Fallout Shelters

Recently, from October 4 through October 7, 2016, the Russian government conducted a drill evacuating 40 million people in 5,000 bunkers. The drill was a most significant show of a Civil Defense Exercise ever done in the background. Russians know that a significant percentage of the civilians can be sheltered and protected in bunkers however powerful the atomic attack is! What does this signify? The relations between Russia and the US have attained to a state that remind us of a Cold-War age when a nuclear war always seemed an immediate possibility. So we are back to square one. While the old nuclear bomb fallout shelters of the’50s and’60s in the US are technologically redundant, the US government hasn’t done anything on building modern nuclear bunkers to protect its civilian population. Why?

Because the institution buys the theory that the whole human race will go extinct after a nuclear war. The Nuclear Winter theory has caught the psyche of the scientists, the think tanks and the US authorities all alike. In reality, the theory is a huge hoax. The theory maintains that the detonation of a great number of nuclear bombs will produce as much smoke and smut that it would block sun radiation reaching earth resulting into a complete annihilation of human race and other living species from this planet. The concept is largely a brainchild of Carl Sagan. Surprisingly, he never did any active research on the topic of nuclear winter nor was he directly involved in building the models or conducting the simulations. He frequently argued in favor of disarmament and anti-nuclear stance at many platforms. They made everybody in the US to think that nuclear war could bring an end to the human race. Sagan visualized that the world would come to an end after a nuclear war and for that reason, advised against any civil defense program to be in place.

The Russians, the Swiss, the Chinese and lots of others do not seem to have endorsed the concept of nuclear winter. That’s the reason they are bunker-ready, but the US is not. Wein, Choi and Denuit assert that if a large proportion of people should be rescued from ground-level detonation in the Washington, DC – or for that matter in any other city then sheltering is a better strategy than evacuation. According to them,”Sheltering in place (and especially in basements) is greatly preferred to evacuation once the goal is to save lives.” Evacuating people to a remote place away from the affected area would be technically not a viable preposition because of the severe radiation effects in the areas after the nuclear blast. The only safe way is going to be that individuals travel to nearby bunkers as quickly as possible without wasting much time as exposure to radiation for a longer time would reduce the survival rates or create health issues in due course of time.

As per the US intelligence report, Russia is growing a great number of underground command bunkers. A CIA report says that the underground structure is a lot bigger in area than previously supposed. The threat of nuclear attack is currently not only from Russia but from a number of other quarters too. Following 9/11, a nuclear attack by terrorists can’t be ruled out entirely. The mass majority of the US people are absolutely unaware of the consequences; the US government hasn’t planned or done anything to protect the common people from an impending nuclear radiation hazard. The only way people can endure from nuclear attacks is the self-evacuation into a shelter nearby as promptly as possible – specifically built to protect them from radiation effects.

A lot of myths prevail among the people, especially in the US about the devastating effects of a nuclear war. One of the myths is that nuclear radiation will last for such a long time that people will have to remain in shelter for a year or more. To remain in bunkers for this a long time isn’t feasible, and for that reason, there isn’t any sense in building bunkers. It’s been estimated that when the radiation dose rate is 1000R/hour a minute following a burst, it is going to take only two weeks for the radiation dose to come down to the level of 1R/hr. A number of other factors of weather such as rain will lower down the dose rate even further. This fact establishes that the most people can come out of the shelters and proceed outdoors safely after two weeks and start their daily activities. Make sure its sealed up tight if Rodents get in its not like theres a Wildlife Removal service in the post apocalypse.

Patton, A Questionable Death

Many times we’re taught there are absolutes. What we read and are taught there are certain facts which Bee Removal Orlando shouldn’t be called into question. In math for example 1+1=2 is true that should not be questioned. Many times we’re taught especially in history there are underlying circumstances where certain facts come into light years and even decades afterwords that dispute what we were initially thought was true and factual. Some believe in conspiracy theories backed up by unsubstantiated events and non verifiable details. Then there are other times what we think are just conspiracy theories on verifiable information comes to light that suggests that maybe it wasn’t a conspiracy after all but certain events really did happen.

One of the most fascinating historical references that showcase events listed in the present history might have been altered to cover up what actually did occur. What pupils are taught and still are purposely omits certain information that would change how we look at people and events that shaped the course of nations. The events during the last part of World War II suggest that information withheld or not recorded played a very important role in the future of not only the United States but Russia and the rest of the world.

Through-out history in times of warfare ordinary men were called upon to do extraordinary things. Feats of bravery and courage under fire are all testaments to the mental fortitude that surfaces in times of imminent danger. The great war heroes of history all had the mental tenacity to not just survive but to persevere until their mission was accomplished. He’s been called many things including a military genius, a legend and even a son-of-a-bitch. But, even now 72 years after his death he is still considered to be the one U.S. Army General that epitomizes the fighting soldier of World War II.

While history points that his untimely demise was due to a traffic accident in which Patton suffered sever neck and head trauma and latter died of an embolism because of the results of that collision. Today, though new evidence has shed light on the death of Americas biggest war General. Was he a goal of America’s Top Brass and Russian influence? Was the traffic accident staged in order to felicitate the murder of General Patton? And why if he was not murdered did the Army go to these lengths to cover up all of the evidence following the accident. And, why was there no report of this accident filed? Another disturbing fact why was there no autopsy performed to uncover the real cause of death? All these questions which have arisen more than imply that’s more to the facts that our history books say.

