God loves Animals, check out the Bible and "search" for some animals:
24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.-Genesis 1
Pumpkin, the Mangan's newest cat (found on October 2004 around Halloween after their cat died a week or so earlier), does crazy stuff! She would jump into the Coca Cola box everytime one throws it in the ground.
FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS
'POSTED October 10, 2008 A musical appreciation highlighting the beauty of all God's creatures, great and small."
"'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself."-Exodus 19:4
Fly Eagle Fly
"Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths" Eagle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the USA and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia...
The eagle is the symbol used to depict John the Apostle in some Christian churches, whose writing most clearly witnesses the divinity of Christ. In art, John, as the writer of the Gospel, is sometimes depicted with an eagle...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ".world’s largest eagle. It is the only member of the genus Pithecophaga and is genetically believed to be most closely related to the snake eagles. The Philippine Eagle has a dark brown back and white underbelly. Its nape possesses long brown feathers that resemble a crest. The bill and talons are large. ...
On Eagle\'s Wings
"28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."-Isaiah 40
This picture was forwarded (by Casey from MT on 3/05) to me, which I
(Sal) would later found out about the "deception" of this....
Shark "Photo of the Year" Is E-Mail Hoax "The photo of a breaching great white shark was taken by South African photographer Charles Maxwell [see the link to his Web site at the bottom of this page]. The Air Force photo of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was taken by Lance Cheung. They were spliced together by an unknown person, and reportedly began making the rounds on e-mail in August 2001."
*a friend (Eric B.) just showed me some cool sites last night on these unique creatures, so I decided to look it up...
"But this isn't science fiction. A set of extraordinary images captured by Japanese scientists marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild.
The animal�which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long�was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific Ocean. Japanese scientists attracted the squid toward cameras.."
"once believed to be mythical creatures, are squid of the Architeuthidae family, represented by as many as eight species of the genus Architeuthis. They are deep-ocean dwelling animals that can grow to a tremendous size: recent estimates put the maximum size at 13 m (43 ft) for females and 10 m (33 ft) for males from caudal fin to the tip of the two long tentacles (second only to the colossal squid at an estimated 14 m (46 ft), one of the largest living organisms). The mantle is only about 2 m (7 ft) in length (more for females, less for males), and the length of the squid excluding its tentacles is about 5 m (16 ft). There have been claims reported of specimens of up to 20 m (66 ft), but no animals of such size have been scientifically documented."
"These gigantic cows resemble bovine body-builders. See how breeders have achieved such amazing results.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..colloquially referred to as cows, are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. They are raised as livestock for meat (called beef and veal), dairy products (milk), leather and as draft animals (pulling carts, plows and the like). In some countries, such as India, they are honored in religious ceremonies and revered. It is estimated that there are 1.3 billion cattle in the world today. In 2009 the cattle became the first livestock animal to have its genome mapped....
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "..also called hogs or swine, are a genus of even-toed ungulates within the family Suidae. The name pig, hog, or swine most commonly refers to the domestic pig (Sus domestica) in everyday parlance, but technically encompasses several distinct species, including the Wild Boar. With around 2 billion on the planet, domestic pigs are also by far the most numerous pig species. Pigs are omnivores, and despite their reputation for gluttony, they are generally social and intelligent animals....
"A 86-page book providing a 5-week Bible study on Jesus as the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei), focusing on themes of redemption and atonement from sin through Christ's sacrifice on the cross.
When John was preaching repentance and the forgiveness of sins while baptizing in the Jordan River, Jesus came to meet him and be baptized. John looks at him and says, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world." In these words he capsulizes the mission of Jesus and gives us a clue to understanding the significance of Jesus' death and resurrection. In this five-week series you'll study the concept of Jesus as our atoning sacrifice for sin. As you study you'll be amazed and thankful -- and a more thoughtful and faithful disciple as a result...
1. Behold, the Lamb of God - Basic Concepts of Sacrifice (John 1:29)
2. The Lamb Who Took Our Place (Isaiah 53)
3. The Lamb Who Redeems Us from Slavery (1 Peter 1:18-19)
4. The Passover Lamb of Whom We Partake (1 Corinthians 5:7)
5. The Triumphant Lamb We Worship (Revelation 5:1-14)
"The Messiah is called the "Lamb of God" throughout the Bible's New Testament. This may seem a peculiar label to those who aren't familiar with biblical idioms, but to those who know their Bible, it is a cherished title for the beloved Messiah, Jesus Christ."
-Lost Sheep Story
"A modern day look at the parable of the lost sheep"
Wikipedia-Domestic Sheep "(Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are even-toed ungulates, also commonly called cloven-hoofed animals. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Domestic sheep are the most numerous species in their genus, and are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia....
