost every county! pinterest   Runners up for the top spot included the Jack Russell Terrier with more than 376,000 tagged and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier with 356,000 tagged. However, the data included 5 million dogs and showed clear evidence that the breed of…
  • World Dog Awards: Dog of The Year

    Bronwyn Hall
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last week, I told you about the first ever World Dog Awards that were happening in America. It was attended by glitzy Hollywood stars and their equally glitzy canine counterparts and all of the furry fun was aired on CW Network on January 15th. Gilbert Flores/Broadimage The most prestigious award – Dog of The Year – was awarded to Hank, a stray dog that was adopted by the Milwaukee Brewers after he found his way into the Brewers training centre. Soon after, he was made a baseball celebrity with a legion of fans who met him at the airport when the team brought him back with them…
  • Seven e-cards that will encourage your crazy dog tendencies

    Bronwyn Hall
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    These seven e-cards say it better than you ever could.   somEEcards Because you completely and utterly do not care that your dog has a wardrobe bigger than most children. And most adults. Okay, fine – most humans in Western society then! Anyway, you completely and utterly do not care. someEEcards Because every time your grandma, great aunt, milkman says ‘You’re still single then?’ you want to scream ‘NO, I HAVE A DOG!’ somEEcards Because some people need to understand that your house is also your dogs house. Therefore, if those certain people are…
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    Birding Pictures

  • Northern Harrier–The Gray Ghost

    Lauren Shaffer
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Gray Ghost, male Northern Harrier, Marsh Hawk; all names of this unique hawk which hunts low over open ground or marsh. Long and slender, with wings often held in a dihedral or V-shape, its flat head makes it look something like an owl when it flies. Another owl-like feature is a facial disk which aids the hawk in hearing rodents below in the grasses. This is seen more easily in the female whose plumage is very different from the male, with its dark brown back and heavily streaked under-wings. Both share the white rump patch, however. Photo of the female is below, where you can just make out…
  • Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

    Lauren Shaffer
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
      Photographing eagles at Conowingo Dam along the Susquehanna River in Maryland, has to be one of the most thrilling experiences of a photographer’s life. At least it is, if the eagles are there! There are no guarantees that they will show up in big numbers, or that they will be active for more than a few minutes every hour or two, but when conditions are right, the sound of thousands of camera shutters going off continuously can really raise one’s adrenaline! From early November to the end of December is the best time to go. When power is needed, the hydroelectric plant…
  • Eurasian Wigeons and American Wigeons: Contentious Cousins

    Lauren Shaffer
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The Eurasian Wigeon which breeds in Iceland, Europe, and Asia, is a common visitor to America, and is a handsome bird with its rufous head and pinkish breast.  It shares some characteristics with its American cousin, the “Baldpate,” such as the cream-colored crown, white shoulder patch, and black at the back end. As stated in Audubon birds, The Eurasian Wigeon is usually found associating with flocks of its American counterpart. Like the American Wigeon, this species is unorthodox in its feeding habits: It spends much of its time grazing on land like a goose and also loiters…
  • Forster’s Tern

    Lauren Shaffer
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Forster’s Tern is a beauty, unique among the terns in winter with its black eye patch rather than a cap or crown. It’s also the only tern which lives almost entirely in North America. On a recent visit to Cape May, NJ, we came upon these beautiful birds vying for a spot on the railing of a dock. Forester’s Terns feed on fish, small crustaceans, frogs, and mollusks. They often hover before plunge-diving into the water after prey. In the East they prefer salt water marshes, and in the West they inhabit mainly fresh water marshes. Winter is spent along the coast south of…
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow

    Lauren Shaffer
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Lincoln’s sparrows are always a treat to see in fall migration in Pennsylvania.  Their finely streaked sides and breast, along with their buffy malar stripe and upper breast, an eye ring, and white throat and belly all combine to make for one handsome bird. s This fall I discovered some wonderful habitat for migrating sparrows and warblers.  At the bottom of a private lane of a neighbor, where field, prairie (shrubby grassland), and deep woods converge; dozens, if not hundreds of mostly sparrows are often found in the grasses, multiflora rose, and autumn olive. Towhees, Mockingbirds,…
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    worldofpiranhas.com

  • Oh Dios Mio, Vampire Piranhas!??

    PiranhaGuy
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
      The vampire piranha, which is not really a piranha but often mistaken for one, is the bad boy you see above. The scientific name for this little fella is the “Hydrolycus scomberoides”, but for the purpose of this article, I’m going to go with its other well-known name, which is Payara.   The main […] The post Oh Dios Mio, Vampire Piranhas!?? appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • Is That a Black Piranha in Your Tank???

    PiranhaGuy
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
      Now that I’ve gone through most of the basics about owning pet piranhas, which mostly covered our friendly neighborhood red belly piranha as a starting point, I thought it was high time that I start showing off the other piranha bad boys. There are a lot to cover, so please bear with me… it […] The post Is That a Black Piranha in Your Tank??? appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • I Have Pet Piranhas, No More Vacations For Me???

