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Listening to factoids on radio two, it was stated that bees can't see the colour red, they see it as black. This got me thinking, why are so many flowers red, if the bees can't see them ?...
I have been sent a link to an advert on an online dog sales site for a supposed new dog breed called 'The Daisy' and puppies for sale at £900 each - they come with Kennel Certificate Registration -...
I have a friend who has witnessed a neighbour who has had at least one cock fighting session in the back garden. This is awful. She hates it and cannot do anything about it. The reason she can't is...
I have been watching a newly-hatched family of 13 mallard ducklings, on the River Wye at Monmouth this last week. Does anyone know why some are bright yellow, some are brown and mottled, and some are...
What country is the bowerbird a native bird ?
Does anyone have any experience of the verm-x range of animal homeopathic products - especially the dewormers? thank you
The RSPCA have come up trumps for me. I saw a swan on the local river while walking my dog a couple of weeks ago that was trapped in fishing tackle with a large bit of plastic protruding into its...
I used Profender three months ago on my ten month kitten, as she had never been wormed. Not sure whether to use again, what are signs of roundworm or tapeworm? She hasnt caught any mice or bids ......
I`ve never seen one of these in action. Does the compartment pop open and stay open or does it close down after a certain amount of time?
This was on BBC Scotland but can be watched on iplayer - showing the pitfalls of buying a puppy from the internet or from a pet shop/dealer that has very probably been bred by a puppy farmer. It is...
going off from the fish tank.? It goes dong dong and then again...nothing for an hour or so and then again.? What is it and why ?...
is it scientifically possible for it to rain everywhere at the same time in the world
Anyone else got these in their lawn yet? The lawn seems to have developed lots of little piles of dust within a very short space of time.
.... How long should I keep him indoors for? He's driving us crazy cos he's bored and dying to get out!...
hello, just updating you on MIL's dog - she has successfully managed to lose 4kg and leg is much better. Eye is still healing, mammary lump still there (obviously). Husband's sister is going to take...
Up to 2 years ago I enjoyed tadpoles and then tiny frogs in my garden. For the second year running all the frog spawn has disappeared from my small pond. Loads of adult frogs about a month ago who...
I'v seen these tiny moths, increasing over the last week or so, while out walking the dog in the early morning sun. they're not much bigger than a greenfly and seem to just flutter around aimlessly...
Just spotted an odd insect in my flower tub, 1/2" long, glossy black, with white spots, can't tell if it had wings as it crept under a bushy plant. Can't find it in my insect book, any ideas what it...
with people around when at zoos? why do they not roar? we went to the zoo and there was loads of people and noise, but lions and tigers did not move a muscle.
How clever is this dog, would you give him a lift? I just wish Lillie was safely home too. http://news.sky.com/story/1461165/stolen-yorkshire-terrier-flags-down-rspca-van...

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