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Posted January 4, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

If you have been around long enough then you can remember the popular Land Shark bit from the early days of Saturday Night Live. For three brothers in Minnesota they may be far too young to remember Land Sharks, but they came up with their own version for the holidays -- a snow shark. This is their third marine snow sculpture in as many years. Previously they favored their neighbors with a puffer fish and a walrus.

Posted January 3, 2014 by Arnold Carreiro

Nothing will put a damper on a tourist’s summertime dip than having a school of feisty palometa fish biting off your toes! Gez- It’s like an animal attack movie come to life…

Posted January 3, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

Just as Colorado becomes the first state in the union to legalize recreational marijuana, word is spreading that dolphins also have a way of getting high. The popular marine mammals apparently use the toxin expelled by the puffer fish to get their own version of a Rocky Mountain high. Too bad John Denver isn't still around to write one of his songs about it.

Posted January 2, 2014 by Laurie Kay Olson

The horse-drawn carriages of Central Park in New York City have become an iconic image for tourism. That tradition, which began in 1935, may be on the way to extinction if the Big Apple's new mayor has his way. Bill de Blasio took office on January 1, 2014. To get himself elected, he promised to end the traditional carriage rides. The idea is pitting traditionalists and animal rights activists against one another.

Posted December 29, 2013 by Ron Callari

Peter Dinklage's portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the 'Game of Thrones'
makes him a warrior of consequence, irrespective of his size. Norman
Reedus as the 'Walking Dead's' number-one archer has evolved into the
guy you'd most like to have fighting for you if we were ever struck by
an Zombie Apocalypse. However in real life, both of these fine actors
have their collaborative soft sides.

Posted December 26, 2013 by Creature Features

Call it a Christmas miracle or simply a case of a cat whose sense of smell was dulled by seasonal ice and snow, but Meow-Meow is back in the arms of his loving family once again! The sweater-wearing black cat vanished on the evening of December 22nd but made it back to his Halifax, Nova Scotia home just in time for the opening of holiday gifts.

Posted December 26, 2013 by Ron Callari

There are certain animals walking this planet that adversely affect the
habitats and bioregions they invade. They are technically called
"invasive animal species," but according to adventurer, hunter,
scientist and author Jackson Landers, they are also considered "aliens."
The European Union defines "Invasive Alien Species" as those that are, firstly, outside their natural distribution area, and secondly, threaten biological diversity.

Posted December 24, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

Back in October an injured pit bull that was near death was rescued by Andi Davis as she was hiking on a mountain in Arizona. Her heart immediately went out to the animal and she picked up the 47-pound dog and carried him a half mile down the mountain. Then she took him to the Arizona Humane Society where they discovered that he had been shot.