Five-Year Old Shoots 35-Year Old in Head

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It saddens me, and I find it extremely disturbing, that a five-year old child is giddy, and his parents (and the journalists on this program) are so pleased that he killed a 35-40-year old alligator. Let's deconstruct a few details: The young boy shot the alligator, who had been trapped , in the head and killed him. The father tells us that the alligator was born and raised on the property. Here's what this young boy has learned: Alligators do not deserve to live.

Wild Mississippi

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Fishing With Alligator Snappers. One of the things that I love the most about watching NatGeo Wild is that we always discover amazing places and crazy nature that we didn’t know about before!

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On Teaching Children

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Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? It just so happens that after I read Bea's comment from yesterday about reaching kids with our message I saw a New York Times article from today called " Where Little Chefs Learn the Art of Slicing and Dicing ," by Ann Farmer. Farmer writes about the Creative Cooks Culinary Center in Brooklyn, where kids 5 to 11-years old are taught cooking in a place "that treats the culinary arts as an anthropological adventure."

Five Famous First Pets

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And the most unusual pets (alligator and silkworms) belonged to John Quincy Adams. Today is George Washington’s birthday! So in celebration, here is a fun list of Five Famous First Pets. Socks the cat. First Cat from 1993-2001): Socks was a black and white “tuxedo” American Shorthair cat belonging to Bill Clinton. He often visited schools and hospitals. Later, Socks was “voted out of office” because he didn’t get along with the White House dog, Buddy. Millie the Springer Spaniel.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Elephants, whales, hippopotamuses, giraffes, and alligators use low-frequency sounds to communicate over long distances, often miles; and bats, dolphins, whales, frogs, and various rodents use high-frequency sounds to find food, communicate with others, and navigate.