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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 1:38am (Feb 24th 2010) edited
     
    To the untrained eye, black labrador Treo looks like any other happy, healthy dog.
    But the nine-year-old canine, who has seen more of a warzone than most people will in a lifetime, is now the proud recipient of the animal equivalent of a Victoria Cross for his life-saving skills sniffing out roadside bombs in Afghanistan.
    The Dickin Medal, the highest accolade a military animal can expect, will be presented to Treo and his handler Sergeant Dave Heyhoe in a special ceremony organised by the PDSA at the Imperial War Museum today.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1253312/Black-Labrador-Treo-23rd-animal-receive-Dickin-Medal-serving-Afghanistan.html#ixzz0gPflrZSW
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 8:15pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    I saw this on the news tonight and he is such a lovely dog, how wonderful that he has looked after so many of our troops.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 8:48pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    Yes, it is fantastic how animals help us, and how lovely to see a good news story for a change!
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2010 9:12pm (Feb 24th 2010)
     
    Way to go Treo, nice big bone for him after his ceremony I'm sure.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 8:58am (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Shell-shocking: Hen lays an egg a staggering SIX times bigger than normal
    It was only the fourth egg she had ever laid.
    But judging by its size, Matilda the hen was lucky it wasn’t her last.
    The monster egg she produced this week weighs 4.2oz – six times heavier than a normal one.
    It is just over 3.5in long and has a circumference of more than 8in

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1253484/Shell-shocking-Hen-lays-egg-staggering-SIX-times-bigger-normal.html#ixzz0gXJJrNdG
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 5:39pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Poor Matilda...:gasp:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:22pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Ouch -
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:24pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    I am glad you have found this NN I heard about this on the Chris Evans show this morning on the way to my first job but it was only brief. :smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:29pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Leevaux - I do hope your first job wasn't brief!!
    I think I may be misunderstanding this. Do you mean your first job of the day was a quicky, not you had a new job and it didn't last?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:49pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    You would need big briefs for an egg that size I did change the title of this thread as I often see stuff I would like to share with every one and I am sure you do as well.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:49pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    No Ollie i was on my way to work my first job of the day in my van when i heard it on the radio here is my van in the snow a few weeks ago.
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 6:52pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Those trees in the background look spectacular and the snow is real lovely and white and fluffy........oh sorry Lee yes it is a nice van ha ha just teasing you !!!
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 7:07pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    on the other side of the coin here is an egg one of my girls laid - can;t remember if I posted it or not - my camera is no good, but the coin on the left is a £2 coin
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 7:12pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO TracyB that is a big egg on the right it is elongated!!!!!!!! don,t they lay some strange shopped eggs??:smile:
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 7:30pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Theese all arrived on the same day funny the difference in size. Every now and again I get one witha really crinkly end.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 7:38pm (Feb 25th 2010) edited
     
    The guy i work with has a young Duck that has just started to lay and she has recently laid one small ,one soft,and one big one all in one day:gasp: i think when they are young this is quite normal.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 8:02pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Amazing the shapes of eggs isn't it, thats a real dinky little one Tracy I get the crinkly ones sometimes and sometimes they are really long and pointy. Yes it is normal to have the soft shelled ones when they first start to lay.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th, 2010 10:24pm (Feb 25th 2010)
     
    Personalised plate too Lee!

    Ollie - I think Lee meant that the report on the radio was brief!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 1:50pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    Photographer captures amazing images of lions after submerging himself in watering hole for three months
    Wildlife photographer Greg du Toit was so determined to capture the perfect image of wild lions drinking he sat submerged in their watering hole for three months.
    The defiant photographer had endured a year of failed attempts at getting the right picture after building hides and digging trenches near the animals' drinking spot.
    In a final desperate effort, the 32-year-old decided to take the plunge and climb into the murky pool with his camera and ended up contracting several tropical diseases.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1253935/Photographer-captures-amazing-images-lions-watering-hole-submerging-months.html#ixzz0geLBv3gg
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 1:52pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    There are some amazing photos on this one and well worth a look. His endurance to get the pictures is something else to wonder over as well.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2010 10:07pm (Feb 26th 2010)
     
    Stunning!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 5:41am (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    If you spend 3 months in a pond no wonder you get sick, but 3 months!!!
    he must be really good at holding his breath!!!
    oh.... you mean he hopped in and out but spent 3 mths trying to get a good pic...now I get it hehehe.
    We could call this the 'getting the wrong end of the stick' thread.

