Posts Tagged ‘animals’
Oregon beaches have been experiencing coyotes on the beaches for awhile now. I wrote about coyotes in the Newport area in May of 2010, for Oreogn L.O.W.F.I. I’ve heard them at night; it’s both a cool and an eerie sound to hear them so close, and right on the beach. But, like bear and deer in the area, the coyotes in human developed areas are a problem, for both humans and animals. There’s the reason why bear, deer, coyote, etc. are “infringing” in human populated areas. The animal’s habitat is being decreased, the animals move in. There are other reasons as well: for example, humans feeding wildlife, particularly bears. A Yachats, Oregon women was found guilty of feeding bears on her property; she was banned from living in the area) as I also blogged on L.O.W.F.I.
On Thursday, a five year old was bitten by a coyote on the beach in Nehalem State Park. (Nehalem is on the coast.) Wildlife authorities shot and killed the coyote; the child is undergoing a rabies shots series.
People feed the birds bread, popcorn, and junk food, which is very bad for the birds. Very bad. Please don’t do it.
Sharnelle Fee, director of state department’s Wildlife Center of the North Coast, said she has treated pelicans who have eaten hot dogs, doughnuts, potato chips and even chicken bones.
“When you have a hungry pelican, they’re going to eat anything you put in front of them,” Fee said. “These kinds of foods can actually kill them.”
Scientists advise people to avoid feeding any wildlife, but they are particularly strident in their appeals about pelicans because the availability of human food may be encouraging them to stay on the north coast during the winter instead of heading south to their Baja California breeding grounds.
The article also notes that the brown pelicans have been hanging around on the Oregon coast (we saw some a couple of years ago in November in Yachats) and they don’t know why that is. Climate changes/global warming wouldn’t have anything to do with it I suppose…
This link at Mike Clelland’s hidden experience blog where, as he comments, this mutilation took place “about two miles from my house” in Idaho. Mutilated cow creepy, suspicious – ValleyCitizen – Teton Valley’s Local News Source
Zach Griggs leases pastureland for nearly 100 head of cattle near 3000 South in Teton County. Last Thursday, he arrived at this location to change the use of pastures and noticed his cows were scattered. He initially thought duck hunters had disturbed his cattle and then he noticed that one of his cows was dead.
He approached the animal and identified that its udders were removed, along with its anus, vagina and one eye. “Whoa, this is a mutilation,” Griggs determined before he called law enforcement to investigate. Nine years ago, his family had lost a bull the same way. Along with its genitalia, that bull was missing its tongue as well as an eye and an ear. With both the cow and the bull, all of the blood had been removed from the animal and there were no footprints or tire tracks in the vicinity of the dead animal.
Teton County Sheriff’s Deputy Blake Fullmer could confirm that the cuts removing the cow’s body parts were not made by another animal, but it has been difficult to find any additional clues in the case to help explain what happened. Between Satanic cults and extraterrestrial activity, Fullmer was not comfortable making a determination.
“It’s hard to throw those terms out there,” Fullmer said. “I don’t know a lot about that stuff.”
Cattle mutilation is a subject with which Don Griggs, Zach’s father, is very familiar. As a cattleman as well as a former sheriff’s deputy with Madison County for more than 20 years, Don worked on a number of different cases in which animals were mutilated in the exact same manner, with blood drained from the bodies and the same parts removed with a surgeon’s precision.
“It’s a cult thing, has to do with devil worship,” Griggs said. “These people are very professional, they’re slick and sophisticated. No one has ever been caught, but that doesn’t mean that it’s UFOs.”
Local news reports a cougar sighted near Spencer’s Butte park, a popular hiking area (and, local lore goes, somewhat of a UFO hot spot) — there are rattlesnakes up there, and the occasional cougar report. I can see the Butte if I walk to the corner of my street… not far from me at all. With video and photo.
The day before yesterday all four of our cats were behaving very strangely. I even said to Jim that I wondered if there was an earthquake coming soon, because they were just so “off” — not their usual routine.Very agitated and confused, literally walking in circles sometimes. (In a weird way, not the usual that’s what cats do way.) Each cat has their own personality and what bothers one may not bother the other, but that day, they were all just crazy. Well, turns out there were earthquakes, several, in the area: the Eugene (where I live) and surrounding area, sort of I-5 corridor, extending to the North up towards Portland area, which is about 100 miles from Eugene, and to the south, near Medford:
August 3rd: The Eugene area where I live, had a 1.1.
While walking along the Willamette River in Skinner’s Butte Park a few days ago I saw a whale. Not a real whale of course, a whale play structure on the little playground. Actually it’s been there for decades; I remember when it was a plain sand colored object. Over the years it’s been painted in various ways; this is the latest.
I’m passing along the press release from OSS:
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PACIFIC BEACH, Wash. — For the third time in seven years, a whale was found beached in a popular tourist area in Grays Harbor County.
This time, the gray whale washed ashore near Pacific Beach. The big job for the state is getting the beach cleaned up.
Very disturbing, sad news, again, of wild horses found shot and killed in Eastern Oregon:
Crook County sheriff’s officers say they’ve found three more horses dead in the Ochoco National Forest of central Oregon, bringing the recent total to six.
In mid-March, a deputy found three wild horses — two stallions and a pregnant mare — shot and killed. The mare was with her unharmed yearling foal.
Naturally I hope the bastards who are doing this will be caught, and soon.