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A podcast about the most amazing animals for curious folks! Did you know a cow framed for starting the Great Chicago Fire is responsible for creating one of the largest public library systems in the United States, or that horseshoe crabs are an important part of your flu vaccine? Did you hear about the bees in Croatia that can detect land mines or that farmers can save cattle by painting giant eyes on bovine butts? Professional dog trainer, author, and curious host, Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, will lead families on a new journey exploring these amazing animals while teaching about humanity along the way.
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 Smoky the 4# dog hero of WW2, a boy who solved the puzzle of the missing Lemur, and a national weather service announcement about falling frozen iguanas!  Welcome to Bewilderbeasts! Today, we’re going to talk about a 4 Pound Dog who was the hero of World War II, a 5 year-old boy who solved the case of the missing lemur, and a national weather service announcement about falling frozen iguanas. *****If there are topics you would be interested hearing about on the podcast, know of any historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet @bewilderedpodBewilderbeastsPod on Facebook@bewilderbeasts on InstagramIntro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.Thanks for listening! I’m Melissa McCue-McGrath with Muttstuff media, author of Considerations for the City Dog Now, go get curious!*******************************  https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/weird_news/theres-a-lemur-5-year-old-helps-crack-sf-zoo-theft-case/article_131c4c70-6019-5a98-9d9d-59ad9cad1ae3.htmlhttps://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Kids-got-close-encounter-with-escaped-lemur-15653962.phphttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_(dog)https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/5/140520-dogs-war-canines-soldiers-military-healing-yorkshire-terrier-smoky/https://mashable.com/article/stolen-lemur-san-francisco-zoo-safe/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemurhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/maki-lemur-stolen-san-francisco-zoo-found-safe-nearby-city-n1243680https://apnews.com/article/lemur-theft-san-francisco-zoo-962bb0064c2129c8da75cf4f5780b11bhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51203724http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160308-how-one-squirrel-manages-to-survive-being-frozen 
 Welcome to Bewilderbeasts! Today, we’re going to talk about the sloooooooooooowest two minutes in sports,  why goats got banned from a national park, and how lobsters pee out of their faces. *****If there are topics you would be interested hearing about on the podcast, know of any historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet @bewilderedpodBewilderbeastsPod on Facebook@bewilderbeasts on InstagramIntro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.Thanks for listening! I’m Melissa McCue-McGrath with Muttstuff media, author of Considerations for the City Dog Now, go get curious!******************************* https://www.forksforum.com/life/wildlife-3 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/goats-thirsting-for-human-pee-sweat_n_5bb26adfe4b0e2960fc5d25fhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/science/mountain-goats-urine-pee-glacier-national-park-montana.htmlhttps://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/flying-goats-washington-national-park-relocationhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/world-snail-racing-championship_n_5b57a9ace4b0b15aba9349b4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snail_racinghttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57241/25-delicious-facts-about-lobsters#:~:text=Lobsters%20pee%20out%20of%20their,glands%20located%20near%20the%20antennae.https://www.instagram.com/p/CGc8afSBR_r/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-11562054#:~:text=A%20hiker%20has%20died%20after,Ridge%20in%20Olympic%20National%20Park. 
