Sixty-One Years Ago
Idaho Wildlife Expert Said, Never Seen Anything Like This
4-10-18, Idaho, Fish and Game officers speculated that the flock could have been hit by lightening, as stomach exploded in one bird they examined. They also explored whether hailstones from the storm; but this isn't the case as some would have been alive. Could be a group hard landing - waterfowl occasionally mistake wet asphalt for a pond or lake - could explain the deaths. One wildlife expert, Mr Brower said he's never seen a case quite like this, though. More here
Victoria, Australia 700+ Pound Swordfish
Will Be Mounted!
5-2-18, ABC Gippsland - A whopper 349-kilogram swordfish caught in Victoria may have smashed the Australian record. Melbourne fisherman, Matthew Boyle took five hours to reel in the massive fish, which was caught more than 100 kilometers off the East Gippsland coast. The swordfish was caught on a 37 kg line and — pending appraisal by Game Fishing Association Australia — could wipe out the old record by more than 70 kg. Mr. Boyle is experienced with large catches; he plans to send the fish to a taxidermist to be mounted.
Heartbreaking photos: 150 whales beached in Australia as sharks feast on their carcasses at Hamelin Bay in Western Australia
Giant Swamp Rats - 'Nutria' - Are in
Four California Counties:
Fresno, Merced, Tuolumne & Stanislaus
3/5/2018, San Francisco Chronicle -- In February 2018 officials of California wildlife began to sound the alarm about the rodent, NUTRIA, invasive South American rodents that look like enormous, 20-pound rats and have the power to devastate wetlands.
California Dept of Fish & Wildlife spokesman, Peter Tira has reported that after being eradicated in the 1970s, the NUTRIA are making a strong comeback. So far they've been spotted in four California counties: Stanislaus, Fresno, Tuolumne and Merced. Mr Tira said, "We didn't know at first if it was a small, isolated population; but it soon became clear that it's a breeding population, and they're reaching major waterways where they can move."
Murmation of Birds, Formations of Starlings
Genesis 1:20 God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
Breathtaking murmurations of dark, shifting shapes and formations fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter. The starlings fly from Scotland, Russia and Israel ... More here
Another 3 min video here where flocks separate and seamlessly become one again. Seriously this is a spiritual experience !
Chris Arsenault, 58, Is An Animal Lover
He Transformed His Home into a Cat Sanctuary
“I truly believe that if you are passionate about something you can handle anything. I really love what I do. My house, it’s a big house and there’s a big backyard area. Everything is kitted out for the cats. I designed and build it all myself. For me, safety and hygiene have been a priority. I have to be able to clean everything, wash everything down. The floors are vinyl and the walls are covered in plastic sheeting. Outside, it’s all concrete so it is easy to hose it down. I have my own space in the house in the boiler room. I’ve built my own bathroom in there, and I have a little area where I have a microwave, a toaster oven and a sink. It’s hard to keep the cats out of there at night, and a few seem to sneak in no matter what I do.”
All expenses [in 2016= $101,000] are paid from Arsenault’s personal funds with some donations from the public:
- $80,000 for animal food and utilities
- $21,000 on medicine and veterinary care
1 Corinthians 9:22
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