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Title: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 20, 2013, 10:00:47 am
I don't think we have a thread on this...

The Disappearing Ghost Octopus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8xJ13pAZNw
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 20, 2013, 10:09:25 am
I had been thinking about starting an Animal thread for a while. Just didn't think anyone would be interested in one. I stand corrected. Good start....
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 20, 2013, 10:17:36 am
Oh yea, we should have started one long ago.

So much animal stuff.

Now to make you laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7FjqL_6FJc
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 20, 2013, 10:24:28 am
Man Spends Night with Croc Under Bed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxaTc343gBE

I saw this one yesterday and it STILL gives me chills. Can you imagine waking up to that?
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 20, 2013, 12:26:00 pm
Yep, just as scary as this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzFwen0y8k8
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on October 18, 2013, 05:41:57 am
Ralph Laurens brand new Dog Walk commercial to promote not only his line of dog accessories (which I find ridiculous), but it is for promoting adoption of sheltered dogs (ASPCA (http://www.aspca.org/))

The Making of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYwASU6hYko

The Dog Walk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyCB7fXH7WQ
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on November 05, 2013, 09:37:31 am
By far the most bizarre... funniest documentary evah...

True Facts About Frogs (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Star%20Ratings/HTL_05star.gif)

That is how a frog do

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQZBQJf034
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on January 28, 2014, 09:48:43 am
So let's introduce the Potoo Bird

(http://www.barnorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/05-potoo_bird.jpg)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 28, 2014, 02:54:28 pm
Yikes!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on April 10, 2014, 08:39:55 am
If it fits, I sits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKXzrWSdgOE
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 15, 2014, 08:39:51 am
Haha! I knew you liked cats! Don't lie!!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on April 15, 2014, 11:31:02 am
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Haha! I knew you liked cats! Don't lie!!

I do, typically in a smoker with a good tangy sauce.











I say that every opportunity I can with my cat loving friend...
... she hates me every time.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 15, 2014, 12:18:27 pm
ZING!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 17, 2014, 06:32:09 pm
Cat makes amazing jump from inside burning building

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT7UzogRkL8

Yikes!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2014, 08:21:47 am
Moose Defends Territory Against Snowmobilers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLxJi0SJvKM

Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooose!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2014, 08:23:49 am
Fishermen Reel in Giant Mako Shark, Want to Keep it Secret

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtkEiNpIyI0

If there was ever a time for a photo op, THIS is it.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2014, 09:38:12 am
Great White Shark Attacks Inflatable Boat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCUc3U8WVMo
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2014, 09:47:45 am
The dog is stealing the glove off the hands of the players... WTF

Dog Steals Show at WOU Softball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BZt6QKhkg4
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 14, 2014, 10:34:56 am
Watch hero cat save kid from dog attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6FvHif8l0w&list=PL013BBC135B28D69D

Yo Mac, NEVER talk sh*t about cats again or this motherf*ckin' cat's comin' at cha!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on May 14, 2014, 10:49:59 am
Amazing... in every way. Dog Attack, Cat protect... just wild.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 17, 2014, 08:50:12 am
Gator Invades Family's Backyard Pool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuaYTvzCMPk

Yikes. Could you imagine if someone in that family had just gotten home from a long day at work and just ran out the the back and jump into the pool because they wanted heat relief....only to come face to face with....THAT?!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 31, 2014, 05:14:34 am
World's First BASE-Jumping Dog Soars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WScaYaN93ic

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on June 06, 2014, 09:46:07 am
A Gazelle, riding a guy, riding a bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7-6nXGflec
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on June 06, 2014, 09:46:46 am
World's First Wingsuit BASE Jumping Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqZUoZpRv3A
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2014, 03:57:03 am
Carp Attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InENM6fwIwE

This is INSANE!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on June 14, 2014, 06:27:26 am
I've seen this a lot. What is the reason for the fish doing this?
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 14, 2014, 07:26:01 am
I figured it has to do with the propeller being extremely loud in conjunction to the narrow canal that the fishes were running into each other and the only way to escape was upward. I dunno. That's my theory.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 19, 2014, 02:04:27 pm
Hey Cat. Hey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWWLwtMLWCI&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk&index=15

I suspect this is fake, but it's still funny none the less.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on July 03, 2014, 05:15:45 am
This is the best yet.

