The animal world — and the human connection

mtierney

good story on our feathered friends...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/parrots-are-a-lot-more-than-pretty-bird.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share


mtierney

More like ourselves than I thought!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/opinion/sunday/what-i-learned-from-tickling-apes.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share


Morganna

Well here is something you might like but these animals are extinct!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-horned-dinosaur-utah_us_573ca9cce4b0646cbeebc520


galileo

What an ugly, scary creature and a vegetarian nevertheless!!


mtierney

been way too long since I have posted on this thread, but this story restores my faith in people.....

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0...


joanne

Have you seen this one of a sheep that thinks it's a dog???

http://www.abc.net.au/news/201...


mtierney

I think I just might become a vegetarian! I have been moving in that direction for awhile now -- and this summer the wild turkeys have arrived in our yard -- no Thanksgiving bird for me this year  question 


joanne

thread drift: chuckle! Trust the 'roo!!

https://www.theguardian.com/te...


joanne

Resourceful possum! Seems to be a baby/young adult.

Bunnings is a national chain of hardware stores that also sells furniture, landscaping/gardening supplies, and has 'coffee corners' for light meals before or after your DIY class. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-01/possum-breaks-into-brisbane-bunnings-to-eat-lettuce-in-nursery/8862858


mtierney

I first heard about these creatures being capable of taking down hummingbirds a couple of years ago,I couldn't believe it! 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/science/praying-mantis-eating-birds.html?ref=todayspaper


joanne

Working dogs of a different kind: very happy spaniels, too. Great job they’re doing! 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-07/weed-sniffing-dogs-protecting-biodiversity-on-mount-kosciusko/9018168


joanne

oh! I hadn’t heard about this vital veterinary program in Indonesia! Well done!!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-07/jakarta-takes-on-mammoth-task-to-remain-rabies-free/9020740


joanne

yes! I saw that, sent it to peggyc, and some Aussie knitters. They’re sooooo cute!


Mtierney, have you read about the living kitten with two faces? Wow!


mtierney

gosh no, Joanne, there are so many oddities of nature on FB, I missed that. BTW, how is Peggy, she is not on MOL from what I see.


joanne

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-23/two-faced-kitten-defying-the-odds/9284000


Peggyc is really busy! cheese She’s still singing, and doing pottery, and active on the Facebook MOL (I forget what it’s called).


joanne

Not sure whether to post this here, or with marksierra's 'chooks' oh oh

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/26/crocodile-surprise-melbourne-christmas

FWIW, this is a bit like finding a croc in NYC


marksierra
joanne said:

Not sure whether to post this here, or with marksierra's 'chooks' oh oh

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/26/crocodile-surprise-melbourne-christmas

Put it with the chooks!  

After all, weren't chooks originally lizards which evolved to become ... chooks?

They feed dead chooks to the crocogators in our reptile parks.  Is that case of eating your own?



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