Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Check out Migaloo, man. Stunningly beautiful. Migaloo lives near Australia and was thought to be the only all white Humpback Whale in the world until amazing footage emerged of a 100% all white baby humpback calf. Seems Migaloo had been hitting the town, met a honey, and put the hump back in humpback whale. This new white whale is unofficially named Migaloo Jr. because all signs point to who the daddy is. Video of Migaloo Jr. can be seen below the photos of the original Migaloo. Anywho, Migaloo the Albino Humpback Whale.

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Metro News: A student went viral after posing for graduation photos with her ‘best friend’ – an enormous alligator. Makenzie Alexis Noland celebrated finishing Texas A&M by giving the 13-foot, 8-inch reptile an affectionate bump on the nose – and shared the moment on Facebook afterwards. The aspiring zookeeper visited her 1,000-pound pal, called Big Tex, last week after spending three months interning at Gator Rescue in Beaumont, Texas, where the creature lives. She said she quickly struck up a friendship with Big Tex, and that he now lets her tickle his nose, feed him – and even balance her class ring on his snout.

Listen, you all know I’m a big animal guy. Love me some animals, man. That said, I also know when to make friends with animals and when not to make friends with animals. You when not to make friends with an animal? When said creature is a 1,000-pound reptilian murder log with the greatest bite force ever directly measured for animals. One day Makenzie Alexis Noland is going to reach down to tickle ol’ Tex’s nose and find herself halfway down his gullet and snapped in half at the waist by razor-sharp gator chompers in a heartbeat. Tex is setting you up, young lady.

PS- This girl is an aspiring zookeeper. Doesn’t she know those beasts can run? Hell, they lift their belly up, straighten their legs and go to town, man. They can catch dogs for God’s sake.

PPS- As I look at these photos I must admit I admire Makenzie Alexis Noland in one respect though. Hell, one of my exes ran screaming from the room every time she saw a mosquito. 

 

Lord Jesus, Hooper, keep your head on a swivel. This is the latest reminder that without guns and stuff we’re definitely not at the top of the food chain.

Holy SHARK! Unreal video from @a_whiteshark !!!

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Otters are badass, man. They will team up and take your ass down, whether you’re a freakin’ monkey, crocodile, jaguar, otters don’t care, man. In our first video we have some monkeys who are harassing the otters at a zoo, until the otters had enough and went gangsta all up on one of the monkeys. Seriously, they drown that dude.

Next we have a Caiman who tangles with a family of otters. Big mistake.

Finally we have a family of otters giving zero damns about a jaguar in their midst. Get the hell outta here, jaguar.

Dude looks nothing like those ants in the Pixar movies.

Look at the head on that Hammer Headed Fruit Bat, man. Sweet Baby Jesus that’s a huge noggin’. The Hammer Headed Fruit Bat’s scientific name is Hypsignathus Monstrosus, which seems about right. His large snout allows him to make a loud, presumably terrifying “honking” sound in the African Rainforest during the dark of night. This bad boy is widely distributed in equatorial Africa, and is one of three species of African fruit bat thought to be infected with the Ebola virus. Good times! Anywho, Hammer Headed Fruit Bat.

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Crows, man. I’m sure you’ve read the acclaimed blogs Crows? Yeah, Smarter Than You, and One Day the Crows Will Take Over the World where I told you about their intelligence. Today’s video will once again prove that crows are probably smarter than a high school board member. Check it out . . .

The Electric Disco Clam is also known as the Electric Flame Scallop, which incidentally are two of the most fabulous animal names these ears have heard. This awesome clam was given these names because its soft tissues flash light like a goddamned freakin’ disco ball. Nature, just doin’ it up big time per usual. The Electric Disco Clam has the distinction of being the only clam known to man to have light displays. And get this – research has shown that the apparent light display is not a bioluminescence phenomenon but is instead coming from reflection of the sun or diver’s lights. That’s cray-cray man. Anywho, Electric Disco Clam.

Note: If you don’t watch that video down below you have no sense of adventure and are a spineless yellow-bellied sapsucker that’s sure to be doomed to a life of bored detachment.

An Amur Tiger can leap 25-feet and can easily jump over a 15-foot wall.

 

Oh Lord Jesus. From the website Quartzy:

If being well is simply about feeling good in our bodies and using them as they are designed to be used, then there’s an emerging wellness trend that’s worth checking out, a practice that requires neither aspiration nor great motivation: lying on the ground outside. There’s even a name for it. The “earthing” movement believes that “direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth” results in positive health outcomes, including reducing inflammation, cortisol levels, and improving sleep patterns. 

