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May 2012 Newsbytes archive

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This month’s contributors include Sonious, Higgs Raccoon, crossaffliction, RingtailedFox, GreenReaper, dronon, earthfurst and Fred.

Sonious: The widow of the man who released exotic animals into Ohio before committing suicide will regain custody of the animals.

Sonious: Koalas are now listed as a vulnerable species.

Higgs Raccoon: Rare black chipmunk suvivers another winter.

crossaffliction: Miller moths are invading the Midwest. And they are @$%*ing annoying.

RingtailedFox:Birmingham Veterinary Hospital opens America’s first “pet hospice”. (courtesy WDIV-TV)

GreenReaper The Sacramento Bee investigates unreported killing by animal control. [ArsTechnica]

RingtailedFox: A smart way to reunite talking birds with their owners.

GreenReaper: Want to get into Anthrocon 2012's artists’ alley? Sign-ups are now online.

RingtailedFox: Unknown toxic substance kills animals in Monroe, MI. (Courtesy Toledo News Now)

RingtailedFox: Man blames dog for crash and DUI. (KMGH-TV7)

dronon: Do a barrel roll! (fan video)

GreenReaper: Now here's a definition of furries I can get behind . . .

earthfurst: Today (Saturday, May 5) is FREE Comic Book Day including 1) a free full-color hardcover with Mouse Guard and other stories 2) a Bongo flipbook with Spongebob 3) Peanuts/Adventure Time flipbook 4) Yo Gabba Gabba 5) Barnaby and Mr O'Malley 6) Burt Ward Boy Wonder (and some bat dogs?) 7) DC Nation Superman Family Family flipbook (with Krypto) 8) Sonic the Hedgehog 9) etc. (download previews)

Fred: A long waiting list for dead eagles.

GreenReaper: Forget about tyrannosaurs in F-14s - now we have to worry about flying bulls. [DFB]

GreenReaper: The jury's still out on the Nets’ new logo - let's just hope they don't mess with their office-linebackering, karate-wielding mascot Sly.

Sonious: Study says dinosaurs made the earth warmer by passing gas.

dronon: Kyell Gold and Sofawolf press will be some of the guests of honor at Gaylaxicon 2012 in Minneapolis from Oct. 5-7.

Higgs Raccoon: Exhibition of anthropomorphic taxidermy opens in Ontario, Canada: ”Get Stuffed – A Whimsical Look at the Victorian Anthropomorphic Taxidermy Tradition”

Fred: Did you know there was a mystery about where horses came from?

crossaffliction: Maurice Sendak died yesterday. He’s probably best known for Where the Wild Things Are, but furries should check out his more conventionally furry illustrations for The Cunning Little Vixen.

GreenReaper: a.f.f regulars point out Maurice’s other anthropomorphic activities.

Fred: Orangutans at the Miami Zoo use iPads to “talk” to their keepers – who hope that in the future, orangutans at different zoos can use iPads to communicate with each other.

GreenReaper: A month before the convention, all five Anthrocon hotels are sold out. [Bushrat]

GreenReaper: Highlights video from FurDU 2012.

GreenReaper: Flayrah is now on Tumblr.

GreenReaper: Animation: Bounty + Hunter [The Mask]

crossaffliction: The Grey is rentable or buyable in two days. It has wolves! … heh, heh.

Fred: The bug wrangler – he trains bugs (for real).

crossaffliction: Less furry than it sounds but still good enough to get an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature A Cat in Paris is getting an English dubbed limited release in June.

RingtailedFox: No, not in the water we drink from! People peeing in lake suspected cause of mass fish die-off.

RingtailedFox: 8-year-old pit bull saves owner from oncoming train.

GreenReaper: Fursuiters: prime caption contest material.

Fred: Can coyotes coexist with people in San Francisco?

Fred: Turkish villagers denounce small migrating bird to police as Israeli spy.

GreenReaper: That Twokinds pledge drive? Yeah, they just topped $100,000 from 1,105 backers.

GreenReaper: Werewolves come second-best to cephalopods at shapeshifting (more details).

crossaffliction: Could a Care Bears reboot cause “Bronies 2: Electric Boogaloo”? And, in related news, The Hub may be looking for a new PR company soon.

GreenReaper: Fred Patten and FurPlanet are preparing a UMA short story anthology for AC. (Buy $50 this w/e, get 15% off with code wolfden)

dronon: Narnia dogs can’t stand, which shows what happens when you're not quite anthropomorphic enough, but want to be.

Higgs Raccoon: ”The Politics of Animals” (Species stereotyping!)

GreenReaper: M.C.A. Hogarth’s Business for the Right-Brained has been cancelled for now.

GreenReaper: If you thought ‘90s fursuits were bad…

GreenReaper: Brazilians pay for groceries with cash named for and decorated with giant rodents.

GreenReaper: Dolphins OD after rave. [Derek]

crossaffliction: Very bizarre Star Fox Wii-U game rumor. Honestly, the rumor that Retro is or was interested in doing a Star Fox game is awesome enough.

Higgs Raccoon: The Top Ten Furries in Gaming.

RingtailedFox: Dog is also dog's best friend... right to the end.

RingtailedFox: Lucky dog survives trash bag, gets new family. [WDIV-TV]

dronon: The theme to Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers played as a rock instrumental.

GreenReaper: Tokyo keepers catch fugitive penguin.

Fred: Fred Patten reviews The Art of 'Madagascar 3' for AWN.

Fred: Many worry that honey bees face extinction, but in NYC they proliferate.

crossaffliction: I like Catwoman too.

Fred: Can a cat be this bored and survive?

Fred: Eeny meeny miny moe; which animals should zoos help preserve, and which animals should zoos let become extinct?

RingtailedFox: Dog adopts bicyclers on cross-China trek.

RingtailedFox: Man Vs. Otter... the prize? The most unlucky fish in history!

GreenReaper: Zoophiles: If you're renting land for an annual camp-out and BBQ, make sure it’s not owned by the church.

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We've accrued a massive total of two followers on Tumblr so far. It's a nice platform, but seems to work best for art blogs.

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I can't believe I didn't even post a newsbyte all month... At least the first one for the next month is me.

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crossaffliction (Brendan Kachel)read storiescontact (login required)

a reporter and Red Fox from Hooker, Oklahoma, interested in movies, horror, stand up comedy

Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.