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This story definitely falls under the category "don't try this at home." Not that you would ever be likely to meet a mountain lion at your home, but you get the idea. For one woman in Colorado the meeting happened while hiking and you won't believe what she did to keep the big cat from attacking her. She must have really hit the right note.
The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone, but are certainly not forgotten. Reflecting on the two animal avatars created for the event, many of us probably mistook them as Pokémon Go characters let loose in Rio de Janeiro [even despite a Brazilian ban in place.]
It seems that most places have memories and tales of an animal that stands out in the hearts and minds of the locals. In England it was Olly, a cat that lived at the Manchester Airport. In Japan it was Tama, a cat that was made stationmaster at a train station. In Colorado it was Shep, a stray dog that came to live at the tollbooths along the Boulder-Denver Turnpike.
Also known as TADSAW INC, the Train a Dog Save a Warrior organization is a veritable life-saver to veterans coping with PTSD. Read about their admirable work with canines who serve as "battle buddies."
Recovering from potential extinction involves a lot of effort, money and a strong species unwilling to go the way of the dinosaur. Such species do exist. The one highlighted today is the miniature island foxes who are indigenous to California’s Channel Islands.
Humans are not the only athletes on the planet to compete in the Olympics. In fact, the Hallmark Channel thinks cats are just as athletic and need their own dedicated tournament to show their prowess in sporting activities, too.