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hunck

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More wallabies on the loose

This time in Leeds. They seem to have been kept as pets & an address given - Westfield Lane in Thorner, LS14 3DD.

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Bullseye

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Speaking of Wallabies, anyone know if the colonies that were in Ashdown Forest (Sussex) and the Peak District are still going?.
 

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Joro spiders are marching through Georgia.

A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia in the US this year.

This proliferation has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts.

In metro Atlanta, Jennifer Turpin — a self-described arachnophobe — stopped blowing leaves in her yard after inadvertently walking into a web created by the Joro spider. Stephen Carter has avoided a walking trail along the Chattahoochee River where he encountered Joro webs every dozen steps.

Farther east in Winterville, Georgia, Will Hudson’s front porch became unusable amid an abundance of Joro webs 10 feet deep. Hudson estimates he has killed more than 300 of the spiders on his property.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40732578.html
 

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Speaking of Wallabies, anyone know if the colonies that were in Ashdown Forest (Sussex) and the Peak District are still going?.

The Peak District ones haven't been seen since the early 2000s I think
 

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Surely, colonies of wallabies wannabee in Coningsby?
 

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Amsterdam police investigate find dead fallow deer in Westerpark
The police have started an investigation into a fallow deer that was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in the Westerpark in Amsterdam. The animal was in all likelihood killed by a poacher and then left in the park. Because that is punishable, the police are looking for witnesses, reports NH Nieuws.

The deer was found by volunteers from the animal ambulance. The organization spoke on Twitter of the "most bizarre find ever". Much is still unclear. For example, it is not known how the animal ended up in the park and where it was killed. There are normally no fallow deer in the Westerpark.

To find out how the animal died, the deer was examined by the police yesterday. It turned out that the deer was killed in such a way that specific knowledge is needed. "That can be seen from how the animal was cut and skinned, after which all the meat was taken away. That is probably the work of a poacher or hunter," the police told AT5.

Animal leg
Yesterday afternoon, an animal leg was also found on the Rapenburgerstraat in the center. A tipster called the police because he suspected that the leg may have come from the deer found.

The leg was transferred by the police to employees of the animal ambulance. Research must show whether the leg indeed comes from the dead fallow deer.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2404293-amsterdamse-politie-onderzoekt-vondst-dood-damhert-in-westerpark
 

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Amsterdam police investigate find dead fallow deer in Westerpark
The police have started an investigation into a fallow deer that was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in the Westerpark in Amsterdam. The animal was in all likelihood killed by a poacher and then left in the park. Because that is punishable, the police are looking for witnesses, reports NH Nieuws.

The deer was found by volunteers from the animal ambulance. The organization spoke on Twitter of the "most bizarre find ever". Much is still unclear. For example, it is not known how the animal ended up in the park and where it was killed. There are normally no fallow deer in the Westerpark.

To find out how the animal died, the deer was examined by the police yesterday. It turned out that the deer was killed in such a way that specific knowledge is needed. "That can be seen from how the animal was cut and skinned, after which all the meat was taken away. That is probably the work of a poacher or hunter," the police told AT5.

Animal leg
Yesterday afternoon, an animal leg was also found on the Rapenburgerstraat in the center. A tipster called the police because he suspected that the leg may have come from the deer found.

The leg was transferred by the police to employees of the animal ambulance. Research must show whether the leg indeed comes from the dead fallow deer.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2404293-amsterdamse-politie-onderzoekt-vondst-dood-damhert-in-westerpark

Before anyone asks, l was at home all day.

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Walrus in Northumberland

A walrus has been spotted on a beach in what is believed to be Northumberland's first sighting.
Conservationists are appealing for people to stay away from the animal, which is native to the Artic Circle.

Andrew Douglas, who runs boat trips in the area, said he did not think there had "ever been one recorded on the east coast”.

Mr Douglas said: "If it's climate change, I don't know; whether it's just a fluke, I don't know.
"But it's just absolutely amazing so I just pray for people to give it a bit of space and let them just enjoy it for what it is.”
Doesn’t seem to be known whether it’s Wally or another one.
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OK, here's something to think on. Walrus (Hval rus, red whale) used to live around the British Isles and the rest of Northern European coastline going back many years. Are they truely an Arctic animal or is it because of persecution that they are no longer found here. Could the ones that have turned up lately just be coming home ?. Many times in the last million years there has been no sea ice in the Arctic in summer,other times (ice ages) the Northern Hemisphere's been ice locked.
 

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OK, here's something to think on. Walrus (Hval rus, red whale) used to live around the British Isles and the rest of Northern European coastline going back many years. Are they truely an Arctic animal or is it because of persecution that they are no longer found here. Could the ones that have turned up lately just be coming home ?. Many times in the last million years there has been no sea ice in the Arctic in summer,other times (ice ages) the Northern Hemisphere's been ice locked.

Since Brexit they need Visas to visit the UK.
 

