GREAT SLOTH BEAST
Literally, “great beast”
Megatherium was the largest of the ground sloths, and although apparently very awkward and slow-witted, his great size and strength protected him from the large meat-eaters of his time. He lived during the Pleistocene epoch which began 1 million years ago.
Thunderbeast Park - Hiway 97 - Chiloquin, Ore.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA STATE MUSEUM
This baluchithere restoration, which represents the earth’s largest land mammal, lived in Asia 20 million years ago. The 18-foot rhinoceros towers above the elephants in the world famous Elephant Hall.
LEAP OF LEOPARDS
(Dead ones, unfortunately.)
Group of leopards artistically recreated by the world’s leading taxidermists, Jonas Bros. of Seattle. Game from all over the world are common sights in their Seattle studios. Going hunting? Free hunting information for any part of the world.
LEGEND OF THE SEA STARS
IT’S POETRY MONTH!
Here’s a nice little poem about starfish and God.
Brilliant stars of the heavens
were placed into the sea.
When God blessed ocean creatures
with their own astrology.
As we gaze into the waters
His wondrous plans unfold.
The STARFISH sings his song of praise
while spun in noble gold.
The Lord created sea creatures
and waters wherein they swim
Man and fish, on earth and in sea
owe their very lives to Him.
Author not credited. Wise.
“Please don’t eat the daffodils.” Lovable Springtime lamb with big rolly eyes, perky ears and turned-up nose. Snow white plastic puffs add unbelievable realism. Standing over 9” tall, she’ll steal your heart. Another original creation from the studios of National Handcraft of Des Moines.
Gag me with a daffodil.
CATTLE PUNCHING ON A JACK RABBIT
CATTLE PUNCHING IN THE WEST!
Some Cowboys use their favorite Bronc for Cattle Punching and some, as you can see, prefer the Jack Rabbit.
KANSAS: POSTS and COYOTES
Limestone posts of Kansas have supported barbed wire fences throughout North Central Kansas since the 1870s. They reflect the sturdy character of the ingenious pioneers who conceived and erected them. A man-made “Garden of Eden” in Lucas, Russell Co., Kansas is the heart of the stone post country. Pictured is a Kansas coyote (a small wolf of the western prairies whose weight average is 30 pounds.)
Kodiak Crab Fisherman, Bill Berestoff holding two 15 pound crabs. Many will weigh over 20 pounds and the record is 26 pounds.
These vicious beasts, who usually travel in packs, are among the most ferocious in Alaska.
And, according to some, all vicious beasts should be shot and taxidermied.
WONDER WHY THIS NICE CAMPGROUND HAS SO MANY VACANCIES?
I found this postcard last week. A few nights ago, I dreamed that I was sleeping at a summer camp. A skunk crawled onto my bed. I could feel its weight on my body. Hoping not to be sprayed, I became tense and motionless. After waking, I realized that my cats were probably walking on me. They wanted breakfast.
WOOFY, THE WALRUS
MARINELAND OF THE PACIFIC
RANCHO PALOS VERDES - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
WOOFY, THE WALRUS, arrived from Alaska with three other walrus babies in May, 1961. He was only two weeks old, but already he weighed 80 lbs. A diet of pure whipping cream, minced clams, brewer’s yeast and vitamins helped him and his playmates gain a pound a day for many months. He will eventually weigh at least 2,000 lbs.!
CAPTION CONTEST—Lion Trainer
11/14/11 10:58 AM:
Thank you for your captions! First, here’s what’s on the verso:
The jungle’s mightiest animals meet their match in the fearless act of the Lord of the Lions, Wolfgang Holzmair, featured in the Red Unit of RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS!
The winner is Stuft for the caption:
“I don’t know, this is not like any pilates class I’ve ever taken before…”
Congratulations, Stuft! To claim your postcard prize, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
The RULES: 1) MAXIMUM of FIFTEEN (15) WORDS 2) One entry per person 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post 4) Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, November 13 at 8:00 PM, EST The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
LOBO, GIANT and CUNNING KILLER WOLF
A warning to all you other killer wolves out there!
LOBO, GIANT and CUNNING KILLER WOLF who for more than 12 years roamed the Itasca and Red Lake areas in northern Minnesota killing more than a thousand deer before a persistant [sic] farmer-trapper finally outsmarted, trapped and shot him. On display at MORELL’S CHIPPEWA TRADING POST, BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA.
NEPPY, KIPPER and CINDY
Fish eaters, Cindy, Neppy and Kipper are starred in the seal show presented in the aluminum enclosed arena adjacent to Griffith Park Zoo, Los Angeles.
Alaska was admitted to the union 52 years ago today.
Shown here is Florence Crawford of the CRAWFORD’S MUSEUM in Breezewood, Pennsylvania. She’s in Alaska in this photo and just killed a DAHL SHEEP, presumably to get taxidermied and hung as another trophy in the museum. It appears that she already severed the head or else this sheep has a tiny body.
It looks like it’s no longer a museum—only a GIFT SHOP.
Sorry Alaska. This is the only postcard I have of you right now.
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