tio's neato nature thread

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Cute animals, like ginger cats and tree kangaroos, are reminders of how vile and superfluous most humans are.
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Both superfluous and superficial.
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If you thought the honey badger don't give a shit, meet the honey buzzard.

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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Well, he's going to have to resign his seat now in the Pinnepedian Congress.
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dbcooper wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 18:22
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WAT?
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That’s horrifying.

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What you need to know here for watching the meteor shower is "It's pretty damn cold".
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Same here. Last night's overnight low was predicted to be 35°F. Tonight is 41.
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I think I just saw a bit of it outside in Nola. Blue streaking light. Moved very fast.
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We’re getting halfassed snow.
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I just woke up and could go look for the meteors but frankly it's too cold.
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The bitter cold which set in over a week ago has brought a larger, and more varied, flock of birds to our feeding station. Today this fellow showed up.
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He issued a single diminutive cry, almost a mew. It doesn't show on my pic, but he had a touch of red at the throat, though not on the crown.
Even so, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker with muted winter plumage is as near as I can place him.
Definitely not a Downy or Hairy.

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Got a better look at him today. There's hint of red on the crown and yellow on the breast, so I'm sure he's a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. If not winter plumage, then perhaps he was a juvenile still filling in his adult plumage.
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YLSNED

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I think I work with that dolphin.
At the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi, Kelly the dolphin has built up quite a reputation. All the dolphins at the institute are trained to hold onto any litter that falls into their pools until they see a trainer, when they can trade the litter for fish. In this way, the dolphins help to keep their pools clean.

Kelly has taken this task one step further. When people drop paper into the water she hides it under a rock at the bottom of the pool. The next time a trainer passes, she goes down to the rock and tears off a piece of paper to give to the trainer. After a fish reward, she goes back down, tears off another piece of paper, gets another fish, and so on. This behaviour is interesting because it shows that Kelly has a sense of the future and delays gratification. She has realised that a big piece of paper gets the same reward as a small piece and so delivers only small pieces to keep the extra food coming. She has, in effect, trained the humans.

Her cunning has not stopped there. One day, when a gull flew into her pool, she grabbed it, waited for the trainers and then gave it to them. It was a large bird and so the trainers gave her lots of fish. This seemed to give Kelly a new idea. The next time she was fed, instead of eating the last fish, she took it to the bottom of the pool and hid it under the rock where she had been hiding the paper. When no trainers were present, she brought the fish to the surface and used it to lure the gulls, which she would catch to get even more fish. After mastering this lucrative strategy, she taught her calf, who taught other calves, and so gull-baiting has become a hot game among the dolphins.
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Neato.

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Also, that dolphin is in the top 20th percentile for intelligence in Mississippi.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

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