Friday, November 26, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: When Wolverines Attack!

All photos by Jonathan Schechter
A sports reporter I am not. Yawn. Zzzzzz. Who, me? Write about sports? Oh please...Noooo! No way~! And I just can't see plopping down in front of a television on a perfectly good day to watch grown men in  matching colored tights fight over a pointed ball and spend a good part of their day trying to kick it over an H shaped object at the end of their play pen, I mean playing field.  But an assignment is an assignment and so with a little help from friends at the Detroit Zoo I bring you a wildlife enhanced football pep rally so perhaps this Saturday the University of Michigan Wolverines will tear up the Ohio State Buckeyes. Perhaps not. They never seem to do so. Six straight defeats at the hands of Buckeyes for the UM Wolverines. And if UM loses again they need a new critter name so as to not to continue their insult to the dignity and fierce reputation of wild wolverines: UM Lambs? What do you think? 

Now hang on tight for that inspirational banner Breaking News! Here are a few images I captured at the Detroit Zoo's wolverine habitat where the zoo's wolverines Luka and Jigi had a go at attacking and tearing apart and then eating...yes, EATING the Buckeyes' mascot Brutus. And in case you wonder what instilled their teeth and claw fury, here is the rest of the story: Zoo staffers stuffed sedentary Pinata Brutus with raw meat and other goodies as part of an enrichment activity to keep the wild in some of their wildlife. The wolverines caught scent of the hidden meat and the attack was on.  Detroit Zoo information:    And  FYI: The zoo is a great place to visit in our cold blustery days.

Time for the take down!
Boy on boy, Brutus has tasty innards.  Let's rip his head off next.

Wonder if I can reach any more goodies inside?
That was really yummy. Hey, what are you looking for? A Buckeye? Saturday will tell.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that it did not take them too long to "Take his head off!!!"

November 26, 2010 at 8:34 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny article Jonathan! It's uncanny how much the wolverine's face looks like a bear.

November 26, 2010 at 9:13 AM 
Blogger denise.semion said...

I wonder how Wolverine meat tastes!

November 27, 2010 at 9:51 AM 

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