Mummified Dog Given Name “Stuckie” Has Been Stuck In Tree For More Than 50 Years

Loggers working cutting down trees were shocked when they came across something very unusual inside a tree. They found a mummified dog, and it came close to being turned to mulch.

Loggers typically come across certain things when they are working cutting down trees. It is not unusual for them to find birds’ nests for instance, but one thing that they did not expect to find nestled inside the middle of a tree they were cutting down was a mummified dog. This is exactly what a team of loggers came across who were working for the Georgia Kraft Corp. while they were cutting down trees during the 1980s.

Dog Became Wedged In Centre Of Tree Chasing Squirrel

The loggers were working in a grove of chestnut oaks in Southern Georgia when they came across the mummified corpse of the dog. They cut off the top of the tree and were loading it onto the back of a truck so that it could be transported away when one of them decided to take a look down into the hollow inside the tree. The logger was surprised and shocked to see perfectly mummified remains of the dog complete with barred teeth as it was fighting for survival after becoming stuck in the middle of the tree.

Experts have studied the dog’s carcass and they came to the conclusion that the dog would have been a hunting dog dating back to the 1960s. The dog might have been chasing an animal such as a squirrel and it went through a hole in the roots of the tree and got into the middle of the hollow tree. It was speculated that the dog went higher up the tree chasing the animal but the higher it went the narrower the tree got.

The experts have said that from the position of the paws of the dog, it had continued to climb up inside the tree and continued to do so until it became tightly wedged in the tree hollow and was unable to move and would have eventually starved to death.

Perfect Set Of Circumstances Led To Preservation Of Dog

They also believe that a perfect set of circumstances might have taken place and although the dog had died it was not forgotten. Experts said that generally a dog that died out in the wild would eventually decay and other animals would eat it. Because this dog died inside the hollow of a tree no other animals were able to reach it and it was not out in the elements.

Another possibility is that the due to the height of the body of the dog in the tree, other animals were not able to smell it. The type of tree also played a part as it lends to natural mummification process. It is said that Chestnut oaks have tannins and this is used in taxidermy and tanning and this is used on animal pelts so that they do not suffer decay. The tannins inside the tree seeped into the corpse of the dog and this stopped it from rotting on the inside and preserved it.

The environment inside the tree trunk was dry, and this gave it shelter from the elements outside while at the same time taking all the moisture from the carcass of the dog. Air that was taken into the tree from the base then created a vacuum and this helped with the drying out process of the body of the dog.

The loggers took the mummified corpse of the dog to a museum where the rare sight is not on display to the world, and the dog has been given the name of “Stuckie” and lives on forever at the Southern Forest World Museum in his wooden tomb.

Wealthy Bristol residents cause uproar by installing ‘anti-bird spikes’ to stop droppings hitting expensive cars

Wealthy residents have attached ‘anti-bird spikes’ to trees in a bid to protect their expensive cars from droppings, outraging environmentalists.

The spikes – which are generally used to stop birds resting and building nests on ledges and nooks on buildings – were nailed to two trees in an exclusive part of Bristol.

The trees, located in the front gardens of privately owned flats in the Clifton area of the city, have been described by a local Green Party councillor as “literally uninhabitable to birds.”

One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed the spikes were “solely to to protect cars”, which include a number of expensive BMWs and Audis, from bird droppings.

They said: “The spikes are solely to protect the cars, there is no other reason.

“There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. They can really make a mess of cars, and for some reason the birds do seem to congregate around this area.

“We did try other methods to scare off the birds.

“I think we had a wooden bird of prey in the branches, but that didn’t seem to do anything.” 

The ‘anti-bird spikes’ are commonly used in shopping centres – including Bristol’s Broadmead and Cabot Circus – to protect shoppers from bird droppings.

But the use of spikes in trees is much less common, although they are understood to have been attached to the branches some time ago.

One resident said the spikes are there “solely to protect the cars” (SWNS)

Green Party councillor Paula O’Rourke, who represents the area, said: “I’m aware that the landowner might be legally within their rights to do this to the trees as they seem to be on private land.

“However, I will be looking into this at the council.

“Whether allowed or not though, it looks awful and it’s a shame to see trees being literally made uninhabitable to birds – presumably for the sake of car parking.

“Sometimes it’s too easy to lose sight of the benefit that we all gain from trees and green spaces and from the presence of wildlife around us in the city.”

Twitter user Jennifer Garrett wrote: “Our war on wildlife: now birds are not allowed in trees…?! Pigeon spikes spotted in Clifton, Bristol above a car park. Has anyone seen this before? How is it allowed?!”

Ms Garrett’s comments have been retweeted more than 2,000 times, with many other users condemning the tree spikes.

 

Source www.independent.co.uk

Dead Sea Scrolls SHOCK discovery: Noah’s Ark was a PYRAMID and Noah was Egyptian

NOAH’s Ark was in the shape of a pyramid, according to startling new revelations following a high-tech scan of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

More than 50 years ago, a shepherd found seven scrolls in the Qumran Caves in the Judean desert of the West Bank near to the Dead Sea.

The findings formed a larger manuscript which have been come to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The papers contain Biblical and non-Biblical stories and have offered scientists a glimpse into the past and shed new light on Abrahamic religions.

The latest discovery, which was found by scientists who scanned a piece of the Dead Sea Scrolls using different wavelengths of light at 28 times higher resolution than standard scans, revealed that Noah’s Ark was pyramid-shaped.

Two of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Qumran Cave, where some of the scrolls were found

Experts had been unable to read a word following the Hebrew phrase “the ark’s tallness” on the scrolls, but thanks to the high-tech scan, they have now discovered that the word is ‘ne’esefet’.

The translation of ne’esefet from Hebrew to English means “gathered”, which Dr Alexey Yuditsky from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says means that the ark’s ribs were gathered at the top to form a shape of a pyramid and the discovery is actually backed up by previous findings.

The scrolls revealed Noah’s Ark was pyramid-shaped
This discovery has led some to believe Noah was actually a pharaoh

Dr Yuditsky says the Septuagint, which is a Greek translation of the Bible which dates back to the third century BC, also describes the ark’s shape as a pyramid, while medieval authors such as Maimonides also suggested the same.

This discovery has led some to believe Noah, who escaped from ancient Egypt, was actually a pharaoh, as pyramids were a sign of high standing in the North African empire at the time.

Blogger Jesse Waugh writes on his website: “Many ‘alternative’ historians now believe that Moses was Akhenaten, who escaped to Amarna with his people and his Queen Nefertiti, and where he set up a new society dedicated to the veneration of the monotheistic sun-god Aten.

“Is the Old Testament actually the story of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt?”

 

Source www.express.co.uk

Video: Clown Approaches Hunter’s Treestand with a Knife

Is this hunter-stalking killer clown for real, or is this a clever hoax?[Video]

Facebooker Draven Riffe swears this knife-wielding clown was quite real. Afterwards, Draven was so shaken by the encounter that he waited in his treestand for two hours for law enforcement to escort him out safely.

Imagine this scene. You are up in your treestand with your bow ready for your big buck to come by. Instead of a buck, it is a madman dressed like a clown, armed with a big butcher knife. He stands silently under your treestand, looking up at you menacingly while holding the gleaming steel knife ready for use against you.

Well, that is exactly what Draven Riffe says he caught on video in Charleston, West Virginia.

What would you do in this situation? While we are split on whether this footage is real or, as some skeptics think, fake, the killer clown epidemic is indeed going to cause harm to both clown and victims.

If you are a killer clown pranker, better think again as an arrow or bullet may be in your future if you pick on the wrong hunter or concealed-carrying citizen. Consider this your warning.

