Elephant Causes Safari Park Traffic Jam

It was the right time for Five the elephant to take a nap but perhaps not quite the best place, as the huge animal caused a traffic jam after snoozing in the middle of the road at a West Midlands safari park. The 20-year-old African elephant laid across one of the roads at the safari park, much to the amazement of park visitors who were forced to sit in their cars until Five was ready to move. The out-of-season warm October temperatures are believed to be the main cause of Five’s relaxation stunt. However it was not too long until the elephant, weighing in at 11,000Ibs, went on his way to find somewhere less gravelly to rest. Safari head keeper Andy Plumb snapped Five in his moment of bliss, telling the Daily Mail: ‘When I arrived there was a queue of traffic forming and it just got bigger – he’s a bit of a character so I’m not surprised he decided to crash out on a road. ‘When he eventually woke up I don’t think he knew what all the fuss was about. There was a big cheer and he just wandered off looking for somewhere else to sleep. ‘We all had a good laugh about it for the rest of the day.” w/ photos

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Beached Whale Found In Field!

A young whale which died after it beached in the Humber Estuary is probably of a species rarely found stranded on the British coast, conservationists have said. Experts examining the 33ft long animal, which died about 875 yards from the shoreline, say they are 95% sure it is a female sei whale. The animal was trapped in shallow water near Skeffling, on the north bank of the River Humber. Andy Gibson, of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, said Sei whale strandings were very rare. He said there had only been three strandings of this species in UK waters in the last 20 years. ‘It is sad. It was in shallow water of about 4ft to 5.25ft, making contact with the bottom,’ Mr Gibson said. ‘This was about 2,560ft offshore. ‘When it gets in that situation it rolls onto its side and it can cover its blow hole.’ But Mr Gibson said: ‘It is sad but we will be able to learn a lot from it.’ The whale is the latest of a number to have died in the Humber estuary area recently.” w/ photos

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Flower Girl FAIL

“Funny flower girls walking down aisle. One is dropping flowers, the other is doing quite the opposite! Hilarious and adorable!” — bettyboop2485

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How To Make Corn & Cheddar Pudding

Corn pudding is another one of those recipes that can go so many different ways. Originally, I wanted to use poblano peppers but my local grocery was out. So, instead, I decided to go the honey and cayenne route. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, very rich, and definitely delicious. If you’re not all about the spicy stuff, leave out the cayenne and you’ll still have a nice contrast between the sweet honey and salty cheddar. You can also try dicing up some regular green and red bell peppers for extra color. There are many possibilities!” w/ photos

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