Who was General Patton? He was after all the richest General of America. A man of extraordinary talent. A man of contradictory characteristics. Patton was the 1 soldier from the Second World War who stood apart from all the rest. He was the sole General that the Germans feared the most. Without deviation he exerted his full energies toward winning and the pursuit of excellence. He was after all harder on himself than he was of any of his guys. So why was Patton’s life cut short?

The evidence that points to Patton’s assassination has been mounting for the last decade so that now there’s more than enough information to dispute prior knowledge that Patton died of injuries suffered in that fateful car crash in Germany. On this day in December before Patton was going to return to the United States to start a speaking tour the General was the only person hurt in what was described as only a fender-bender. The truck that hit Patton’s automobile was waiting for the Generals car on the other side of the street. It did not start up until the Generals car came into view. The truck which side swiped the car was a stolen Army truck driven by an unknown cone and a passenger. Immediately after hitting the Generals car both inside the truck vanished as did the driver, a Sergeant in a jeep who had been leading the Patton Cadillac. Almost to the second after the crash high ranking officers descended upon the vehicle crash. If this accident wasn’t staged how come so many Army officers came almost to the moment of the collision. Another interesting point that signals this was no accident all investigations and reports have mysteriously disappeared.

Within 12 days after the injury the General died of an apparent sudden embolism we were initially considered to trust. Now, information has surfaced that the General was poisoned and that is the reason why there was no autopsy and why the General was quickly buried in Germany instead of the United States. We have to remember at the time Patton was the only high ranking General pointing out the Soviets were more interested in taking over Germany for themselves. Patton knew the Soviets in taking over Germany would lead the United States to the Cold War. Patton was censured, ignored and dismissed by Ike and the other American top brass. Patton was threatening to expose what actually went on during the war which cost more American lives than necessary. The insight of Patton proved that he was correct in his assumptions about the Soviets under Stalin.

This exposure by Patton would have squashed the aspirations and reputations of Ike who was the Allied Supreme Commander. It also would have subjected the Russian treachery where the United States gave Stalin essentially Card Blanche over Eastern Europe. A move that Patton realized and was prepared to fight against this treachery. This, the Soviet and American governments feared and reacted in a most barbarous cover up to disguise the real reason of the departure of Americas Great General.

Otto Von Bismark

Though commercially deferring to William, in truth Bismarck was accountable for adjusting the king with the wisdom of his and the unexpected tantrum when using royal decrees to circumvent the potency of officials who are elected.

In 1864 Bismarck started the series of wars that would create Prussian energy in Europe. Denmark was assaulted by him to obtain the German speaking territories of Schleswig Holstein and 2 decades later provoked Emperor Franz Josef I into launching the Austro Prussian War (1866), that ended in a swift defeat for its ageing Austrian empire. Right now, Bismarck intelligently declined to levy a war indemnity against the Austrians.

Bismarck was much less circumspect in the behavior of his of the Franco Prussian War (1870 71). Seeing the opportunity to unify Germany’s loose-fitting confederations from an outside enemy, Bismarck stirred political tensions between Prussia and France, famously filming a telegram from William I to create both places think insulted from the various other. Prussia levied an indemnity, annexed the French border provinces of Lorraine and Alsace and crowned William emperor of a unified Germany (the Second Reich) at the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles – a huge insult to the French.

With Germany united, William I and Bismarck switched to entrenching the domestic power of theirs. For a whole lot of the 1870s Bismarck pursued a Kulturkampf (cultural struggle) against Catholics, who made up thirty six percent of Germany’s public, by putting parochial schools under state management and expelling the Jesuits. In 1878 Bismarck relented, allying with the Catholics against the increasing socialist threat.

In the 1880s Bismarck set apart his conservative impulses to fight the socialists by making Europe’s first modern welfare state, creating national healthcare (1883), accident insurance (1884) along with aging pensions (1889). Bismarck also hosted the 1885 Berlin Conference which finished the”Scramble for Africa,” dividing the continent between the European powers and setting up German colonies in Cameroon, Togoland and Southwest and east Africa.

William I died in 1888 and has been succeeded by the son Frederick III of his and then his grandson William II, each of whom Bismarck discovered hard to restrain. In 1890 the brand new king pushed Bismarck out. William II was left in command of a flourishing single condition but was ill equipped to maintain Bismarck’s thoroughly manipulated balance of international rivalries. Respected as well as honored by the moment of the death of his 8 years later, Bismarck immediately grew to become a quasi mythic figure invoked by political leaders calling for effective German leadership – or even for battle.

Bio of Lenin

He excelled at school and proceeded to study law. At faculty, he was subjected to radical thinking, in addition to his opinions were also affected by the execution of the elder brother of his, a member of a revolutionary group.

