It’s A Jungle Out There!

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It's A Jungle Out There!

Some days, the “news” just wears me right out — and today is one of those days. Here are some ani­mal sto­ries, plucked fresh from teh inter­webz for your enjoyment.

Some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from the usual Russia!Russia!Russia! stuff, but still Russ­ian, a biker bear!

A bizarre video has emerged of a huge brown bear sit­ting in the side­car of a motor­bike – and he looks like a sea­soned rider.

The clip – report­edly filmed in the city of Syk­tyvkar in Russia’s Komi Repub­lic – shows the giant preda­tor hap­pily play­ing the role of pil­lion.
Eye­wit­nesses were report­edly left gob­s­macked at the unusual sight, with many of post­ing footage of it on social media.

The bear even seems pos­i­tively happy in the side­car , which is attached to the Russian-​made IMZ-​Ural motorcycle.

Nicholas Pasynkov, who cap­tured some footage explained he was “dri­ving Sat­ur­day in Syk­tyvkar when he spot­ted the large bruin calmly rid­ing in a motor­cy­cle side­car that had been designed to resem­ble the face of a wolf.”

It was later revealed to have been a char­ity PR stunt by local biker club, the Polar Wolves, and a vis­it­ing cir­cus to raise money for a children’s psy­choneu­ro­log­i­cal clinic in the city.

The cir­cus report­edly pro­vided the 22-​year-​old bear, which was decided to have the ideal tem­pera­ment for the role as it has spent its entire life performing.

Locals were happy about it, but ani­mal rights advo­cates were not. Read more about it HERE.

Escaped pigs caused may­hem on a Japan­ese high­way after escap­ing a truck bound for the slaugh­ter­house:

It was a case of lit­tle pig­gies not going to the mar­ket — at least on sched­ule — as 19 of the 37 crea­tures on board exe­cuted a dar­ing break­out, accord­ing to local media.

Traf­fic was halted as the defi­ant pigs opted for a more scenic route to the slaugh­ter house and frol­icked on the side of the high­way, obliv­i­ous to the com­mo­tion they were caus­ing motorists. MORE

No word in the arti­cle about whether any of those pigs got a reprieve.

A horse is a horse, of course of course, and what bet­ter name for a horse, of course, than Horsey McHorse­face — and it’s a win­ner!

The unfor­get­tably named Horsey McHorse­face had its maiden win in at a race in Cess­nock, Aus­tralia, on Mon­day, prov­ing that yes, even things named after a joke can actu­ally win events. RTR

They are call­ing him “The People’s Horse”, and I think that’s pretty cool.

I hope you enjoyed the break. Here is my dog Bel­lah, who thinks she is peo­ple, to leave you feel­ing warm and fuzzy:

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MJ Steven­son, AKA Zilla, is best known on the web as Zilla at MareZilla​.com. She lives in a wood­land shack near a creek, in one of those rural parts of New York State that nobody knows or cares about, with her fam­ily and a large pack of guardian com­pan­ion ani­mals.

Some days, the “news” just wears me right out – and today is one of those days. Here are some animal stories, plucked fresh from teh interwebz for your enjoyment.

Something a little different from the usual Russia!Russia!Russia! stuff, but still Russian, a biker bear!

A bizarre video has emerged of a huge brown bear sitting in the sidecar of a motorbike – and he looks like a seasoned rider.

The clip – reportedly filmed in the city of Syktyvkar in Russia’s Komi Republic – shows the giant predator happily playing the role of pillion.
Eyewitnesses were reportedly left gobsmacked at the unusual sight, with many of posting footage of it on social media.

The bear even seems positively happy in the sidecar , which is attached to the Russian-made IMZ-Ural motorcycle.

Nicholas Pasynkov, who captured some footage explained he was “driving Saturday in Syktyvkar when he spotted the large bruin calmly riding in a motorcycle sidecar that had been designed to resemble the face of a wolf.”

It was later revealed to have been a charity PR stunt by local biker club, the Polar Wolves, and a visiting circus to raise money for a children’s psychoneurological clinic in the city.

The circus reportedly provided the 22-year-old bear, which was decided to have the ideal temperament for the role as it has spent its entire life performing.

Locals were happy about it, but animal rights advocates were not. Read more about it HERE.

Escaped pigs caused mayhem on a Japanese highway after escaping a truck bound for the slaughterhouse:

It was a case of little piggies not going to the market – at least on schedule – as 19 of the 37 creatures on board executed a daring breakout, according to local media.

Traffic was halted as the defiant pigs opted for a more scenic route to the slaughter house and frolicked on the side of the highway, oblivious to the commotion they were causing motorists.   MORE

No word in the article about whether any of those pigs got a reprieve.

A horse is a horse, of course of course, and what better name for a horse, of course, than Horsey McHorseface – and it’s a winner!

The unforgettably named Horsey McHorseface had its maiden win in at a race in Cessnock, Australia, on Monday, proving that yes, even things named after a joke can actually win events.    RTR

They are calling him “The People’s Horse”, and I think that’s pretty cool.

 

I hope you enjoyed the break. Here is my dog Bellah, who thinks she is people, to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy:

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MJ Stevenson, AKA Zilla, is best known on the web as Zilla at MareZilla.com. She lives in a woodland shack near a creek, in one of those rural parts of New York State that nobody knows or cares about, with her family and a large pack of guardian companion animals.