Welcome to Bewilderbeasts! Today, we’re going to talk about two dogs who saved a town from a diphtheria outbreak, a hero rat saving people from unexploded bombs, and some bizarre animal laws around the United States that are still - somehow - on the books. *****If there are topics you would be interested hearing about on the podcast, know of any historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet @bewilderedpodBewilderbeastsPod on Facebook@bewilderbeasts on InstagramIntro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends. Thanks for listening! I’m Melissa McCue-McGrath with Muttstuff media, author of Considerations for the City Dog Now, go get curious!*******************************https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/asia/hero-rat-landmines-award-intl-hnk-scli/index.htmlCambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorityhttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161014-in-1925-a-remote-town-was-saved-from-lethal-disease-by-dogshttps://www.nps.gov/people/togo.htm  https://www.cmnh.org/balto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1925_serum_run_to_Nomehttps://www.bandofcats.com/15-strange-and-funny-cat-laws/https://www.pawculture.com/for-fun/weird-pet-news/the-weirdest-animal-laws-in-america/ 
With 6 days before the 2020 national election in America, Melissa talks about animals in politics, including a berserker bunny who nearly sunk President Jimmy Carter's boat), why the two parties use a donkey and an elephant for representation, and animals who became town mayors in Vermont. Let's go!https://www.vote.org/ If you have ideas for future episodes, have an animal on your ballot, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com@BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPodInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host:Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan LebowiczInterstitial music is by MK2Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.orgDon’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends - you know, all the things the other podcasts tell you to do? And, for the love of animals and humanity - VOTE. *****I got today's information from https://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.htmlhttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23805/how-did-donkey-elephant-become-political-mascotshttps://www.wpr.org/how-did-us-political-parties-get-their-mascotshttps://www.dictionary.com/e/political-parties-animal-mascots/https://www.history.com/news/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-animal-symbolshttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/goat-dog-honorary-mayor-election-vermont-town-trnd/index.htmlhttps://www.facebook.com/FairHavenPoliceDepartment/photos/a.256838401067240/2785016208249434/  https://preview.tinyurl.com/kupohwe (Wikipedia) https://preview.tinyurl.com/y53jeaot (Washington Post) https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6buvhsd (CNN)  https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxrdsr9w (Burlington Express)
Today on Bewilderbeasts, Melissa talks about some foul-mouthed parrots who got evicted from a zoo (they won’t be the last) and another parrot whose F Bombs got him kicked out of a President’s Funeral. Let’s go! ************If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com@BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host:Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan LebowiczInterstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.*****I got today's information from:https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/parrots-separated-at-lincolnshire-zoo-after-learning-to-swear/#:~:text=Five%20foul%2Dmouthed%20parrots%20have,encouraging%20each%20other%20to%20swear.https://people.com/pets/parrot-stuck-on-roof-swears-at-rescuer/http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/pets/andrew-jacksons-pet-parrot/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/andrew-jackson-populist-even-deathbed-180962124/The Memory Palace, episode 161 - Stories to Wash Your Hands By (Andrew Jackson’s bird) https://thememorypalace.us/music-to-wash-hands-by/https://medium.com/omgfacts/the-true-story-of-andrew-jacksons-swearing-parrot-6189abaa3155@animalsbehaving on Twitter for her animal behavior take on behavior modification for the separated birds - she’s a lovely follow for all things animal behavior https://twitter.com/animalsbehavinghttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-54340425https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/australian-birds-of-prey-have-harnessed-the-use-of-fire-to-flush-out-their-prey/ 
Today on Bewilderbeasts, host Melissa McCue-McGrath introduces a pigeon who saved 194 people in WWI and goats who are fighting wildfires in an unusual way. If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com@BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host:Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan LebowiczInterstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.*****I got today's information from:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/using-goats-to-prevent-wildfires-51327045/https://www.npr.org/2020/01/05/792458505/california-cities-turn-to-hired-hooves-to-help-prevent-massive-wildfireshttps://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/firefighting-goats.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cher_Amihttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cher-ami https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/630019/stink-bug-invasion-2020-could-be-headed-your-way
Today we'll discuss a whale fail that lives in infamy & the first cat to solve a murder (not the last).Big thanks to author and columnist, Dave Barry, who wrote about the whale incident in 1990 where I was able to find it, read it, and never forget it. His humor is absolutely a cornerstone of this podcast and I'm ever grateful for stumbling upon that article as a young person.Let's go!If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com@BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host:Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan LebowiczInterstitial music is by MK2Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.orgDon’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends.*****I got today's information fromhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/1990/05/20/thar-she-blows/8f6bc076-3843-4653-99d0-a50df88eabaf/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whalehttps://www.newsweek.com/exploding-whale-memorial-park-oregon-sperm-stranded-carcass-dynamite-1515176https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/625499/florence-oregon-exploding-whale-1970https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2020/06/now-you-can-visit-exploding-whale-memorial-park-on-the-oregon-coast.html http://www.offbeatoregon.com/H001_ExplodWhale.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/runaway-tortoise-tennessee_n_5f469a0bc5b697186e30080e https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Shirley_Duguayhttps://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/10-cats-who-made-history5.htm https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/24/world/cat-hair-finds-way-into-courtroom-in-canadian-murder-trial.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/runaway-tortoise-tennessee_n_5f469a0bc5b697186e30080e
