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Archive | Outdoors

POCBS: Squirrel Takes Out Power at Ridge Plaza, Kohl’s, Xsport and More; ComEd Restores Power

POCBS (Power Outage Cause By Squirrel) Incident in Arlington Heights Several businesses were without power Thursday afternoon after a squirrel was grounded out and killed after closing a circuit high atop a tall utility pole on Kennicott Avenue just north of Dundee Road. As a courtesy to a wide range of readers, photos that might […]

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Posted in Outdoors, Streets

Bright Red Cardinal; A Sign Grandma Made It to Heaven

The day after the memorial service for a 97-year-old grandmother that passed away, a bright red cardinal arrived at the kitchen window while family members were inside sitting at their dining room table at a home in Virginia. For years the grandma’s daughter had asked her mom to send a sign when she made it […]

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Posted in Outdoors, Peeps

Jogger Attacked by Cougar in Colorado, Chokes and Kills It with His Bare Hands

FOX31 Denver: A trail runner on Horsetooth Mountain Park killed a juvenile mountain lion that attacked him Monday afternoon by suffocating the animal, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported. A male jogger, who was running by himself Monday, February 4, 2019 on the West Ridge Trail in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space southwest of Fort Collins, […]

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Mac, a Missing Young Sheltie, Survives Extreme Cold Weather for Almost a Week Until Coaxed to Surrender by Arlington Heights Police

Arlington Heights Police Department reports that Mac, a missing Sheltie, was found and captured in good condition about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Three police officers responded Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 2019, to a sighting of Mac, who some say looked like a miniature “Lassie” dog. The three police officers were able to get […]

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Posted in Outdoors, Public Service

Several Animals at Brookfield Zoo Get an Annual Treat: Discarded Christmas Trees or Holiday Trees for Nibbling and Playing

Reindeer, giraffes, and bison like to nibble on evergreen trees, and polar bears have some of their food served in the evergreen trees. More than 500 holiday trees were decorated this past holiday season for the Tree Trim at Brookfield Zoo. Although in January, the majority of the trees get chipped and used for landscaping […]

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Coyotes Attack Three Dogs, Killing One Pit Bull and Injuring Another That Were Apparently Protecting a French Bulldog in Deerfield

Kathy Crann said she came home to find her dog Maggie “mangled” and dead in the snow after coyotes got into her backyard and attacked her dogs. A group of coyotes is suspected of attacking three dogs in a North Shore backyard, killing one pit bull and wounding another around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Deerfield […]

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Brave Wilderness: Documentation of Coyote Peterson Stung by a Japanese Giant Hornet in the Tottori Prefecture, Japan

In a series of videos documenting the sting of the most powerful stinging insects, Cody Peterson released a video on Friday, November 23, 2018 of his stinging experience of the Japanese Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia Japonica). Coyote Peterson (Nathaniel Peterson) is a wildlife educator and YouTube personality with a background in film. Recently he has […]

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Bald Eagle Killed While Hitting Power Lines in Des Plaines Near River Rd and Algonquin Rd

A Des Plaines Police Department Community Service Officer responded about 10:45 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 to the area of the block of 1100 South River Road in Des Plaines after witnesses saw a Bald Eagle hit power lines and fall to the sidewalk. The witnesses found the Bald Eagle dead on the sidewalk, and […]

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VIDEO: Venus Flytrap, Native Plant of the United States, Catches Yellow Jackets

A multitude of Yellow Jackets get trapped by Venus Flytrap plant (SOURCE: Lothar Lenz). The Venus Flytrap Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands in regions in North Carolina and South Carolina near the East Coast of the United States. The Venus Flytrap is a small plant with a structure that can […]

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Possible Cougar Sighting Near Surrey Woods Park in Streamwood — Nearby Cross Streets Route 59 and Route 58

An alert about a possible cougar sighting has been issued in northwest suburban Streamwood, reported by CBS Chicago near Route 59 and Golf Road. A resident near Surrey Woods Park in Streamwood reported seeing a large cat-like animal cross their yard and climb up a tree. The Department of Natural Resources has replied that the […]

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Garden Tips for Summer Clean Up with Tu Bloom on ABC 7 Chicago

Tu Bloom (yes, his real name), who is an official Botanical Artist at the Grammys®, emphasizes weeding toward the late summer season. Changing Lives… one garden blossom 🌹🌺 at a time 🤗 pic.twitter.com/DOW9JLsTTJ — Tu BLOOM (@TuBloom) August 4, 2018 The Largest (staghorn fern) Platycerium Superbum I have seen in person! Width span was over […]

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Ten Reasons Dogs or Pets Should Never Be Left Alone “Secured” in a Vehicle — Hot or Not

CBS Chicago: Is It Ever Legal To Leave Dogs Alone In Cars? Dog owners know it is never a good idea to keep a K-9 in a hot car. Customers at a Cracker Barrel in Romeoville stopped in for a meal and left their dog inside–with the car running. They included a note that said: […]

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