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Join Melissa every Monday as she dives deep into the weirdest, funniest, sciency-est ways in which animals intersect at humanity. Let's meet the Canadian cat who solved a murder and advanced forensic technology. How did fish farts nearly cause bombs to fly between Russia and Sweden? How did a pigeon save 194 soldiers in wartime? Why are honey bees trained to find unexploded landmines in Croatia? Let's go!
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Why scientists are looking to potty train 1 billion cows to combat a growing acid rain crisis. **************Resources on  The Moo Loo:USGS.govThe GuardianChick a Pig board gameNPRBeef Market CentralAnd if you want to watch a cow open a door, go pee - a LOT of pee, then get a treat, you can go to YouTube.com - the Telegraph has a great short video on the subject which you can also find on my Twitter feed for 10/5/2021Intro and outro music is Tiptoe out the Back by Dan Liebowicz and interstitial music is by MK2. All additional music within the podcast is from Pixelbay.com, and sound effects are from freesound.orgMore about Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, her book, "Considerations for the City Dog", dog training services can be found at https://melissamccuemcgrath.com, and all episodes of Bewilderbeasts can be found at https://bewilderbeastspod.com  bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com Tweet @bewilderedpodBewilderbeastsPod on Facebook @bewilderbeasts on InstagramSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
A Smithsonian Museum exhibit depicting the skeletal remains of Dr. Grover Krantz and his beloved Irish wolfhound, Clyde. But, who was Dr. Krantz, and why is he - and his dogs - at the Smithsonian? And, why is this photo of their posthumous posed parts circulating social media?  Resources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/grover-krantz-donated-his-body-to-science-on-one-condition-38726179/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/scientist-grover-krantz-risked-it-all-chasing-bigfoot-180970676/https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/summer-2018-our-town/man-myth-and-legend-grover-krantzhttps://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-feb-21-me-krantz21-story.htmlhttps://www.qcc.cuny.edu/socialsciences/ppecorino/phil_of_religion_text/CHAPTER_5_ARGUMENTS_EXPERIENCE/Burden-of-Proof.htm Intro and outro music is Tiptoe out the Back by Dan Liebowicz and interstitial music is by MK2. All additional music within the podcast is from Pixelbay.com, and sound effects are from freesound.orgMore about Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, her book, "Considerations for the City Dog", and dog training services can be found at https://melissamccuemcgrath.com, and all episodes of Bewilderbeasts can be found at https://bewilderbeastspod.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
As there is talk of suicide and class one narcotics, listener discretion is advised. How magicians, debleated goats,  LSD, a maybe murder, and a CIA holiday party are tied into the misinformation effect.  Resources:Jon Ronson: "The Men Who Stared at Goats"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goatshttp://www.jonronson.com/goats.htmlEvery Little Thing https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vZXZlcnlsaXR0bGV0aGluZw/episode/ZGQ2NDRlZjQtMTIzZi0xMWViLTlkNTctMzczNWI2NGUxMWU3?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiAjpOjreHxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCgSpycast https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ2MzQzMjAucnNz/episode/dGFnOmF1ZGlvYm9vLmZtLDIwMTYtMDctMTk6L2Jvb3MvNDgzNzU5NQ?sa=X&ved=0CAIQuIEEahgKEwiAjpOjreHxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQrwEBullseyehttps://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5ucHIub3JnLzUxMDMwOS9wb2RjYXN0LnhtbA/episode/MmVlYjNiYmUtZjI4My00ZmVkLTg3Y2MtMTczZGQ2ODEwYWJm?sa=X&ved=0CAIQuIEEahgKEwiAjpOjreHxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQrwEhttps://www.military.com/kitup/2012/02/goat-lab-an-inside-look.htmlhttps://abcnews.go.com/Technology/psychic-spies-truth-men-stare-goats/story?id=9032019https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-nov-01-ca-bridges1-story.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Channonhttps://neweartharmy.com/Welcome.htmlhttps://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2017/09/16/hawaii-news/jim-channon-corporate-shaman-and-basis-for-hollywood-character-dies-at-77/https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120227954 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Olson#MKULTRA_and_Olson.27s_deathhttps://www.wired.com/2009/01/mkultra-lawsuit/https://www.wired.com/2009/11/inside-the-armys-far-out-acid-tests/ https://www.nytimes.com/1977/08/03/archives/cia-hired-magician-in-behavior-project-paid-him-to-write-a-manual-a.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/1977/08/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Ep 42: What the Pluck?

Ep 42: What the Pluck?

