Wildlife

23 Jul 19
Have Tent, Will Travel

Hooooly crap, this was a good one. You know sometimes everything just falls into place last minute and your mildly half-assed plans actually work out? That’s what this was. Like 24 hours in advance Anita mentioned she was going to Royal Basin, which I had always wanted to do as a trail run. And some […]

23 Jul 19
travellingbennetts

We left Part 2 Flogging It To Deadhorse in the mozzie swarmed carpark at Chena Hot Springs at the theoretical end of Day 10, as usual the sun was completely unsupportive and refused to go down. We walked into reception dirty and sweaty, but with the casual swashbuckling air of adventure motorcyclists who have achieved […]

23 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
FEARS are growing that Gizmo, the chihuahua that was snatched by a seagull, could have been swallowed whole. Becca Hill, 24, was distraught after the bird swooped and carried off four-year-old miniature chihuahua Gizmo in its beak two days ago. Rebecca Hill is desperate to get her beloved chihuahua Gizmo back Gizmo was snatched by a seagull from Becca’s back garden in Paignton, Devon Becca is hoping Gizmo is still unharmed and can be reunited with the family and their two other dogs at their home in Paignton, Devon. But DogLost co-ordinator Wayne May said: “It wouldn’t be out of the seagull’s remit to swallow a dog that size whole. “If it’s a black-backed seagull, it would be more than capable of swallowing a chihuahua. “It doesn’t look good. They are aggressive predators.” Peter Rock, the country’s leading expert on urban seagulls, said:  “If they can get something down their throats then they will eat it. “I’ve heard of pigeons and rabbits being eaten whole and they are capable of pulling them apart. “Given the chance they will eat anything and this poor dog sound about the size of a rabbit but I do hope she gets him back.” Becca said: “I’ve seen them take ducklings from a pond and swallow them whole and that was just so upsetting.” Becca’s partner was hanging out the washing when he saw the seagull attack the pet in Paignton, Devon, she said in a Facebook appeal. But she has been forced to remove the post after being abused by trolls making light of her torment. Becca posted an update on Facebook yesterday, saying: “My baby is still missing. Doesn’t feel right not waking up to him licking my face.” She hit back at trolls who suggested the incident hadn’t happened. The mum-of-one wrote: “Are you all f*****g stupid, my partner has seen (sic) a seagull swoop down and take him! It’s happened before.” Becca also revealed her young daughter was distraught over missing Gizmo in a desperate plea to find her dog. She wrote: “Please, please, please, anyone finds a chihuaua he’s mine a seagull has took him from my garden. Bottom of Maridon Road, Paignton. Have a really upset 6 year old missing her dog.” The RSPCA told The Sun Online: “Our hearts go out to Gizmo’s family and we hope he is found soon and is OK. “This must be extremely upsetting for the dog’s owner. “Fortunately these types of incidents are very rare and not typical gull behaviour.” While seagull attacks on dogs are not unheard of they are still rare. A savage great black-backed seagull was spotted feasting on a poor bunny on the island of Skokholm, Wales last month A seagull in the US swallows a fish whole in August 2015 A Herring Gull feeds on a dead rabbit [article-rail-section title=”most read in uk news” posts_category=”141″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In August 2015 a seagull attacked and tried to carry off a Jack Russell near the Port of Dover. Dene Robertson rushed out of his kitchen after hearing his dog, which weighed 16lbs, yelp, only to find the bird had the two-year-old by the neck and was trying to lift him into the air. Last month, a savage great black-backed seagull was spotted feasting on a poor bunny on the island of Skokholm, Wales. A seagull pictured near the scene of the incident yesterday Posters have been put up in the area as a search for Gizmo continues Becca said her partner had seen the seagull swoop down while he was putting out the washing The mum said her six-year-old was distraught over the missing dog [bc_video video_id=”6054620020001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”A wildlife photographer has captured the savage moment a seagull swallowed a rabbit whole “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
23 Jul 19
Birds of New England.com

Photo by Chris Bosak I would never turn down the opportunity to write a story about New England moose, even if the subject is a bit somber. So when The Keene Sentinel asked if I would do an update story on the moose’s decline, I happily obliged. Moose are my favorite New England wildlife watching […]

