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September 2013 Newsbytes archive

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Contributors this month include crossaffliction, dronon, Fred, GreenReaper, Higgs Raccoon, Kakurady, mwalimu, Rakuen Growlithe, RingtailedFox, Patch Packrat, Poetigress and Sonious.

By the way, this is the third year anniversary of Newsbytes.

GreenReaper: Acupuncture applied to albino alligator.

GreenReaper: Will kamikaze squirrels take down the U.S. power grid?

Higgs Raccoon: Artist Brendan McCarthy reveals development art for a never-completed 1990s adaptation of The Wind in the Willows (in which the "animal" seems to be largely removed from the concept of "anthropomorphic animal").

GreenReaper: A non-anthropomorphic Wind in the Willows eventually came into being in 1996.

Fred: When potato beetles went to war.

Fred: Frog with no ears hears with its mouth.

mwalimu: Breaking news - Furry Connection North is no more.

crossaffliction: Rumor confirmation: Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon. Well, him and about a thousand special effects artists …

Patch Packrat Great use for a bear suit ... nothing like a good poo joke. :)

GreenReaper: What does the fox say? (Apparently they never thought to ask furries.) [tip: Yoshiba]

crossaffliction: @Higgs Raccoon: Cracked covers the testicle eating pacu in a rundown of recent bad reporting. I had a pet pacu once; lots of personality for a fish.

GreenReaper: North American raccoons invade Berlin.

Fred: The animals mistaken for spies.

Fred: Alaska feline mayor suffers dog attack. The cat was elected in a write in campaign 15 years ago; the citizens of that town had better get ready to elect a new mayor soon, since 15 years is about a cat's life span.

Sonious: Capital Cities releases a music video for their single “Kangaroo Court”. A zebra's attempt to fit in goes awry.

Higgs Raccoon: collegehumor.com presents a ”My Little Brony” toy commercial.

dronon:OMG Ponies” (music video).

Fred: A ferocious 10-foot-long worm. But it's pretty.

Fred: Badger wars heat up in Britain.

RingtailedFox: Kansas City Police save deer on rain-soaked bridge. [Yahoo! News/KMBC 9]

Higgs Raccoon: Batman and Captain America save a cat from a house fire.

GreenReaper: If you go out to the tundra today, you'd better . . . bring your phone?

GreenReaper: Conversely, keep a spear in your cabin.

Fred: If you tickle a rat, it laughs.

crossaffliction: Remember the old Pokémon TCG? You can complete your collection with this Pikachu card for the low, low price of $100,000.

RingtailedFox: And now, a pit bull story we all can love! Two pit bulls leap from second-floor balcony to flee fire, and survive.

Fred: Birds with big brains stress and worry less.

GreenReaper: Insect found to use natural gears in legs to control jumping.

Fred: One giant leap for frog kind ...

dronon: Cartoon short: “Doctor Lollipop”.

Fred: Sea serpents and pristers and rockuses, oh, my!

Fred: Zombie ants are real.

Fred: A millionaire cat, if she lives long enough.

dronon: Upcoming anime series: Gingitsune (Silver Fox) - Little bits of info at Anime News Network and Wikipedia.

Poetigress: Furry Writers' Guild under new management and with new forums.

Fred: The Cartoon Brew announces that the new Disney Mickey Mouse short, "Croissant de Triomphe", has won its third Emmy award, on Sept. 15.

Fred: 6-ounce hamster steers 33,000-pound truck.

Rakuen Growlithe: Upcoming South African animated film looks to be doing well.

crossaffliction: The furriest hockey helmet ever. [EQD]

crossaffliction: Oscar pundit and Paddington Bear fan Guy Lodge has a few questions for the new film’s producer.

crossaffliction: Rumor: The Terminator versus the Na’vi. (Personally, I’m rooting for the Terminator.)

GreenReaper: Siberian tiger shares 96% of genes with house cat.

Higgs Raccoon: FurRag placed in Maintenance Mode after user names, e-mail addresses, and MD5 hashes stolen on September 2.

Fred: Dinosaur delayed: CNET reports that the next Pixar feature, The Good Dinosaur, scheduled for May 2014 release, has been moved back to November 2015.

crossaffliction: Are you kidding? The only director safe working on a Pixar movie is apparently John Lasseter.

crossaffliction: Watch out for migrating dragonflies in the Southern U.S.! Seriously, they are literally covering the trees of the Oklahoma Panhandle, right now.

Fred: Don't help an abandoned baby raccoon in Alabama -- it’s illegal.

RingtailedFox: Hey! I find that personally offensive! :P

RingtailedFox: First a bat stows away on the Space Shuttle Discovery during STS-119, now a frog photobombs the LADEE launch ... are these the real-life StarFox auditions?

Fred: The aye-aye’s finger.

RingtailedFox: Putin's dog look-alike?

Higgs Raccoon: On Cartoon Brew: At least 13 films are vying for Animated Feature Oscar this year.

Fred: A new kind of rat.

Higgs Raccoon: CNN: “Kittens not ready for their close-up.“

Patch Packrat: October's Maxim magazine gives a small yet rude little space-filler mention about furries.

Fred: Wikipedia today emphasizes an article on "The PDSA Gold Medal is an animal bravery award that acknowledges the bravery and devotion to duty of non-human animals." NON-HUMAN ANIMALS!

Higgs Raccoon: At Dragon Con a few weeks ago, Lucy Lawless was very curious about furry parties.

Higgs Raccoon: Cerebus illustrator Gerhard offers for sale a series of limited edition prints.

GreenReaper: Connecticut court to decide: are horses 'vicious'?

crossaffliction: JM, you gotta do your research better; Straitfox is bi.

crossaffliction: Movoto Real Estate estimates how much the TMNT lair is worth: $10,963,296.

GreenReaper: The best part of that TMNT estimate is that they measured the lair size in pizza boxes.

GreenReaper: Newsbytes: Now 5% more compact!

GreenReaper: UK's Chessington World of Adventures bans 'confusing' animal print clothing.

Kakurady: Author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, is answering questions on Reddit right now.

Rakuen Growlithe: Hyena captured after running loose in Johannesburg.

Rakuen Growlithe: PS: Don't take the above link as some sort of confirmation of the weird (primarily American?) stereotype that African cities are full of lions and whatnot.

crossaffliction: Hey, new Frozen trailer … and it’s still terrible.

crossaffliction: The second season of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is arriving Oct. 12.

crossaffliction: Bradley Cooper isn’t the only actor playing Rocket Raccoon: Here’s Oreo on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Higgs Raccoon: The BBC reports on a Swiss fox with a ball fetish.

Fred: All that you wanted to know about 16-foot giant stingrays.

Fred: A 1925 Rolls-Royce designed for the Maharaja of Kotah for tiger hunting, with a built-in machine gun.

Fred: Giant hornets are stinging people to death in China.

Higgs Raccoon: CAM, the anthropomorphic footballing ram, could be part of proposed Colorado State stadium.

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Formerly Wichita's only furry comic.