Photo Phriday – Sea Koalas~

Okay, who doesn’t like sea otters. They don’t look it but they are quite fierce animals.

Wild California Sea Otters,

remind me,

of floating koala bears.

Like koalas they have a laid back approach to life,

and don’t sweat the small stuff!

This pup is clearly embracing the parental philosophy.

Cheers to you from Moro Bay California’s wild sea otters~

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Rat Wins Award!

Now this is a story I can get behind!

In this undated photo issued by the PDSA, People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, Cambodian landmine detection rat, Magawa is photographed wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, in Siem, Cambodia. A British animal charity has on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, for the first time awarded its top civilian honor to a rat, recognizing the rodent for his “lifesaving bravery and devotion” in searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia. (PDSA via AP)

The Rat’s name is Magawa. They say he is too small to set off the landmines. He is celebrating his award by eating a large piece of watermelon. Go, Magawa, go!


The full piece is here:

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/25/916892377/hero-rat-wins-a-top-animal-award-for-sniffing-out-landmines

Photo Phriday: Eat, Play, Swim & Sleep~

As fuzzy and lovely as these critters are, they are wild, as that dead seal can no longer tell you!

This is what we saw polar bears doing, as they wait for the ice to freeze, so they can go hunt seals on Hudson Bay. Works for me. I love doing all of these things!

The cub is eating the spine with ribs attached of a mammal the bears killed and you can see the dark colored blood on the rocks from their kill site. There was also another critter here that mama and baby bear continuously growled at. Most likely another bear, but we never saw it hiding in the rocks.

Scientists disagree about whether Hudson Bay polar bears eat or hunt while they wait for the ice to freeze, but this cub has the blood on his paw to prove he does both!

We nearly missed this big bear swimming near our zodiac.

Here he is leaving the water.

And of course the play. We saw mamas and…

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Photo (Video) Phriday

I say this and thought I’d do a video vs photo Phriday. I think this is too funny. Apparently the bird is a Blue Manakin. I wonder why they are doing this. Is the bird (light green and hard to see) sitting at the top of the branch directing them?! Is it watching because it can’t believe they keep doing the same thing over and over again?! Well, I looked them up and, of course, it’s males, trying to get the attention of the female. These birds can be found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraquay.