Tag: hunting

Sep 10, 2014

Blue Heron Eats Gopher to Soothing Commentary

Blue Heron Eats Gopher to Soothing Commentary

Jessie Garza couldn’t figure out why a Blue Heron was hanging around his yard for the past week. Then on June 26, 2014 he discovered the reason. Huh! Some say Kathy still doesn’t care to this day.

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Aug 6, 2014

Shark Cam Captures More Than It Bargained For

Shark Cam Captures More Than It Bargained For

In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS ‘SharkCam’ underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. The SharkCam was outfitted with six cameras: 5 mounted on the nose and one facing the rear of the vehicle. This gave scientists…

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Jun 26, 2014

How To Fool Baboons Into Revealing their Secret Water Supply

How To Fool Baboons Into Revealing their Secret Water Supply

Baboons always have a secret supply of water but getting them to reveal the location is another story. When the Machalahari people go hunting, water is scarce and knowing where a fresh supply is located is invaluable. This is a clip from the 1974 nature documentary Animals are Beautiful People. The film is about…

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May 7, 2014

How Foxes Hunt What They Can’t See

How Foxes Hunt What They Can’t See

How do you hunt for food when your prey is scurrying beneath a foot of snow? Well if you’re a sly red fox, you use your sensitive hearing and the magnetic North Pole to plot your trajectory. This clip is from the Discovery Channel television series North America

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Apr 28, 2014

This Bird Catches Fish Using Bread as Bait

This Bird Catches Fish Using Bread as Bait

Watch this crafty Green Heron use a piece of bread to lure nearby fish. What a clever bird! According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The Green Heron is one of the world’s few tool-using bird species. It creates fishing lures with bread crusts, insects, earthworms, twigs, feathers, and other objects, dropping them on…

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Feb 10, 2013

How Diving Seabirds Hunt Fish

How Diving Seabirds Hunt Fish

Gannets are large sea birds that can be found in the North Atlantic as well as the coastal seas of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The birds fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. The technique, known as plunge diving, allows birds to use the energy…

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Dec 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: Owl Get You

Picture of the Day: Owl Get You

OWL GET YOU Photograph via The Government of Quebec In this incredible capture we see a Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) about to pounce on its prey. The yellow-eyed, black-beaked, white bird is 52–71 centimetres (20–28 in) long, with a 125–150 centimetres (49–59 in) wingspan. These birds can weigh anywhere from 1.6 to…

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