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  • Life Story with David Attenborough

    10/20/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/20/2014 | BBC News
    Sir David Attenborough's new series Life Story tells the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life. Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature's greatest prize - the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is born with a relentless instinct to overcome the odds. An animal must triumph again and again, over every challenge, if its life is to culminate in success. Life Story captures stories and unique behaviour from around the globe, from Australia and South East Asia to Africa and the...
  • Scary Plank Walk

    The exhilarating mountain hike is not for the faint of heart. There is a cost of approximately 30 yuan (just under $5 usd) and you are given two straps to hook onto wires on the path. The plank path includes steel rod ladders, footholds carved out of the cliff and narrow wooden plank walks. All of this is located thousands of feet above ground.
  • Lenoir City woman sent to jail for having a messy yard

    10/20/2014 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 22 replies
    local8now ^ | Steven Powell
    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. - Ever fall behind on yard work? This East Tennessee woman did -- and now she's headed to jail. Karen Holloway was cited by Lenoir City officials for not keeping up her yard. She says this all started over the summer, when the city sent her a citation, claiming her yard wasn't properly maintained. "With my husband going to school and working full time, me with my job, with one vehicle, we were trying our best," she said. Holloway, who has two kids still at home, says she'll be the first to admit this yard needed some...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 53 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Database of New Yorkers deemed too 'mentally unstable' to carry guns grows to 40,000+ names...

    10/18/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Drudgerport.com ^ | Oct 18, 2014
    On Drudge now.
  • World's Most Dangerous Ride

    Himalayan trails. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death. Motology's Adam Riemann rides one of the scariest Himalayan trails you'll ever see. This is dangerous and potentially fatal.
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Lake Erie phosphorus pollution causes blooms, and fishing problems -- Outdoors Notes

    10/16/2014 8:04:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | October 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM | D'Arcy Egan,
    0 Reddit CLEVELAND, Ohio – The phosphorus-fueled harmful algal blooms, or HABs, around western Lake Erie are finally going away as water temperatures have fallen below the 60-degree mark in recent days. The phosphorus pollution causing the blooms, however, has also provoked changes in the fish populations of Lake Erie. In this case, more fish swimming in Lake Erie is not always a good thing. As if the ugly green slime wasn't enough to foil fishermen, the phosphorus-rich waters are too friendly to white perch, a species of fish most anglers wish would disappear. An invasive species thriving in the...
  • Guy Survives Getting Mauled by Bear, Shot by Friend

    10/16/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | 10-14-14 | Matt Cantro
    Newser) – A hunter in British Columbia was being attacked by a grizzly bear when his hunting partner came to his rescue—only to accidentally shoot him. Despite the really bad day, it seems his injuries aren't life-threatening, the National Post reports. The 56-year-old, whose name is given as Wilf Lloyd by CTV, was hunting Sunday morning when the bear attacked, prompting his hunting partner to shoot; the partner did eventually kill the animal, though not without hitting Lloyd first.
  • Survival School: How To Eat Your Hiking Partner

    10/15/2014 6:01:38 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 44 replies
    Backpacker.com ^ | 10/15/2014
    Would you resort to cannibalism if your life depended on it? A shocking number of our readers said "yes." Our expert shows you how to do the unthinkable.
  • PEOPLE ARE AWESOME

    10/14/2014 9:10:10 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    Scary and breathtaking HD Video Terrific Photography This is the closest to "3-D" seen on a computer screen.
  • Four deer make wrong decision - Leap over highway bridge to their deaths

    Athens County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Sedwick had never seen anything like it. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, as he was leaving Athens to head toward Albany to patrol, Sedwick spotted four deer carcasses lying in the middle of the highway exit lane. The bizarre site was on the exit for Ohio Rt. 682 off of Rt. 32/50/33, the main highway through Athens. "I caught something in the corner of my eye as I drove by and it looked like there was something laying in the middle of the road," he said Friday. "So I stopped and backed up - I...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

    10/12/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 12th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • WATCH: Hawk Takes Out Quadcopter Drone, Reclaims the Sky

