Animals

Dayum! Texas hunter bags 800-pound alligator, a state record

May 15, 2013
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More at link below, including additional photos. Click to enlarge.

Reptile measuring 14 feet, 3 inches is a state record; for high school senior on first gator hunt, it’s a dream come true (more…)

Incredible Photos: Bald eagles in air battle crash land at Duluth airport

May 15, 2013
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Click to enlarge – more photos at link below. Both eagles survived.

There was a crash landing Sunday at the Duluth International Airport, but it didn’t involve airplanes. Rather, it was two bald eagles, which were fighting in midair when they locked talons. In a rare spectacle of nature, they were...

Fla: Bryan Zuniga, 20, flees traffic stop, runs into Alligator – this ends badly for him

May 10, 2013
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Dogs may reduce heart attack risk by increasing physical activity

May 9, 2013
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Having a pet might lower a person’s risk of heart disease, but it may be simply that healthier people have pets, U.S. researchers say.

via Dogs may reduce heart attack risk by increasing physical activity – UPI.com.

Video: ‘Sea monster’ carcass washes ashore in New Zealand

May 8, 2013
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Invariably neat to see and eventually explained, somehow. But still cool!

A bizarre-looking carcass washed ashore recently on a New Zealand beach, fueling speculation that it was some sort of sea monster.

This is because the head and teeth of the deteriorated corpse resembled that of something ferocious and prehistoric, while the...

Photo: Rare opah catch off S. California surprises anglers, crew

May 6, 2013
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Purdy fish!

Anglers and crew aboard a Southern California half-day boat were astonished last week to see what the captain had reeled from the depths: a stunningly gorgeous moon-shaped denizen with a speckled body and bright-red fins.

It was an opah, a species more commonly found in tropical and sub-tropical waters much farther...

Photo: Utah cabin’s uninvited guests – 60,000 bees

May 5, 2013
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That’s a lot of Bees! Click photo to enlarge.

“We figure we got 15 pounds of bees out of there,” said Bachman, who said that converts to about 60,000 honeybees.

Bachman was called to the A-frame cabin last month in Eden, Utah. Taking apart a panel that hid roof rafters, he had no...

Video: Mako shark attacks 600-pound swordfish fisherman was fighting

May 4, 2013
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Pretty intense video at some points. Mother Nature in all her glory.

A TV fishing host in New Zealand was pulling in an estimated 600-pound swordfish when suddenly an even bigger mako shark happened on the scene and started to attack the swordfish. At first, fishing host Matt Watson of “The Ultimate...

Note: Not An NBA Center – Mechanicsville man fights to keep chimpanzees

May 1, 2013
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Oh, lighten up – I’m just fussin’ with ya. But he’s not! lol

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) —

The threat of euthanization has even been raised, if the animals aren’t relocated. However, Deputy Hanover County Administrator Jim Taylor says that would be very unlikely.

“That word has been used, but nobody wants that,” said Taylor.

Taylor...

Um: Photo – Fish swims by window in Grand Rapids, Mich., floodwaters

April 22, 2013
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See the full image at link below. Okay. (more…)

Denver pot rally: Man fell bleeding, his dog was also shot

April 21, 2013
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Azz clowns…. I hope the dog’s okay.

Denver police told KDVR.com that one of the suspects is believed to be a black male, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and a Carolina baseball hat.

The second suspect was described by...

Lutheran Church Charities Sending “Comfort Dogs” to Boston

April 16, 2013
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Here’s a nice story via Sissy Willis on Twitter – click image to enlarge. More at link below.

Some of the biggest heros to emerge from the Boston Marathon bombings are small and cuddly. (more…)

NJ Authorities seek owner of dog found with ears cut off, abandoned at Woodbridge school

April 10, 2013
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If anyone in NJ recognizes the dog – picture at link below – you should turn in the creep responsible for this.

A Cane Corso is a medium- to large-size hunting dog that originated in Italy.

John Hagerty, a spokesman for Woodbridge Township, said the dog was discovered at 8 a.m. by a...

25 foot prehistoric shark had spiral of teeth that worked like a Chainsaw

February 27, 2013
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Ouch! Image at link.

A 25ft monster ‘shark’ with chainsaw teeth that roamed the prehistoric seas 270 million years ago has been revealed by scientists.

The bizarre fish Helicoprion, an early ancestor of sharks, had a conveyor belt of jagged teeth that spiralled out of its lower jaw and ripped prey to shreds.

Using...

Hero dog saves baby from kidnapping

November 21, 2012
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“She started screaming and crying, and said, ‘Someone just stuck their hand in the door,'” Angeles-Morales told WISH-TV. “The guy said, ‘Give me the money or we take the baby.'”

“The man said, ‘Money, money,'” Garzon-Jimenez said. “I said, ‘I don’t have any.'” (more…)

Video: Extraordinary white humpback whale off Norway

November 17, 2012
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Moby, is that you? Video and link below the fold.

Mariners who spend lots of time at sea are witness to all sorts of amazing sights, but very rarely does one get to witness the almost mythical white whale. Dan Fisher has seen and documented this animal. While crewing aboard the...

Video: Sea otter jumps on a boat to avoid getting eaten by killer whales

November 3, 2012
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Unfortunately, nature is neither fair, nor kind to all.

In Tutka Bay, Alaska, a momma sea otter saved herself from a group of hungry killer whales by jumping onto a boat. Her baby was not as lucky. When the boat owner radioed another boater in the area about what just...

Rare wildlife photos highlight winning entries in worldwide contest

October 22, 2012
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They actually are some cool photos. More examples at link below.

More than 48,000 photos from 98 countries were submitted to the Veolia Environnement (sic) Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition held by the Natural History Museum in London, and the winning entries from amateurs and professionals are incredible, and in some...

Takes 3 Cops to Place Hamster into Protective Custody After Nicole Huey’s DUI Arrest

October 20, 2012
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No, really.

The hamster “was not not using any safety equipment,” wrote Officer Mike Rowe in a post, titled “A Hamster Was Taken Into Protective Custody,” on the Beaverton Police Department’s Facebook page.

Huey got out of the vehicle, “leaving the hamster to watch from the dashboard,” according to the post.

She reportedly...

Paris: Jack Russell terrier Ethan poisoned, buried alive survives on his birthday after chance discovery

October 20, 2012
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“A Jack Russell terrier has survived after being poisoned and buried alive — and he can thank the man who saw the ground wiggle.”

A horrific but ultimately positive story if you’re a dog lover. What kind of scum bag does something like this?

Ethan came back to life on his third birthday...

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