Good 46º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we topped at 92º.
Picture of the Day ... LOL... New Orleans One-Way Street
Interesting about keeping cows safe .....
It’s part of a new initiative — dubbed “iCow” — that involves painting large pairs of eyes on the backsides of cattle grazing near lion habitat, in an effort to deter the lions from preying on livestock and thus, preventing lethal retaliations by farmers.
Lions are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with their declining numbers currently in the range of 23,000 to 39,000.
“As protected conservation areas become smaller, lions are increasingly coming into contact with human populations, which are expanding to the boundaries of these protected areas,” says Neil Jordan, a conservation biologist from University of New South Wales.
Being carnivores, lions readily eat livestock such as cattle. This negatively impacts subsistence farmers, who often respond by shooting or poisoning the lions.
Jordan’s idea for painting eyes on cattle to prevent them from becoming lion prey came about when he observed a lion hunting an impala. “Lions are ambush hunters, so they creep up on their prey, get close and jump on them unseen,” he says. “But in this case, the impala noticed the lion. And when the lion realized it had been spotted, it gave up on the hunt.”
From Mr. Food
What do you get when you pair BBQ-smothered, juicy chicken thighs with homemade coleslaw, and place it between the buns of a crusty roll? Just the most incredible Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich you've ever tasted! This sandwich is summer spectacular!
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw mix
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 kaiser or potato rolls, cut in half and toasted
***Wanna give this a rich, smoky flavor? Cook it or reheat it in a cast iron skillet on the grill. It's perfect for summer entertaining
Historically this date......
1933 – Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
And births this date include....
the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1790)
1867 – John Robert Gregg, American inventor (d. 1948)...ahhhh yes, took that shorthand class!
1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
1960 – Thomas Haden Church, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo