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Deer defends her baby but attacks the wrong threat. The whole time the cat follows and licks the baby deer yet a dog thats not even near the scene is attacked viciously by the mother deer, seriously injuring the dog. You can hear the cries of the owner of the dog. Very sad until the very end when cat smacks the deer in the face and runs away! For more wacky and cool videos go to: www.thatdudepete.com
http://thatdudepete.com/files/81ed7bb7812a28afd8966043d3a254b7-156.htmlDeer defends her baby but attacks the wrong threat. The whole time the cat follows and... more
This video just made my day. I was a bit depressed (mainly due to IRL problems) but this cute clip cheered me up. Hope this works for everyone.This video just made my day. I was a bit depressed (mainly due to IRL problems) but... more
After all those documentaries of deer being eaten by big cats, you'd think the animals won't get along. However, this domestic cat has found a friend deer and probably a scratch post of antlers. The video on youtube is called Hoppy the Deer Licking Cat.After all those documentaries of deer being eaten by big cats, you'd think the... more
On Monday night, a deer that was about one-year-old wandered into the backyard of a residence in East Oakland. A neighborhood man, Anthony Weems, recorded amateur video footage of the police shooting the deer.
It was shot at six or seven times. Some children had followed the deer to the backyard because of their curiosity and excitement. Police officers arrived and apparently deemed the situation a public safety issue. They had the area cleared of people and then killed the deer.
Animal control and the Dept. of Fish and Game had been notified but police officers arrived in the neighborhood first. A spokesperson for the police department stated that officers are allowed to kill animals with injuries or that are posing a threat. A witness to the incident, however, stated “The deer was scared. It wasn’t doing anything. The whole time, it was in the corner, shaking.” It seems likely that such a young deer was merely lost and confused. Shooting an innocent, harmless animal is such a peculiar and cruel act. It solves nothing, and is very likely to have caused emotional distress to the local residents, including the children.On Monday night, a deer that was about one-year-old wandered into the backyard of a... more
Besides being a phenomenal musician and closet scientist, Brian May is looking out for our furry counterparts with a new self-funded campaign that is just a few crucial weeks away from making a massive difference.
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2010/04/15/queen-guitarist-fights-to-keep-blood-sports-in-past-where-they-belong/Besides being a phenomenal musician and closet scientist, Brian May is looking out for... more
The thing that’s really annoying about animated movies is how they completely mislead the public. Who’s going to believe that animals like kitties & deer are the greatest pals? It’s totally unrealistic!
http://cuteoverload.com/2010/03/19/some-enchanted-morning/The thing that’s really annoying about animated movies is how they completely... more
The Super Bowl, the blizzard of 2010, top rock tracks, personal defense TV, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and deer on the loose.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The Super Bowl, the blizzard of 2010, top rock tracks, personal defense TV, Don't... more
The news loves it when deer leave their home and enter the human world. Here's a song about it.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The news loves it when deer leave their home and enter the human world. Here's a... more
Awwwww-yaaaaaa an infoMania sneak peek, and this time it's a Ben Hoffman penned ballad. The news loves it when deer leave their home and enter the human world.
Check out some other Ben Hoffman classics: Gator News, Fat People from the Neck Down, and Sliding Cars.
This week Conor catches us up on all the big stories and things you might've missed. Bryan looks at Don't Ask Don't Tell on this week's That's Gay. Sergio counts down the best selling rock songs according to iTunes, and Conor looks at the Sportsmen's Channel.
Watch an all new infoMania this Thursday night at 10 PM, on Current TV. Check your local listings here.Awwwww-yaaaaaa an infoMania sneak peek, and this time it's a Ben Hoffman penned... more
Wolves should be reintroduced in U.S. national parks to help restore damaged ecosystems, according to a new report.
Researchers writing in the February issue of "BioScience" propose reintroducing small, managed populations in an effort to improve the biodiversity of many natural areas in North America.
These areas, say the authors led by Daniel Licht of the U.S. National Park Service, have been environmentally-impacted by population growth of hoofed mammals, for example elks and deer, which have prospered in the absence of "top-level" natural predators.
More wolves, they argue, would result in fewer hoofed mammals which in turn would lead to greater plant biomass and diversity.
A number of recent studies are cited to back up the report's proposal.
According to a 2004 study of south western Montana by W.J. Ripple and R.L. Beschta, wolves influence the distribution and behavior of elks by reducing the amount of time they spend foraging in woody vegetation.
Furthermore, wolf populations have been found to provide recreational and economic benefits. A 2006 study reported that wolves in Yellowstone National Park increased visitor numbers and expanded ecotourism spending by $35 million in 2005.
Wolf populations, say the report, should be small, non self-sustaining and be introduced for the sole purpose of restoring ecosystems where adequate numbers of prey already exist and where contact with humans can be managed.
Many of the public's fears about wolf attacks, not only on humans but on livestock, game and pets could be allayed, say the authors, by tagging and tracking them using global positioning system technology.
According to the authors, it's not the first time wolves have been employed environmentally.
In 1960, four wolves were reintroduced to Coronation Island in the state of Alaska to control the deer population. Although the plan was successful, their numbers weren't managed and the population soon increased to 13 before eventually crashing.
Today, public concerns over small populations growing unchecked could also be addressed by surgery or contraception say the authors, although they concede that these solutions remain ethically and environmentally contentious.
The authors also propose the use of barriers, both real and virtual (where collared animals receive an electric shock when approaching a buried wire) to act as a further safeguard to populations running out of control.
"Variations of it [wolf conservation] are regularly and successfully used throughout the world with large predators such as lions and African wild dogs," the authors conclude, but they admit there will be problems convincing many Americans -- who view the wolf as potent symbol of wilderness -- that these changes are desirable.
"The wolf is a passion-inspiring symbol to many people, but the symbolism varies and is polarizing. Restoring and managing the animal under our proposed paradigm appears doable; managing the symbolism remains the challenge."Wolves should be reintroduced in U.S. national parks to help restore damaged... more
I know that this is very local story but, nonetheless, it was disturbing (understatement) to learn of the abduction of a deer in my own city (Santa Clarita, California) this morning.
I never appreciated that Jane was a CAGED animal, but now I'm sick to my stomach with fear for her life, because I can think of only two reasons why one deer (and no other animals) was cut out of her cage, and that blood was found. Either there's cult activity or a person or persons decided Jane's life was worth a lot more as food on the plate.
I'm disgusted about this, and feeling immensely sad.
Here's the brief article from our local right-wing newspaper:
POSTED Jan. 1, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Authorities on Thursday were searching for a missing deer after someone apparently cut open the animal's chain-link cage at William S. Hart Park, leaving blood on the ground nearby.
About 7 a.m., a park worker checking the animal barnyard noticed the 12-year-old deer, named Jane Doe, was missing. The worker also noticed a hole in the back of the fence, said Regional Park Superintendent Norman Phillips.
"We get bonded to the animals and we are all very, very upset that this happened," said Phillips, who added that he personally bottle-fed the animal when she first arrived at the park in 1997. "We want to see her back here."
The doe, which is part of a county animal education program, was used for teaching children about wildlife.
Children would handfeed her food pellets as they learned about mule deer, Phillips said.
Los Angeles County Police officers were investigating the disappearance.
Park staff members are worried the human-raised deer could be wandering around in the wilderness.
"She doesn't know anything but human contact, so I'm very scared in that respect," Phillips said.
Park officials are asking anyone who sees a friendly brown doe wandering around to contact the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
"We've worked with law enforcement, and we're asking for the public's help," said Kaye Michelson, special assistant with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.
"We hope somebody will come forward with any information so we can get her back."I know that this is very local story but, nonetheless, it was disturbing... more
Added On December 28, 2009
A deer in Florissant, Colorado, was spotted roaming around with an arrow that narrowly missed its eye.
KKTV reports.Added On December 28, 2009 A deer in Florissant, Colorado, was spotted roaming... more
By Jeff Gammage
Inquirer Staff Writer
National Park Service officials have called off this winter's long-planned and highly controversial deer kill at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Park Superintendent Michael Caldwell confirmed yesterday that the planned shooting of 500 deer would not go forward, as officials evaluate contractual matters and a pending lawsuit by two animal-rights groups.
"We're still committed to implementing the plan," Caldwell said. "If we don't have [it] this year, then we'll begin when we can."
Yesterday, it was unclear when that might be.
A federal judge is not scheduled to rule on the legality of the plan before May 31. That means, as confirmed to the Associated Press by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Bernstein, that the first deer kill could not occur until next November at the earliest.
And there were signs that other groups may be planning additional legal action to stop deer from being shot.
"It's a victory," said Michael Harris, who prepared the animal-rights suit as director of the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Denver. "They were going to go out and commence this hunt this winter, and [now] we've got our opportunity to have this decided."
The Friends of Animals, a co-plaintiff, is pleased the deer have a "holiday reprieve," Harris said. He added the group "will continue to fight on their behalf until this illegal plan is fully set aside."
The plan called for sharpshooters to eliminate at least 1,500 deer in four years - 500 this winter, 500 the next, and between 250 and 300 each in the third and fourth years. That would eradicate 86 percent of a herd that park officials say has grown big and destructive.
Caldwell gave two reasons for the postponement. First, the November-to-March window for conducting the shoot was fast closing, and the park won't be able to award a sharpshooting contract before next year, he said. At the same time, he said, the park is determining how to proceed with the lawsuit.
