Justified & Ancient
- Jan 19, 2016
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Dunno - do ducks migrate? Not introduced but certainly out of place. Maybe he was blown off course by strong winds and forced to land there.Interesting how our winged friend even got there. Perhaps migrating and needed a break. But it does show how new animals make it to out of the way places. The key here is it not an introduced species.
In North American most ducks - water fowl migrate down south (Florida, Mexico, South America in winter. Some have long migrations spending the summers in artic -subarctic Canada. Starting in late September one can very large flocks of swans, ducks, geese and more flying at higher altitudes on their way down south.Dunno - do ducks migrate? Not introduced but certainly out of place. Maybe he was blown off course by strong winds and forced to land there.
I just liked that they'd taken to him as a novelty, were feeding him & keeping his puddle topped up. Must be quite a disappointment for a duck not to have a sizeable body of water to do it's thing in.
About 15,000 people were expected to gather for the annual bonfire night celebrations in Gravesend, Kent, on 2 November to see a display set off from a barge on the river.
Council officials said the Port of London had advised them that the display should not take place on or over the river and that moving it to another site around the town of Gravesend, which is on the river, would still be likely to disturb the whale.
I nearly replied to this last night because I saw one one the River Wear a couple of years ago but on checking I found that they are a naturalised introduced species in the UK, so not really an OOP animal here.Here's a lovely one from the NY Times, as far as I know the duck is still there happily subsisting on well whatever is in the pond in Central Park. The popular assumption is that it escaped from someone's very fancy garden in New Jersey. (Sorry there are two images, it gave me a choice and then uploaded both with no delete button.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/nyregion/mandarin-duck-central-park-pond.html Photo credit is EJ Bartolazo.
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SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/1...e-appearance-in-Kentucky-swamp/8441543933939/Alligator makes surprise appearance in Kentucky swamp
A Kentucky man doing duck hunting preparations with his grandson snapped photos of an unusual swamp resident -- a small alligator.
Chris Drummond said he and his grandson, Wyatt, were leaving a duck blind at the Fallen Timber Farms hunting ground in Ballard County when they took pictures of the surprising reptile. ...
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife set traps in the area in the hopes of snaring the alligator.
The origins of the animal are unknown, but Drummond said Fish and Wildlife officials speculated it could be an escaped pet or a stowaway on a barge.
"We are about a mile from the Ohio River, probably about 4 or 5 miles from the Mississippi River," Drummond said. "Department of Fish and Wildlife seem to think he may have hitchhiked up on here on a barge."
A Fish and Wildlife spokesman said an alligator would be unlikely to survive for long in the area due to the cold temperatures.
It was trying to find Cromer.The seal was lucky to make it's way inland seeing as it was in Norfolk: if it had been a Cromer garden then it would have meant roast seal for xmas dinner.
A three-week-old seal pup was found in a back garden four miles (6.4km) away from the sea.
The RSPCA said it was found in Terrington St Clement in Norfolk. It said it believed the pup travelled up a drainage system in the hope of finding water or food. Animal collection officer Naemi Kilbey said she was grateful the "incredibly feisty little fella" was found, otherwise he may have died from starvation. The seal pup was taken to the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre where it was checked over.
Sad news. RIP Trevor.
Trevor the duck, whose tale of loneliness on the tiny Pacific island nation of Niue made him a local celebrity and captured headlines last year, has died.
He was found dead in the bush after being attacked by dogs, according to a social media page dedicated to the drake.
The mallard is thought to have been blown on to the island during a storm about a year ago. He came to global prominence after an article by the New Zealand Herald that chronicled his life in a roadside puddle due to an absence of wetlands or ponds across Niue.
He was named Trevor, after New Zealand’s parliamentary speaker, Trevor Mallard. “Deepest sympathy to the people of Niue from the parliament of New Zealand,” Mallard posted on social media on Monday.
Rae Findlay, Niue’s chamber of commerce chief, said Trevor’s death would be a loss for the nation. “He captured many hearts and even the rooster, the chicken and the weka were looking a little forlorn today wandering around near the dry puddle,” Findlay told ABC.
The remote Pacific atoll of Niue, a three-and-a-half hour flight from Auckland, has a population of 1,600. Nicknamed the rock of the Pacific, it has no suitable habitats for ducks. Local firefighters topped up Trevor’s puddle after New Zealand’s former high commissioner began feeding him.
As an addendum to this: there are more than 2,000 tigers in Texas. In world terms, this is second only to the nation of India.
"We have tigers because my wife went out and bought one without consulting with me," explains Rathburn.
There are loads of tigers in cages across the USA. Estimates are 5000 tigers in American cages to 3000 odd in the wild. I find it hard not to make a value judgement about this fact.
Crazy? Hah! The USA has not yet even begun to crazy! The crazy is when someone decides that the situation is unreasonable and tries to get the laws regarding tiger importation and ownership tightened to stop this sort of abuse. My countrymen take their freedom to behave like unspeakable douchebags very seriously. I sometimes think that we need a Statue of License to go with the Statue of Liberty, so the great American people finally get the idea that liberty isn't license.That is crazy.
Here's the thread concerning the dead humpback whale in Brazil:A Dead Whale Has Been Found on The Edge of The Amazon Jungle
There are WAY too many goofy puns in that thread for me.Here's the thread concerning the dead humpback whale in Brazil: