Our desert dawgz
Dezzoi’s Borzoi, Vladimir
And my Swedish Vallhund, Mischka!
Taken in The Valley of Fire, NV
i just woke up and realized leopard geckos always look like theyre smiling?
what do you think youre doing
im onto you
BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY ARE PRECIOUS BABYKINS~
“Alright, shitheads, what do you want?”
“Hey, wh- don’t fuckin’ touch me, knock it off.”
“What the fuck is this shit, get off my foot, who the fuck does that.”
“Get that camera out of my face.”
“What is this shit? Fuck this string.”
“Oh look a finger-hey, asshole, I see you, get the fuck away.”
“Stop it. Jesus fuck stop it what is your problem.”
“Fuck you assholes.”
irate owls for my blag
New boa morph posted today, the Midnight Gin. Holy smokes, I was barring myself from boas but that thing is amazing. The bright orange eyes against the oil-blacks really seal it for me.
I WILL SELL MY SOUL FOR THIS BABY
I love watercolor, though all those feathers got a bit tedious after a while. :P
(photo by brodmann’s17)
Honeybees, To Boldly Go Where No Bee Has Gone
by Helen Fields
Just like humans have astronauts and mountain climbers, honeybee societies have their own brave explorers: scouts, the bees that venture out to find new food sources. A new study examines scouts’ brains and finds that novelty-seeking in humans and bees seems to be based on some of the same genes.
In honeybee societies, scouts are the bold pioneers. “Most foragers wait to be told what to do, but not scouts,” says Gene Robinson, an entomologist and geneticist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Scouts go out and search for food on their own.”
When a scout, which is always female in bees, finds food, she flies back to the colony, reports to her compatriots with the famous waggle dance, then flies off again, ignoring her new discovery to look somewhere else. Robinson and graduate student Zhengzheng Liang suspected that it might be possible to make comparisons between this behavior and novelty-seeking in humans and other vertebrates, which has been well studied…
(read more: Science NOW)
(images: L - Alex Wild/alexanderwild.com; R - Zachary Huang/beetography.com)
If anyone in Florida is willing to be a foster to a pit mom and her 8 newborn puppies, today (1/7/12) is their last day at Orange County Animal Services in Orlando before they are ALL euthanized. The mom will take care of her babies and all vet bills and whatnot are taken care of by the rescue group, all you have to do is provide a temporary home for them. The rescue group can even possibly arrange for her and the puppies to be transported to you depending on where in Florida you live, but they can’t pull her from death row until they get a foster. Contact Passionate Pet Rescue.
This makes me incredibly sad. There has to be somebody on tumblr that lives in Florida that can take these rescues in. Mothers take care of their own puppies up until about 7-8 weeks. The only thing you would have to do is change the piddle pads and making sure each puppy is nursing equally. The mother does everything. Feeding, grooming, all the hard stuff she does. The home is temporary, you’re not in a full custody lease with them and as stated above by the original poster, all vetcare is being taken care through the rescue group. Help these puppies and their mom out.
Here’s more info.
A-Z of Under-Appreciated Animals | Ciaran Duffy
Love this. Sad I can’t identify all of them. Glad to see aardwolves, yapoks, pangolins, capercaillies, jerobas, echidnas, sloth bears, and common dolphins getting some artz. They’re some of my favorites on here.
It’s sad that I see this and think “but I’ve seen pretty much all of these on TDF at some point…”.