All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nature’

Mako Shark Landed in Gulf May Break Record

Ernie Polk and his cousin Joey Polk landed a shortfin Mako shark off the Floridian Gulf Coast while surfcasting Tuesday, and the fish might be a world record catch. The two spent over an an hour reeling in the 11-foot-long, 805 pound beast directly onto shore, and didn’t disclose the exact location to ward off other fishermen. Ernie Polk commented …

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Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle

Google has an interesting doodle up for Earth Day. It’s animated, and it shows several different animals as you click. You can click the search icon to learn more about each one. The Rufous Hummingbird appears first. Here’s a closer look at one of those: You have to wonder if the hummingbird’s top billing is a nod to Google’s Hummingbird …

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Snowy Owls Coming South For Food, Say Experts

Some people as far south as Tenessee might be surprised to see an unusual bird in their backyards this spring. Great Snowy Owls have been spotted this year in some very extraordinary places, thanks to what experts are saying is a perfectly normal occurrence in nature, according to CBS. There has been an especially wild influx of the beautiful creatures …

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Snowy Owls Drifting Deeper South

The snowy owl, typically a resident of the Arctic, has been delving further south as of late, and has been spotted in parts of the New England region of the northeastern United States. The wayward owls have come south due to a phenomenon known as irruption, which is an abrupt increase in numbers of a species when natural ecological balances …

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Squirrel Causes $300K in Damages in Indy

A defiant squirrel managed to cause roughly $300K in damages to a new Fort Wayne, Indiana community center that is scheduled to open in June. The small rodent infiltrated the electrical system of the newly renovated athletics complex at McMillen Park on April 1st, causing a power surge that destroyed three new HVAC systems, and damaged parts of the boiler …

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Grand Canyon Hybrid Bison On a Tear

Over 350 hybrid bison have been on a rampage in the northern region of Grand Canyon National Park, and the herd has been tearing up vegetation, impinging on the native habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl, knocking down Native American cliff dwellings and befouling the water supply by using it as a toilet. The animals were originally introduced to …

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Bald Eagle Egg Hatches in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed that the first of three bald eagle eggs had hatched Friday in a nest sitting in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhood. Roughly an hour later, the adult male and female eagles were seen tending to the eaglet via a webcam put in place by the commission using PixController. The nest was built in the Hays section …

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Ring System Spotted Around Asteroid

Astronomers today revealed that an asteroid in the outer solar system has been confirmed to have its own Saturn-like ring system. The new findings have been published today in the journal Nature. The asteroid, named Chariklo, is a minor planet that orbits the sun between Saturn and Uranus. The object is also classified as a “centaur,” one of the many …

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David Beckham Warned of Genital Devouring Fish

While filming a 90-documentary concerning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for the BBC, soccer superstar David Beckham was advised by producers to stay clear of the Amazon river, to avoid the feared and genital-attacking Candiru fish. Also called the “vampire fish,” the Candiru swims into the urethras of its hosts, and commences to feed on blood meals. The process …

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Google Adds Beautiful Street View Imagery Of Endangered Colorado River

Google has partnered with American Rivers to bring imagery of the Colorado River to Street View. Take a look at some of the beautiful scenery: “For 6 million years, the Colorado River has flowed through the heart of the desert southwest, its waters slowly carving out a canyon so vast it can be seen from space—yet so remote it didn’t …

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Yosemite Bears Turn Healthy With New Diet

Bears housed in the Yosemite National Park in California have changed their diet to healthier food. Over the last 15 years, the campground implemented a safety measure that prevented the bears from scavenging food in the wild. The park, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the U.S., serves as the home for around 400 black bears …

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Snake Eating Croc: Ultimate Battle

Watching a snake chomp down on a crocodile is not something one sees everyday. Australian resident Tiffany Corlis and other onlookers witnessed a five-hour long struggle between a water python and a three-foot crocodile inside Lake Moondarra. The snake ultimately swallowed the crocodile, but not before a long battle ensued. According to Corlis the whole ordeal was an amazing display …

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