2021-09-1321:43

A truck of hens heading to a slaughterhouse turns over on a California Highway, leading to the funniest trilogy in chicken-cinema. .......Resources: on the California Freeway Chickens: Terry Pratchett's book of short stories, "A Blink of the Screen" LA TimesWikipediaSnopesJessica TandyDeseret News Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.comAll episodes of BewilderBeasts can be found at BewilderBeastsPod.com   Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
There is a place called the Diamond Coast where humanity clings to a thread, and pigeons are angels and lifelines. Let's go.Resources: Flight of the Diamond Smugglers by Matthew Gavin FrankJust the Zoo of Us - Pigeons / Varmints - Pigeons / Strange Animals Podcast - PigeonsAdam Ruins Everything (Diamonds) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5kWu1ifBGU https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/a-tale-of-three-superdoves-the-dodo-the-rock-pigeon-and-the-passenger-pigeon/https://www.pigeoncontrolresourcecentre.org/html/about-pigeons.htmlhttps://weightofthing.com/items-that-weigh-about-40-pounds/https://www.thespruce.com/pictures-of-pigeons-and-doves-4121967 Melissa McCue-McGrath is a dog trainer. She is the author of Considerations for the City Dog, the co-Training Director of the New England Dog Training Club (the oldest AKC obedience club in the United States). More at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.comSend in your favorite stories!Bewilderbeastspod@gmail.comTweet @BewilderedPodFacebook: BewilderBeastsPodInstagram BewilderbeastsVisit the website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the Show! Patreon Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Today, a quick update and a revisit of episode 8: the naughty bird who got evicted from a President's funeral for swearing, some birds who were separated for turning the zoo into an R rated experience for school kids, and some birds who use fire to catch prey, much to the dismay of firefighters. This episode is also playing this week over at Melissa's other project, Totally Pawsome Pod with Dr. Sip Siperstein, a podcast that is SO not for children. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPodSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Updates on the wanderlust walrus who is now sinking boats in Spain, a bomb sniffing rat retires, and a revisit of the raven who inspired two old-timey authors, Charles Dickens & Edgar Allan Poe.  Resources: Magawa the land mine sniffing rat (original resources found on Episode 10) NPR: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/04/1003258540/after-years-of-detecting-land-mines-a-heroic-rat-is-hanging-up-his-sniffer  Update on Wally the Wayward Walrus (Episode 31) BBC:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-57572045  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
A father's devotion to his daughter is saving the monarch butterfly; condors go all Spinal Tap on a woman's home; Melissa gets real with how local and state government officials in Massachusetts can get inspiration from wildlife overpasses before another Somerville resident is killed in a crosswalk in her city.*****Resources: Butterfly ConnectionMonarch WatchRooted MagGood News NetworkBoston GlobeFirestone Complete AutocareSave Our Monarchs.orgAir Bird and B (Condors)NYTimesMashableThe GuardianCondor Comeback - Sy MontgomeryTia Strombeck -IntersectionBoston.com All That's Interesting (Bridges) Wild Animal SanctuaryNational GeographicRest in peace: Cheryl Richards, Kevin Dumont, and Marshall Mac. We will fix this.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Melissa presents three happy stories about animals and humans - Yoriko the fish makes an unusual friend at an underwater shrine; a service dog flunk out becomes the first arson detection dog in Saginaw, TX; how scientists are using googley eyes to save birds. Resources:Love is Blind:Yoriko and Hiroyuki Arakawa  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfwdm5W2lWsWikipedia Asian Sheepshead Wrasse and YorikoBored PandaWikipedia Shinto ShrineTrip AdvisorMental FlossBBCBBCEarthSheldon, the Firedog of Saginaw and the State Farm Arson Dog SchoolPeople MagazineFirehouse CareersPortland Oregon Govhttps://arsondog.org/ Arson Dog https://notesfromadogwalker.com/2013/06/14/state-farm-arson-dog-program/  (Jessica Dolce)Looming Eyes Buoy BuddiesGood News NetworkMSNGuardianEMAIL: bewilderbeastspod@gmail.com TWEET: @bewilderedpodDM or VOICETEXT on BewilderbeastsPod on Facebook Or LURK @bewilderbeasts on InstagramIntro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2.Additional Music by the amazing artists at Pixabay Support the show (https://paypal.me/muttstuff)