Being a key animal in the history of farming, sheep have a deeply entrenched place in human culture, and find representation in much modern language and symbology. As livestock, sheep are most-often associated with pastoral, Arcadian imagery. Sheep figure in many mythologies—such as the Golden Fleece—and major religions, especially the Abrahamic traditions. In both ancient and modern religious ritual, sheep are used as sacrificial animals. In contemporary English language usage, people who are timid, easily led, or stupid are often compared to sheep."
Worthy Is The Lamb
"I didn't see this very good song anywhere, so I decided to make a video for it. This is a very good song by Keith Green, and is from Matthew 25:31-46. Hope you enjoy it, and please rate and give constructive comments."
-Passover (see Judaism)
(see Numbers 22
21 Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. 22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, she turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat her to get her back on the road.
24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path between two vineyards, with walls on both sides. 25 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam's foot against it. So he beat her again.
26 Then the angel of the LORD moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. 27 When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat her with his staff. 28 Then the LORD opened the donkey's mouth, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?"
29 Balaam answered the donkey, "You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now."
30 The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?"
"No," he said.
31 Then the LORD opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.
32 The angel of the LORD asked him, "Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. [c] 33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If she had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared her."
34 Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, "I have sinned. I did not realize you were standing in the road to oppose me. Now if you are displeased, I will go back."
35 The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, "Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you." So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
36 When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite town on the Arnon border, at the edge of his territory. 37 Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not send you an urgent summons? Why didn't you come to me? Am I really not able to reward you?"
38 "Well, I have come to you now," Balaam replied. "But can I say just anything? I must speak only what God puts in my mouth."
39 Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth. 40 Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the princes who were with him. 41 The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he saw part of the people.
Who handles disabandoned animals in our area. Becareful of handling these animals (look for signs of sickness though the eyes-yellow gunk, mouth-foaming, etc...)
Just yesterday, I got a call to pick up a 3-month old yellow retriever.
"..Although there's no word yet on which chemical may be to blame in the water, hormone-disrupting chemicals are suspected, since they are known to cause birth defects and kill young. It's also possible that some natural toxin or pathogen may be doing the damage. ..
Taking place against a backdrop of the worldwide decline in amphibians, the deformities could signal a dangerous imbalance, and might be something that affects people, not just wildlife. Says Dr. George Lucier, director of the NIEHS environmental toxicology program, "We know that something in the water, including groundwater, is extraordinarily potent in malforming frogs. We now need to determine if people are at risk. The causative agent or agents could be chemical contaminants or natural products such as pond plants or algae.... A Plague of Frogs (book)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "...In that same month (August 1995), Dennis and Rhonda Bock found many deformed frogs near their lake in Brainerd, Minnesota. At first they were unconcerned, thinking the appearance of these frogs was a freak, but natural occurrence. However, as more reports of frog deformities came from the rest of the state, they grew concerned and called the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). While the DNR could not do anything about the frogs, they sent the information on to David Hoppe, a herpetologist at the University of Minnesota Morris campus. Hoppe was unable to come to the Bock's lake until October, because of previous commitments. When he did manage to go to the Bock property, Hoppe was very surprised, as the Bocks lived on a relatively large natural lake, rather than on the small farm ponds where others had reported deformed frogs. The presence of these deformities in both natural and man-made bodies of water cast doubt on the theory of chemical contamination, as the larger, natural lakes should not have been as susceptible to harboring high concentration of pollutants as smaller, man-made agricultural ponds.
The next year Hoppe, Helgen and McKinnell obtained a $150,000 grant from the state to study the frog deformities. Even more sightings of deformed frogs were reported that year. Short on funds, the MPCA managed to successfully confirm 21 sites with deformed animals. Of the 3000 deformed frogs collected, just under 12 percent had deformities. However, there was a considerable variance in the incidence of deformities between sites and between collection intervals at the same site. As deformed frogs were more systematically collected and dissected, there was considerable evidence of internal abnormality. Digestive systems and reproductive systems were especially hard hit, with some frogs "starving to death, despite being stuffed to bursting with food". As the summer of 1996 progressed, Hoppe paid more attention to the Bock lake. Although the frogs at the lake seemed normal at the beginning of the summer, the number and variety of deformities rose dramatically as the season progressed....