    10/11/2014 3:05:52 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 5 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Mike Flacy, Digital Trends
    Filmed over Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently, a large hawk gave Amazon a reason to rethink the company’s Prime Air drone delivery initiative. YouTube user and software developer Christopher Schmidt has been taking his Phantom FC40 quadcopter drone out into public areas to fly it around the skies a couple times each week. To capture 1080p video during his weekly flights, Schmidt uses a GoPro Hero 3+ Black attached to his quadcopter drone. However, a large hawk took offense to the quadcopter drone loudly buzzing in the same airspace. The GoPro camera captured the hawk swooping in from...
  • The Talking Boat [funny video]

    10/10/2014 12:59:03 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Dec 6, 2013 | DailySm0ke
    "BRWABLGABLWRABRABLA" ~boat.
  • Michigan's Great Lakes water levels may do something only achieved 4 times in last 154 years

    10/09/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 09, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    Lake Michigan and Lake Huron water levels may do something only achieved four times in the last 154 years. This time of year is normally the season when Great Lakes lake levels begin to fall. Typically evaporation is greater than precipitation and runoff from rivers and streams. So there is normally less water going into Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior at this time of year. On Lakes Michigan-Huron July is typically the high water month. Lake Superior usually sees peak water level in July or August. This year is different. Lakes Michigan-Huron, and Lake Superior have continued to rise, even...
  • The Top 28 Farms for Fall Fun in the US (2014)

    10/08/2014 4:52:46 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    Funtober LLC ^ | Oct 4, 2014
    It’s the first weekend in October and, with rain in the local morning forecast, I set out to find the nation’s classic fall traditions. The farms that are packed with families willing to drive an hour because that’s where they’ve always gone. The cider mills that are cranking out the fresh apple cider and donuts that you will be hankering for every fall for the next thirty years. The locations that draw giant pumpkin farmers and guests from across the region to see who has the heaviest pumpkin. From farms which could be best characterized as amusement parks, to classic...
  • China claims it has the world's largest supercave — but there's competition

    10/08/2014 5:37:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07, 2014 | Yahoo! Travel
    The Miao Room in China’s Gehibe Cave complex. Analyzed with a new laser tracking system, the expanse of this single chamber was recently measured at 380 million cubic feet, making it the world’s largest underground space. To put this in perspective, the single room is nine times the size of the old Houston Astrodome. You could fit four copies of the Great Pyramid of Giza inside it, and still have space for the Washington Monument.
  • For lobster divers, a thrilling hunt can become a deadly catch

    10/07/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 6, 2014 | Megan Nicolai
    ... The lobster season opened Sept. 27, and over the next six days at least five divers died in the ocean off Southern California. Four of the five died while hunting lobster, and the deaths served as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with a sport sometimes known as “bug hunting.” ...
  • Construction worker has his thumb bitten off after putting hand inside tiger cage (Floriduh)

    10/07/2014 8:14:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6 October 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    The owner of the facility, Mario Tabraue, has an up-to-date permit to keep wild animals in captivity. The big cat that mauled the worker remained secure in his cage during the incident. ‘He approached the cage and put his hand in, and the tiger bit his thumb off,’ property manager Whitney Burbank told WESH-TV. ‘There are signs on the cage that say, “Do not approach the cage."’ Happened at Zoological Wildlife Foundation west of Jupiter, Florida Privately owned zoo is home to at least nine big cats, four tigers; visitors are allowed to interact with the animals The habitat was...
  • Wild Kangaroo Street Fight

    Two wild kangaroos were caught on camera fighting on a suburban street in the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Why the Winchester 9mm NATO Bulk Ammo May be Bad for Your Pistol

    10/07/2014 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 20 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 10/1/2014 | Rob Reed
    After the recent ammo drought, it’s good to see relatively cheap bulk pistol ammo returning to store shelves. But ammo buyers need to be aware that not everything is as it seems and not all ammo is created equal. I found this Winchester “150 Round Value Pack” of 9mm NATO 124 gr ammo for sale at my local Gander Mountain for $49.99 recently. That works out to about $16.66 per 50, which is not bad for reloadable brass cased 9mm in the current market. That is, until you read the (very) fine print on the bottom of the box that...
  • Charismatic Minifauna