This week all about dogs and sight! We have a greyhound who gets corrective lenses, the first seeing eye dogs, and a guardian livestock dog gets an unusual flock to tend.*****Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and BewilderedPod on Twitter, BewilderbeastsPod on Facebook, Bewilderbeasts on Instagram and email BewilderBeastsPod@gmail.com Dr. Pip Boydel and the Blind Greyound https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/gremlin-pit-bull-contacts https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AmazingAnimals/prescription-glasses-dogs/story?id=205640 https://phys.org/news/2009-07-contact-lenses-animals.htmlhttp://www.archer2000.com/buddyhound/buddynews68.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/funny_old_game/1606722.stm Dorothy Harrison Eustis & Morris Frank (Seeing Eye Dogs)https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/morris-frank-and-buddy-statuehttps://thebark.com/content/history-seeing-eye-dogshttps://www.seeingeye.org/about-us/history.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seeing_Eyehttps://www.womenofthehall.org/inductee/dorothy-harrison-eustis/https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2016/04/post-article-launched-seeing-eye-program/https://timeline.com/seeing-eye-dogs-history-e4eababa8e07https://www.nature.com/scitable/forums/genetics-generation/america-s-hidden-history-the-eugenics-movement-123919444https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Harrison_Eustis https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67393087/dorothy-leib-eustishttps://www.nytimes.com/1946/09/10/archives/mrs-eustis-is-dead-helped-the-blind-founder-of-seeing-eye-inc-group.htmlSwampy Marsh and the Penguin Protection ProgramABC.au ABC.netThe BarkMap of Middle IslandThe StandardSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
BONUS: Got Vaccines?

BONUS: Got Vaccines?

2021-05-1311:41

On this shortie, Melissa got vaccinated and wanted to revisit the horseshoe crabs who made our vaccines --- and nearly every medical instrument and medication --- possible.  Thanks, horseshoe crabs!*****Big thanks to Freesound.org and Joshua Empyre for additional music for this week's episode. For all other information regarding this shortie, including the original resources of information, including the Sawbones episode (thanks Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy!) and RadioLab episode referenced, please visit Bewilderbeastspod.com, episode 19: Armadillo Justice. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Melissa talks about some animals who could easily end up in a police lineup, a horse to thank every time Romaine lettuce is recalled, and cat butt science. *****Fingerprint Folly: Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/koalas-make-monkey-out-police-1313275.htmlRipleys https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/koala-fingerprints/New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg15220591-500-you-may-be-sweet-and-furry-but-youre-nicked/ Jim the Carthorsehttps://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/10/health/10hors.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_(horse)https://www.fda.gov/media/110418/downloadhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/salem-witch-trials-causes https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diphtheria/symptoms-causes/syc-20351897https://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/2002/11/04/Jim-the-horse-played-a-part-in-history/stories/200211040002 Cat Butt ScienceNerdist https://nerdist.com/article/cat-buttholes-surface-touch-science-fair-experiment/Mental Floss https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/646004/do-cat-buttholes-touch-all-surfacesBoing Boing https://boingboing.net/2021/04/23/science-fair-does-your-cats-butthole-really-touch-all-the-surfaces-in-your-home.htmlMusic credits: Tiptoe Out The Back by Dan LebowiczInterstitial Music is by MK2“Decision” by Michael Kobrin https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=3784Sad lullaby: Music by waltermazzaccaro https://pixabay.com/music/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=1752Waves by MichaelKobrin https://pixabay.com/music/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=3782Melissa McCue-McGrath is a dog trainer. She is the author of Considerations for the City Dog, the co-Training Director of the New England Dog Training Club (the oldsest AKC obedience club in the United States). More at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com Send in your favorite stories! Bewilderbeastspod@gmail.comTweet @BewilderedPodFacebook: BewilderBeastsPodInstagram BewilderbeastsVisit the website: BewilderBeastsPod.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
An animal control investigator gets a delicious surprise; emus beat the Australian Army, and we finally have a spi...spi….a story about my phobia that we had to include, so if you hear a thud, it’s just me passing out from fear.