Tag Archives: wildlife

The Badass Honey Badger

(Tipped by JMG reader Bradley)

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Betty White Meets Koko

Clip description: “Koko, the famous lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of American Sign Language, has long been a fan and good friend of Betty White, the renowned actress and animal rights advocate. The Gorilla Foundation is kicking off this ‘Month-of-Love’ by releasing a photo slideshow of some of Koko and Betty’s tender moments together. White …

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Photo Of The Day

A grand piano has mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in the middle of Miami’s Biscayne Bay. It’s been there for a week and no prankster or PR wonk has yet to claim credit. The Coast Guard says they have no plan to remove it and that with the next big storm, the piano will likely join hundreds of boats as …

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Morning View – Bird Thing

Whatever this bird thing is, it’s freekin’ 7AM so shut up shut up SHUT UP.

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Urban Legend Confirmed: Alligator Found In New York City Sewer

OK, so it was only 18 inches long. But still! At least one alligator really does live in New York City’s sewers. Cops apprehended an 18-inch gator that crawled out of an overflowing Astoria storm drain and hunkered down beneath a parked car this afternoon, delighting onlookers and giving fresh meat to the urban myth that the carnivorous critters are …

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Rabid Raccoon Attack In Central Park

A woman was bitten by a presumably rabid raccoon in Central Park and today she tells New York Magazine her story. I live on the Upper East Side. I was doing a little shopping on the Upper West Side and when I was done, decided to walk back through the park. But it was so gorgeous out, I stopped to …

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Photo Of The Day

Hit the Boston Globe’s series of photos of doomed sea birds along Louisiana’s oil-soaked coast, if you can bear it.

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Coyote Captured In Manhattan

It’s not known if this is the same coyote recently filmed cavorting on a frozen lake in Central Park. Now if they’d just do something about all those giant alligators in the sewers. (Via – Towleroad)

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The Coyote Of Central Park

After several weeks of sightings, the Central Park coyote has been caught on tape as he played on the frozen surface of The Pond. Photos here. Nobody knows how he got onto the island, but he’s not the first – in 2006 another coyote died shortly after being captured in the park.

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Koala Rescue As Australia’s Fires Rage

As wildfires continue to ravage Australia, where there have already been almost 200 deaths, koala bears are approaching humans to beg for water. In the clip below, a firefighter comes to the rescue of a dazed koala. The Australian prime minister is calling arsonsists who are suspected of starting some of the fires “mass murderers”.

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Ashley Judd Goes After Sarah Palin

From the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund: “Governor Sarah Palin continues to push extreme methods to kill wolves and bears, seeking to eliminate hundreds of wolves this season through Alaska’s aerial wolf killing program. Her state’s Board of Game has even approved the killing of young wolf pups in or near their dens, a controversial practice that was illegal until …

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Canadian Geese Blamed, U.S. To Invade Botswana In Retaliation

The New York Post is calling for an intifada against the Canadian geese who are wrongfully occupying the Gotham Strip. It’s time to kill the geese. It’s especially time to kill those geese most likely to wreck another jet airliner, much as a gaggle of Canada geese seems to have brought down US Airways Flight 1549 Thursday. This time, all …

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Afternoon View – Life In Florida

My mom sent me this photo this morning. I don’t know which is more disturbing, the ginormous snake or that her neighbors have a souvenir birdhouse from Rock City, Tennessee. I guess snakes know all the places to find them delicious bird eggs.

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