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Either way, this is amazing-

 

The 2 birds are protecting the croc's nest when it's out hunting in return for the croc to protect them in general. They are like its 2 henchmen.

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Wow, that's amazing. Makes you wonder how such arrangements happen in nature.

Anyway, saw this a few days ago and thought of you, @The Rebel CRS:

Just listen to the call of that Steller's Sea Eagle :o 

Some cool footage from the wild:

 

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Wow those are crazy birds - HUGE.

Panda v. Snowman is a quality clip. The pandas at the Toronto zoo are hilarious.

 

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Pandas seem to be dumb as shit, but also very relatable :35_thinking::4_joy:

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On 28/11/2017 at 8:39 PM, nudge said:

Wow, that's amazing. Makes you wonder how such arrangements happen in nature.

Anyway, saw this a few days ago and thought of you, @The Rebel CRS:

Just listen to the call of that Steller's Sea Eagle :o 

Some cool footage from the wild:

 

Amazing, look at the size of their legs and talons. We actually have a species of sea Eagle in the UK, the White Tailed eagle, but only really in Scotland these days and the numbers are low compared to what they will have once been.

It's the same with Golden Eagles, we used to have them in England(the Lake District in fact), but due to being persecuted by man(or better said, morons), there are none left now. The last one went missing a few years ago(probably died of old age) and hasn't been seen since. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful in introducing a mate to him, so he weren't able to reproduce. The numbers in Scotland are rising which is good news, but we have none left now in England. Maybe one day they will try and reintroduce them like they have done successfully with Red Kites.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

Amazing, look at the size of their legs and talons. We actually have a species of sea Eagle in the UK, the White Tailed eagle, but only really in Scotland these days and the numbers are low compared to what they will have once been.

It's the same with Golden Eagles, we used to have them in England(the Lake District in fact), but due to being persecuted by man(or better said, morons), there are none left now. The last one went missing a few years ago(probably died of old age) and hasn't been seen since. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful in introducing a mate to him, so he weren't able to reproduce. The numbers in Scotland are rising which is good news, but we have none left now in the UK. Maybe one day they will try and reintroduce them like they have done successfully with Red Kites.

Yep they're huge, supposed to be the heaviest eagle worldwide, I think, and their wingspan is over 2 meters on average :o 

It's a shame that... We still have quite a few species of eagles here in Cambo, with the white-bellied sea Eagle being the most impressive one. I'm actually going on a wildlife watching tour during the Christmas days off in a local national park, the wildlife and marine life diversity there is unbelievable (around 200 bird species alone), but this is going to go downwards now as they succumbed to a huge Chinese investment and allowed them to build monstrous hotel/casino resorts in the area, so I want to take the last chance to see it untouched. I'm particularly keen on spotting great hornbills, herons, pelicans and cranes, mouse-deer, sun bears, dugongs and freshwater dolphins. Hope I'll manage to take a few decent pics and avoid pythons and king cobras while I'm on it, haha.

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What's funny is that cockroaches have a wingspan of around 1", yet they are far more terrifying :ph34r:.

That sounds amazing nudge and I'd love to join you if possible. You will have to definitely take some pictures and post them on here before the Chinese investment potentially ruins the true beauty of it.

They must have an endless amount of different species of animals out there. That would be the plus side to living over there for me personally.

Eagles are the ultimate predator in my opinion.

 

 

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Fellow teacher had to kill(think so) a dugite just outside my class today. Would've preferred if he didn't kill it as it was only a baby I reckon, although they're extremely venomous they're quite scared of humans. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dugite

 

edit: didn't realise there are massive fines for injuring or killing one! 

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9 hours ago, The Rebel CRS said:

What's funny is that cockroaches have a wingspan of around 1", yet they are far more terrifying :ph34r:.

That sounds amazing nudge and I'd love to join you if possible. You will have to definitely take some pictures and post them on here before the Chinese investment potentially ruins the true beauty of it.

They must have an endless amount of different species of animals out there. That would be the plus side to living over there for me personally.

Eagles are the ultimate predator in my opinion.

