Must watch it to the end.
By BareNakedIslam •
Islam NOT •
April 4, 2014 @ 6:35 am
Sorry Bonni, couldn’t help it – had to hurry towards the end to see if he made it …yay he did and his mates were waiting for him. What amazing country, hope to see it one day….and mozzie free….god’s own!
April 4, 2014 @ 1:30 am
Smart little guy! He figured it out. I can hear my Mother saying: If you don’t do it, no one can do it for you.
April 3, 2014 @ 10:35 pm
On another “Up Note”, Montana (so far) is the only state in our Nation that does not have a Mosque. The University up there gives the hand full of practicing Muslims a vacant room to use for prayer. LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY! Long live Montana!
April 4, 2014 @ 1:08 am
Anth, that IS great news. I had no idea. I thought every state was soiled with mosques now.
April 3, 2014 @ 9:55 pm
Young’un will know next time!
April 3, 2014 @ 9:17 pm
Awesome video. Visit Montana for your next vacation. It is awesome!
Allan Ivarsson NSW Australia
April 3, 2014 @ 8:25 pm
Fascinating – proves that other animals and humans by nature have a lot in common. Some have confidence, some don’t; some have to learn balance, some don’t.
And some are quicker thinkers than others; some care, some don’t. Some are kind and affectionate and some are aggressive and violent.
Makes me wonder do we humans overestimate ourselves? Sometimes I think the animal mammal world is smarter than humans; they only kill in self-defence and for food whilst we humans kill just because we think differently.
After all if it wasn’t for the fact that humans gained the privilege to walk upright with two arms, hands and legs enabling us to explore creativity within our brains, we would still be limited in thinking.
Upon final reflection, the other animals are probably smarter than us they just enjoy life living by their instincts.
Oh my deer – I’m at it again being human; you said nothing, just looked and moved on…you are smarter.
April 4, 2014 @ 12:44 am
Allan, I like animals much better than people and they seem to understand that (the animals, that is)
My trainer would always send me to work around the scared horses or the ones that like to bully most people. There was a mare in the barn who would bite anyone that came near her stall. And she would rear up when the grooms came to clean her stall. I always have a load of carrots with me to give the horses but this one tried to bite me when I gave her one.
So I decided to try something different and sat on a tack trunk in front of her stall, never looking her in the eye, and would feed her carrots over my shoulder, never turning to look at her. I did the same thing every time I was at the barn for several weeks. One day when I walked into the barn, she whinnied a hello to me. It wasn’t long after that that I was able to go into her stall and pet her without her trying to kill me.
Somewhere along the line, she was mishandled or abused by either an owner or barn help. Badly behaving horses are always the result of bad handling by a human. She didn’t warm up to other people right away but eventually she calmed down and became a good horse. She always had a special place in my heart.
April 4, 2014 @ 7:51 pm
Clearly you proved that animals do understand the difference between cruelty and kindness.
I am curious though; I have often wondered why horses love carrots. I mean it is not a vegetable that horses have natural access to in the wild.
April 4, 2014 @ 8:10 pm
I have no idea. They like apples, bananas, grapes, and some like raw potatoes too. The horse I ride loves cereal, granola bars, cookies, especially with cinnamon.
April 4, 2014 @ 9:19 pm
I think you nailed it. The fact that they like so many other things as well suggests they are more like us in tastebuds when we over the centuries discovered new foods that we instantly liked.
It seems horses maybe human after all and probably instinctively smarter.
April 5, 2014 @ 12:46 am
Allan, I have been convinced on a few occasions that some of them actually do understand exactly what we say. It has only happened to me about 3 – 4 times, times, but I have no doubt that they had to have understood my words to react as they did.
April 5, 2014 @ 1:35 am
Do you remember that movie ‘The Horse Whisperer’ starring Robert Redford?
I believe horses, dogs, elephants, dolphins and many other animals do understand. And that humans have foolishly underestimated their level of intelligence.
We humans need to erase the vanity in our thinking and at times we are all guilty of that feeling and humble ourselves by recognising that other animals are indeed smarter than many of us have thought.
Your experience with horses is confirming what I began to observe in retirement as I worked on our 12 acre property to create a Wildlife Sanctuary with Native Gardens bringing in birdlife, lizards and Wallabies. Even bees and frogs now feel more comfortable. Monitor lizards 2-3 feet long with sharp claws will stand quietly near me provided they do not feel threatened. Wild Wallabies with training will accept bread from my hand whilst untrained Wallabies will run instantly in fear at the sight of human approach.
The Magpie a black & white bird in Australia is feared by many city folk because it feels threatened and dive attacks city people; and yet up here Magpies are friendly and will fly 200 metres from tree tops and land right at my feet just for a piece of bread. I have even had Magpies tap on the window when I was in the shower saying…”Where is my Bread?”
Now we have a huge rang of little birds that did not exist when we purchased this land.
And wild Kookaburras that I rarely ever saw in my city life youth, will fly and sit near me provided I move very slowly.
And yet I see so many people that own rural land and fail to make that connection with creatures around them; and when I see that lack of interest I feel sad and think what a waste of true potential that exists in all of us; we have so much more to learn, all we need to do is cross the line into higher understanding…if only more would.
April 5, 2014 @ 1:52 am
Allan, you do know that most people think we are weird for “humanizing” animals.
April 5, 2014 @ 2:04 am
But I think I shall stay weird – it’s amazing, poetic and the sense of awe… inspiring- never have I felt such inner peace with existence as I do now.
April 3, 2014 @ 7:48 pm
That was a very pleasant mental health break! Thank you, BNI.
April 4, 2014 @ 12:42 am
I try to do that from time to time. It clears my head.
April 3, 2014 @ 6:17 pm
So glad he finally made it!!!
April 3, 2014 @ 6:02 pm
Escaping the Yellowstone caldera ??
Good luck gut’s.
April 3, 2014 @ 5:47 pm
There’s always some one who’s more in a hurry, than common sense permits~!
As Jennifer said, Glad his friends waited for him~!
April 3, 2014 @ 3:38 pm
Love it! I was really cheering for the little guy. I think his legs were shorter than the legs of the others. It is so cool that his friends/relatives waited for him to make it across. Cool!
April 4, 2014 @ 12:01 am
Al, he was a baby from what I could see.
April 4, 2014 @ 10:19 am
she is a yearling the males are lighter buff color they stay with the lead cows until third spring and then leave off on their own , might add elk are very social herd animals always lead by the oldest females who know the best feeding and bedding grounds in their range away from man and wolf
April 4, 2014 @ 12:42 pm
I figured that.
April 4, 2014 @ 4:02 pm
Not only that but, try finding that same herd come hunting season! 🙂
April 3, 2014 @ 2:38 pm
Practice makes perfect. He’ll remember this.
April 3, 2014 @ 11:58 pm
I was shouting at the screen, “run at it!” It’s the same thing for horses, they need at least one or two strides to get over most fences.
April 4, 2014 @ 12:02 am
He must have heard you- he ran!
April 4, 2014 @ 1:09 am
April 3, 2014 @ 1:46 pm
Awesome! So glad his friends waited for him!
April 3, 2014 @ 1:42 pm
Poor guy didn’t realize that he needed to run before he jumped.
Oh Hi There
April 3, 2014 @ 4:04 pm
Wonder what was going through his head when he finally figured it out?
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