Expelled from school for the revolutionary policies of his, Lenin conducted his law degree as being an external pupil in 1891. He moved to St Petersburg and became an experienced revolutionary. Like lots of the contemporaries of his, he was arrested and exiled to Siberia, exactly where he married Nadezhda Krupskaya. Following his Siberian exile, Lenin – the pseudonym he used in 1901 – invested the vast majority of the consequent fifteen years in Western Europe, where he emerged as a prominent figure within the international groundbreaking campaign and was the leader of the’ Bolshevik’ faction of the Russian Social Democratic Worker’s Party.

Founded from the Germans, who desired he’d weaken the Russian war effort, Lenin was returned home where he began working contrary to the provisional government which had overthrown the tsarist routine. He finally led what was soon to be recognized as the October Revolution, but was a powerful a coup d’etat. Nearly 3 years of civil war followed. The Bolsheviks were victorious and also assumed complete control of the nation. During this particular period of revolution, famine and war, Lenin demonstrated a chilling disregard for the sufferings of the fellow countrymen of his and mercilessly crushed some resistance.

Although Lenin was ruthless he’d also been pragmatic. When the efforts of his to change the Russian economy to a socialist system stalled, he introduced the new Economic Policy, where a degree of individual venture was once again permitted, a policy which lasted for a few years following the death of his. Although was severely injured, in 1918, Lenin narrowly survived an assassination attempt. The long term health of his was changed, and in 1922 he set up with a stroke from that he hardly ever completely recovered. In his declining many years, he concerned about the bureaucratization of this regime in addition to expressed concern over the growing strength of his final successor Joseph Stalin. Lenin died on twenty five January 1924. His corpse was embalmed and positioned in a mausoleum on Moscow’s Red Square.

A Brief Look Back at Iwo Jima

My dad, Cpl Norman P Sprague, fought at Iwo Jima so I did an in depth look at everything that happened there. One thing that I discovered was that the iconic picture that was taken by Joe Rosenthal was of the next flag that was hoisted on Mount Suribachi. My second discovery was that only two years before that time, the correct names of those raising that flag became famous for the first time. It has been many years since the battle of Iwo Jima during WW II yet the truth had not been known exactly.

One thing I’ve done in my examination has been to identify the men who had raised the flag and I have afterwards discovered that there was at least a third flag also. I have the image but not the identities of flag number three. Then wind came up so that they needed help and they were then aided by Cpl Charles Lindberg, Pfc James Michels, Pfc Raymond Jacobs and Navy Corpsman John Bradley. “Flags of our Fathers” was written by his son James Bradley. I read his book and watched the movie also. This flag was 54″ x 28″ on the very first one and it had been taken from the USS Missoula, a transport ship. The photographer was Louis Lowery for that film.

As for flag number two, the one that gets all the glory, the guys are: Sgt Michael Strank, Cpl Hanlon H Block, Pfc Franklin R Sousley, Pfc Ira H Hayes, Pfc Rene A Gagnan and Harold Schultz.The Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Rosenthal for his perfect photo of the bigger flag and men. The flag was 96″ x 56″ in size and came from The LST-779 which was a tank transport ship. For several years Sgt Henry Hanson was believed to have been one of the flag raisers but was not one. Sadly, he never had gotten to leave Iwo Jima alive because he was killed by a sniper’s bullet .

He headed the first marines from the 28th regiment of the 5th marine division to get to the top of the mountain and not understanding what he would face when he got there.

The Japanese were headed by General Tadamichi Kuribayashi who had his men well hidden underground. There were 21,000 men hiding in 13,000 yards of tunnel with a thousand cave entrances. They were well prepared for the coming onslaught of our fighting marines. My dad was with the 3rd Marine Div. That had responsibility for the middle of the island. His branch were a reserve unit since they’d come from a brand new battle at Guam. Dad as a part of a scout party, nevertheless went out early so he must see more action. Fortunately, he made it out alive. Marine command said there were 17, 372 injured and 5,931 killed on Iwo Jima. The 4th Marine Div. Fought along the beaches and the quarry area while the 5th Marines concentrated on Mt Suribachi and the other beaches nearby. The 3rd Division went toward the airfields and their part of wounded was 4438 and 1131 murdered. The entire island was dangerous and there were lots of heros.

The Japanese lost 19,977 guys and there were 216 navy and 867 army members taken prisoner. One other discovery was that the Japanese had used Korean slaves to help fight to the end.

After that conflict, the next fight was at Okinawa and then there were bombing raids on the Japanese mainland. The Japanese formerly surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945 aboard the USS Missouri boat after the atomic bomb droppings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had taken place.

Crocs in Wartime

This article is not about the zoo, but about a particular species of crocodile known as the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). This is a saltwater species, something of which I wasn’t aware. In India, the reptile is the alligator and it infests the fresh water rivers and lakes in the Ganga to the Cauvery. However there is a sprinkling of saltwater crocodiles along the east coast of India. The Al Ain zoo includes a saltwater reptile and he looks a ferocious monster. Just looking at him sends shivers down the spine.

The saltwater crocodile is the most ferocious of the reptiles and also grows to gigantic size. It is also a meat-eater. 1 particular episode during World War II, brings out the fierce character of the monster. The saltwater crocodile has its habitat in swamps and mangroves near the sea in the entire East Indies, Burma and the Philippines. There’s one tale of an encounter with the Imperial army on the island of Ramree, which is hair-raising and incredible.

The saltwater crocodile as I have already mentioned is a voracious meat-eater. In addition it’s very strong and large and it is not uncommon to have a reptile growing to a size of 15-30 feet and weighs over 2000 pounds. It’s the largest reptilian predator in the world. The books on natural history tell us that the saltwater crocodile infested in greatest numbers on the island of Ramree. The island is close to the coast of Burma on the Bay of Bengal. In 1942 the Imperial army struck and not only captured the islands of the Andamans, but also the island of Ramree. The battles in Burma are well recorded and the British Indian army went to retreat as the Imperial army struck all across Burma. Thousands of soldiers of the 8th army were captured. There wasn’t much resistance on the island of Ramree, but its strategic importance was great, as it overlooked the Bay of Bengal.

The island of Ramree was occupied by the Japanese, who set up a garrison there. The island remained under Japanese occupation for 3 years. By December 1944, the British Indian army had broken the siege of Kohima and Imphal and moved into Burma. The overall staff led by the C Field Marshal William Slim was keen that the island of Ramree be seized and an airfield be constructed there for distribution lines to the troops operating in Burma.

In early January 1945, the Indian 26th division under Major General HM Chambers captured the town of Akyab. They holed up inside caves on the island, which overlooked the landing beaches. A decision was taken to get a frontal attack and landing with a gun barrage from ships of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy drafted the Battleship Queen Elizabeth and many other warships for an incessant bombardment of the island and the caves, where the Imperial army soldiers were hiding.

On 14 January the plan was set into operation and the Royal Navy started a heavy bombardment of known Japanese positions. Under cover of this heavy barrage the 71st Indian Infantry brigade of Sikhs under command of Brigadier RC Cotterell assaulted the island. It was a success for Indian arms since the Japanese gave up the shore defences and retreated inwards. Maybe they thought they would be safe from the advancing Sikh troops of the British Indian army.

A history of the battle reveals that the naturalist Bruce Stanley Wright was and the Indian army and made meticulous notes. He records that the night of 19th January was particularly harrowing as the Japanese troops retreated towards the swamps. This was a terrible disaster for the Imperial army as the swamps were infested with the salt water crocodiles. Pupils of natural history tell us that the biggest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world is from the swamps and mangroves of Ramree.

The Retreating Japanese, to escape the incessant attacks of the British Indian regiment entered the swamps. It was a terrible time. The notes of that period show that there was occasional shooting all night long with cries of Japanese soldiers as they were attacked and eaten by the crocodiles. No exact figures are available, but the Guinness book records it as the single biggest crocodile attack on humans. It’s estimated that anything from 500-1000 Imperial army soldiers were devoured by the crocodiles. Bruce Stanley Wright has recorded that just about 20 Japanese army soldiers survived and were rescued and according to him up of 1000 Japanese soldiers were attacked and eaten by the crocodiles.

Many historians debunk the tale of the massacre, but some facts do point to a veracity of the episode. However the only authentic source of the information of a crocodile attack would be the notes of Wright. Most soldiers who took part in the assault were illiterate and have expired long ago. All the same this narrative makes interesting reading. I do feel that there’s some truth in this episode and though the figure of one thousand soldiers being eaten, may be an exaggeration, Perhaps the figure could be close to 80-100.

The crocodile certainly inspires awe and I can visualize the plight of those Japanese soldiers that were literally between the devil and the deep-sea as they confronted the Indian troops and naval bombardment on one side and the crocodiles on the other side. This is what makes war history so interesting.

Fun Facts About Salt Water Crocs

When you holiday in the Northern Territory, it is wise to check with Parks and Wildlife centres to find out where it is safe to get in the water. There are water leisure centers and tours to help keep you safe from the saltwater croc. Visit a crocodile park or farm; they allow you to hold a baby croc. They are quite soft and cold to the touch. Help feed the small and large crocodiles. Get some terrific photos. Read the following to learn what you might not know about the’salty’.

1. A saltwater crocodile has 65 teeth.

Their teeth are sharp-pointed, inter-locking and are perpetually replaced. A single croc may grow up to 3,000 teeth in its lifetime. A little bird hops right into the ancient estuarine Crocodile’s mouth and cleans its teeth.

2. A saltwater crocodile swallows stones and pebbles

It is believed the purpose of this is to give them ballast when diving, and are frequently ingested to assist digestion – crushing food by a grinding activity within the gizzard of the gut.

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Since Northern Australia has some small, inoffensive crocodiles limited to brackish or fresh water, most individuals think all inland crocodiles are freshwater crocodiles. That is extremely misleading. It can and has lulled people taking great risks in what are dangerous places as they know the freshwater crocodile to be usually benign,unless provoked. The saltwater crocodile begins its life in brackish or fresh water, and only travels out to the ocean when it is nearly fully grown to search for new territory.

4. A saltwater crocodile can and will swim in from ocean estuaries hundreds of kilometers

Saltwater crocodiles have been known to reside for the rest of their lives. So, do not think that they are only in the sea.

