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WATCH: GoPro Strapped to an Eagle

Avian tour of Chamonix

Little is known about this GoPro video filmed from the back of an eagle, save that it was filmed in the Mer de Glace area of Chamonix and that it is the most uplifting thing this writer has seen today.

No explanation necessary really. An enterprising bird owner simply strapped a camera to an eagle and in doing so allowed us a glimpse into the magic that is the life of a predatory bird.

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Always, Always Shake Out Your Shoes

Black widows do, indeed, hide there

A story in Tuesday's New York Times about a "professional outdoorsman" who found a black widow spider in his shoe (after he felt it bite him) will ensure that you will never again not shake out your shoes.

I donned the shoes before walking to the edge of the water. Within about a dozen steps, I felt a stinging sensation on the second toe of my left foot, as if there had been a thorn inside the shoe. Then the pain increased to about that of a wasp’s sting. I sat on a rock and removed the shoe. The squashed remains of a spider were smeared across the insole. I realized instantly what must have happened: a black widow from the porch had made its home in my shoe.

Now ease your paranoia by watching this video of a person safely handling a black widow.



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