Animal Antics Two

Jaguar swimming across the Cuiabá River in Brazil

Leopards can swim when they need to, such as to reach an island or cross a river. Jaguars are superb swimmers and go diving for food, such as caimans and large fish.

Jaguar vs Leopard – Top 12 Key Differences and Comparisons (africafreak.com)

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Jaguar vs leopard – Top 12 differences and comparisons

 

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These animals hunt a lot of the time up into the mountains for goats and I have seen a few photos with them up in the air looking if they are floating up with no support, what they are doing apparently is making their prey fall down the mountainside and die in the impact so they don't have to kill them.

 

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I can't watch films of animals chasing down their prey, I know they do it to survive but I'm always

cheering on the poor victims. 

I used to be like that Hola!

But think about the mums that have to feed their kittens? 

So many kittens lions etc., die from hunger in the wild.

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Not so cute in hunting mode, but that's life for carnivores.

LOL  we could say the same about humans Incognito~

Again, stunning Snow Leopard photos ... thank you.

Our local version LOL.

 

They are absolutely gorgeous RnR :)

So cute RnR, we certainly do have cute mammals. I am listening to Bushy tail possum and ringtail possum fighting everyday now, they live in the roof (have told real estate agent ages ago) and sounds like they fight about who gets out the door first, and this morning at 7.30 they were fighting!

 

Sorry RnR I don't know what these animals are!   Its been a hard day again and I have to go to the dentist tomorrow it is not my week.

As for Possums in the roof, any real estate agent worth his salt would get someone into get rid of them asp.

Reminds me of a large property in Attadale many years ago that I went to put a value on...  oh my goodness me!     What a mess, they had got in and left their calling card in the roof/ceilings!

Was not my property thank goodness!  Hate to think how much the repair bill was!

 

A VERY prickly customer! Leopard is left with quills sticking out of its paws after trying to hunt a porcupine for dinner A VERY prickly customer! Leopard left with quills sticking out of its paws after hunting

The predator was spotted stalking the spiky rodent in Kruger National Park in South Africa before it decided to attack - a decision it would later regret. The bizarre battle, which lasted an hour and half, saw the determined leopard take several breaks to remove spines from its paws and lick its wounds, while the brave porcupine refused to back down and simply stood in place defiantly as if to tease its opponent. The leopard eventually admitted defeat and the pair appeared to call a truce, slinking away together as unlikely partners.

 

Ouch!

The leopard tried for over an hour to swipe at the porcupine but was stuck with several of the would-be prey's spines which drew blood from both front paws

This must have gone on for hours as the video starts to show the road in the dark!

The fight was paused several times as the leopard pulled back to tend to its wound, pulling the spines out with its teeth and licking the wounds clean              

The fight was paused several times as the leopard pulled back to tend to its wound, pulling the spines out with its teeth and licking the wounds clean

 

 

 

 

 

Moment angry male elephant knocks over massive bull sculpture after mistaking it for love rival

 

Tourists spotted the male elephant searching for food near the tourist centre in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Hilarious footage then shows the animal discovering a large sculpture of an elephant and he appears to become confused by its likeness. The elephant then holds a tense stand off with the artwork for a few moments before charging at the inanimate object and knocking it on its side. Thinking it was victorious over the sculpture, the jumbo walks away triumphantly towards the forest while park rangers looked on from a distance.

oops!

The elephant can been seen staring down the artwork for a few moments before charging at the inanimate object and knocking it on its side              

The elephant can been seen staring down the artwork for a few moments before charging at the inanimate object and knocking it on its side

LOL ... a concrete rival now removed.

 

By BELINDA CLEARY FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 16:50 AEST, 25 August 2021 | UPDATED: 17:51 AEST, 25 August 2021

 

The 'lions' roars' which have been heard echoing through the northern parts of Sydney early in the morning and at dusk have been explained by staff at Taronga Zoo.

Sydney residents, especially those living in Neutral Bay, Mosman and Cremorne on the North Shore have been reporting 'roars' on their sunrise and sunset walks over the past few weeks.

And it turns out they are right, with the noise a combination of two of the big cats Ato and Maya, becoming closer intimately and a significant reduction in the city's noise pollution following covid lockdown.