5. A saltwater crocodile has greatly ossified scales along its back called the armor.

Their scales are the same substance that hooves and nails are made from; keratin. Among the chief purposes of crocodile scales is for their protection.

6. The saltwater breeding female crocodile will chill her eggs with water carried by her mouth into the nest or spray urine on them.

She lays about 30 to 90 eggs and covers them with a lot of the identical material. They’re incubated for 3 months. The saltwater crocodile lays in the wet season and several nests are destroyed by floodwaters.

7. The saltwater breeding female crocodile will collect the hatchlings in her mouth.

She will watch over them till they can look after themselves.

8. A saltwater man crocodile is cannibalistic.

Juvenile crocodiles are eaten by the territorial mature males. Even with all the mother’s care, only about 20% survive to maturity, as goannas, snakes, sharks, turtles and birds will eat them, also.

9. The saltwater crocodile has a solid muscular tail that it uses to propel itself forward

Each of the propulsion and steering comes in the paddling of the flattened tail.

10. Crocodile culling was last done in 1971 in the Northern Territory.

Saltwater crocodiles are now, sadly, becoming a public menace as their numbers grow. They have increased in the Northern Territory from approximately 5,000 to 80,000 in 38 years, and they are moving closer to residential areas.

Is it up to us to stay out of the way? After all, these animals held unchallenged dominion over equatorial wetlands and waterways for 65 million years after dinosaurs had gone.

It’s the larger crocodile that strains and it would be these huge ones which the crocodile hunter would aim. The Parks and Wildlife have taken many large dangerous saltwater crocodiles away from regions that humans also regular. They’ve been known to return within a few weeks, unless they’re taken to a crocodile farm. It has been said, by interested parties, that even if dozens of crocodiles were culled, how can it be guaranteed that just one crocodile won’t come to a proclaimed safe location. It only takes one reptile to kill one person.

To cull or not to cull?

Gator Wrestling Tips

The film’The Waterboy’, a teacher asked:”Why are alligators so aggressive?”

The waterboy replied:”Momma tells me alligators are ornery because they have all those teeth but no toothbrush!”

Nigel Marven, the wild life expert, New York City Opossum Removal wasn’t pleased with what his mother told him about alligators. He spent a year in Southern Florida in 2002 studying their manners and making movies about them.

A group of his experiences on film are known as’Nigel Marven’s Alligator Adventure’. Nigel, back in England, had noticed an ad that read:

“Wanted! Alligator Wrestler. Must Be Brave and a Risk Taker!!! No Experience Needed.”

The ad described Nigel exactly. Nigel commented:

“A half million alligators are getting desperate and have begun coming into town seeking water causing big problems. That’s where my special mission will arrive in – dealing with nuisance alligators.”

Nigel realized that some kind of training would help him to survive and to succeed in his job. He chose to train with an experienced alligator wrestler, a Miccosukee Indian, called Kenny.

The Miccosukee have lived and hunted alligators in this region for centuries.

An alligator’s jaws have a devastating power of 3000lbs per square inch. Their teeth are not as sharp as crocodiles so that they don’t chew their prey. They thrash their victims around until body parts are ripped off and may be swallowed whole.

Another distinction is that crocodile snouts are narrow and pointed whereas alligator snouts are wide and round.

Kenny waved his hat in front of the eyes of a ten foot alligator to get it to open its mouth. He tapped above its snout several times with his hand

He then put his hands close to its mouth. When it snapped its jaws closed and then opened them, he moved in fast and closed its jaws with his left hands beneath along with his right palm on top. He finally gripped its jaws with his thumbs on top and his fingers underneath.

He moved closer bending the alligator’s neck back with his left knee. He then moved anticlockwise round the left side of the alligator stepping first with his right leg, holding its jaws shut with his left hand alone until he could sit on its back pulling back its head with both hands. Again his thumbs were on top and his fingers underneath.

It was Nigel’s turn next. He had a go at a five foot alligator. What it lacked in size, it would make up for in speed. He approached it from the rear. It took him a while to get his courage up for his first move.

Then he proceeded in fast squatting on its back just behind its front legs and covering its eyes with his left hand which also slammed its head to the ground. This closed its mouth so Nigel could catch its jaws with his thumbs in addition to its upper jaw and his fingers beneath the lower jaw.

To tie up its jaws he would need to bend its neck back before the alligator’s closed snout could be held in a clamped position under his own chin! The alligator did not enjoy this experience:

“I can hear that hissing. It’s going throughout my body.”

He got off by putting down its head and then moving quickly away from its jaws.

Nigel decided he’d learned enough grappling techniques and headed off to find the creatures from the wild. He was, after all, a crazy life scientist in addition to an alligator wrestler!

That day he travelled to a small pool filled with alligators. He could see orange red eyes and feel the tension in the atmosphere. It would have been suicide to attempt to swim in this pool so he punted his way in.

One alligator came right up alongside his boat:

“They are curious about anything new and it’s clear they are really hungry.
You may see them gliding through the water.

“They’ve eaten all the turtles and the fish and all there is left is each other. The smaller alligators try to stay out of the way of the larger ones by sticking to the shallows but sometimes there is no escape.”

