Category Archives: Animals

The Spider-man raccoon

A female raccoon somehow scaled up an apartment building to the balcony of the 10th floor where she proceeded to build a nest.

Watch what happens when Animal Control came to remove her.

Raccoons are native to North America, but are now found also across Europe, Caucasia, and Japan.

Noted for their intelligence, raccoons have a learning speed equivalent to that of rhesus monkeys. In a study by the ethologist H. B. Davis in 1908, raccoons were able to open 11 of 13 complex locks in fewer than 10 tries and had no problems repeating the action when the locks were rearranged or turned upside down. They have a retentive memory. In a study by B. Pohl in 1992, raccoons were able to instantly differentiate between identical and different symbols three years after the short initial learning phase. They also have a rudimentary numerical sense: A study found that raccoons can distinguish boxes containing two or four grapes from those containing three.

Baby raccoons (kits or cubs) are born blind and deaf. Males have no part in raising the young, who are weaned by 16 weeks.

Raccoons can carry rabies, the main symptoms being a generally sickly appearance, impaired mobility, abnormal vocalization, and aggressiveness. However, there may be no visible signs at all, and most infected raccoons do not show the aggressive behavior seen in infected dogs. Rabid raccoons will often retire to their dens instead.

Captive raccoons have been known to live over 20 years, but their life expectancy in the wild is only 1.8 to 3.1 years because of hunting and vehicular injury — the two most common causes of death. Relocating or killing raccoons without a permit is forbidden in many urban areas on grounds of animal welfare. (Wikipedia)

~Eowyn

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More from the Lord’s innocent children…

Ravens can talk!

The news is so dark today that I need something light hearted. Here’s a wonderful creature who is very smart. Thank God for animals.

Peace and Smiles

– TD

Warning! – Cute Overload

~Eowyn

Syrian refugee arrested for raping a pony in Germany

Founded in 1898, Berliner Morgenpost is a German newspaper, based and mainly read in Berlin, where it is the second most read daily newspaper.

Sebastian Geisler reports for the Berliner Morgenpost (Google Translate version here) that at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, a “young man” raped a pony in the children’s zoo (Kinderbauernhof) section of Berlin’s Görlitzer Park.

Görlitzer Park, Berlin, Germany

The bestiality was witnessed by a babysitter, who took a photo of the man during his act and immediately reported it to park management.

Amanda F. described the incident to the Berliner Morgenpost: “My babysitter was traveling with our son in Görlitzer Park and they had to watch the man rape the pony.” The babysitter no longer wants to comment on the incident because what she saw was too traumatic.

Realizing that he had been observed, the “young man” let go of the pony and disappeared into the park. But park staff, using the photo taken by the babysitter, searched for and found the man, and held him until police arrived.

The police identified the bestialist as a 23-year-old native Syrian, and charged him with violation of the Animal Welfare Act and “causing a public nuisance through sexual acts”.

According to Article 183a of Germany’s Criminal Code, “causing a public nuisance” is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year or a fine. Violation of the Animal Welfare Act is punishable by imprisonment of up to three years or a fine if the animal has suffered significant pain.

A park employee said the children’s zoo — with two ponies, two donkeys, half a dozen sheep and goats and about ten chickens, ducks and rabbits each — is especially popular with young families. He said:  “Here, positive things happen throughout the year. It is a pity that we are now associated with such an incident.”

H/t 10News who identifies the bestialist as a “Syrian refugee”. See also:

~Eowyn

Darwin Under The Microscope – Part 1

From: 44 Reasons Why Evolution Is Just A Fairy Tale For Adults
January 8, 2014 by Michael Snyder

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was published in 1859.

The Theory of Evolution was adopted quickly as fact and used by educators everywhere to indoctrinate children to the false god of science. As a child I experienced one teacher after another making it their mission to crush the faith I was taught as a Catholic child.. Now let’s put Darwin on the spot, and hold his ideas up to the scrutiny of 158 years of hindsight and research.

Reasons 1-9 not to trust Darwin’s theory

No transitional fossils

#1 If the theory of evolution was true, we should have discovered millions upon millions of transitional fossils that show the development of one species into another species. Instead, we have zero.

