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53 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

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You've gone native very fast. :P

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1 hour ago, En Passant said:

You've gone native very fast. :P

Aye, when in... er........ Rome?....

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A leopard attacks and kills a game park employee's 2-year old son.
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A motorcyclist died Thursday night after hitting a deer west of Lebanon, IN.  

When first responders arrived, the motorcyclist was located and transported to a Witham Hospital by ambulance, where the sheriff’s office say he was pronounced dead.  Officers say the deer was found deceased due to the impact.
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A dead woman discovered over the weekend in a Costco parking lot in California had been attacked by dogs, according to Bakersfield police.  The woman — who was homeless, in her 30s or 40s and has not been identified — was found with traumatic dog attack injuries around 6 a.m.

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In case you didn't already know, this week is National Swift Awareness Week.

 

Before you die, please take a few minutes to find out why they're perhaps one of the world's greatest birds.

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14 minutes ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

In case you didn't already know, this week is National Swift Awareness Week.

 

Before you die, please take a few minutes to find out why they're perhaps one of the world's greatest birds.

 

Not a swift read but lots of incredible facts.

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36 minutes ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

In case you didn't already know, this week is National Swift Awareness Week.

 

Before you die, please take a few minutes to find out why they're perhaps one of the world's greatest birds.

 

Did you follow the Exeter St Michael & All Angels Mount Dinham falcons?

 

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As a lad I never could tell the difference between a swift and a swallow. Soon remedied that when I grew up, mind. ^_^

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11 minutes ago, Cat O'Falk said:

 

Did you follow the Exeter St Michael & All Angels Mount Dinham falcons?

 

 

Not recently, but when I was at college many moons ago, I used to be able to see them from the window of my politics class.  

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1 hour ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

 

Not recently, but when I was at college many moons ago, I used to be able to see them from the window of my politics class.  


I worked on the 26th floor of Comerica Tower in downtown Detroit, where a nesting pair of peregrines reside (they reside in the city, not my ledge lol).  One day one of them decided to rest (or perch? lol) on the ledge outside the massive 16' window I had overlooking Detroit River and Canada.  About 10 minutes later -- gone.  But fun while it lasted.

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The body of a boy was recovered from a pond.  Police say the 12-year-old was playing with his three younger brothers Tuesday night.  "Rescue personnel learned that four brothers, ages 7, 11, 11 and 12, came to the pond to release a turtle. The boy was in the pond for approximately 1 and a half to 2 hours before being recovered.
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As Sir Creep was driving through wee Zephyr, TX...

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A Washington (state) woman, hoping an octopus on the face would make for a prize-winning photo, instead wound up with something she never expected: a faceful of pain and a trip to the hospital.

Jamie Bisceglia was participating in a fishing derby in the South Sound near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge last Friday when a group of men in the competition snagged an octopus.  Bisceglia, 45, recalled asking the men for the juvenile Pacific octopus they’d snagged, saying, “I’d like to eat it for dinner.”  She asked a number of men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.”

Jamie was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday.

And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said.

Jamie Bisceglia told Fox News she asked a group of men to photograph her with the octopus

“And then all of a sudden its beak entered my chin and my eyes popped open wide and they could all see that I was getting attacked, and the photos are taken at the moment it was attacking me.”

The sensation was vivid and unforgettable. “Oh my gosh,” she said, “when it bites you it feels like it’s barbed and if I pulled it out it was going to take out my flesh.”  Once she eventually pulled the octopus off, she said, the pain was so intense, and the bleeding lasted for a half-hour.  She still didn’t go to the hospital for two days, determined to finish two back-to-back fishing derbies first.  Between derbies, she even went to a friend’s house, cooked the octopus for dinner and “enjoyed a beautiful meal that was delicious. I got a little revenge,” she added.

The next day she competed in the second derby. But when she woke up after, she realized she had to see a doctor immediately.   “I could tell I couldn’t swallow properly and I could tell when I opened my eyes it was kind of blurry, the left side of my face, my throat, my glands were swollen and it felt my left side of my face was paralyzed,” Bisceglia said.

Doctors informed her the swelling could last for months. And “I have to take tons of medicine, three different heavy doses of antibiotics and I’m taking milk thistle, which is supposed to help with the venom.”

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Never seen Alien then.

Probably better if she doesn't now.

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15 hours ago, En Passant said:

Never seen Alien then.

Probably better if she doesn't now.


She may not have to watch it lol...
what is the gestation period?..... 

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A bit of irony from the animal kingdom.

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