A dog that won't give up playing fetch....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8DiOthAKek
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 09, 2014, 06:30:23 am
Hahahaha! Why won't he throw the damn apple?! It's like he's a statue or something.  ;)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on July 13, 2014, 10:39:56 am
How some lakes are stocked with fish... by plane drop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oStRnSugDwc
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on July 15, 2014, 08:32:34 am
Moles

Suddenly last week, I got a mole. He's going through our garden. I have little concern now because he's not destroying anything. It is super rich and fertile, so I'll bet he's just loving it.

But if that sonzabit ch gets into my grass... I'll need to go medieval on his ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toARdZKs-IE
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 15, 2014, 05:45:46 pm
24 has had plenty of Moles over the years!! Bauer usually just kills them.  ;D
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2014, 08:58:19 pm
Goats, just enjoying life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-atNakMWw

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 26, 2014, 05:32:41 am
Two cats having a conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4_UReBfOMQ&index=42&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

I KNEW IT!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 26, 2014, 05:33:35 am
Dog passes out from overwhelming joy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp03AorAWLY&index=44&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

How can you not love this?
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 26, 2014, 05:34:37 am
Dog's best friend a Lion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yHfd5wa7qo&index=43&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

I fear for that Lion's life!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on July 28, 2014, 09:12:39 am
Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jTxiWmSpk8
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on July 29, 2014, 10:03:20 am
A Very Smart Bird - Thirsty crow comes to humans for help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYwRMEomJMM
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on August 07, 2014, 10:01:38 am
No F*cking Way

Russian man orders ducks to attention, marches them into barn!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZmV_3Lm_A
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on August 24, 2014, 10:38:01 am
This is cool...

This Is What It's Like To Race A Macaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnmZKNQZbwI
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on August 28, 2014, 10:10:57 am
Penguin Slap Fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SimMH3Q6zLw
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 28, 2014, 10:49:20 am
Haha. Put these guys in a cage match and lets make some money!!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2014, 11:25:38 am
Dog Takes Blanket Away From Cat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=max7vGs-qBk

Dog 1
Cat 0
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2014, 06:34:57 am
My eye's got a little wet

What This Lion Does to This Man After Being Let Out of Its Cage...

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A video posted online late last month shows the moment a rescued lion is let out of its cage by a man who helped raise the lioness as a cub.

The footage, which has amassed more than 2.5 million views on YouTube, shows Valentin Gruener revisit the lion at the Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana. Immediately upon opening the cage, the lioness jumps on the man and embraces in him in a giant hug.

    “This is one of the best experiences of my life!”

“This is one of the best experiences of my life!” cameraman Jonathan Hawkins wrote on YouTube. “I love animals so much, seeing this made me so happy.”

The footage was initially uploaded in August, but appeared to be going viral again this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfkAXHa-U6w

Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 26, 2014, 07:42:53 am
I've never seen a lion act like that before. I still wouldn't trust them though. Things do go south and I'm not talking about just lions. There are always stories involving Lions and Chimps that are the same way. Been part of a family for 20 years....very loving and affectionate until that one fateful day when they go primal and return to their natural instinct and tear off someones face. The Lion tamer/owner is very trusting. I for one would never allow myself the luxury of being so trusting with an animal bigger than me.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2014, 09:29:17 am
It definitely takes a certain kind of person to attempt that.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on October 12, 2014, 09:00:28 am
What the Hell Is This Animal and Why Is It Moving Like That?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=locIDdPrRY0

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Turns out its a really big Basket star, a member of a group of echinoderms called Brittle stars.

