canisantiquus asked: IMPORTANT NOTICE: I saw "a Koa" (a black & tan sheeb) on the seawalk the other day. It was important. (In other news, all Berners are "Sausage dogs" (shove it, dachsies) and all fawn piebald dogs are "<adjective> Luisas".)
YES that is super important! I get so excited meeting other sheebs ! And wow, I’m not the only one who does that I am so happy. I saw a cropped eared Luisa, a Big Sausage (berner), many Little Sausages (blk tan doxies since I know two Sausage dogs), a few Homers, a long legged Fae, etc.
This is a clip from an island off the coast of Japan called Okunoshima. During World War II, rabbits were used to test the effects of chemical warfare on the body, and afterwards were released (or escaped? idk).
You are not allowed to bring any animals to this island when you visit, and of course it doesn’t seem like there’s any large carnivores around, does it? The rabbits have become so accustomed to people visiting and feeding them that they will chase you down. The rabbits are allowed to breed uncontrolled because hey, nothing to kill em! You’re not allowed to hunt or trap them either.
Do these rabbits look happy? Or do you think they’re starving?
Do you think this would change if trapping or hunting were put into place to control their numbers?
Wow, looks like all the ground-level vegetation have been cropped into the ground by their grazing (not just in this video but in other photos I’ve seen from the island.) No wonder they’re so desperate for food from humans!
I also have to wonder how the rabbits destructive grazing has effected animals native to the island. Is there even any native wildlife left?
Relevant: These fences create a division between free-growing and deer-browsed lands in a region suffering deer overpopulation. Deer consume saplings before they are able to grow, preventing the forest understory from filling in naturally and new trees from replacing old. This stunts not only the plant life, but all the animals they support as well. (To say nothing of the diseases associated with them!)
To Avoid Deer Strikes, Finland Is Painting Deer Antlers With Reflective Paint
Attempts to keep motorists from hitting animals usually center around making cars and roads safer, but the Finns are heading straight to the source
by Rose Eveleth
Every year, about 4,000 reindeer lose their lives on Finnish roads in car accidents, causing 15 million Euros of damage every year. And now, the Finnish Reindeer Herders Association is testing out a new way to make the large mammals more visible to drivers: reflective paint.
The idea is to spray the antlers of reindeer with reflective paint that reflects motorists’ headlights. "The aim is to prevent traffic accidents. The spray is being tested on fur at the moment, but it may be even more effective on the antlers, because they are seen from every side," Anne Ollila, chairwoman of the Reindeer Herders Association, told the Finnish news source YLE…
Is one of the larger Passeriformes (or songbirds) weighing in at 3 lb and 25 in long. it has a distinctively large bill (thus the name thick-billed) that is slightly curved. it can be found in and around the horn of Africa (Somalia and Ethiopia). they feed like common ravens on insects and grubs and human scraps where available.
look. i mean. god. someone painted this fucking baby. someone painted this and was like. yeah. thats a baby. its got al ltehse fucking MUSCLES. THIS BABY IS SO RIPPED. THIS BABY DEADLIFTS I DONT THINK U UNDERSTAND THIS BABY IS SO FUCKING RIPPEd IT COULD LIFT UR ENTIRE FAMILY. SOMEONE THOUGHT HTIS WAS HOW BABIES WORKED