Category Archives: COUNTRIES

New Coronavirus may have ‘jumped’ to humans from snakes, latest study concludes

Where did this virus come from? A new study points to a slithering suspect: Snakes…!!!

A new study suggests snakes may be the source of the new coronavirus causing an outbreak in China. Above, an image of Naja atra, a type of snake common in southeastern China.

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Jan. 23 to include discussion of the controversy around the new study.

As an outbreak of a new coronavirus continues to grow in China and spread to other countries, one question remains: Where did the virus come from? Now, a controversial new study points to a slithering suspect: snakes.

The study analyzed the genetic sequence of the new virus, known as 2019-nCoV, and compared it with the genetic sequences of more than 200 other coronaviruses from around the world that infect various animals.

Continue reading

Australian Hunters to Kill 10,000 Feral Camels from Helicopters Amid Worsening Drought

The dry season is turning the pest creatures into dangerous competitors for limited water supplies.

Camels are pictured on an Australian camel dairy farm in April 2016. Camels are not native to Australia, and thirsty feral camels have become a significant problem in recent months amid severe drought and fires.
(Image: © Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A lot of camels are going to die this week, as Australian hunters mow them down from the air.

Continue reading

Giant, bee-eating hornets from Asia invade Washington State USA

We’re gonna need a bigger zapper to exterminate these mothers

A giant killer hornet from Asia that devours bees and dissolves human flesh with its sting has touched down in Washington State. This marks the first time the insect invader has been found in the region, according to a pest alert issued by the Washington State Department Of Agriculture last week.

The nearly 2-inch-long flying terror was spotted on Dec. 8 by a resident of Blaine, Washington, who says they saw the insect buzzing around a hummingbird-feeder, WSDA reports. Entomologists later found the Calico-colored specimen dead on the property, which they confirmed was an Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) — the largest of its kind.

Continue reading

Venomous Australian red-bellied black snake found hiding in garage among cables

A venomous red-bellied black snake has been found hiding in a Queensland garage, cleverly disguising itself among a pile of electrical cords.

Snake catcher Tony Harrison was enlisted to help find the camouflaged reptile at the Logan home south of Brisbane Qld on Friday.

“When I saw the red and black leads, I thought ‘well this could be interesting’, but it took me all of two minutes to find it,” he told 9news.com.au.

“This one was very small, very young — but from the day they are born, to the day they die their venom is the same strength.

The snake has distinctive colouring on its belly.

Continue reading

Family saves toddler from being crushed by python in far north Queensland

A far north Queensland family saved a 22-month-old boy from the jaws of a four-metre-long scrub python after it latched onto the child while he was playing at the family home in Julatten, north of Cairns.

Mother Amanda Rutland said she was horrified when she discovered the snake had bitten her son and was wrapping its body around the young boy on the afternoon of October 13.

“Something that size and he’s so tiny … It was scary as hell, I can’t put into words,” Ms Rutland said.

Continue reading

Queensland boy, 4, saved by father after huge snake tries to drag son to certain death

After a day in the pool of their new Airlie Beach home, the Thompson family and their friends were heading inside when screaming rang out.

The sight which confronted Evan Thompson is any parent’s worst nightmare.

https://images.7news.com.au/publication/C-616024/44a886913a2f187503051c64b410c53aa9a2a30b-16x9-x0y50w1600h900.png?imwidth=650&impolicy=sevennews_v2

“I just heard this bunch of screaming. I instantly turned around and just saw what was happening,” Thompson told 7NEWS.

A large scrub python had hold of his four-year-old son Clifford.

Continue reading

‘Nightmare’ as python attacks sleeping Australian boy in NSW.

The PYTHON was killed after relatives were called to the property

An Australian mother woke to the sound of her son’s screams and found a python wrapped around the child’s belly.

Tamara Thurgood struggled to pull the snake off her son after it bit him repeatedly on the face while he slept, relatives said online.

Ms Thurgood told local media it was “like a nightmare” as she fought to free her son.

Continue reading

Indigenous ‘Guardian of the Forest’ Murdered by Criminal Loggers in Brazilian Amazon

The man, known as Lobo, was just one of at least 135 indigenous people murdered in the Amazon over the last year.

Paulo Paulino Guajajara was hunting on Friday inside the Arariboia reservation in Maranhao state when he was attacked and killed by illegal loggers. He was an indigenous Indian “forest guardian,” seen here painting his face on Arariboia indigenous land in Brazil.
(Image: © Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino/Newscom)

Paulo Paulino Guajajara, a 26-year-old member of the Guajajara indigenous group living in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, was murdered on Friday (Nov. 1) by a group of loggers working illegally in the area.

Mr. Guajajara, also known as Lobo (Spanish for “wolf”), was on a hunting expedition with a friend when five loggers ambushed the pair, Reuters reported. During the encounter, the loggers shot Lobo in the face, killing him, and they seriously wounded his friend, a tribal leader named Laercio Guajajara, sending him to the hospital. One of the loggers was also reported dead, according to Reuters.

Continue reading

This Chemical From This Plant Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Endings—in a Good Way

Resiniferatoxin is 10,000 times hotter than the hottest chillie pepper, and has attributes that make it promising as an extraordinary painkiller.

INFORMATION & PICS OBTAINED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES BY THE PUBLISHER

In Morocco there grows a cactus-like plant that’s so hot, I have to insist that the next few sentences aren’t hyperbole. On the Scoville Scale of hotness, its active ingredient, resiniferatoxin, clocks in at 16 billion units. That’s 10,000 times hotter than the Carolina reaper, the world’s hottest pepper, and 45,000 times hotter than the hottest of habaneros, and 4.5 million times hotter than a piddling little jalapeno. Euphorbia resinifera, aka the resin spurge, is not to be eaten. Just to be safe, you probably shouldn’t even look at it.

Euphorbia resinifera, the resin spurge, is a species of spurge native to Morocco, where it occurs on the slopes of the Atlas Mountains. The dried latex of the plant was used in ancient medicine. It contains resiniferatoxin, a capsaicin analog tested as an analgesic since 1997.

But while that toxicity will lay up any mammal dumb enough to chew on the resin spurge, resiniferatoxin has also emerged as a promising painkiller. Inject RTX, as it’s known, into an aching joint, and it’ll actually destroy the nerve endings that signal pain. Which means medicine could soon get a new tool to help free us from the grasp of opioids. READ MORE

Continue reading

SMALL ORANGE HAIRED MONKEY OF SOUTH AMERICA PICS & INFO-Golden lion tamarins

Brazil
Golden lion tamarins live in the rapidly diminishing Atlantic Forest, a richly biodiverse region
that stretches down through Brazil and into Argentina and Paraguay. The Reserva Biológica
Poço das Antas, a 28,000-acre (11,331-hectare) forest reserve near Rio de Janeiro, protects the
golden lion tamarin’s habitat.

Golden Lion Tamarin is a mammal that traditionally inhabits lowland tropical forest. It has a hair covering and is able to speed up to 40km/h (24mph). Golden Lion Tamarin (leontopithecus rosalia) usually is 20-33.5cm (13.2-8in) and weights 550-700g (19-25oz). The animal lives 8-15 years in a troop lifestyle. Eats mostly: fruit, insects, small mammals, small reptiles

JUST LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON MY FACE & LOOK INTO MY EYES &YOU SEE WHAT..??

I MAY JUST BE A DISTANT RELATIVE OF YOURS. www.sapiecha.com

Continue reading