    Those big eggs are ginormous!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 12:09pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    Ha ha I only copy and paste the written part Julie.... you have a quirky way of reading methinks !!! Ha ha. Did you manage to open the link there are more amazing pictures he has taken.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 12:12pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    The shrew loo: The rare jungle plant that recycles droppings
    It is the ultimate in recycling. Meet Nepenthes Lowii, nature’s own lavatory.

    This is the first time the plant has been captured on camera being used by the mountain tree shrew – animals that rely on the plant both for nourishment and as its very own lavatory.

    The plant, which is found in Borneo, is the only one in the world that collects the droppings of animals and uses them to produce a sugary substance, which the shrew then eats.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1254339/The-shrew-loo-The-rare-jungle-plant-recycles-droppings.html#ixzz0gpdgZPaB
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 6:50pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    Pictured: Lily, the rare three-week old white lion cub cuddles up to a new friend. In the glorious surroundings of Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park in Pretoria, South Africa, three-week old white lion cub Lily feels safe at last.

    The rare creature was only born on February 8 to parents Alex and Saharav but had to be taken away for her own safety as her father had begun to show signs of aggression towards her.


    Now, though, she has found someone much more tranquil to spend her time with; a little cuddly toy panda


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1254409/Pictured-Beautiful-week-old-white-lion-cub-cuddles-new-friend.html#ixzz0grFrtEpV
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 10:43pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    What great posts NN! Thank you for sharing them - anyone else think the plant looks like an upside down humming bird?!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2010 11:58pm (Feb 28th 2010)
     
    Oh yes Kate you are right, it is quite obvious.
    NN love the animal stories, nature is wonderful!:bunny::bunny_cute::cat2::cat::fish::frog2::dog::elvis::grubby_duck::mouse2::rat::squirrel::turkeydance::bear::chinchilla:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2010 6:48pm (Mar 1st 2010) edited
     
    Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's Ice the super husky

    A pet dog has become an internet sensation after its owner posted a series of pictures of it online dressed as Superman.

    The pictures of five-year-old husky Ice disguised as the caped crusader have garnered rave reviews from delighted fans One viewer even reported laughing so much he fell out of his chair.

    In the pictures, Ice is seen posing in her outfit as well as running through a park, her cape streaming behind her.

    Huskies are extremely intelligent dogs and are affectionate with calm
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2010 7:15pm (Mar 1st 2010)
     
    :rollonfloorlaughing: thats great NN they are lovely dogs!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2010 7:16pm (Mar 1st 2010)
     
    That is soooooo funny!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 1:22pm (Mar 2nd 2010) edited
     
    Who are you calling two-faced? The friendly worm that has eight smiles... and one frown

    This friendly insect could be the happiest in the world, with a series of 'smiles' down both sides of its body.
    Called a tobacco hornworm, the creature appears to have numerous faces with what look like convincing 'eyes', complete with cheeky grins, peeping out all the way down its three-inch body.
    But, despite appearances, these are just markings. The worm only has one face, which is surprisingly glum compared to its body.

    The Tobacco Hornworm is distinguished by diagonal lines on each flank.
    Most commonly found in America, it is regarded as a pest because it eats the leaves and stems of many vegetables plants. Photographed her in it's lava stage it will eventually grow into a moth
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 1:24pm (Mar 2nd 2010) edited
     
    This particular Hornworm was covered in white, cottony insects.
    'These are Braconid Wasps - they use the worm as a host for its young. The white things you see that look like rice are the wasp eggs.'
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    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 2:17pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
     
    Gosh! Those faces are so beautiful.
    One is even sucking it's thumb.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 4:54pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
     
    Rooster's revenge: Three hens and cockerel named Dude peck fox to death after it breaks into coop
    Three plucky chickens led by a cockerel named Dude fought off and killed a fox which broke into their hen coop.
    The birds hatched a plot to bring down the predator after it found its way into their pen looking for food.
    Owner Michelle Cordell, 43, was gobsmacked when she went to collect eggs from her brood in her garden in Langdon Hills, Basildon, Essex, and found the dead fox lying in
    their midst.
    She said: 'I was so shocked. When I went to the chicken coop they were all fine but when I went to the other side, the fox was lying there dead.

