Category Archives: d*gs

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a two-part post today. The first is not about wildlife, but about Hurricane Ophelia that is besieging the west coast of Ireland. Its effects are being felt all over the UK, though. Matthew reported that the skies in Manchester were dark and the sun looked red.  Here’s a report from London by reader […]

Another animal crime: dog attacks beer-drinking, bowtie-wearing duck in a pub

This just in from reader Krod, and the story, from The Poke, seems to be real (also verified in The Somerset News). You couldn’t make this headline up: A duck known for drinking beer from a glass and wearing a bow tie got into a fight with a dog in a pub in Devon, reports […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

Reader Stephen Barnard sent a bunch of photos of birds, mammals, and fish, and added this: Recent inhabitants of my farm. I’ve posted and identified all the species in the past (with the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus), so the IDs are left as an exercise for the reader. I see he […]

Ajax, the kea conservation dog

Reader Mike Hannah, a professor of paleontology and evolution at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, sent me a link to this short (3½ minute) film about a man named Corey and his dog Ajax, who’s been trained to sniff out underground kea nests (he wears a muzzle). It’s all in the cause of conservation, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

First, Stephen Barnard reports that all eleven gadwall ducklings (Anas strepera) are still alive (yay!!); he sent some information and a photo for proof: Like mallards, gadwalls are dabbling ducks. The ducklings don’t dabble. You’ve seen that with your mallards. The ducklings spend their feeding time foraging for insects (I believe) on the alga mats that are all […]

The world’s worst sheepdog

Something has gone badly wrong here. Meet Nelson, who has things arse-backwards. Watch this very short video soon, as copies are being removed from YouTube: Surprisingly, there are about a half dozen contenders for the Worst Sheepdog Award, but I give this one the blue ribbon.

Caturday felid trifecta: The Mother Lode of cat gifs, a rescued cougar cub, and a dog that saves cats.

Pinterest has a huge page of kitten gifs for your delectation; I’ll give just three: Kitten fight! (no kittens were harmed in the making of this video): Feeding time: Mom scares her kittens:   ********* From Z00Borns, a video and photos of rescued five-week-old cougar cub: A tiny, orphaned Cougar cub has briefly taken up residence […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, April 28, 2017, and it’s National Blueberry Pie day. The best specimen of that genre I ever had was a lowbush (wild) blueberry pie from Helen’s Restaurant in Machias, Maine: a mixture of cooked and uncooked berries in an open-top crust, piled high with real whipped cream.  If you’re in Maine and it’s blueberry […]

Awww: formerly blind d*g sees its family after surgery (with hamster lagniappe)

by Matthew Cobb I have special permission from PCC(E) to post this cute video of Duffy, a recuse Irish Terrier, Back in June 2014, Duffy was operated on to cure him of his blindness. This is the scene when he was reunited with the family. Warning: includes lots of human excitability. Duffy’s owner, Benjamin May, wrote on the […]

Friday fennec fox FTW

From reader Lee in Tasmania, who sent this video with the note “Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney has released video of a fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) kit”: Even adult fennecs are tiny: about half the weight of a house cat (fennecs weigh about 1.5–3.5 lb, or 0.7–1.6 kg), so you can imagine how small that kit is. […]