Animals the way nature intended it; explore the world of wild animals and the controversies surrounding domestication and hunting of feral beasts.
Have you ever looked at a platypus and wondered if God was drinking the day that He created this creature? The history of the platypus dates back to prehistoric times when ancestors of this odd creature were known to exist. Both the Teinolophos and the Steropodon were believed to be akin to today’s modern platypus. The oldest known fossil ever found, was determined to be over 100,000 years old.
I have lived in cities most of my life. I have, however, had encounters with wildlife where one would least expect to find them. Currently, my husband and I live in a complex that backs to a small woods and a ravine. My nose tells me we have had a visit from a skunk. Its odor reminded me of my last encounter with a skunk.
What do you know about wolves?
I will tell you what I was thinking for the first time when I heard the word. I pictured this terrifying animal, big claws, sharp teeth, ready to break you limb by limb. After someone told me that the dogs we love so much are actually coming from wolves, so I started wondering... If a dog can be so cute and lovable, why people are doing everything they can to run away from their ancestor, the big, bad grey wolf. If you ask yourself the same question keep reading, you may find it interesting!
Proud Peter Peacock
Peter Peacock was very proud. He had the most beautiful feathers in the whole world. Each day he would strut haughtily throughout the zoo so that all the other animals could see his beautiful feathers.
Logan the Yak
My Daddy is real cowboy. You may choose to read that in whatever voice or with whatever connotation you choose, but its true. No, really. He works cattle for a living, wears the hat and spurs, says ‘ma’am’… the whole bit. My dad is truly the toughest person I know. His lifestyle and natural grit have created a very daring, resilient human being. His best friend is my Uncle Matt. Uncle Matt is not my dad’s brother through shared genetics, rather through shared experience, mutual respect, and common lifestyle. Their willingness to take on any level of risk to pursue their cowboy existence is what made them known as two of the toughest, most genuine cowboys in their part of the country.
Pangolin Powers: 100 dubious claims about the world’s only scaly mammal
1. Pangolins curl into a ball to protect themselves from predators and awkward social situations. 2. Pangolin tongues are longer than their bodies, when not in use they are curled up within their chest. Just like a human! (Other people have tongues like that, right?)
Love You to Death
"Hey Papa! Today's the day, Papa, today's the day, am I right?" The Old Man was nudged by his male child and he beamed with pride.
I was always told that when you find baby animals in the wild to leave them alone. In most cases, the mother is usually nearby and will care for the infant after your unwanted presence is gone. But in this case, I had put a 'hit' out on the baby's parents.
What The Swallows Know
In her newest book, Rising Strong, author and resiliency researcher Brené Brown quotes a proverb she learned from the Asaro tribe of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea:
The Owl Catcher
The child dragged a five-foot ladder as she walked the grassy path between a ripened cornfield and the bank of a slow-moving river. The child’s foraging bag hung from her shoulder and in the bag was a pair of her father’s work gloves. She wore a faded cotton dress and was walking barefoot. The year was 1955 and the child was nine years old. This was a time when little girls wore dresses, even little girls who climbed trees and caught frogs along muddy shorelines.
What to Do If You Find a Cougar in Your Living Room
Despite what you might be thinking, this story is not about an older woman dating a younger man. I read a news story about a woman in southern Oregon who discovered a cougar relaxing in her living room. That’s right, an actual cougar wandered in, hung out, and took a long nap.
How did my Home Become a Sanctuary for Random Creatures?
Perhaps the title should read: How did my home become an involuntary sanctuary for random creatures? I certainly didn't send out invitations. Oddly enough, this is not a complaint. Each unique encounter has been either intriguing, entertaining, or at the very least educational. Only one of our visitors cost us money to remove. Perhaps I'll file that one under complaints.