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    Searching for Seattle’s urban carnivores
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    Searching for Seattle’s urban carnivores

    October 21, 2019


    – We get some photographs
    that are just amazing, like the raccoon’s posing
    in front of a camera or you know, the coyote
    at the water hole. All sorts of cool things. I’m Mark Jordan, Associate
    Professor of Biology at Seattle University, and I
    am a conservation biologist. The big picture question
    I’m interested in is, how does urbanization
    affect wild mammals? In particular, predatory
    mammals that are higher up on the food chain. Is it that way? We’ll try that way first. We’re using camera traps
    to identify raccoons and opossums and coyotes
    in the parks in Seattle. – [Woman] Yeah, here it is. – Understanding the
    wildness that surrounds us I think is very valuable for us, deepening our understanding
    of the natural world. 2,321 pictures. (Mark laughs) (shutter clicks) From last summer, we have
    50,000 photos to go through, and we put out a baited station, so we get about 100
    to 150 hair samples. My students right now
    are working on a project where they’re coming up
    with a genetic way to identify the species
    that left a hair sample to try to figure out how does
    urbanization affect their ability to move around the city. (vibrant music) (shutter clicks) I would argue that the city
    is as much a natural area as what we call more
    wilderness areas. Now the physical environment
    itself has been changed, but the general rules
    of ecology still apply. The species out there are still
    interacting with each other. Now they’re coming
    to interactions with
    us more frequently and one of the really
    interesting insights has been as you increase urbanization,
    you actually get an increase in detections
    of raccoons. (shutter clicks) So within a square
    kilometer of Seattle, you might actually find
    more mammalian carnivores than you would in the
    same square kilometer out in the forest. We had gotten at least one
    photograph of a raccoon in every single park
    that we’ve sampled. Oh, that one’s missing a tail! There are couple hypotheses: one is up in urban areas,
    things like mountain lions in particular, are not competing
    with or eating raccoons. Also, of course, we
    have a lot of trash. We leave out food for our pets. Also, it’s of resources
    that these animals like. Any pocket park
    in a neighborhood,
    look for a big tree. Raccoons, you have kind
    of a daily commute. Especially in the summer when
    the moms have their kids. You can hang out near the
    base of the tree and see them coming up and down. We create conditions
    for raccoons that tend to make
    them quite happy. Nature doesn’t stop at
    the edge of the city. – [Announcer] This KCTS9
    Digital Studios original, made possible with your support. Thank you.

    Drag Race: Formula E Car vs Cheetah
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    Drag Race: Formula E Car vs Cheetah

    October 19, 2019


    Formula E car vs Cheetah Jean-Eric Vergne – Techeetah Formula E driver Western Cape, South Africa Formula E car 0-100 kph: 3.0 seconds. Cheetah 0-100 kph: 3.0 seconds. The cheetah is one of the 10 animals most at risk of climate change Formula E racing is accelerating the development of electric powered vehicles See our cars in their natural habitat… Formula E Season 4 starts in Hong Kong, 2 & 3 December No animals were abused or mistreated during the filming of this production

    There Will Always Be Cowboys: Life on the Pitchfork Ranch – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]
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    There Will Always Be Cowboys: Life on the Pitchfork Ranch – Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