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A roadrunner stowed away inside a moving van traveling from Las Vegas to Maine. It's unclear whether the van was sourced from Acme ...
Roadrunner stows away from Las Vegas to Maine in moving van

Animal rescuers in Maine said a man unloading his moving van after the drive from Las Vegas discovered an unexpected stowaway -- a roadrunner.

The Avian Haven animal hospital in Freedom said in a Facebook post that a man named Gary contacted the facility when he and his son, Brian, opened the back of their moving truck at a storage facility in Westbrook and discovered a roadrunner apparently had stowed away in the vehicle before they left Las Vegas. ...

The roadrunner was taken to an Avian Haven facility, where it was examined.

"The roadrunner was in remarkably good shape for having been confined in the van for four days, leading us to wonder if perhaps some food items had also stowed away," the group said. ...

The group said it is looking into options for returning the roadrunner to its native habitat.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/11/16/roadrunner-stowaway-Las-Vegas-to-Maine/9711637098006/
 

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An apparently abandoned iguana was discovered sitting on a fence next to a road in the British countryside.
2-foot iguana found perched on fence next to British road

Animal rescuers in Britain said they are trying to determine the origins of a 2-foot-long iguana found perched on a fence at the side of a road.

The RSPCA said a dog walker in Morpeth, England, spotted the lizard perched on a fence next to a road near the Widdrington Inn. ...

The animal rescue group said there was a cardboard box nearby the iguana with some vegetables in it, indicating the reptile may have been abandoned at the side of the road and managed to escape the box before being spotted by the dog walker.

The RSPCA said the iguana was in good physical condition but needed to be warmed up due to the cold.

"It was really lucky that the iguana was spotted as it was quite a remote location and would not have survived long in the cold," RSPCA inspector Lucy Green said. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/11/18/RSPCA-iguana-abandoned-fence-Morpeth-England/1751637271216/
 

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huge python crashes through ceiling after eating pet cat

From Thailand. The snake was captured & set free.

The enormous python was found hiding above the panels after the moggy named ‘Meow’ went missing from the home in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.

A member of the family called a rescue volunteer group after spotting the snake’s shiny golden scales through a hole in one of the boards.

The specialist tried to pull the serpent out, but it broke through the ceiling due to its weight and thick body.

Video.
 

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Pigs injure golfer and force Lightcliffe Golf Club closure

A pair of roaming pigs injured two men and forced the closure of a golf club when they stormed the course.
Two runaway porkers, thought to be Vietnamese Pot-bellied pigs, hurt a golfer at Lightcliffe Golf Club, near Halifax, on Sunday, and the greens director when they returned on Tuesday.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-59400964
 

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The above report also contains a selection of not-very-good puns;

Pigs and putt
Oink-teenth hole
Hog jam

But I'm certain we could do better.

 

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Something about taking your shot with a pig-iron?
 

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Tried to find statistics on worm infections in Europe. Instead I found this ...

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/c...ed-shed-party-likely-had-brain-worm-infection

A video featuring a group of friends hanging out in a shed in northern Ontario has gone viral, due to an unexpected visitor that made an appearance.
Speaking with CTV News, Jacob Rintala explained a docile moose showed up, stuck his head in, and even let Rinalta pet it several times.
Rintala said it hung around his farm for the weekend.

Experts say the male moose, estimated to be between a year to 2.5-years-old, was exhibiting behaviour consistent with a brain worm infection.
"Usually, moose are elusive animals that avoid human contact completely," Meghan Forbes, an acting regional specialist with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry regional and district offices, told The Weather Network.
A moose infected with brain worm will act unafraid and is unlikely to become aggressive, but a docile moose can still be dangerous.

"Anyone encountering a moose should never approach it or reach out to touch it," Forbes said, because if something startles it, the animal could lunge or charge.

Brain worm typically infects white-tailed deer, but as the typical host for the parasite, it is not likely to trigger adverse reactions. When other susceptible species, like moose, mule deer, reindeer, sheep, goats, alpacas, and llamas are infected, brain worm can be fatal.
Animals typically contract brain worm by accidentally ingesting an infected snail or slug while feeding.
In addition to a loss of fear and remaining in an area for an extended period, other symptoms of brain worm include weakness or stumbling, difficulty feeding, and apparent deafness or blindness.
 

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Rare turtle washes up on UK beach 4,000 miles from home

One of the world's rarest turtles is beginning to show signs of recovery after washing up on the Welsh coast. The Kemp's Ridley sea turtle has been named Tally by Anglesey Sea Zoo, where it is being nursed back to health.

On Sunday, Tally was found on Talacre beach, Flintshire, 4,000 miles (6,437 km) away from its usual waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

But how did Tally end up so far from home?

