shadyufo:

So this guy was chillin on the kitchen window just now. Huge gray ratsnake! That window is on the second story but with a little creativity I got him down. I released him down behind the barn so he can catch mice and other critters. I took a video of him too that I’ll post in just a second!

Aww. Rat snakes are the best. They are so cute.

hello:) I love your blog and was wondering if you ever get people tagging your photos as 'nsfw' and stuff like tht because I do and it's just on my photos of like things tht I've preserved (wings, feet, etc..) and it's really really starting to piss me off and yeah. why the hell do people care so much about something like tht like leave us and our stuff alone, it's not like we're hassling them. I just hate it. so yeah have you had any situations like this??
Anonymous

I can’t say I’ve had that happen to me but I know other Vulture Culture people have had that happen to them. I don’t really mind what people tag my posts as, unless it’s something disrespectful. Which hasn’t really happened either. I guess it wouldn’t bother me though. I’ve had one of my followers request that I tag any bloody posts or dead animals with #gore so they can blacklist it, which I think is kind of the same thing as tagging posts #nsfw. If you want to talk privately, you can ask off-anon and I won’t reply publicly!

raptorwing:

A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk with its handler.  Taken from the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.
Of all the raptors, the red-tailed hawk is the most prone to occasional leucism and albinism.  Fully albino individuals generally perish quickly, since the lack of pigment in the eyes robs the birds the ability to see effectively.
  Leucistic individuals have a chance of surviving in the wild, since they retain pigment in their eyes.  Thus, sightings of pale, mottled, or fully white (but dark-eyed) red-tailed hawks are rare but regular throughout the population.

raptorwing:

A leucistic (partially-albino) red-tailed hawk with its handler.  Taken from the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN.

Of all the raptors, the red-tailed hawk is the most prone to occasional leucism and albinism.  Fully albino individuals generally perish quickly, since the lack of pigment in the eyes robs the birds the ability to see effectively.

  Leucistic individuals have a chance of surviving in the wild, since they retain pigment in their eyes.  Thus, sightings of pale, mottled, or fully white (but dark-eyed) red-tailed hawks are rare but regular throughout the population.

pearl-nautilus:

Iridescence Sphenodiscus lenticularis Ammonite
Phylum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda, Subclass Ammonoidea, Order Ammonitida
Geological Time: Upper CretaceousSize: 50 mmFossil Site: Fox Hills Formation, North Dakota

pearl-nautilus:

Iridescence Sphenodiscus lenticularis Ammonite

Phylum Mollusca, Class Cephalopoda, Subclass Ammonoidea, Order Ammonitida

Geological Time: Upper Cretaceous
Size: 50 mm
Fossil Site: Fox Hills Formation, North Dakota

sixpenceee:

I am speechless

This shoe both creeps me out and makes me want to wear them.

sixpenceee:

I am speechless

This shoe both creeps me out and makes me want to wear them.

mylovelybirds:

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bird kiss <3

mylovelybirds:

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bird kiss <3

My dachshund died two days ago and I'd like to save and whiten at least his skull... But I'm really, really struggling to prep him for maceration or dermestids :(
Anonymous

mydeadthingsdiary:

I’m really really sorry for your loss anon :( The loss of a much loved pet is a hard thing. In all honesty, I’d say be kind to yourself and give yourself time to grieve. Death is a big, though natural, change. Sometimes our minds take a little longer to accept and fully understand such big changes, and there’s no shame in that at all.

If you can, place him in the freezer for when you feel more able to work on preserving him. Or if you are able, allow mother nature to clean him completely. That way you can give him a burial of sorts with flowers or whatever you wish so you can say goodbye to his bodies flesh. I say a burial of sorts as you may wish to bury him, or leave him covered up on the surface of the ground - depending on what you are most comfortable with, able to do and how content you would be to not be able to find all of his skeletal remains afterwards.

I wish you luck and love anon x

mydeadthingsdiary :

Anon, when my pet rat passed away last year I left her to Mother Nature to clean for me since it was too hard for me to do it myself. I just put her body above ground and covered her with a bucket so raccoons wouldn’t get to it. After a few months, her bones were ready to be rinsed and whitened. I suggest that approach because it gives you time to find some closure. I’m sorry about your loss, anon. Good luck. I’m sure your doggy is glad you’ll keep him with you forever, even in death.

birdblog:

Raven - Hop, Skip, Fly Away… by Wales Birder ( Taking a Flickr Break) on Flickr.


I want a pet raven one day
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