    August 26, 2019


    [cows bells]>>THESE PEOPLE IN TOWN, THEY THINK IT’S ALL ROMANCE AND STUFF. IT’S A LONG WAYS FROM THAT.>>WELL, LOW PAY AND HARD WORK. THAT’S ABOUT ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT.>>I LIVED IN THE COUNTRY HALF MY LIFE, THEN I MOVED TO THE TOWN ‘BOUT TWO YEARS AND I DON’T LIKE TOWN.>>YOU GET TO PLAY EVERY DAY. WE DON’T HAVE TO WORK. THERE’S A LOT OF WORK TO IT, BUT, THE MOST THING I GUESS IS, IT’S FUN TO ME. YOU GET PAID FOR IT. ♪ HONEY, WHERE’S MY BOOTS? ♪ ♪ I’VE BEEN LOOKING EVERYWHERE ♪ ♪ YOU KNOW THAT SPECIAL PAIR ♪ ♪ I HARDLY EVER WEAR ♪ ♪ HONEY, WHERE’S MY BOOTS? ♪>>COME ON!>>WELL, MY GREAT GRANDDAD CAME OVER HERE FROM ENGLAND AND STARTED PUNCHING COWS, AND MY GRANDDAD WORKED FOR A RANCH ALL HIS LIFE AND MY DAD’S WORKING FOR ONE NOW, AND IT’S JUST A KIND OF FAMILY TRADITION, I GUESS.>>MY GREAT GRANDDAD NOLAN LIVED DOWN HERE AND, WELL, HE GOT KILLED IN 1893. AND THEN I’VE HAD TWO OR THREE GREAT UNCLES AND THEN UNCLES, AND MY GRANDDAD AND MY DAD, IS BOTH, OR ALL OF THEM HAS WORKED HERE. SO THAT WOULD MAKE ME THE FOURTH. BUT, I DON’T KNOW. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO KNOW. I DON’T KNOW.>>BACK UP, NOW. THERE YOU GO.>>I DON’T KNOW A WHOLE LOT RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, OR NOTHING, YOU KNOW. I’M NOT THE BEST COWBOY IN THE WORLD OR NOTHING, BUT, THERE’S A FEW GUYS AROUND THE RANCHES YOU CAN PICK OUT AND WATCH. YOU KNOW, LIKE GARY. HE WORKS HERE, YOU KNOW. I KIND OF WATCH HIM A LOT. JUST OLD COWBOYS WHO’VE BEEN WORKING FOR A LONG TIME.>>KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT AND THEIR EYES OPEN. AND WATCH SOME OLD PERSON THERE THAT THEY THINK KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING. THAT’S WHAT MY DAD TOLD ME.>>COWS ARE ALL DIFFERENT, THE WAY THEY TURN AND EVERYTHING. HOW TO TURN ONE, MAKE ONE GO A CERTAIN WAY. YOU JUST NEED TO BE, THERE’S JUST ONE SPOT THAT YOU CAN BE IN. YOU JUST KINDA, YOU CAN’T REALLY TEACH ANYBODY THAT. YOU JUST KINDA HAVE TO KNOW, I GUESS. YOU WATCH, LOOK AROUND. [cows mooing]>>A FELLER HAS REALLY GOT TO WANT TO DO IT TO START WITH. IF HE DON’T WANT TO DO IT, HE SHOULDN’T EVER START IT. IF YOU WANT TO DO IT, IT’S A GOOD LIFE. DON’T PAY THAT GOOD, BUT IT’S A GOOD LIFE. BUT IF YOU, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY, IT’S A BAD OCCUPATION TO GET INTO. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE A BUNCH OF MONEY, WHY YOU MIGHT AS WELL FORGET THAT. [cows mooing] [food sizzling]>>THIS IS THE SAME TYPE WAGON THEY ALWAYS HAD HERE. I WAS BORN HERE IN ’52, AND THIS IS THE SAME, SAME TYPE. THIS IS NOT THE SAME WAGON THEY HAD THEN. IT WAS, I THINK THIS WAGON COME INTO BEING IN THE LATE ’50S. [food sizzling] YOU KNOW, WE’RE NOT TRYING TO PRETEND OR SHOW, OR, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN’T A DUDE RANCH SETTING OR ANYTHING, IT’S THE REAL DEAL. AND YOU CAN JUST LOOK AROUND AND SEE HOW NASTY IT GETS. I MEAN, IT GETS PRETTY NASTY IF YOU STAY IN ONE CAMP TOO LONG. YOU KNOW, IT SITS IN HERE AND RAINS TWO OR THREE DAYS, IT’S NOT VERY ENJOYABLE. WELL, IT’S, YOU KNOW, IT’S A TRADITION THAT WE DON’T WANT TO LET DIE. YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST SORT OF PART OF THE, PART OF THE COWBOY LIFE.>>I’VE BEEN RAISED ON RANCHES ALL MY LIFE AND TOWN’S NOT ANY PLACE TO KEEP RAISING BOYS. ESPECIALLY THOSE TWO OF MINE. CAUSE THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY PROBABLY WON’T COWBOY FOR A LIVING. I KIND OF HOPE THEY DON’T CAUSE IT’S DYING OUT. THINGS ARE CHANGING SO MUCH. BUT AT LEAST THEY CAN LOOK BACK LATER. I’D GIVE THEM SOMETHING IN THEIR LIFE THAT WILL REALLY AMOUNT TO SOMETHING TO ‘EM, I IMAGINE. I HOPE.>>JUST WATCH THOSE HORSES THERE.>>SO THAT MY KIDS OR MY GRANDKIDS WILL KNOW THAT I USED TO COWBOY OR SOMETHING, OR I STILL COWBOY.>>I’D MUCH RATHER STAY COUNTRY THAN ALL TURN INTO TOWN. ‘CAUSE I LIVED IN THE TOWN AND I DON’T LIKE TOWN. WELL, NOT HEARING CARS GOING BY ON HIGHWAYS AND PEOPLE TALKING AT NIGHT. AND LIGHTS AND ALL. SO I’D RATHER KEEP THE COUNTRY.>>IN TOWN, AFTER THOSE BOYS MOVED TO TOWN, THEY, AFTER ABOUT A MONTH, THEY COME TO ME ONE DAY AND SAID, DADDY, WHAT DO THESE TOWN KIDS DO UP THERE? THEY SAID, THERE AIN’T NOTHING TO DO; THEY WERE USED TO RUNNING AROUND THESE HILLS DOWN HERE AND EVERYTHING, AND IT WAS JUST DIFFERENT, I MEAN, A DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE. [windmill clanking]>>THAT’S ONE OF THE REFRESHING THINGS ABOUT PLACES LIKE THE PITCHFORK, THAT IT IS UNCHANGING TO A GREAT EXTENT. AND YOU SEE SCENES HERE TAKING PLACE TODAY THAT ARE NO DIFFERENT THAN PICTURES THAT WERE TAKEN 50, 60, 70 YEARS AGO. ♪ WHAT HAPPENED TO ♪ ♪ THE TRESTLE BRIDGE? ♪ ♪ WHO TOOK AWAY ♪ ♪ THE RAILROAD TRACKS? ♪ ♪ HOW LONG’S IT BEEN ♪ ♪ SINCE I’VE BEEN BACK? ♪ ♪ HOW LONG’S IT BEEN ♪ ♪ SINCE I’VE BEEN BACK? ♪>>THERE’S NOT A PERFECT RANCH. NOT A PERFECT PLACE. I MEAN, IF THERE WAS, EVERYBODY WOULD BE WORKING THERE, I MEAN, OF ALL THE OUTFITS I’VE EVER LIVED ON, THIS PLACE RIGHT HERE, THIS COUNTRY RIGHT HERE, TO ME IS AS CLOSE AS I EVER FELT TO BEING AT HOME.