Nick Hartley explains.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-59520232
 

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Found out about this from er... Nextdoor? Turns out that the Diego's keeper has him fly around Glasgow's Victoria park each day :)

Faceboook group Friends of Victoria Park, Glasgow

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A family in South Africa found a venomous boomslang (snake) in their Xmas tree.
Family finds venomous snake slithering in their Christmas tree

A wildlife rescuer in South Africa was summoned to a home in which a family found a venomous snake slithering in the branches of their Christmas tree.

Gerrie Heyns, owner of reptile rescue service Snake Lives Matter, said he was called to a home near McGregor, in the Western Cape area, when the residents spotted a venomous boomslang in the tree. ...

Heyns posted a video to his business' YouTube channel showing how he captured the snake with a pair of specialized tongs. ...

Heyns said the incident marked the first time he had been called to remove a snake from a Christmas tree.
FULL STORY (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/1...tree-Western-Cape-South-Africa/5251639429783/
 

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Walrus in Northumberland

A walrus has been spotted on a beach in what is believed to be Northumberland's first sighting.

Doesn’t seem to be known whether it’s Wally or another one.
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The walrus wanders far away.

An Arctic Circle walrus has turned up about 400 miles (644km) from home in Shetland.

The distinctive and well-travelled young female has already been recorded off Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Northumberland.

Named Freya, the walrus has been spotted at the isle of Vementry and is generating a lot of interest. Local wildlife photographer Hugh Harrop described it as a "really exciting" thing to happen.

The walrus has been spotted having a rest on the side of a salmon farm cage by the uninhabited island.

"It's a young female and she's got just a little pink spot on her nose and that makes her distinctive", Mr Harrop told BBC Scotland.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-59636151
 

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A venerable African tortoise was found wandering on a Pennsylvania road.
African tortoise walks down Pennsylvania road, prompts 911 calls

Wildlife officials in Pennsylvania said an escaped African tortoise went for a walk down the middle of a road, prompting 911 calls from concerned residents who feared the animal could be a snapping turtle.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission said 911 calls came in on Sunday reporting a large turtle walking down the middle of a street in Washington County. ...

"The original caller said it was a huge snapper and didn't know what to do with it, so he called 911," Waterways Conservation Officer Jon Stark wrote in a post on the commission's Facebook page. ...

"If it was as big as they said it was, that's a giant snapping turtle," he wrote.

Stark said he arrived to find the 100-pound creature was not dangerous at all -- it was an African tortoise.

"This big old turtle just wanted to go for a walk and be free. Still not sure where he got loose from, but now he has a new home and a large area to roam," Stark wrote.
FULL STORY (With Photo): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/12/14/African-tortoise-Pennsylvania-road-911-calls/6091639513923/
 

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Escaped zebras bamboozle Maryland officials: ‘They’re just too fast’

Five of the animals broke free from a private farm in Prince George county more than a week ago and have been roaming neighbourhoods south of Upper Marlboro in a search of food.

The surviving two are back.

Two Maryland zebras that escaped a farm in mid-August have returned to their herd.

In a statement obtained by NPR, the Prince George's County, Md., Department of the Environment says that the roaming zebras returned sometime last week, but officials gave no details on how and when the recovery took place.

The officials say neither the United States Department of Agriculture nor the Prince George's County animal services were involved in the return of the zebras.

Linda Lowe, spokesperson for Prince George's County Department of Environment, said county officials will continue their ongoing investigation and will take appropriate legal action regarding alleged violations by the zebras' owner.

In October, Jerry Holly, the owner of the zebras was charged with three counts of animal cruelty after one of three zebras that had escaped was reported to have been discovered dead in a snare trap.

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/14/1064...aryland-farm-are-back-after-months-on-the-run
 

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Look at the escape video :)

The serval that escaped yesterday in Herkenbosch is home. He was standing in front of the house where he belongs at 08:00 this morning. Owner Erik Aspers himself opened the door for him.

The serval, a feline predator that lives in the wild in Africa, escaped Saturday night through a hole under the net stretched over the living space. Aspers was in Spain at the time. He heard from his girlfriend that the animal had escaped. Aspers was convinced that the animal would come back on its own, but decided to take the plane home anyway.

Aspers has two servals. He says that the animals in his home are given all the space they need. "They have it better here than in the zoo." According to him, the animals are also not aggressive. At his house they live together with a pit bull and a rabbit and that is fine, he says.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2410998-ontsnapte-serval-herkenbosch-keert-zelf-naar-huis-terug
 

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Sheep shot dead after causing accidents on motorway in Friesland
On the N31 near the Frisian town of Opeinde, a sheep has caused an accident. A car and a van collided with each other on the road, because the animal was walking on the roadway.

The van ended up on its side, but the driver and passenger were not so injured that they had to go to the hospital, reports Omrop Fryslân.

Moments later, the animal appeared to be walking on the road again, which startled motorists again. An officer eventually shot the sheep to prevent more accidents. The animal was later picked up and removed.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2410888-scha...eroorzaken-ongelukken-op-autoweg-in-friesland
 
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