The story then takes a detour and discusses the findings of Martin Ouellet, a French-Canadian biologist who was studying the effect of agricultural chemicals on frogs in the St. Lawrence river valley. Ouellet found that the frogs in agricultural ponds developed deformities at a significantly higher rate than frogs in natural control environments. He had seen and noted the same abnormalities that were being discovered in Minnesota. He became convinced that the deformities were being caused by agricultural chemicals.... New Reports of Deformed Frogs Trigger U.S. Ecological Alarms
By William Souder
Washington Post, January 29, 1997 pmac.net "..Morris, Minn.-- It has been an unusually harsh winter in far western Minnesota, but spring will come early to a small, cinder block-laboratory at the University of Minnesota. In a few weeks, David Hoope, a herpetolotgist, will awaken three pairs of deformed northern leopard frogs from their hibernation in the lab and attempt to breed them. Hoope wants to find out whether their limb deformities -- missing feet and club feet -- will be passed on to their off-spring in a controlled environment...
Update: Studies offer new insights into causes of deformed frogs, By William Souder | Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 minnpost.com
William Souder is a Minnesota journalist and the author of "A Plague of Frogs." His most recent book, "Under a Wild Sky," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. "...It's been 14 years since a group of middle-schoolers on a field trip discovered frogs with bizarre leg malformations at a farm pond near Henderson, in the Minnesota River Valley an hour southwest of the Twin Cities. Some of the amphibians had extra hind legs that appeared as pale, shrunken imitations of normal limbs. Some were missing legs, or had legs that were partial or misshapen. In the months that followed, frogs with the same and even worse limb deformities were discovered in dozens of wetlands across Minnesota and Wisconsin, and it was learned that similar outbreaks were already under investigation in Canada's Quebec province....
..Researchers eventually discovered that a species of tiny aquatic parasite called a trematode imbeds itself in the developing leg tissue of tadpoles and causes them to grow additional legs. Because much of the attention had focused on frogs with extra legs, the finding was widely reported as the end of the story...
"When I got into this, I initially thought some kind of pollutant was involved," says Ballengée. He changed his mind, he says, when he observed in the field dragonfly nymphs "grazing" hungrily on toad tadpoles as they massed in the shallows just before metamorphosis. "I think we've found another big piece of the puzzle," says Ballengée. "Selective predation is the second of the two prime causes of deformities."
Proposing parasites and predators as a general explanation for frog deformities is a kind of "biology gone wild scenario" says Lannoo, one that masks other possible causes and potentially serious environmental degradation. There are, Lannoo argues, thousands of frog species in the world, and broad conclusions based on what happens to one or two species in a handful of wetlands are "tenuous at best." Lannoo says it's important to remember that a host of chemicals — pesticides, hormone mimics, metals, PCBs — are known to cause developmental abnormalities in frogs, and lab studies of chemical exposure have produced frogs with deformities comparable to those in nature....
Law enforcement is asking the public to stay away from the neighborhoods around East 9th Street and Oregon Avenue, where a bear has taken refuge in a tree "There's a bear in a tree in Morris.
Let's repeat that: There's a bear in a tree. In Morris.
Granted, that's not quite as strange as, say, seeing a kangaroo romping down Atlantic Avenue. But the burly black beasts typically are denizens of the northern forests of Minnesota, not the flat, open fields of West Central Minnesota.
But, nonetheless, there it is, perched in a tree near the intersection of East 9th Street and Oregon Avenue.
Law enforcement and state wildlife officials have concluded that the best approach is to let the bear come down from the tree when it's ready and to keep the public as far away from it as possible.
Police have set up barricades on East 9th, East 8th and East 7th streets and at intersections on Oregon and California avenues. Law enforcement is asking the public to stay away from the area since the bear likely won't descend until it feels safe.
Stevens County Sheriff's Posse members, police officers and Morris firefighters are volunteering their time to man intersections to keep vehicle and pedestrians outside a two-block area around the bear, said Morris Chief of Police Jim Beauregard.
"It's going good so far, we're being patient," Beauregard said. "With wildlife, you have to be patient sometimes, and a lot of times we humans aren't very good with that."
"It would make our job a lot easier if people don't come down here," said Morris Police Officer Robert Velde.
Law enforcement first heard the bear was in town at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night. A woman reported that she hit the bear with her car. However, there was no damage to the car so the collision probably was minor, law enforcement stated.
Morris police responded and attempted to chase the bear out of city limits, but the bear instead climbed the tree and spent the night there.
Word spread quickly Wednesday morning and dozens showed up. People, including a group of daycare kids, walked up close to the tree to take a look. Police estimated that at least 100 people were around the area, watching, photographying and videotaping the bear.
The bear, wedged fairly securely in a crook in the tree, occasionally looked around at the commotion below and at times appeared to be napping. If the bear does move, it probably will be at night, DNR officials said.
"Poor bear, I'm sure he'd like nothing more than to get out of town," said Kevin Kotts, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Area Wildlife Supervisor. "The reason bears go into trees is because they're scared, and this one certainly isn't going to move if there are a lot of people there."
DNR Conservation Officer Tony Anderson said officials weighed the options: tranquilizing the bear was dismissed. No one in the area has a tranquilizer gun, the shooter would have to be fairly close to the animal to ensure a direct hit, and even if the tranquilized bear didn't fall to its death, officials couldn't come up with an efficient and safe procedure for carrying it out of the tree.
Killing the bear also isn't feasible since it would involve shooting a high-powered rifle, into the air, in a residential area.
Waiting the bear out is the only way, Anderson said.
"That's the best outcome for the bear, for sure," Anderson said. "In cases like this, it's a tough decision to make."
Anderson estimated the bear's weight at about 150 pounds and that it's likely about 18 months old. It probably was kicked out of its den by its mother and it has been wandering, searching for territory, he said.
Kotts said he's been in contact with DNR bear researchers in Grand Rapids, who advised leaving it alone and letting it make an exit when it feels comfortable.
Neither Kotts nor Anderson can recall a bear sighting in the Morris area. Kotts said he has received reports of bear wandering in Pope and Douglas counties, which have more wooded areas. That the bear made its way to Morris signals that it's probably a male.
"It's common for young males to be wondering," Kotts said.
"MORRIS, MINN. - On Tuesday evening, people in the city of Morris, Minn., were surprised to see an unusual visitor stuck up a tree in a local neighborhood.
"We have a little excitement here in the city of Morris today. We have a black bear that's up a tree," Police Chief James Beauregard said.
Around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Morris Police Department received a call from a concerned person that a black bear had climbed up a tree and was not coming down.
"We road our bikes down to see the bear didn't we," Onlooker Matthew Steen said.
"The bear was startled by a car and didn't want to come down," Chief Beauregard said. "This isn't a cub, it's a 125 lb male black bear."
The bear climbed a tree on Oregon and 9th street after being startled by a car.
As of 5:15 Wednesday evening, the bear was still at the same location. At one point there were more than 200 people looking at the bear.
"He's a celebrity. We must have had about 200 to 300 people out here already just looking at him," Steen said.
Law enforcement said something like this hasn't happened in Morris for years.
"Not in this town. I've seen moose and deer. That's about it. This is the first time we've seen a bear in a tree," Steen said.
"We are urging everyone to stay out of the area," Beauregard said. "The bear is not posing a threat to anyone, we just don't want anyone else scaring him."
Local law enforcement began barricading the area and it could take as long as three days to get the bear out of the tree authorities said.
"It's not unusual for them to stay in a tree for a few days if they feel they are in danger," Beauregard said.
The Morris City Manager and Minnesota State Patrol assisted the Morris Police Department.
Stay with KSAX-TV for updates.
Written for the web by: Emily Deem and Megan Matthews
UPDATE: Bear ends Morris visit early Friday Published April 28 2010 By Tom Larson
Morris Sun Tribune morrissuntribune.com
A black bear that took up residence in a tree three days ago and was the talk of the town in Morris climbed down at 1 a.m. Friday and took off out of town "A black bear that wandered into town on Tuesday night ended his brief stay in Morris when he climbed out of the tree he called home on the east side of Morris and headed north out of town about 1 a.m. on Friday.
The bear stood around in the street near East 9th Street and Oregon Avenue for about five minutes while law enforcement backed off a couple of blocks. The bear cross Highway 28 near the former Anderson Acres building, then took off running to the north, said Morris Chief of Police Jim Beauregard.
"Fortunately, it was pretty quiet down there," Beauregard said. "He hit a field north of town and away he went."
It was the best ending the public and law enforcement -- and the bear -- could have hoped for, Beauregard said.
"It's nice for the people living down there," he said. "We kind of held up their lives for a few days, but they were very considerate of what we were trying to do. The animal survived and it came to a good conclusion."
On Thursday, law enforcement and wildlife officials expressed concern that the bear might be injured more seriously than previously thought after a woman hit the bear with her car Tuesday night.
The bear climbed into the tree after police tried to chase it out of town, and then it didn't leave Wednesday night, prompting concern it might be injured. However, Beauregard said the animal appeared healthy and wasn't limping when he left Friday morning.
Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Tony Anderson said "he's off to do what bears do best: being a bear instead of a spectacle in town."
There's no feasible way to track the bear's movements without a radio collar, but Anderson suspects the bear will be avoiding towns and people if at all possible.
"This was by far the best option for everyone," Anderson said, although he added that he's surprised the bear, like the law enforcement officials standing watch, wasn't tempted to stay longer by the smell of the chicken fryer at Willie's Super Valu.