    Your Guide to San Francisco | National Geographic
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    Your Guide to San Francisco | National Geographic

    August 20, 2019


    – [Narrator] San Francisco is a rush. A rush of art, flavors,
    history, and innovation. (funky rhythmic music) It’s all packed into a
    seven-by-seven-mile square, between the Pacific Ocean
    and the San Francisco Bay. The city has long attracted trailblazers and countercultures. The Gold Rush, immigration, beatniks, hippies, the LGBTQ community,
    and the tech industry have all fueled San
    Francisco’s enduring influence on American culture. If you’ve seen a movie
    set in San Francisco, you’ve probably seen Chinatown. The Dragon Gate arch at
    Grant Avenue and Bush Street tells visitors they’re entering
    America’s oldest Chinatown. In the mid-1800s, the
    lure of the Gold Rush and the availability of work
    building the Pacific Railroad, drew large numbers of Chinese
    immigrants to San Francisco. Today you can take in the
    scene on packed Grant Avenue, and head to Stockton Street for the authentic Chinatown experience. You can shop for traditional
    Chinese ingredients, sip a cup of fragrant jasmine
    tea, and eat at some of the best Chinese restaurants in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge might be the most iconic San Francisco landmark, but the massive Golden Gate Park is one of the most visited
    green spaces in the U.S. 20% larger than New York’s Central Park, it covers a thousand square acres in a near perfect rectangle, stretching from the oceanfront west, to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. It includes numerous gardens, the historic Conservatory of Flowers, and two world-class museums, the California Academy of Sciences, and the de Young Museum of Fine Art. It also has some pretty unusual
    residents for the big city, a herd of bison. Buffalo have lived in
    the park since the 1890s. And the tradition continues
    today with a small group of six bison that spend their days in a bucolic green pasture
    next to Spreckels Lake. Keep going west and you’ll
    find yourself at Ocean Beach. The top of the five-mile
    stretch of shoreline borders Lands End, a national
    park with otherworldly views on the Northwest coast of the city. You can also explore the modern
    ruins of the Sutro Baths. When they opened in 1896, it was the largest indoor
    swimming facility in the world. But the massive complex of
    saltwater pools, restaurants, games, and even a museum,
    burned to the ground in 1966. After you’ve climbed the crumbling walls, stairs, and tunnels, you can unwind at the historic
    Cliff House restaurant. Originally constructed in 1863, the resort has been rebuilt
    three times over the years. Today you can take in the panoramic views in one of the two restaurants that now occupy the
    neoclassical structure. The lure of the city by the bay goes so much deeper
    than its natural beauty. San Francisco’s diversity,
    artistic spirit, and innovative drive all make
    it a rich source of adventure for any free spirited traveler. (upbeat funky music)

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    DEADLIEST SPIDER BITE!

