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Just Passing Through

by on Sep.24, 2014, under Animals, Consumer, Culture, Food, Health

Japanese fish delicacies are as beautiful as they are tasty. sashimi Sashimi, raw fish, is gaining in popularity around the world. Often served alongside sushi and tempura, it's one of the very few animal products that can be a part of a non-vegetarian raw foods diet. madai-sashimi The most common fish used in sashimi are tuna, salmon, mackerel, and yellowfin, but the key is freshness, so just about any locally available fish may be used. But what happens when good sashimi goes bad? Corpses Outside Chongqing Shelter For the man who went to Guangzhou No. 8 People's Hospital in Guangdong Province in eastern China, it resulted in a stomach ache and itching. sash1 Probably as a result of poor sanitation, some of the raw fish was contaminated. sash3 The x-rays revealed that the man was infested with tapeworms and tapeworm larvae. tapeworm Tapeworm larvae are usually found in freshwater fish. Eating raw or undercooked fish can transmit the parasite. sash2 Eventually the parasite can cause cysticercosis, where the adult worms enter the bloodstream. That type of infection is life threatening when it reaches the brain. sash4 By the time this victim entered the hospital, the larvae had spread throughout his entire body. The man is expected to survive the ordeal, and although he had a record number of larvae infesting his body. However, he didn't beat Sally Mae Wallace's record tapeworm. Sally, from Great Grits, Mississippi had a 37' tapeworm removed while completely conscious. But we're pretty sure the Chinese gentleman could beat the record if the larvae were all laid end to end. sally-mae  
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A Hare In My Food

by on Apr.18, 2013, under Animals, Food, Nature

A typical meal for a Heron is fish, small birds, and small mammals. heron-koi   heron-bird heron-mouse   Wildlife photographer Ad Sprang was watching in Vianen, Holland hoping to get some good wildlife shots of a grey heron he spotted. heron1   After taking a few photos, a rabbit appeared from a hole. The Heron noticed it and slowly approached the rabbit. Ad Sprang said, "When the heron was quite close to the rabbit you could feel the tension. The head of the bird slowly moved from the left to the right; apparently to estimate the distance. Then all of a sudden in a split second the bird caught the rabbit" heron2   "The heron tried to kill the rabbit by putting it under water. After about half a minute the rabbit was almost dead but as it moved it was put under water by the heron again." heron3   "When the poor little rabbit had finally died the heron swallowed the rabbit completely. It was not that easy because of the size but finally the heron was successful." heron4 heron5 "I have often seen herons catching preys like mice and fish. but catching a rabbit was a surprise."     heron6   We're pretty certain it was a surprise to the rabbit too.


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by on Jun.05, 2012, under Animals, Culture, Health, Kids, Nature, Recreation

Kids in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh state don't have laptops and Playstations. They invent their own games.

Anil Barela was playing one of his favorite games with friends on the bank of a river: swallowing live fish.

Anil took a deep breath...

... and sucked the fish into his windpipe where it ended up in the left lung. Anil soon had trouble breathing and was taken to a hospital for emergency surgery.

Dr Pramod Jhawar, chest specialist and bronchoscope expert, told the Times of India, "X-ray displayed the left lung completely opaque due to the presence of a foreign object. The fish was live and taking its last breath when the bronchoscopy was done, restricting the functioning of both the longs resulting in low intake of oxygen. It is the first case of this sort that we have come across in 20 years time."  

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To Serve Man

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Animals, Crime, Culture, Food

In the U.S., beef, chicken, and pork are almost exclusively the types of meat sold in the U.S. Rarely, you might find venison or horse, but fundamentally, cattle, poultry, and swine are the only sources of meat protein you're likely to find in your local grocery store.

In other parts of the world, you'll find a much greater variety. Insects, iguanas, and rats are all sources of meat in other places.

Thirteen countries around the globe still eat dog meat.They are: China, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Polynesia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Arctic and Antarctica.