One huge alligator attacked a teenager alligator:

“It’s shaking it like a dog shaking a rat. They can’t chew. They can only grip so that they thrash and crash until they dismember the bodies of large prey.”

Later in daytime, Nigel moved close from the shallows to a large alligator and started tapping it on top of its nostrils until it opened its mouth wide. It clearly enjoyed using its snout rubbed.

Nigel place one hand in its mouth to point out the stubs of teeth which the alligator grips with. He was at the same time talking to and looking at the camera!

He then put his head in its mouth to give viewers a closer look in the throat! A camera has been attached to his forehead. An alligator has no lips to seal its mouth from water so it has a false palate which seals its throat instead.

Nigel was determined to show a close up of this amazing design feature. Unexpectedly, the alligator lost patience and snapped its jaws twice.

Nigel narrowly escaped without losing his head or his arm not to mention the camera!

“Wow! Wow! I needed to be fast there, did not I really? Pheaw! That nearly spoiled my weekend!”

Alligators cannot survive for long outdoor water so, in times of drought, they produce their own ponds or’swimming pools’. They push sand back with their front legs and then sweep it away with their rear legs and tails. These pools help other species to survive as well.

Nigel decided to explore a pool’owned’ by a large female alligator. He entered the pool while the alligator was recharging her energies at the side of the pool at sunlight. He estimated that this would take about half an hour.

He managed to unearth a salamander and an aggressively vicious snapping turtle that was just too keen to strike both him and the cameraman! Its jaws are made for cutting and not grinding. A sting could snip off a finger or thumb.

Through the program, Nigel was filled with excitement. He was thrilled to discover some of the most horrendous looking creatures that most people would pay good money to avoid.

He only just escaped the pool before the’owner’ reached him.

His next’adventure’ was to swim with enormous bull alligators and female alligators during their mating rituals. He was told by an expert to maintain at least twenty feet away from the bulls, to keep low in the water and to splash water towards an alligator when it moved towards him.

He ignored some of the advice and got within six feet of a huge bull alligator. The bulls lift their heads and tails high from the water and bellow as part of the courting ritual.

They vibrate so much with the sound of the bellow and a deeper sound beneath the level of human hearing, that the water’dances’ in the air over their backs.

Female alligators bellow too but at a higher more ladylike pitch. The water does not dance on their backs.

Nigel entered the water, as intended, to get nearer to the sounds and sights of the magical scene.

He was so absorbed in watching the amazing mating ritual of one bull that he failed to notice an alligator stalking him. Fortunately, he turned and watched it in time. The water was shallow and this helped him escape unscathed.

During mating the female is submerged underneath and when the pair gets carried away she might even drown. Normally, however, her eggs are fertilized and she places them within a couple of weeks and then after a couple of months the small alligators emerge.

They consume a hundred pounds of green things per day and have 150 foot long intestines to process all of the plants they consume.

They are so large that they don’t need to fear that the alligators. They generally come up to breathe every four minutes or so but can stay submerged for over sixteen minutes.

At one point an American crocodile joined the swimming party. There are only about 500 American crocodiles abandoned – all in Florida. Nigel’s reaction was typical:

In the next’adventure’, Nigel drew away a eight foot mom alligator from her hatching eggs so that he could get close enough to do some research. He was thrilled to hear the babies chirping as they hatched.

As he came close, she turned and snapped at him with stunning speed. But he backed off with equal speed. Maybe she was just snapping her jaws together to frighten him away. She snapped again.

He encouraged her to come towards him and tripped over some tree roots on his left. Fortunately, he kept on his toes and lived yet again!

“Cor! That snap actually got my heart beating. If they run at you they can run at twelve miles an hour. I should be able to out run her. Wow! Wow!” Each time Nigel said’Wow!’ The alligator came at him.

Eventually, Nigel lay close and low on the ground watching entranced as she assisted the baby alligators to hatch by rolling the eggs around in her mouth:

This gets the blood coursing through my veins. The baby alligators walk towards their mum. They know that she is the best way to reach the water.”

When she went to take one of two of her babies into the water, he examined the others to find out what gender they were. Their sex is determined by the temperature they are incubated at:

“That is ridiculous! These are reptiles but I feel like a proud father. This is the first day of those small hatchling lives.

Nigel also discovered some baby turtles at the alligator nest.

Alligator hatchlings stay together as a family for two or three decades but just a few will make it to maturity.

From day one they catch food for themselves but they’re also hunted by predators such as otters. The Mother alligator can not be everywhere at once especially when she’s about forty baby alligators to shield.

There’s 1 alligator for every ten people in Florida. They can be tempted by different kinds of food like dogs. They take about a hundred a year but it isn’t just pets which are in jeopardy. Alligators can turn up anywhere. Fortunately attacks on humans are extremely rare.

Nigel met fourteen year old Edna Wilkes and her friend Amanda. They were swimming at night in a lake when Edna was attacked by an alligator. She had never seen alligators in that lake wasn’t scared about swimming there.

She thought her friend Mark was squeezing her arm and said:”Mark! Stop playing around!” Then she saw a snout. Her arm was in the alligator’s jaws.

She was dragged underwater before she had an opportunity to scream along with the alligator began to spin. Alligators drown their prey and spin to rip off chunks of flesh.

