Day Of The Animals: Tales Of Man Vs Beast (And Man Suffers)

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Many folks have posted about their fears associated with an outhouse / privy. I humbly submit that nothing yet posted on this forum chock full o' WTF-ness comes close to matching this woman's Alaskan outhouse experience ...


FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/alaska-woman-outhouse-bear-attack-61a23fa15190c00e17a07bc152f9dabb
I've heard the expression "crazy as a shithouse rat", but a shithouse bear is too scary to even think about . . .

He was probably trying to read when she blocked the light.
 

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Elephant kills zookeeper with blow from trunk in Spain

Authorities in Spain’s northern Cantabria region are investigating how an elephant killed a worker at a local zoo.

The Cantabrian regional government says 44-year-old Joaquín Gutiérrez died in a hospital on Tuesday, several hours after a female elephant struck him with its trunk while he was cleaning its enclosure at the Cabárceno Nature Park near Santander.

The blow knocked Gutiérrez back and he hit his head against the pen’s bars, officials said.

Gutiérrez had been working with elephants at the zoo for almost 20 years ...

The elephant that struck him had a foot infection and is likely pregnant, Marcano said. She weighs more than 4 metric tons (4.4 tons) . ...
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/article/spain-elephant-kill-zookeeper-with-trunk-371f33e9420a25ef72c60d783dd5070f
 

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Rooster fitted with blade for cockfight kills its owner in India
Bird with knife attached to leg ready to take on opponent inflicts fatal injuries to man’s groin

Yes! Maybe there is a god.
This is a terribly brutal 'sport'. I attended a cockfighting tournament at a Royal Palace in Bali, Indonesia back in the '70s and it's not something I'd ever wish to witness again.
 

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Rynner2 (I miss him!) posted this about 10 years ago:
https://forums.forteana.org/index.p...st-and-man-suffers.12552/page-35#post-1008784
It details the woes of a judge whose shoes were stolen by a fox.

Here's the latest on shoe fetishes of wild foxes (includes great audio of fox screams):
https://www.npr.org/2021/02/28/972217816/why-foxes-love-shoes-so-much
"Foxes like shoes: not for fashion, but for fun. They've been known to filch shoes and chew shoes. What's up with this vulpine fetish? What does the fox say?"
 

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Never trust your SUV to your dog ...
Dog driver blamed for crashing owner's Jeep into Wisconsin building

A Jeep crashed into a building in Wisconsin and the incident is being blamed on the inexperience of the vehicle's driver: a dog.

Sturgeon Bay Police said officers responded Wednesday to art museum Pearl of Door County, where a Jeep had crashed into the building. ...

The vehicle's owner told police his Jeep had been parked at a gas station while he went across the street to the Sunflower Bakery, and when he came outside the vehicle had crashed into Pearl.

The owner said his 5-year-old Australian shepherd, Callie, had apparently knocked the shifter out of park and the vehicle rolled into the building.

"It's not every day that a dog drives a Jeep across traffic and right in to your business!" Pearl of Door County said in a Facebook post.

Police said no one was injured in the crash. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...Pearl-of-Door-County-Wisconsin/3851615919124/
 

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Here's a suggestion - why not just switch off the engine when you aren't in the car. Reduce fuel consumption & emissions, stop your dog hijacking your car & affecting insurance costs. Someone else could just get in your car & drive it off. With your dog. He probably won't do it again.
Hmm, that's a thought.

My new car has an electronic handbrake; you pull up on a switch on the console between the seats to set it and press down on the switch to release it. If I park my car, apply the handbrake and turn off the ignition - I wonder if my dog (I don't yet have a dog, but hopefully will be getting one in the next year or so) stepping on the switch would realease the brake and cause the car to possibly roll away? :thought:

Practical experimentation called for..
 

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Hmm, that's a thought.

My new car has an electronic handbrake; you pull up on a switch on the console between the seats to set it and press down on the switch to release it. If I park my car, apply the handbrake and turn off the ignition - I wonder if my dog (I don't yet have a dog, but hopefully will be getting one in the next year or so) stepping on the switch would realease the brake and cause the car to possibly roll away? :thought:

Practical experimentation called for..
I would hope that if, as you say, it is an electronic handbreak, then with the ignition switched off it would disable the button. Have you tried taking the handbreak off with the ignition switched off? Although this could lead to issues if you have have a breakdown or an issue with your battery.
 

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I've no idea - I'll have to have a go at lunchtime. :)
 

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Hmm, that's a thought.

My new car has an electronic handbrake; you pull up on a switch on the console between the seats to set it and press down on the switch to release it. If I park my car, apply the handbrake and turn off the ignition - I wonder if my dog (I don't yet have a dog, but hopefully will be getting one in the next year or so) stepping on the switch would realease the brake and cause the car to possibly roll away? :thought:

Practical experimentation called for..
If you leave it in gear or 'park' if automatic, with the engine switched off it won't move even if the dog releases the handbrake for a laugh.
 

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Just tested it; once the ignition is turned off you can't release the brake with the switch.

So my future, theoretical, dog won't be going "Zoom Zoom" in my Mazda any time soon. :D
 

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Just tested it; once the ignition is turned off you can't release the brake with the switch.