****** The Mysterious Tree Creaturehttps://www.delish.com/food-news/a36163171/animal-control-croissant-call/https://www.history.com/news/burmese-python-invasion-florida-everglades#:~:text=These%20massive%20snakes%2C%20which%20can,havoc%20with%20the%20area's%20ecosystem.Army Vs. Emuhttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/01/great-emu-war-1932/https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-emu-war-in-which-some-large-flightless-birds-unwittingly-foiled-the-australian-army/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_WarGot Milk? https://www.huffpost.com/entry/australian-reptile-park-spiders_n_58877c62e4b096b4a234ac1bhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdala_hijackIntro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Today's episode covers three stories of how animals intersect with human death or death prevention, including forensic entomology (the use of bugs to solve crime), a dog who stayed at his owners final resting space for 14 years, and how tree frogs can inspire advancements in human organ donation. Let's go!Crime solving bugs:Case files discussed in today's episode https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-forensic-entymology-bugs-murders-2015jan10-story.html University of Florida Entomology and Nematologydepartment on the life cycle of a fly  http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/flies/house_fly.HTM Greyfriar's Bobby: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/greyfriars-bobbyhttps://www.introducingedinburgh.com/greyfriars-bobbyhttps://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5637/greyfriars_bobby"Animal Stories: Heartwarming true tales from the animal kingdom" by Jane Yolen with her kids, Heidi, Adam and Jason Stemple and beautiful illustrations by Jui Ishida. https://www.janeyolen.com/animal-stories/Pee and Pixie Sticks: https://www.breakthroughs.com/health-tomorrow/nature%E2%80%99s-antifreeze-holds-answer-preserving-human-organs#:~:text=The%20wood%20frog%20is%20built,in%20vital%20organs%20from%20freezing.https://youmatter.world/en/definition/definitions-what-is-biomimicry-definition-examples/https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Structural_Biochemistry/Unique_Properties/Expansion_upon_Freezing#:~:text=When%20frozen%2C%20water%20molecules%20take,dense%20than%20the%20liquid%20water.&text=Thus%20water%20expands%20as%20it%20freezes%2C%20and%20ice%20floats%20atop%20water. Support The Show! Paypal.me/muttstuffInstagramTwitterFacebook More about Melissa: MelissaMcCueMcGrath.comBuy the book: Considerations for the City DogSupport the show (https://paypal.me/muttstuff)
Today we have an all NEWFOUNDLAND DOG special! A lifeguard Newfie named Reef jumps out of helicopters for the Italian Coast Guard; a Newf named Hairy Man pulled 180 Irish Immigrants off of Wreck Rock to safety on the Isle aux Morts (literally the Island of the Dead); and one unnamed Newfie gave this podcaster the best rabbit hole about Napoleon Bonaparte's Body Parts that you'll ever hear. #SorryNotSorry. Let's Go!Melissa's work can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, Considerations for the City Dog can be purchased at Dogwise.com or through any independent retailers by request, or online. Because the Internet is magic.  Resources for today's episode: Newfies Join the Italian Coast Guardhttps://abcnews.go.com/US/dogs-train-year-round-save-lives-italian-waters/story?id=54094675https://mymodernmet.com/newfoundland-rescue-dogs/#:~:text=The%20Newfoundland%20dog%20breed%20has,a%20special%20K9%20lifeguard%20unit.Shipwrecked:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Harveyhttps://www.isleauxmorts.ca/our_history.phphttps://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/trip-ideas/travel-stories/the-shipwrecks-of-newfoundland-and-labradorhttps://www.loc.gov/classroom-materials/immigration/irish/irish-catholic-immigration-to-america/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Humane_Societyhttps://www.isleauxmorts.ca/official_ah_nomination.php https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/plan-and-book/festivals-and-events/24920790https://thedespatch.wordpress.com/ This segment was inspired by minisode 219 of "My Favorite Murder" where a listener wrote in with her story about how her family would not exist if it were not for Hairy Man, the Newfoundland. Karen and Georgia are my sheroes and while they are not for children, I'm glad I was able to take that story and learn more.  https://omny.fm/shows/my-favorite-murder-with-karen-kilgariff-and-georgi/mfm-minisode-219Napoleon Complexhttps://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/11/01/ten.dogs/index.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_doghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonhttps://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/newfoundland-senses-neighbors-fall/Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2Additional music this week by Zachariah Hickman (Argonne) and Godmode (Melancholia)  Support the show (https://paypal.me/muttstuff)
The a cow who escaped a slaughterhouse and went on the lam, the dolphin of Dingle Bay, the town who went dark to save a nest of baby birds. Support the show: http://paypal.me/muttstuffMelissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with your friends! Resources:Cow on the run https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/1500-pound-cow-roaming-rhode-island-after-escaping-slaughterhouse/TXN3B3VTOBE7LC7EU https://www.abc6.com/johnston-police-say-that-the-runaway-cow-has-been-captured/https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/local/2021/03/26/johnston-cow-captured-after-weeks-lam/7011452002/Fungie the DIngle Dolphinhttps://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fun-fungie/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungiehttps://www.irishcentral.com/culture/craic/spectacular-dolphin-footage-galway-bay-fungie-speculationhttps://www.insideedition.com/fungie-is-that-you-some-hope-irelands-favorite-dolphin-is-alive-as-1-is-spotted-leaping-in-galway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloch%C3%A1n The Baby Robins Saved By The Town https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/sivaganga-tamil-nadu-keeps-lights-off-to-help-birds-india/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
