Outdoors

Video – African tigerfish catch swallows in flight

January 12, 2014
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There’s also video and a report at link below. This embedded video via YouTube actually lays it our more clearly.

Some species of fish are known to feed on stationary birds but experts say this is the first evidence of one catching birds on the wing.

Tigerfish are a predatory freshwater species...

Blasphemy! Photos of Abandoned Stars Wars sets in the desert

May 18, 2013
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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” oh, BS, who am I kidding. It’s just a desert and it’s now, as opposed to some years back when they were filming the damned thing. (more…)

Video: Portland police officer stops car chase to help … ducks

May 16, 2013
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Okay.

A Portland, Ore., police officer in pursuit of a speeding car, put the chase on hold to help a duck in distress.

In a dash-cam video released by the Portland Police Bureau, viewers are treated to what looks like the beginning of an exciting high-speed chase. A car zooms past a hiding...

Photo: 103 lb., world-record cod caught off Norway

May 16, 2013
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That’s a big fish. More at link below, including additional images.

A German fisherman and his group were just about to give up after a slow and unproductive day of fishing off the Norwegian island of Soroya when a huge, world-record fish changed their plans.

Michael Eisele of Kiel, Germany, hooked into a...

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…)

Snorkeling tragedy: 10 and 13 yr-olds found on beach, mother washed ashore, father missing

May 15, 2013
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That’s just sad.

Two young children were found alone on an Australian beach today after the body of their mother was washed ashore and their father remained missing.

The parents had set out in a dinghy for a snorkelling expedition off the coast of Western Australia, leaving the children, a...

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...

Video: Eagles cheerleaders pose in swimsuits on Jersey Shore to benefit Sandy charity

May 13, 2013
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Video below the fold – which I’m forcing myself to post … only as it benefit’s victims of Hurricane Sandy.  As a fellow I used to play poker always said about me, because that’s just the kind a guy I am. ; )

Seaside Heights is going to be a hot spot...

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

May 10, 2013
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It could have been worse. He was only chewed up …  a little. I love outdoor adventure stories.

A 20-year-old driver was able to elude Pinellas County deputies at a traffic stop, but then was bitten by an alligator early Thursday.

Zuniga kicked a hole in a vinyl fence so he could escape,...

C’est la vie: French honeymooner killed by shark in Reunion island

May 8, 2013
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More, including photos of his traumatized wife at link below. Sadly, she was also on the beach when the shark attacked.

Lifeguards jumped in the water to fetch the victim, who had lost a lot of blood and was in cardiac and respiratory arrest. They brought him back to the beach but were...

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...

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