Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Nature Encroaches on Man

Somewhere out in the woods of Maryland, their is a very distraught mother. . .

Can you imagine coming home from work  to find this tiny creature napping on your couch with your dog?

It followed the beagle home, right through the doggy door in a Maryland home.

This hit the 6 o'clock news big time!

SO cute. . .

But. . .
in other news. . .

Giant Squid invade the coast of California!
Not so cute, but very sad

At 7:34 a.m. on July 11, 2009, the residents of La Jolla, California, were rattled awake by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake. One hour later, however, things got weird. Hundreds of jumbo squid, also called Humboldt squid, washed up on shore, flapping helplessly. How did these large creatures, which can grow up to 7 feet in length and weigh up to 100 pounds, appear all of a sudden? Was it caused by the earthquake? Not so, claimed squid expert William Gilly of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, because people had found beached squid three days earlier. Since it’s unlikely that the squid would be affected by an earthquake’s seismic waves, scientists believe that the beached creatures were caused either by rapidly changing water temperatures, which could prove confusing, or the ingestion of a toxin called domoic acid that’s produced by ocean plankton. (Image: Mike Blake / Reuters)

Also weird . . .
Blackbirds Fall From the Sky

Shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, as many as 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell to the ground in Arkansas, dead. It appears they were torn from their nighttime roosts by a thunderstorm, became waterlogged, and died from exposure. "This is a well-known phenomenon," said a Cornell ornithologist.
Freaky animal mysteries.

1 comment:

Arkansas Patti said...

There still are theories about those birds along with the 100,000 fish that were also killed in Arkansas around the same time.
Sure hope there is a natural cause.
The autopsies should prove something.
As for the first picture, sure wish Mighty brought home something neat like that instead of mushed frogs.