So my future, theoretical, dog won't be going "Zoom Zoom" in my Mazda any time soon. :D
You just have to work out how to release the handbreak if you have a flat battery and need to bump start it now :p
 

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My Jeep came with an electric hand (emergency) brake. Actually I like the older lever controlled mechanical ones this has some automatic feature that if a door is open the brake turns on (no work around). At times backing up the boat I wish for the old style.
 

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My Jeep came with an electric hand (emergency) brake. Actually I like the older lever controlled mechanical ones this has some automatic feature that if a door is open the brake turns on (no work around). At times backing up the boat I wish for the old style.
I'm a big fan of the old school cable-operated hand brake with a floor lever beside the driver's seat. On more than one occasion it's helped me avoid or minimize an impact when the brake system's hydraulics or power assist failed. When the brake pedal collapses all the way to the floorboard and the adrenalin kicks in you'd be surprised how effectively you can slow or stop a moving vehicle with this simple apparatus.
 

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I'm a big fan of the old school cable-operated hand brake with a floor lever beside the driver's seat. On more than one occasion it's helped me avoid or minimize an impact when the brake system's hydraulics or power assist failed. When the brake pedal collapses all the way to the floorboard and the adrenalin kicks in you'd be surprised how effectively you can slow or stop a moving vehicle with this simple apparatus.
Spot on
 

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My Jeep came with an electric hand (emergency) brake. Actually I like the older lever controlled mechanical ones this has some automatic feature that if a door is open the brake turns on (no work around). At times backing up the boat I wish for the old style.
At least you can’t do a Brian Harvey with an electric handbrake.
 

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'Asbo Swan' In Letterbox Rumpus

Comical footage shows 'Cedric the Asbo swan' rattling the letterboxes of a row of houses opposite the lake where he lives in Northampton.

Nobody has been able to work out why the bothersome bird keeps poking his beak through their doors.

Locals have been left in a flap by Cedric's bizarre behaviour which sees him noisily clanging the metal letterboxes, sometimes for up to three hours.

“At the side of our houses there's a small lake which was dug out 20 years ago for drainage.

“The swan has been there for seven or eight years with its mate.

“Around this time of year five years ago the male swan started messing around my front door.

“It rattles the letterbox with its beak and stands in front of the glass.

“He does it every year until the summer then doesn’t bother for the rest of the year," he said.

"It is a flipping nuisance.

“He starts by rattling the letter box then bashes the metal with its beak quite loudly.
Why the swan does what he does is a mystery


Video at link.
 

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Actually, this sounds like a win-win outcome rather than fauna 1, people 0:
Stray dog steals unicorn, becomes internet sensation:
Stray dog desperately wants stuffed unicorn, tries to steal it multiple times, animal control buys it
"A stray dog in North Carolina knew exactly what it wanted and it was not taking no for an answer. Luckily, an animal control officer with a big heart made the dog’s dream come true."
 

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A wolverine is a very powerful animal that resides up at the northern edges of the boreal forest. They've been known to fight black bears over carrion. The bear is 3 to 8 times its size, this goes a long way towards telling how bold, strong and nasty the wolverine is. Their range crosses over, "that is wolverines and beavers". Wolverines range goes further north and beaver range further south. We have beavers in NYS. Y have go > 500 miles north before on could encounter a wolverine. I've been told by trappers up north that they will eat there leg off to escape a trap But as I mentioned they have a large overlap of territory n the boreal forest of Canada and Alaska.
 

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A wolverine is a very powerful animal that resides up at the northern edges of the boreal forest. They've been known to fight black bears over carrion. The bear is 3 to 8 times its size, this goes a long way towards telling how bold, strong and nasty the wolverine is. Their range crosses over, "that is wolverines and beavers". Wolverines range goes further north and beaver range further south. We have beavers in NYS. Y have go > 500 miles north before on could encounter a wolverine. I've been told by trappers up north that they will eat there leg off to escape a trap But as I mentioned they have a large overlap of territory n the boreal forest of Canada and Alaska.
They sound like Jack Russell Terriers! I had a JRT who attacked an Irish Wofhound and put it to flight!
 

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From what I've read about wolverine; they're one animal that I would not particularly want to come into contact with. Here in Britain we have the weasel and stoat; the wolverine is also a mustelid, but weighs as much as 70lbs and has been known to kill deer.

@Jim are wolverine any threat to Humans?

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Ravens in Alaska have learned to forage by bullying and robbing shoppers in the grocery store parking lot.
Some Alaska Costco shoppers say ravens steal their groceries

Some Alaska Costco shoppers said they’ve had their groceries stolen by ravens in the store parking lot.

Matt Lewallen said he was packing his groceries into his car in the parking lot of an Anchorage Costco when ravens swooped in to steal a short rib from his cart, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday.

“I literally took 10 steps away and turned around, two ravens came down and instantly grabbed one out of the package, ripped it off and flew off with it,” Lewallen said. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/alaska-anchorage-wildlife-birds-99b4db455f6d8bd9d18db091d0eeacb7
 

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From what I've read about wolverine; they're one animal that I would not particularly want to come into contact with. Here in Britain we have the weasel and stoat; the wolverine is also a mustelid, but weighs as much as 70lbs and has been known to kill deer.

@Jim are wolverine any threat to Humans?

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Here are some more facts about the wolverine, and avcording to this there have been no recorded deaths caused by wolverines of humans, but they more than likely could.

https://www.planetdeadly.com/animals/wolverine-facts-or-wolverine-kill-man
 
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