    10/06/2014 11:13:08 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 10.06.14 8:00 am | Gwen Pearson
    W I R E D cannot be directly posted or excerpted from, but they have a somewhat relaxing article about something called "Nature Zen", in this case recordings about various birdcalls and songs in the early morning in Costa Rica and Queensland Australia (Bewdy!). Lots of links and recordings available at the site, and be careful you do not fall asleep listening to them. :) Ignore the link at the top of the thread, it only leads back to the FR index page -have you donated yet? Here is the link to the article: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/nature-zen-audio-library-of-nature/ Kind of graphics heavy due...
  • Whaler makes history as Barrow's first known woman to take a whale

    10/06/2014 11:40:07 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Jillian Rogers
    Bernadette Adams became the first known woman in Barrow history to harpoon a whale, when she struck the bowhead pictured here 20 miles offshore from the Arctic community. Bernadette Adams remembers pitching fits as a young girl out on the sea ice wanting desperately to go out whaling with her father. With no brothers, her hunting career started at a young age. And last week, she made local history as the first woman in the community to harpoon a bowhead. Usually women don’t go out in boats with the whaling crews. And while community members in Barrow are touting her...
  • Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high

    10/06/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday. Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years. Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strålevern), said: “This year is extreme.” In September, 8200 becquerel per kilo of the radioactive substance Caesium-137 was measured in reindeer from Våga reinlag AS, in Jotunheimen, central Norway. In comparison, the highest amount at the same place...
  • Hiker discovers abandoned Tennessee town untouched and over 100 years old

    10/05/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 3, 2014
    One man made the discovery of a lifetime while out on a recent hike. Jordan Liles, who currently lives in San Diego, California, was in Tennessee back in May 2013 when he decided to take some photos  during a trek through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Those photos turned out to be incredibly interesting when the young man managed to stumble across a seemingly forgotten town in the woods.
  • My First-Hand Experience With Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Ninja-Like Service

    10/05/2014 7:40:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies
    Fool.com ^ | 09/27/2014 | Daniel Sparks
    According to Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S owners are highly satisfied. In fact, the 99 out of 100 owner-satisfaction score gathered from 600 owners is the highest the agency has seen in years. This is somewhat surprising in light of what seems to be a high level of maintenance and service appointments that Model S owners are experiencing. To be fair, much of the maintenance seems to be due to hyperactive proactivity and misdiagnosis as the company learns to properly diagnose problems unique to its electric cars. Still, as a young vehicle manufacturer, there is certainly room for quality control...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 5th, 2014.

    10/05/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 78 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 5th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • The green snot taking over the world's rivers

    10/05/2014 10:23:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 2014 | Larry O'Hanlon
    A strange green organism has spread around the globe, clogging up the world's rivers It began with a few small strange patches of slime, clinging to the rocks of the Heber River in Canada. Within a year, the patches had become thick, blooming mats. Within a few years the mats had grown into a giant green snot. And within a few decades this snot had spread around the world, clogging up rivers as far away as South America, Europe and Australasia. This snot, which is still flourishing today, is caused by a microscopic alga, a diatom that goes by its...
  • The Stunning Video When "Camera On A Drone" Entered An Active Volcano

    10/04/2014 12:24:59 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/04/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week, a bunch of guys from DJIGlobal had a brilliant idea: let's take the infamous "camera on a stick" from Go Pro(laroid), stick it on a drone, and dump the whole thing above the magma caldera of Iceland's most recent active volcanic eruption at Bardarbunga, while filming every step of the way. The resulting video is stunning, even if the camera melted in the process.
  • Valley teen nearly dies from snake bite ( Phoenix )

    10/04/2014 8:38:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    abc15 ^ | Oct 3, 2014
    PHOENIX - Ethan is lucky to be alive after a scary run-in with a rattlesnake while on a hike last month. ... Since the bite, Ethan has been in and out of the hospital receiving treatments for an infection and to have dead skin removed from the wounds. It hasn't been an easy ride, but both Ethan and his father agree it's a lifelong lesson and that you don't truly know how good you've got it until you experience adversity.
  • CAMI Terra Wind Amphibious Motorcoach

    10/02/2014 4:00:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24, 2013 | coolamphibious
    Video Link here
  • 10 U.S. Destinations They Never Told You About In Geography Class

    10/02/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 22, 2014 | Hyundai
    There’s more to this country than just knowing your capitals!
  • Caption Challenge: Surfer Dog

