Little Warrior's Adventures

Wilderness, hunting, and animal stuff.
There will be a lot of dogs.
There will also be a lot of bones, dead animals, taxidermy, and possibly some gore.
I love animals. I love nature. I love hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

marycapaldi:

The new bandanas are here!!

Want to look fly? My bug bandanas are a great, affordable way to support my art and get something awesome AND functional! Each bandana is screen printed - for the unfamiliar, that means they’re done by hand from my design and come out crisp and soft. Some rad folks have already rocked these; you can too!

Check ‘em out here in the shop:
Inverted Bugdana | Swarm Bandana | Original Bugdana

Special thanks go out to everyone who preordered: you really helped make this batch financially possible and have paved the way for even more designs in the future! Your fresh dose of bug style is on the way!

(via bluereverie)

nubbsgalore:

september 22 is world rhino day, meant to raise awareness about the struggle faced by all five species of rhino, help curtail the supply of rhino horns, and highlight efforts to ensure the animal’s continued survival.  

one such effort involves a four man anti poaching team tasked with guarding the ol pejeta conservancy’s four remaining northern white rhinos. with only eight left, it is the world’s most endangered species. located in the laikipia district of kenya, ol pejeta conservancy is also the largest sanctuary for the black rhino.

the rise in asia’s middle class has meant that demand for rhino horn has soared, with prices on the black market exceeding that of gold and cocaine. with an increase in poaching in ol pejeta, the anti poaching team now provides twenty four hour armed protection for the rhinos, and has developed a close relationship with the animals.

poachers will track rhinos from helicopters, darting them from above and then hacking off the horn and part of the face with a chainsaw. the animals are often left to suffer and die. the rhinos seen here were found wandering in unimaginable pain, but remarkably survived thanks to timely veterinary supervision.

to protect the rhinos and deter poachers, veterinarians will remove much of the animal’s horn (as seen in the second last photo). the rhinos are anesthetized, and suffer no trauma. the horn is not like an elephant’s tusk, and will grow back in a few years.  

photos by brent stirton’s. see also: posts on the efforts of the lewa wildlife conservancy and the black rhino range expansion project 

(via thegreenwolf)

I changed out the water for my raccoon bones today.  No time to scrub them yet, but giving them another soak in cleaner water.  They have a bit of dead stink to them that I hope will go away.

I think he might be missing a single incisor, but otherwise I have all of his teeth.  A few of them, including one of the canine teeth, are broken.  I’m guessing from the road accident.  Also, his sacrum is broken.  I was thinking about his sacrum last night, because I couldn’t remember if I had put it in the container.  I found it today, and it’s broken in half.  Not where it would naturally be separated.  I didn’t have time to look the other bones over extensively, but I don’t recall him having a broken pelvis or femur, but I do recall thinking that he had sustained rear leg damage due to the car accident when I was skinning him.

I’m still not sure whether bone cleaning is for me.  I definitely like collecting bones, especially skulls, but I actually prefer the skinning, fleshing, and tanning process to the rotting down of bones.  Most of the bones in my collection so far have been nature cleaned and just needed a scrub and some peroxide, so this is the first time I’ve dealt with the bigger processing side of bones.

The all-important cool whip container that now is used to clean bones.

Today I picked up most of the bones from Toothless’ carcass.  I say most because I probably missed a few of the teeny tiny ones, but I could check again later.

I was a little surprised just how sticky the dead goop on his bones was.  I was having to scrape some of the bones off of my gloves.  I put his skull and jaw bones in the cool whip container, and all of the other bones went into the other container.  I filled them with water to help clean off the dead goop, and these photos were taken about two hours later.  I should probably go out tomorrow and rinse them and change out the water, or give them a scrub if I have time.

Also, his pelvis is in two pieces.  I know that with my deer pelvis this was because it is from a young deer.  Does this mean Toothless was a young raccoon?

Reporters: stop asking about my dating life

ehmeegee:

We’ve started placing non-monetary bets on the likelihood that I’m asked about my personal life during publicity interviews.

So far I’ve been correct 100% of the time.

I can’t completely understand the fascination with my dating life; maybe I just really do a stellar job of keeping it ambiguous…

The Smithsonian's Bumblebee Project

quietmagpie:

Have a few minutes to spare? I just found out that the Smithsonian is now accepting public help for entering label information for their bumble bee collection. This data will then be put into a database and be readily available to interested researchers! This kind of historical data is really important for studies examining the change in insect populations over time and examining when certain species become rare.

I’ve done a few so far, and the work is pretty easy. Even doing one or two to kill some time will help contribute to science.