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A kingfisher stuns a freshly caught fish against a branch before eating it for it’s supper. Full time GP Kevin Elsby took this photo of the kingfisher after patiently waiting for one to land on a nearby branch next to a stream in Droitwich, Worcestershire, West Midlands.

Picture: Kevin Elsby/FLPA/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 17 July 2014 - Telegraph)

A kingfisher stuns a freshly caught fish against a branch before eating it for it’s supper. Full time GP Kevin Elsby took this photo of the kingfisher after patiently waiting for one to land on a nearby branch next to a stream in Droitwich, Worcestershire, West Midlands.

Picture: Kevin Elsby/FLPA/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 17 July 2014 - Telegraph)

🌄 thefutureisyesterday:

Adélie Penguins are identified and weighed each time they cross the automated weighbridge on their way to or from the sea.

thefutureisyesterday:

Adélie Penguins are identified and weighed each time they cross the automated weighbridge on their way to or from the sea.

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A 2-year-old eagle named Aang takes flight over the pond on the 18th green of the North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry, N.C. after spending 3 months in rehab at the Cape Fear Raptor Center in Rocky Point, N.C. The animal was found in a parking lot sick from lead poisoning and unable to fly.

Picture: AP Photo/The Daily News, John Sudbrink (via Pictures of the day: 7 July 2014 - Telegraph)

A 2-year-old eagle named Aang takes flight over the pond on the 18th green of the North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry, N.C. after spending 3 months in rehab at the Cape Fear Raptor Center in Rocky Point, N.C. The animal was found in a parking lot sick from lead poisoning and unable to fly.

Picture: AP Photo/The Daily News, John Sudbrink (via Pictures of the day: 7 July 2014 - Telegraph)

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A spotted seal pup suns itself along Nome Harbor in Nome, Alaska. Nome residents report seeing more seal pups on shore this year with an early disappearance of sea ice. Sunning themselves help pups shed lanugo, the white, wooly coat theyíre born with, and grow new fur.

Picture: Gay Sheffield/AP (via Animal photos of the week - Telegraph)

A spotted seal pup suns itself along Nome Harbor in Nome, Alaska. Nome residents report seeing more seal pups on shore this year with an early disappearance of sea ice. Sunning themselves help pups shed lanugo, the white, wooly coat theyíre born with, and grow new fur.

Picture: Gay Sheffield/AP (via Animal photos of the week - Telegraph)

Fireworks time!

khakisandcardigans:

Friendly reminder to microchip your dogs, make sure their tags and chips are updated, and write your phone numbers in big black sharpie on their collars that can be read from a distance if you have the kind of dog who won’t readily approach people.

Get your doggies plenty of exercise on the 4th before the parties begin. Have their cozy hiding spots and/or crates ready for them. If you’re having people over, confine the dog(s) or make sure they can’t run out. Stay home with your pets if you don’t know how they’ll react to fireworks… You’d be surprised how panicked even the most well-adjusted dogs get!

I’ve worked and volunteered in pet care and rescue - I’ve seen the worst, so I tend to prepare for the worst. It’s a terrible time of the year for pets. Intake at the shelter is high (which here means kill rates also go up for want of space), lost animal reports are high, and number of pets hit by cars spikes. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your bestest buddies.

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