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Which fish’s name in the plural can mean a cattle and horse disease?...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40634294@N06/14801600552/ I saw this at the early part of last month but haven't been able to positively identify it. I think it's a brown hawker but I'm not convinced. I...
Is it ok to feed small windfall apples to donkeys, ponies etc ?...
This is rather sad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28586702...
Here's a quick personality test. What's your first reaction to this news story? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28586702...
I live in second floor flat at end of a landing. Sometime during the night, a fox comes up stairs and poops on my coir mat directly outside my front door or in corner of walkway underneath my kitchen...
And now it's rolling about on the dry earth. At first I thought it was playing and maybe it is. But the thought struck me that it might be taking a dust bath. It gets brushed regularly but not washed...
I am currently reading my Daily Mail (and fighting off the feline trying to snooze on it) and found this cute article. They look so tiny and vulnerable. I hope their mummy is okay....
I meet many people who have their dog clipped to keep them cool. I have tried searching the net on this and clipping does not appear high up the list. Our human perception is that it must be like...
Can anyone identify this caterpillar, http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u450/whistonian/IMG_0032.jpg...
Are there many chicken keepers past or present on AB?
Thinking of buying a new kitten cat, after having two cats which I would describe as possibly semi feral ( couldn't trust them not to bite or scratch people) i really need to know the nature of the...
I have just taken outside a tiny, tiny chestnut brown spider with a very distinctive white spot on it's back - it's legs were quite long for it's size and didn't fan out straight they were arched so...
Many, many years ago when I was at primary school I remember being told that a Butterfly would always settle on a plant with its wings closed and that a moth would have open wings. Was I given wrong...
Gordie I hope that your young lady friend is feeling better. My two seem relieved that it is a bit cooler. Princess Merlin is long haired but she caught her first spider last night - she has just had...
i've used a baited plastic mouse snap trap in kitchen which had been VERY effective BUT now the pests somehow are mangaing to eat the bait without getting snapped.First time it happened i thought...
...or maybe a bit dim? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/23/kitten-attacks-ceramic-kitten_n_5613873.html...
Just found this monster next to a very munched fuchsia. Tried identifying online without success. Anyone know what type it is? Thanks....
Hi I am pretty sure my cat has a furball she is trying to cough something up without success and it is horrible to watch I am going to give her tuna in oil to see if that will dissolve it and I am...
...at seeing her 'hooman' for the first time in two years. http://t.today.com/pets/dog-faints-after-being-reunited-owner-after-2-years-apart-1D79975855...

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