California’s Newest ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Scourge

“Nutria once lived only in southern South America, but they have been domesticated as fur animals and transplanted around the world. In many areas, including Canada and more than a dozen U.S. states, fur farm escapees quickly establish large wild populations near their new homes.”

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a warning this week about an influx of large, semi-aquatic rodents that have been caught reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley.

Nutria (or Myocastor coypus) fall somewhere between a beaver and a groundhog and are much larger than a muskrat (up to five times larger, according tot CDFW). They can grow to more than 2 feet long, not counting the 12-inch tail, and up to 20 pounds.

This is a problem because the animal can cause major wildlife destruction – ruining 10 times the vegetation they consume, according to CDFW. They also burrow in dikes, levees and road beds, according to California Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira.

Bill Clinton’s Wee Willie Winks At Two Wondering Women

Just zip it, Mr. President.

For God’s sake, Grace, don’t look at him. And don’t you dare look down.

Here are some fond memories of Bill’s incorrigible past.

ScienceDiet – Donner Dinner Party

A game in which you cannot afford to be chicken.

Woman Celebrates National Puppy Day by Cooking Chihuahua

On this National Puppy Day, one doesn’t know whether to say Awww!! or Eeewww!! about this grisly ‘tail’.

KOIN 6 reports, “An Astoria woman was arrested after police said she killed her dog by cooking him in the oven.”

According to court documents, Noel G. Moor, 28, placed the dog in the oven “because she thought an ex-boyfriend was inside the dog.”

The police report said the 7-year-old male Chihuahua, Bolt, was alive when Moor put him in the oven. He was found dead on the burner when a Warrenton police officer responded to investigate and “The smell of burnt hair and flesh was still in the air.”

Daily Darwin – Cat’s Got Your Genomes

Darwin winces and swallows a little gorge as he relays the grisly details of the “Big cat poacher … mauled to death and EATEN by the pride of lions he was hunting with only his head remaining at South African game reserve”.  Eeewww!!  Damn!! Daily Mail.  I’m gonna have to use some eyebleach to get rid of that gory vision.  Darwin, recovering his ironic sense of humor, says the whole episode sort of reminds him of a White House Briefing where Sarah Sanders had FakeNews CNN’s, Jim Acosta, a la tartare style for lunch.

The hunter was heard screaming for help as he was attacked at the Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa.

But the lions quickly killed their victim and devoured most of his body before being chased off, leaving his head untouched.

Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors


Think You’ve Had a Bad Day?

Eeewww!!  Maybe not so much.

Bad Turkey Stuffing Is Worse Than Your Worst Bad Buritto

You shoulda followed your recommended USDA Turkey Stuffing Basics, fool. But, hey. That’s a mistake you’ll never make again.

Hump Day – With Michael and Rosie