Today on Bewilderbeasts we’re going to talk about an animal who has cubed poop (OW! And, EW!) and we talk about a mathematically inclined equine, and his owner - a former slave turned veterinarian in the 1800s who vowed never to teach animals with a whip. If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com@BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host:Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends. *****I got today's information from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/wombat-poop-cube-why-is-it-square-shaped/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Jim_Key https://www.horseforum.com/famous-horses/doc-key-beautiful-jim-key-23031/http://atthefair.homestead.com/pkeatt/jimkey.htmlhttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78188/7-things-introduced-worlds-fairs https://www.loc.gov/collections/african-american-perspectives-rare-books/articles-and-essays/timeline-of-african-american-history/1881-to-1900/findagrave.com/memorial/41646960/william-key https://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entries/william-key/https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/08/why-are-cats-attracted-to-people-who-dont-like-them.htmlhttps://catbehaviorassociates.com/why-do-some-cats-like-people-who-dont-like-them/ https://www.history.com/news/7-of-the-most-outrageous-medical-treatments-in-history 
Today on Bewilderbeasts we’re going to talk about some amazing dogs who are detecting COVID19 & there’s something silly in penguin poop. Let’s go! If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com @BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends. *****I got today's information from  https://www.ecowatch.com/antarctic-penguin-poop-laughing-gas-2646052474.html?rebelltitem=4#rebelltitem4https://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-love-antarctic-penguin-poop-here-s-whyhttps://www.newsweek.com/penguin-feces-laughing-gas-scientists-1505392https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/08/18/dogs-sniff-coronavirus-detection/?arc404=truehttps://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/cng-ag-coronavirus-dogs-20200901-wbmpltjfojem3m2auwgpde5mca-story.htmlhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/07/first-dog-to-test-positive-for-covid-in-us-dies/ (Buddy the dog) https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions#:~:text=At%20this%20time%2C%20there,you%20interact%20with%20pets. (can dogs get covid)https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/dogs-sniff-out-coronavirus-human-sweathttps://slate.com/technology/2020/08/covid-19-sniffing-dogs.htmlhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/positive-pet.html
Today on Bewilderbeasts we’re going to talk about a framed cow who ultimately helped get free public libraries in Chicago & OMG CROCODILES ARE FASTER THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED. Let’s go. If you have ideas for future episodes, know of historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com @BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog" More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends. https://www.sciencealert.com/approach-with-caution-more-crocodile-species-than-we-thought-can-reach-a-gallophttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/goat-takes-police-car_n_5f5722f6c5b6578026d26ad4https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/goat-kidding-farm-animal-eats-police-papers-72873670https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-or-who-caused-the-great-chicago-fire-61481977/https://www.britannica.com/event/Chicago-fire-of-1871 https://www.greatchicagofire.org/oleary-legend/https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/episode/sysk-selects-did-a-cow-start-29467387/https://www.facebook.com/MissedInHistory/posts/10153307087699815And if you want to hear a longer talk on the Great Chicago Fire, listen to the episode of Stuff You Should Know, another podcast you might enjoy :)  
On today's episode of Bewilderbeasts we’re going to explore dogs who find whale poop FOR SCIENCE & why you might want need to strip off your clothes for polar bears.  If there are topics you would be interested hearing about on the podcast, know of any historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com @BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog" More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends. Today's Information is from: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/canada-at-home-with-polar-bears-5363086.htmlhttp://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/f0273-might-getting-undressed-in-front-of-a-hungry-polar-bear-save-your-life/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-dogs-sniffing-out-whale-poop-science-180958050/https://www.npr.org/2012/01/07/144752385/dog-trained-as-ultimate-whale-pooper-snooperhttps://www.biology.washington.edu/news/news/1504634400/tucker-orca-poop-detection-dog-seattlemethttps://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/adorable-pumpkin-toadlets-cant-actually-hear-their-own-love-songs/  
On this first episode of BewilderBeasts we explore why farmers are painting eyeballs on cow butts, and we do a deep dive on honeybees who are trained to find buried land mines in Croatia. Let’s go! If there are things you’d like me to talk about on the podcast, historical animals who changed the world, animals who help humans, or wacky animals in the news, send them in to: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com @BewilderedPod on TWITTERFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BewilderBeastsPod Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bewilderbeasts/About your host: Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog" More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com*******Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz Interstitial music is by MK2Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends. Today's Information is from:https://gizmodo.com/croatian-bees-are-being-trained-to-hunt-down-deadly-lan-508877457https://www.army-technology.com/features/feature-bomb-sniffing-bees-sting-out-of-landmines/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_War_of_Independencehttps://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/bees-can-be-trained.htmhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/police-abuzz-over-plan-for-sniffer-bees-5wz0pvvb2https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01156-0  https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ologies/e/53768998
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