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Real Hunters Don't Shoot Pets or Farm Stock:
That seems a fairly simple idea, but in fact that's what a lot of folks are doing. It's called a "canned hunt," and from where I sit it encompasses quite a bit more than Ted Nugent shooting farm goats. As Ted Williams' notes in Audubon magazine, "There’s no 'thrill of the chase' if there’s no chase. But with canned hunts, there’s no effort either, and that’s the selling point." If folks are a glutton for punishment, they can read my musings on the same topic here.
The Return of the British Otter:
In Great Britain, the Otter has gone from near-extinction in 1970 to biologically maximum attainable populations — limited only by their own territorial nature — in rivers across England. As I have said many times before, if we will only take the boot off of Mother Nature's neck, she will rebound on her own. In this case, the boot was pollution.
Slo-Mo Elephant Seal Battle:
Check it out.
An Hermaphrodite Dog?
Yep, it apparently occurs once in a blue-moon. Over at the Cold Wet Nose blog, Beverley Cuddy reports on a one-year-old Staffie cross that has been given gender re-assignment surgery and is looking for a home. George is now Georgie Girl. In other nonsense, and just for my females readers with a shoe fetish (all women so far as I can tell), check out these jobs. Nice!
Chupacabra's are just coyotes with mange.
Paint the Turbines!
It turns out all the wind turbines are painted the wrong color. When painted white, they attract bugs, which attracts birds, which results in astounding levels of avian mortality. The best color to keep both bugs and birds away? Purple.