Yep, you read that right, kids, the newest emerging wellness trend is going outside and lying on the ground. The New Age folks have made a startling discovery this time, lemme tell ya. Who knew that lying on the ground was so good for you? I’ll tell you who knew. Every freaking kid on earth who grew up in the country. We’ve all lounged on the ground, stared at the skies or stars, and felt engulfed by that warm peacefulness. We just didn’t know it was coming from a vast supply of electrons, man.

PS- Sorry, people who grew up in the city. Pretty sure concrete, litter and human urine blocks the electrons. That’s just science.

Yes kids, there are folks in 2018 who believe the world is flat, including NBA player Kyrie Irving, noted nutjob Tila Tequila, and some rapper named B.o.B. Anyhoo, the worldwide web has responded accordingly. Enjoy.

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That gorilla looking at the sky really got to me.

Nature, man.

Here’s a pretty amazing video about Orcas. Check out these facts:

1. Orcas are not actually whales, but dolphins.

2. There are no recorded cases of Orcas killing humans in the wild, only in captivity.

3. Orcas take turns eating fish through a process called “Carousel Feeding.” Fascinating stuff.

4. Think you’re safe on land, Mr. Seal? Think again. You’ll see why in the video.

5. Orcas work in teams to create waves that knock seals off of ice flows. Diabolical, man.

6. Orcas commonly drown larger whales by blocking their blow holes and/or holding them underwater.

7. Great White Sharks have one natural predator – The Orca.

“Move over Rafi, let the kids help!”

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 23-foot long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris. On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight, said Faris, who uses a single name. The family and villagers launched a search for the woman, and found the snake with a bloated belly about 35-yards from where her belongings were found. The villagers killed the snake and carried it to the village. “When they cut open the snake’s belly they found Tiba’s body still intact with all her clothes,” Faris said. “She was swallowed headfirst.”

First off, big thanks Faris for letting us know which end went in first. I guess that is better than the alternative though? Helluva way for Wa Tiba to go in any event, amirite? Getting eaten by a python while checking your garden on Muna Island in Southeast Sulawesi? Yikes. And to think you believe you’re having a bad day because little Bryce doesn’t want to go to Camp Happy Hopes for 2-weeks. Anyway, I guess the moral of the story is that when in Indonesia checking on your veggies, keep your head on a swivel.

PS- How in the hell does a 23-foot long python sneak up on somebody? Slithering quietly like a mofo I guess. Chills, man.

Just an insanely complex system. Nature, man.


Seriously, I had no idea there were so many cool offshoots from the anteater family. Sweet beans, man. Check it out.

If you’re one of those blind, cynical bastards who can’t see that these elephants are saluting the humans that saved their baby you can go straight to hell. Clearly they’re giving thanks to the people who saved that little elephant. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times – years from now we’re going to finally understand the intelligence of animals and we’re going to shake our head at how we once treated them. Animals, man. God bless ’em.

You know this whale is just messing around with these people, right? Probably just said to his whale buddies, “Watch this. I’m going to splash the hell out of these tourists. Hold my plankton.” Whales, man.

Note: One of the things whales eat is plankton. I looked it up. They also eat crabs and squids and stuff but plankton seemed funnier. 

Love this video. One minute this dude is showing off for the crowd, slapping the gator, stepping on its snout, acting all badass, the next minute the gator is head-butting him into oblivion. On a related note, I’m pretty sure that guy’s sunglasses landed in the next county over. Good stuff.

Yes, that is indeed a red, and also spiny, crab. Little dude has spines to protect it from the predators of the deep sea. They’re usually found in much deeper waters than the regular crabs, although occasionally some will pop up in regular crab traps. Anyhoo, Red Spiny Crab.

CCTV: A fearless dog has been caught on camera fighting off a leopard that tried to snatch its puppy from outside a building in India. The daring rescue was captured on CCTV from an Indian Forest Service office in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Footage shows the puppy sitting on a porch outside the office before the big cat pounces, trying to grab its prey and run. However, the mother reacts quickly to the situation, attacking the leopard and forcing it to retreat back into the forest.

Seriously, dogs are the best, right? That mother dog went after a killing machine 3-times her size and made of razor sharp claws and teeth without blinking an eye. Not today, leopard boy. Not today.

PS- Man, bad day for cats, huh? Leopard has to go back to the forest and tell his buddies a mother dog kicked his ass. That’s just embarrassing.

Apocalypse now in Russellville, Kentucky. Freaky, man.

Sweet Jesus. Nice job crabs.

The Mendenhall Glacier is a 12-mile-long glacier in the Mendenhall Valley, located 12-miles from downtown Juneau, Alaska. The Ice Caves are inside the glacier, accessible only to those willing to kayak to, and then ice climb over the glacier. Another item to add to my Bucket List! Click to enlarge, man.