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Baby Alligator found at Chew Valley Lake

A Bristol Water engineer has found a small alligator on the shores of Chew Valley lake in Somerset.

A spokesman could not confirm the species, but said a staff member "bumped into it" doing a routine survey.

It was captured by two Bristol Water staff who put it in a container ready to be collected by the RSPCA.
I cycle there from time to time. It's one of Bristol's main reservoirs - lots of fishing and boating, popular picnic area, school tours, etc. How did it get there? Are there more...?
 

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Baby Alligator found at Chew Valley Lake



I cycle there from time to time. It's one of Bristol's main reservoirs - lots of fishing and boating, popular picnic area, school tours, etc. How did it get there? Are there more...?
you beat me to it! we had a warning to take care when visiting Salt'n'Malt in case it had yer leg off!

It has been seriously suggested that this is the spawn of the infamous Bristol Croc that terrorized Bedminster area a couple of years ago.

Could this be the West country answer to Lake Placid?

(Apparently it is a young Caiman about 2ft long and a bit feisty).
 

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A cute out of place animal gets a seal of approval.

Rarely seen Arctic visitor spotted in West Cork
Monday, August 07, 2017 - 09:21 am

A ‘mega rare’ sighting of a seal usually found on Arctic sea ice has stunned wildlife observers after being spotted in Ireland for only the second time on record, writes Linda McGrory.

The bearded seal, distinctive for its pale-coloured pelt and long bushy whiskers, was seen over the weekend as it sat on the banks of the estuary at Timoleague, West Cork.

The “incredible” find was made by Paul Connaughton, chairman of Birdwatch Ireland West Cork branch, who said he could barely believe his eyes. ...


https://www.irishexaminer.com/break...ctic-visitor-spotted-in-west-cork-801070.html
 

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Not sure these guys are out of place but if true they are out of time. The Dodo bird was known to exist only on the Island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. I wasn't able to determine where this video was taken or by whom, but it's purported to be 3 flightless Dodo's running for the their lives after being spooked by the drone. See what you think. Actual drone footage begins at the 1:46 Mark. It's not much and it's short.

 

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Not sure these guys are out of place but if true they are out of time. The Dodo bird was known to exist only on the Island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. I wasn't able to determine where this video was taken or by whom, but it's purported to be 3 flightless Dodo's running for the their lives after being spooked by the drone. See what you think. Actual drone footage begins at the 1:46 Mark. It's not much and it's short.

Good fun, but those birds could be anything at that distance.

We are further supposed to believe that they fled on foot rather than flew on being spooked by the drone because they couldn't fly as they were dodos. How about the idea that they weren't spooked by the drone at all and were just running about in the mud looking for food or something else--and not many animals instinctively run into a more exposed area that the one they currently inhabit.
 

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I agree it's probably wishful thinking at best. You would think that this footage would gain more interest by bird types.
I am wondering about this video and others in my own typically suspicious manner. The dodo was on a list of creatures that scientist's wanted to re-create, and the founder of paypal has funded an attempt to re-create a woolly mammoth recently. Some links out there somewhere's on that one. This one from the National Geographic saying they could do it;
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/woolly-mammoths-extinction-cloning-genetics/

So I'm wondering if what we are seeing in these video's might be refugee's from a genetics lab. Like ya know, we made these dodo''s and now some of the dang things have escaped.
 

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So I'm wondering if what we are seeing in these video's might be refugee's from a genetics lab. Like ya know, we made these dodo''s and now some of the dang things have escaped.
I think that explanation takes even more believing than the 'dodos persist undiscovered in the wild' yarn?
And why would the genetic recreation of a dodo be kept secret anyway? Clandestine Military Dodos?
 

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Looked more like a duck to me, I did see what I thought was a King Penguin
out on the sands here on the Wyre a few years back even with binoculars I
could not decide what it was though it was definitely alive and walking, I pointed
it out to a local fisherman and a coastguard but non of us could decide what it was.
It was a good 3ft tall and was waddling towards the sea but it was a long way 3/4
to 1 mile out would not have got there before it made the sea, would have liked to
know what the hell it was though.
 

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I think that explanation takes even more believing than the 'dodos persist undiscovered in the wild' yarn?
And why would the genetic recreation of a dodo be kept secret anyway? Clandestine Military Dodos?
Universe enjoys making me the butt of it's jokes. Probably not accidental that the entire thing involved Dodo's. Military Dodo's...I'm going to be snickering for days ya know. Like oh yes, lets just strap some C-4 on to the backsides of these and let them waddle into the starving enemy camp.

I wasn't giving it a lot of thought when I posted it, but there's some interesting things to be on the lookout for along the lines of the thread. Like why are we now having these creatures show up in places they have never been seen before? So in thinking about this a slight amount...not much...there's a growing sub cult of biohackers, and there's also covert biohacking backed by corporate interest.

