Western Australian police received reports of a man who was threatening others with a sword. When they arrived they found that the sword was actually a sawfish bill.
They are unsure what sort of weapon offence they can charge him with, since technically he was armed with part of a fish.
I present to you: Baby Skunks for World Peace, part of my Baby Animals for Joy series.
obviously, the best animal
A 10-month-old Tasmanian Devil joey pays its first visit to the vet for health checks at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne, Australia.
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stop scrolling and just look at this picture of a baby giraffe
okay that’s all carry on
isn’t that a dikdik?
Proud sow Miep with her new brood, the first litter of rare Meishan piglets to be born in the UK for 30 years at Whauphill Farm, Dumfries and Galloway. Meishan piglets are a popular breed in China because of their unusually large ears and wrinkly faces but have never been properly introduced in this country. Owner Linda McDonald-Brown, 51, brought the litter’s year old mum Miep and nine months old dad Wrinkles over from northern Holland with her husband Graham earlier this year. And two weeks ago Miep gave birth to the litter, which contains seven girls and one boy.
Picture: Mark Sutherland / SWNS.com (via Pictures of the day: 23 October 2012 - Telegraph)
Oh my, they’re so wrinkly
Hello! I will destroy it all! Soon. Destroy! Destroy! Destroy!
Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manul)
Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need. This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat. About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. The other species, Martelli’s Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats.
Although the Manul is only the size of the domestic cat, reaching about 26 inches in length its appearance makes it appear somewhat larger. It is stocky and has very lengthy, thick fur, which gives it, perhaps to human eyes, an unintentional appearance of feline rotundity. Yet although it appears stout and somewhat ungainly it has a natural elegance and poise – exactly what you would expect from the genus Felis in other words. Plus it can certainly look after itself in a fight!
The main reason for its survival throughout the ages has been its isolation. In the wild it lives on the Asian steppes at substantial heights – up to 13,000 feet…
This is a sophisticated vintage black haori for men.
Its lining has a picture of tender and handsome looking horses.
The eyes of the white horse is so pure and clear they can’t help catching the hearts of animal lovers!
Textile is habutae silk and has soft and smooth touch.