The lions' roars which have been heard echoing through the city early in the morning and at dusk have been explained by staff at Taronga Zoo (Ato the male lion is pictured) 

The lions' roars which have been heard echoing through the city early in the morning and at dusk have been explained by staff at Taronga Zoo (Ato the male lion is pictured)

The mating calls are still quite subdued, an excited member of zoo staff said on Facebook.

  

'Recently, we have been hearing the lions roaring a lot in the late afternoon. It seems like more than in past times. Is it because it's mating season?,' she asked.

The news generated some excitement among residents in the neighbourhood group with some hoping there would soon be lion cubs at the zoo.

Others were relieved they weren't the only people hearing the lions' passionate roars.

'OMG I've been hearing it on Florence Street, all last week especially. I thought I was hearing things,' one mum said. 

And it turns out they are right, with the noise a combination of two of the big cats Ato and Maya (pictured), becoming closer intimately and a significant reduction in the city's noise pollution following covid lockdown  

And it turns out they are right, with the noise a combination of two of the big cats Ato and Maya (pictured), becoming closer intimately and a significant reduction in the city's noise pollution following covid lockdown

Others have heard the vocal lions whilst at the nearby Robertson Point light house and Cremorne walk.

'We hear the lions every afternoon. Cremorne Point is the bomb,' one person said. 

And people aren't just hearing the lions, others are reporting hearing monkeys and elephants too due to the reduction in noise pollution in the area.

Lions' roars can be heard up to eight kilometres away in the wild, which explains why so many Sydneysiders have reported the new activity.

 

Would love to hear that.

 

 

Me too RnR.

I think the animals know something has chanced, husband and I were thinking some time back sitting ut in the garden with the silence around us, the birds were flying about and life was so difference to what it used to be. This was when Perth was in lock down, the animals must realize something has changed as there are no so many humans walking the streets and driving when lock down happens.  Perth is ok so far, [touch wood] it has gone back to being a city, but it is not as noisy as Sydney or Melbourne I have found with all the traffic.

Those cubs and mum are lucky sitting on the green grass, I was watching a programme on Lions yesterday, it was so terribly sad.

The Male Lion was out checking his boarders and had left his Pride at home with the women and their cubs.  In comes a rogue lion that wants to take on the female lions and he fancies the top Lioness.   

Well the Lion arrives home to find the guy sitting around still and two cubs have been ripped apart, so you can imagine how angry he was when he sees this other male lion in his place and some of his cubs have been killed.

Fur went flying, I was surprised the rogue lion was not killed on the spot, but later they showed him in the grass dead!    Such a hard life living as a wild animal, it was so upsetting seeing the cubs being thrown about and the mother watching her babies.

 

 

 

Faster deliveries!

Farmers used guide ropes to help bring the cows to land safely, before moving them into trailers. Pictured: A cow is transported by a helicopter       

Farmers used guide ropes to help bring the cows to land safely, before moving them into trailers. Pictured: A cow is transported by a helicopter

Farmer Jonas Arnold explained reasons for transporting the cows by chopper (above) include some pastures being difficult to reach by car, and cows being unable to walk while injured   Bizarre moment injured cows are AIRLIFTED by helicopter to new meadow in the Swiss Alps  | Daily Mail Online             

Farmer Jonas Arnold explained reasons for transporting the cows by chopper (above) include some pastures being difficult to reach by car, and cows being unable to walk while injured

The injured cows were suspended by a length of cable using a mesh harness and they were photographed dangling from a chopper as they took to the skies              

The injured cows were suspended by a length of cable using a mesh harness and they were photographed dangling from a chopper as they took to the skies

 

Poor cow looks terrified.

Thanks Celia ... the lengths they go to.

Yes I felt sorry for the animal, but then I disagree about it looks terrified.  It looks relaxed and laid back to me!   When you think of what our dairy industry do to the animals they are used to being managed and moved around they seem to trust man, goodness knows why!

The only terrified animals I have seen is those in the slaughter house that were on tv some years ago I think out of the Northern Territory to Asia and sheep that used to be sent over to the Middle East,  Now they looked terrified poor things.

If I was in that sling I would have been terrified for sure.

