Unknown Cause of 28 Dead Ethiopian Hippos
4-23-19, Reported by FANA News in Ethiopia, at least 28 hippopotamus were found dead in a national park. The giant semi-aquatic creatures died in the Gibe Sheleko National Park, part of the Gibe River that is the largest tributary of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia. Ms Bahrua Mega reported the cause of death is unknown; she said the deaths of 15 of the hippos died in a single day. The national park is home to nearly 200 hippos; they are huge the males weight appx 3300 pounds and the females 2800 pounds. The Park is appx 13,900 square miles. More here
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Many people think cats are boring and have no personality; but cats are funny! Often they’re downright hysterical. Anyone who doesn't know of the hilarious nature of cats have obviously not spent much time with them...
Thailand: Six Baby Elephants Trapped in the Mud
3-29-19, Six baby elephants have been rescued from a mud pit after spending a night trapped in a hole. Officials at the Thap Lan National Park, in northeastern Thailand, discovered their dilemma during patrols to deter poaching activity. Rangers found signs that the rest of the elephant herd were still circling around the pit, so they decided to wait to see if the animals could rescue themselves; they couldn't so they were rescued. See video
Doom-sayers Are Wrong Again
According to a friend of Crosland, he did feed the puppy to the turtle, but other details surrounding the story have gotten twisted and misconstrued.
Someone brought a sick, deformed and abandoned puppy to Crosland, a man reportedly well-known for taking in hurt and sick animals. Crosland couldn’t get the puppy to eat or drink and was beyond saving. The person who brought it in knew it needed to be put down.
Crosland put the puppy into the snapping turtle’s tank, where it drowned and was eaten, according to McKay. The three boys who watched all work on farms and understood what was happening.
At the Franklin County Courthouse before judge David A. Hooste - Thursday, 1-3-19 trial of biology science teacher Robert Crosland - jury selection began Crosland - who on camera - fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of junior high students.
A jury was finally selected around 5:30 p.m.; the trial will reconvene Friday. 1-4-19 at 9 a.m. More here and here
Officials kill the snapping turtle that ate a puppy
Idaho: The snapping turtle at Preston Junior High School's science department was seized by the Idaho Dept of Agriculture and killed for doing what snapping turtles do. Eat stuff given to them. Reportedly the creature was “humanely” put down. A spokesperson for the department that enforces provisions of the Invasive Species Act, said the doomed turtle was put down for being a non-native species without a permit reported by the Salt Lake Tribune. Is PETA outraged? It's the 'cute' factor ... the puppy is cute so there's outrage ... a snapping turtle is not cute. Disgusting.
Video: Eleven Minutes
Try not to tear up ... so amazing!
Experts Cannot Explain Deaths of New Zealand Pilot Whales
UPDATE: 11-30-18, Another 51 pilot whales have beached themselves in a different location in Chatham Islands in New Zealand. More here
145 stranded pilot whales die in New Zealand
11-24-18, On Stewart Island in the extreme south of New Zealand, officials said as many as 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a remote beach. Pilot whales, also called long-finned pilot whale, are a specimen with a bulging forehead and a robust body. Experts said the reason for their deaths is a mystery.
Wikipedia: The size of the Long Finned Pilot Whale is appx 21 feet. It's weight is appx 2800 pounds; lifespan is appx 45 years in males and 60 years in females. Pilot Whales were created with sexual dimorphism [the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs]. 
Sixty-One Years Ago
On This Date: November 3, 1957
Soviets Launched a Dog in Space
On this day, Nov. 3,1957, the Soviet Union launched the first-ever living animal into space orbit: a dog named "Laika." The flight was meant to test the safety of space travel for humans, but it was a guaranteed suicide mission for the dog, since technology hadn’t advanced as far as the return trip. There is controversy regarding the way Laika died.