So I know the whole Dodo thing sounds absurdly stupid, but that's on the surface, and beneath is the understanding that if you're going to try to bring back an extinct species you would need to be using critters whose DNA was as close as that of the extinct species. The main reason this stuff would be secret is because of all the laws that have been passed to prevent this kind of thing from going on.

So now just go back up a few posts and what have we got? What's this, the Nicobar Pigeon? In Australia? It just so happens that the dodo's closest living relatives are pigeons, specifically the Nicobar Pigeon.
National Geographic from 2002.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/02/0227_0228_dodo.html

What makes the dodo so attractive is that it's one of the rarest of all, even dead and stuffed they are the rarest of the rare. This makes them very valuable. I think is was the Smithsonian in DC that traded an entire blue whale skeleton for a dodo skeleton. So there's money to be made for sure if these flightless birds could be brought back.

What else there might be that makes these birds attractive I don't know, but again they were listed as among the ten most desired extinct species which scientists hoped to bring back. So mainly I'm thinking escaped wildlife from secret labs. Either run by corporations, biohackers, or maybe even nation states. It may seem a far fetched notion but I'd lay money on it right now that before the next 20 years pass one or more of these critters will be revived somewhere by someone.
 
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Snake rescued before it could be it be cooked Hawaiian style.

A snake has been rescued after being found on a pineapple in a man's shopping in Edinburgh.

The cat-eyed snake, also known as a frog spawn snake, from Costa Rica, was found by the man once he got home to his house in Tryst Park.

He had bought the pineapple from an Aldi store on Tuesday.

The snake, which has been named Ricky by the Scottish SPCA, is now being cared for by experts at Butterfly World in Edinburgh.

Catherine Atterton, of the Scottish SPCA, said, "It's not every day that we get called out to attend to snakes found in peculiar places.

"I know not long ago there was a wee lizard found on a head of broccoli so I was quite excited to see what had stowed away on this pineapple. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40947807
 
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Maybe I should put tis in Weird Weather but the Rhino is out of place. Anyway she's going home.

An endangered one-horned rhino which was swept across the Nepalese border into India by flooding has been rescued and brought home.

The young female rhino was found 42km (26 miles) from the Chitwan National Park in the Indian village of Bagah.

Four more rhinos from the park need to be rescued and one was found dead after devastating flooding in the area.

Monsoon rains have caused widespread damage in Nepal, Bangladesh and parts of India in recent weeks.

Nepal's Chitwan Valley - home to the park which houses more than 600 rhinos - has been badly affected. Last week dozens of elephants and rafts were deployed to rescue nearly 500 people trapped in the area. ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40975429
 

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5' Monitor Lizard On The Loose In Halifax

An "aggressive" lizard with a 'poisonous' bite has been reported on the loose in a park in West Yorkshire.

The monitor lizard, which is known to give a nasty bite capable of crushing human bones, is believed to be roaming a small park off Kings Cross Road in Halifax.

The lizard was first spotted over the weekend when it tried to attack a dog walking with its owner.

Police confirmed they'd had reports of a lizard being seen and said they found bones belonging to a canine in the park.

Ashley Skeldon and Emma Bussey are heading the search and capture mission as they warn others to be vigilant in the area.

The dog walker told Ashley about what had happened and when she went down to see for herself, she was met with a “massive lizard. The lizard looked about five foot and was hissing at me."
 

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RSPCA warning over keeping raccoon dogs as pets


The RSPCA has issued a warning against what it says is a growing trend for keeping raccoon dogs as pets.

It comes after one was found hiding under a water tank in a garden at Kirton Holme, near Boston, Lincolnshire, over the Easter weekend.

Inspector Becky Harper said: "While he is very cute, we'd like to stress that raccoon dogs don't make good pets."

"They are wild animals and we would strongly discourage people from buying or keeping one," she said.

"They need a great deal of space, and their needs cannot be met in a typical domestic environment."
I've read that these animals are difficult to domesticate and are naturally vicious. In Scandinavian countries they are being dumped and causing harm to wildlife.
 
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Rynner no doubt lured the turtle ashore.

Huge leatherback turtle washes up in Cornish harbour
Joe Mellor September 10, 2017


One of the world’s largest leatherback turtle’s has been found dead in a Cornish harbour.

The animal, whose species is ‘critically endangered’, was found on Friiday (8/9) in Portreath by amateur photographer Bob Philips, 73.


The turtle washed up in Portreath, Cornwall.

It is around six feet long and weighs around 200kg (31 stone).

Retired taxi driver Bob said: “I’m amazed at how big it is and decided to take a photograph of a man who was stood close by to show the true scale.


The turtle washed up in Portreath, Cornwall.

“He’s six foot tall – and the leatherback was the same size.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/n...therback-turtle-washes-cornish-harbour/10/09/
 
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Its nae wee tim'rous beastie.

