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What Dreams Are Made Of: Scientists Discover True Purpose Of Why We, And Other Animals, Need To Sleep

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A team of scientists has discovered a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep, which takes place when humans reach roughly two-and-a-half years of age, switching from rapid growth to a permanent damage-control function. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

'Animals That Must Be Hit Hard!': Trump Unloads After Gunman Ambushes & Shoots LA Sheriff's Deputies At Point Blank Range

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Donald Trump didnt hold back when commenting on the ambush of two LA deputies who were shot multiple times at point blank range. The local sheriff said this is part of a growing trend in which officers are assaulted unprovoked. Read Full Article ... read more

Pets For Debts? Russia's MPs To Vote On Banning Bailiffs From Seizing Domestic Animals -- MP Labels Practice 'outrageous Cruelty

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Russian parliamentarians will soon vote on new legislation that would ban debt collectors and bailiffs from seizing pets to pay off arrears, according to the bill's author, MP Vladimir Burmatov of the governing 'United Russia.' Read Full Article at ... read more

Animals Have A 'biological Switch' In Their Brains That Helps Them Survive Seasonal Changes

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Researchers from Edinburgh and Manchester revealed that the changes are controlled by the body's pituitary gland in response to the length of ... read more

Grand Canyon Cliff Collapse Reveals Footprints Made By  egg-laying Animals 313 MILLION Years Ago

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A collapse in Grand Canyon National Park sent a boulder falling down the side of a mountain that held the oldest vertebrate tracks. Experts say the two sets were made 313 million years ... read more

Grim Secrets Revealed As Ancient Egyptian Mummified Animals Digitally 'unwrapped' With New Technique

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Researchers have successfully trialled a novel technique to digitally unwrap ancient animals mummified over 2,000 years ago without damaging them, revealing some rather grim facts about the ancient Egyptians. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Eagle Sends Drone To 'watery Grave' In 'brazen Attack' Over Lake Michigan

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via upi.com/OddNews/2020/08/13/Eagle-sends-drone-to-watery-grave-in-brazen-attack-over-Lake-Michigan/2401597342194/ Michigan state officials said a drone that was mappi... read more

Magnificent Animals Face Culling

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See here, here, and/or here. We will not allow our animals to starve.... read more

Indian Railway Company Using Bee Sounds To Ward Off Elephants

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via gephardtdaily.com Officials with an Indian railway company said they have started using the recorded sound of buzzing bees to keep elephants from wandering onto the tracks...... read more

A New Idea On Fostering Pets

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A Mississippi hotel lets guests foster dogs during their stay and now more than 60 have found forever homes. via Yahoo News... read more

National Weather Service Warns Of Falling Iguanas On Cold Night In Miami

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday warned people in South Florida of the possibility of falling iguanas in advance of cold weather.... read more at upi... read more

Elephant Climbs 5-foot Wall To Steal Mangoes From Lodge

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via upi.com/Odd-News/2020/01/13/Elephant-climbs-5-foot-wall-to-steal-mangoes-from-lodge/3411578953055/ An elephant in a Zambian national park was caught in camera climbing over a wall to steal so... read more

After Losing Hope Of Ever Finding Their Dog, Pup Is Finally Found Living Like King Among Doting Prisoners

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via goodnewsnetwork.org/alabama-man-finds-dog-living-life-large-in-prison/Although this pup's owners were frantic with worry over his disappearance, he was found only days later living like a king amongst the local pri...... read more

Girl Had Only Been Volunteering At Pet Shelter For Two Days When She Was Reunited With Lost Cat

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via girl-volunteered-at-pet-shelter-for-two-days-until-reunited-with-lost-cat Hannah Rountree had not seen her cat Spunky in three years--at least until he reappeared at the animal shelter she had only jus... read more

Tennessee Safari Park

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Drove past this place a month ago on my way to New Madrid (just because). It looked interesting and is apparently getting ... read more

Difference Between Alpacas And Llamas

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In case you were wondering, as I was...Click the image See also, llama vs. alpaca... read more

Elephant Poaching Falls Dramatically

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Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress... read more

Donation To Harmony Haven

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We just donated to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse Rescue. This recent snowstorm knocked down fencing, along with their shelter.... read more

When Coyotes (try To) Attack

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Well, I had an exciting morning. Who needs coffee to wake up? It was around 5:30 when I let our pug Joey out in the backyard. I'm standing there keeping an eye out for critters (there is no fence) when, sure enough, a couple of coyotes start trotting toward us, all casual-like as if out for a stroll, not down i... read more

Draft Horses Pull Big Rig Up Hill

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A Minnesota couple harnessed their Belgian draft horses to help a semi truck driver whose vehicle was stuck on an icy driveway. Read more: Horses-pull-stuck-semi... read more

Animals Rescued From Wildfires

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UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks. via www.sacbee.com ... read more

Got Yelled At Today

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I got yelled at today... by a quail. I was crossing an empty lot toward the soccer field when I heard squawking. I looked down, and there it was, obviously telling me to get lost. So I did. I am nothing if not considerate.... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

( education / animals / computers / internet )
I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car... read more

Dolphins Speak In Holographic Language

( culture / language / animals )
Very cool! via scientists-reveal-that-dolphins-speak-in-a-holographic-language/ UPDATE:The commenters are mostly unconvinced.... read more

My Sister's Horse Rescue

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...... and riding therapy operation now has a GoFundMe page!I hope you've got some pocket change you can donate.Thanks. ... read more

Please Donate To Harmony Haven

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Please DONATE to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue's fundraiser to build better shelter for the winter. Thanks. Please donate by clicking here. Thank you! Or go here: ... read more

One Too Many Cats

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I was up a little earlier than usual this morning, which apparently surprised one of the cats in our house. The thing is, we only have one cat. Any more than that is too many. This one -- either a stray or just one of the neighbor's cats, I don't know; either way, it's apparently our cat's buddy -- was just coming out of my bathroom... read more

Just 'cuz You Cut Off Its Head

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Just 'cuz you cut off its head... don't assume it's harmless. Chef dies after spitting cobra he was cooking bit him on the hand ... 20 minutes after he had cut its head off. See ... read more

Feral Cats Find A New Use

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In case you're in the market for a barn cat, this is for you: sacbee.com/2013/08/31/5696395/feral-cats-get-a-second-life-as.html. Maybe other cities near you have a similar program. ... read more

Saved A Life Today

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Probably. You never know about these things. Anyway, I had forgotten to buy cat food and that is what allowed me to be there in time to save a life. Taking my daughter to school this morning, I had to turn south on Nolensville Rd because Old Hickory was backed up. I was running late, and there'd be no way to make up time taking my usual route.... read more

Harmony Haven (12/23/2010)

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You can watch it here: vimeo.com/18194031 ... read more

Detection Dogs

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via A nose for wild things These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans.... read more

Harmony Haven (10/24/2010)

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We spent the better part of Friday here at Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue in ... read more

House The Horses

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Please donate by clicking here. Thank you. We are always trying to raise money so we can build a barn for our wonderful horses.Some of the horses are older and need more shade or storm protection to be comfortable.... read more

Bird In The House

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Woke up this morning to a bird in the kitchen. I had a hunch the cat Sunny had brought something inside because, while still half asleep, I heard her banging around outside of the bedroom somewhere.Anyway, I walked into the kitchen, and there was a bird perched on the curtain rod over the back door. I couldn't get the door open ... read more

Cool Site To Help Pets

( life / animals / pets / internet )
NoPawsLeftBehind.org The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times.... read more

Leaving Your Mark

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We welcome all the visitors and students to our center, Harmony Haven. Our mission statement: We rescue and rehabilitate horses so they can rescue and rehabilitate the people who need them most.It's all about leaving your mark or hoof print. Help others and have ... read more

Harmony Haven (2008)

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My sister and her daughter have started a therapeutic riding and horse rescue! Don't forget to donate by clicking on the DONATE button. Please donate ... read more

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