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Cats and Dogs around the World   Leave a comment





Scuba Cat





According to Statistics Canada there are 3.5 million dogs in Canada and 4.5 million cats.










Posted November 20, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Compelling Sasquatch Videos   Leave a comment

Midtown Paranormal Investigative Research Foundation (MPIRF)

I recently came across a few Bigfoot/Sasquatch videos that are quite amazing.  I am not 100 percent sure the big hairy beast is out there, but let me say I am 99.9 percent certain something is out there.  Something is making the vocalizations, the thousands of documented footprints and tracks, the weird bent tree structures and the hundreds if not thousands of sightings. Most researchers agree that possibly 10-20 percent of people who see these things report them or tell somebody.  Don’t want to be labelled a wingnut.  A rough estimate has 3,500 or so reported sightings in North America. If that is only 15 percent of the sightings, this means there could actually be 30,000 sightings!




There is also the videos.  The granddaddy of them all is of course the Patterson-Gimlin film shot back in 1967.  This footage has been analyzed and scrutinized by dozens of special effects experts, skeptics and experts in human anatomy. Nobody has conclusively debunked the film. And the anatomy experts tend to agree that there is no possible way this is a human walking in an ape suit.  The steps are far too long and the knee motion is completely unlike a human. Read up on the analysis by professors Grover Krantz and Jeff Meldrum to have these theories analysed.

But there are other videos that are just as provocative.

Harley Hoffman Bigfoot video. 

The video was uploaded to YouTube on April 8, 2006.

The subject, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, whatever, captured in the video looks very life-like, not like a man in a suit.

Claimed by some to be the best Bigfoot/Sasquatch footage other than the Patterson/Gimlin film.

The Harley Hoffman Bigfoot film shows detail uncommon in most fake Bigfoot hoax films. It was shot in British Columbia in 2001 under unknown circumstances. That seems to be the biggest problem with this film.

Hoffman has not spoken publicly since he shot the film and we know little about him. He and his brother seem to be more eccentric then Todd Standing. For example, Haley’s brother once had a website trying to prove the existence of Santa Claus! This is all strange, except this film.

The quality and resolution is outstanding, and not your garden variety blobsquatch. Features of hair length and color are visible on this video. Why would cheap hoaxers be concerned with such detail similar to the Patterson film.

This film has detail and it is very similar to the Patterson Gimlim Film. The major detail of the film that has always convinced me of it possibly being real is the width of the back with deltoids and triceps definition and a clear spine seen on the back. I will let the images and video demonstrate this.

This is not a cheap monkey suit. If all they wanted was a few seconds of video to hoax, there is way too much going on here for their basic needs.

This next one is even more mind-blowing.

Not only is there an adult Bigfoot in the video, but there is a baby Bigfoot that moves. The hoaxers here not only made an amazing suit for the adult, facial features move on close-up analyses, but they made a suit to put on what looks like a 2-4 year old kid.  How much would this have cost?  And the person that took the video hasn’t made any money on the thing, or so it goes. And the suits manufacturer has never leaked that he can make extremely real life-like Baby Bigfoot suits!

Something moving through snow like an Olympic athlete in the middle of nowhere?


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Posted November 8, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Family of Black Bears has pool party in New Jersey   Leave a comment

The long and clearer version

Posted August 22, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Clouds that look like things   Leave a comment




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Cats and Boxes?   Leave a comment


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Animals that you probably never heard of   2 comments


The Dhole


The Dhole is a species of canid native to South and Southeast Asia.  The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans which occasionally split up into small packs to hunt.  It primarily preys on medium-sized ungulates, which it hunts by tiring them out in long chases, and kills by disemboweling them. Though fearful of humans, dhole packs are bold enough to attack large and dangerous animals such as wild boar, water buffalo, and even tigers.


The Babirusa


Babirusa, meaning “Hog-deer”, are members of the pig family found in Wallacea, or specifically the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru.  If a babirusa does not grind its tusks (achievable through regular activity), they will eventually keep growing so as to penetrate the animal’s own skull.


Pink Fairy Armadillo


The pink fairy armadillo is approximately 3.5-4.5 inches long, excluding the tail, and is pale rose or pink in color. It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened.  It is a nocturnal animal and it burrows small holes near ant colonies in dry soil, and feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near its burrow.  It uses large front claws to agitate the sand, allowing it to almost swim through the ground like it is water. It is torpedo-shaped, and has a shielded head and back.


The Fossa



The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that is endemic to Madagascar.  The fossa is the largest mammalian carnivore on the island of Madagascar and has been compared to a small cougar.   It has semi-retractable claws and flexible ankles that allow it to climb up and down trees head-first, and also support jumping from tree to tree.


The Gerenuk



The gerenuk, also known as the Waller’s gazelle, is a long-necked species of antelope found in dry thorn bush scrub and desert in Eastern Africa. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning “giraffe-necked”.  Gerenuks have a relatively small head for their body, but their eyes and ears are proportionately large.  Gerenuks seldom graze but browse on prickly bushes and trees, such as acacias. They can reach higher branches and twigs than other gazelles and antelope by standing erect on their rear legs and stretching their elongated necks.


Naked Mole Rat


This creature has a lot of characteristics that make it very important to human beings.  For one it is resistant to cancer.  They also live up to 28 years, which is unheard of in mammals of its size.  It seemingly does not age much in those 28 years either.  It remains “young, healthy and fully fertile for almost all its days, which for an elderly animal is equivalent to an 80-year-old woman having the biological make-up of someone 50 years younger.”  The naked mole rat is used in both cancer research and the study of aging.  Not only making it a bizarre creature, but an incredibly important creature as well.