A giant iguana is being cared for by the Scottish SPCA after being found in a layby in the Borders.

The green lizard was spotted by a member of the public on the A72 near Broughton on Tuesday.

Animal rescue officer Dawn-Vale Lowdon said: "Despite having a few bumps, he was alright once he had been warmed up.

"He is now being cared for at our centre in Lanarkshire where he has been named Iggy." ...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41280024#
 

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Four years and a half later, another case of a wandering python in Albertville :

http://www.ledauphine.com/savoie/20...-en-pleine-nuit-sur-le-parking-d-un-fast-food

Albertville : a python found in the middle of the night on the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant

On Tuesday evening,a oround 9:30 pm, the firefighters of midtown Albertville were called by a couple of strollers. The reason : their dog had found a python, between 80 cm and one meter long, wandering on the parking lot of th McDonald's restaurant located at the Champ-de-Mars roundabout. On the spot, the emergency services found the man who had alerted them with the knocked-out animal, held at the tip of a stick. Firefighters then brought the animal to the vivarium of Chambéry. Its provenance remains unknown.

By M.M / Published on 10/08/2016 at 3:26 pm.
 
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Residents of a quiet town in southwest Ohio swear they’re not seeing things when they tell people monkeys are on the loose in their neighborhood.

WLWT-TV reports residents in Lebanon, a city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati, have used their phones to capture photos of the monkeys hanging out in trees.

Lebanon police say they’re aware of the reported monkey sightings and are investigating. Residents suspect the monkeys were pets at some point.

Residents say the monkeys haven’t been spotted since being photographed several weeks ago but can still be heard.

https://apnews.com/05fc65d8ac954e59...low&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP_Oddities
 
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At least he didn't crash the Jaguar factory.

Wildlife officials in India have caught a leopard nearly 36 hours after it was first spotted in a car factory.

Rescuers tranquilised the animal after a massive search operation at Maruti Suzuki's manufacturing plant in Manesar town, not far from the capital, Delhi.

The big cat was first spotted early on Thursday morning on CCTV, and made several other appearances after that.

Nightshift workers evacuated the building and part of the sprawling factory complex was closed.

The car plant is the largest in India, producing almost a million vehicles a year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41522611
 

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A constrictor snake found in Avignon :
http://www.laprovence.com/actu/regi...oa-de-25-m-retrouve-errant-dans-les-rues.html (translated)

A wandering 2.5 m long boa found in the streets.
Tuesday 13/08/2017 12h08 pm.

Last night around 3.20 am, while he was opening his gate, a man found a huge 2.5 m long reptile. The firefighters trained to take care of new kind of pets, such as reptiles, came to retrieve the snake, who seems to be in good health. It could be a boa constrictor or a python who had not reached its adult size, but who could nonetheless pose a danger to people. If not venomous, a bite can indeed cause serious bacterial infections an this animal can, in some cases, roll unto itself to attempt to attack by constriction.
Services from the Vaucluse prefecture were alerted and are now trying to find out its owner. Waiting to learn of its fate, the boa/python is waiting patiently inside a cool box at the Avignon rescue center.
 
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Only a caiman but still...

A 4ft-long spectacled caiman was found during a search of a house by police working on a drugs investigation.

The reptile, Caiman crocodilus, was discovered in a bedroom at the home in Westcliff in Essex on Wednesday, along with 16 live snakes, among them cobras, copperheads and pythons.

A scorpion was also found, along with seven dead snakes.

A 36-year-old man from Basildon has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and animal cruelty offences.

The animals are now in the care of the RSPCA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-42823587
 

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Only a caiman but still...

A 4ft-long spectacled caiman was found during a search of a house by police working on a drugs investigation.

The reptile, Caiman crocodilus, was discovered in a bedroom at the home in Westcliff in Essex on Wednesday, along with 16 live snakes, among them cobras, copperheads and pythons.

A scorpion was also found, along with seven dead snakes.

A 36-year-old man from Basildon has been arrested on suspicion of cannabis production and animal cruelty offences.

The animals are now in the care of the RSPCA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-42823587
Nice coincidence that a post about a spectacled caiman was followed by a picture of a spectacled gay man...
 

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maybe its just the prankster (d**khead) in me,but, i've always wanted to build a model croc' with a nice quiet electric motor inside and "sail" it on some of the waters that i ocassionally fish... you know up to other anglers to gauge their reactions...all in the name of research obviously. lol
 

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A crocodile was reported by several motorists crossing the M55 nr Blackpool a few years back
a search revealed nothing but the police were convinced something strange had happened.
 

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Not the UK but today I went to the Tin Shui Wai wetlands park in Hong Kong, where they house Hong Kong's famous crocodile, Pui Pui, who was found in a river in Yuen Long and captured. Crocodiles are not native to Hong Kong and so it's speculated it was an illegal pet who was released.
 
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