Don't be confused though. Brittle stars, which are sometimes also called Serpent stars, aren't actually the same as the starfish you're probably more familiar with. But they are related. Most of the starfish you've seen in aquarium touch-tanks are members of the taxonomic class Asteroidea, but Brittle stars - there are over 2000 species of them - are called Ophiuroidea.

For context, humans are members of the class that includes all mammals: dogs, horses, cows, tigers, squirrels, bats, and all the rest. That's how broad these classifications are. Brittle stars may look like Sea stars, but they've been evolving separately for more than 500 million years. The last common ancestor you share with a frog wasn't born for another 150 million years after that!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 12, 2014, 02:39:33 pm
Looks like Medusa lost her hat!!  ;D
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 30, 2014, 02:45:44 pm
BatWorldSanctuary - Lil' Drac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkeSSdwbnPg#t=234

As cute as he is, he's STILL going to grow up, bite you in the neck and turn you!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 10, 2014, 02:00:36 pm
Munchkin the Shih Tzu teddy bear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIA6MMOKz24

Most awesome dog video evah!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on November 24, 2014, 09:54:49 am
Rare Sea Monster Caught on Film

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research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil.
DCI

The creature was spotted this week in the dark, deep waters 1,900 feet below the surface by researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

"We've been diving out here in the Monterey Canyon regularly for 25 years, and we've seen three," MBARI Senior Scientist Bruce Robinson told the San Jose Mercury News on Friday.

Robinson said a luminescent "fishing pole" projecting from the anglerfish's head is a glowing lure to attract prey.

Robinson told the paper they captured the fish to study, but don't know how long it will survive.

MyFox Los Angeles posted the institute's two-minute-long video on its website, while pointing out that although the black seadevil seems menacing as its swims towards the camera, it is only about 3.5 inches long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPMP9X-89o
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 24, 2014, 11:17:46 am
Ack! You beat me to the punch again. Just saw this in my YouTube/Roku feed. This is bizarre to say the least. It's a frickin' floating head!!!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2014, 07:08:03 am
Feline a little green! Meet the GREEN cat of Bulgaria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OJMIqVrON0

CAT’S GREEN FUR SPARKS ONLINE OUTRAGE, TURNS OUT CAT IS THE CULPRIT AFTER ALL (http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/12/10/cats-green-fur-sparks-online-outrage-turns-cat-culprit/)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 10, 2015, 08:28:00 am
Dog missing for 8 years reunites with family (http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/01/09/dog-missing-for-8-years-reunites-with-family/)


Wow!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on February 15, 2015, 01:09:47 pm
Sheep Vs. Bull and the sheep wins...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJU8mBxaufk
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 16, 2015, 07:16:52 pm
Hahahaha! That's f*cking nuts!! But how?!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on March 01, 2015, 10:27:04 am
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Hahahaha! That's f*cking nuts!! But how?!

What I heard afterwards was the sheep know where to hit on any of it's opponents. In fact, sheep will head but just about anything. So watch yourself around one.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on March 01, 2015, 10:27:53 am
Gahhhhhhh!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fZu-1bt6Y

This here video of an octopus exploding out of the shallows, moonwalking on land, grabbing a crab, and pulling it back underwater was shot in Australia just days ago, which means that there's a good chance this very octopus and others like it are still alive, which means that you and I and all of our loved ones are in danger.

The whole staff of Deadspin was terrified when first gazing upon this octopus walking across the ground like an eight-legged, coked-up, murderous person, but soon, then more skeptical of us paused, asking if an octopus could really kill and eat a crab, or if this was a case of fake thuggery. As it happens, octopi have beaks—not unlike one you would find on a bird—that they use to puncture holes in the shells of, say, crabs, or mollusks, or babies, or whatever else they want to eat at the time. They then inject venom into their prey, causing paralysis. And then they eat their prey alive by sucking out their innards.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2015, 11:17:31 am
Yeah, I saw this last week and I found it fascinating and it got me thinking for the sake of asking a valid question: What would happen if there was a tiny baby sitting in the same spot. I ask you to take the "what parent in their right mind would sit a baby there" angle out of the equation and just go with it. Would an Octopus still attack due to "size" or would it know it's human and avoid? I seriously want to know the answer to this!!!!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on March 17, 2015, 10:03:32 am
(http://www.pleated-jeans.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kJRl9kw.gif)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on March 25, 2015, 09:43:54 am
I just found this so funny because my one lab was like this. Horrible at catch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w2UxDdhZPk
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on April 11, 2015, 08:08:05 am
Someone took a simple observance and made it even cooler

