Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

14 May 2016

Angie10's Spotlight On The African Buffalo

My entire life I've only ever heard buffalo mentioned in 3 contexts.

  1. Native Americans ate buffalo for food. But the white man killed the animals for sport, thus depleting the food supply for the Indians.
  2. When crowds go insane and rush into a stadium or a Walmart, they are referred to as a “herd of stampeding buffaloes”.
  3. There is an imaginary “purple buffalo” which is an integral part of the story line for The Neverending Story. Great family entertainment. I prefer the movies, but there is also an animated TV series.

But thanks to angie10, fellow blogger from Botswana, a 4th context has been added to my knowledge base. Learned some interesting facts about the African buffalo. Didn't even know they had buffaloes in Africa.

Drawing of an african buffalo. Description in ...
Drawing of an african buffalo. Description in the original works (translated): "Kap- or Kaffernb├╝ffel" (Bubalus Caffer). Body length 2,80 m, tail length 0,90 m, height 1,50 - 1,80 m (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spotlight On The African Buffalo

FYI. “They are well known for their high level of intelligence and intuition Apparently when a person tries to play dead, the buffalo will urinate into the canal of their ear because it causes intense itching, forcing them to snap out of it and give themselves up!”

Uh huh.  Well!  Now that I know this, I know to continue to play dead no matter how badly it itches! :)


Buffalo with lettering on a white background isolated
© Photographer: Havroshechka | Agency: Dreamstime.com




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11 January 2016

These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes | Bored Panda

Most of have hobbies and many of us like collecting. Thanks to the wonders of technology, especially platforms like Pinterest and Google Plus, the process of collecting for me has become incredibly easy and even more enjoyable than ever before.

Started these collections: Texas; The Bahamas; everything vintage; myths, legends and folklore; quotes; and of course, because they are so irresistibly cute - foxes!

Started a fox collection on Google PlusThese photos are being re-shared here at My Blog Stop! and will be addedUsually my pictures are red foxes but this white one looked right at me!  Couldn't ignore the stare.  :)  And that photo of "the adorable hug" just melts your heart, doesn't it?  Y'all need to see other 20 photos. Especially the one where the photographer is up close and personal with the little creature.

These 22 Photos Will Make You Fall In Love With Foxes





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