December 7, 2022

Just 4 TikToks to amuse you this dark afternoon.

1. Wolves at night, in the forest.

2. Skijoring.

3. He found an eagle.

4. Random generosity.

19 comments:

Readering said...

Wonder what animals think about seasons of frigid weather. Fun if you have someplace warm to go into after.

Trying not to be cynical about the last one this season.

Lash LaRue said...

My money is on the border collie.

rcocean said...

Not a fan of the music but the eagle was cool, especially the head turn, full eyeball, let me take a look at who's looking at me.

wolves = creepy. I can feel the deep seated fear of encountering a wolf pack at night. Dog race was fun too.

Lem Former Twitter Aficionado said...

I didn’t think anything could top the wolves. But the last one reminds me there are people doing charity like that all the time. I’ve come across some. 🥲

Thinking of Mike Z.

BarrySanders20 said...

Those aren't dollars in the third video. Euros, or maybe British pounds. Very strange. I feel I've been had by Danny. Now I dont beleive he's hard of hearing either.

Breezy said...

Loved both the wolves and the eagle ones. Each animal accustomed to the elements, surviving so far.

Joe Bar said...

Skijoring: We did this with motorcycles when I was young, And indestructible.

gspencer said...
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gspencer said...

Wolves -

Hi ho
Hi ho
It's off to work we go

AZ Bob said...

They are all great.

ken in tx said...

There are a number of countries that call their multi-colored money 'dollars'. Canada is the closest one.

Dave Begley said...

Do we know where that wolves video was shot? John Dutton’s Yellowstone ranch?

Susan in Seattle said...

There's something about those wolves, can't quite put my finger on it, therefore, it's my favorite.

John said...

I lived outside of Fairbanks, Alaska for 8 1/2 years in the 1990s. I skijored with up to six dogs. Could cover 30 miles in two hours.

I never saw a wolf pack like that (just a few pairs and singles), but a pack that size can do real damage if they catch a herd of elk or moose. A friend of mine said he dog mushed through a meadow once that had sixteen dead moose in it from a big wolf pack going through and killing everything they could catch. Deep snow is good for the ungulates, shallow snow is good for the wolves.

cf said...

"Those aren't dollars in the third video. Euros, or maybe British pounds. Very strange. I feel I've been had by Danny."

the handout says windsor, possibly windsor, canada across from detroit? makes sense. is it theater? hmm. well, if so, ok with me.

i came away thinking about how hard headed a good man can be and glad for it, our civilization is founded on it,
hard-won
by well-aiming men
civilization is.

Peglegged Picador said...

When I lived where seeing bald eagles was pretty common, I'd take visitors past the landfill when they wanted to see them. People typically seemed kind of disappointed to learn that they're trash birds. In trying to decide if maybe we should have listened to Benjamin Franklin, or whether the bald eagle really is the most appropriate symbol for modern day America.

Heartless Aztec said...

A big bald eagle swooped down and grabbed a seagull out of the water off my dock no more than 3 feet from me Thanksgiving morning. Took it to the dock next door and ate it leaving leftovers for a large grey hawk that landed nearby and waited patiently. Same grey hawk later grabbed a 5 foot black snake from my woodsy driveway and dragged it across my nephew's jeep trying to gain altitude later the same afternoon. Freaked his fiance out. Nature - it's what's for dinner.

L Day said...

The wolves, what a hauntingly beautiful video clip. One of the most important differences between wolves and domestic dogs is the size of their feet. Notice how big the paws are on those beasts! I’m happy that I had the opportunity to offer in person public comment in favor of Wolf re-introduction to Yellowstone. This doesn’t mean I’m opposed to a hunting season. Humans are predators too. Just like for the wolves, it’s our nature.

Jamie said...

I had the same thought about the eagle as a commenter above - we used to see them daily in Seattle, no big whoop. No doubt about their regal beauty, though, no matter what they eat.

I found the skijoring video frustrating because all the tags on the screen blocked so much of the action - this may be because I will not get the app or because I am practicing willful ignorance about how to use TikTok generally.