Spectacular video shows birds suddenly flying away from a power line

https://vimeo.com/120367391
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 11, 2015, 10:24:33 am
It's like they are vibrating from the electricity.......Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  :)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on April 14, 2016, 03:28:13 am
Hedgehog Cafe in Japan

Behold the cuteness!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQdsAd1BjM

And now, to make you jealous... those are African Pygmy hedgehogs, which is what Daisy is, meaning I cuddle with one of those ALL THE TIME!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2016, 04:34:48 pm
Wow... never thought about it.

How Does An Owl Fly So Silently? - Super Powered Owls

https://youtu.be/d_FEaFgJyfA
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 16, 2016, 06:10:15 am
Woman taken to hospital with shark still attached to her arm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4qGo7zu05Y

Ack!
*Shudders*
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on May 16, 2016, 09:14:25 am
Dammit, I've heard nurse sharks do not bite. WTF sharks?
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2016, 05:30:30 pm
Vet Student Saves Sick Dog From Being Euthanized by Finding Tick (https://www.yahoo.com/gma/vet-student-finds-tick-sick-dog-1-minute-163328595--abc-news-pets.html)


Stories like this make you hold you breath when you realize how close it came.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on June 07, 2016, 08:35:41 am
good gawd this is disgusting...

GIANT EARTHWORM DISCOVERED IN ECUADOR


https://youtu.be/kQtXriMDRvw
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on June 07, 2016, 08:40:17 am
this just makes me laugh... I know bad, right. I love me my dogs.

Dogs Failing as Dogs

https://youtu.be/kMhw5MFYU0s
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on June 08, 2016, 07:58:01 am
I swear this looks like a hoax. But many sites are reporting it's real. Snopes (http://www.snopes.com/giant-alligator-florida-golf/)

Giant Gator Walks Across Florida Golf Course

https://youtu.be/RXn1g0xtUMk
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on July 05, 2016, 10:09:26 pm
This was my evening.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmppIsFW8AU_yd8.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 05, 2016, 11:32:43 pm
You've been working out lately. You're growing muscles and ferrets.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on July 06, 2016, 12:05:22 am
It's forced perspective and a hedgehog.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on July 16, 2016, 02:30:22 pm
OK, OK, insects are not animals, but I'll put this here, cause I'm lazy.
The last couple of days, I've been watching these bee videos. No not B-movies and not Boo-Bee's (aka P orn, well yes I have). These video of people fighting or removing swarms. Naturally they got more intense as time went on with Bald face hornets, giant asian hornets, etc.

Then I ran across these insect fights and I was just fascinated. How odd. So weird. It like transported me to a ski-fi movie. Like a boxing match, I was had no idea who would win.

https://youtu.be/D-BE0I1p2ks


https://youtu.be/gCwzeSsjGvE


https://youtu.be/thvRQEmyRBk


https://youtu.be/Ruqhgz8x7pg
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on July 28, 2016, 08:15:12 am
Another Daisy pic.  Caught her good side.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CobRIJtUIAA16-y.jpg)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on August 29, 2016, 09:47:06 am
Too weird...

How exactly did lightning kill 323 reindeer in Norway?

