Category Archives: Animal
William Falkingham, 34, has successfully scared neighborhood children in Idaho thanks to his terrifying bunny suit. Apparently, it’s not just the suit that’s threatening, but the way he makes his hand into a fake gun, points it at children and pretends to fire at them. And sometimes he even makes himself even more terrifying by sporting a tutu on the bunny suit.
A bunny wearing a tutu, shooting at children doesn’t sound all that bad right? Well, the police think so and have asked that he stop terrorizing the children. Obviously Faulkner understood why the children were so scared and has agreed to stop wearing the suit around town.
What a pussy. You have a great gag going on, that’s completely legal and have made a name for yourself, but you give in to peer pressure. Granted, it is pressure from police who have some authority, but come on, you shoot children!
NPR – “It’s one of the most significant pieces of prehistoric art ever found in North America — a carving of a mammoth or mastodon on a piece of fossilized bone dating back to the Ice Age. An amateur fossil hunter found it several years ago in Vero Beach, Florida. Now, after three years of study, a team of researchers say they believe it’s authentic.
Researchers at the University of Florida conducted extensive testing of the fossilized bone. Rare earth element analysis showed it did come from the Vero Beach area. A scanning electron microscope indicated the carving appeared to be the same age as the bone.”
A few years back in 1973, a project was put together to try and study Chimpanzees and see if they could act like humans and use American Sign Language to communicate. Nim, the chimp that was taken from his mother early on and raised in a human household died in 2000 after being shuffled around due to his aggressive behavior that became more apparent over the years.
Nim Chimpsky started this process with Stephanie LaFarge in upper Manhattan. LaFarge had other children that were raised along side Nim and she truly grew attached to him. Unfortunately, after some years he was biting the other children and acting out, much like a wild animal. Jenny Lee was one of LaFarge’s children, who was 13 at the time that Nim was brought to them. She recalls good memories, but she also recalls the biting and aggressiveness.
NPR – “While Jenny and her siblings went to school, Nim learned sign language with researchers at Columbia University. The goal was to open up a window into Nim’s thoughts and to see if he could develop real language skills. When he came home each night, Nim would play with the Lee children and mimic their behavior. But as he aged, he became more aggressive — and no one knew what to do.”
Eventually he was moved to private grounds at the University of Oklahoma, where he met Bob Ingersoll. Mr. Ingersoll quickly became attached to Nim and the two became quick friends. In fact, “While taking long walks around the grounds of the primate facility, Ingersoll occasionally smoked pot with Nim, who had been introduced to marijuana in New York City and even appeared in the magazine High Times in 1975.” Ingersoll had said that Nim “actually signed ‘stone smoke time now’ to us first”.
After spending nearly nine years with Nim, Ingersoll had to see him be moved to a research facility, which he eventually helped rescue him from. Here, Nim was living in a cage, which this human-like chimp was never accustomed to (not that any animal should be). After the rescue, he was moved to another facility, but this time the ranch was for abused animals.
The FULL STORY can be found here.
The Ace Smoke Shop in Altadena, CA was robbed on July 7th. Luckily they had a little guard dog, Paco, to help them get rid of the robbers faster than they would have done on their own.
If you know anything about this crime, you are encouraged to contact the Altadena Police Department.
A MAN HAS appeared before Limerick District Court charged with ordering his Alsatian dog to have sex with a 43-year-old mother of four, who died from an adverse allergic reaction to the intercourse.
reports that Sean McDonnell, 57, is charged with buggery contrary to Section 61 of the Offences against the Person Act of 1861 – and is believed to be the first person in Ireland to be charged under the legislation.
The Irish Daily Star adds that McDonnell and the deceased woman had discussed the arrangement on a bestiality internet chat room, and that Gardaí are satisfied that the intercourse was consensual.
The Alsatian dog has been kept in quarantine ever since the incident of 7 October, 2008, Patrick O’Connell wrote.
The woman fell ill at around 7:30pm that evening and was rushed to Mid-Western Regional Hospital where she died at around 8pm. Tests showed she had died of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction similar to that prompted by peanut allergies.
The Sun’s Barry Moran said McDonnell could face a life sentence in prison if found guilty.
If you have an allergic reaction to something, you probably shouldn’t fuck it. I mean, especially when it’s already rather disgusting to participate in. When I read that she was a mother of four, I got a little sick because I couldn’t imagine what her children must be going through: in all aspects. Luckily they were able to determine that she was a willing participant and this man won’t be getting in trouble for murder. Still, I’m confused as to why there are chat rooms and places to set these kinds of things up? I know it’s a fetish, but it just seems a little too far out there for me.
Torrance resident Brian Matayoshi and his wife, Marylyn, were avid outdoors people who loved hiking and Yellowstone National Park. The couple were on their fourth visit to the park this week — midway through a three-week trip — when they inadvertently surprised a grizzly sow and her cubs on a popular trail.
What happened next was, according to bear experts, a “1 in 3 million” occurrence: the grizzly charged Brian Matayoshi, 57, fatally mauling him. The sow then bit into the backpack Marylyn Matayoshi was wearing and hoisted her into the air, dropping her to the ground, unhurt.
Park officials on Thursday released chilling details of Wednesday’s rare grizzly attack, the first time a human had been killed by a bear in the park since 1986. A grizzly rampaged through a campground last year in the adjacent Gallatin National Forest, killing one man and injuring two other campers.
Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk said he regretted the loss of life, but added that the mother grizzly had acted to protect her cubs, not in a predatory manner.
Marylyn Matayoshi told park officials that she and her husband were hiking back to their car along the Wapiti Lake Trail about 11 a.m. when they saw the bear and two cubs about 100 yards away. Wenk said the couple had just emerged from a dense area of lodgepole pines into a broad meadow where the bears were.
The couple backed away, and then turned in the direction they had come. When they looked back, the grizzly was charging them, Wenk said. Matayoshi yelled to his wife to run, and she took shelter behind a fallen tree at the side of the trail, according to officials.
Wenk said the sow reached Brian Matayoshi first, fatally biting and clawing him. The bear then approached Marylyn Matayoshi, and picked her up. Wenk said it is likely that because she was playing dead, the bear moved on.
Marylyn Matayoshi rushed to check the condition of her husband, officials said, then tried to call 911 with her cellphone. She was unable to find a signal and called out for help. A group of six hikers heard her shouts and were able to call authorities, who got to the scene in 15 to 20 minutes, Wenk said. There were no other witnesses to the attack, but rangers were seeking to talk to anyone hiking in the area at the time.
Wenk said Marylyn Matayoshi told authorities that in all of the couple’s trips to Yellowstone, they had never encountered a bear.
Family members said they had been asked by the widow not to speak to the media, but a few details emerged about Brian Matayoshi.
A member of the couple’s extended family, who asked not to be identified, said Brian was a retired pharmacist and the father of a pharmacist. The family member described him as a nice man who liked to travel with his wife.
Las Vegas was one favorite stop. The current trip was supposed to last three weeks, with the couple returning next week, the family member said.
Neighbors in the Matayoshi’s well-maintained neighborhood in northwest Torrance described the couple as reserved and nice.
“They are the sweetest people you’ll ever meet and the best neighbors you’ll ever have,” said Kathy Hester, who added that Marylyn often works in the family’s garden.
Kerry Gunther, a Park Service wildlife biologist who specializes in bears, said that based on the information authorities have, the bear probably perceived a threat to her cubs and attacked to defend them. “There is no indication that this was a predatory attack,” he said.
Park officials said there would be no action taken against the animal, which was not collared and had no history of aggression toward humans. Wenk said efforts were underway to track the bear and said hiking trails in the vicinity of the incident will remain closed for several days.
Yellowstone’s Grizzlies, thought to number about 600, have been lingering in the park’s lower elevations in recent weeks as the deep snowpack has been slow to melt. Gunther said the bears have just started to move up, away from the more populated areas of the park.
While this is tragic, I don’t find it particularly shocking. Bears are wild animals that are large in stature, and have the natural protecting instinct. This Grizzly saw something (someone) that looked unfmailiar and had her cubs to protect. It is my opinion, that far too many people walk around in the woods assuming that they are safe because their in a park that has been familiarized with humans. Unfortunately, we are still tresspassing on wildlife’s territory and must remain on high alert when outside of our realm. It’s sad that this has happened, but may give people the reality shock they needed.