    August 13, 2019


    – [Coyote] You ready? – [Cameraman] Oh,
    spider, huge spider! Right there right there,
    Oh, whoa. right there, right there.
    Is that a tarantula? – [Coyote] No no no no no. I think that’s a
    funnel web spider. – Okay, a bite from this
    is potentially lethal. I’m just gonna set that down
    and see if I can coax it. It’s in, it’s in
    there, it’s in there. (highly energetic music) Australia’s arguably the most dangerous continent
    in the world. I’m sure that as your
    imagination begins to run wild, you are likely
    thinking about being snatched from a river’s
    edge and eaten alive by a giant Saltwater Crocodile. Or perhaps you are envisioning
    how terrifying it would be if you were to stumble
    upon and be bitten by one of it’s incredibly
    venomous snakes, like the Eastern Brown. However, it’s not
    only the reptiles that you need to be weary off. Tonight we are exploring
    just outside of Sydney, the most densely populated
    city in Australia, which also happens to be home to the world’s deadliest spider,
    the Sydney Funnel Web. Armed with a set
    of massive fangs, and an incredibly toxic
    venom, just a single bite from this spider has the
    ability to kill a human. Sounds terrifying, yet these
    spiders are rather illusive and tend to avoid
    humans at all cost. In fact, they can be
    rather difficult to find, as building their silk
    lined, funnel shaped burrows under rocks or in rotting logs keeps them hidden
    and out of sight. Ooh, covered in ants,
    watch out for that. Let’s go on the back
    side of this tree. There’s some logs
    to flip over here. So, unless you’re like me
    and are flipping over debris in the environment, your
    odds of encountering one are pretty unlikely. You ready? Lift this up. Oh, spider, huge spider. Right there, right there,
    Oh, Whoa. right there, right there.
    Is that a tarantula? No, no, no, no, no, I think
    that’s a Funnel Web Spider. Right there, just came out
    from underneath that log. Look at it’s
    abdomen, right there. Holy cow, that’s definitely
    a Funnel Web Spider. Hold on, I need to get
    it in this container. Oh my gosh, did you see? It’s a good thing I picked up
    the log from the other side. It was just burrowed
    right underneath there. – [Cameraman] That’s a
    tiny container, dude. That looks too big
    to be a Funnel Web. – [Coyote] No, no,
    no, it definitely is. Look at the front of it’s body. – [Cameraman] Oh yeah. – [Coyote] Wow, that
    spider’s so big, I don’t think it’s going
    to fit in this container. Mario, you have that bigger jar? – [Mario] Yeah, I think might
    have one in my backpack. Hang on. – [Coyote] Let me see
    if I can peel back some of these grasses.
    It looks like a tarantula but, Ooh, it’s moving, hurry up. – [Mario] I understand, here. – [Coyote] Okay, bite from
    this is potentially lethal. I’m just going to set that
    down and see if I can coax it. I’m going to try to coax it
    right into the container. Now they cannot jump but
    they will lunge forward. Oh, it’s in, it’s
    in there, it’s in. There we go. Wow, look at that.
    Oh yeah. That is 100 percent
    a Funnel Web Spider. – [Cameraman] That is a big one. – Wow, we can not
    miss getting this up close for the cameras. Okay, let me grab my bag and
    let’s head up to those rocks. Wow, that is without
    question a Funnel Web Spider. The question that remains
    is what species is it? I want to find a
    good, flat open rock. – [Cameraman] How about
    that one right there? – This? Yeah.
    Yeah, that looks pretty. – [Cameraman] Or that
    one. Is that better? – Yeah, that’s a
    little bit better. Let’s see if it will just
    sit on top of the rocks if it’s just like this. – [Cameraman] Yeah, I
    like this, this is good. – Wow. – [Cameraman] Let’s have a look. – That is intimidating. It does, it looks
    like a tarantula. I know you said,
    “Is it a tarantula? “You sure it’s a
    Funnel Web Spider?” 100 percent certain it’s
    a Funnel Web Spider. One of the ways that you can
    identify this species as such is they have a very
    bald cephalothorax. Now, they do have hairs on
    their legs, and on the abdomen, but that is how you can
    recognize a Funnel Web Spider, and that’s the perfect
    sort of place to find them. Underneath logs
    where they can wait and ambush for their prey. Now, they will also,
    obviously, be inside of burrows with those little funnel web
    systems, and whoa, am I glad that I picked up the log
    from the end that I did. Now, my fingers didn’t
    tuck underneath the log. I was on the top side
    and that’s why you always pick up a log from an
    area that you can see, because if you tuck
    your fingers underneath, you grapple onto that
    spider, and you take a bite, you are on your way to the
    hospital, without question. Okay, now, I know it’s probably
    kind of tough to see it inside of this container, so
    let me see if I can take it out and place it on the rock here, and let’s get some
    shots with you. Are you ready for that? – [Cameraman] Okay,
    let me help the guys break out the light real quick. – Okay,
    It’s getting dark. We’re losing light here. (dramatic music) Alright guys, we have