They have those big fat roaches here, like 5-6cm long :/ Ewwww. I had three snake younglings crawling into my room through the balcony and trying to make love with my stereo cable once (almost stepped on one of them, hrrr), probably venomous, but I still prefer that over roaches xD 
They have some really strange species here, haha. The weirdest living thing I've seen was some mutant insect which had wings, grasshopper-like legs, at least 4 antennae and fur on it's mid-section xD Don't even know what the fuck that was haha, but it could run, jump, fly and was damn huge. I think a proper trip to the jungle would be a real treat in terms of spotting unusual species, but I'm too soft for that, haha.

Eagles are great, pure force and elegance. Take crowned eagle, for example - not even THAT big, usually up to 4-5kg, yet they are prey on mammals weighing up to 20-30kg :o

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Think it was around this time last year I, and many others, went batshit crazy about this footage. 

 

We're all TEAM IGUANA.

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On 01/12/2017 at 8:26 PM, nudge said:

They have those big fat roaches here, like 5-6cm long :/ Ewwww. I had three snake younglings crawling into my room through the balcony and trying to make love with my stereo cable once (almost stepped on one of them, hrrr), probably venomous, but I still prefer that over roaches xD 
They have some really strange species here, haha. The weirdest living thing I've seen was some mutant insect which had wings, grasshopper-like legs, at least 4 antennae and fur on it's mid-section xD Don't even know what the fuck that was haha, but it could run, jump, fly and was damn huge. I think a proper trip to the jungle would be a real treat in terms of spotting unusual species, but I'm too soft for that, haha.

Eagles are great, pure force and elegance. Take crowned eagle, for example - not even THAT big, usually up to 4-5kg, yet they are prey on mammals weighing up to 20-30kg :o

Cockroaches are horrible and if they have wings and start flying, I'm gone :ph34r:.

Spiders(atleast the ones in the UK) don't bother me and I just leave them to get on with what they are doing. They are harmless after all and serve a great purpose. Anything that traps and kills flies is a friend of mine.

Snakes don't bother me, but I can't say I would enjoy waking up one morning and seeing a King cobra sat there hissing at me xD. But in general I like them and I even used to have a small Garter Snake when I was a kid. I can't say I'd go full on @Tanksie and start picking venomous ones up in the wild, although I wouldn't mind viewing them from a distance. They are quite fascinating to be honest.

One of the best things about going night fishing is all the wildlife you see. Other than rats, which are like roaches, and seem to scare the shit out of me despite being harmless, I''ve seen bats(you see those everywhere though), owls, foxes and badgers(on one occasion in the past, as it's hard to see badgers) at night and in the early morning, deer, kingfishers, etc. When I woke up the last time I went night fishing, a kingfisher was sat on one of my rods, just a few meters away from me. They are very timid birds, so to see one so close is a privilege and not something that many people will experience. Also when I was walking around to the other side of the lake to bait up in May last year, a deer came running out of the woods and ran past me, just a meter or so away from me. It nearly gave me a heartattack and would have taken me out had it ran straight at me xD. It's one of the best things about going fishing to be honest, being out in the wildlife. You see plenty of insects which you wouldn't think existed in the UK as well.

As for birds, I'd say in terms of UK wildlife, we have a greater variety of birds than any other species of animal. There is actually a nature reserve around 10 mile from me and there are 100s of different species there, including Marsh Harriers, Ospreys, Bitterns and Purple Herons, which are all quite rare. As for other animals, it's not shy of otters either, which have also found their way there.

The jungle would be an amazing experience and you should try and build up the courage to go while you have the opportunity.

I remember @El_Loco telling me a story about how he visited the Amazon Rainforest. It would be interesting to hear more. Also @Bravado, have you ever visited there mate? Since you're from Brazil and like to travel, I'd be surprised if you didn't.

 

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On 12/2/2017 at 2:18 AM, Stan said:

Think it was around this time last year I, and many others, went batshit crazy about this footage. 

 

We're all TEAM IGUANA.

The Ethan Hunt of the reptile world.

