Tag Archives: animals

Silence

The house is silent today.  As it was yesterday. On Tuesday, dog lost her battle with cancer. It’s been a long summer full of vet visits, pills, chemo treatments and very slow walks.  I loved every minute of it because … Continue reading

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Spiders, spiders everywhere. Spiders, spiders in your hair!

I have a long-running war with spiders.  There have been a number of incidents.  Led by my nemeses, the yellow sac spiders. It is obvious that they have it in for me.  I reciprocate, with the exception of one brief … Continue reading

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Up, up and away

There is a species of catfish in Ecuador that climbs cave walls.  It reminds me of how Chicagoans feel trying to claw our way up out of winter to see some sunlight. It’s unknown why these fish, who are not … Continue reading

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Of Hell and High Water – Cthulhu, with a side of Mariana

We’ve got to go deeper. University of Aberdeen scientists have discovered a fish deeper than ever before (a snailfish at 8,145 meters deep).  Five hundred meters deeper than the deepest previously observed fish, which was also their discovery back in 2008. … Continue reading

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Did you hear that? Summer vacation version.

Did you not see the moon?  I heard there was some sort of eclipse or blood moon or blood moon eclipse.  I didn’t see it.  The sky was full of clouds.  Rain seems to be the go to thing for … Continue reading

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If it’s not a polar vortex, it’s an Internet black hole

It started so innocently.  It always does. A click here, a click there.  Soon you are drawn down a dark, bottomless (or even topless) pit of Interzone Insanity. I wanted to find out where this picture came from. I did … Continue reading

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Alien Fish Navy Horde caught spying in the South China Sea

How do I know that’s what happened?  Because why not.  There is no other plausible explanation. Also, I read this article in The Mirror, “Angler stunned after hooking rare unidentified fish in South China Sea near Malaysia” An angler has … Continue reading

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Monkey Business is a Grind

You have probably seen the image of a monkey and an organ grinder at some point in your life.  Typically for comedic impact.  Monkeys are as funny as monkeys in a barrel.  Even without the barrel. A monkey waving his … Continue reading

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I fear you are underestimating the sneakiness, sir

As if we didn’t suspect this already, there is now confirmation that the animals are whispering.  It’s been officially observed and documented, complete with a paper published to Zoo Biology. You know they are talking about us. What are they … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better, People

Wildlife is pretty spectacular.  Not just the majestic things like a whale breaching, but every little thing.  Right in your back yard.  Ants and bees, for instance.  Complex creatures engaged in great efforts. Living smack in the middle of a … Continue reading

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