So the city population has dropped by one, and Beauregard said he doesn't expect that the bear will be promoting Morris as a vacation destination among his family and friends.
"He'll be telling them, 'Don't go to Morris,' " Beauregard joked. " 'You'll get hit by a car, people will chase you and they won't give you any food.'"
Canadian Geese Migration Flyover
by gooodnews everybodycom
"I was raking my leaves on the evening (an hour to sunset) of Friday, November 6th 2009. I happened to have my digital-video camera with me, so I quickly took this shot over my front yard in Morris, Minnesota.
"Distribution and habitat
A flock near a weir on the Humber River near Raymore Park in Toronto, Ontario.
Idaho Falls, Idaho.
This species is native to North America. It breeds in Canada and the northern United States in a variety of habitats. Its nest is usually located in an elevated area near water such as streams, lakes, ponds and sometimes on a beaver lodge. Its eggs are laid in a shallow depression lined with plant material and down. The Great Lakes region maintains a very large population of Canada Geese...
Relationship with humans
In 1995, a US Air Force E-3 Sentry aircraft at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska struck a flock of Canada Geese on takeoff and crashed, killing all 24 crew. The accident sparked efforts to avoid such events, including habitat modification, aversion tactics, herding and relocation, and culling of flocks. A collision with a flock of migratory Canada Geese resulted in US Airways Flight 1549 suffering a total power loss after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, New York City, New York on 15 January 2009. The pilot brought the plane to an emergency 'splash'-landing in the Hudson River causing only minor injuries to the 155 passengers and crew.
Geese have a tendency to defend against humans when they feel themselves or their goslings to be threatened. First the geese will stand erect, spread their wings and produce a hissing sound. Next, the geese will charge. They may then bite or attack with their wings.[15..
Got this pair (female and male ready to mate) of zebra finches for free from Wilmma (through Morris' Community Info Please) on Saturday, November 11th 2006-cool! A nice addition to my "new house".
Our Daily Bread (Aug.24) - Birds, Lilies, And Me
"From: Faith1316 | Aug 20, 2011 | 12 views
Our Daily Bread (Aug.24) - Birds, Lilies, And Me
"Be careful out there!" It was both good advice and a word of compassion because he knew what could happen to them in the line of duty.
Jesus gave His followers a similar warning, but in even stronger terms. Luke 11 ends ominously with these words: "The scribes and the Pharisees began to assail Him vehemently, and to cross-examine Him about many things" (v.53). In the continuation of this account, Luke says that Jesus compassionately instructed His disciples to "beware" (12:1) but not to worry or be afraid (vv.4-7,22).
Jesus was promising to guard, protect, and care for them as they went out into the world. He assured them that because He cared for simple things like birds and lilies, they could be certain that He would take care of His "little flock" of believers (vv.24-32).
We cannot know the future. But we can know this: No matter what comes, we are under the loving, caring, watchful eye of our great Shepherd, who also happens to be the Son of God!
I walked life's path with worry,
Disturbed and quite unblest,
Until I trusted Jesus;
Now faith has given rest. —Bosch
If Jesus is concerned about flowers and birds,
He certainly cares about you and me
... (more info)
Skunk trying to find a place to hibernate in my yard
"While I was digging a trench for my house-yard project (putting pipes to divert water away from basement) I was met by a skunk in one of the trenches. I was fortunate that we were not both in the trench together..weh! It all started with a strong foul smell when I was deep in one of the trenches, which I kept wondering what that smell was. I ended up coming out of the trench as I was emptying a bucket of dirt. When I was about to return to this trench, I saw the critter waddling back and forth trying to get out. Well, I had to finish my project, so thought of using my bucket to "rescue" it out of there. I was fortunate to have a long rope and was far enough away from the skunk if tried to attempt to spray me when it crawled out of the bucket above ground.
This is where I started videotaping the skunk kept waddling around my house. I would end up finding a hole it started to create in that same trench I found it. I guess it went back to the trench (ending of my video) trying to find that same hole it started to dig...a place to hibernate before the winter was coming!"
*video recorded this skunk in action during my yard-house project
"Alexandria, Minn. (KSAX) - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials have been unable to identify a mystery carcass found in Douglas County with certainty, prompting further investigation..
The dead white mammal was spotted this week on a Douglas County road with five claws, dark tufts of hair on its back and head and long toenails.
Roadkill is nothing new for Minnesotans, but this curious creature got people talking.
Lacey Ilse said she was driving near her home on County Road 86, south of Alexandria, when she spotted the mysterious mammal.
"We saw something in the middle of the road, and we knew it wasn't a dog or a cat, because it didn't have hair. It had a clump of hair and all the rest was just white skin," Ilse said."it's ear was all mis-shaped. To me, it looked like half-human."
Ilse said she soon posted pictures of the animal on Facebook, and rumors and speculation took off.
"It just shot out like wildfire. everybody was putting it on their Facebook pages. And then, their friends were putting it on their pages," she said.
Noelle Jones sent the pictures to KSAX Monday, and after posting them on the KSAX Facebook page that night, more than 175 comments have been posted about the unusual animal, with guesses ranging from a skunk, badger, wolverine, wolf, or even proof of the mythical chupacabra.
Folks in Alexandria Wednesday had their own ideas.
"First guess was a badger with like, a case of mange. But then, some other people were saying, like a chupacabra. and after looking at some pictures, I was like, 'you know, it's possible," Jones said.
"It kinda looks like a 10-year-old wolf," Austin Becker of Alexandria said.
"Almost looks like a pig, with paws? I don't know, or a wolf," Kaitlin Van Horn of Morris said.
Glenwood DNR Area Wildlife Supervisor Kevin Kotts used the process of elimination to give his answer.
"It's got five long front claws on each of its front feet, which would be characteristic of a badger," Kotts said. "I ran the pictures past a few other DNR folks that have a lot of trapping and/or fur-bare experience, and they all said, it's hard to be 100 percent sure what it is ... but if it's a Minnesota animal, it's probably a badger."
But Ilse, and just about everyone else who has seen it, can't be so sure.
"If you're looking at the top half, it definitely looks like a dog that's kind of been torn apart. But, I'm not sure what to make of the back part," Igor Simanovich of the Twin Cities said.
"It's a strange animal and i hope we don't have anymore around here," Jane Murphy of Alexandria said.
"You know how they do their government secret testing on animals? and I know it sounds crazy, but I've never seen an animal like this," Ilse said
Jason Abraham, with the Department of Natural Resources, said he thinks it may be a domestic dog, but he is still left with questions.
"The head suggests a canine, very likely a domestic dog," Abraham said. "However, the right front foot appears to have five toes, which is not typical for canines. Also, the long toenails are not typical for an active canine."
Ilse said some of her guinea hens and cats are missing and suspects the animal or others in the area may be to blame. Several burrowed holes ranging from four to ten inches in size were also spotted near where the animal was found.
Ilse said Kotts was able to check the creature out Wednesday afternoon and said it's similar to a badger but has a much longer tail than usual, and took the carcass in for further testing.
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"October 22, 2009—In the wilds of northern Minnesota, bear expert Lynn Rogers teaches participants at a "wild encounters" education camp about bear language, manners, and lifestyle—all while getting up close and personal with wild black bears."
Why Did the Ducks Cross the Road?
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24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.[g] He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
27 "First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
28 "Lord," she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs."
29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone."
Patches the Coolest Horse
"Patches the Coolest Horse "
*shared by a friend (2/4/09)
"BROOK PARK — By her senior year of high school, Sara was a shining student and track and field star with a bright future ahead. But everything changed at a friend’s sleepover.
In the middle of the night, her friend’s father sexually abused her. Confused, scared and full of shame, Sara buried the pain in unhealthy relationships, anorexia and then bulimia—which almost killed her. As her life spun more out of control, she even attempted suicide multiple times.
In the midst of all this, she visited Changing Gaits, Inc. (CGI).
At CGI, Sara met Akita, with whom she instantly felt safe. Through Akita’s gentleness and patient listening, Sara’s life was forever changed. Akita helped Sara discover her strengths and weaknesses. She helped Sara set healthy boundaries, and she helped Sara reclaim—and proclaim—her self-worth.
Yet Akita is not a typical therapist: She is a beautiful buckskin mare. Yes, Akita is a horse. And CGI is not a typical addiction services and behavioral therapy institution.
The healing bond of horses
Located in Brook Park, Minnesota (just north and east of Mora), CGI is both a ministry and a certified therapy organization, yet clients and therapists don’t meet in offices; they meet in a stable. And they are accompanied by horses like Akita.
"In the barn, clients let their guard down a lot quicker than in an office setting,” said Guy Kaufman, founder and executive director of CGI. “Being engaged with horses and the obstacles we set up brings clients through a different thought process [than other therapy techniques]. God uses the horses to bring the client’s darkness out into His light so they may be healed from their afflictions.”
Using an emerging—but effective—therapy called Equine Assisted Addiction Services (EAAS), certified EAAS horse specialist Kaufman teams with a certified licensed therapist to create individualized programs for each client.
"EAAS is not riding or horsemanship,” stressed Kaufman, citing that about 90 percent of all therapy exercises with the horses take place on the ground, requiring participants to use non-verbal communication, creative thinking and problem solving to control their horse.
"Through verbal and non-verbal communication, personal strength and ingenuity, it is possible to begin to control the horse—[which symbolizes] the addiction,” said Kaufman. “Because participants learn very quickly about themselves and can easily relate what they learn to real life situations, this form of therapy has been proven to bring faster results than traditional treatment or counseling alone.”
From addict to addiction breaker
Kaufman has not always been on this side of the saddle, though.
"I grew up in a dysfunctional family, and I started drinking to kill the pain,” he said. For almost 25 years, alcohol—and his addictive behaviors—ruled him, driving him to more than one suicide attempt.
Then in 1998 he accepted Christ—and had his last drink.
"That was truly when I felt the power of the Holy Spirit lift me from my addiction,” he said.
As Kaufman walked the road to healing, he was introduced to a constant companion who would literally carry him through the toughest times: a black Arabian gelding named Shadow. Through Shadow, Guy realized his calling.
"As I continued with my own recovery program and walking closer to God, I started dreaming of using horses in helping people in recovery,” he said.
In 2004, through a series of miraculous events, Kaufman saw God’s dream for his life become reality: CGI opened its stable doors. Since then, Kaufman and his team have heard countless stories of healing much like Sara’s.
"Thank you so much!” one mother exclaimed in a letter. “I saw more out of my son in 50 minutes than I have in months. Your project is amazing, and I’m proud to be a part. Can’t wait to come again.”
"It’s a formidable task to accurately describe the depths of gratitude I have,” wrote one teacher of at-risk teens. “[My students] experienced the unfamiliar realization that they had worth! In the disguise of a horse, CGI offered them something they rarely touch in their daily lives—hope.”
"We are earning a reputation for positive results as clients come from not only the state but from around the country,” said Kaufman.
Yet the obstacles have been—and continue to be—many, from almost losing Shadow to finding new land to making ends meet.
"We are always looking for sponsorship in several areas of our ministry, from our clients—we never turn any away—to caring for our horses to sponsoring the ranch in general,” said Kaufman, noting that CGI is growing quicker than its resources can keep up with. “Faith has kept me going through these last few years, and it’s what keeps us going now.”
The CGI team continues to take it one day, one life, at a time.
"Our love for horses, our belief that people can learn from them and the power of the Holy Spirit changes lives,” said Kaufman. “We call this place Changing Gaits as a symbol of what we hope will take place in the lives of those who come here.”
"[Changing Gaits] has shown me a life through Jesus Christ,” said a thankful Sara at the end of her story. “There is no greater gift I could have received, and they asked for nothing in return. Changing Gaits is a miracle from God.”
ACTION BOX: For more information about CGI, call (320) 679-4468 or e-mail email@example.com.
"MINNEAPOLIS -- This was one squirrel that was ready for a close-up.
A curious squirrel is an Internet star -- thanks to a Minnesota couple's photograph.
Melissa and Jackson Brandts of Watertown were on vacation in Alberta, Canada, last May when the squirrel popped up in their camera shot.
The Brandts, both 29, were sitting in the background on the shore of Lake Minnewanka with the camera set on a rock. Up close is the curious squirrel -- attracted, the couple thinks, by the sound of the camera focusing.
The couple submitted the photo for National Geographic's "Your Shot" contest.
Jackson Brandts says the couple has received e-mails and phone calls from Canada, Australia, Italy and South Korea.
Click here to check out the Brandts' picture for yourself. They're listed in the drop-down menu under "August - Week 1." You can also vote for their picture on the site. The picture with the most vote gets published in National Geographic Magazine.
(Copyright 2009 by KARE and The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) "
'POSTED August 1, 2008 Discover the wonders of God's Creation from the beginning of time to the present day. Animals in the Bible is an award-winning film (Winner-Best Children's Film, Best of the Festival-at the Creation Arts Film Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2008) that will create a renewed sense of awe for the Creator and his creation. Visit our website, http://www.pesdirect.com/animalsinthebible.html to also learn about the 80 page full-color Study Guide on Animals in the Bible."
Dinosaurs - God Created Them When He Made Man - Today's Christian Videos
"Evolutionists tell us that dinosaurs died out 65 million years before man but God told Job that He made dinosaurs when He made man. That would explain why we find stone likenesses of dinosaurs on buildings and on burial stones and why we find dinosaur footprints alongside human footprints."
"An aura of mystery surrounds the dinosaurs. Where did they come from? Did they evolve? Did they really live millions of years ago? What happened to them? Are there any living today? Has any human being ever seen a live dinosaur? ... Were There People Alive When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth?
by Ken Ham
January 20, 2011 "..Answer:
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And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind . . . And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness,” . . . Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day (Genesis 1:25, 26, 31).
Genesis 10:9, 8:19
Dinosaurs and people living together? That is really hard to imagine, isn’t it, Jim? Actually, it is not hard to imagine if we are Christians who believe God’s Word. Look at our Bible verses. God’s Word tells us that dinosaurs (beasts of the earth) and man (Adam and Eve) were actually made on the very same 24-hour day. They were all created on Day 6 of Creation Week. And, it is true that dinosaurs are older than people—but by only a few hours, not millions of years! So, what is the answer to your question? Yes! Dinosaurs lived with people—before the Flood, on Noah’s ark with Noah and his family, and after the Flood. God’s Word also describes what I believe was a dinosaur. In the book of Job, the animal called Behemoth is described, and it sure seems to be a unique, dinosaur-like animal (like a large Sauropod), living right there with Job and the people of that time!..
Did Dinosaurs Live With Man? Laughable?
"Sample from Bob Dutkos' CD series top ten proofs.
If you disagree with the information given in this video you can email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also an on air discussion every Friday around 2:30 eastern standard time. Google 103.5 fm wmuz for more info.
I do not stand to profit in any way from this video.
Also, comments are disabled for this subject because I have found on youtube when it comes to discussions that touch evolution or atheism that the comments almost always digress into rudeness and name calling, and become futile. Anyway,
"OSLO, Norway (AP) — Tens of thousands of dead herring have carpeted a stretch of coast in northern Norway — and then disappeared again.
The fish appeared on New Year's Eve, leading to speculation that predators might have driven a huge school ashore or the fish could have been washed onto the beach by a powerful storm that hit Norway on Christmas Day.
Jens Christian Holst of Norway's Institute of Marine Research says a combination of several factors was the likely explanation.
Locals also started pondering how to clean up the estimated 20 tons of dead fish on the beach in Kvaenes, near Tromsoe, north of the Arctic Circle, before it decayed. But before they could start, the fish disappeared.
Holst said Tuesday the herrings have likely washed back into the North Sea."
" In a once-lost forest in Africa, six animal species new to science have been discovered, members of a two-month expedition now reveal, including a bat, a rodent, two shrews and two frogs...
"If we can find six new species in such a short period, it makes you wonder what else is out there," said Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Andrew Plumptre.
Visit LiveScience.com for more daily news, views and scientific inquiry with an original, provocative point of view."
"The Bible names over 120 species of animals but, as it is not a book of science, does not offer any kind of biological classification. The sacred books were composed by a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life and hence in constant communication with nature. To this people references to the animal world and animal customs were quite natural. As may be expected, the more a particular animal abounded in the Holy Land, the more frequent allusions to it may be found....
It must be known, however, if we wish fairly to understand the language of the Scriptures on the matters connected therewith. The first class, the behem�th, or beasts, in the Biblical parlance, includes all quadrupeds living on the earth, with the exception of the amphibia and such small animals as moles, mice, and the like."List of Animals in the Bible "The following is a list of animals whose name appears in the Bible. Whenever required for the identification, the Hebrew name will be indicated, as well as the specific term used by Zoologists. This list will include even such names as griffon, lamia, siren or unicorn, which, though generally applied to fabulous beings, have nevertheless, on account of some misunderstandings or educational prejudices of the Greek and Latin translators, crept into the versions, and have been applied to real animals. In the following list D.V. stands for Douay Version, A.V. and R.V. for Authorized and Revised Version respectively."
"And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep [them] alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every [sort] shall come unto thee, to keep [them] alive.
And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather [it] to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he."-Genesis 6
What Happened After the Flood
"This video discusses how the world may have become as we now know it after the Great Flood. This video particularly deals with the issue of how animals could have gotten to Australia after the Flood."
Ancient history of Reptilians and Demons Full Documentary
"http://wolvoman80.webs.com/... follow on facebook wolvoman80 onhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolvoman80/217103994978120 Ancient history of Reptilians and Demons full documentary reptilian shapeshifter shiva djinn aliens ufo ufos acient sumerian gods bible quran myths ghosts sprits pryamids zues moses adam and eve serpent sinbad illuminati nwo freemason scary demonic possession "
*see 30:00 Chuck Missler:
(3). Repetilians Revelation 16
The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Liberal Arts: Law, Judgment, Judge, Judging, Justice, etc.. "..13 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. ...
*see 40:00 more on Reptilians as lizards (existed during Mayans)
*see 44:00 on Egyptian Sphinx