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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I don't blame her!  I think all mothers have a killer instinct if their child was in danger don't you?

Moment a mother elephant stamps a crocodile to death as it stalks her calf in Zambia  | Daily Mail Online

The crocodile was lurking near the water's edge on the Zambezi River in Zambia when it was spotted by a large female African elephant       

The crocodile was lurking near the water's edge on the Zambezi River in Zambia when it was spotted by a large female African elephant 

The dramatic video shows the elephant stamping on the crocodile, which looks to be between eight and ten feet long  A spokesperson for the Bains River Camp, which led the safari, said: 'Guests witnessed this dramatic sighting unfold between two of Africa’s most feared mega-fauna'   

The dramatic video shows the elephant stamping on the crocodile, which looks to be between eight and ten feet long

How amazing and we think that crocodiles are one of the top predators.

 

 

Another mum having a go!

With her maternal instincts kicking in, the cheetah spun around and gave chase to the lion, turning the tables and causing the bigger cat to flee       

With her maternal instincts kicking in, the cheetah spun around and gave chase to the lion, turning the tables and causing the bigger cat to flee

The cheetah acts to drive the lion in a direction away from her cubs. A cheetah chase usually lasts less than a minute and covers just 200-300 metres  

The cheetah acts to drive the lion in a direction away from her cubs. A cheetah chase usually lasts less than a minute and covers just 200-300 metres

Brave cheetah chases off 330lb male lion after it tried to eat her cubs in Kenya  | Daily Mail Online

With the lion having been successfully chased away, the mother cheetah adopts a defensive position next to her cubs              

With the lion having been successfully chased away, the mother cheetah adopts a defensive position next to her cubs

The 300lb male lion was seen casually strolling around his territory at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya before he spotted the family of cheetahs    

The 300lb male lion was seen casually strolling around his territory at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya before he spotted the family of cheetahs

Love the mother photos Celia, thank you ... such a strong instinct.

 

Sneaky!  LOL

Time out! Runaway dog puts himself in his crate after owner catches him sneaking back into yard 

 

Footage shows the sneaky dog clambering over a fence he tries to make his way home from a walk outside - which isn't allowed. Unaware that his owner is filming, the pooch jumps down into the backyard with his tailing wagging. But seconds later he freezes as his owner exclaims: 'Bad dog, where you been? Bad dog...' The dog appears to know his punishment for sneaking out, and opens his crate door himself before stepping in and sitting down for a 'time out'. The footage was recorded at a property in the Compton area of Los Angeles, California earlier this month.

Footage shows the sneaky dog returning from a trip out alone to his home in the Compton area of Los Angeles, California, only to be caught jumping back into the yard by his owner

 

So funny.

 

Female African elephants are rapidly evolving to become TUSKLESS due to ivory poaching, study warns  | Daily Mail Online

 

 

Female African elephants are 'rapidly evolving' to become tuskless, according to scientists writing in a new study, who suspect it is due to ivory poaching       

Female African elephants are 'rapidly evolving' to become tuskless, according to scientists writing in a new study, who suspect it is due to ivory poaching

The process started during the Mozambican Civil War from 1977 to 1992, leading to a population decline in the pachyderms, particularly among those with tusks  

The process started during the Mozambican Civil War from 1977 to 1992, leading to a population decline in the pachyderms, particularly among those with tusks

The selective killing of species – whether for food, safety, or profit – has only become more common and intense as human populations and technology have grown. 

So much so, it's suggested that wildlife exploitation by humans has become a powerful selective driver in the evolution of targeted species. 

However, the resulting evolutionary signatures remain unclear, so researcher Shane Campbell-Station and colleagues investigated the impacts of ivory hunting on the evolution of African elephants in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

Specifically, they looked at the impacts on populations living in the country during and after the Mozambican Civil War - from 1977 to 1992.

Very interesting, thanks Celia.

That's incredible if it is true.

Elephant tramples poacher to death allowing the rest of its herd to flee in South Africa's Kruger National Park 

The mangled body was discovered Thursday during an intelligence operation aimed at preventing poaching, Kruger spokesman Isaac Phaahla said.

I don't blame the elephant ... good result I'd say.

No Celia ... never saw it.

As at adult I need to let other adults know about this, even if I am not showing photos.

