I Want To Hold Your Hand (While I Sleep)

The otter is a cute and curious creature. But best of all it is a badass swimmer and the fact that they hold hands is just awsume lol.

I Don't Get It

As if sea otters weren’t adorable enough, it turns out they hold hands while they sleep.  According to Wikipedia, “sea otters tend to rest together in single-sex groups called rafts. A raft typically contains 10 to 100 animals, with male rafts being larger than female ones. The largest raft ever seen contained over 2000 sea otters.”  I just got a cavity.  Too sweet.

How is that even possible?  I don’t mean the buoyancy or the fact that they have no blubber, and their thick fur keeps them warm.  What I mean is–how can anyone sleep touching someone else?  I know dog owners who let their dogs sleep not only in their bedroom (where the humans go), but on or even IN their beds.  I’m sure some of you needy people who like animals better than people do this, don’t you?  And you don’t think about how their little paws walk around in…

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Wolf Snarl

The Wolf Beauty and Danger.

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The drawing above shows the snarl. In this case, the snarl is to demonstrate dominance. He/she could be hovering over a kill, or just simply trying to intimidate other wolves. The likeliness of an attack from a wolf like this is actually not too high as his/her ears are not forward. So, although this wolf shows dominance, the wolf is not poised to attack (as one might with ears faced forward). This wolf shows a calm confidence, but feels the need to show his/her dominance. But, the wolf below just might…
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This wolf shows fear. The snarl on this wolf is aggression. Not just aggression, but fearful aggression which would make this wolf much more dangerous. He/she is sensing danger of some kind and is willing to fight if necessary. The tail tucked between his/her legs, the sloping crouching back, the ruffled fur and the ears pulled back all indicate…

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Return Of Gray Wolves To Southwest Slow Going

My spirit creature as well as my Cherokee name. “Howling Wolf” this is me.

CBS Las Vegas

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican gray wolf No. 1105 was shot dead by wildlife managers after having a tryst — and puppies — with a common ranch dog. No. 1188, an alpha female, was almost executed, then taken away from her pups and pack, for killing cattle. And wolf No. 1133 was returned to captivity after failing to woo his intended mate.

Fifteen years and more than $25 million after the federal government set about trying to return the endangered species to the American Southwest, the program drastically lags those credited with saving their cousins in the Northern Rockies, bald eagles and even the American crocodile.

The reason, critics say, federal wildlife managers are being too heavy-handed with the wild animals, picking and choosing which wolves get to mate, which get a spot at the front of the line for a chance at freedom and which need to be shot…

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