bears and wolves

if you’ve never seen one before

deer are smaller than you think

raccoons are bigger than you think

bears are smaller than you think but you were pretty close

otters are bigger than you think no even bigger than that

wolves are bigger than you think

wild cats are smaller than you think but hopefully you’ll never see one

chipmunks are smaller than you think

so are mice but you’ve seen a mouse right

you were right about the size of moose, mostly

pigs are bigger than you think

coyotes are that size

so are foxes

woops bears are bigger than you think but only that one type

this is an informational post about mammals if you know more please do tell

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  • Unusual Friendship Between Wolf And Bear 
  • Documented By Finnish Photographer
  • Via Medieval Dreams

“It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” says Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, 56, who took these surprising photos. The female grey wolf and male brown were spotted every night for ten days straight, spending several hours together between 8pm and 4am. They would even share food with each other.
“No-one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends,” Lassi told the Daily Mail. “I think that perhaps they were both alone and they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone…It is nice to share rare events in the wild that you would never expect to see.”

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Trump Signs Bill Making it Legal to Kill Hibernating Bears: Even Hitler Liked Animals

If you’re reading this, you already know it should have been President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland filling the ninth SCOTUS seat. And you’re up to speed on how the GOP changed Senate rules to get DJT’s nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed after Democrats filibustered. 

Gorsuch was sworn in today, rendering one ninth of the U.S. Supreme Court illegitimate. 

What got overlooked in today’s news cycle: DJT signed into law a bill that now makes it legal to shoot hibernating bears and bear cubs and wolves in dens. The same bill makes it legal to shoot all three from helicopters, too. 

You know, even Hitler liked animals. 

I can’t tonight. 

By a largely party-line vote Tuesday, the Senate approved a bill that repeals Obama-era hunting restrictions on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The House already voted last month to abolish those restrictions — which were instituted by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 2016 to protect predator species from hunters — and so the bill now heads to the desk of President Trump, who is widely expected to sign it.

The FWS rule facing repeal explicitly prohibited many kinds of “predator control” on the 16 federally owned refuges in Alaska. That prohibition included a ban on the aerial hunting, live trapping or baiting of predators such as bears and wolves — as well as on killing those predators while near their dens or their cubs.

Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

Image by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Just a heads-up that I’m going to be out of town and my shop is going to be closed for a little over a week starting tomorrow! 

Any orders placed today will be sent out tomorrow morning before the shop is closed! Also I’ve added a 24 hour coupon for today (9/26/17) because why not??
Just use the coupon code “LASTMINUTE” for 10% off anything in the shop! 

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It’s kind of amusing to hear all this talk about humans being an apex predator species - I mean, I love it, but technically, by our own standards of rating predators, we aren’t, because we still have animals around on Earth that will munch us down if push comes to shove. We’re not like bears or wolves or any of the really big members of the big cat family - yes, we can and do hunt, but as often as not we foraged.

Heck, we still do that in many ways, even in the urban environments we have made for ourselves. We are the species that will stare you in the eye as we steal the food off your plate, then add insult to injury by checking to make sure it’s clean enough, get everywhere we’re not supposed to because we are cunning little buggers that are hard to keep out, will hoard shiny things even though we know they aren’t useful because they are shiny, okay, and then we’ll go and do something adorable so that you love us anyway, at least until you notice that we’ve just scuttled off with half your wiring because we needed it for something important.

Humans aren’t the wolves or tigers or bears of the universe.

We’re the raccoons.

My favorite Of Monsters and Men lyrics

“We are the sleepers; we bite our tongue; we set the fire and we let it burn” - We Sink

“In the fall, we sleep all day” - Lakehouse

“And in the winter night sky ships are sailing; looking down on these bright blue city light” - King and Lionheart

“You’re sailing from another world; sinking in my sea” - Wolves Without Teeth

“Just follow my yellow light, and ignore all those big warning signs” - Yellow Light

The “la la la’s” in Dirty Paws

“And we are far from home, but we’re so happy” - From Finner

“Cover your crystal eyes, and let your colors bleed and blend with mine” - Crystals

“We set fire to our homes; walking barefoot in the snow” - Your Bones

“She follows me into the woods; takes me home” - Six Weeks

“Far across the ocean, alone” - Numb Bears

“See the mountains where they meet; smothering me” - Empire

“Some days I can’t even trust myself” - Little Talks

“And those bright blue eyes can only meet mine from across the room; filled with people that are less important than you” - Love Love Love

“And I run through the tall trees with your hands chasing me” - Sloom

“But I’m ready to suffer the sea; black water, take over” - Black Water

“I’m a beast and a vicious one” - Backyard

“My blood runs red but my body feels so cold” - Organs

“We sleep until the sun goes down” - Mountain Sound

“Wherever there is you, I will be there too” - Silhouettes

Summer at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska is short but sweet. Vibrant colors radiate during long days and caribou, bears, wolves, muskox and fox roam the landscape past mountains and rivers yet to be named. With no roads or trails, the remote park demands visitors to be self-sufficient. The beauty and solitude is their reward. Photo by National Park Service.