 

Fauci under fire for 'puppy experiments' that utilized disease-causing parasites | Daily Mail Online

 

It upsets me, but here I am, I will let you make your own minds about this.

Hi Celia - I do remember seeing that movie Elephant Walk - -I think I was about 14/15 . Can't remember the story line but do remember the last scenes when the Elephants run amock through the home because the house was built in the centre of the track that led down to the river. I don't think the movie had very good ratings.  

 

Hi Hola.

Thats pretty right!

They setting was on a Tea Plantation think in Ceylon.

Elizabeth Taylor was the young Bride that came to live there the Bride of the plantation owner, played by Australian Actor Peter Finch.

I think I must have been about 14!  

 

Pets Jump, Cuddle, and Mug for the CameraPhoto awards finalists show off their extreme silly side.ByMary Jo DiLonardoPublished October 22, 2021 11:00AM EDTFact checked byHaley Mastexcited dog playing in leaves

Diana Jill Mehner / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

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There are dogs leaping for joy, lounging cats, and even a grinning horse. Pets never disappoint with their silly antics in front of the camera.

The finalists in this year's Comedy Pet Photo Awards include "Crazy in love with fall," shown above, by Diana Jill Mehner of Germany. The image features a dog gleefully playing in a pile of leaves.

Mehner describes her photo:

This is Leia. As you can see, she definitely love playing with all the leaves in autumn - and yes it was really tricky to take this picture because you never know where the dog will act and what it is going to do next.

Forty shortlisted images and three videos were chosen from more than 2,000 entries received from around the world. The winners will be announced in November.

The competition will donate 10,000 pounds (nearly $14,000) to the charity Animal Support Animals, thanks to a partnership with Animal Friends Insurance.

"It has been a very odd 24 months for most of us, but one heartwarming life affirming and consistent presence has kept many of us relatively sane and definitely happier than we might have been: our pet (or pets!)," said competition co-founder Tom Sullam.

"This year’s competition, hugely supported by the brilliant team at Animal Friends, has been a revelation to us and to all the pet lovers in the world. Again, too many great images to choose from, and always seems unfair to have a winner, but we have to… so now…. Dogs, cats, horses and so many other pets that do so much for our well-being, I want to thank you all!"

Here's a look at some of the finalists.

"Muttford and Chum"man with banjo and dog singing

Luke O'Brien / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Luke O'Brien of Coventry, United Kingdom entered this photo of him singing with his dog.

Losing the opportunity to play with my human band mates during lockdown, Flint my rescue dog soon taught me that we didn't just have sharp bones in common, but musical ones too. He soon became the perfect substitute for a collaborative stomp up at home, so much so that we felt we deserved our own band name (Muttford and Chum). With my camera set up remotely during this shoot, I think it's fair to say that the image is proof that his conviction as a performer matches my own - well, we were covering "treats and tugs and dinner bowls" by Ian Puli and the Boneheads."Boing"  dog playing on beach

Christine Johnson / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Christine Johnson snapped this photo at Crosby Beach in the U.K.

I was busy playing with my dog on the beach and this dog came to play. I liked the shapes he was making in the air."The Eureka Moment!"two chicks

Sophie Bonnefoi / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

It's not just dogs and cats. Sophie Bonnefoi was fascinated by two chicks.

Cutie and Speedy are 2 chicks hatched from eggs placed in an incubator at home in August 2020. They spent their first few weeks indoors. On the photo they are just over 2 weeks old. They were curious about everything. This is the day they discovered their own shadow. It was hilarious to see them wondering and exploring that "dark thing" that was moving with them!"Embrace of love"puppy and kitten hugging

Svetlana Pisareva / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Svetlana Pisareva captured a canine-feline bonding moment in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Siba's puppy cuddles with his beloved cat."Jurassic Bark "golden retriever with water from hose

Carmen Cromer / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards


Carmen Cromer of Pittsboro, North Carolina, photographed a moment of glee in the yard.

My golden retriever, Clementine, loves to stick her face in front of the hose while I water the plants. Her expression in this photo made me think of a tyrannosaurus rex, hence the title, Jurassic Bark... duh nuh nuuuh nuhnuh, duh nuh nuuuh nuh nuh, dun duh duuuh nuh nuh nuh nUUUUUUhhhh."Caught red-pawed"cat in drawer

Danielle Wood / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Danielle Wood's cat certainly didn't want her to do chores that day. This was shot at her home in Makerfield, U.K.