Herds are more vulnerable to lightning strikes


(http://cbsnews3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2016/08/29/30803aed-7ee0-43ec-b91d-195777823cab/thumbnail/620x350/ba33309e0709d57ab92591e2b735cdc1/reindeer-2016-08-29t134141z-1824761308-s1aetyfubdab-rtrmadp-3-norway-lightning-reindeer-death.jpg)

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Lightning during a recent thunderstorm in Norway killed a herd of 323 reindeer — 70 of them calves — making it one of the deadliest strikes ever. Hunters in a remote area discovered the bodies last Friday, according to the Norwegian News Agency.

We usually hear about lightning striking people, but it does kill animals, too. Two scientists at an Australian research institute have found that everything from seal pups to wild turkeys to elephants and giraffes can be killed by lightning.

Was this a freak accident, or is it common? And how does this happen? I spoke to John Jensenius, a lightning safety expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to learn about the science behind these deadly herd strikes. (This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.)

Angela Chen: First, how likely is it that it really was lightning that killed those reindeer? Is there a way to know without having seen the strike directly?

John Jensenius: It isn’t that unusual to see farm animals, or wild animals such as reindeer, being killed by lightning. Of course, 323 is a rather large number, though we’ve seen reports of 654 sheep being killed in one spot.

Animals do tend to group together in storms and huddle under trees. If lightning strikes the tree or somewhere nearby, the entire group can be killed. We don’t know how common this is because it’s hard to track, though usually it’s herds of 10 or 20 animals that get killed.

In the case where the animals are huddling under a tree, oftentimes you’ll see some visible signs on the tree, though you may not see any visible signs on the animals themselves. In this case, it’s hard to know where lightning struck based on the pictures, but there may be an animal among the dead animals that has visible signs, like a bit of charring on the skin.

How did lightning kill all of those reindeer at once? Did they need to be touching for this to happen?

When animals or people are in groups, most are being killed by the ground current. First, there’s a direct strike — this is what most people think of when they think of lightning — that hits the tree or maybe the ground nearby. The energy then spreads along the ground surface, and if you’re anywhere near that lightning strike, you absorb it and get shocked.

Lightning goes up one leg and down another. Animals are more vulnerable because their legs are spread out more, so the ground currents travel more easily in their bodies. It doesn’t matter if they’re touching, or exactly how close they are, it matters that they were all in the area hit by lightning. Ground currents are the thing that’s responsible for the most lightning deaths and injuries in both people and animals.

How far can the ground current travel? When are you safe?

That’s one question we’re often asked, and it’s a difficult question because it depends on a lot of factors, including the strength of the actual lightning strike.

In this case, the animals seem to be in an area that was 50 to 80 feet in diameter and on a hillside, which gives you some idea that lightning can travel a good distance and still be deadly. Lightning doesn’t always travel deep into the ground.

What exactly is it about lightning that kills these animals?

It’s the electricity going into your body. It passes through the nervous system and your nerves, and the deadly part is that it stops the heart. In the case of people, many can be revived with CPR if tended to immediately but with reindeer, it just would have stopped their hearts.

What are some other types of lightning besides the ground current and the direct strike?

There’s the side flash. That’s when an animal or person is standing close to the tree, the tree is hit by lightning, and then the lightning jumps from tree to person or animal. The side flash usually kills one or a small number of animals, not large ones like with ground currents.

There’s also something called a "wall conduction," which is when something plugged into the wall is a direct connection to a wire outside. So if the wire outside is struck, the lightning will follow the wire and you can be shocked.

Are lightning fatalities, in people at least, going down?


Yes, they’ve been dropping over recent years. If you go back over the 1930s and 1940s, we had about 300 to 400 people killed every year in the United States. Nowadays, our 10-year average is about 31 people per year. This year so far we’ve had 32.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2016, 02:05:30 pm
Orca Encounter with a Kayaker Army Bay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErCfpYYuWuo

This story is getting a lot of traction today and why wouldn't it? It's not everyday you see someone swimming / playing with a Wild Orca out in the open.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2016, 04:23:04 pm
Very cool.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 09, 2016, 11:17:33 am
Bear Sits Next To Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbE53XUtVw0

The guy filming the bear has more guts than I. I would have been long gone.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 09, 2016, 04:46:51 pm
I wouldn't say guts. I'd say stupidity.

