Sunday, March 29, 2009

Well, tell them to hurry up!

Why is it that nothing that plays in the street is ever fast?
Slow children at play, and now slow penguin crossing!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cage of Death

At Crocosaurus Cove in Australia, for a fee, you can be lowered in "The Cage of Death" which is an acrylic cage into the water int he habitat of Choppa, a full grown saltwater crocodile.

Actually, it looks more like a "cage of needless annoyance" at least from the crocodiles point of view. I wonder if Choppa ever gets tired of being teased with tasty human meat tidbits?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Extreme Shepherding

If you had a bunch of bored sheep, some well trained sheep dogs, and a bunch of christmas lights what would YOU do with them?

These guys

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Alligator Stuck in Pipes

What would you do if you came to work one day and found this waiting for you?

I couldln't find any details on the following pictures, which I found at SuperSpa

Shared with Wordless Wednesday. See more wordless images HERE.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Animal of The Week

Red Eyed Tree Frog

The following information was all taken from

Red Eyed Treefrogs have bright red eyes and are a really bright color of green with blue and yellow stripped sides. They also have funny looking orange toes. These are definitely one of the more beautiful species of frogs! (Very photogenic too!)
This species tends to do better in a community. Tall The Arboreal Tanks are the best bet for these guys. Oh, and also be sure to provide a means for them to get out of the water pond if they fall in. While they can swim, providing a branch or something is generally a good idea.
Read more information on this subject in the Housing Your Pet Frog section.
The temperature should be about 78-85° during the day and about any where from 66 to 77° at night. The humidity should be kept around 80-100%.
(see the Frog Doctor for details on illness prevention.)
Like most frogs...they will eat fly's, moths grasshoppers, and possibly other small frogs. Crickets too! (See my page on Dealing with Crickets for more info.)
These guys are ultra mellow! One time I went to a pet store and there was one sitting on the cash register!! I thought it was a toy, but then he BLINKED! As it turns out, they are nocturnal. (That's why their eyes are red! The color helps them see!) At night they ome out and climb around searching for bugs to eat for dinner.
Miscellaneous Facts:
Red-eyed tree frogs come from rain forests of Costa Rica in Central America. While lovely creatures and good breeding pets, I really, really recommend that this not be a good pet for beginners! They are pretty expensive and fairly delicate.
Why do they have such bright red eyes? Some believe that it is also a form of protection called "startle coloration". These frogs tend to be active at night, so if the frog is awakened in the daytime, as might happen if a predator chanced upon it despite its excellent day time camouflage, the eyes pop abruptly open. Since they are suddenly so bright, they startle the predator, who is likely to pause, if only for a moment. Big eyes staring at you could be those of an enemy, poised to attack. A moment's hesitation would be all the agile tree frog would need to make a leap to safety. Similar ruses are known in other animals. For example, some large moths have equally dramatic eye-like spots of color on their hind wings. Like the frog, they sleep in the day, and the camouflage-colored forewings cover the eyespots of the hind wings. But if such a moth is disturbed, it slides the front wings forward, suddenly revealing the dramatic eyespots on the hind wings. (thanks to Robert Madden for these interesting observations)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Giant Snake of Really Bigness

Click the picture below to see it in its huge version.

Big snake, yes?

According to it is an olive snake, which can grow from 8 to 12 feet long.

The creature it is pulling out of the water appears to be bovine (that means a cow) but it actually a wallaby. Still a formidable meal, but one that pythons consume rather often.

According to the snopes article, the python tried for an hour to pull the big meal up, but in the end was unable to accomplish the feat.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rabbit VS Snake

The outcome isn't exactly what you would expect it to be either.

Texas Rabbits Rule - For more funny movies, click here

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Num num num

Have you ever had the munchies? The cute critters in the following video certainly do:

Monday, March 9, 2009

Animal of the Week

What is this creature that looks something like a mad scientist might have created when he crossed a bunny, a pig and a possum?

Thats an aardvark.

Aardvark's come from Africa. They are nocturnal (coming out only at night) and live off of ants and termites. They will sometimes eat a fruit called an aardvark cucumber

The worlds most famous aardvark is probably Arthur who has a television show as well as the book series he was born in.

Here is an Aardvark for you to color!

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