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2009-08-14 08:59:34

An elderly Canadian woman in Nova Scotia says she owes her life to her neighbor's dogs who alerted their owner she was choking on her backyard deck. Gert Mombourquette, 76, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. she was alone late Saturday night eating some homemade chocolate squares when she choked and couldn't breathe or make a sound. Her neighbor Kevin Murphy, a sergeant with the Halifax Regional Police, was using his break to return home to walk his two dogs as the woman was choking. The...

2009-08-06 13:41:31

A 26-year-old Michigan man was arrested for allegedly barking at a police dog, authorities said. The Three Rivers Police Department said in the statement that, Anija, a police K-9, had been left in a patrol car by its handler and the officer returned to find the suspect had started to torment the police dog by barking and shouting at the animal, the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette reported Thursday. The shouting caused the canine to become excited and very aggressive, the report said. The man was...

2009-07-10 12:54:14

Police in New Hampshire said they temporarily seized a barking dog that was the subject of complaints from neighbors while its owner was away. Epping Police Sgt. Jason Newman said the dog was taken to the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after police received complaints from neighbors about the canine barking outside and officers were unable to locate its owner, Lorraine Neal, the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader reported Friday. Newman said the dog was released...

2009-06-15 11:56:50

A California woman said a mountain lion that wandered onto her property was cornered by a gang of unlikely guardians -- her trio of toy chihuahuas. Ana Lee Spray, 23, said she was awakened Saturday morning by the sound of her three chihuahuas barking at the top of their tiny lungs at the opening of the garage at her Sage home, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported Monday. Spray said she looked out her daughter's window to investigate the ruckus and was shocked to see her gang of 3-pound dogs had...

2009-06-09 07:35:00

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BestFriends General Store is proud to present a revolutionary white paper on NormBet Bark Recognition Software. Introduction While some dogs today enjoy full-time employment, like herding sheep or cattle, search and rescue, service dogs, and K9 police dogs, the vast majority are dramatically under-employed. This in turn has had a deleterious effect on their self-worth and created untold negative societal impacts. Today, the vast majority of "The...

2009-05-14 10:00:00

Learn to Be a Puppy Raiser at the Verizon Festival of Speed Presented by SPEEDCOM Partners Eukanuba Pet Food, Morris Animal Foundation and Canine Companions SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Puppies will be taking over the racetrack at the Verizon Festival of Speed presented by SPEEDCOM on May 15-17. Canine Companions for Independence, the national nonprofit that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities, will be attending the event for the first time in partnership with...

2009-05-13 11:27:54

Some dog owners in Baltimore say the Maryland city's increased fines for a violation of a leash law are completely unfair. Baltimore resident and dog owner Jackie McGee said during a recent City Hall meeting she considered moving out of Baltimore after learning the hard way the city increased the fine for dogs caught outside without a leash from $100 to $1,000, The Baltimore Sun said Wednesday. I really wanted to pack my bags and move, she said at a City Council hearing Tuesday. One of the...

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2009-03-17 17:10:00

A British couple said their pet duck has become the talk of the town with its dog-emulating behavior, including tail wagging and attempts at barking. Steph and Tony Tufft from the Charminster area of Bournemouth, England, said they adopted Essy the duck when she was only 8 weeks old and the waterfowl chose the couple's two dogs as role models, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. We are known throughout Charminster. People come out of bars to see her. They love it, Tony Tufft said. She...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

Utah researchers said bark beetles are destroying spruce trees in the Dixie National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service's Bark Beetle Technical Working Group said the bark beetle is an "agent of change" in conifer forests in the Rocky Mountain region, the Deseret Morning News reported this week. "We're talking hundreds of thousands of acres they have basically been wiped out -- pretty much the entire spruce component in the Dixie National Forest," Colleen Keyes of the Utah Division of...

2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A vicious cycle is brewing in Utah: Bark beetles are killing a lot of trees in the state. Dead trees are fuel for wildfires, which experts say contributes to global warming. And climate change is now being blamed for an increased population of bark beetles. The Dixie National Forest bears one of the most obvious signs in Utah of the mark being left by a tiny tree predator commonly known as the bark beetle, a wood-boring insect that in large enough numbers...


Latest Bark Reference Libraries

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2007-12-27 09:16:35

The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...

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2007-01-21 19:37:02

The gray wolf also known as timber wolf or wolf is a mammal in the order Carnivora. The gray wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog. Gray wolves were once abundant and distributed over much of North America, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Today, for a variety of human-related reasons including widespread habitat destruction and excessive hunting, wolves inhabit only a very limited portion of their former range. It is listed as a species of least concern for extinction worldwide....

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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