Melissa Parker

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A puppy story

My boyfriend and I finally took the plunge: we got a puppy! I knew it would be hard work and a lot of responsibility, but that “holy shit” feeling I …

Lifestyle

A dog’s tale

They’re often regarded as playful companions at home, who double up as guard dogs. For others, however, they are more than pets as they give pride …

Moose found frozen in Alaskan stream, locked at antlers in fight to the death

The sight of hulking moose isn't uncommon in the region around Unalakleet, an Alaska town on the coast of the Bering Sea. But Brad Webster had never seen moose like this before.<p>Webster, a social studies and science teacher, was showing a friend around the grounds of the Bible camp that he helps …

Thailand tiger farms: Hunting the traffickers

<b>When the Thai authorities moved in to shut down a tiger zoo in a temple at the end of May, they exposed a lot more than just the various irregularities in that one facility. The macabre sight of tiger foetuses preserved in bottles, and the shrivelled, frozen remains of other cubs, suddenly cast the</b> …

Drones Are Protecting Wildlife Too Now

Drones have been trending for a while now, and it’s only just the beginning. While there are drones that patrol work premises and homes, there are …

National Parks

House Cats: Why I Don't Let Mine Outside

There was something wrong with the cactus wren on our back porch. It was missing its tail feathers, for one thing. Cactus wrens fly into and out of …

Birds

Farm Animals Snapping Selfies Proves Narcissism is Equal Among All

This portrait series shows a humorous display of super cliches.<p>An infatuation with personal image is practically a cornerstone of the youth in modern society. Whether we want to avoid it or not, the selfie and selfie snappers are everywhere. The practice of capturing that one perfect shot has …

National park photo ops: This trail takes you to bears, salmon and white water

The brown bears of Katmai National Park & Preserve are the star attractions here while they feed on the salmon in the Brooks River.<p>There are several viewing platforms in the park, but the most famous and most crowded platform is at the falls where the bears sometimes snatch the fish in mid-air. To …

National Parks

Cuddling kittens can kill you, warn scientists

Cuddling a kitten may always make you feel better - but it could be dangerous to your health, according to experts.<p>Doctors from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US conducted a large-scale survey of the cat-borne bacterial disease cat scratch fever.<p>They found the scope and impact of …