August 22, 2019

Multiculturalism Among Wolves

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300+ Reindeer Killed by Lightning – Must Be Global Warming

In Norway, it is reported that well over 300 reindeer were killed after being struck by lightning. The world is full of ignorant morons who will say this happened because of global warming. However, in the report it says it’s a “natural” occurrence but a bit rare that so many would die from a lightning strike.

I recently read a person’s comments, gathered from somewhere in “cyber psycho-space” that places like this are holy and should be treated as holy. If these places are holy then I think we should seriously consider changing the definition of holy…oh, wait. The Vatican already did that.

Then for sure, we can now say this place where 300 and more reindeer got fried from lightning, is holy. At least the elk are holy, as I’m sure the power of the lightning bolt blew holes all through the reindeer.

Fight absurdity with absurdity?

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More than 11,000 Norwegians line up to shoot 16 wolves

The number of those registering to hunt wolves in the 2015-16 season compares with just under 10,000 people registered for the 2013-14 season – the last for which figures are available, according to the Norwegian Association for Fishing and Hunting.

Source: More than 11,000 Norwegians line up to shoot 16 wolves | World news | The Guardian

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Norway imprisons five men for hunting wolves – UPI.com

Norway on Tuesday handed down prison sentences to five men accused of hunting wolves last year, the first such case to be prosecuted in the Scandinavian country, where wolf populations are drastically low.

The case at the South Oesterdal District Court in eastern Norway ended with the main defendant receiving a one-year, eight-month sentence, while four others were given sentences between six months and a year, as well as hunting bans of various lengths. A sixth defendant was not charged.

Source: Norway imprisons five men for hunting wolves – UPI.com

For copy of wolf necropsy report in this case.

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So Cold Fish Frozen in Place

I can’t say I ever remember seeing this unbelievable phenomenon happening before, but I’m guessing it probably has. Evidently it got so cold so quickly that these fish were frozen in place as they swam.<<<More Pictures and Info>>>

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Hobbs Brook Waterfalls

During my annual hunting trip to Maine this fall, we had our share of rain. As a matter of fact, it rained everyday but yet I hunted everyday as well. As a result of the rain, including rains we received from “Superstorm” Sandy, brooks and ponds had pretty high water levels.

On one of my outings, I intended to cross Hobbs Brook as depicted in the video below. Perhaps in my younger days I would have attempted a jump over the water and landed on one of the moss-covered rocks on the other bank but at age 60 I think I made a wise decision not to attempt it.

Hobbs Brook headwaters is Furlong Pond. Interestingly enough out in the middle of Furlong Pond is the intersection of three Maine towns; Albany, Norway and Greenwood. The brook flows in a general southerly direction and passes just south of Speck Pond, near where the waterfalls in the video can be found.

Near the falls the brook crosses the Waterford town line and eventually flows into Crooked River, on to Sebago Lake; one of Maine’s larger lakes.

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