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January 17 2015

Quinn Rejected Bobcat Hunting Before Leaving Office

Bobcats and Mountain Lions are an American treasure just as Lions and Tigers are in Africa and Asia. If Lion or Tiger hunting were allowed there would be an outcry here. Yet, in Illinois, some consider and advocate for hunting Bobcat.  As one of his last acts as Governor, Pat Quinn vetoed legislation that would…

August 28 2014

Floppy Snake

A snake-like amphibian dubbed the floppy snake has been discovered in a drained river in Brazil. News reports quickly began to compare the ancient amphibian species (not really a snake) to a human penis, just in case you haven’t heard. The eyeless amphibian, Atretochoana eiselti was discovered at the bottom of the Madeira River in Rondonia state…

July 24 2014

Can a Dog Guard Against Bears?

Bears now….previously have answered about porcupines pets and coyotes and pets – here’s a question (from my newspaper column) about how to “train” a dog to defend against bears, and a unique way to determine how a dog might respond. Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A…

July 21 2014

Porcupines Causing Thorny and Painful Problem for Pets

Porcupines are becoming an increasing problem for dogs and cats throughout parts of the country. The thorny rodents are attracted to garbage, and like raccoons, coyotes, skunks and opossum have become more bold at raiding our trash. Porcupines spend a lot of time in trees, away from even tree-climbing cats and certainly nowhere near dogs,…

July 15 2014

Gay Animals

Maybe it’s proof that you are born gay….or maybe not. For example, new research demonstrates that zebra finch raised by their fathers aren’t as likely to pair for life with female birds as they are with a dude finch. It seems, the gay blades just ‘hang’ together and don’t usually truly have a gay sexual…

July 2 2014

Teenage African Animal Killer

African wildlife is disappearing. That’s not my opinion, it’s a fact. In some places there are no rhino’s left  -none; hyenas in some places too numerous as a result of so few lion; African wild dogs are gone from much of their previous range and the same is true for a myriad of other animals;…

May 30 2014

Never Fool Around with Mother Ostrich

Moral of this story – never fool around with a mother ostrich.

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