Born Free USA Launches New Campaign To End Cruel & Indiscriminate Trapping Of Animals On Public Land
One would think that researchers at the University would know their stuff, but there are times when even they can be stopped. This became evident when a common octopus was acquired by the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium. They thought that they were getting a male octopus and even named it Octavius. It seemed as if he was curious about the world around him, including what was on the other side of the glass.
One day, Octavius disappeared from sight and hid out for the majority of the day. That is when Devin Dumont, the aquarium curator discovered that there were thousands of very tiny particles floating in the aquarium.
He said: “I noticed this cloud of moving dots and I realized, ‘Oh my God, she had babies. There are babies. There are babies everywhere,” according to Savannah Now. He then said that there was somewhat … Read the rest
A stray kitten who showed up on a family’s doorstep, now has her dream come true.
Chatons Orphelins Montréal
A family from Montreal, Canada spotted a stray kitten wandering outside their home one day. They gave her some food and the young cat just kept coming back.
The calico would wait outside the front door every evening for some dinner. She eventually warmed up to the people that were kind to her, and would stay outside by their door at night.
The family asked around their neighborhood but no one came to claim her. They decided to seek help for the little stray, hoping to get her into a safe home, away from the outdoor elements.
Chatons Orphelins Montréal
They contacted their local rescue, Chatons Orphelins Montréal, for help. The kitten named Grenadine was taken to the vet and got the medical attention she desperately needed.
“She was treated … Read the rest
One definite change that has happened in my own fly fishing over the past few years, is that I’d rather look for native bass than try to find a trout where they might not even supposed to be. There is just something about these localized bass and panfish species and the places they call home.
There’s a growing awareness and interest in these “Native Sons” and it’s been neat to see other anglers and in this case, an artist, highlight these very special and lesser known fishes.
Hank Hershey of Hank’s Fish Art has taken a deep dive into ‘Micropterus‘ and is working his way through the lineup with a series of bass portraits which are a lot of fun and highlight their subtle and not so differences of war paint and fin flare.
Hank wrote… “I’ve recently launched a series of Micropterus illustrations … Read the rest
A video of a unique pale bear has been drawing attention on social media. Originally posted to Reddit by u/unnaturalorder with the title “A beautiful Spirit bear walking along a river in the Pacific Northwest,” some have suggested this could be an albino black bear, or perhaps even a hybrid “Grolar Bear” or “Prizzly.”
Hogwash, according to Redditor u/fariomurtado.
“They are not Albino. They are a Black Bear born with a recessive gene that causes this polymorphism in their coat,” commented fariomurtado. “They only exist in a very small section of Northwest British Columbia, Canada.
“Of all the Kermode population, only a small percentage are born fully white, known as the Spirit Bear. They are said to have a strong connection with the First Nations people.”… Read the rest
Our summer has been uncertain, just like everyone else’s, as 2020 keeps throwing curve balls but we’ve spent quite a bit of time outdoors and on the water. We even made a few (careful with precautions) road trips happen which we needed.
This is a little embarrassing but this gear review is late enough in the summer season that there are a couple of items (one from Filson and then another from Rep Your Water) that are no longer available. We’re going to push on through and this is a good reminder that I need to be a little more timely on these seasonal
Like much of the west coast, Oregon state is being ravaged by wildfires, which have destroyed lives, towns, homes, land, and caused thousands of people and pets to flee. Fortunately, one calico cat, ‘Smokey,’ was rescued by police after becoming separated from its owners in the flames.
“This lucky little kitty was rescued from the Blue River area by an Oregon State Police Trooper who came across the cat in the aftermath of the Holiday Farm fire,” a wildfire information update on Facebook read. “The cat quickly became known as ‘Smokey’ and got a VIP ride in a Trooper car to the vet’s office. Thank you Oregon State Police for rescuing this cutie!”
But although Smokey escaped from the wildfire, the furry survivor didn’t evade this scary ordeal entirely unscathed. Photos show Smokey’s whiskers were singed by the flames, which – to a cat — are … Read the rest
A kitten with a twisted leg shows incredible fighting spirit and insists on walking on all fours.
Alley Cat Rescue
A tiny tuxedo kitten was brought to a shelter in California early last month. He was just palm-sized and came with a twisted leg. Despite being so little, he was very vocal and determined to live.
Alley Cat Rescue in Los Angeles was at the shelter to pick up two litters of kittens when they were asked about the tiny singleton. “We were asked if we could take one more with a leg deformity. How could we not,” Alley Cat Rescue shared with Love Meow.
“We had not seen him until he was brought to us in a carrier shouting as loud as he could. We just adore little feisty babies and see it as a really good sign.”
Alley Cat Rescue
They named the tuxedo Panda and started around … Read the rest