Friday, July 13, 2012
From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
- Knock, Knock, Who's There? Bigfoot! — Woodland engineering from Sasquatch?
- iSquatch — A new iPhone app designed to help Bigfoot hunters...
Here are a selection of mystery cat stories from around the world.
Learning to see the landscape through the eyes of a wild carnivore helps Bay Area residents appreciate the essential ecological roles bobcats, mountain lions, and other predators play in ecosystems. New research shows that lion leftovers feed a ...
Modern cats diverged from their sabre-toothed ancestors early in evolutionary history to follow a separate trajectory, a study says, also showing a deep separation between domestic cats and big cats.#
Science Daily (press release)
There was also a marked separation between modern small-medium cats (that is, the domestic cat and its close relatives, the cheetah, puma, ocelot, serval and lynx) and modern big cats (such as the lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar), with a divergence in ...
Chico News & Review
Now, cougar allies and advocates worry that the incident—the first California attack on a person since 2007—may generate unwarranted publicity and excitement over the presence of the big cats in a time when their numbers may be dropping. “Every time ...
There will be lots of lion around at the 195th Jefferson County Fair, Tuesday through July 15 in Watertown. One of the daily acts, free with fair admission, is the Big Cat Encounter show. The animals in the show come from the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf ...
The Ashland Police Department responded to another big cat sighting this morning.
Police responded to Cheer Street in Ashland, but couldn't find a cougar or mountain lion.
By Rick Meril
His feelings that the big cat has not roamed its historical USA territory(California across to the Carolinas) for 100+ years and therefore concentration on protecting the Jaguar should focus on Central and South America where populations still ...
PRINCE Michael of Kent's eyes are fixed with the intense glare of a big cat homing in on its prey. He is talking about one of his driving passions, the fight to save the mighty Amur Tiger and, for once, he picks up the faint scent of success. His ...
Police and wildlife experts say do not approach a big cat, call 911.
Bhubaneswar, July 4: An evening walk through a busy market checking the wares displayed in the shops are perfectly normal. Only if the walker does not ...
Yesterday was a peculiar and mildly unpleasant one mostly because of the problems with Prudence.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudence-gonzo-daily-dog.htmlWe sincerely hope that today will be better, for us and for her. However you came here to read the latest blog posts not to read me bellyaching about a bulldog's bladder, so on with the show:
We start off today with a link to a news story about the one and only Jefferson Starship, and their plans to visit Israel for gigs later in the year.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/jefferson-starship-plans-to-rock-tel.html
Martin Stephenson really is a very special and singular talent. It seems that wherever he goes he attracts warm and sympathetic reviews. I really have to get him to play down in Devon...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/link-martin-stephenson-darwen-library.html
With a quote from 'The Clash' we are proud and chuffed to announce that the new album by Michael Des Barres, which - as you might have gathered from us over the last few weeks - is a bloody smasher, is now available on iTunes. Check it out. NOW! If you don't, you will have me to answer to...http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/michael-des-barres-this-is-public.html
Yesterday we posted a story called 'Another Chris Squire Interview'. Today's title is mighty similar, and as you might have guessed, I found both these Yes-related stories at the same time and posted them in the wrong order. My bad!http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/yes-interesting-chris-squire-interview.html
Rick Wakeman likes cats and does his bit for animal welfare. I like cats (and most other beasts) and do my bit for animal welfare. We have a lot in common. However, he play's piano like his soul was touched by the Gods of Olympus. I play piano like a left handed giant panda with a perceptual disorder. That is why his news story is more interesting than mine would have been.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/rick-wakeman-at-cats-protection-league.html
And finally... Merrell Fankhauser writes to me on occasion saying jolly nice things about the Gonzo Daily. I very much appreciate that. He also sends me bits and bobs, like this review from Shindig magazine..http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/merrel-fankhauser-sent-me-this-review.html
Well, that is about it for today. I am sorry that my prose is slightly less inspired than usual, but I have been fielding telephone calls from the vet on and off all morning and am ever-so-slightly frazzled.
See you tomorrow, which - if all goes to plan - will be another of my sunday rhyming epics...
On this day in 1960 Jane Goodall arrived in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to begin her study of the chimpanzees there.
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Chimpanzees in their natural habitat (moving pianos and drinking tea) :
Just gone up at Frontiers of Zoology:http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2012/07/crater-lake-monster-again.html
And at the Frontiers of Anthropology:http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/07/some-new-videos-from-kakha-margiani.html
Just a couple of quickies to get back in the flow of publishing blogs again.
Jeff Meldrum just asked me for more info on Japanese Yokai Hairy humanoids and so I'm working on that one next.Best Wishes, Dale D.
I had a long discussion with Lars Thomas earlier today. He has more news on the analysis of the hair samples brought back from
In a related piece of news, Lars has been working on a scat sample preserved in alcohol sent to us by one of Richard’s Ukrainian colleague from the 2008 Russian expedition.
Unfortunately, the DNA laboratories have closed for the summer and therefore attempts at DNA sequencing have not been done. However, Lars has extracted a number of hairs from the faecal mass, and we are able to confirm that they are from small rodents. Whatever produced the scat had been feeding on mice and other small mammals of that ilk. We will keep you informed of developments as we get them.
It takes a long time to do and is a fairly tedious task so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD
Bigcatsinsussex research into wild big cats in Sussex to promote understanding and tolerance of these elusive creatures....