I got these pictures in an email, captioned about how the vet took over 1,300 quills out of this poor dog after he had a slight tangle with a porcupine. (The dog was okay, according to the email.)
Also, as a follow-up to the British spying squirrel post, there is this article:
British blamed for Basra badgers(Link kudos go to Fighting Weasel, who left the URL in my squirrelly comments.)
British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra. Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic.
But several of the creatures, caught and killed by local farmers, have been identified by experts as honey badgers.
The rumours spread because the animals had appeared near the British base at Basra airport.
UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area.
It was a cunning plan.... ;-)
Oh.. and get this......
My son had forgotten his phone charger when he came to visit, so he went and bought a cheap one, charged up his phone, and then took the one he bought back to the store (sneaky). Anyway, I thought little of it, until I went to plug my cell phone in to let it charge. Yup. My charger was gone. He had returned my charger instead of the one he bought. Now I have no way to charge up my cell phone.
And finally, there are these, which made me giggle: