From the department of “Now I’ve Heard Everything” comes a story that involves snipers protecting penguins. Seriously. Granted, the snipers are there to shoot foxes that are predating on Little Penguins Eudyptula minor (often called Fairy Penguins in Australia), the world’s smallest penguins, but, still, snipers being used for conservation is pretty darn cool. I’ve got to get to Australia someday, both to see the penguins and to thank the people of Manly, New South Wales, for being such robust conservationists!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.