Wild turkey and elk in the USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

24 July 2016

A Wild Turkey can run really fast and probably get away a lot faster than taking a short flight. Not sure what this turkey was running from, but you can see a turkey in full run – rather impressive. On the same day a young elk was also in a hurry.

This was an elk according to the North American definition; not the Eurasian definition.

Mammoth bone found on Texel island beach


The mammoth bone and its discoverers, with a woolly rhino model in the background, photo Ecomare museum

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Family finds mammoth bone during holiday on Texel

Today, 12:42

A family from Gouda found a mammoth bone tens of thousands of years old during a walk on the beach of Texel. Arieke Visscher and her daughters Francine and Ruth made the discovery at beach post 28, the regional broadcasting organisation NH writes.

Mother Arieke thought almost immediately that it was a mammoth bone. Her grandfather was a fisherman and fished these bones from the sea.

Fibula

A curator of Ecomare museum established that it was indeed a mammoth bone. Presumably it is a piece of a fibula. The bone is from the last ice age, about 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.

The bones of mammoths are still found at the bottom of the sea. The bones end up on the beach and North Sea sand is used for widening the beach. The discovery on the island, according to Ecomare therefore is “not very special, but still very nice.”

Ringed buzzard feeds on dead deer


This 18 July 2015 video is about a roe deer which had died in the sand dunes of Ameland island in the Netherlands.

As wildlife warden Robert Pater writes, at first this only attracted carrion crows feeding on carrion. No feral cats, no gulls, no rats.

After a week, a buzzard landed to feed on the dead deer. Not so unusual, these birds often feed on carrion. However, this buzzard had been ringed; near the Bergumermeer lake in Friesland province; where quite some bird are ringed.