Feral dogs in Moscow adapt to a commuter lifestyle from English Russia via natureblog. Go to the link at English Russia for some fascinating information on how these dogs are adapting to changing urban conditions.
Old news but new to us – The UK’s Telegraph reported back in 2007 that a miniature wire-haired dachshund named Daisy dug up the leg bone from a woolly mammoth when her owner took her for a morning walk while on a beach holiday in Suffolk.
The dog’s owner, Dennis Smith, 69, dug it out of the sand and later showed it to a geologist who identified it as part of a leg from a mammoth that probably roamed the area up to two million years ago.
The 13 in bone is believed to have been uncovered by heavy seas that battered the Suffolk coast and washed away sand that may have covered it for centuries.
Yesterday the Telegraph reported this story about a retired doctor who has trained wo generations of wild foxes to stand up and beg for food. Cute – but not a particularly good idea. Taming wild animals all too often leads to unneccessary troubles for two- and four-leggers.