Archive for ‘wild cat!’

October 27, 2010

Hostage Imposter

The technical name for this bug is Stenolemus bituberus, but I’ll just call it a Black Ops bug since it goes behind enemy lines to devour the unsuspecting predator-now-turned-into-prey. The Black Ops bug purposely lands itself in a spider’s web. The spider will then sense via vibration that something is caught and will routinely proceed to locate the new captor, wrap it up in more web, and consume it. As the spider nears, the Black Ops bug stops feigning weakness and proceeds to attack and eat the spider!

There are however, some instances where the spider counter attacks and actually overpowers the Black Ops bug. No risk, no reward I guess. Got to be in it to win it, keep your game tight!

More details at Wired.

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July 11, 2010

Shark Attack!

An unusually rare display of shark on shark violence, the already considered large 10 foot great white shark below is shown brutalized by an even larger monster.

Amazingly, the shark in the photo was still alive when captured by fisherman off the shore of Queensland! Judging by size of the bites, experts estimate that the attacking shark measures up to about 20 feet (!!!) in length.

more details @ Daily Mail.

June 18, 2010

NEED

April 27, 2010

and a good night it is..

April 5, 2010

best friends

March 28, 2010

Invasion of NYC by COYOTES!

Due to a declining number of hunters, coyotes won’t just be problems for farmers in New York anymore. While coyote sightings have become more and more common in Manhattan, authorities suggest that this trend will increase exponentially by autumn of this year. Why in Fall? Because coyote pups are born around this season in the wooded areas of New York and will be big enough to travel into the city after summer passes.

And why now? Is it due to all the earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunamis that have been pounding human civilization recently? Well to think that is just absurd. The reason for this besides the decreased numbers of humans shooting the coyotes with powerful rifles is the growth of New York farmlands being converted back to their natural wooded areas.

“I think you’re going to see more in the city because there are a lot of coyotes around the city who can make their way in and get lost,” said Ward Stone, of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, “It’s got to be pretty bewildering for a coyote to get lost in the city.”

If you find your self in a situation that faces you off with a coyote, or worse yet, coyotes, here are some tips that Joshua Piven, co-author of The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, which by the way is highly entertaining and full of useful knowledge at the same time:

* Since climbing a tree can help you in the wild, try to scramble up a fire escape.

* Use a garbage-can lid as a shield.

* If the coyote comes at you, open up your coat wide to look bigger.

* Don’t try to run; the coyote is faster.

* If you’re sure it’s going to attack, wave a stick at it or throw a rock to scare it away.

* If you’re with a child, put him or her on your shoulders out of the coyote’s reach.

* If all else fails, point to a rat and run.

Remember, coyotes are lower on the totem pole of carnivores, as they often scavenge or hunt smaller game, so I wouldn’t worry too much unless you are a child, have a child, are a dog, or have a dog. If such is the case, then I would recommend carrying some type of weaponry to fend off the low end predators.

Perhaps something like this SOG Fusuion Tactical Tomahawk:

Or just the traditional machete:

But I would probably forgo the shotgun due to the legality issues within the state of New York.

Full story @ the New York Post

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February 10, 2010

Just waiting for it to grow a little fatter..

Look how calm the prey is as the cheetah is about to deal a fatal bite!

Even more unlikely than the prey actually being so calm is that they’re actually best friends.

Alright, not best friends, but they are being friendly. This amazing phenomenon is not fabricated and someone was lucky enough to capture this moment. I wonder how often things like this really happen.

January 18, 2010

mega battle

January 17, 2010

mini everything

December 23, 2009

Tasmanian Devil

Learned that the Tasmanian Devil was not just a dope cartoon character when I was lucky enough to go to Australia when I was just a young little kid.

These cute little precious animals are always wreaking havoc and running around creating a wild rumpus. If I had to be a land animal, I would definitely look like a Red Panda and act like a Tasmanian Devil. OR I’d just be a Velociraptor.