    10/02/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/02/2014 | BBC News
    I roolz... poople droolz
  • Drought-conscious residents turn the water tables on public agencies

    09/30/2014 11:07:24 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Matt Stevens
    The scene captured on video by a onetime aspiring filmmaker had neither actors nor dialogue, but it spoke volumes: A stream of water from a leaking sprinkler pooled on the ground, creating a miniature marsh. Above the glistening pond, silver block letters on the building in the backdrop spelled out: "Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles, Receiving Station K." To Matt Chapman, who gave up his film dreams for a software engineer's more reliable paycheck, it was a case of hypocrisy worth documenting on YouTube. And he's not the only one scrutinizing how public agencies use water....
  • DNR Talks Safety After Hunter Attacked By Bear, More Details Released

    09/29/2014 6:05:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    wdio ^ | 9-29-14 | Laurie Stribling
    Family members said a hunter is undergoing a second surgery after a bear attack in Pine County. Brandon Johnson is from North Branch and was attacked by a wounded bear early Saturday morning. The 9-1-1 call came in after 3:30 a.m. in a remote part of the county called Duxbury. Pine County deputies said Johnson was alone at the time of the attack, but was with a group scattered in the woods. Johnson told deputies he was tracking the wounded bear after bowhunting. Johnson told deputies the animal knocked him to the ground clawing and biting him. Officials with the...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

    09/28/2014 5:03:40 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 80 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/28/2014 3:34:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    When Charlene Warner walks her dog each morning in her neighborhood in upscale Seal Beach, California, she’s terrified she’ll be attacked—not by muggers or gangs, but by coyotes. “They are killing our animals. They are scaring us. I go out every morning with rocks in my pockets, tennis shoes on, mace on my neck, a whistle on my neckand a foghorn on my leash, and I still don’t feel safe,” Ms. Warner said last week in comments before the Seal Beach City Council. She has reason to be nervous. Stories abound in nearby Orange County of dogs and cats snatched...
  • No proof that elks get drunk

    09/28/2014 9:39:10 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Radio Sweden ^ | Sep 24, 2014
    Swedish Radio Science News asked about a dozen researchers, and many say the 200-550 kg animals are simply too large to get drunk on the amount of fermented apples they are reported to eat. Professor Petter Kjellander, expert on wild animals at the agricultural university SLU, says that neither he nor the colleagues he asked has ever come across a test confirming high blood alcohol in an elk. Despite thousands of people all over the world reading about the aggressive "drunk" Swedish elks Petter Kjellander speculates the animals might simply be protecting their stashes of tasty fallen fruit. One elk...
  • North Dakota driver killed as car hits moose

    09/27/2014 7:22:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-26-14 | Forum News
    MICHIGAN, N.D. -- A Fort Totten man is dead and three children are hurt after the car they were in hit a moose late Monday night in northeast North Dakota. North Dakota State Patrol Sgt. Joe Knowski said the 2003 Chevy Cavalier was headed east on U.S. 2 about a mile east of Michigan about 10:05 p.m. when it hit the moose, which was in the middle of the highway. The Cavalier rolled numerous times before coming to rest on the south edge of the roadway, ejecting the driver and all three children, who are 10, 5, and 2, from...
  • Earthquakes reported near Mammoth Mountain volcano

    09/27/2014 5:34:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-27-14 | Amanda Watts
    A flurry of small earthquakes rumbling near the Mammoth Mountain Volcano, have been categorized as "volcanic unrest" by the United States Geological Survey. Nearly three dozen earthquakes ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 3.8 have swarmed the area, northeast of Fresno, California, over the last two days. Earthquake swarms in this region are not uncommon. David Shelly, a seismologist with California Volcano Observatory, said this swarm is "bigger than we've seen recently, but normal in the area." He adds they are keeping a close eye on the movement, "but in the larger scheme of things, it's within in the range of...
  • Snake slithers out of dashboard, forces driver off I-95

    09/26/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    CBS 6 WTVR.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    JARRATT, Va. — A man on his way from New Hampshire to Florida got quite a scare driving down Interstate 95 in Virginia on Friday morning when a snake slithered out from the dashboard of his U-Haul truck. The driver and his passenger pulled off I-95, entered the town of Jarratt, parked the U-Haul at a car dealership and asked for help. “I was sitting at my desk,” Owen Ford employee Jason Lowery said. “A traveler came in and hollered at one of the service technicians ‘I got a snake coming out from behind the dashboard.'” When Lowery jumped up...
  • Massive Herd of Elk in Montana