    'I've never heard of anything like this before. It's like revenge of the chicken.'
    She said the killing had happened on Saturday morning when she went to let the birds out.
    Mrs Cordell said she had shut up the sliding door of the shed on Friday night when she put the chickens to bed but thinks the fox must have nosed his way under the door.

    When she went out the next morning the door was still shut but the fox was trapped inside with the birds.

    She said: 'The door was shut as I had left it. I suppose the fox may have nosed its way underneath.
    When I opened it up, the chickens came running out, happy as anything.
    I went inside and the fox was laying there
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2010 9:37pm (Mar 2nd 2010)
     
    Oh dear - wouldn't want to mess with THOSE chickens! It must've been a terrible shock for the owner.

    Another Samson and Goliath story. I know of someone who was doing some work (electrician I think) at a pet shop (in America) when a man came in and handed over a rat. He had bought it there a few days before. Turned out he had put it in with his BIG snake as food, but the rat had killed the snake. The man left and the workman asked if he could have the rat - he figured such a plucky animal deserved a good home for the rest of its life.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 7:47pm (Mar 3rd 2010)
     
    That was a brave rat, I think I would have frozen with fear if I was confronted by one.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 9:06pm (Mar 3rd 2010)
     
    The rat had a very good life - the man adored him and the rat had a big personality! I love happy endings.
    • CommentAuthorTracyB
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd, 2010 9:12pm (Mar 3rd 2010)
     
    There was piece on our local "Look East" bbc news about the chickens that supposidly(sp) attacked the fox, they looked like lovely chickens. the duaghter opened the door to go in with them and the rooster didn't half fly at her - he was really agressive.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 9:57am (Mar 4th 2010) edited
     
    Ruling the roost: Hen that thinks it's a dog adopts litter of puppies
    A one-year-old hen that thinks it's a dog has adopted a litter of puppies much to the bemusement of their canine mother.
    Mabel has taken to keeping the small dogs warm by snuggling up to them while their mother, Nettle, sits out in the yard at a farm in Shrewsbury.
    Owners Edward and Ros Tate saved Mabel from the pot and now the hen has taken to roosting on the litter of puppies.
    Mr Tate said: 'Mabel was hatched here about a year ago. She would have gone onto someone's dinner plate but we saved her.
    'Unfortunately, she got into an accident with a horse, which accidentally trod on her foot.
    'Because of that, she gets terribly cold during the winter so we decided to bring her into the house.
    'We have a dog, Nettle, which has just given birth to a litter of pups. Within a few days of giving birth, Nettle was up and about, prowling in the yard
    Mabel observed Nettle's behaviour and, as soon as there was a chance, she hoped into the dog basket to roost on the pups.
    'She keeps them and herself warm, while Nettle is outside on the yard.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2010 10:13pm (Mar 4th 2010)
     
    Sweet little rottie pups! I hope they're good to auntie mabel when they're old enough to be a danger!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2010 8:29pm (Mar 6th 2010)
     
    Cat adopts baby squirrel

    A baby squirrel has been adopted by a cat - and become best friends with her kitten. The unlikely pals cuddle up together with 'mum' Tita in Envigado, near Medellin, Colombia,

    The two baby animals suckle on Tita's milk, scamper about the house and even share a cuddle from time to time.

    The squirrel was rescued by Ruben Gaviria who found him injured in a local park.