23 Jul 19
The Sun
FEARS are growing that Gizmo, the chihuahua that was snatched by a seagull, could have been swallowed whole. Becca Hill, 24, was distraught after the bird swooped and carried off four-year-old miniature chihuahua Gizmo in its beak two days ago. Rebecca Hill is desperate to get her beloved chihuahua Gizmo back Gizmo was snatched by a seagull from Becca’s back garden in Paignton, Devon Becca is hoping Gizmo is still unharmed and can be reunited with the family and their two other dogs at their home in Paignton, Devon. But DogLost co-ordinator Wayne May said: “It wouldn’t be out of the seagull’s remit to swallow a dog that size whole. “If it’s a black-backed seagull, it would be more than capable of swallowing a chihuahua. “It doesn’t look good. They are aggressive predators.” Peter Rock, the country’s leading expert on urban seagulls, said:  “If they can get something down their throats then they will eat it. “I’ve heard of pigeons and rabbits being eaten whole and they are capable of pulling them apart. “Given the chance they will eat anything and this poor dog sound about the size of a rabbit but I do hope she gets him back.” Becca said: “I’ve seen them take ducklings from a pond and swallow them whole and that was just so upsetting.” Becca’s partner was hanging out the washing when he saw the seagull attack the pet in Paignton, Devon, she said in a Facebook appeal. But she has been forced to remove the post after being abused by trolls making light of her torment. Becca posted an update on Facebook yesterday, saying: “My baby is still missing. Doesn’t feel right not waking up to him licking my face.” She hit back at trolls who suggested the incident hadn’t happened. The mum-of-one wrote: “Are you all f*****g stupid, my partner has seen (sic) a seagull swoop down and take him! It’s happened before.” Becca also revealed her young daughter was distraught over missing Gizmo in a desperate plea to find her dog. She wrote: “Please, please, please, anyone finds a chihuaua he’s mine a seagull has took him from my garden. Bottom of Maridon Road, Paignton. Have a really upset 6 year old missing her dog.” The RSPCA told The Sun Online: “Our hearts go out to Gizmo’s family and we hope he is found soon and is OK. “This must be extremely upsetting for the dog’s owner. “Fortunately these types of incidents are very rare and not typical gull behaviour.” While seagull attacks on dogs are not unheard of they are still rare. A savage great black-backed seagull was spotted feasting on a poor bunny on the island of Skokholm, Wales last month A seagull in the US swallows a fish whole in August 2015 A Herring Gull feeds on a dead rabbit [article-rail-section title=”most read in uk news” posts_category=”327″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In August 2015 a seagull attacked and tried to carry off a Jack Russell near the Port of Dover. Dene Robertson rushed out of his kitchen after hearing his dog, which weighed 16lbs, yelp, only to find the bird had the two-year-old by the neck and was trying to lift him into the air. Last month, a savage great black-backed seagull was spotted feasting on a poor bunny on the island of Skokholm, Wales. A seagull pictured near the scene of the incident yesterday Posters have been put up in the area as a search for Gizmo continues Becca said her partner had seen the seagull swoop down while he was putting out the washing The mum said her six-year-old was distraught over the missing dog [bc_video video_id=”6054620020001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”A wildlife photographer has captured the savage moment a seagull swallowed a rabbit whole “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
23 Jul 19
3noviceschina

It was probably the only time a 93-year-old has stolen the show at the Glastonbury music festival. Sir David Attenborough had important things to say when he warmed up for Kylie Minogue last month. After showing scenes from Blue Planet II, the wildlife series credited with inspiring a sea change in attitudes towards plastics pollution, […]