Irrawaddy Dolphin



The Irrawaddy dolphin is a species of oceanic dolphin found near sea coasts and in estuaries and rivers in parts of the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia.  Genetically, the Irrawaddy dolphin is closely related to the killer whale.




The markhor is a large species of wild goat that is found in northeastern Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The species is classed by the IUCN as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals.  The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.  While chewing the cud, a foam-like substance comes out of its mouth which drops on the ground and dries. This foam-like substance is sought after by the local people, who believe it is useful in extracting snake poison from snake bitten wounds.


Snub-Nosed Monkey


Snub-nosed monkeys live in various parts of Asia and get their name from the short stump of a nose on their round face.  Snub-nosed monkeys inhabit mountain forests, in the winter moving into deeply secluded regions. They spend the majority of their life in the trees and live together in very large groups of up to 600 members.  They have a large vocal repertoire, calling sometimes solo while at other times together in choir-like fashion.


The Maned Wolf


The Maned Wolf is the largest canid in South America, resembling a large fox with reddish fur.  This mammal is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees throughout South America.  The maned wolf is the tallest of the wild canids and it’s long legs are most likely an adaptation to the tall grasslands of its native habitat.


Southern Right Whale Dolphin


The southern right whale dolphin is a small and slender species of mammal found in cool waters of the southern hemisphere.  They are fast active swimmers and have no visible teeth and no dorsal fin. They are very graceful and often move by leaping out of the water continuously.


Sunda Colugo


Also known as The Sunda flying lemur, it is not actually a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits.  The Sunda Coluga can be found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.


Tufted Deer


The Tufted Deer is a small species of deer characterized by the prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead. It is a close relative of the muntjac, living somewhat further north over a wide area of central China.  It is a timid animal, mainly solitary or found in pairs and prefers places with good cover, where it is well camouflaged.





Lampreys are a type of jawless fish that live mostly in coastal and fresh waters whose adults are characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth.  They attach themselves to fish and suck their blood.  Lampreys have been around for nearly 300 millions years and their body structure has remained relatively unchanged.


Raccoon Dog



The Raccoon Dog, or Tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia.  The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon, to which it is not closely related.  They are very good climbers and regularly climb trees.


Zebra Duiker


The zebra duiker is a small antelope found in Ivory Coast and other parts of Africa.  They have gold or red-brown coats with distinctive zebra-like stripes (hence the name)  Their prong-like horns are about 4.5 cm long in males, and half that in females.  They live in lowland rainforests and mostly eat leaves and fruit.


Star-Nosed Mole


The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. It is easily identified by the 11 pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing its snout, which is used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around.


Now for some animals you have heard of:






















Posted January 31, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Why Cats are Leery of Kids   Leave a comment

















Posted January 29, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Big Cats playing together   Leave a comment





Posted January 12, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Tough Columbian Dog survives 8 days lost outside in Winnipeg Martian temps   Leave a comment


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How this pooch survived the blistering cold temperatures is a mystery.  They make em tough in Columbia. A report last week stated Winnipeg has been colder than the planet Mars the past couple weeks.


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Pooch Talia, who’d been lost in the barrens (or Winnipeg, as we call it) since Dec. 27, was reunited with her emotional family Thursday night.  Here Carolina Villa, 11, poses with Talia and with Lois Reid, who stopped in traffic to scoop up the lost and disoriented Colombian pup.

TALIA, the Colombian dog that went missing Dec. 27, survived almost a week’s worth of subarctic weather conditions to be reunited with the Villa family Thursday night.

An exhaustive search by the Villas, volunteers with the Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert team and concerned members of the public finally brought the lost golden retriever/cocker spaniel cross back home to her owners, Carolina, 11, and her mother, Lourdes Villa.

Talia disappeared in Elmwood after arriving from Colombia on Boxing Day. The family had immigrated to Winnipeg four months earlier.

The efforts of one particularly brave Winnipegger, Lois Reid, are ultimately what brought the pooch home to its loving family.

Reid spotted a dog darting through traffic on the Louise Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

Having seen news about Talia on the Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert and Facebook, Reid said she recognized the mixed-breed pooch immediately.

“I had a gut feeling it was her,” said Reid. “I put my four-ways on and stopped in the middle of the bridge.”

Reid hadn’t heard about the Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert’s warnings to not chase the dog — in case she were to run away — and so she followed Talia, dodging through cars on the icy street.

The dog wouldn’t come easily, but Reid finally cornered her with the help of another pedestrian walking on the bridge.

“(Talia) finally got so scared she jumped over a snowbank onto the sidewalk. She looked like she was going to go under the fence and onto the river, but then she realized that was a silly idea. She crouched down and basically said ‘I’m done,’ ” Reid remembered with a laugh.

From there, Reid corralled Talia into her car and called Villa.

Villa had got false-alarm calls from others claiming to have found her dog, so she wasn’t immediately sure Reid had found the right dog.

Once Reid told Villa the dog’s hip was shaved, that’s when she knew it was really Talia.



Carolina Amador, 11, shows off a photo of her dog Talia on Sun., Dec. 29, 2013. Talia, a 16-month-old female cocker spaniel cross was found Thursday after going missing for a week. She ran away from the family’s Glenwood Drive yard and onto the Red River just a day after moving to Winnipeg from Colombia.


Posted January 3, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Little Puppy Howling a Song   Leave a comment



Posted December 27, 2013 by markosun in Uncategorized

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