Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife’

Coyote and badger hunt as a team

February 8, 2020

Coyotes and badgers sometimes hunt together as a team.

When the coyote chases a ground squirrel, the squirrel will take refuge in a burrow.  When the badger digs a ground squirrel out of a burrow, the squirrel will emerge from a different hole and run away.

Teaming up, the coyote and badger catch more prey than they could hunting apart.

The Hopi and Navajo have stories about the tricky coyote and stolid badger working together.  I myself never knew about this until I saw these videos on kottke.org.

The cougar, the bear cub and the grizzly

October 17, 2014

The bear cub, the adult grizzly and the cougar are actors in a feature-length film, The Bear, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and released in 1988.  The cub befriends the grizzly, and the grizzly protects the orphaned cub as they face non-human and human predators.  I never heard of this movie until I came across this YouTube clip on Flixxy.com.

Wolves restored Yellowstone’s natural balance

March 2, 2014

Hat tip for this to Mike Connelly

Amazing wildlife

June 19, 2010

Click on this and this for some amazing photographs of American wildlife by a photographer named Joel Sartore.

All the pictures are of members of endangered species, which are something I tend not to care about unless the species are beautiful, cute or the subject of Disney movies.  Sartore’s beautiful photographs help raise my awareness of this issue, but they are worth looking at just for aesthetic reasons.

Click on this for a news report about the world’s largest known beaver dam.