Police in Thailand rescued more than 1,000 of the animals from tiny cages when they intercepted four trucks attempting to smuggle them out of the country. The dogs -stacked high in scores of crates - were being transported to Vietnam as officers swooped in two raids in Nathom and Si Songkhram districts near the border with Laos.
Livestock officials in Nakhon Phanom confirmed 1,011 dogs were being looked after at a government shelter. Another 119 died from suffocation in the cramped cages or when they were thrown into the trucks as the fleeing traffickers tried to speed away.
Two Thai men and a Vietnamese man have been charged with trafficking and the illegal transportation of animals. If convicted the accused face a maximum one-year jail sentence and a fine of up to 20,000 baht ($670) The dogs were to be taken across the Mekong river in Laos. Prices for stray dogs and pets in rural Thai villages can reach as much as  $33 an animal.
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The Deadliest Catch

by on Sep.12, 2010, under Animals, Nature

In Fish Story we read about a fisherman that caught a coyote. A fisherman in New Providence, Nassau, Bahamas, hooked his fish along with a bonus catch. He thought he had caught a tiger shark that had just eaten another fish.

Then he noticed the human leg poking out of the shark's mouth. Feeling certain that the victim wasn't a mermaid or other sea creature, the fisherman turned the shark over to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force.

They cut its belly open to reveal more body parts that were clearly human - a leg, an arm and what appears to be a rib cage. There was no head. Authorities are uncertain as to whether the victim was attacked and eaten by the shark, or whether he drowned.

Although the body was partially decomposed and digested, officials concluded from the remains that the victim was a heavy-set black man.

A week earlier, a boat reported engine trouble while offshore, and hasn't been heard from since. It's thought that the victim might have been part of the crew.

Tiger sharks are voracious eaters and are considered to be the scavengers of the shark world. License plates and boat parts are among the things that have been found in their stomachs.

Boy Loses Leg In Totally Awesome Shark Attack
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Fish Story

by on Aug.26, 2010, under Animals, Nature, Recreation

When the fisherman feels that tug on his line, he's hoping to reel in a beautiful tasty fish.

You never know what will take the bait.

Sometimes you get lucky.

Sometimes you go home disappointed.

You might catch something completely unexpected.

That's what happened to Bruce Chandler of Holmen, Wisconsin.  He was hoping to catch some bass with his new Ish's Phat Frog fishing lure in a Mississippi River slough near Goose Island.

A coyote leapt from the tall grass on shore, grabbed the frog lure, and held on.

"All I thought was that coyote had my $9 frog that I had just bought and I wanted it back," said Chandler, who used his trolling motor to pull the coyote into open water. "Once I got it out of the weeds and into open water, it became pretty submissive." He called a friend who helped him remove the hook from the coyote and recover his lure.  The exhausted coyote latched onto his friend's trolling motor so he used his boat to push his friend's boat to shore. "The coyote shook itself, rested a minute or so and then just walked away," Cbandler said.
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Don’t Feed The Fish

by on Aug.07, 2010, under Animals, Nature

Most of the bigger fish aren't too picky about their diet.  You want to take precautions if you're going to be swimming near sharks, barracuda, and other more exotic species. If you're a pipeline contractor for Petrobas, you may have to work by the Amazon river, home to Piranhas. If you fall in, get out fast. Some of the pictures may be disturbing, so you will have to click on the thumbnail yourself to get the big picture.
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Fish Escapes Through Urinary Canal

by on Jun.20, 2010, under Animals, Health, Kids

A 14 year old boy from India  was admitted to hospital with complaints of pain, dribbling urine and acute urinary retention over a 24-hour period.  Doctors discovered a 2 cm long fish in the boy's bladder.

A small Betta

The urologists removed a small Betta.  The boy said that the fish slipped into his penis while he was cleaning his aquarium at home. Professor Vezhaventhan and Professor Jeyaraman, who treated the boy and later wrote a paper on the case, explained: "While he was cleaning the fish tank in his house, he was holding a fish in his hand and went to the toilet for passing urine. When he was passing urine, the fish slipped from his hand and entered his urethra and then he developed all these symptoms." After detecting the fish in the boy's bladder, Vezhaventhan and Jeyaraman used a technique known as cystourethroscopy to insert a special set of forceps down the patient's penis. Unfortunately, the fish was just too slippery to grip, so they resorted to using a rigid ureteroscope with a tool attached that is normally used for removing bladder stones. The boy is receiving counseling but the fish did not survive the traumatic ordeal. Don't let this kid clean out the gerbil cage under any circumstances.
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