Laika the Cosmonaut Dog: USSR sends first living creature into Space Orbit
11-3-1957, The Soviet Union launched the first-ever living animal into orbit: a dog named Laika. The Soviets had long insisted that Laika expired painlessly after about a week in orbit, an official with Moscow’s Institute for Biological Problems leaked the a different story in 2002: According to BBC she died within hours [here] of takeoff from panic and overheating. Then in April 1958 Sputnik 2 continued to orbit the Earth for five months, then burned up when it reentered the atmosphere.
A Lone Female Octopus Surprises Officials with Tens of Thousands of Babies
As the female came to the aquarium in August 2018 and there was no male in the tank, officials realized she was already pregnant. The fact that a female common octopuses can store a male octopus’ sperm for weeks before the eggs are fertilized and eventually laid. When the female is ready she will search for a sheltered place where she will lay and brood the eggs without disturbance.
Typically Octavius will now likely die that she’s laid her eggs and they've hatched. The mother will protect the eggs after they’re all done hatching out; then the mother dies giving the last part of her life protecting her 'kids.'
[Explain THAT you who believe in the big bang theory! The Supreme Creator, almighty God creates all unique and amazing living things. Genesis 1:21--Ed.]
More here and here: University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology
World's Most Costly Liquid?
Not snake venom ... not horseshoe crab either
May 31, 2018 - There are only 25 species of scorpion have venom that would be lethal to humans.
Scorpions use their venom as a defense against predators and to kill prey, but only twenty-five species of scorpion have venom that would be lethal to humans.
Worldwide there are almost 2,000 scorpion species, but only 25 have strong enough poison to kill a human.
How to 'milk' a scorpion? Looks like they give the poor thing an electric shock! See 46 second video here
-- National Geographic here and More here
Each year hundreds of millions of birds cross over Israel, migrating between their breeding grounds in Europe and Asia and their wintering quarters in the heart of Africa.
Israel's Hula Valley is an avian paradise
Israel's Hula Valley is an avian paradise. This scenic nature reserve hosts millions of birds each season.
Unlawful to kill Birds in Israel So the Farmers Feed 'Em!
10-15-18, The Israel Ornithological Center is the standard-bearer in working with farmers, nature protection groups, tourism organizations and government ministries on a 'Crane Project' in the Hula Valley, Israel. The Jewish State is the 'paradise' for birds in the region. Annually the Cranes swoop into the Jewish state and would ruin the crops and farmland if not for the ingenuity of just feeding them; so the farmers contribute appx 750 tons of bird seed; corn to assuage their voracious appetite.
The International Ornithology Festival in Galilee that is held, every year, in Agamon A'Hula promises its guests an exciting observation of various kinds of birds. The birds' autumn wandering brings thousands of birds that pass through Israel's sky, as they stop on the...
Hurricane Michael spawns ‘monster’ mosquitoes FIVE TIMES the normal size and their bite is like being stabbed with a needle
The eggs of the Psorophora Ciliata - known as gallnippers - can lie dormant for years until floodwaters come along, then they hatch in huge swarms
10-12-18, Hurricane Michael, a dangerous Category 4 storm, closed in on the Florida Panhandle ... after an initial wave of giant mosquitoes, a second wave occurs of other hungry mosquitoes. Experts warn the pain of a bite from one of these mega-mosquitoes that can grow to more than one inch long - can feel like you are being stabbed with a needle. They're called "Gallnippers" and can strike day and night and due to their large size they can bite through clothing and are immune to regular insect repellent.
Lizard Interloper Causes Short Lived Search
"Florence" Storm in North Carolina
5500 pigs and 3.4 mill chickens & turkeys drown
9-18-18, The North Carolina USA Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Tuesday that - so far - 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have been killed by Hurricane Florence. Also 5,500 hogs have perished since the storm deluged the state. In preparation for the advancing storm, farmers were moving their swine to higher land, but the intensity of the flooding exceeded all expectations. Some of the hogs drowned in flood waters while others were killed by wind damage to barns.
Luke 13:3; Titus 2:13, Revelation 19:11
1 Corinthians 9:22
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