One More Bizarre Animal Story: The Goose

I had just finished visiting the graveyard and was on the way to meet up with a friend to go grab a bite to eat. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a goose take off on the other side of the road in front of me. By the time I saw that we were going to collide I couldn’t do anything and ran straight into the goose, after honking at him (I was hoping he’d move). I pulled over in shock, noticed the windshield to the car had completely spidered on the passenger side, and then jumped out of the car to see if Mr. Goose was alright. At first I was sure I had killed the poor guy, but sure enough he wasn’t in the middle of the road. After calling insurance and all that mess, I saw him and his mate right next to the car. They stayed right by the car for about an hour while I straighten everything out and made plans to get it fixed. I never imagined hitting a goose ever, but I found out the insurance company had heard of people hitting owls and pigeons before, though I was the first person that hit a goose.

The trooper is on the left.

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Crazy Animals

I recently posted about the birds building a nest in my den, crazy huh? I didn’t think it could get anymore entertaining around here until yesterday. I was looking outside in my backyard and I caught another glimpse of a confused animal. This time it was a squirrel who kept attempting on jumping on a branch that could not support his weight. Take a look at it by clicking on the thumbnail below.

 

While writing this I thought of a unique story about an encounter that my grandfather had with a flying squirrel. I don’t remember exactly how the flying squirrel was found by him but the basic story is that he found this baby squirrel that he been living in his attic. It was old enough that if it was let back into the wild it would have trouble living, since it knew nothing about self-defense. So instead of him being put through those troubles my grandfather decided to keep him in the house and keep him as a pet. He acquired the name Radar. I remember eating dinner there and him flying from atop the curtains over the table and onto a bench that was on the other side of the room. After my grandfather illness worsened and my parents and I moved into his house my mother figured it probably wouldn’t be the best to have him in the house. Just to be safe since his natural instincts could kick in and she didn’t want me to have to get a rabbis shot. Radar was the adopted by my grandfathers girlfriends sister and carried out a long life with her.

Intersting Links:
An article on About.com about Flying Squirrels and keeping them as pets
An article on Exotic Nutritions also about Flying Squirrels and keeping them as pets
A video called “Weird Animal Fun: Feeding a Cute Little Flying Squirrel

The Diet Coke and Mentos Videos

Wow, I saw these videos a while back. It was very interesting what a bottle of diet coke and mentos could do together. Then due to EepyBird.com it became a phenomenon. I thought I’d list a couple of the videos that I found very interesting for your viewing pleasure! (Click on the thumbnail to see the video)

– The Original, consisting of 101 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and 500 Mentos mints.

– The Domino Effect, consisting of 251 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and 1,506 Mentos mints.

– Experiment #144: Super-Soaking Fountain, which consits of 180 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke and over 1,000 Mentos mints.

And how about the ones that didn’t work? 

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