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    The Incredible Dr. Pol

    Back before the US Civil war broke out there was a push to bring camels to the US military in the deserts of the Southwest. Early trials showed the camels to be superior in many ways to horses and mules. A couple of the leaders supporting the camels introduction were Jefferson Davis and Robert E Lee - obviously their influence faded when they left their US government/military positions to assume leadership of the Confederacy. Unlike Australia, limited numbers were brought to the US and the feral camels faded away. https://www.desertusa.com/animals/desert-camel-experiment.html OT NOTE: ain't the Internet great - ya see something curious on TV, hit a few keys, and up pops a list of articles about just about anything
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    The Incredible Dr. Pol

    Ditto...... IIRC most "wild" camels are in fact descendants of domesticated camels who have gone feral in the same way "wild" horses have. If I have my facts straight, there are still a few non-domesticated horses and camels, but very few..... like undomesticated cattle which I believe went extinct in the 1600s. note: haven't actually watched episode yet, so not sure where this type camel originated or how they would survive Michigan winters - while my first thoughts of camels place them in the deserts of the Middle East, Wikipedia places Bactrian (2 hump) camel originating further north. According to the article, in the area where they are believe to have originated, they could face temps ranging from minus 40C to 40C..... OTOH single hump, dromedary, camels were domesticated in the hot dry climate of Arabia and are "senistive" to cold and humidity.
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    Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet

    Watching old episode from 2017... Petra trying to piece together a badly shattered leg on dog that fell out a 2nd story window. ROFLMAO when she says it's "like trying to put a ###### puzzle together when you're drunk" Rest of story - good Samaritan stepped up when owners were going to have poor pup euthanized - dog had broken three of his legs. Good Samaritan couple ended up postponing wedding to pay bills. Shattered leg couldn't be saved, but we see happy 3 legged - 2 legs still in casts - pup playing as episode ends.
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    Amanda To The Rescue

    Just saw an announcement that the show has been renewed and will crossover with Pitbulls and Parolees 👍👍 ah, but no date of when, just "in the fall"👎
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    Pit Bulls And Parolees

    I see that there will be a crossover episode with Amanda to the Rescue next season
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Well, I guess it'd be ok if my box of wine fits in the mini fridge.... for me to be delighted I'd need to fit a case of brewski 😉
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    Hot Bench

    P suing for damages after D rammed 22yo daughter on busy road. Oh yeah, I remember this idjit from the first airing! D actually wrote in answer that daughter must have been distracted because she was texting or on Tinder. J Patricia asks idiot how he knew the 22yo was on tinder - his answer, "just look at her!"
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    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    Thanks. Pretty much jibes with my experience. I get the channels the link shows in green, while the yellow are the ones I sometimes get. Only real difference between this one and the one used before are the distances are a few miles different, and my link shows more about what the channel is - if bounce, grit, escape, etc
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    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    Yeppers. Problem I have is the distance. Both my CBS and NBC affiliates broadcast from over 60 miles away. My indoor antenna can reliably pull in around 7 stations - ABC, FOX, BOUNCE, GRIT, PBS and a couple religious stations - all broadcast from around 40 miles away. But all my court tv channels are iffy at best. If I ever "cut the cord" I'll need at least a 70+ mile antenna (probably outdoor - I don't imagine it helps that I have metal siding) - not to mention the need to invest in different recording/dvr boxes for my three tv's since I seldom watch live tv. Doesn't help that our only local cable provider doesn't service our park, so no cable available. Nope to streaming, also, since I have a 10 gig data cap.
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    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    In the same boat here, though my JJ is on my local NBC station. DIRECTV shut them off on July 4th and still not on 😠
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    The Incredible Dr. Pol

    I'll miss her.... 😕
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    At least you're getting to see some JJ. DirecTv and my JJ provider are still fussing with each other, so I haven't been getting any JJ for the past two weeks 😢
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    The Zoo: San Diego

    Yep, still there, but now renamed San Diego Safari Park instead of Wildlife Park https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_Zoo_Safari_Park It's actually 30 miles north of the original zoo in Escondito Don't remember hearing anything about a keeper abusing elephants, but there were some protests according to above article back in 2003 when the zoo paid to capture some wild elephants to be transported and put on display. "In the summer of 2003, the San Diego Zoological Society and Lowry Park Zoo orchestrated the capture of 11 wild African elephants from the Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland. The zoos said the animals were scheduled to be killed due to overpopulation.[8] However, In Defense of Animals disputes this, claiming that new fencing costing many times less than the capture and transport would have ended the need to remove any elephants from Swaziland, and that the Save Wild Elephants Coalition reported that there were three other sanctuaries in Africa that had offered to take the elephants." Article goes on to say there have been 13 babies born from those captured elephants and some were teansferred to the Tucson zoo in exchange for a couple of their elephants.
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    The Zoo: San Diego

    Looking forward to it as it was my childhood zoo - lived in San Diego County and went to school there from K thru 4th grade. Back in the 60's they used to bus us kids to visit every couple years. After we moved away, I still had relatives who I'd spend a couple weeks with each summer. Back then the zoo was cheap outing for kids, but, wow! Cost has gone up. Used to be a bunch of free museums in Balboa Park, too, where the zoo is. IIRC the museums date back to a World Fair held upon completion of Panama Canal. Google tells me most of the museums charge now. This was all before the Safari Park. It's been years, but I remember it taking a couple days to see all the museums and 3-4 days at the zoo - big bucks now even if you buy one package deals
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    Small Talk: Judge's Chambers

    😠😠😠 just noticed that my local NBC channel, and JJ provider, and Directv have decided to get in a pissing match. Hope this kerfuffle doesn't last as long as the CBS/Directv kerfuffle of a couple years ago - lost a whole season. Guess for next little while only JJ viewing I'll be doing will be when I can get it to come in on my indoor antenna - no guarantee I can receive the signal as it's broadcast at the limit of my antenna's range. Good new is that the channel for Hot Bench and TPC is still on Directv - even though owned by same company.
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