    the lights set up now, and in the lights, the
    spider is even more intimidating looking. You can see the sheen on the
    legs and the cephalothorax. Ah, it’s already cast
    a little bit of webbing inside the container
    there, and uh, I think if you guys are ready, let’s take it out
    of the container and see if it will just hold
    it’s ground here on the rock. Now, this is an extremely
    aggressive spider species, and often times, they won’t run, but what they will do is rear up and show you those fangs,
    and those front legs. Okay.
    We have to be very cautious. Yeah, I’m just going to
    gently tilt this down like this, and let’s
    see if it will crawl out and just stop right
    there, here we go. Okay, see if I can
    get it to stay still. Ooh, you stay, you
    stay, you stay. Actually, maybe I’ll do this. It seems to be more comfortable
    inside the container. – [Cameraman] Yeah,
    that works for me. How about you, Mario?
    Okay. This is such a dangerous spider. I mean, even more so
    than a wandering spider. – [Cameramen] Ohh.
    Okay. Look at those hooked legs,
    allowing it to hold on to the edge of the container. Let me see if I do
    this, maybe if I put the container over
    top of it, and give it just a second to
    stay right there. Now, one reason that
    the bite it so bad is that because when they
    bite, their fangs are so long, they actually will
    hook into you, hold on, and continue
    to pump venom. And it’s not like a Black
    Widow or a Red Back Spider where they might give
    you a warning bite. A bite from this spider
    species is full on, as much venom as I can inject. Okay, let’s try this. Everybody got a decent
    shot on the spider? There you have it, wow,
    and just for scale. Look at how big that
    spider is next to my hand. Not taking my eyes
    off of the arachnid. That is definitely as close
    as I feel like I can get. Alright Mark, let’s try this, I’m going to try to present it from just it’s still
    position, right there, and like all spider species,
    you see those very defined eight legs, but they also have
    very long pedipalps upfront and that helps them to
    grapple on to their prey, and when they rear up,
    they show those fangs, and their fangs are
    incredibly long. Longer, in some
    cases, than even some of the snake species
    here in Australia. Now, one of the reasons that
    this spider is considered so dangerous, is because
    they can often times be found in residential areas. The Sydney Funnel Web
    specifically is often times found right in
    people’s backyards. That’s why they tell
    you if you’re out there working in the garden, make
    sure you have on gloves. You can be tilling up
    dirt, accidentally grab one of these things, it bites
    you on the tip of the finger, and you may be seeing symptoms
    in as few as 15 minutes. Now, the immediate bite, you’re
    definitely going to notice. The fangs are long
    enough to draw blood, but immediately you’ll feel
    throbbing in your finger, and shortly after,
    you’ll start to feel a tingling in your
    mouth and lips. Now, if you’re bitten
    by one of these spiders, you want to apply compression
    to the entire arm. So, let’s say you’re bitten
    on the top of your finger, put compression straps up
    the length of your arm. That will help slow the movement of the venom into your body. Wow, that is impressive. Now, there are around
    40 recognized species of Funnel Web Spider, with
    one of the most dangerous being the Sydney Funnel
    Web, and I can’t identify exactly if this is
    a Sydney or not, but what we do want to do
    is actually take this spider back with us into civilization. Where we want to go is the
    Australian Reptile Park. They are, oh, it’s moving. The Australian Reptile
    Park is the one place in Australia where they
    actually extract venom from these spiders
    and then in turn build an antivenom for
    people that are bitten. So, this spider that
    we found right here, might actually be used
    to save some lives. How cool is that?
    Awesome. I think the best thing to
    do now is put a cap on this, place it in my pack,
    and call it a night. I’m Coyote Peterson,
    be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
    the next adventure. Alright, we are
    taking this spider to the Australian Reptile Park. Wow, what a find! Australia’s home to a collection
    of dangerous arachnids, from the Red Back,
    to the Huntsmen, and ultimately the Funnel Web. This beautiful continent is
    crawling with venomous spiders. Catching a Funnel Web
    Spider is something I had always hoped to do, and
    now with one in my possession, it was time that the crew and I headed to the
    Australian Reptile Park. Famous for being the only
    sanctuary of it’s type in Australia, they’re
    renowned for their spider and snake venom milking program. Will our spider’s venom be
    used to save human lives? Stay tuned for the
    fascinating conclusion as I get dangerously close
    to this creepy arachnid. And don’t forget, subscribe so
    you can join me and the crew on this season of
    Breaking Trail. Things are about
    to get dangerous. (animal noises)

