Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

Size Does Matter [video]

2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

From Cheezburger.com –

The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are still accepting entries till September 30th but while the judges are warming up, we can already take a peek at some of the funniest submissions of the contest.

 

Elephant vs Goose [video]

Is The Argyle Sweater Comic The New Far Side?

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Extraordinary Octopus Takes To Land To Hunt [video]

Walrus Pup’s Swimming Lesson [video]

Birds Use Cigarette Butts As An Insecticide

According to New Scientist –

Is this a cigarette habit with some benefits? A species of urban bird seems to harness the toxic chemicals in cigarette butts in its fight against nest parasites – although there is a downside to the practice.

The results suggest that the finches are using the cigarette butts to “medicate” their nests against the ticks, says Macías Garcia. ‘‘Ectoparasites such as ticks and mites cause damage to finches – for example, eating their feathers and sucking their blood,” he says. However, Macías Garcia’s earlier studies suggest the habit is harmful too. “The butts cause [genetic] damage to finches by interfering with cell division, which we assessed by looking at their red blood cells,” he says.

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