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Be sure to look under your bed!

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Is there a crocodile under your bed?

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Breakfast in Bed? Terrified mam finds an 8ft crocodile under his bed after it spent entire night just inches from where he slept.

  • 300lbs giant had sneaked into the Humani lodge, Zimbabwe
  • Spent the entire night lying quietly beneath oblivious Guy Whitall
  • Beast had managed to stay hidden for more than eight hours overnight
  • The crocodile has now been released back into the wild

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2423311/Man-40-finds-8ft-crocodile-hidden-bed-spent-entire-night-just-inches-slept.html

Truth is funnier than fiction…

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 Unfortunately no photo for this one.  But you can picture it in your mind’s eye.

A Parisian mother has taken helicopter parenting to a preposterous extreme. The 52-year-old woman was so desperate for her daughter to score high marks on the Bacchalauréat, France’s equivalent of the SAT, that she disguised herself as a high school student and attempted to take the English portion of the exam for her.

The woman, who is referred to as Caroline D in news reports, caked her face with makeup and donned Converse tennis shoes and low-waist jeans to trick exam supervisors into thinking she was her 19-year-old daughter, Laetitia, according to the British Telegraph.

With Laetitia’s student ID in hand, Caroline got through the door, received the exam booklet and sat down at a desk. She assumed that she’d get away with her cheating scam since the test was held off-campus and some adults students take the exam, but a savvy supervisor recalled a much younger looking woman taking a philosophy exam under the same name a few days earlier.

Exam officials decided to let the mother finish the exam to avoid disrupting students and four police officers reportedly intercepted the cheating mom as she walked out the door.

The mom admitted her flub, according to Le Parisien, and she faces a maximum nearly $12,000 (9,000 Euros) fine and three years in jail for fraud. Her daughter could be banned from taking all official exams for five years.

 

He went on a walkabout…

 

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A red panda managed to elude zoo officials for hours after he mysteriously escaped from a zoo in Washington.

The male, named Rusty, was found in a tree in an area known for its restaurants and vibrant nightlife after he went missing from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park on Monday morning.

All White

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white arctic fox

 

white owl

 

white peacock

 

white snake

The (un)truth be told :(

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Sorry I have to be very, very careful what I say on my blog for everything gets a twist and a tail.

And thereby hangs a tale!

BTW

Don’t forget the free download  link of the Great Gatsby on my previous blog

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – PATTERNS

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Nature does it BEST!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/

 

Why do zebras have stripes / patterns  at all? Scientists aren’t sure, but many theories center on their utility as some form of camouflage. The patterns may make it difficult for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd and distort distance at dawn and dusk. Or they may dissuade insects that recognize only large areas of single-colored fur or act as a kind of natural sunscreen. Because of their uniqueness, stripes may also help zebras recognize one another.

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Also watch this beautiful clip (if you have not yet seen National Geographic’s Patterns in the Grass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzO4SpQhIwk

 

The Couch

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Long ago I had a blog called Fletcher’s Couch.

But this is better!

The Couch

(Photos taken at the Shamattawa

Dump in Manitoba, Canada)

Bear 1

Bear No 2

 

Bear no 3

 

 

 

Where the HELL is the remote?

Henny Penny the Sky is falling..

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That is what it must have felt like when the Meteorite hit Russia?

 

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Flickrcomments Story Challenge B

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Birds and Brilliant animals

 

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/story-challenge-letter-b/

We always think that animals are not as smart as we are. Maybe we have it all wrong. Because animals understand us but we have a hard time understanding animals so we assume that they are not as clever and they do not have deep emotions.. I watch Hasie (our rabbit) he is so aware of his environment, if you move the garden broom he knows and he checks. If you stroke him (which he absolutely loves)  he goes to roll in the sand belly up because he does not want to smell like a human. There is method in his ‘madness’. Survival!

The following photo is not mine and the story comes from a newspaper.

 

Any food lover will tell you it’s good to be open to different taste sensations, so who can blame these inquisitive birds for having a peck at a new dish.

However, when the delicacy is ferocious alligator and you are a thin-legged spoonbill it might be wise to let another diner take the first bite.

These incredible rare pictures capture the moment a flock of the beautiful pink-hued birds discovered the large reptile gliding through their watering hole.

The images of the Roseate breed spoonbills were taken at the Murrells Inlet in Huntington Beach State Park just metres from the home of American photographer Phil Lanoue.

According to Mr Lanoue the birds showed no fear as they cornered the alligator and began to tug at its tail.

The birds appeared to be intrigued by the stranger in the waters and followed the alligator around the marsh pond in South Carolina.

Mr Lanoue, 58, was watching the sunset when the incredible scene unfolded.

He said: ‘The spoonbills became completely fascinated with the alligator and in particular its tail.

‘They were absolutely obsessed. They seemed to be reacting to the alligator in the same way a cat would to a dangled piece of string.

‘Once they found the tail they were curious and they just wouldn’t leave it alone.

‘The alligator attempted to go about it’s business which was getting itself fed but it was clearly annoyed at the unwanted attention.’

Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post – Silence

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http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/sunday-post-silence/

Can you hear the silence?

The Birds

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No not the movie, real life!

 

He may not have captured his fish but Bruce Huntley certainly got an incredible photo to document his ‘terrifying’ run-in with nature.

Huntley was out fishing in his rubber dinghy on Washington’s picturesque Lake Padden when a bald eagle with a 6ft wingspan swooped down and snatched a fish straight off his line.

The bird of prey came just 10ft away from Huntley’s inflatable boat to pick up his lunc Huntley admitted to the Bellingham Herald that the experience of having such a powerful bird so close was ‘terrifying.’

 

Just to tell you I’m watching you!

 

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