Posts tagged adorable.

anglepoiselamp:

Tired swimmer rescued in Finland

During the first weekend of November, a Finnish man was kayaking on a lake in a thick fog. He saw something floating in the water, and when he got closer he saw that it was a Northern Hawk-Owl. It was clearly exhausted and the man lifted it out of the freezing water onto the tip of his kayak. The owl then crawled to his lap for warmth and burrowed under his lifejacket.

Since his original destination was too far away, the man decided to head for a nearby art museum on the lake shore. Once there he was eagerly assisted by both visitors and a museum guide, who took the bird in to rest and dry up next to a warm stove.  At the end of the day the owl had recovered and was released back into the wild.

How the owl ended up in the lake in the first place remains a mystery. It may have got lost in the fog, or have been driven out to the lake by Hooded Crows (if a flock spots a predatory bird they tend to chase it away quite aggressively).

(This is my summarized translation of the article which is only available in Finnish. No copyright infringement is intended, only sharing this to celebrate the brave little owl and all the people who helped him.)

04.22.14 ♥ 39080

non-wolfdogs:

Firedancer is a Siberian Husky (no wolf) up for adoption in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Know of a wolfy-looking dog or wolfdog in need of a home? Submit to us!

04.21.14 ♥ 214

Baby leaf tailed geckos from Enegmatic Reptiles !

04.20.14 ♥ 776

godtie:

talk-birdy-to-me:

very cute QUAIL making QUAIL NOISES

IIM TEARING UP I LOVE QUAILS SO MMUUCH

04.20.14 ♥ 12025
birdandmoon:

Whew, done! Here’s a poster of western North American bird sound mnemonics. This one and my eastern one are in my store. Original is on my site here.

birdandmoon:

Whew, done! Here’s a poster of western North American bird sound mnemonics. This one and my eastern one are in my store. Original is on my site here.

04.18.14 ♥ 3491
04.16.14 ♥ 420

fairyofdeath:

A bunch of photographs I’ve taken of my ferrets and my best friends ferrets :) 

Look at my page on Facebook here 

awkwardsituationist:

"i had spent about three months with this cheetah mum and her cubs. it is hard to describe the love and affection of a cheetah mother and her young. the daily challenges to bring her offspring to adulthood is amazing." — ken dyball in kenya’s masai mara

04.15.14 ♥ 6170
casualcissexism:

4gifs:

Bulldog surprised when his ball trick works. [vid]

hIS FACE IM GONNA CRY

casualcissexism:

4gifs:

Bulldog surprised when his ball trick works. [vid]

hIS FACE IM GONNA CRY

04.14.14 ♥ 137630

fabulips:

American woodcock struttin’ and shakin’ his stuff with bonus rump shake loop.

(x)

04.14.14 ♥ 9002
biomorphosis:

Stone Curlew incubating eggs. Keeping a low profile is what the stone curlew does best. When confronted with danger these birds either scurry away to cover, or freeze on the spot hoping to blend into the background. 

biomorphosis:

Stone Curlew incubating eggs. Keeping a low profile is what the stone curlew does best. When confronted with danger these birds either scurry away to cover, or freeze on the spot hoping to blend into the background. 

04.13.14 ♥ 3127

meeppetrie:

Some much better pictures of the terrariums I made yesterday. They’re so much fun to make! Now I just wanna make more….

04.12.14 ♥ 26038
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 1/160th
Focal Length: 85mm
Exif Data Zoom themountainlaurel:

Bella the Border Collie by Carlos Restrepo

themountainlaurel:

Bella the Border Collie by Carlos Restrepo

04.12.14 ♥ 2209

becausebirds:

The beautiful, ancient-looking Spinifex Pigeon found in Australia. 

Source videos: 1, 2, image via flickr

see birding things on becausebirds.com

CUTE LITTLE BABIES

04.12.14 ♥ 2746

alltailnolegs:

softroot:

colorsoffauna:

fresh water Shrimps, aquarium varieties

oh nooo I want some shrimpies

Mmmmmmmmm bees. I have one single bee in my desktop tank, and if I ever rebuild my colony I’m filling it with pandas and king kongs.

04.11.14 ♥ 6732