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06/19/2012

Tiny hedgehog escapes garden fire! The Telegraph reports:

A home owner in Piltdown, East Sussex, was clearing overgrown bushes in his garden and had piled the vegetation ready to start a bonfire. But when he went to light it, he heard little squeaks coming from the debris. He discovered four 10-day-old hedgehogs inside and called in animal rescuers.

All the tiny hedgies are safe and sound and so cute, jeepers creepers. Thank goodness they squeaked!
[photo by Ferrari Press Agency]

Tiny hedgehog escapes garden fire! The Telegraph reports:

A home owner in Piltdown, East Sussex, was clearing overgrown bushes in his garden and had piled the vegetation ready to start a bonfire. But when he went to light it, he heard little squeaks coming from the debris. He discovered four 10-day-old hedgehogs inside and called in animal rescuers.

All the tiny hedgies are safe and sound and so cute, jeepers creepers. Thank goodness they squeaked!

[photo by Ferrari Press Agency]

02/21/2012

HuffPo, the great aggregator, reports on a report from the Telegraph on how the tiger got its stripes, and how the leopard got its spots. The answer is: magic! No, the answer is genetics. Morphogens! Alan Turing! Enigma Machine! These things are loosely connected, but it’s fun to smash them together and see what comes up. In this case: stripes and spots. Sorry you’re such a liar, Rudyard Kipling.

07/05/2011

Crested black macaque steals camera, gets his Facebook pic ready.  »


Photographer David Slater was on a mission to photograph these endangered animals in a national park north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Turns out, these bros are totally friendly! They were just really curious about his equipment. They got a hold of a camera and took some great self-portraits. Slater thinks they were very excited to see their own reflection. Best. Profile. Pics. EVER. Since they’re already topless (sassy!), someone needs to let them know about the Myspace Angle so they can truly WORK IT. This cat knows what’s up.

11/03/2010

Hello, friends! It’s WTF Wednesday!  »

What? Oh, I didn’t see you through this haze of prescription painkillers and tertiary muscle relaxants. That’s right, today’s WTF Wednesday is brought to you by the letters V, I, C, O, D, I, and N! That means that this post will be both mercifully short and also make no sense whatsoever. Just imagine we are all at an awesome party, sitting on beanbag chairs under a blacklight. That is how I feel right now, and so should you. Except I hope you can move your back, because I can’t move mine. Or walk straight. Enough of my whining, this is a party!

First off, here are some bears doing yoga. It actually looks more like Tai chi to me, but what do I know? The last time i did any kind of exercise was a jacked-up sun salutation on a Wii balance board (why does that fucking thing groan every time you step onto it? Does it know that it is lowering my self-esteem each time I want to play Rhythm Parade?). I always feature bad things happening to bears, so I thought I would post something awesome. Just forget that the bears are in a zoo, because zoos are horrible. Just focus on the amazing stretches they can do. Who even knew Bears stretched? And who knew that they could be even more adorable? I certainly didn’t.

And while we’re on the subject of bears, here is what happens when a stupid Toronto weatherman tries to throw pumpkins at polar bears. I mentioned last week that I do not believe that all animals love pumpkins. Example, this otter, whose look clearly states, “You want to be next, stupid? Why would you think I’d want a pumpkin? Did you get me a fucking Kindle or what?” I bet that otter wasn’t going to be reading the new Jodi Picoult, either. Anyway, here’s today’s lesson: Don’t throw shit at animals from high places. It is traumatizing and not at all pleasant, and you deserved to lose your microphone and also be ridiculed by the internet. Allen watched that video like five times last night. He was dying. I mean literally choking for breath. He was laughing that hard. Between that and this video of an Ellen writer going through a haunted house (“you are so rude!!!!!”), he was really on fire.

Fine, it wouldn’t be WTF Wednesday without some sad news: a porn star strangled a dog. Say it with me: WHAT THE FUCK. Why would you do that, porn star Jason Creed, a.k.a. Shane Michael Thompson? Why would you just take your three-legged puppy and beat it, strangle it to death, and then try to pass it off as a seizure? Here is some news: Seizures and BEING BEATEN AND STRANGLED TO DEATH present quite differently. I don’t even watch House and I know that. And why the fuck would you adopt a three-legged dog, who was obviously already coping with large difficulties in life, and then abuse it? What is wrong with you? Did you not realize that there is a special room in a special circle of hell that is devoted to people who are deliberately cruel to animals? Maybe you were drunk or high, which makes it even worse. Not even Vicodin can take the harsh edge off the idea of a poor unsuspecting dog being attacked by a third-tier gay porn actor. Thank god his friends and roommates turned him in, although what disturbs me EVEN FURTHER is that they also stated that they had known about the abuse. Why didn’t you speak up before the dog was murdered? At least this guy is in jail. I could make all sorts of jokes about that, but I won’t; partly because this story is too sad and partly because I have standards.

That is it for this week. As always, please send me links for next week or leave them in the comments. Have an awesome week!

[photo by South Beds News Agency via the Telegraph]

01/08/2010

From Animal Place, a pig jumping on a trampoline. Totally not animal cruelty, btw. I was nervous when I first saw the link to “pig on trampoline” because I thought it was a new form of animal torture but apparently these pigs love it. So, if your idea of animal torture is animals torturing you with their cuteness, then this is animal torture.

From Animal Place, a pig jumping on a trampoline. Totally not animal cruelty, btw. I was nervous when I first saw the link to “pig on trampoline” because I thought it was a new form of animal torture but apparently these pigs love it. So, if your idea of animal torture is animals torturing you with their cuteness, then this is animal torture.

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