    PiranhaGuy
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
      At some point or another it’s going to happen where you will be away from your pet piranhas. Sometimes it will only be for a few days (i.e.: golf trip to Vegas, held up in a local police drunk tank for 48 hours, etc. ) or sometimes you just need to take off for […] The post I Have Pet Piranhas, No More Vacations For Me??? appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • How to acclimate your new pet piranhas

    PiranhaGuy
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    I just realized that one thing I didn’t cover enough in my “You Really Want a Pet Piranha?” series, was the fact that when you buy your little fellas, you can’t just dump them in your aquarium and walk away, even though your aquarium went through the cycling process.  If you do that, you are […] The post How to acclimate your new pet piranhas appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • My Top 5 Favorite Piranha Movie Scenes

    PiranhaGuy
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
      This wouldn’t be complete web site about piranhas if I didn’t talk about all the awesome piranha movies that are out there right now.  There are so many classics that it was really hard to chose from, so I figured I’d go with my top 5 scenes.  I’ll give you guys a list of […] The post My Top 5 Favorite Piranha Movie Scenes appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
 
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    Pet Talk News

  • Senior Dogs and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Rebecca
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    When we think of scientific research we often think of studies involving rats and mice. It has been discovered that older senior dogs have a similar brain pathology relevant to the way a human’s brain reacts to aging. If you have ever owned a senior dog you might have experienced them developing cognitive or thinking type problems. Their behavior becomes different, they do things they never did before and can appear at times even confused. Many of these behaviors can be similar to a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep is different in that they may roam the house at night and…
  • Birds That Talk

    Rebecca
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Check out this parakeet. In the United States we call these birds parakeets and in the rest of the world they are referred to as a budgie. This bright green fellow’s name is Disco and it seems to fit his personality. Disco has an impressive 130 phrase vocabulary and he’s great at mimicking his owner as you will see in this short video. Did you know that parakeets name their offspring specific sounds? This is very similar to humans naming their children. The young birds will then introduce themselves by their sound. Parakeet parents will call their offspring by their sound too. A…
  • World Dog Awards

    Rebecca
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    The CW Network will host the first ever World Dog Awards. The show was filmed this past weekend in Santa Monica California with host George Lopez. Airing will be on the CW Network Thursday, January 15th 8pm Eastern, but check your local listings. Instead of a red carpet there will be a green carpet which seems quite appropriate for the dogs! They will honor the best dogs in the world including military dogs, service dogs, and dogs who have saved lives along with many other categories. The trophy for winners will be a golden fire hydrant. Joining George Lopez will be other dog-loving…
  • Guinea Pig Calendars

    Rebecca
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Guinea Pig calendars are becoming more and more popular. Amazon offers 13 different Guinea Pig Calendars for sale. These calendars would not have been found 20 years ago. Maverick Arts was one of the pioneers in this project in 2008 as they hired guinea pigs to be models for a calendar inspired by the Beijing Olympics. A 2015 edition is available now with new pictures of guinea pigs in sporting events. Check out these delightful pictures from their new calendar. The ASPCA reports that guinea pigs are very social animals and are happier being housed with another guinea pig. They only weigh…
  • Panda’s First Snow Day!

    Rebecca
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Giant panda Bao Bao at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. enjoyed her first snow day this week. She tumbled down hills, pounced on mom and climbed trees. Bao Bao is 16 months old and has never before played in the snow and she seemed like a pro knowing how to fully enjoy the day! Bao Bao is one of only several hundred giant pandas alive in captivity. There are only an estimated 2000 in the world. She was born at the zoo in Washington DC on August 23, 2013 and made her debut to the public January 18, 2014. Giant Panda births in captivity are very rare. The post Panda’s…
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    BeeTIME

  • What does Royal Jelly taste like?

    Frenkie
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    Royal jelly or ‘Gelee Royal’ is a sticky liquid that is produced from six to fourteen days old worker bees to feed her his queen queen. Before first purchase everybody is asking how royal jelly taste like. This incredible product from nature, has all basic, essential ingredients that we need every day, because of that it has a very rich nutritional value. Royal jelly is a white to pale yellow in color. It is thick, yet smooth, has a distinctive aroma and slightly spicy acidic-sweet taste. To sum up, probably you will not like the taste of royal jelly when you try it first, awful…
  • 11th International Beekeeping Fair in Croatia