More people are trying to get their 15 minutes of fame, or be a YouTube sensation.

I guarantee, there are folks out there thinking, this guy can sit next to a bear. How could I up that?

Thinking of ways to be more stupid.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2016, 06:07:54 am
Amazing Footage: Goats Climbing on a Near-Vertical Dam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0jMzdbEui0

These motherf*ckers are crazy.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 10, 2016, 08:14:51 am
Good gawd... How do they do it? You would think their abdomen's as wide as they are, be a problem. Animals are freakin amazing.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on September 10, 2016, 09:33:01 pm
Been meaning to do this for a while.  Wasn't expecting such a perfect match.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsC9JzJWYAARSFl.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 10, 2016, 10:42:09 pm
See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t2VPBF6Kp4

This is the stuff of nightmares. I don't need to know this. Ugh. Excuse me.....need to bolt the toilet seat shut permanently.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on September 18, 2016, 01:47:28 am
Well, it happened.  I made my peace the last time she came over that I probably would never hold Daisy again.  And I just got the call from my sister.  Daisy died right in her hand, curled up in a ball.  She went to sleep and never woke up.  It was the best way she could have gone.  Of course, it's not that comforting to those left behind.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2016, 09:12:41 am
Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on September 18, 2016, 11:17:12 am
Thanks.  It was all I could do to keep myself together long enough to buy her a box.  I got a nice one, too, though I don't know where the heck we're going to bury it.  She'll be on one of Em's old shirts and wrapped in her bandanna, she'll be comfortable.

There's just something so heartbreaking about losing something so tiny, you know?
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 18, 2016, 01:18:27 pm
That is heartbreaking. It's gotta be tough.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Neumatic on September 18, 2016, 01:25:28 pm
Oh yeah.  Hard to bring myself to speak out loud.

I've been collecting her stuff, folded up her towel, deflated her pool, emptied her cage... it's hard.  I'm just so heartbroken.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 23, 2016, 11:36:11 am
chicken in blue pants... that is all

https://youtu.be/ZWjxRwHTZiw
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 23, 2016, 01:42:19 pm
lol
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 26, 2016, 09:29:11 am
Ethiopian Shepard Carries Two Sheep on Bicyle

https://youtu.be/teTWab1Oxr0
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on September 30, 2016, 03:18:59 pm
Sea Hare? I never knew they even existed let alone at that giant size

https://youtu.be/3CGhng_VviU
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 14, 2016, 11:27:48 am
Great White Shark Cage Breach Accident

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93WiSq9TIoM

Daaaaaaaaaaamn!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on October 15, 2016, 05:10:08 am
Damn is right. Wow
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 01, 2016, 08:46:50 am
6ft crocodile attack couple in swimming pool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRUzVR9vlM

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 18, 2016, 08:02:27 am
Deer Takes Out Cross Country Runner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni63iXV7OSw

Dammmmn!
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 18, 2016, 08:03:56 am
Wild Polar Bear Pets Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_3tdkaEX8g

It's safe to say that I've NEVER seen a Polar Bear petting a dog before.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on November 18, 2016, 10:42:01 am
Uh... ya... that's a new one for me.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on December 23, 2016, 12:37:47 pm
Ok, so is the ultimate question, how does a dog get in a headlock by a Roo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRT7lf8byw&sns=em
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Mac on February 28, 2017, 05:03:02 pm


https://youtu.be/F996KhLsv9k
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 01, 2017, 07:44:12 am
Now THAT'S a dog that knows what he/she wants.
Title: Re: Animals
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 22, 2017, 12:38:02 pm
Sea Lion Snatches Little Girl And Drags Her Into Water | NBC News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZmWJprWtRo

The look of terror on the girls face when she comes out of the water says it all. I'm glad she's alright, but come on, what did you think was going to happen when feeding a wild animal?