In the Company of Ravens: Amazing Pictures of ravens with red fox

 Common ravens are actually rather remarkable animals. These sleek, black birds are excellent and acrobatic fliers on par with falcons and hawks. Such aerial skills are on display during breeding season, when exciting mating rituals include an elaborate dance of chases, dives, and rolls.

These intelligent birds were honored by Native Americans and often portrayed as sly pranksters for their playful nature.

Known as scavengers, ravens are also effective hunters that sometimes use cooperative techniques. Teams of ravens have been known to hunt down game too large for a single bird. They also prey on eggs and nestlings of other birds, such as coastal seabirds, as well as rodents, grains, worms, and insects. Ravens do dine on carrion and sometimes on human garbage.

They store surplus food items, especially those containing fat, and will learn to hide such food out of the sight of other common ravens. Ravens also raid the food caches of other species, such as the arctic fox and red fox. They sometimes associate with another canine, the grey wolf, as a kleptoparasite, following to scavenge wolf-kills in winter.

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The most comprehensive collection of animals riding other animals on the whole wide internet.

Animals have been riding one another since the dawn of time. These photos showcase this most ancient mode of transportation in inter-species riding.

Woodpecker-riding weasel: Well, here's one for the books: a weasel riding a woodpecker. Amateur photographer Martin Le-May was walking through an East London park with his wife, hoping to show his wife a green woodpecker for the first time, when he snapped this rare photo.

As much as we'd love to say this weasel is embarking on an epic journey atop his very own luck dragon, what Le-May actually witnessed was a failed attempt at lunch. Small and adorable as they may be, weasels are voracious hunters and have been known to chomp down on a wide variety of prey items including moles, squirrels, hares, snakes and birds.

Crow gets a lift from an owl on its way to top wildlife photography prize

Getting ready for the ride

 -This crow is pretty brazen to ride eagle

-A baby monkey named Miwa rides a young boar

-Dog The Explorer’s Passage Of The Vast Greenlands Upon Sheep, Undertaken In The Middle Ages

- All very Lord of the Rings: Moment Western King Bird grabs a lift on the back of a hawk

-Amazing shot – Its almost like the bird is hitching a ride on the owl.

-Owl hitches a ride on dog's back

“Do your best intimidating look.”

Dashing through the woods, on a one snail open sleigh!

“Enough with the relaxation, let’s get a move on.”


Sea Eagle and a crow



According to Native American tradition, the dreamcatcher's web catches bad dreams and holds them until morning when they perish in the light of dawn.

According to the Native American people, dreams are messages that come from the sacred spirits. There are different stories pertaining to Native American dream catchers and these are variations of the legend as seen by different Native American tribes. One version states that the hole in the middle of Native American dream catchers allows the good dreams to be passed on to the sleeper, while the web traps all of the bad dreams, and then at the first light of morning the bad dreams would disappear.

Another version of the story about Native American dream catchers says that the web will capture all of the good dreams and let the bad dreams go out through the hole. Dream catchers were thought to have originated with the Ojibwe tribe, also known to many as the Chippewa Indians. And there are many stories about how the dream catcher came to be. The Ojibwe tribes used to tie strands of sinew in webs around a tear-shaped frame and then they would hang the dream catcher above a sleeping Native American child’s bed to help protect them from nightmares.

Normally Native American dream catchers are fairly small and are made by bending wood (originally birch) and sinew string tied together. A feather was usually seen hanging from the webbing. Today it is very common to see Native American dream catchers in many places. You can see them hanging from car mirrors, on people’s walls as decorations, and even in many modern day tattoo designs. Many are mass produced and sold as decoration but it is still possible to find real authentic hand made Native American dream catchers. There are thousand of Native Americans that live on reservations and others that live on their own that are still Native American traditionalists, and among these Native people you can find these authentic dreamcatchers. Over time the dreamcatcher was also adopted by many other Native American tribes’ throughout the land and they gained a lot of popularity as beautiful decorations in the 1960’s and 70’s. When you find somewhere to obtain an authentic dream catcher nowadays it will usually come with a certificate of authenticity with the name of the Native American artist who made the dreamcatcher on it, this will help ensure you it is a real Native American dreamcatcher.

An ancient Chippewa tradition - The dream net has been made - For many generations -Where spirit dreams have played. Hung above the cradle board, Or in the lodge up high, The dream net catches bad dreams, While good dreams slip on by. Bad dreams become entangled Among the sinew thread. Good dreams slip through the center hole, While you dream upon your bed.

This dreamcatcher is made with a natural birch wood frame


Bio-pic on Shawnee tribe leader Tecumseh, and his attempts to unite all Native American tribes.

Protagonist of the film is Tecumseh (1768-1813), Shawnee leader and arguably the greatest leader of all American Indians.

His road to history books was paved when he tried to unite all surviving Indian tribes of North American continent into single nation, able to resist constant pressure from white colonies at the Atlantic coast (and used British-American rivalry in order to achieve that goal).

Tecumseh's father was Puckshinwa, a minor Shawnee war chief of the Kispoko band and the Panther Clan of the tribe. According to some sources, Puckshinwa's father was Muscogee (Creek) and his mother was Shawnee. Either because his father died when he was young, or because among the Creeks a husband lives with his wife's family, Puckshinwa was considered a Shawnee.

Tecumseh's mother was Methotaske, Puckshinwa's second wife. She is believed to have been Shawnee through her father and her mother, possibly of the Pekowi band and the Turtle Clan. Some traditions hold that she was Creek, because she had lived among that tribe prior to marriage; some hold that she was Cherokee, having died in old age living among that tribe. Tecumseh's great-great grandfather on his mother's side, Straight Tail Meaurroway Opessa, was a prominent Chief of the Pekowi and the Turtle Clan.



Stranded Pup Is Saved After 4-Hour Rescue On Frozen Lake Michigan

A heroic ice rescue. A dog stranded on the ice in Lake Michigan and a team of firefighters and animal control worked to save her.

2-year-old Genevieve is safe tonight after a very stressful 24 hours. She ran off after her owners let her out in the morning.

Along Lake Michigan in Cudahy, ice, wind and whip along the lakeshore. Genevieve was spotted stranded on the ice, about 150 feet from shore.

Humane Officer Robin Stroiber was first to arrive. But the job was too tough for animal control. Firefighters from Cudahy and St. Francis came in for the rescue.

Determined to save her, the firefighters went in the water and along the ice. They worked in the bitter cold for about 4 hours — finally getting the little pup back to land and be thankful that determination made for a safe, healthy and happy dog. She is expected to be reunited with her owners soon and picked up from animal control.