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This was some amazing footage, i remember watching fresh out of highschool. Crazy sequence of events. I still have to finish Planet Earth 2 but it is some of the best youll find.

 

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8 hours ago, The Rebel CRS said:

 

That Eagle has a baby Hawk in its nest if you look. It must have adopted it!

 

 

Its called brood parasitism. Some birds don't make a nest ever ! the female lays the eggs in other birds nests who are similar in appearance to them either when there is no one around or the the male distracts them while the female lays the eggs. When they hatch the host bird thinks the other birds as it owns and raises them.      

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6 minutes ago, Azeem98 said:

Its called brood parasitism. Some birds don't make a nest ever ! the female lays the eggs in other birds nests who are similar in appearance to them either when there is no one around or the the male distracts them while the female lays the eggs. When they hatch the host bird thinks the other birds as it owns and raises them.      

Do hawks do that though? The cuckoo is the main culprit and there are a few other species that do that too, but I've never heard of hawks laying their eggs in other nests!

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Deep oceans fascinate me. That is some material worth sharing 

The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species, which calls at the very unusual frequency of 52 Hz. This pitch is a much higher frequency than that of the other whale species with migration patterns most closely resembling this whale's– the blue whale (10–39 Hz) or fin whale (20 Hz).It has been detected regularly in many locations since the late 1980s and appears to be the only individual emitting a whale call at this frequency. It has been described as the "world's loneliest whale".

 

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1 minute ago, nudge said:

Do hawks do that though? The cuckoo is the main culprit and there are a few other species that do that too, but I've never heard of hawks laying their eggs in other nests!

Never heard about hawks doing that plus it doesn't seems to fit on predator birds doing that xD

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Just now, Azeem98 said:

Never heard about hawks doing that plus it doesn't seems to fit on predator birds doing that xD

Exactly xD 

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27 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

 

xD Got to love crocodiles, nothing is fucking with them.

 

Poor wild dogs xD 

Alligators are incredible survivors too:

 

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The dogs: "Oh shit, here comes debo":ph34r:

 

I saw that video the other day as it was recommended to me. You know what youtube is like, once you watch one video about Crocodiles and alligators, you will then be recommended every video in relation to them on youtube xD

Amazing act of survival. Many of us humans underestimate the intelligence of animals, especially large mammals, birds and as we are discussing now, large reptiles. Speaking of them being reptiles, even though they are classified as such, they are actually more closely related to birds and dinosaurs than most reptiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have random thing to mention. I got free tickets to our local aquarium last year and we snuck in a visit to use them the day they expired. I havent been in years because its nearly 30, 35$ Can per person. The highlight for me was a large area with shallow pools full of Rays that you could touch. They where really strange, kind of slimy but no slime residue if that makes any sense xD Also they had an electric eel tank that they had a couple of metal rods submersed into that would light up a christmas tree off and on outside the tank. 

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4 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

The dogs: "Oh shit, here comes debo":ph34r:

 

I saw that video the other day as it was recommended to me. You know what youtube is like, once you watch one video about Crocodiles and alligators, you will then be recommended every video in relation to them on youtube xD

Amazing act of survival. Many of us humans underestimate the intelligence of animals, especially large mammals, birds and as we are discussing now, large reptiles. Speaking of them being reptiles, even though they are classified as such, they are actually more closely related to birds and dinosaurs than most reptiles.

Yes, both birds and crocodilians are archosaurs with a common ancestor, it's mad how nature and evolution works.

Talking about prehistoric crocodilians, I remember reading about a giant 10 meter one that even hunted fucking dinosaurs :o

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5 minutes ago, Viva la FCB said:

I have random thing to mention. I got free tickets to our local aquarium last year and we snuck in a visit to use them the day they expired. I havent been in years because its nearly 30, 35$ Can per person. The highlight for me was a large area with shallow pools full of Rays that you could touch. They where really strange, kind of slimy but no slime residue if that makes any sense xD Also they had an electric eel tank that they had a couple of metal rods submersed into that would light up a christmas tree off and on outside the tank. 

Hope you didn't touch the eels :ph34r:

Sounds interesting though, any pics?

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