Why are the Gulf’s tiger sharks eating backyard birds?

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Ran across this cool story this morning and had to share it. Super cool!

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Tiger sharks are known for their voracious appetites, so researchers aren’t surprised when a big one eats something like a manatee or a sea lion.

But woodpeckers, tanagers, yellow throats, king birds, flycatchers, doves?

A University of South Alabama scientist who has been studying Gulf of Mexico tiger sharks for 10 years said he and his colleagues have been surprised at how many backyard birds end up in sharks’ tummies.

“We know for sure that they are eating a fair amount of these birds,” said Marcus Drymon, a University of South Alabama assistant professor of marine science and researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a consortium of 22 Alabama universities.

To read more click here.

Kingdom Zoo TV

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This summer we are launching Kingdom Zoo TV on GETV!

We’re excited about this prospect and we are also excited because we have an opportunity for YOU to help.

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We have begun a crowd-funding campaign to help us raise $4,000 to get a new Imac computer for editing, some high-end wireless microphones, software and other gear. Everything we do is through donations but we believe that is an opportunity for you to give into what God is doing through us.

If you’d like to donate you can by clicking here and going to our crowd-funding page.

Chester Moore, Jr.

Great white caught from Florida beach!

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A Houston Chronicle story details a great white shark caught on Panama Beach, Fla.

Ten years ago I wrote a story or Tide magazine fabout the presence of great whites in the Gulf and it was somewhat controversial. The latest research from OCEARCH and this catch proves they are here.

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It’s not that I feel vindicated but I am excited! I want to see one.

I am rarely jealous of anyone but for someone to catch a great white in the Gulf of Mexico from the beach, puts me a tad on the jealous side. How awesome would that be?

The amazing fish was measured (9 feet), tagged and released. Look for much more on great whites in coming entries.

Chester Moore, Jr.

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A sheep with four horns?

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In the Bible we learn that Jacob gets a herd of sheep by divine intervention. Most Middle Eastern sources cite it is this sheep-the four horn-also known as “Jacob’s sheep”.

These unique creatures have horns that come down the side and curl like a typical wild sheep but also have top horns that are more goat-like. Having four horns sets them apart alone but the unique configuration makes them even more unique. I had the privilege of photographing this one on my friend Thompson Temples’s ranch near Vanderpool, TX.

Chester Moore, Jr.

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Toad Attack (Video)

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Check out our Giant Suriname Marine Toad-“The Biggest” downing some super worms. This guy is cool!

Chester Moore, Jr.

Copperhead Strike (Video)

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Venomous snakes have a bad reputation but the fact is most have no desire to strike. Check out this video of me testing out a copperhead while wearing snake proof boots.