Source www.wideopenspaces.com

COLORADO: HUNTER CLAIMS HE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A SASQUATCH

Darrel Whitaker, from Glenwood Springs in Colorado, claims a sasquatch attacked him and attempted to rape him while he was walking in the woods.

The 57-year old man was walking to his hunting cabin on Sunday, to see if it had suffered any damage during the winter.

All of a sudden, a large “gorilla-like” creature dropped from a tree in front of him punched him in the face.

“It was at least 8-foot tall and it’s punches hurt like hell! I was knocked right out at the first blow!”

While Mr. Whitaker was trying to recover from the attack, the large humanoid creature began to tear his clothes while letting out some terrifying howls.

“When I regained consciousness, he had already torn my pants and was tearing through my underwear. I stabbed him in the shoulder with my hunting knife, and that made him run away.”

Mr. Whitaker immediately reported the attack to both the Glenwood Springs Police Department (GSPD) and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency, and a joint investigation has been launched.

Investigators found some extremely large footprints on the site, which they believe are those of the aggressor.

Darrel Whitaker is convinced that the creature who attacked him was a sasquatch, but the GSPD investigators say it’s more probable that the attacker is simply a particularly large and hairy man.

They are currently interrogating nearby residents to see if anyone noticed an individual corresponding to the description of the suspect.

According to the victim, the attacker measure around 8-foot tall and is extremely hairy. He has brown hair, dark brown eyes and extremely large feet.

If you possess any information concerning the suspect, please contact the Glenwood Springs Police Department or the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency.

 

Source worldnewsdailyreport.com

Noah’s Ark Grand Opening is a Success Despite Protesters

Religion Reporter (ZimEye)| Inside the ark encounter, the greatest story ever told comes to life  on four floors- throngs of pilgrims some arriving in two by two’s bear witness to Noah and all those animals.

This timber frame ark is rectangular and enormous, 7 stories tall almost two football fields long, all its dimensions straight from the pages of Genesis.

The ark Encounter, which features a replica of Noah’s Ark, is a Christian theme park that opened in Grant County, Kentucky on July 7, 2016, despite protests. The centerpiece of the park is a full-scale model of Noah’s Ark 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 81 feet high. VIDEO:

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Matthew Plummer-Fernandez to present “personalised avatars for your vehicle”

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in the penultimate preview of our Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition, which opens to the public tomorrow, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez shows us how he will generate personalised 3D-printable driving companions for visitors at the show.

Inspired by dashboard bobbleheads and the figures of gods and deities seen in cars around the world, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez imagines a future where we each use a personal 3D-printed driving companion to communicate with our vehicles.

“My project is based on a future that heavily involves assistive personalised avatars for your vehicle,” he explains. “These companions would sit with you to assist you with your driving.”

Plummer-Fernandez is setting up a prototype avatar point of sale at the exhibition, where visitors will be able to have an figurine algorithmically generated for them based on information pulled from their Twitter feed.

“The installation will be an automated service for people to request these 3D-printable avatars,” he explains. “I plan for visitors to be able to request an avatar through Twitter by following the bot account. The bot will respond with a piece that’s generated just for them.”

Render of Plummer-Fernandez’s installation

The installation will feature two screens, one that showcases the product and explains the service, and another on the back revealing the computer code required to generate the avatars.

People who use the service will receive a 3D-printable file on their phone, which they could then choose to get printed if they wanted.

“The system generates 3D-printable files, so all these artefacts that are Tweeted to you could actually be produced in a 3d print factory,” Plummer-Fernandez explains. “And then you’d actually have a physical representation of this automaton.”

He adds: “I hope [the installation] produces a sense of both delight and wonder. And maybe a bit of uncanniness.”

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

The Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition will take place at designjunction during London Design Festival from 17 to 20 September 2014.

The music featured in the movie is a track called Contemphasic by Bankcee. You can listen to more original music on Dezeen Music Project.

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers is a year-long collaboration with MINI exploring how design and technology are coming together to shape the future.