This is my very mischievous Bengal cat, Bailey! On this particular day I was trying to put away the washing but he would do whatever it took to get those all important belly rubs!"Cheeeese!"horse 'smiling'

David Poznanter / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 


Some animals just mug for the camera. David Poznanter of the U.S. photographed this grinning horse in France.

Oak on a windy day showing off his pearly whites!"Cat Model"cat posing

Kenichi Morinaga / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

This cat obviously knows he is photogenic. Kenichi Morinaga recognized star quality and took this shot in Fukuoka, Japan.  

He is an model of cat. So I just focus my DSLR for cat, He is just make a pose like that and then shoot."Long Cow"cows in barn

Pier Luigi Dodi / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Pier Luigi Dodi couldn't resist these cows in a barn in Fidenza, Italy.

Optical illusion or gene mutation?!"House Squatter!"cat in owl box

Thomas Marlie / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Ann-Marie Connolly of Germany caught their cat lurking in a tree where he definitely wasn't supposed to be.

Our cat Simba occupying the owl box"Peep Hole"dog looking through peep hole in fence

Millie Kerr / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 


Millie Kerr noticed this pup playing peek-a-boo on the other side of a fence.

Someone in my parents' neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas, put in a peep hole for their terrier so it can look through the fence! I love passing by and seeing its adorable face peering at me."Photobomb"cat photobomb

Kathryn Trott / Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photo Awards 

Some individuals just have to steal the spotlight. That's what Kathryn Trott found when she tried to photograph her cats in Ystradgynlais, Wales.

Jeff stealing the limelight from his brother Jaffa.

great pics.

Life in the Wild.

 

 

The lion cub even the king of the jungle could not protect:

Leopard snatches young animal and EATS it

A leopard snatched a three-week-old lion cub from its mother in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania 

The lion cub was visibly frightened as it was taken away before the leopard ate it

The scene was snapped on camera by Canadian lawyer Scott Hyman, 54, in the East African country

By CHRIS MATTHEWS FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 20:20 AEDT, 25 October 2021 | UPDATED: 21:09 AEDT, 25 October 2021

 

All this lion cub wanted was a safe place to sit while its mother went hunting for food.

Instead it became another animal's lunch when a hungry leopard snatched the three-week-old cub and climbed a tree to devour it.

The cub's mother had been moving her children deeper into a parched bush for safety in Tanzania's Ruaha National Park, East Africa, so she could go hunting for food. 

Yet instead of providing her babies with some well-earned lunch, a sneaky leopard pounced on one of the unprotected cubs left alone by their mother.

The lion cub was visibly frightened as it was taken away. 

The leopard carried the cub up a tree in its in its mouth before devouring the helpless lion cub.  

Canadian lawyer Scott Hyman, 54, saw the scene unfold in September and managed to capture it on camera. 

He said the lioness was 'moving her cubs deeper into the bush for safety when she [had] to leave them alone to go off and hunt.' 

He added: 'They have no hands so have to use their mouths to gently carry the cubs.'

The lawyer and keen photographer said he did not capture 'the most brutal parts' of the baby lion's death.

A 160-pound leopard snatched a three-week-old lion cub that had been left alone by its mother and climbed a tree to devour it  

A 160-pound leopard snatched a three-week-old lion cub that had been left alone by its mother and climbed a tree to devour it

The lion cub had been left alone by its lioness mother while she moved her other children to the safety of a nearby bush before she went hunting for food  

The lion cub had been left alone by its lioness mother while she moved her other children to the safety of a nearby bush before she went hunting for food

The cub was helpless and unprotected and the perfect prey for a hungry leopard, who fancied the baby lion for dinner under the Tanzanian sun  

The cub was helpless and unprotected and the perfect prey for a hungry leopard, who fancied the baby lion for dinner under the Tanzanian sun

 

 

 

The leopard snatched the cub in its jaws and sprinted away. It climbed up a tree before eating the young animal in the shade       

The leopard snatched the cub in its jaws and sprinted away. It climbed up a tree before eating the young animal in the shade

The cub's mother looked shocked with her mouth hanging open and her eyes wide when she realised what had happened to her baby  

The cub's mother looked shocked with her mouth hanging open and her eyes wide when she realised what had happened to her baby

The lioness moved her other cubs into the safety of the nearby thicket to prevent another gruesome attack by the hungry leopard  

The lioness moved her other cubs into the safety of the nearby thicket to prevent another gruesome attack by the hungry leopard 

 

Amazing photos from whoever observed the incident.