    He has been nursing the little rodent back to health with the help of his feline companions
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    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2010 12:02pm (Mar 7th 2010)
     
    Can you hear one big aawwwwwwww all the way from Oz, NN you find the most amazing news items, this one is so sweet.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2010 6:37pm (Mar 7th 2010)
     
    I do like the nice animal stories. The dog that won the dickin medal is just so cute I love having a look at his picture.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2010 3:19pm (Mar 8th 2010)
     
    As a snack, coconuts were certainly head and shoulders above anything else on offer in the garden.
    So this pair of comical squirrels immersed themselves in their task, nibbling every last morsel from the shells, which had been hollowed out for them by householder Jane Roberts.
    They are regular visitors to Ms Roberts' garden in Fareham, Hampshire and often used to steal the food put out for the birds, but now they are just nuts about coconuts
    Jane, 46, puts out two nuts a week and she suspends them on pieces of string from the washing line.
    She said: 'I make a large hole in the coconut so that they can get into the flesh.
    'The first time I saw them feeding, I nearly died laughing,' she said.
    'They looked just like a pair of spacemen.'
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2010 6:13pm (Mar 8th 2010)
     
    Thats Great NN i love squirrels
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 8th, 2010 9:43pm (Mar 8th 2010)
     
    What a fantastic picture! You would be laughing all day long with those 2 outside the window!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2010 2:35pm (Mar 9th 2010) edited
     
    It's an image of utter, unconditional trust.
    This baby sea otter has so much faith in its mother's ability to keep him safe that it is taking a nap curled on her stomach as she swims across an Alaskan bay.
    The pup kept its fur dry as it dozed away blissfully under the watchful eye of its parent, who was lying on her back.
    Sea otters spend most of their time on their backs and propel themselves through the water by moving their tails and hind paws from side to side.
    They float on their back while sleeping, resting or eating and use kelp or small icebergs to help them from drifting.
    While on their back, they can crack open their meals and use their chest as a flat area to eat off.
    Sea otters' fur is extremely dense with about 650,000 hairs per square inch and keeps them warm as they do not have insulating fat on their bodies
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2010 5:02pm (Mar 9th 2010)
     
    Oh NN isn't nature so beautiful its absolutely amazing look at that little one floating along no wounder its asleep :bigsmile::bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2010 7:11pm (Mar 9th 2010)
     
    Beautiful isn't it and how wonderful to see her love for her baby.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2010 7:30pm (Mar 9th 2010)
     
    It brings tears to your eyes :cry:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 9th, 2010 10:23pm (Mar 9th 2010)
     
    That's one of my favourites so far NN.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 9:57am (Mar 10th 2010)
     
    Sticking out of the crowd like a sore thumb, this rare black penguin is causing quite a stir among bird experts.

    The bird, which was spotted in Fortuna Bay, on the island of South Georgia, has been described as having a ‘one in a zillion mutation’ by ornithologist Dr Allan BakerDr Baker, of the University of Toronto, said the bird had turned black because he has lost control of his pigmentation patterns.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 6:49pm (Mar 10th 2010)
     
    Blimey NN never seen anything quite like that don,t you love penguins :heartbounce:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 6:51pm (Mar 10th 2010)
     
    That's amazing!! He looks healthy though - wonder if the mutated gene will pass to its babies?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 7:31pm (Mar 10th 2010)
     
    I love most all animals Lee, even the nastiest, uglist one are just so cute when they are babies. I had this silly thought that one penguin had his tuxedo on and the other had dressed for a funeral, or got his overalls on.
    It is an interesting thought Kate, I would have thought that it would.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 10th, 2010 9:59pm (Mar 10th 2010)
     
    I'm sure there's a reason that penguins have white fronts - probably to do with reflecting sunlight I expect - so hopefully its a recessive gene and won't mean the end of the familiar tuxedo look!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2010 5:47pm (Mar 11th 2010)
     
    I think it's to do with dressing properly for dinner, Kate...
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2010 4:57pm (Mar 16th 2010) edited
     
    A hibernating dormouse curls up in the palm of a hand, blissfully unaware he has just been rescued from almost certain death in sub-zero temperatures.
    The tiny animal can only be held for just a few seconds because its carer's warming touch would wake it prematurely.

