Spain has been on a major lockdown for a number of weeks now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only essential workers can work, people can only go out to shop for groceries or medication, or to walk their dogs. Going to the beach is out of the question.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing both families and communities alike from around the world to stay home, and cancel all major plans until it is okay to resume normal life, it is no arguing that it has allowed people to do all sorts of activities at home with their loved ones like playing video games, watching movies, baking, cooking, doing some arts and crafts, and of course, binge whatever show is on either Netflix or Disney+ which brings me to my next subject, a little docuseries on Netflix called The Tiger King.
As Spain continues to battle the coronavirus, our beleaguered Spanish friends have erupted in fury on social media at the demands of many bullfighting organisations that the government provide financial relief to save the blood sport to the tune of €700 million euros.
Had benevolence been a precursor to harmony, a rather unsound mechanism as “bloodshed for survival” wouldn’t have developed alongside the evolution history. Inasmuch as there must have been some grounds for animal fighting to develop into an instinct.
Which animal is the first that comes to mind at the word “friendly” or “loving”? I’m assuming many people would have thought a dog, a golden retriever or another cliche breed, but did your mind even consider an octopus? Yes, I said an octopus. I am aware that dogs hold a special place in many pet-owner’s hearts, but this is the exact point of my argument today. How many Facebook and Instagram pages do you see dedicated to octopuses rather than dedicated to dogs and cats? How many people’s favorite animal is an octopus compared to dogs, wolves or bears? Octopuses are underrated and overlooked due to the lack of exposure to the world.
My corner of the world is paradise. My cabin sits in a clearing among huge ponderosa pines and Douglas fir trees. A creek babbles along through a small gully and the birds sing as they build their nests. Squirrels chatter as they scramble from tree top to tree top and bears stop to sniff the air. The sweet scent of wood smoke drifts lazily along the breeze and hawks call from the sky as they circle the clearing on outstretched wings. Visitors to my little cabin in the Southern Colorado Rocky Mountains “OOOHHH and AHHH” as a herd of mule deer daintily tip toe across the yard. “Beautiful!” they exclaim. “You are so lucky.”
Sharks have gained a rather bad reputation over the years, perhaps it’s because of the way they are portrayed in movies like Jaws or maybe because their multiple rows of teeth may not make them look like the cuddliest of creatures. In as early as the year 1758, they were labelled as “man-eaters” and since then have been deceived by the media as malicious predators when in reality, they are a very curious and intelligent species that aren’t worth all the worry you have before you dip your toes into the ocean. Demonizing sharks with human motives is what is driving them closer to extinction. The attacks they’ve made on humans is nothing compared to the damage we have caused to their population. We are a far greater threat to them.
Everyone is afraid of something. Fear of heights, enclosed spaces, death, illness, public speaking, water, fire, the list goes on and on. Ask 99% of women what they are afraid of and among other things they might mention spiders. I happen to be one of them.
Hi, my name is Katrina and I want to tell you about Snail racing and how my brother and I wanting to have our snails race each other.
The crested auklet (Aethia cristatella) is a small seabird of the Alcidae family which is distributed across the North Pacific and the Bering Sea. The habitat is nourished by diving in deep water, feeding krill and a number of small marine mammals. This lives in Bering Sea and Okhotsk Bay, with up to 1 million people in large colonies. A smaller congener for mixed-species colonies which also breed the least auklet. The species is known for its male and female genital ornaments. These involve bright plumage with a crown on the head, a sweet, citrus-like smell, and a sharp call to the trumpet, both of which seem to have evolved by sexual selection. The current population of North America is about 6 million, nearly half. While Alaska's population poses potential risks from predation and oil leaks, this is generally considered to be least of concern. For its crests made from curving black forward feathers, crested auklets are noted on the forehead.
For a few precious hours one Friday evening, I had a pet chipmunk.