    NEW RECORD!!! WELL OVER 150 RATS Caught by My Mink and Dogs!!!
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    NEW RECORD!!! WELL OVER 150 RATS Caught by My Mink and Dogs!!!

    August 13, 2019


    today was a record-breaking day like
    record shattering like blow it out of the water oh my gosh my name is Joseph
    Carter and I am the minke man when I was a senior in high school I started
    learning about the American mink I was told that mink were horrible vicious
    little animals who were impossible to tame challenge accepted
    I’ve been in love with me ever since I get mean from fur farms and give them a
    new life in this new life my mink live as naturally as possible even hunting
    for their dinner the way a wild mink would so come join me on my adventures
    as we learn more about this intense little predator amazing American mink
    now if you’re really wanting to dive into mink and learn the nitty-gritty
    details I would strongly recommend you read my book the new sport of mink
    Andrey if you would like to support us you can buy a shirt or hat or consider
    becoming one of my faithful patrons just go to the links in the description below people often ask me why I prefer to use
    greyhound mixes over terriers that is why I prefer to use greyhound mixes no
    matter how fast their short little legs run no terrier can quickly cover ground
    like a long-legged lurcher that fast black dog is my boss and he’s
    what’s called a bull lurcher he is one-quarter pit bull three-eighths
    greyhounds and three-eighths whipping any dog crossed with the greyhound er
    whippet is termed in lurcher the advantage of using a bowl archer like
    boss is the pit bull helps give him some of the toughness and drive of a terrier
    and also some of the speed of the greyhound this little white dog named Neela is a
    Jack Russell terrier owned by my buddy Matthew he has his own channel called
    Matthews mink Manor we keep Neal on the leash most of the time because she likes
    to dive under the cement when she sees a rat we don’t want to have an accident if
    the cement unexpectedly slipped off the tractor oh just get dogs good girl in the last
    good great there’s just one more that’s still alive back down good girl Neela drop it drop us bus bus the point of your brindle dog is my
    little puppy shurni she’s a Dutch Shepherd and she’s just here to watch
    the older dogs in action she’s only five months old in his far too young to be
    catching rats herself good girl yes yes good girl bucket yes good girl another
    one bucket yes bucket bucket yes good girl bucket bucket yes yes yes yes yes there’s a few
    I don’t know where to go good job Neela Connie was jumping through the air out
    drop out struck out girl good dog okay go ahead summer anything under their players once we
    tried to avoid the rats suffering whenever possible and put them down as
    quickly as we can contrary to what some people would think
    using mink and dogs for pest control is far more humane than the commonly used
    modern methods the squeaks of rats disturb some people but the same people
    take no thought whatsoever for the hours of torment suffered by a poisoned rat
    dying down in its burrow where nobody can see or hear good kupuna gosh oh there’s a bunch right there good job
    Neela good job boss good girl Neela good jobs Oh boss
    no come here come here good boy come here it’s good boy get down Warda cops
    it dogs you’re going under the hay down to the next one yeah your girl
    yes speaker oh please Ganguly okay pretty good start to today huh
    as we continue along moving sections of cement the escaping rats move on to the
    next section eventually congregating in large enough
    numbers that it’s helpful if we start using the mink along with the dogs yeah
    we need to start doing me oh my gosh in order to be as efficient and safe as
    possible we prop the cement up with a railroad
    tie so there’s no risk of it slipping off the tractor we then release the mink
    under the gap created the mink enters the gap and begins catching rats the
    rats who try to escape the mink run into the dogs waiting outside
    typically the mink flushes the rats in a slower and more orderly fashion than
    just lifting the cement with the tractor wood giving the dogs more time to catch
    the fleeing rats yeah good boy yeah good boy this make
    his name spot because he has a little white spot on his chin just like his
    father Rocky he’s a fearless hunter but I like his
    father he’s quite large and so has some obvious difficulty squeezing into tight
    little places good job I’m sorry a job spawn
    good boys get alcohol I ran a good boy we have a but Alfie okay move the
    cameras back good job good job
    there’s one good jobs new watch stop boy boss boy
    boss oh you didn’t bite me I just grabbed
    Kate alive oh my gosh how did I do that you may
    wonder why we lift the cement for their mink instead of just letting them
    squeeze down the rat holes a bunch of rats will sometimes bottle up in the
    dead enemy and the meat wat to sit down there killing them one by one
    which is quite time-consuming when dealing with large numbers of rats it’s
    quite helpful to use the much larger and more powerful buck minigame
    the buck creeks are so large that they typically can’t fit down the Brat
    burrows and so only dummies are embarrassed if we don’t want the cement got okay oh yeah yeah yeah fuck Neil Neil Neil I got one Oh give us good job Neela oh there’s so
    many oh these are all the lies look these are all alive smart leave any next bus bus business good job Neela yeah yeah yeah yeah here let me chase one over there here
    drop this was a really holy no bites none ever does like people
    often wonder about the disease risks involved with catching rats most of the
    diseases people worry about either aren’t typically found in my area or
    aren’t carried by rats at all hantavirus is only carried by a very small handful
    of specific rodent species the deer mouse being the only one in my area the
    plague is not typically carried by the brown rat but is instead carried by the