Her friend could not’bear to see her die’ and handed her a board that Edna got her upper body onto. Edna used her free right arm to try to open the alligator’s mouth and to ‘mess’ with him:

“I guess I irritated him and he let me go!”

Edna kept her left arm although it had multiple fractures.

It was time for Nigel to put his knowledge and skills to the test.

A nuisance alligator had been spotted in a swimming pool. It was big and on the bottom of the pool. Nigel would have to swim underwater to capture it with his bare hands.

He was, unsurprisingly, nervous. He asked for advice from Joe, a professional friend.

Joe advised: “Be slow, careful and deliberate. Cover the eyes and make sure the mouth is closed before grabbing its snout. If necessary, push its head to the bottom of the pool to close its mouth.”

Nigel’s swam up behind the alligator along its back His first attempt to grab its closed snout failed and he came up gasping for air. On the second attempt:

Third time lucky – he drifted over the alligator and caught the snout with the jaws closed with his left hand. He brought the alligator in close the steps into the pool. His friend Joe helped him tape the mouth shut and then lift it from the pool

As usual, Nigel saw the positives of the terrifying experience:

“This bloke gave me a gorgeous ride in the swimming pool”

Florida laws said that a nuisance alligator over four feet long should be murdered but Nigel made certain this one was released to an Everglades sanctuary where it could live on for several years to come. He commented:

“I just hope the people in Florida never lose patience with their prehistoric neighbours. I’ve enjoyed my alligator experience so much.”

My step brother emailed me this poem that indicates that alligators are not necessarily the guilty party when it comes to attacks on human beings! It is known as’The Purist’ by Ogden Nash:

I give you now Professor Twist,

And sent him off to distant jungles.

Camped on a tropic riverside,

One day he missed his loving bride.

She had, the guide informed him later,

Been eaten by an alligator.

Professor Twist couldn’t but smile.

“You mean,” he said,”a crocodile.”

Several success and survival tips may be heard from Nigel’s’experiences’.

Get training from the very best in the company. Nigel sought advice from at least three experts. He also implemented their advice although not all of it.

Maintain your enthusiasm for what you are doing even if you make mistakes. Churchill defined success as going from one failure to another without losing your enthusiasm. Nigel didn’t give up in the swimming pool.

Follow your passions. Nigel had bathed at home in his tub with young caymans from an early age. He later swam with alligators.

Maintain your childhood curiosity and sense of wonder so you may enjoy your experiences on this awesome planet.

Chrissy Ogden wrote:’Keeping in touch with childhood memories keeps us believing in life’s simplest pleasures like a rainy day, a swing set, and a giant puddle to play in.’ All through the film Nigel was playing in giant puddles.

Knowledge and fascination can lessen anxiety and panic. Nigel’s mind was so filled with his curiosity about the creatures he met up with that it didn’t have space for a lot of fear. Keep learning new things and your life will be less anxious and less fearful.

Don’t give up even if you feel your life is in the grip of an’alligator’ such as illness or debt.

Be prepared to take risks although I would not suggest taking Nigel as your role model. I just checked on the internet to determine if he’s still alive. He i

Raccoon Fun Facts

While there are many animals in this country that fill people with wonder, there are few as intriguing as the raccoon and New York City Wildlife Removal. They’ve become incredibly common in most area of the country recently, so it’s essential that people brush up on their raccoon info. Since the 1940’s the national population of raccoons has increased by over 10,000%.

Raccoons have a visually distinctive look. Everyone knows about the black bandit mask and striped tail which make them such a visually iconic species. One interesting bit of raccoon advice is that this mask can also be considered by scientists to be visually renowned for the animals themselves. It is believed that it aids them in recognizing faces of other raccoons, which is helpful for such a highly social species. Their sociability is obvious if you’ve ever seen a group of raccoons walking together across the street.

Because the United States, where Raccoons originated, is quite densely populated, we have to pay special attention to raccoons who live here. This is especially true due to the great deal of raccoons who live here. Raccoons’ sociability and absence of fear toward individuals often leads to dangerous confrontations between us that can lead to rabies being dispersed from raccoon to individual. The population density of the state often exacerbates tensions since it means there are more people confronting raccoons in smaller areas than in other areas of the country. Raccoons have been known to be carriers of rabies, which makes it especially important to understand what we can about raccoon information to ensure we can live alongside each other peacefully.

The most important step to knowing raccoon information is to understand that raccoons share something important with humans: their ability to eat anything. Due to this, and the fact that they are much less finicky than we are, they are strongly attracted to our garbage. We must be sure to cap our garbage cans to make sure raccoons do not smell the remains of food inside. This is especially true here because it is going to ensure people and raccoons can get together without confrontation. Besides their desire to consume everything, raccoons share other features with humans, such as their tendency to wash their meals when in captivity. The reason for this is unknown, however, as wild raccoons haven’t been witnessed doing it.

