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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2017, 13:39 »
 
Okay, there is "hands on" and then there is "HANDS ON" ... I'll let you guess which one this is ... http://goo.gl/B8dFxG

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2017, 04:40 »
Their diligence paid off. Perhaps it thought it was a "Honey" pot and they should name it Pooh Bear!

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2017, 13:04 »
Marine police, animal control rescue frozen coyote trapped on pier ladder
CBC News / Mar 13, 2017


A coyote was rescued after getting itself stuck at the Burlington Canal on Sunday.


A concerned citizen waved Hamilton police marine unit officers over to the ship canal wall to help rescue a coyote that was stuck and had its fur frozen by the spray Sunday. (Hamilton Police Marine Unit/Twitter)

Const. Ben Rushton said officers were out on regular patrol when a concerned citizen waved them over to the canal wall and showed them where a coyote was wedged behind a ladder that leads down to the water.

"Nobody knows how or why the coyote ended up there," Rushton said. "Because of some of the spray, its fur was frozen to the concrete."

Hamilton police's Marine Unit got in touch with animal control workers in Hamilton and Burlington, who were able to free the coyote after checking to make sure it didn't have any injuries.



Source: CBC News - Marine police, animal control rescue frozen coyote trapped on pier ladder


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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2017, 23:25 »
Polar bear with strange headgear:



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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2017, 23:31 »
What is it with bears and buckets?

 

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2017, 02:43 »
Sad ending for a young bull moose in Winnipeg

No need to tranquilize moose near Investors Group Field, says wildlife biologist

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/loose-moose-dies-banjo-bowl-1.4283909


Conservation officers to blame for IGF Moose death: wildlife biologist

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/moose-that-delayed-banjo-bowl-dies-after-transport-443754693.html

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2017, 01:40 »
Woman who ran into coyote shocked to find it - 35 km later - alive and stuck in the grille of her car

Source: http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/woman-who-ran-into-coyote-shocked-to-find-it-35-km-later-alive-and-stuck-to-grille-of-her-car

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2017, 16:05 »
Nice story - can't help but put a smile on your face  :D

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2017, 21:30 »
Incident report of Banjo Bowl moose immobilization lays no blame

An incident report has been released on the September 9 moose chase that took place near Investors Group Field.

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/3855109/incident-report-of-banjo-bowl-moose-immobilization-lays-no-blame/

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2017, 01:16 »
Police dog finds near-frozen kittens beside remote dirt road

By Darren Bernhardt, CBC News Posted: Dec 06, 2017 1:31 PM CT Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017 1:31 PM CT

A cold, evening walk in rural Manitoba became a rescue mission for an RCMP officer and his canine partner.

Const. Taylor Burns and his service dog Hix were getting some after-work exercise Monday night, walking a dark, dirt road alongside a snowy field in the Woodlands area, when Hix caught a scent and darted off.


Two of the kittens that Hix caught a scent of were able to be saved; unfortunately, it was too late for the others.

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #57 on: December 08, 2017, 14:06 »
THIS IS INCREDIBLY SAD -  I would say don't watch the video below but this is something we have caused and we should have to see what we have, and are continuing, to do.  I'm not posting a photo because that makes it easier not to watch the video, even just a couple of seconds of it.  If this wasn't enough of a warning then you didn't read it.


Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land
By Sarah Gibbens / National Geographic / 7 Dec 2017

video & story = https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/polar-bear-starving-arctic-sea-ice-melt-climate-change-spd/

When photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy arrived in the Baffin Islands, they came across a heartbreaking sight: a starving polar bear on its deathbed.

Nicklen is no stranger to bears. From the time he was a child growing up in Canada's far north the biologist turned wildlife photographer has seen over 3,000 bears in the wild. But the emaciated polar bear, featured in videos Nicklen published to social media on December 5, was one of the most gut-wrenching sights he's ever seen.

"We stood there crying—filming with tears rolling down our cheeks," he said.

Video shows the polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. One of the bear's back legs drags behind it as it walks, likely due to muscle atrophy. Looking for food, the polar bear slowly rummages through a nearby trashcan used seasonally by Inuit fishers. It finds nothing and resignedly collapses back down onto the ground.

In the days since Nicklen posted the footage, he's been asked why he didn’t intervene.

"Of course, that crossed my mind," said Nicklen. "But it's not like I walk around with a tranquilizer gun or 400 pounds of seal meat."

And even if he did, said Nicklen, he only would have been prolonging the bear's misery. Plus, feeding wild polar bears is illegal in Canada.

The wildlife photographer says he filmed the bear's slow, beleaguered death because he didn't want it to die in vain.

"When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like. Bears are going to starve to death," said Nicklen. "This is what a starving bear looks like."

The Climate Change Link

By telling the story of one polar bear, Nicklen hopes to convey a larger message about how a warming climate has deadly consequences.

Polar bears have long been unwitting mascots for the effects of climate change. As animals that live only in Arctic regions, they're often the first to feel the impacts of warming temperatures and rising seas.

The large, half-ton bears find concentrations of seals on sea ice. During summer months, it's not uncommon for polar bears to go months without eating while they wait for Arctic ice to solidify.

In 2002, a World Wildlife Fund report predicted that climate change could eventually lead to polar bear endangerment or extinction. Even then, the report found that polar bears were moving from ice to land earlier and staying on land longer, unhealthily extending the bears' fasting season. By the end of summer, most bears studied by the World Wildlife Fund showed signs of starvation.

Fifteen years later, polar bears' icy hunting grounds are in even worse shape. The National Snow and Ice Data Center, which tracks sea ice cover annually, has regularly noted record lows in sea ice coverage—a decline that is expected to only get worse.

A study recently published in the journal Biosciences looked at how climate science is often falsely discredited. The study found climate deniers are able to downplay the threat of climate change by discrediting the threat facing polar bears.

However, a study published last year by the European Geosciences Union and this year by the U.S. Geological Survey confirms melting sea ice continues to be an existential threat to polar bears.

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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2017, 16:23 »
THIS IS INCREDIBLY SAD -  I would say don't watch the video below but this is something we have caused and we should have to see what we have, and are continuing, to do.  I'm not posting a photo because that makes it easier not to watch the video, even just a couple of seconds of it.  If this wasn't enough of a warning then you didn't read it.

Undoubtedly, it was incredibly sad to watch this starving polar bear ... I would not have been able to stand by and watch an animal suffering so severely without trying to seek help ... still, realizing the various ways we've contributed to the loss of habitat for many species of wildlife - all around the world - is very distressing.
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Re: News + Videos: Land Mammals
« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2017, 14:59 »
Here's a sweet dog who is nearly 15 years old and still continues to brighten up the lives of many people. :)

Rusty, Winnipeg's glasses-wearing hospital therapy dog, to be honoured with ceremony

George Ames and his therapy dog Rusty volunteer at St. Boniface Hospital 3 days a week

CBC News Posted: Dec 14, 2017 10:15 AM CT Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017 10:15 AM CT

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-rusty-dog-hospital-1.4448212