#2 When Charles Darwin came up with his theory, he admitted that no transitional forms had been found at that time, but he believed that huge numbers certainly existed and would eventually be discovered…

“Lastly, looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed. But, as by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?”

#3 Even some of the most famous evolutionists in the world acknowledge the complete absence of transitional fossils in the fossil record. For example, Dr. Colin Patterson, former senior paleontologist of the British Museum of Natural History and author of “Evolution” once wrote the following…

“I fully agree with your comments about the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them …. I will lay it on the line – there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument.”

#4 Stephen Jay Gould, Professor of Geology and Paleontology at Harvard University, once wrote the following about the lack of transitional forms…

“The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution.”

#5 Evolutionist Stephen M. Stanley of Johns Hopkins University has also commented on the stunning lack of transitional forms in the fossil record…

“In fact, the fossil record does not convincingly document a single transition from one species to another.”

#6 If “evolution” was happening right now, there would be millions of creatures out there with partially developed features and organs. But instead there are none.

#7 If the theory of evolution was true, we should not see a sudden explosion of fully formed complex life in the fossil record. Instead, that is precisely what we find.

#8 Paleontologist Mark Czarnecki, an evolutionist, once commented on the fact that complex life appears very suddenly in the fossil record…

“A major problem in proving the theory has been the fossil record; the imprints of vanished species preserved in the Earth’s geological formations. This record has never revealed traces of Darwin’s hypothetical intermediate variants – instead species appear and disappear abruptly, and this anomaly has fueled the creationist argument that each species was created by God.”

#9 The sudden appearance of complex life in the fossil record is so undeniable that even Richard Dawkins has been forced to admit it…

“It is as though they [fossils] were just planted there, without any evolutionary history. Needless to say this appearance of sudden planting has delighted creationists. Both schools of thought (Punctuationists and Gradualists) despise so-called scientific creationists equally, and both agree that the major gaps are real, that they are true imperfections in the fossil record. The only alternative explanation of the sudden appearance of so many complex animal types in the Cambrian era is divine creation and both reject this alternative.”

Read the whole article:
44 Reasons Why Evolution Is Just A Fairy Tale For Adults by Michael Snyder

Cats greet their owners after long absence

Cats are not extraverts like dogs.

Despite their reputation, cat owners will tell you that their cats are neither aloof nor unloving. They’re just different — they’re not dogs.

Watch how these cats greet their humans after a long absence.

See also:

~Eowyn

The goldilocks badger

We’re all familiar with the fairy tale, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”.

Here’s a real-life version, with a honey badger instead of Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear.

Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines.

On October 18, 2017, Scotland’s SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) was alerted to a badger being found in a house at Beecraigs Country Park in Linlithgow.

As recounted on the Scottish SPCA website:

We were called to the property after the badger had snuck into the property through the cat flap and made himself comfy on the cat bed.

Animal Rescue Officer Connie O’Neil said, “I got a surprise when I arrived at the property and saw a badger having a nap! He had gotten in through the cat flap and had eaten all the cat food before going for a sleep on the cat bed. He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him but I was able to slide the cat bed round and it was then that the badger noticed the back door was open so made a run for it!”

Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said, “It is highly unusual for a wild badger to enter a house and we would urge anyone to immediately contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 should they find one in an unusual place. Like all wild animals badgers can be aggressive when injured or cornered so we would advise not to go near or touch them without giving us a call first.”

Badgers are nocturnal and live underground in burrows called setts. Some are solitary, moving from home to home, while others are known to form clans of 2 to 15 badgers each. Badgers can run or gallop at 16–19 mph for short periods of time. In North America, coyotes sometimes eat badgers and vice versa, but the two species have also been seen hunting together in a cooperative fashion.

Although rarely eaten today in the United States or the United Kingdom, badgers were once a primary meat source for the diets of Native Americans and white colonists. Badgers were also eaten in Britain during World War II and the 1950s, but are now a protected species. In some areas of Russia, the consumption of badger meat is still widespread.

Badgers have been trapped commercially for their pelts, used for centuries to make shaving brushes. Virtually all commercially available badger hair now comes from badger farms in China. The European badger is also used as trim for some traditional Scottish clothing.

Badgers can be tamed and then kept as pets, but the practice is outlawed in the UK under the 1992 Protection of Badgers Act.

~Eowyn