I’ve always loved animals and rescuing them and rehabilitating them.
As I grew older and got more into the field, I realized how my everyday choices impacted these very animals I was helping.
Throughout this blog I’m going to talk about some common rescues that come into us and what I’ve changed about my everyday life to help the animals.
I’ve switched over to glass straws or no straws at all.
Recently there was a sea turtle that came in and had a straw stuck in its nose. A terrible ordeal, which impacted me greatly. I felt this turtle’s pain. There’s roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic and trash in our oceans. I’ve started taking no to straws. I also found some really great glass straws. I like having them for my smoothies.
The coldness bothers my teeth so the glass straws are a perfect alternative.
Our Bald Eagles are dying from being poisoned by lead.
This lead comes from bullets from hunters. The eagles are ingesting fragments of these bullets in animals not yet found by the hunters or from the leftover insides from field dressing. I don’t personally hunt but have many family members that do.
For them it’s a way of life.
They respect nature and animals and hunt responsibly and use every piece of the animal. At a recent family gathering, I told them of the eagle problem and encouraged them to not use lead bullets and bury their field dressings. Taking these two steps will help our eagles from being poisoned.
The easiest change I’ve made to help the animals that I see coming in is changing to cloth reusable bags.
Plastic bags make it to our oceans and animals are ingesting it thinking its jellyfish or other food. The plastic bags are obstructing their digestive tracts and essentially starving the animal. I’ve sewn cloth bags out of my old tee-shirts and bought bags at the grocery store.
I keep them in my car so I never forget them.
These are just three simple ways to help save the animals.
Its really costing our wildlife so much. It’s costing us too.
We need these animals for a healthy ecosystem, which we are a part of.
When I was little, just a young boy, I lived in the mountains and I remember loving monkeys, gorillas and apes…
I collected stuffed animal apes and did reports on chimpanzees, orangutans, guerrillas and other monkeys..
When I was little I used to be a little bit more of a artist and I used to draw, sketch, color and paint pictures of monkeys and apes.
I wanted to be like Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey and go live in the African jungle with the gorillas…
My favorite movie was Gorillas In The Mist.
My mother had a big piece of land for my siblings and I that we lived on and I remember I used to go out to the woods and climb trees, run around on all fours pretending I was a silverback gorilla stopping in mid run to beat and pound on my chest as I screamed and yelled like I was the king of the jungle.
At one point I collected branches big and small, some with leaves and some without and I brought them up to my room in the three-story house we lived in and I created a jungle in my room. Then I took all of the stuffed animal monkeys, gorillas and apes and toys of the like that I had and I hung them from the branches and mini little trees that were now my jungle bedroom.
Now many years later and much older I still would like to travel to Africa and going to the jungle to see the wild gorillas one day.
Wondering what your dreams was as a kid, what did you wish to do when you were little?
Did you create any type of jungle in your room?
The mountains that I grew up in when I was a child was the Santa Cruz mountains of northern California. Now most of my family lives in Sonoma County California and I live now with my own family out of state Tinting Windows.
25 to 30 years later I still have a deep connection with gorillas and I resonate with them as a spirit animal of mine. I use their energy as a spirit guide when I travel on energetic journeys through my own personal growth work and spiritual development.
There are so many things about the nature that we still don’t know, and numerous ways in which nature still manages to surprise us! If you think you have heard everything there is to know about senses animals have – think again! Here are some of the most amazing facts about animal, nature, as well as the senses in animal have in the wild.
Alligators And Their Super-skin
If you didn’t know that alligators have superb skin perhaps it’s time for you to learn something new. If someone tells you that you have alligator skin, make sure you take that as a compliment. The skin of a real-life alligator is in fact extraordinarily sensitive to vibrations. In fact, the vibrations are the sole reason that alligators are able to locate their prey. The vibration they feel on their skin give them precise information on we are at their prey is located and whether it is in the proximity or moving.
Platypus And Electroreception
Platypuses are able to feel electrical impulses stand out by their prey, which help them locate their prey even in the murky waters. This is how platypuses are able to use a electroreception at the main sensor. In fact, platypuses are the only mammals that use electroreception and their sensors.
Many animals you vibrations in order to be able to locate the prey in their proximity, were identified the threat in their proximity. Elephants, too, use vibrations and are actually acutely aware of vibrations in their surroundings. Elephants use their trunks and feet and to communicate with other elephants and convey messages about predators, territory and mating preferences. The messages are being transferred through the seismic activity, which explains why elephants are aware of vibrations so much.
It’s About The Pitch
When it comes to wolves, it can be said that their special sense is scent, but they are also specialized in vocalization and more importantly pitch. In fact, wolves not wanting to lose their voices in howling, pick their own unique note.
Falcons And Their Prey
These birds of prey are especially amazing and fascinating. In fact, even while the falcon is diving at the speed of more than 100mph, they can spot a prey. This can be attributed to the reduced number of blood vessels in the retina of the falcon. The scientific explanation for this is that the blood vessels in the retina scatter light and the fewer the vessels the sharper the images. Sharp images and fewer blood vessels in their retinas is what make falcons amazing hunters and terrifying birds of prey.
Snakes And Their Prey
Snakes are able to track their prey with their forked tongues. Their tongues are designed in such a way that they pick up scent molecules other animal transfer and with the specialized ducts in their mouth they are transferred to the Jacobson’s organ. This organ can in fact detect where the source of the scent is located and this is how snakes are able to accurately and precisely locate their prey.