    black rat which doesn’t live here either rabies is almost never carried by any
    small to medium-sized rodent rats included girl nila leptospirosis or Wiley’s
    disease though very common in wet areas with mild winters is almost unheard of
    here in the high desert of Utah with that being said there’s always
    going to be some risk of disease so my animals and I stay up-to-date on all
    available vaccinations you may wonder what we do at the end of the day with
    over a hundred dead rats and the answer is we either turn it into mink food or
    if possible we sell them to people with pet snakes good job there heads not near
    big enough to be very good job spot back at home my mink are kept in much larger
    and more spacious enclosures they get all kinds of enrichment like branches to
    climb on and pools to swim in and this is just our little transportation method
    for transporting a whole bunch of mink at once good girl good girl this is real yep a real shoes are in
    case we need something I can squeeze in a lot of places yeah pop your bus hey Raven hey Johnny what they told me
    was nice car good job Neela yeah good girl any luck yeah here job Oh this yellow dog is a one-year-old
    Greyhound named Lily Lily is plenty old enough to start hunting but she hasn’t
    mentally matured enough to take any interest yet we brought her along hoping
    that watching the other dogs having fun would eventually make her want to give
    it a try glad I’m wearing gloves I’d like to get
    bitch scared a second there you go no she’s getting them up oh she’s she being sucked good job Mysterio
    did you visit oh the queue mystery oh she got it out good job oh my gosh just goes to show they can start outside
    doesn’t mean they’re gonna be so this is the supplement week out of the bunch good job me lush good look oh good girl the mingkun dogs work as a
    team to help eradicate the rat infestation the dogs understand that the
    mink are an important part of their pack and that they must respect them at all
    times unfortunately not all of the mink
    understand this and some of the more aggressive ones try and bite their dogs
    to do their best to avoid the teeth of their feisty little hunting
    Connecticut’s good girl hiki sky you did an excellent
    job I did one is still there baby okay Johnny here being such good moral
    support she’s the cheerleader are you to dodge Geneva Tierney’s do such a good job to use to
    get used to the retriever you do be cheaper can you reach each direction
    every picture so look at all these guys man there’s
    tons of there’s forty these little guys we’re gonna go see if we can find a
    foster mother see this one’s actually old enough it’s already can be waned
    he’s fine we’ll just give him soft food but like these little guys they’re
    borderline they need a mother to nurse on and it looks like this is a this one
    this one’s old enough to wean but these little guys in they need a mother oh my
    goodness today was a record-breaking day like
    record shattering like blow it out of the water I cannot believe the luck that
    we had today oh my goodness so happy so Dominque did awesome jobs man they were
    they were knocking him out mama doesn’t like Maggie because she’s helped me
    doctor her a couple times give her shots things like that so she thinks she’s
    about to get a shot so she’s right now she’s on edge and she’s ready to bite
    anyone that touches her anyway so if I get bit that’s why anyway so just
    happiest can be journey that was a great introduction to routing for her as a
    little puppy she did a good job for just a little innocent puppy not doing much
    but bringing rats putting them in the bucket and kind of disappointed in Lilly
    she’s a year old now we were really hoping she’d get started at least a
    little bit today but I don’t think she even knew what we were doing she’s just
    kind of hung out boss and good old Neela man they were they were doing an awesome
    job all-around amazing day so appreciate you guys joining us and just a reminder
    Matthew he wasn’t able to join us today but Matthews mink Manor take it check
    out his channel I’ll put it in the link below but man what a wonderful day and
    look at all these rats all these rats in the cages are ones we caught by hand
    do you believe we caught all of those rats by hand and I only got bit like
    three times it was awesome so anyway thanks for joining us and you
    guys have a great day hey hey getting a bit girl boy so the
    grand total from that ridiculously amazing day of ratting was a hundred and
    eighty eight rats forty of which four babies so the lucky number for those of
    you who are going for the contest for the Hat is a hundred and forty eight
    adult rats or I should say adult and some adult rats because some littles
    adult rats work totally adult so we actually had several people that had
    correct guesses so we’re also gonna have surprises for the runner-ups but the
    first person to guess the right answer of a hundred and forty eight adult and
    some adult rats was Ray Lucassen I’m not sure that’s his real name but that’s a
    screen name didn’t have a real name on there so ray Lacoste send you one
    the next runner-up was Christina followed by Vince or probably goes my
    video if you look at his screen name I’m guessing that’s what he goes by will
    Freeman following this ow Emily H and Paulina yes sorry sorry
    calling they’re not sure to pronounce that so those are the winners the the
    person first person who got it right the sramek Austin he’s gonna of course get
    you know the Hat like we promised and everyone else we’re gonna have some
    wristbands we’re gonna be sending out to you for for being runners-up so
    appreciate you guys with this little competition I’ve never done this before
    I hope you guys enjoyed it and yeah I hope more than that sure hope you
    enjoyed the video that was that was an amazing day so if you are a winner
    message us on Instagram your address so the mailing address you’d like the prize
    to go to and we’ll go ahead and get these prizes out to you so appreciate
    you guys