 

Poor family, this is horrific.

 

California mum fights off a MOUNTAIN LION with her bare hands after she saw it dragging her five-year-old son across front lawn - before the big cat was shot and killed by a wildlife officer

The 65-pound mountain lion came across the boy outside his home and 'dragged him about 45 yards,' officials said. His mom heard the commotion and ran outside to fight the animal off.

 

The chauffeur-driven BEAR! Wild animal is transported by car and loves to ride shotgun in the front (but he's not so keen on wearing a seat belt!) The chauffeur-driven BEAR! Wild animal is transported by car and loves to ride shotgun in

A bear is travelling in style, being driven around a Russian city by its human companion. Toptyzhka, a Himalayan bear, rides shotgun as Veronika Dichka (pictured with Toptyzhka), 24, drives it around the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. Dichka says she never uses a cage when travelling with Toptyzhka, who sits in the passenger's seat as she drives. 'While travelling in the car, Toptyzhka behaves quite calmly, although he sometimes loves to play with the seat belt by pulling it out,' she said. 'He is an inquisitive bear and the main thing he was interested in was the steering wheel. 'He was also having a great time turning on and off the light with his nose,' Dichka said, adding that Toptyzkha 'always has a positive attitude towards car trips because of his curious nature.'

Very strange, I can't imagine such a thing would be legal here. LOL

 

Stunning highly commended images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 contest | Daily Mail Online

 

In this incredible image – highly commended in the Behaviour: Birds category – taken in southern California by American photographer Jack Zhi, a juvenile white-tailed kite reaches to grab a live mouse from the clutches of its hovering father during a ‘training session’. A more experienced bird would have approached from behind (it’s easier to coordinate a mid-air transfer if you are both moving in the same direction), but this cinnamon streaked youngster had been flying for just two days and still had much to learn, the NHM says. It continues: ‘It must master aerial food exchange until it is capable of hunting for itself (typically by hovering, then dropping down to grab mainly small mammals). Later, it needs to perform aerial courtship rituals (where a male offers prey to a female). To get the shot, Jack had to abandon his tripod, grab his camera and run. The result was the highlight of three years’ work – the action and the conditions came together perfectly. Meanwhile, the fledgling missed but then circled around and seized the (still alive) mouse’       

In this incredible image – highly commended in the Behaviour: Birds category – taken in southern California by American photographer Jack Zhi, a juvenile white-tailed kite reaches to grab a live mouse from the clutches of its hovering father during a ‘training session’. A more experienced bird would have approached from behind (it’s easier to coordinate a mid-air transfer if you are both moving in the same direction), but this cinnamon streaked youngster had been flying for just two days and still had much to learn, the NHM says. It continues: ‘It must master aerial food exchange until it is capable of hunting for itself (typically by hovering, then dropping down to grab mainly small mammals). Later, it needs to perform aerial courtship rituals (where a male offers prey to a female). To get the shot, Jack had to abandon his tripod, grab his camera and run. The result was the highlight of three years’ work – the action and the conditions came together perfectly. Meanwhile, the fledgling missed but then circled around and seized the (still alive) mouse’

 

Brilliant photo ...

I liked this one from the competition too, so unusual ...

Ghost fungus on a dead tree in a Queensland rainforest.

Photograph by Juergen Freund.

Excellent photography.That fungus is amazing too RnR.

Sri Lanka reports rare birth of elephant twins in orphanage

They are the first elephant twins born in captivity in Sri Lanka since 1941, according to elephant expert Jayantha Jayewardene.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-01/sri-lanka-reports-rare-birth-of-baby-elephant-twins/100426858

Awwwww double the cuteness, thanks RnR that put a big smile on my face :)

They are so sweet!   Not many twins around in the elephant world.

I find this hard to swallow.

 

Cats are falling ill with life-threatening STRESS as owners spend longer at home and damage felines' daily regimes, vets warn 

As coronavirus took hold early last year and the government told people to stay home for work and school, our pets started to get more attention than ever.

Must be picking up on the stress from their owners you would think, usually more quiet and relaxing for them maybe?

Reminds me of Zeis, my younger sons cat.

With lock down he managed to get his job at home now!

So Zeus had to live with my son for more hours.

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