    Editorial Board
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:14 am
    Bjelovar Fair ltd., Croatian Beekeepers Federation and Beekeepers Federation of Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska County ARE INVITING YOU TO 11th INTERNATIONAL BEEKEEPING FAIR 6th – 8th of February 2015.  –  FAIR PLACE GUDOVAC At Fair place Gudovac, near town Bjelovar, in organization of Bjelovar Fair Ltd., Croatian Beekeepers Federation and Beekeepers Federation of  Bjelovarsko-bilogorska County, from 6th – 8th of February 2015., will be held 11th international beekeeping fair. Croatian Ministry of Agriculture will be a sponsor of this fair, and co-organizers of the Fair are…
  • Innovative Solution for Varroa Mite: Sauna for the Bees

    Editorial Board
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:25 am
    Beekeepers, we get always sparkles in the eyes, when we hear the news about fighting against varroa mite. This news is certainly worth of your attention, just like related news from last year; Innovation: Effective Biological Varroa mite Treatment. It seems the Germans are the most active in the war against cumbersome parasite varroa mite. The conceptual father of this project named We save bees (original: Wir retten Bienen!) is Richard Rossa dipl. ing. On the way Dr. Florian Deising came along. The two of them also established company Apisystems. Idea: Hyperthermia in the Bee Hive…
  • Nosema Ceranae, Overlooked Honey Bee Enemy

    Editorial Board
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    As one of the possible causes of honey bee losses, the gut pathogen Nosema ceranae has proved controversial. It seems accountable for colony losses in Spain, yet elsewhere it seems not to cause obvious problems despite being widespread. Two papers published in the Journal of Apicultural Research help to shed some light on the problem, with close studies of this organism and its relationship with its host. Nosema ceranae, a microsporidian fungus, is a relatively new pathogen of honey bees, having only been discovered in 1994 on the Asian honey bee Apis cerana. It was found on the western…
  • Review of Beekeeping Year 2014

    Editorial Board
    24 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    I think we can say in the name of all beekeepers that year 2014 is finally at the end and we are looking forward into year 2015 full of new stories that will be positive and successful. In editorial board, we review the most important moments of beekeeping in Europe and we put together 10 posts of beekeeping year 2014. News Review of Beekeeping Year 2014 1. January – too warm for bees: January is the month in the middle of winter and the rest time for the bees, around hives should be peace and quiet. Instead of keeping the winter cluster warm, bees during time unusually leisurely flying…
 
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    MyAquaticEcosystems

  • Weirdest Sea Creatures in the Aquatic Eco-systems

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it. Top 8 Weirdest Sea Creatures in the aquatic eco systems Some times just looking at these weirdest sea creatures causes the feeling of “ah wow its so unusual I gotta keep looking!” Imagine scuba diving and running into one of these monster ocean creatures. What kind of shock would you be going through. Almost like a deer in head lights When you finally take calm down and realize it hasn’t approached you yet. You swim away… then it’s following you. What would you do? Well heress to all those situations that…
  • Unique Science Projects for Preschoolers

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Science Projects for Preschoolers Preschoolers minds are racing 1 billion times a second. What’s the next coolest thing around. It is this time where captivating that state of mind can help them hold on to that curiosity for years. Possibly even revolutionize the world when they are adults. Hold on to your chairs because these are some cool water experiences that can really blow a preschoolers mind when it comes to Science projects for preschoolers. Here is a list of some of the coolest electronics that they can assemble and build themselves that will live them with the feeling of…
  • Top Whale Watching Sights in the Aquatic Ecosystem

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it. 10 Top Whale Watching Sights in the Aquatic Ecosystem If you’re looking for a life changing experience.. seeing the Aquatic Ecosystem from the view of your own eyes! Sharks, whales, dolphins, Sea Lions, and literally 1000’s of different types of exotic fish. These spots are known to have one of the most best aquatic life eye candy not even imaginable. 10. Bimini, Bahamas Dolphins are some of the biggest show boats around. In the Bimini Bahamas you’re sure to see and play with the dolphins. They are highly conscious…
  • 5 Fish With Severe Seafood Poisoning Effects

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    5 Types Seafood Poisoning You Probably Don’t Know About When you think of sea food poisoning, Does sushi come to mind? Worms, bacteria, and tons of other type harmful “edibles” are sure to come with bad preparation of certain fish or even the type of fish you eat. Rest assured this list can make you feel more confident in your food choices and also give you some insight on what kinds of seafood poisoning types are actually quite common in the typical kitchen, and also some bizarre ones. We’ll start off the list with the most bizarre The Hallucinogenic Seafood Poisoning…
  • 15 Things More Likely to Kill You Than Shark Attacks

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Ever since the movie jaws came out people have been afraid of shark attacks and wondering how many shark attacks per year are fatal There is a reason why shark attacks always show on the news. They are just not as common as people would think. But how many shark attacks per year are actually fatal. From 1580 to 2013 there has only been 569 fatal attacks. Sharks actually do not enjoy the taste of humans. The most common species of sharks that are in reported attacks are great whites, tiger, and bull sharks. The main reason most sharks attack humans is because they mistaken them for seals.
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