August 12, 2005

Friday Ark #47

Cats, Dogs, Spiders and ? every Friday.

We'll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and....?

We will add your post to the list if you do one of the following:

  • Leave a comment or trackback to this post,
  • Use the Carnival Submission Form,
  • Email Modulator or
  • Our extensive staff finds it during our weekly search of the web
Of course, if our staff goes on strike then we will link only those posts someone tells us about.

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey's Musings.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 73nd edition will be hosted this week by Mind of Mog.

Bird folks: Remember to submit your links to I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers. The 4th edition will be hosted on 8/18 by Milk River Blog.

And, check out Laurence's fine graphical analysis of Friday Ark boardings.

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.


  • Dharma Bums: Kingfisher Diving for Food
  • 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera: Friday Creature: Hummingbird
  • Living the Scientific Life: Extinction is Forever: Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) and the rest of Birds in the News #22
  • 10,000 Birds: Our First Sora
  • No Fancy Name: Some of my duckies
Other VertebratesIn Memoriam
Didn't Make ItExceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat's Carnival Page and The TTLB Uber Carnival.

Note for Haloscan Users: Haloscan started (the end of July) rejecting trackbacks if they were submitted "too rapidly" by the same host. I don't know what the timer is but it is long enough so that it was very difficult to ping everyone that is using Haloscan for trackbacks. I'm sure that they are doing this to try to hold back the tide of trackback spam but it makes the service pretty useless for carnival type posts. Perhaps you can contact them and urge some different solution. Update: Typepad appears to be doing the same thing. Everytime I update the Ark it appears the timers are reset and the long list of MT autogenerated pings fail. Yecchhhh....

Posted by Steve on August 12, 2005

The problem with Typepad is that it has a limit on the number of pings it will accept every hour. This has been built into the individual Movable Type blogs as well, to prevent the deadly scourge of server-flooding. It's become very difficult for those of us who use trackbacks for legitimate purposes.

Posted by Ferdinand T. Cat at August 12, 2005 1:53 AM

Lousy Friday Blogging: Pediculus humanus capitis

Posted by Henry at August 12, 2005 5:50 AM

What is a red knot? It is a migratory bird that travels 12,000 miles every year to breed. But we will not be enjoying this lovely species much longer if we don't put an immediate stop the overharvest of their food source; horseshoe crab eggs. See a picture of this amazing bird and learn how you can help in Birds in the News, #22, Extinction is Forever. This issue of Birds in the News also has a picture of another rediscovered avian species, the long-legged warbler, Trichocichla rufa, which lives only in the mountains of Fiji.

Posted by GrrlScientist at August 12, 2005 6:40 AM

I have naked mole rats

Posted by afarensis at August 12, 2005 6:43 AM

Our first Sora:

Posted by Mike at August 12, 2005 6:57 AM

Dead Animal Blogging: Heterodontosaur Edition at the HMNH.

Posted by Hairy Museum Matt at August 12, 2005 7:16 AM

Posted by Lab Kat at August 12, 2005 7:34 AM

Sadly, trackback as it exists now appears to be a thoroughly broken model due to the prevalence of spammers.

I'm sure that someone clever is already working out an improved system.

Posted by Barry Campbell at August 12, 2005 7:40 AM

You might be interested in the unusual Giant Swallowtail caterpillar at Niches.

Posted by Wayne at August 12, 2005 9:07 AM

Hoppy Bear Guzzling Kangaroo Friday over at skippy the bush kangaroo

Posted by jillian at August 12, 2005 11:02 AM

Monkey party:

Posted by Laura at August 12, 2005 1:55 PM

Happy Cat Blogging Friday...Falling for Bigode Version at Slyblog (The Snarky Cat)

Posted by jillian at August 12, 2005 2:40 PM

Smacky, perched on his cat condo.

Posted by Brian at August 12, 2005 3:22 PM

Sad to report

Posted by Link at August 14, 2005 6:13 AM
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