Because raccoons carry rabies more often than most other creatures, it is crucial to speak to an animal control expert if you see one behaving strangely. There are many such folks who know specialized raccoon information that they use to handle these creatures humanely. The reason for doing so is twofold. First, it’s very important that an untrained person does not attempt to come in contact with an animal that is infected with rabies, as this may spread rabies in the raccoon to the individual. The second explanation is that it is crucial to isolate infected raccoons in order that the disease does not spread further in the raccoon community. Rabies epidemics spread incredibly fast, so controlling it quickly is the ideal solution for both humans and raccoon alike.

3 Reasons Dogs Sleep So Much

Do you want to know the top 3 reasons why puppies sleep so much? Continue reading to discover what Miramar Wildlife Removal and whether you should be concerned by gaining an understanding of your dog’s behavior.

First, allow me to explain that a dog’s sleeping habits are determined by the breed, the dog’s environment, and the dog’s age. These factors determine the amount of sleep that is required. On average, a dog is awake and active twenty percent of the time, awake but dormant thirty percent of the time, and asleep fifty percent of the time.

So why do dogs sleep so much?

The main reason is because dogs don’t get as much deep sleep as humans. Humans spend twenty-five percent of the time in deep sleep, but dogs just spend ten percent of the time in deep sleep.

It’s normal dog behavior for domestic dogs to sleep half their life. Normal dog behavior is not a concern. It’s a concern, but if there’s a change in your dog’s sleeping habits or a change in your dog’s regular behavior. Reasons for these issues will be discussed later in this segment.

There are a lot of reasons why your dog sleeps so much. Let’s find out what the most frequent motives are and what you need to understand about this dog behaviour.

Some sleeping habits are strain dependent. Very large breeds such as the Mastiff, St. Bernard, Newfoundland, and Great Pyrenees love to sleep. The amount of sleep that a dog requires is contingent to its dimensions.

Dogs adapt their sleep behaviour to their surroundings. With minimum activity in their environment, dogs with sedentary lifestyles will lay around all day from sheer boredom. Bored dogs tend to sleep and rest more, but this dog behavior is normal given the lifestyle. Working dogs, on the other hand, have an active lifestyle and sleep less. The more active the dog, the less he sleeps.

Puppies and senior dogs sleep longer. This too is normal puppy behavior. When dogs are busy, they are quite active; full of energy and life. Puppies exert a lot of energy in discovery and play and require more sleep. Senior dogs simply slow down with age and require more rest and sleep.

There are different reasons why dogs sleep so much that you want to know about.

Again, normal dog behaviour is not a concern. It is a concern, but when there is a change in your dog’s sleeping habits or a change in your dog’s normal behavior. If your dog’s sleeping behaviour has changed, the following medical reasons could be the cause.

One – Hypothyroidism
The thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, causing a decrease in metabolic function. Most of the time this is an autoimmune reaction that attacks the thyroid gland, but it can also be caused by other conditions, such as cancer. The decrease in metabolic function causes the whole body to slow down resulting in lack of energy, lack of enthusiasm, and extra sleepiness.

Two – Diabetes
Older female puppies, small breeds, and dogs that are obese are at greater risk of getting Diabetes. Symptoms include sleepiness, lack of energy, increased thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, and occasional blindness.

Like Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease. Most infectious diseases cause lack of energy and sleepiness and are accompanied by a variety of other symptoms.

The principal signs of dog depression are an increased amount of time spent sleeping, decreased activity, lack of energy, decreased appetite, and weight loss.

If you suspect your dog may be suffering from any of the above health conditions, make an appointment with your vet straight away. Other reasons why dogs sleep much are also the consequence of a low-carb diet. Most pet foods don’t provide dogs with the nutrients their bodies need to live a healthy, active life and can slow them down, leading to a lack of energy and enthusiasm.

Now let’s recap.

Always rule out underlying medical issues that could be causing your dog to sleep less or more than usual. A remarkable change in sleeping habits is a matter of grave concern. If your dog’s sleeping habits have not changed, then there is not any reason for concern. Dogs sleep more than humans and it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s normal dog behavior for domestic dogs to sleep half of their life.

A dog’s sleeping habits are dependent on the breed, the dog’s surroundings, and the dog’s age. These variables determine the amount of sleep that a dog needs to get adequate rest. If your dog is bored, give him something to do so he does not sleep so much. Ensure he gets plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, especially if he decides to amuse himself in your absence by getting into crap and onto counters. Dogs are intelligent and love a challenge. Provide your dog with a smart dispenser-type toy such as a treat ball to keep him occupied.

Make sure your dog is fed nutrient, digestible food. Between the grains and by-products, among other unhealthy ingredients, your dog is expected to eat something that isn’t good for him that will gradually drain him of his power and affect his health. Provide senior dogs with orthopedic beds to improve their quality of sleep.

Hope you enjoyed this section on Dog Behavior, specifically on the subject of why puppies sleep so much, and hope you walked away with something of value. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to my station on YouTube. Thank you so much for reading. I look forward to seeing you inside my next post. Please enjoy, discuss, comment, and subscribe. Bye Bye.

By understanding dogs and their behaviour, you’ll be able to connect with them on a new level and gain their trust. Series 10 concentrates on providing pet owners with answers to why puppies sleep so much. Find out more about this frequent behavior and other dog behaviours on my YouTube Channel hosted by Osso, The Giant Alaskan Malamute.