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2012-10-04 23:02:39

A new anti-snare collar designed by conservation volunteer group Wildlife ACT has saved the lives of three endangered African Painted dogs in South Africa. The collar doubles as a tracking device and saved the wild dogs caught in snares set by local poachers. Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) October 04, 2012 A new anti-snare collar designed by conservation volunteer organisation Wildlife ACT, saved three endangered African Painted dogs who were trapped in snares recently. The collar, which...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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