The superintendent declined to comment on the litigation. Friends of Animals and a second group, Compassion for Animals, Respect the Environment, of West Chester, filed suit last month against Caldwell and other park service officials to stop the kill.
Animal advocates met yesterday's news with delight.
"I think the longer we can delay it and the more information we can get out, the better," said Betty Madden of Keep Valley Forge Safe, which maintains that gunfire could injure people living or traveling near the park. "There's a lot of flawed information in the plan itself. We need a new public hearing."
Caldwell has expressed full confidence in the science behind the plan, its safety provisions, and the hearing process that led to its adoption. The park maintains that deer eat so many plants and saplings that the forest cannot regenerate.
The lawsuit claims that the park study that blamed deer for ruined vegetation was flawed and that the law requires administrators to protect natural resources, including deer.
The plan to kill deer at Valley Forge has provoked enormous controversy. Some see deer as a welcome part of the park scenery. Others see them as four-legged nuisances that devour neighborhood gardens and run into backyards and onto highways, putting people and cars in danger.
The lack of natural predators and public hunting, combined with an ideal habitat, have spawned an exponential expansion among deer. In 1985, the deer population was estimated at 165 to 185. The herd peaked at 1,398 in 2003, according to park officials, and now has about 1,275 deer. Officials want to reduce the herd to 1985 levels.
The plan was for federal employees or contractors to fire silencer-equipped rifles, mostly at night, at deer lured to areas baited with apples and grain. After four years of this, officials said, the smaller herd could be maintained through contraceptives and further shoBy Jeff Gammage Inquirer Staff Writer National Park Service officials have called... more
A Tarboro, NC woman has quite a story to tell after she was trampled by a herd of deer on a downtown sidewalk.
Michelle Brewer says it sounds a lot like the Christmas song 'Grandma got run over by a reindeer,' but it wasn't funny at the time.
She was opening her jewelry store when one deer passed by, and then there were suddenly so many she couldn't get out of the way.
"As I rounded the corner I saw a stampede of deer coming and there was nothing I could do," Brewer told ABC11 Eyewitness News. "I couldn't go to the right or to the left because they were taking up the whole sidewalk."
A witness said one deer butted her several feet in the air before the rest trampled her.
"One just ran into her and lift her up bout three or four feet in the air and after that she landed on the sidewalk and the rest of the deer kind of like ran over her," witness Tony Battle said.
Brewer suffered bruises on the right side of her face and a hoof print on her leg.
Despite being banged up, she didn't have to go to the hospital.A Tarboro, NC woman has quite a story to tell after she was trampled by a herd of deer... more
A North Carolina business owner is recovering from injuries she suffered when she encountered a herd of deer on a downtown Tarboro sidewalk.
The Daily Southerner of Tarboro reported that Michelle Brewer was opening the jewelry store she co-owns with her husband when one deer passed by. Then she says so many deer appeared that she couldn’t move.
Brewer doesn’t remember the deer stepping on her Saturday. But she does recall being eye-level with them before she hit the sidewalk, saying she thinks the deer were as afraid of her as she was of them. Others told her that one deer kicked her several feet in the air before the rest trampled her.A North Carolina business owner is recovering from injuries she suffered when she... more
Three domesticated deer were shot on a South Huntingdon Township farmer's land, and the property owner believes it was no accident.
Early Wednesday morning, a trespasser crossed the line when he opened fire on three bucks that were trapped inside a fence, posted with signs that read "No Hunting," authorities said.
State police describe what took place on Leskosek's farm as an act of animal cruelty.
"There's no way (the hunter) didn't see the fence. He just walked up and shot the deer in the pen," said deer farmer Donald Leskosek. "I just can't figure out what kind of person would do something like that."
Leskosek has been breeding the docile creatures for 12 years. Each animal is worth about $5,000, he said. Police said that two of the animals were asleep when they were shot.
"I was having a cup of coffee and I heard three shots.When I got outside, I found two dead deer about 8 feet apart, and a third one was dying when I got back here," said Leskosek.
Leskosek said he is certain that the shooter knew that what he was doing was wrong.
"I really enjoy raising animals and something like this makes me pretty angry. I have no clue who would do this, but they would have to be pretty deranged," the farmer said. "Three deer, three shots. There's no accident. I just hope they catch the guy."
Investigators have retrieved a bullet and are currently doing ballistics testing.Three domesticated deer were shot on a South Huntingdon Township farmer's land,... more
In Gastonia, North Carolina, a deer crashed through a ceiling into an indoor swimming pool. The deer circled the pool, and then jumped in. Once in the pool, it swam around, and at one point, appeared to actually be swimming laps, within the lap lanes. The whole scene was caught on security camera. Watch it below.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/31/deer-swims-laps-in-north_n_341061.htmlIn Gastonia, North Carolina, a deer crashed through a ceiling into an indoor swimming... more