UK fishery says white bread is unhealthy for carp

June 16, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile This fish eats poop, and a host of other extremely disgusting things, the amount of  white bread use to bait a hook is so miniscule there is no way it would affect the fish.  This is a situation where some moronic bureaucrat has nothing better to do.  My question is when are the Brits going to stop letting these people push them around.  The use of white bread as carp fishing bait has been banned by a British fishery on the pretext that it’s not healthy for the bugle-mouthed species. “The fish tend to get lethargic and bloated if they consume too much white bread,” said Graham Mabey with Greenridge Farm Fishery. But Malcolm Coller of the Carp Society disagrees. “Carp have been around since Biblical times so they will probably survive eating white bread,” he said. The Telegraph.

Colorado wildlife advice: Be rude to coyotes

June 15, 2011 by  
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Images-1 Following a deadly coyote attack on a hiker’s dog near Aspen, CO, state wildlife officials are urging locals to be extra rude to coyotes. ”If you see a coyote, yell at it, scream at it, throw a rock at it,” DOW’s Kevin Wright said during a presentation to the county commissioners Tuesday. “Do whatever you want to do to make it afraid of you.” Aspen Daily News.

Lost Western prairie dog shows up in Florida

June 14, 2011 by  
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DSC02361-300x225 No one knows how it got there, but a black-tailed prairie dog native to the Great Plains has taken up residence along the cart path to the first hole at Sarasota, Florida’s Bobby Jones Golf Club. “We’re not in the eradication business; we like to peacefully coexist with Mother Nature as long as possible,” said golf pro Christian Martin. “It’s a pretty cool little critter, and I just hope it doesn’t dig up the golf course.” Herald Tribune.

Cicada ice cream creates buzz, put on ice by heath dept.

June 13, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile The media buzz created by last week’s unveiling of a new, seasonal ice cream flavor at Columbia, MO’s Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream shop—cicada—snowballed into a full-blown frenzy before the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services stepped forward to put the bug-sprinkled treat on ice—permanently. Columbia Daily Tribune.

Deer checks into Maine motel

June 12, 2011 by  
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Deer-1new After a deer burst in to a Rockland, ME motel and ran down hallways and into rooms yesterday afternoon, employees trapped the animal in a tanning room for four hours before police, game wardens, and a state biologist successfully sedated and removed the animal. Herald Gazette.

Popular Mechanics: The gun that killed bin Laden

June 11, 2011 by  
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HK416-550x365 As unlikely as it seems to us, the new issue of Popular Mechanics features an article titled, Face Time With the HK416—The Gun That Killed Bin Laden. “The HK416 is, as of May 2011, the world’s newest celebrity weapon. Enough off-the-record sources have told reporters that it is the gun that killed Osama bin Laden that this detail has become accepted history, even though the Pentagon and HK won’t admit it.”

Colorado Springs woman reports coyote attack

June 10, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile A Colorado Springs, CO woman says she was bitten twice by a sickly coyote in the yard of her westside condominium this week. ”We looked at each other and I looked at his body and then he just pounced,” said Kateri Kerwin. KKTV.

Dog pack has killed about 100 animals

June 10, 2011 by  
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The article I wrote The Coming Animal Pandemic is coming to pass and has been since I penned it a couple of years ago.  SPOKANE, Wash. – Authorities are trying to track a pack of dogs that has killed about 100 animals in nighttime forays in northeastern Washington state – attacks that have claimed goats, a llama and other farm animals and raised alarm that people could be targeted. Authorities are warning residents to take whatever steps are necessary to protect their families and animals because the dogs appear to be killing for fun rather than food. Read more

Michigan lifts deer baiting ban

June 10, 2011 by  
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Images The Michigan Natural Resources Commission voted 4-3 Thursday to lift the three-year ban on deer baiting for hunters in the Lower Peninsula for the 2011 season, allowing as much as two gallons of bait—covering up to 10 square feet—on a single spot between Oct. 1 and Jan. 1. The ban will remain in place in Alcona, Alpena, Iosco, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties. Detroit News.

No contest plea in alleged assault with bowfishing rig

June 10, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile An Oakland County, Mich. man appeared in court this week on charges he shot a bowfishing arrow at two anglers on White Lake during a confrontation last August. Anthony Miller, 49, told the DNR the anglers made threatening statements to his wife and denied firing his bow at the two. A felony assault charge was dropped in return for his plea of no contest to harassing an angler. Detroit Free Press.

