As a raccoon spent much of Tuesday climbing a 25-story skyscraper in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, the world watched, terrified that this suspense story would end in a tragic plummet. (It didn’t.)
Every evening I take a half hour or so and drive a little, then walk into some woods where I have plastic bowls and plates set out for the two foxes I feed and water.
Sometimes I see them, but most of the time I don’t. The small one, who probably weighs no more than a few pounds, came up to within a few feet of me on Thursday at dusk to snatch a few bites of iced oatmeal cookie off a plate, one of the food items I put out. Mostly, I give them pizza that’s no longer hot and ready, which I get free from a certain pizza restaurant.
As you can see from looking at the two and a half minute video above, they are a nervous animal.
An Aussie fellow has a fox eating out of his hand. I’m a long way from being there. Poor volume:
A curious bear visited a small Louisiana town for his own reasons.
According to the police, the townsfolk were scared of the bear.
At least the curious creature wasn’t shot and killed, which is good news, although fear of generally harmless black bears isn’t something to be proud of.
I know another black creature that’s far more of a threat to public safety.
BATON ROUGE — A 350-pound Louisiana black bear was “arrested” after wreaking havoc in Winnfield for a week, making stops at the courthouse, Earl K. Long Park, the sheriff’s lawn and the library among other sites.
A Louisiana fire department issued a warning to be on the lookout for snakes when it published the photo above.
The snake pictured is harmless to humans (unless you count fear as harm) and was captured and released in nearby woods.
Read the story at NOLA.
Here’s another sad story of black genocide in Africa. Only this story isn’t about white farmers in South Africa, but about lions in Uganda.
On the whole, preserving wildlife is a white thing. The future looks dim for the wildlife, but people of European descent have to keep fighting and hope that a virus wipes out most of the black population one day.
Eleven lions from an endangered species have been found poisoned to death at a national park in Uganda.
When a 72-year-old Spanish man was ripped from his wolf family at age 19 he had to assimilate into Spain’s white culture. He was not happy.
Imagine him having to integrate into a city like Detroit instead of a village in Spain.
Unless we today can win the race war that’s been forced on us, our descendants are going to be like Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja–longing for a distant past when they might have felt a part of a human pack. Because the savages our descendants will be forced to live among are less kind and generous than the wolves.
A Spanish man who lived with wolves for 12 years says he can’t adapt to human society and misses his feral lifestyle.
Speaking to El País, 72-year-old Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja said he was never able to integrate with humans after being torn away from his wolf pack when he was 19. Although he has tried to return to the mountains, Pantoja says his bond with the wolves has been lost, leaving him stranded between two worlds and at home in neither.
As I’m posting this, I’m waiting to see if my two foxes are coming up to the library to eat the foods I put out for them.
I’m not sure I would want to live with foxes, but hanging out with them would sure teach me some things about stealth.
We mourn the loss of another species.
Black African poachers and the Asian males looking to be sexually rejuvenated by rhino horn are responsible.
The white man in Africa is doing his best to save the wildlife, but it’s a losing battle.
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino has died. It’s a poignant moment, not just because a majestic animal who happened to be the last of his kind is dead, but because it was so avoidable.