The Animals That Aren't Dogs or Cats Thread

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  1. JD

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    The young mustang Rebel at Skydog Sanctuary had a moment of panic on Friday when he lost track of his mom, Fern.

    This is Samson and his family also up at Skydog.

    I don't think I've posted much from Skydog, but it's another one of my favorite sanctuary. They rescue formerly wild Mustangs and release them on a several thousand acre ranch in Oregon, where they are more or less left to live wild, except for some extra food, and vet care when they need it. So these basically have the best lives horses can have, they're more or less wild, but there are people around who can help them if they need it.
    They also have a ranch in Malibu, but that's more of a contained ranch where they have special needs horses who need more consistent care.
     
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    This video is not from the Alpine round up I posted about before, it's from a different one earlier in the week, but it gives you an idea of how the horses are treated at the roundups.
    To give you an idea of how bad the helicopter round ups are, every time they do one, they keep a tally of how many horses died, and it's usually quite a few. According to the page I got the video from they rounded up 353 horses and 10 horses died in one of the most recent roundups.
    One thing my mom read also said that they will run them into fences, and then if they get even the slightest injury, they'll just kill them, right there.
    The Alpine horses are being rounded with bait traps, so it's not quite as brutal as this. With those they leave food out in an open pen, and after they get comfortable they close the horses in the pen.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean by that.
     
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    A bit of a longer article, but an interesting look at the intelligence of octopuses.

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    Saw this guy or girl while I was out on my bike ride today. I'm not positive, but I think it's a Turkey Vulture.
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    This is at the park where I stop on my bike rides, the stables where I say hi to my horse friends is right across the street.
     
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    I watched this episode last night!



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    I know, weak sauce. They are bottom of the barrel leftovers I could not bring myself to simply delete.
     
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    One of the horses I say hi to on my bike rides bit my freakin' collar bone this morning, and now my shoulder hurts every time I move my arm. It's not too bad, just enough to be annoying, I can still use it and everything.
    It was kind of funny, she had her head over the fence, so I walked over and started petting her, and swung and stuck her head into my shoulder like they do sometimes, and I was petting her some more, and before I knew it, she opened her mouth, and chomped down on my collar bone. She wasn't being aggressive, and she didn't bite that hard, so I'm not entirely why she did it. I'm thinking maybe she was trying to get me to move, or she was going for one of the other horses and got me instead, or my mom says sometimes they just do that.
     
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    Where did you find that? I follow a falconer on IG and I might want to send that to her, or at least post it and tag her.
     
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    Yes! Yes they do! I was currying a horse one time and it just turned around and bit me on the shoulder real HARD. Just like when you're petting a cat and all of a sudden it bites you. If you were tired of it, all you had to do was move away! No need to resort to violence.
     
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    I honestly have no hard feelings toward the horse whatsoever, it's what they do. My first thought after she bit was "well, I knew something like that was going to happen at some point", and then just went back to petting her and the other horses. If there wasn't a fence between me and then, I'm pretty sure I would have been stepped on at some point too.
     
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    I nabbed it from Imgur. You should be able to cut and paste the image.
     
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