No need to travel to the savannas of Africa to see nature in all its brutal glory.
Just peek out your window into your backyard or peer down from your apartment building and see what’s going on in the streets below.
To prove my point, here’s an epic battle featuring two cats and two crows.
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3 out of four dogs recommend you stay off drugs.
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The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is such a tremendous tragedy.
The gallons keep pouring out and it’s just a matter of time before the shit hits the fan oil hits the sand.
I had heard some tidbits about the use of human hair and animal furs to help absorb the noxious mess before it reached land.
Then I ran across an environmental page at Change.org that illuminates how we citizens of the planet can pitch in in several different ways.
Upon spotting a link there that mentioned shaving your poodle to aid the cause, I clicked the link to Matter of Trust’s website. I didn’t realize just how amazing the fur/hair option is in cleaning up the oil spill.
This isn’t a new thing. They’ve been working since 1998 out of San Francisco.
There’s more info about it all in this video.
So shear those sheep, ship your sheers. Whatever it takes to save the gulf.
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Sometimes nature is heartbreaking.
A squirrel was run over and killed by a vehicle. Its loyal friend keeps scavenger crows from attacking its corpse. This just makes me choke up a little bit.
If the video above doesn’t work, here’s a link to its page on Youtube.
There are some links to more of the squirrel’s protective nature in this post about a mother squirrel protecting her baby from a dog.
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This French Bulldog puppy is stuck on its back.
Although I’m not sure if it’s all canine or not.
I think, with all its difficulties in rolling over, there might be some turtle in its bloodline.
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Talk about a ride.
An injured bat clung to the space shuttle Discovery’s external fuel tank during its launch Sunday.
He was spotted hanging on to the tank prior to liftoff and an analysis was done to determine if he could damage the heat shields if he banged into them during the launch. The NASA folks determined it would be safe to take off with the critter still on board and did so.
The astro-bat was still visible on the shuttle when it passed the tower on the way up.
The tiny critter likely didn’t last too long after that though.
Here’s more info on the bat’s shuttle ride into space.
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