Archive for the 'Animals' Category

Beware of falling cows

Can someone calculate the odds for me?

MANSON, Chelan County — A Chelan County fire chief says a couple were lucky they weren’t killed by a cow that fell off a cliff and smashed their minivan. The 600-pound cow fell about 200 feet and landed on the hood of the minivan [...]

National Alpaca Farm Day

The National Alpaca Farm Day website is a must see. They’ve got the best flash alpaca animation I’ve seen in several weeks.

We are excited to present the National Alpaca Farm Day September 29-30, 2007. The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association marketing committee has designed a comprehensive plan to increase awareness of alpacas. [...]

Wayward ostriches in Seattle

A couple of wayward ostriches — which had been chased from their home by a band of marauding dogs — caused a spectacle Sunday as they ran back and forth on a busy SeaTac road before being corralled by police and animal control officers. Ostriches on the loose cause Sea-Tac [...]

Newsflash: Manatee’s not slow-witted!

Yup, that’s right, Manatee’s might not be as stupid as you think.

Researchers contend that if the plant-eating beasts seem slow-witted, it is because they faced no threats to their survival before the advent of boat propellers. “They’re not under any selection pressure to evolve the rapid-type behavior we’ve associated with [...]

Goats, goats and more goats in Seattle

(Seattle) City Light has contracted with Healing Hooves to clear blackberries and brush from a steep slope at the north end of a City Light substation in the 800 block of Northeast 75th Street. The plan is for the herd of 250 female goats to graze on the brush. The city calls it [...]