Category Archives: Animal news

Unpleasant animal news: the plagues return

The Biblical plagues, I mean. In Egypt. Well, they’re back. (Do not click on this link if you can’t bear to see a close-up of a large scorpion, a representative of a swarm of large scorpions.) In case you don’t … Continue reading

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Two-animal news: bees and piranhas, in one item

From Harper’s Weekly Review: In Brazil, a man was eaten by piranhas after jumping into a lake to escape a swarm of bees. There’s got to be a German word for this.

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Animal news: Turning up in unexpected places

New Zealand sea lions: They have surprised the users of public toilets by their sudden appearances and stopped a children’s soccer match by ambling onto the field. They have frolicked in a community swimming pool and shut down an urban … Continue reading

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