The story of the cow who didn't start the fire- no, she didn't light it, but she tried to fight it. Original episode and shownotes can be found:  BewilderBeasts, Episode 3: Mrs. O'Leary's CowOther podcasts that cover this story: Stuff You Should KnowStuff You Missed in History ClassMore about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.comMelissa's book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase on Dogwise and on Amazon. Support the show: paypal.me/muttstuffWebsite: BewilderBeastsPod.com Email: Bewilderbeastspod@gmail.comTwitter: @BewilderedPodInstagram: BewilderbeastsFacebook: BewilderBeastsPodSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Bears in bear jail are in the quality assurance department; crossbow conservation, and a sleepy walrus gets a rude awakening Support the show: http://paypal.me/muttstuffMelissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with your friends! Resources:B&E Bearshttps://wiseaboutbears.org/black-bears/the-bear-family/a-bears-quest-for-foodhttps://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gear/reviews/g1530/the-results-of-our-bear-proof-cooler-test-are-in/https://www.outsideonline.com/2417218/bears-testing-coolers-outdoor-gearhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAi9QdqUAawCrossbow Conservationhttps://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/saving-the-lears-macaw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lear%27s_macawhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_beehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5549483/  Sleepy Walrus (#WalrusWatch) https://www.livescience.com/walrus-sighting-ireland.htmlhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/walrus-arctic-wales-ireland-b1820213.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/21/rspca-arctic-walrus-spotted-off-south-walesGood for Nothing Safety by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/Machinations by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100510Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
A crow tampers with a crime scene - TWICE; Nikola Tesla’s obsession with pigeons, and are you liable if your murder of crows commits murder? Support the show Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with your friends! Resources Canuck the Crow: The Dodo on CanuckVancouver is AwesomeCBC NewsAudobon.org National GeographicNikola Tesla's Pigeon Obsession https://www.historytoday.com/archive/first-execution-electric-chairBadass Of The WeekOatmeal ComicPBSBritannicaHuffpostBusiness InsiderSmithsonianTesla UniverseLiveScienceYouTubeSmithsonian MagSawbones Podcast From MaxFunForbesNo Such Thing as a Fish PodcastMurder of CrowsReddit ThreadPBSNatGeoSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
Today,  Melissa covers the legendary Andre the Seal from Rockport, Maine.  Additional topics include slugs who decapitate their own heads and regrow bodies for survival, and alligators turn into popsicles to survive freezing water.  Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 Support the show (https://paypal.me/muttstuff)  and visit BewilderbeastsPod.com for all episodes and bonus content. Don't forget to rate, review and share with your friends!Resources for today's episode:Self-decapitating sea slugs who use chloroplasts and regrow entire bodies: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/science/decapitated-sea-slugs.html Andre the Seal:https://newengland.com/today/travel/maine/portland/andre-the-seal/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Sealhttps://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/21/us/andre-the-seal-dies-in-maine-delighted-tourists-for-years.htmlhttps://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/pbho-1/collection/andre-sealhttps://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-177-harbor-master-andre-the-seal/https://bangordailynews.com/2014/08/05/news/midcoast/pbs-documentary-on-andre-the-seal-has-host-family-reminiscing-about-special-bond/https://apnews.com/article/8e0175f60802447116c597fa54c31d98 Alligator Popsicles: https://www.livescience.com/snorkeling-alligators-oklahoma.html#:~:text=Learn%20more-,Alligators%20in%20Oklahoma%20turn%20into%20'popsicles'%20sticking,out%20of%20the%20frozen%20water&text=Oklahomans%20came%20face%2Dto%2Dface,the%20American%20South%20this%20month.https://www.sciencealert.com/these-frozen-alligators-aren-t-dead-they-re-displaying-a-creepy-survival-strategy Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/BewilderBeastsPod)
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Happy⚛️Heritic

Such a delightful & informative podcast! I'm thrilled to add this show to my 'favorites' list. Melissa, (the host) offers such enthusiasm to the mix of animal facts.

Jun 9th
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