    A Brief History of Yellowstone National Park | National Geographic
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    A Brief History of Yellowstone National Park | National Geographic

    August 12, 2019


    (light music) – [Marielena] Yellowstone is epic, strange, and iconic. It is well-deserving of
    its protected status. But how did it come to be the worlds first National Park? (light music) Archeologists have found evidence of human activity in Yellowstone that dates back at least 11,000 years. Oral histories of Salish Native Americans suggest their ancestors were here 3,000 years ago. Today there are still 26
    Native American tribes that are connected to this land. Some of the first
    European visitors included fur traders and trackers
    in the late 1700s. But the first big incentive for settlers came in 1863, gold. (water sloshing) Prospectors flocked to Yellowstone in hopes of finding more. The Northern Pacific
    Railroad Company heard of the wonders of Yellowstone. A big attraction like this
    could help their plans to expand their railroad west. So they sponsored the
    Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition of 1870. As the first formal
    expedition of Yellowstone, they explored vast regions of the park. Including Tower Fall, Yellowstone Lake, and the geyser basins. Their most memorable achievement, naming Old Faithful. (light music) Painter Thomas Moran as
    well as a photographer and sketch artist were also on the expedition team. Their work introduced
    Yellowstone to the world. And captured the imagination of Congress. Then, on March 1st, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act establishing Yellowstone National Park. The country’s very first National Park. (light music) The Park is around two million acres. An expansive wilderness with places that even today few have seen. Filled with wildlife including 285 species of birds. And over 65 species of mammals. (wolf howling) But what’s on top of this park is nothing compared to the giant reserve of magma that lies below. Thermal power is what
    makes Yellowstone tick. Old Faithful remains true to its name. And to this day gushes
    up thousands of gallons of hot water every hour or so. (light music) It’s one of the most famous natural features in Yellowstone. But, it’s not the only one. There are over 10,000 thermal features in Yellowstone. Including hot springs, mud pots, and steam vents. They sit in one giant
    caldera of a super volcano. Some 45 miles across at its widest. 2.1 million years ago Yellowstone erupted and covered over 5,000
    square miles with ash. About 6,000 times the volume of material ejected from Mount St. Helens in 1980. It’s among the largest volcano eruptions known to man. Yellowstone is still active and another eruption is possible. But it probably won’t
    happen in the next thousand or even 10,000 years. In the meantime, Yellowstone hosts millions
    of guests every year. There are now 59 National Parks in the United States. But Yellowstone will always be the world’s first.