Local media reported that a 41-year-old man named Syarifuddin was bathing in a river in Berau,1,500 km north-east of Jakarta - when a two-meter long crocodile snatched him and took him into the river. A friend at the scene reported the accident to local police, but Syarifuddin's body could not be found. The next morning, local villagers asked for help from a "crocodile charmer". After the charmer preformed a ritual, a crocodile appeared with the intact dead body in its mouth, leaving it near the riverbank.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
At least 547 young members of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new government report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. Among those singled out for criticism in the report was former choirmaster Georg Ratzinger, elder brother of retired Pope Benedict XVI, who directed the choir for more than 30 years.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A tiny hawk that appears in a blur of motion—and often disappears in a flurry of feathers. That’s the Sharp-shinned Hawk, the smallest hawk in North America and a daring, acrobatic flier. These raptors have distinctive proportions: long legs, short wings, and very long tails, which they use for navigating their deep-woods homes at top speed in pursuit of songbirds and mice. They’re easiest to spot in fall on their southward migration, or occasionally at winter feeders.
jpr; one has been about the place crying alarm all day