    A gardener accidently raked its woven grass nest from under a box hedge he had trimmed near Leatherhead, Surrey.
    It may have died if left exposed to freezing temperatures or struggled to find the seeds, nuts and berries it eats if woken early.
    Mr Williams, from Surrey Wildlife Trust, examined the nest and found the mouse was healthy and sleeping inside.
    He took it to nearby Wildlife Aid animal sanctuary where the mouse can be monitored and then fed when it wakes around April or MayHazel dormice measure six to nine centimetres (2.4 to 3.5 inches) long and weigh 17 to 20 grams (0.60 to 0.71 oz). This weight can double prior to hibernation.
    The Hazel dormouse has golden-brown fur and large black eyes and is the only dormouse native to the British Isles.
    It is nocturnal and a protected species.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2010 5:14pm (Mar 16th 2010)
     
    Fantastic NN SO CUTE!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 16th, 2010 9:15pm (Mar 16th 2010)
     
    I think if you look up 'cute' in the dictionary you'll find that picture there!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2010 6:50am (Mar 17th 2010)
     
    CUTE in capitals definitley, I just wuvs him, I want one, not really but I do love micies!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2010 3:41pm (Mar 17th 2010)
     
    OH Looks Like a Clanger.... remember them

    The two-week-old youngster, who has not yet been named, is the latest animal to be born thanks to the only successful aardvark breeding group in the UK

    The latest addition to the aardvark family at Colchester Zoo is the fourth offspring for mother Oq and father Adela, and the fifth born at the zoo.

    Keepers said mother and baby will be in the rearing burrow for another month, before being moved back to be with the other aardvarks when the youngster is big enough to cope with any knocks and bumps from the adults.

    Until then, staff will be keeping a close eye on the new arrival and have been sitting in to make sure it is healthy and feeding well.

    And because newborn aardvarks have poor sight and are nocturnal and very clumsy, the keepers have even been taking the baby home at night to make sure it does not get accidentally crushed, as well as to give it supplementary feeds.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2010 6:16pm (Mar 17th 2010)
     
    Thats Wicked NN!!!!!!!!!!!!!It looks like a little plastic toy from a Dinosaur set!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2010 9:37pm (Mar 17th 2010)
     
    It doesn't look real! Its one of those ugly/cute babies. I hope he does well.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 18th, 2010 6:05am (Mar 18th 2010)
     
    yes Kate ugly and cute all at once. A very fascinating creature indeed.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2010 6:50pm (Mar 30th 2010)
     
    Ha Guys and Gals I found this and it is really interesting facts about the creatures we all love:rowofhearts::rowofhearts: Its a very long piece but incredibly interesting enjoy!!!

    http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/sentience%20in%20farm%20animals%20poultry%20chickens.htm
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2010 8:01pm (Mar 30th 2010)
     
    That is a real interesting piece Lee I will havent read all of it yet but will certainly be back for another read of it.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2010 8:02pm (Mar 30th 2010) edited
     
    Need a comfy cushion to sit on to enjoy the afternoon sun? Simples!

    This cheeky pair spotted a fellow meerkat dozing - and thought it was the perfect chance to secure themselves a comfortable backrest.

    The unfortunate animal was lying down on its front when the opportunistic pair pinned him down against a wall. The pinned down meerkat turned over and struggled for a while but then accepted its fate as it tired.

    Then, using their friend as a cushion, the victorious mammals kicked back themselves and soaked up some rays
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2010 8:13pm (Mar 30th 2010)
     
    Thats Fantastic NN they are all so relaxed including the one who is a pillow!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 12:58pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Umm to me this seems such a daft idea....
    A New York novelty store has launched a high chair for dogs. Hammacher Schlemmer says its new product 'finally allows domesticates and humans to break bread at the same table'.
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 3:41pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Now that is ridiculous NN much as i love animals they can eat on the floor not at a table but i suppose there is plenty of people in the world that will think this is fantastic.
    Can you imagine going around to have dinner with some friends and getting to the table to sit down and eat and seeing this next to you and your friend casually saying oh NN dont mind fido he is joining us for dinner!!!!!!!!!!what would you do????????? :surprised:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 5:11pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    I'm not sure dogs' table manners are any worse than those of some brats I've been forced to share a dinnertable with...:\
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 7:23pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    Ha ha I know Lee I couldn't believe it when I saw it and thought it would raise a choice comment ot two. Goodness knows what I would do I think I would collapse with laughter and then say how rude he has his elbows on the table ha ha.

    I quite agree CC I hate bad table manners and it isn't always the kiddies some adults have disgusting table manners as well, it does put me off my food.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 12th, 2010 10:33pm (Apr 12th 2010)
     
    The meerkat picture has just been used on "Have I Got News For You"! (BBC2 TV programme in England)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 7:35pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    A wildlife photographer spotted this antelope with its own 'website'.... A spider had made its home between the antlers of the impala in South Africa's Kruger National Park
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 8:43pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    Its all over his face too - that must be really itchy if the way they make us feel when we inadvertently stumble into one is anything to go by!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 8:47pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    When you think about it it is a great opportunity for the spider to get plenty of food really!!!he is on the move all the time though how can he relax!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 8:48pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    Good point! Its amazing how many co-operative pairings there are in the animal kingdom.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 13th, 2010 8:54pm (Apr 13th 2010)
     
    Kate if the antelope sits down and falls asleep and the spider decides to go of for a walk he could portentously loose his home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 7:39pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    EH UP.... portentously .... thats a big word Lee !!!!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:13pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Yes NN I have been known to use the odd long word even though i did bunk school all the time!!!:mdr:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:15pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Ha ha I was worried you were getting all posh on us
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:18pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Not me NN :devil::devil::devil:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:21pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    PHew thank goodness for that I like you just the way you are !!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:23pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Did you see the falcon site I posted? Last year Ronald gave us a eagle site to watch as well it was amazing to see them grow. I might suggest to Grandad North that we visit the falcons this year as the have special days for photographing them later in the year
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:25pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    No NN i Did not see the site you posted ware is it because i would love to see it!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:28pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Second one in the Lounge under Peregrine falcon 2010
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:39pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Thanks NN I got it thats fantastic!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:44pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    I thought you would like it Lee, it was wonderful watching the little chicks and seeing them testing their little wings ready for their first flights
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:49pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    So are they hatched now NN because she is sitting at the moment i cannot see if they are eggs under her or chicks!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 14th, 2010 8:52pm (Apr 14th 2010)
     
    Just eggs as far as I can see. They do have a diary and blog on there somewhere as well.They had three chicks last year
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 15th, 2010 8:23pm (Apr 15th 2010)
     
    Shaun the lamb is a real woolly jumper in his hand knitted blue pullover. A member of public answered an appeal to knit jumpers for five orphaned lambs at Crealy Adventure Park, near Exeter

    No I didnt make them !!!
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 7:39am (Apr 16th 2010) edited
     
    Well i was up on my sisters farm over easter helping with the lambing and when they are born they do have to come in for a few days just to get strong as it it still quite cold right in the middle of a high exposed field i can tell you!!! could have done with one of them myself :knit:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 11:38am (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    I can just visualise Lee bounding about the field wearing one of those tingy wingy jumpers!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 6:24pm (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    Now that would be very funny Ollie!!!!!!!!:rolling:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 7:37pm (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    How lovely to be on your sisters farm Lee and getting hands on, I just adore doing things like that.

    Ha ha that would be funny Ollie he could fling his arms out and sing "the hilly fields are alive with the sound of sheep's bleating" just like on that film !!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 8:19pm (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    NN said "How lovely to be on your sisters farm Lee and getting hands on, I just adore doing things like that."

    Now from what I understand about lambing it's more of - getting your hands IN...

    It makes me cringe to see how shepherds deal with birth. I can remember pulling into the side of road to watch one going from sheep to sheep yanking the lambs out without any hesitation.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 8:22pm (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    Ok Girls is it time to gang up on Lee:bigsmile:!!!!!!!!!!!!! but that is a very funny thought NN because when we went out looking for Yews that had given birth in the fields it was on a big hill just like the film!!!!!I am picturing myself now!!!!!!!!!! not a nice vision!!:bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 8:31pm (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    Hee hee you mean ewes not yews thats inless you are looking for a few trees. But I know what you mean really I just got a vision of you all checking all the different trees around the field. bellowing out I got one and it has red berries!!!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2010 8:33pm (Apr 16th 2010)
     
    Told you the other night NN I did not go to school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smile: