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Alligator is rescued from Lake Michigan

Alligator Rescued from Lake Michigan

So, there you are kayaking and you see an alligator in Lake Michigan, near Waukegan. And you might think you’re hallucinating. David Castenda was fishing when he spotted the juvenile gator. If it wasn’t for Castenda calling 9-1-1 and then keeping up with the gator, he would have soon died. The poor thing had it’s…

Is this Giant Alligator a Hoax?

This alligator is real, according to those who videotaped. It’s no doubt an senior citizen gator, likely headed to the movies for half price.  

Cat Is a Bully

Q: Karma, our 12-year-old cat, picks on our two 15-month-old Labrador mixes. He may even jump on top of one dog and start to hiss and bite; he really carries on. Sometimes, we have to pull him away. No one’s been hurt yet, but the dogs seem terrorized. Any advice? — S.C., via cyberspace A:…

Selecting a Cold-Blooded Friend, American Veterinary Medical Association

Not all pets are furry, some are scaly. Dr. Susan Horton, in this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association, talks about alternatives such as snakes, lizards and turtles as pets. (By the way, the way the alligator shown in this video is NOT a good choice as a pet, for starters it’s illegal in…

Crocodilians Master Stick Trick

So, how cunning are crocodiles or alligators. According to Scientific American, they’re smarter than your average bear….Two crcoodilian species have been observed to lie partially submerged, just hanging out – with sticks protruding from their mouths. We know all great apes use tools, like chimpanzees will use sticky sticks to poke into a termite mound.…

Animals Make News at Airports

Can it really rain cats and dogs, at least it apparently can rain cats or at least kittens, if you are waiting for a flight at the Miami International Airport. Three kittens recently fell from the ceiling of Terminal J in Miami International Airport. The kittens were discovered after one traveler complained of odd noises in a…

Alligators Killed: Great, We Can Point and Shoot!

This 13-feet and 5.5 inches, 723.5-pound male alligator held the record for the heaviest alligator ever to be killed in Mississippi… It took Beth Trammell and her team of six people an hour and a half to bring down the 723-pound beast after it became hooked on their lines. Trammell told the media once she…

Raccoons Killing Cats? It Can't Happen If You Keep Kitty Indoors

I support indoor cats only for a long list of reasons. Among them, some cats do kill wildlife….and the other way around. Richard Thibeault in Richmond B.C. says his 17-year-old Siamese cat, Kokanee, was cornered by two raccoons in his driveway on July 17 and dragged away screaming. He says his wife, Wendy, was woken…

This Blog Post: Number 1,000

For about 18 months I’ve been the author of this blog – and I hope you join in celebrating my 1,000th post! Perhaps, I have set a pet blogger record. If so, I hope for the Tribune Company to present me with a silver scooper. When the Tribune launched ChicagoNow, I noted there was a…

WGN Radio Petcast: An Hour with Dr. Ian Dunbar and Kelly Gorman Dunbar

Click Here for this WGN RADIO PETCAST with the First Family of dog training, (may take a moment to load) – with Dr. Ian Dunbar and Kelly Gorman Dunbar are in studio for an entire Podcast. Among the many topics in this very special broadcast – and might be the most important hour I’ve spent…

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