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Supergiant Animals

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Steve Backshall travels across the world to encounter the most charismatic supergiant animals and discovers the remarkable things that their size enables them to do.

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Collin Sailor's curator insight, December 8, 2013 10:33 PM

It is striking to see animals that are up to even 7 or 8 times the size of humans. I have only seen a few animals in person that are pretty big, but I'm awestruck when I see animals like the giant walrus/seal above or whales. It just gives me a perspective of how small humans really are.

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#FloridaProblems: 7-foot alligator removed from drain pipe; 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011

#FloridaProblems: 7-foot alligator removed from drain pipe; 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011 | animal science | Scoop.it

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Unlike the alligators of urban legend that lurk in Manhattan’s sewers, a real-life reptile took up residence in a drain pipe in an otherwise quiet neighborhood near the Ulamay Wildlife Sanctuary -- belching menacing, rumbling hisses at passers-by.

 

Since December, the alligator inhabited the grated end of a stormwater pipe off Lakewood Circle. And nearby humans feared for the animal’s health and safety.

 

Neighborhood guesstimates of the gator’s length ranged from 4 to 10 feet -- only the fearsome, scaly snout was typically visible, poking out of the pipe. Whatever its length, the toothy reptile apparently was not happy with its living situation.

 

Hours later, the reptile was removed. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers used plastic piping to coax the 7-foot gator to backpedal -- “he wasn’t at all happy about it,” spokeswoman Joy Hill described -- and the beast was captured soon afterward.

 

The alligator was relocated to a St. Johns River marsh, Hill said.

 

The FWC’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program received 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011, and 6,995 gators were removed...

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Cassie Chriswell's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:27 PM

The poor alligator was stuck in a drain pipe in Merritt Island, Florida.  Its not good for the alligators safety or the peoples  safety that found him.  After they caught him they relocated him to St. Johns River Marsh.  Near where the pipe was there was a school.. At the school they had boys that feed it hot dogs and even teased it.  Also they had girls that conducted a prayer service rigth by the pipe where alligator was at.  It was stuck in a drain pipe. 

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:20 PM
Cassie Chriswell: 

This alligator was stuck in a drain pipe in Merritt Island, Florida.  Its not good for the alligators safety or the peoples  safety.  Espeectily for the people that found the animal stuck.    After they caught him they relocated him to St. Johns River Marsh.  Near where the pipe was there was a school.. At the school they had boys that feed it hot dogs and even teased it.  Also they had girls that conducted a prayer service rigth by the pipe where alligator was at.  It was stuck in a drain pipe. It would have been bad if anyone got hurt in the process of getting the animal out! But, luckly nobody was hurt!!

Mark Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 2014 1:52 PM

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Living with a blind dog

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Blind dogs can live perfectly healthy and normal lives; DogTime presents a comprehensive look at how to live with, treat, and care for a dog that cannot see.

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U.S. Wildlife Services Kills 1.5 Million Animals Each Year With No Public Accountability

U.S. Wildlife Services Kills 1.5 Million Animals Each Year With No Public Accountability | animal science | Scoop.it
The secretive killing—which includes aerial gunning, traps and exploding poison caps—has gone on for decades

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Natural Gas soars, but now overbought. Potential top for Live Cattle...

Natural Gas soars, but now overbought.  Potential top for Live Cattle... | animal science | Scoop.it
  The rally by Natural Gas started after the floor was established at 3.465 in early November.  The previous decline from resistance at the 200-day moving average had become oversold (see low ... (Natural Gas soars, but now overbought.
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