    09/26/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 24 replies
    1Funny.com ^ | Sept. 13, 2014 | N/A
    This video shows a huge herd crossing the road near Yellowstone. It’s located at Bozeman, MT. We have never seen such a big herd before. Poor little guy at the end. Luckily he finally caught up.
  • Police Kill a Bear Cornered at Urban New Jersey Home

    09/26/2014 6:04:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies
    ny times ^ | May 11, 2006 | TINA KELLEY & RONALD SMOTHERS
    — To Alexis Simms, a custodian at Augusta Elementary School, it was "just a cub, the cutest thing you had ever seen." But to animal control officers and the local police who had tracked it for more than an hour through the closely packed backyards of this Essex County town, it was an addled and frightened black bear that had reared up as if to charge. Taking no chances, the police shot and killed the 218-pound bear about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was the second bear in five days to be killed after wandering into an urban area where a...
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:14:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Geographic Magazine, a publication heretofore not noted for satirical excellence, has published an article that easily could have appeared in The Onion. In fact, it begins by quoting that satirical publication as an authority. In Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color , author Martha Hamilton engages in hand-wringing and navel-gazing (yes, they can be done simultaneously, and for all I know, this might be good exercise) over the relative lack of “people of color” (as opposed to the colorless majority) out looking for exotic avian life. I kid you not: According to the...
  • Spokane Man Attempts to Pet Bull Moose in Cemetery, Big Trouble Ensues

    09/26/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT · by Rio · 37 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 9/23/2014 | Matt Alpert
    A Washington man was arrested on assault and drug charges after trying to pet a bull moose in a cemetery in Spokane over the weekend. On Sunday, a bull moose wandered into the Holy Cross Cemetery, attracting a crowd of onlookers. According to KXYL, Wildlife officers arrived on the scene and tried to disperse the crowd. Most everyone was cooperative. Everyone except for Joshua Patterson. Patterson, 33, tried to pet the moose even after officers ordered him not to. When an officer told Patterson he was under arrest, he refused to comply. Instead, he blew smoke in the officer’s face,...
  • Dog Swimming With Dolphin

    09/26/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    A yellow Labrador from local hotel, called Ben, goes to the pier, jumps off and swims to see his very unusual friend every day. Their friendship has melted hearts of millions and made the island known all over the world.
  • Woman, 65, is attacked by 300-pound bear, fights back and survives

    09/25/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-25-14 | Veronica Rocha
    <p>One minute, Emily Miles was walking her dogs in a Santa Barbara County avocado grove, the next, a hulking 300-pound black bear was sinking its teeth into her left thigh after tackling her to the ground..</p> <p>"Looking at him, I knew he could kill me in an instant," Miles, 65, said in an interview aired by KTLA.</p>
  • Police: PennDOT pay loader taken for drive on I-81

    09/23/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    ABC 27 ^ | September 23, 2014 | Myles Snyder
    SCOTLAND, Pa. (WHTM) - State police in Chambersburg are investigating an incident where someone took an authorized ride on a PennDOT pay loader. The heavy equipment was parked south of Shippensburg last week, but sometime over the weekend was taken for a four-mile drive on Interstate 81. Police said the pay loader was driven from Exit 24 for Fayette Street and ended up in a motel parking lot off the Scotland exit. Investigators believe the unauthorized ride occurred sometime between Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Chambersburg...
  • Southeast NM Flooding: Evacuees return home; Oilfields closed; flash flood watch continues

    09/23/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    KOB Eyewitnes News 4 ^ | 09/22/2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    We're just praying there's no more rain, that our house is going to stay the same. But whatever happens, God has his plan," said Jennica Granger. OILFIELD ROADS FLOODED OUT. People living in Carlsbad caught a break from the rain Monday, but it's little consolation to people who've been hit in the pocketbook by all the flooding. The Pecos River is swollen, bridges are washed over and roads are closed. The San Jose Bridge was overrun by water early Monday morning, and the sidewalk near the bridge was washed out. The water level has gone down along the Pecos River,...