Friday, April 19, 2013

Spinning Seal

I think I know why this seal is spinning: he's trying to hypnotize the visitors, whom he hopes just happen to be carrying large barrels of sardines.  Watch the video and imagine that he's saying the following: "You are getting sleepy; you feel an overwhelming urge to throw your fish into the water. Don't resist. Give in to the urge. Toss your fish towards me."

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Giddiness

This adorable photo by Italian photographer Andrea Zampatti captures perfectly how I would feel if spring would only bloom for me, as it has for this little dormouse. I think I'll be delirious with joy! But I can't imagine it will ever come this year as I look out on the FRESH and PLENTIFUL SNOW today. Yes, P.B.Shelley -- spring CAN be far behind!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tightrope-Walking Raccoon

I never thought I would report that a raccoon in Toronto has been filmed tightrope-walking along the electrical and telephone wires high over the houses. When I lived in T.O., I was often amazed at their intelligence, but this really takes the cake! We have a lot to learn about animal intelligence -- and creativity.