23 Jul 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
LIVE OAK — The year-old squirrel that terrorized a downtown Santa Cruz neighborhood in recent weeks chewed from her plastic carrier and escaped during attempts to relocate her and her three newborns last week, Native Animal Rescue volunteers said. The squirrel, named Emily, has bitten six people in the Maple Street area in the last two weeks. The Sentinel recently received reports of the sixth attack — on a young man trying to feed her a potato chip. A team of firefighters, animal-services officer and a wildlife handler removed the eastern gray squirrel, a new mother of three, from the corner of Maple and Cedar streets about noon Friday. Native Animal Rescue volunteers took the animal in a plastic enclosure, but Emily already was chewing aggressively at the scene. Her efforts continued during her transfer. She escaped from the Live Oak nonprofit’s driveway before ever entering the building. She sprinted across 17th Avenue and bolted along fences between Live Oak Grange Garden and adjacent homes. She hasn’t been seen since. Emily began working on her escape moments after being captured and placed in this container last Friday. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel file) Emily’s three babies were placed with a foster home affiliated with Native Animal Rescue. Charlotte Nolan-Reyes found 4-week-old Emily in August, when the newborn fell near Nolan-Reyes’ car at Mission Hill Middle School. It was likely that she fell from a nest. Emily, whom Nolan-Reyes named, was taken downtown. Her socializing escalated to violence in recent weeks, blocking the busy sidewalk, staring at pedestrians before — and after — sinking her teeth into their legs or arms. She was difficult to shake off, a victim told the Sentinel. Once she arrived at Native Animal Rescue shortly after noon Friday, she had chewed four holes in the thin blue box. The escape hole was the largest; still smaller than someone’s palm. “She went for it,” wildlife-rescue volunteer Frank Schmit said. Emily likely would soon revert to her wild ways and avoid human contact, he added. “I think it’s a solution,” Schmit said. He and Nolan-Reyes tried to find Emily soon after by playing the squeaky sounds of baby animals and walking the garden where she last was seen. Rescue staff Zoe Egan said, besides being illegal, people should not try to tame or handle wild animals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] “It causes abnormal behavior,” Egan said. “The animal deserves a chance. I think she’s reverting to normal behavior. They’re so cute and everything, but it’s not good for them.” Emily, the mother squirrel captured from a Maple Street neighborhood Friday and taken to Native Animal Rescue on 17th Avenue, escaped from her container and was last seen at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange. Volunteers think she may be livng in a large tree overlooking the grange community gardens. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) At Live Oak Grange Garden, which was full of vegetables and a large tree, some gardeners said they have not seen a squirrel. Grange member James Schneeberger had seen the rodent, however. “She was running along the fence tops,” Schneeberger said. “That was days ago.”
23 Jul 19
Golfweek

[jwplayer qjvJSzWN-9JtFt04J] A pair of duffers who morphed a slice of Glacier National Park in Montana into their personal driving range may have landed way out of bounds. The two men practicing golf shots on the side of Going-to-the-Sun Road off a cliff during a traffic delay on the mountain roadway were seen by several […]

23 Jul 19
Holistic Living with Carla

Do you have a special garden visitor? or, have you any tips or advice on caring for creatures that visit our gardens that you’d like to share with others?

22 Jul 19
عباية ستايل

Winner from the 6th Annual Writer I highly recommend you write a rapid bio involving yourself, as

22 Jul 19
Eudaimonia

The truth has been an age-old virtue that was heavily prized for its persevering value in allowing people to know the accurate outlook of the situations they face, and thus having the ability to make the right choices to solve their problems. However, in today’s increasingly interconnected world where information is easily made up, where problems exist not as separate entities but rather much like an entangled ball of numerous threads, waiting to be unravelled gracefully, the significance of truth is questioned as our fast-paced lives require us to solve our problems in the fastest way possible, and very often, telling the truth is troublesome. However, the reality is that it is precisely because of this outlook of today’s world that the relevance of the truth should be augmented. Granted, the cost of maintaining the truth is expensive, and may even compromise our ability to tackle issues at lightning speed, but the truth – pun intended – is that telling the truth could sometimes give us a clearer outlook at how to solve today’s problems.

22 Jul 19
Ms. Cagle's Digital Citizenship Lessons

Hello Readers! Welcome back to my blog. Today, I am going to share with you a lesson that not only integrates Digital Citizenship awareness, but it also addresses key topics learned in 7th Grade Science! Before we begin, I need to address what the Reflective Model is in regards to Digital Ditizenship. The Reflective Model […]