Hey Go Nuts Today! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO 200. Eastern Gray Squirrel Why do squirrels swim on their backs? To keep their nuts dry. Interesting Fact: Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, […]

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Pleeeease! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/160, ISO 320. Chipmunk Why don’t chipmunks wear skinny jeans? Because their nuts won’t fit. Interesting Fact: Chipmunks generally gather food on the ground in areas with underbrush, rocks, and logs, where they can hide from predators like hawks, foxes, coyotes, weasels, and snakes. They feed on insects, nuts, berries, seeds, fruit, and grain […]

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2 Bears Involved in Confrontation With Man in Sierra Madre Backyard Are Set to Be Returned to Wild — KTLA

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says a mother bear that scratched a man in a Los Angeles foothill suburb is being returned to the wild along with her cub. Biologists determined that the black bear involved in the June 10 incident in Sierra Madre was protecting her cub and was not abnormally aggressive.…

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New Legislation Aims to Prevent Killing of Animals Used in Federal Government Testing — KTLA

New legislation will be introduced this week that would reduce the number of animals killed by federal agencies after they have been used for government testing. The bill from Reps. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, and Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, would require all federal agencies to establish a policy for how and where to retire animals used in…

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Little Armored Ones — Wildlife Intrigued

Greetings everyone! I am officially on the road again as the weekend has brought with it the second race of the season. Technically I should refer to as the 3rd and 4th race of the season as this is again another double event like the one two weeks ago on the trails at Allerton State […]

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Liquid Blood, Urine Found in Prehistoric Foal That Died in Russia 42,000 Years Ago — KTLA

Russian researchers have found liquid blood and urine inside the frozen carcass of a foal that died 42,000 years ago in Siberia’s Verkhoyansk region. The animal’s body fluids were extracted during an autopsy and tested in the hope of cloning the extinct species, according to Semyon Grigoriev, director of the Mammoth Museum at Northeastern Federal…

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