Justified & Ancient
- Nov 22, 2021
Seen on line at the ATM:
Efforts to save the whale continue.
French officials desperately trying to rescue a beluga whale trapped in the River Seine have come up with a new strategy - a vitamin cocktail.
According to AFP, rescuers hope it will help the lost whale regain its appetite and the energy needed to return to sea. The visibly malnourished mammal was first spotted in the river on Tuesday, around 70km (44 miles) north of Paris.
After failed attempts to encourage it to swim out, the animal remains stuck and scientists worry for its health. So far rescuers have offered up frozen herring and live trout for the four-metre whale to eat, but a local official in Eure, Isabelle Dorliat-Pouzet, said the animal did not appear to have accepted either.
"It's quite emaciated and seems to be having trouble eating," AFP quoted her as saying on Saturday.
Authorities hope that injecting the stranded animal with vitamins will stimulate its appetite and help it to make the long 160km (100 mile) return journey back up the river and out to the English Channel, where it can swim back to its Arctic habitat.
Another option being considered is to remove the whale from the river entirely, but this would require the mammal having enough strength to survive an even riskier journey.
And from there, on to a Parisian abattoir, and then onto the plates of French diners.as the four-metre (13ft) mammal was being moved in a refrigerated truck.
One seemingly lost Greenland shark turned up off the coast of Belize in Central America while a team of researchers were out on a boat catching and tagging tiger sharks.
"I knew it was something unusual and so did the fishers, who hadn’t ever seen anything quite like it in all their combined years of fishing.”
Kasana took a photo of the enigmatic animal and sent it to her advisor, who said it appeared to be a Greenland shark, which was soon confirmed by experts on the specific species.
This photograph should be circulated around Britain as a reference for how an actual large, exotic cat unexpectedly seen at a distance should appear. Perhaps we'll get fewer moggie pics.Didn't know if this belonged in the alien big cat thread or here. This animal is certainly out of place in Michigan. A mountain lion would not be extraordinary but a black one would be. This is a very good photo.
Photos: Mysterious 'big cat' reportedly spotted in Manistee County (Michigan)https://www.manisteenews.com/news/article/PHOTOS-Mysterious-big-cat-spotted-in-Manistee-17374542.php
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That might help, although I fear they'll just use it to knock ornaments off the mantlepiece and prod us to get their food.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08...n-farm-victoria-long-way-from-beach/101345104An elderly fur seal that was discovered on a dairy farm about 35 kilometres from the nearest beach has been euthanased.
The seal was first spotted on a property at Simpson, in south-west Victoria, on Sunday in the middle of a cow paddock.
Melbourne Zoo's Marine Response Unit was sent to the scene today as the Australian fur seal continued to travel across farmland away from the ocean.
Melbourne Zoo head veterinarian Michael Lynch said the plan had been to determine the next steps to appropriately care for the animal.
"Today's intervention was required after the seal failed to find a way back to the open ocean along the same path it used to arrive at the farm," Dr Lynch said.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/09/09/coyote-bathroom-Trenton-Ohio/9671662745069/Coyote found hiding in Ohio family's bathroom
Police were summoned to an Ohio home early Friday morning when residents made an unusual discovery in their bathroom -- a coyote.
The Trenton Police Department said in a Facebook post officers responded about 5:18 a.m. Friday when a family reported a coyote was in their first floor bathroom. ...
The family told police the coyote must have entered the home about an hour earlier when the front door was left open so they could load up a vehicle for a road trip. ...
"The animal was also present in the small restroom during its use by the family that morning unbeknownst to them ..."
Police said the coyote was safely removed from the home and released unharmed.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/09/19/Eufaula-Alabama-toilet-snake-police/5601663607601/Police remove snake from Alabama toilet
Police in Alabama responded to a residence to deal with an unusual situation when the homeowner found a snake in their toilet.
The Eufaula Police Department said officers with the day shift responded to help a homeowner who found a snake in their toilet bowl. ...
"We never know from one day to the next what kind of call we will receive during our shift," the department said in a Facebook post.
The snake, a "harmless" gray rat snake, was released in "a more suitable habitat," the department said. ...
'Godzilla' lizard found climbing on Florida home's window
By Ben Hooper
Sept. 22, 2022 at 11:32 AM
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A Central Florida family captured video when they had an unusual visitor -- a large monitor lizard climbing on a window.
Jocelyn Penson, who posted the video to Facebook, said the footage was filmed at the home of her son, Frank Crowder, in Apopka, Fla.