Hydrate or Die (Or at the very least suffer the consequences)

Most people think they are drinking enough water, when in reality they are not.  Here are a few tips to keep you hydrated and healthy even in the hottest weather.

1. Drink water when you first get up.

Imagine walking into a dark room and looking for something. Chances are you will stumble and maybe even fall unless you turn on the light. Or consider starting your car in sub-zero temperatures and putting it into gear without waiting for the engine to warm up. Either situation can lead to problems or even disasters. The same is true of the human body. Without water to “wake up and turn on” the body each day, you may be running on empty, especially if you skip breakfast altogether. Have a glass of cool water right after you wake up in the morning to tell your body it’s time to get started. Like a gently flowing stream that pushes along debris and rocks, your circulatory system needs fluid to get rid of stubborn free radicals and residue from burned calories that were used during the night’s metabolism. Refresh your system with a drink of water. Read more

Deer checks into Maine motel

June 9, 2011 by  
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Deer-1new After a deer burst in to a Rockland, ME motel and ran down hallways and into rooms yesterday afternoon, employees trapped the animal in a tanning room for four hours before police, game wardens, and a state biologist successfully sedated and removed the animal. Herald Gazette.

Assault victim rats on man with weasel-er, marten

June 9, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile Police in Hoquiam, Wash. say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted another subject this week. When the victim asked, “Why are you carrying a weasel?” police said the attacker replied, “It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten,” then punched him in the nose and fled. We’re sure the cops will ferret this one out. AP.

Fire danger leads to closure of national forest in Arizona

June 8, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile Officials announced Monday that southern Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, which encompasses numerous mountain ranges and nearly 2 million acres, will close to all public use at noon Thursday due to unusually high fire danger. ”The closure will remain in effect until significant moisture arrives,” said forest supervisor Jim Upchurch. Arizona Daily Star.

Bear takes plunge in Florida backyard spa

June 8, 2011 by  
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Bear A Seminole County, FL black bear wasn’t fazed by the screen surrounding Jenny Sue Rhoades’ backyard pool and spa Friday morning, poking its way through like a bruin on a mission and heading straight to the water. “It looked like he knew what he was doing,” Rhoades said. “He had been in a pool or spa before, there’s no doubt in my mind.” Orlando Sentinel.

Queenie the water-skiing elephant, 58

June 8, 2011 by  
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Os-elephant1-575x476 Queenie, the world’s only water-skiing elephant and headliner of a DeLeon Springs, Florida water park show in the late 1950s, died May 30 at the Georgia wildlife facility where she spent her final years. Queenie was 58. “I doubt very seriously that you’ll ever see another elephant water ski,” remarked a perceptive Liz Dane, who worked with the performing pachyderm. Wall St. Journal and Orlando Sentinel.

Roscoe, NY: the ‘Ultimate Fishing Town?’

June 7, 2011 by  
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6a0120a77b966b970b01538efebd4f970b-600wi We must admit, we’re decidedly unfamiliar with both the World Fishing Network and the New York state community of Roscoe. That said, apparently enthusiastic anglers and residents of the Catskills hamlet made a concerted effort to repeatedly vote more than 200,000 times in an unscientific online poll held by the network to earn Roscoe the moniker of “Ultimate Fishing Town USA.” Pete Thomas

FWC trapper bitten by bear

June 6, 2011 by  
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A contractor for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was injured recently while using a culvert trap to remove a problem bear from a Carrabelle, FL neighborhood. Larry Covell was hospitalized and subsequently underwent surgery due to injuries he received to his hand. Panama City News Herald.

D’oh! Public warned to stay clear of grizzly traps

June 5, 2011 by  
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Fs_10014 Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team are preparing to begin their seasonal trapping and study of grizzly bears throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem next week, and back-country visitors are being warned to stay away from areas where signs announce trapping areas. Makes perfectly good sense to us. Island Park News and AP.

Mobster’s .38 expected to fetch up to $115K at auction

June 4, 2011 by  
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Image5312011103312 A 1929 .38 “Police Positive” Colt revolver belonging to the notorious Chicago gangster Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (1899 –1947), is heading to the auction block at Christie’s in London on June 22, where it is expected to fetch as much as $115.000. Also being auctioned is a.44-40 Model 1873 single action Army Colt belonging to Thomas Coleman “Cole” Younger, Confederate bushwacker and bank robber.

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