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Alien looking shrimp in Outback Northern Territory, Australia

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Alien looking shrimp emerge from Northern Territory Desert after heavy rains

A collection of photos were posted to the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife’s Facebook page last year showing an alien looking creature that has appeared in the puddles after some recent heavy rains in the Northern Territory Outback of Australia

The photos were sent in by Parks and Wildlife Follower Nick Morgan, who found the strange looking creatures near Alice Springs.

“It’s a type of crustacean known as a Shield Shrimp, and there is one species in Australia, Triops australiensis.”

The species of shrimp are extremely well adapted to the harsh environment of Australia’s deserts and their eggs can remain dormant for many years, before hatching when significant rains cause an explosion in their population.

Alien looking shrimp emerge from Northern Territory Desert after heavy rains

As reported in a previous post Rain on Uluru , there have been significant rains throughout Central Austrlia, and this has provided the ideal environment for these Strange Looking Shrimp to thrive.

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Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife posts photos of strange looking shrimp

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Rescue of heart-broken dog dying alone in sewage

A great story showing a dog being rescued from near death

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This is a very touching video, it shows a very weak and incredibly sad looking dog being rescued from a sewer in India. The organisation that is performing this and many rescues like it is Animal Aid Unlimited and is based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. They rely on donations and volunteer work. If this video has touched you, and you have a few dollars to spare, maybe you can visit their website and make a small donation, See the website here https://animalaidunlimited.org/

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Amazing encounter with an Orca in the Sea of Cortez

Incredible footage of an encounter with an Orca in the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), absolutely amazing …

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Orca Encounter Sea of Cortez

My colleague Beam sent me this footage today, so I thought I’d post it here, this video of an encounter with an Orca (Killer Whale) is absolutely amazing, Some of the comments have discussed how the Orca was trying to lull the woman into a false sense of security before striking, I don’t agree, as far as we know there has never been a reported “In the wild” Orca that has attacked or killed a human, although we have heard of a few in captivity. I wonder how we’d all act if we were held captive by Orca’s.

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Bluff

Hiding in plain sight

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This relates in some ways to my recent series on Dungeons & Dragons. During an adventure/game you might decide in a particular situation to try and bluff it out. Whether or not you are successful depends to a certain extent on a roll of the dice… however; there’s always an ‘however’, if your trying to bluff a huge bad ass Dragon, there’s a good chance your going to get crispyfryed or chomped. These hounds could probably be fooled or Bluffed with a masking spell and a bit of luck with the dice.

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