I couldn't have stood back and let them do that, which brings me onto some of the wild live videos on tv lately, so I turn the chanel over!

 

 

 

 

 

Haven't seen a cat like this in some years, they are lovely!

 

 

 Im-paw-sible!

Chimera feline whose face is half ginger half black fur is a walking sensation after being fathered by TWO tomcats

Luna, two, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, is a mix-up moggy cat with dual fur  'Chimera' cats born when two embryos fertilised by two males merge into one Striking Luna gets compliments wherever she goes and receives gifts from fans  

The quirky kitten is officially known as a 'chimera cat' meaning Luna has two sets of DNA because two different embryos fused together in her mother's womb.

Chimera cat Luna, two, pictured, lives with owner, Janet Bell, 62, in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Chimera cats are born when two different embryos fertilised by two males cats merge into one, meaning the cat is born out of two male DNA sets  

Chimera cat Luna, two, pictured, lives with owner, Janet Bell, 62, in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Chimera cats are born when two different embryos fertilised by two males cats merge into one, meaning the cat is born out of two male DNA sets 

The fascinating cat, pictured, lives a life of luxury and gets complimented wherever she goes, her owner said  

The fascinating cat, pictured, lives a life of luxury and gets complimented wherever she goes, her owner said 

Jan said: 'Luna was the first kitten to be born and when she came out I told my friend "I want that one".

'I thought she was beautiful, we couldn't believe it, I'd never seen anything like it.

 

Whenever she goes out of the house people will stop in the street and double take when they look at her.

'People will say how beautiful and unusual she looks or ask me why she looks like that.

Luna's striking fur, which is half black and half ginger, pictured, stops people in their track when she goes out with Jane       

Luna's striking fur, which is half black and half ginger, pictured, stops people in their track when she goes out with Jane

Jane has revealed fans of the feline have even been sending Luna gifts. Jane admitted she used to be a dog person, but was converted when she laid eyes on Luna as a kitten  

Jane has revealed fans of the feline have even been sending Luna gifts. Jane admitted she used to be a dog person, but was converted when she laid eyes on Luna as a kitten 

'They can't believe she has a half-and-half face.'

Chimera cats: the feline with three genetic parents  

Female cats can carry embryos that were fertilised by different male felines at the same time. 

Chimera cats are born when two embryos that were fertilised by two males merge together. 

Instead of two separate cats with one set of DNA each, only one kitten is born, with two sets of DNA.  

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Female cats can mate and conceive children with more than one male partner at the same time, allowing them to give birth to kittens in the same litter but with different DNA.

When two embryos with different DNA fuse, a chimera kitten is born instead of two separate cats with one set of DNA each.

Now Luna lives a pampered lifestyle enjoying cuddles from Jan and her three grandchildren, Reece, 14, Kai, ten, and River-Lucia, four, whom Luna shares a special bond with.

Jan said: 'We were away on holiday when my friend Tara's cat escaped and mated with another cat.

'I've always been a dog person and never liked cats normally but my friend promised me one of the kittens.

'When I saw Luna's face I fell in love with her and now she lives a very pampered lifestyle.

'People online think she's beautiful as well.

'She even gets sent gifts from people who are fascinated by her face.

'She's a lovely cat, she's so well-behaved even when she has a bath.' 

Cat's in the basket! As well as being a stunner, Luna is also a lovely cat who is extremely well-behaved, Jane boasted 

Cat's in the basket! As well as being a stunner, Luna is also a lovely cat who is extremely well-behaved, Jane boasted 

 

Very striking indeed.

 

 

Off with their heads!

We cannot have children injured and even killed by this horrible birds.

The photo every parent should see: How a two-year-old boy was left covered in blood and in tears after being swooped by an aggressive magpie during a walk with his family

Mother-of-two Ashleigh Ferguson's son Jordan was attacked by the angry magpie as he walked along a footpath at Pioneer Country Park near Maryborough in south-east Queensland.

 

 

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