Mysterious fanged sea creature washed up during Hurricane Harvey identified

After high winds and heavy rains brought by Hurricane Harvey, a mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face washed up on the shoreline in southwest Texas – giving the Internet a challenging task: to identify it.

Preeti Desai, social media manager at the National Audubon Society, posted pictures of the critter earlier this month on Twitter, asking, “What the heck is this??”

Desai, who said she had accompanied conservationists assessing the damage from the storm, spotted the creature on a beach in Texas City, about 15 miles from Galveston.

(Twitter/@Preetalina)

The Internet gave its best guesses:

A gulper eel.

A “bloated” moray eel.

No, an alien.

“I follow a lot of scientists and researchers,” Desai told BBC News about her plea for answers on social media. “There’s such a great community of these folks that are very helpful, especially when it comes to answering questions about the world or identifying animals and plants.”

She said someone suggested that she contact Kenneth Tighe, a biologist with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Tighe, an eel expert, told Earth Touch News that the creature was most likely a fangtooth snake-eel, or Aplatophis chauliodus.

Fangtooth snake-eels live in burrows 100 to 300 feet down in waters stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to French Guiana, “with only snout and eyes exposed, darting to feed on other fishes and crustaceans,” according to FishBase, an online database for fish species.

(Twitter/@Preetalina)

Other possibilities? Bathyuroconger vicinus or Xenomystax congroides.

“All three of these species occur off Texas and have large fang-like teeth,” Tighe told Earth Touch News. “Too bad you can’t clearly see the tip of the tail. That would differentiate between the ophichthid and the congrids.”

Desai told BBC News that she left the dead eel alone to “let nature take its course.”

She wrote in a post Sept. 8 on Audubon’s website that in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, she traveled to Houston to help document “the effects of the hurricane on birds and their habitats.”

“I joined Audubon Texas’s Coastal Conservation program manager, Victoria Vazquez, and coastal warden, Dennis Jones, to visit some of the rookery islands off the coast of Galveston and assess the damage,” she wrote. “They wanted to take a look at things like how much land had been lost and how much plant cover was missing due to being uprooted or washed away. Changes like these could affect the number of species that will be able to nest on the habitat in the future.”

“Audubon Texas and partner organizations like Houston Audubon collectively own or lease more than 170 coastal islands, some of which appear and disappear as currents shift and waves wash over them. These islands, even when they’re no more than sandbars, are supremely important for many colonial water birds – birds that gather in groups – as they nest and breed during the spring and summer months. Visit at the right time and you’ll find American Oystercatchers, Brown Pelicans, Least Terns, and more. (But be careful – birds are especially vulnerable during nesting season and no visitors are allowed on the islands from February through August.) Brown Pelicans in particular were at risk of extinction in the 1970s, and although they’ve made a comeback since then, their nesting areas (and those of many other species) are now in trouble due to rising sea levels and stronger storms caused by climate change. So it was a positive that most of the chicks had fledged by the time Harvey hit.”

Still, people on social media were more interested in – and spooked by – the sea creature she stumbled upon while she was there.

 

Source www.independent.co.uk

Mystery of the slimy brain-like ‘alien blobs’ found in a Canadian lagoon that appear to be SPREADING

They might look like props from a low-budget horror film, but these mysterious slimy brain-like blobs are in fact colonies of hundreds of tiny creatures.

The pond-dwelling jellies were recently spotted for the first time in Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada, when they were exposed by low water levels.

The creatures, known as bryozoans, have been around for hundreds of millions of years, long before the first dinosaurs walked the Earth.

And now, it appears, they are spreading – but scientists are unsure why.

Th species found in Stanley Park, known as a magnificent bryozoan or Pectinatella magnifica, normally only dwells east of the Mississippi river.

Scientists claim that warming global temperatures may have forced the bizarre organisms north of their normal habitat – but they can’t be sure.

Another theory is that they have always been there, but are simply difficult to spot.

Experts recently studied one specimen found in a small body of water in a southern part of the park known as the ‘Lost Lagoon.’

‘It’s kind of like three-day-old Jello — a bit firm but gelatinous,’ Kathleen Stormont, from the Stanley Park Ecology Society, told the Vancouver Courier.

Bryozoan clumps are actually hundreds of creatures, each a fraction of a millimetre (0.04″) long, living together in a slimy mass.

‘They’re a colony of tiny organisms that like to hang out together,’ Ms Stormont said.

‘They have a very ancient lineage that hasn’t changed for hundreds of thousands of years.’

The tiny invertebrates, known as a zooid, are hermaphroditic and spread through clumps of cells on the organism known as statoblasts.

BRYOZOANS

Bryozoan clumps are actually hundreds of creatures, each a fraction of a millimetre (0.04″) long, living together in a slimy mass.

The tiny invertebrates, known as a zooid, are hermaphroditic and spread through clumps of cells on the organism known as statoblasts.

Each statoblast can reproduce asexually if it breaks off from a colony, allowing bryozoan clumps to spread in large numbers in the right conditions.

Fossil records show that ancient bryozoans date back as far as 470 million years, long before the first dinosaurs walked the Earth around 230 million years ago.

The creatures, known as bryozoans, have been around for hundreds of millions of years, long before the first dinosaurs walked the Earth
The creatures, known as bryozoans, have been around for hundreds of millions of years, long before the first dinosaurs walked the Earth

Each statoblast can reproduce asexually if it breaks off from a colony, allowing bryozoan clumps to spread in large numbers in the right conditions.

The zooids stick together for safety in numbers, Ms Stormont said, as a single organism on its own is easy prey.

Fossil records show that ancient bryozoans date back as far as 470 million years.

Bryozoans are often hard to spot because they stick to the bottom of ponds and lakes, where their brown-ish green colour camouflages with the murky water.

The species found in Stanley Park, known as a magnificent bryozoan or Pectinatella magnifica, is normally only found east of the Mississippi river
The species found in Stanley Park, known as a magnificent bryozoan or Pectinatella magnifica, is normally only found east of the Mississippi river
Scientists claim that warming global temperatures may have forced the bizarre organisms north of their normal habitat
Scientists claim that warming global temperatures may have forced the bizarre organisms north of their normal habitat

Once one of the creatures was spotted as part of a 24-hour ‘Bio-Blitz’ in which amateur nature lovers were invited to help experts catalogue the park’s many species, the lagoon was found to be teeming with them.

Zooids only survive in waters warmer than 15.5°C (60°F), and scientists claim that global warming may be helping the creatures to spread north.

The invertebrates filter feed on algae in nutrient-rich waters, and a spike in their numbers could upset the balance of a freshwater ecosystem.

They have also been found to clog up pipes and sewage systems in larger numbers.

The bizarre creatures were recently spotted for the first time in Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada , when they were exposed by low water levels
The bizarre creatures were recently spotted for the first time in Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada , when they were exposed by low water levels

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Family Dog Gives Birth to Litter of Puppies. When Owner Looked Closer at One Puppy, She FROZE

One puppy was unlike the rest and was unlike anything they had ever seen before. This little puppy – the only girl of the bunch – was born GREEN! No, that’s not a joke!

As shocking and false as it might sound, this is something that can actually occur to a puppy during birth. This colorful cutie earned the name Fifi, after Princess Fiona from the movie Shrek. I couldn’t imagine a more fitting name!

It was indeed all natural. Experts say that though it is rare, it can happen when light-colored puppies come in contact with a substance called Biliverdin, which is naturally found in the placenta.

While the color will fade in time, she sure has made quite an impression thus far! Have you ever seen anything like this before?

This is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. This is just proof that nature is far more amazing than we ever imagined. Watch the video clip below to see it for yourself. She’s seriously so cute!

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