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  • What Makes People Look Like Their Pets?

    08/20/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The eyes are a window to the ego.f ever you overhear someone comparing you to a dog, chances are it’s not a compliment. Yes, there’s the famous loyalty of dogs, their unbridled enthusiasm for life, their boundless love and devotion, their fierce protectiveness—qualities that any of us would be lucky to possess at even a modicum of their standard manifestation in the canine. Typically, though, it’s meant as a slight and a reference to some especially animalistic aspect of our four-legged friends. That assertive woman people call a “bitch,” for instance (a term that has always struck me as being...
  • Stray Cat Problem: What Would You Do?

    08/20/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT · by jespasinthru · 102 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/20/2014 | jespasinthru
    Vanity
  • When You Put A Doberman On A Playground Slide, The Results Are Not Always Predictable [Video]

    08/19/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    An owner of two Dobermans thought it would be amusing to take the dogs to a playground and see what happens when he put them on a slide there. Somewhere in the end, a lesson was learned. Maybe. Don’t worry, no one was hurt — neither human nor canine — in making this video, which is going viral today. But it does show that a Doberman can exercise basic common sense. Well, sort of. “It was my stepson 23 yrs old that went up the steps & had the dogs follow him up and PERSUADED THEM TO SLIDE,” wrote Sherry...
  • Suki the Agility Cat Will Amaze You

    08/19/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Halopets ^ | Unknown | Caroline Golon
    Dogs aren’t the only animals that can amaze and delight with their agility skills. Suki, a two-year-old cat in the Czech Republic, has been running agility courses since she was just a kitten.
  • California Woman Climbs Into Zoo’s Giraffe Pen, Gets Kicked In The Face

    08/17/2014 8:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | August 17, 2014
    MADISON, Wis. – Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. ... giraffe’s are capable of killing lions, so the woman was fortunate that her injuries were not life threatening.
  • Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

    08/17/2014 7:49:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Agu 17, 2014 | AP
    A Pennsylvania woman's fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war. Veronica Covatch, 53, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been trying to get her 5-year-old sheltie back since April, when she said the dog escaped from her friend's back yard in Columbus, Ohio. Covatch said her dog, Piper, was picked up by Franklin County Animal Control and then turned over to Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue in Columbus in April, even though Covatch said a microchip in her dog would have shown she was the owner.
  • The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke For Pets

    08/17/2014 12:18:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 86 replies
    Though the dangers secondhand smoke poses to humans are well documented and understood, many smokers still subject their pets to these hazards on a daily basis. It is becoming increasingly apparent, however, that doing so puts our furry friends in harm's way as much as it does us. As recently as 2006, the Surgeon General's Annual Report stated that secondhand smoke puts pets at risk, and numerous professional organizations have issued statements encouraging pet owners to keep their homes smoke-free for the benefit of their animals. If you're considering quitting smoking but need a bit more motivation, think of the health benefits...
  • Watch Giant Crocodile Chase Boy Swimmer

    08/17/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2014
    This video footage captures a boy swimming with a huge crocodile chasing him. The incident is believed to have happened in Mexico.
  • Funny cat walking across "bridge" (gif via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | ricebowlinseoul
    Link via Imgur
  • Happy girl, unhappy "uni-cat" (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:58:52 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | vanillamasala
    Link
  • Jewel Eyed Cat in Peru (Pic via Imgur)

    08/17/2014 10:51:18 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    Reddit via Imgur ^ | August 16, 2014 | fuzzybearcow
    Link
  • Boston Researchers Train Bees To Detect Diabetes

    08/16/2014 7:30:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Dr. Mallika Marshall
    “Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, not only in the U.S. but worldwide,” says Dr. Allison Goldfine, a diabetes specialist at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is helping foreign graduate students Tobias Horstmann and Juliet Phillips with their research project. They’re trying to use bees to sniff out diabetes. In collaboration with the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, they are using a device to house the bees and observe the bees’ reaction. If a patient breathes into the device and acetone is detected, the bees stick out their tongues in response.
  • AK Beat: Killer whale sends sea lion flying

    08/16/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 16, 2014
    Sea lion goes flying in video: Guests aboard an Anglers Adventures charter out of Ketchikan got to see more than just scenery Friday morning when their vessel, the F/V Sierra Dawn, attracted a sea lion being stalked by an orca.
  • 100 Tuxedo Cats Left at Shelter

    08/16/2014 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    If you're partial to black and white "tuxedo" cats, an animal shelter in Novato, Calif., would like to talk. It seems someone has dropped off more than 100 of the cats over the last 18 months. The last dropoff occurred Monday, when a car pulled up to the Marin Humane Society and left behind three boxes with 24 cats. It was the fourth such occurrence in the last 18 months. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that all the cats, which range in age from kitten to full-grown, appeared to be in good health, with no fleas or diseases. The unidentified...
  • A ‘purr-fect’ day to adopt a black cat (Aug 17th)

    08/16/2014 12:29:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Sleek, majestic, playful and cuddly—what’s not to like about a black cat? This Sunday, Aug. 17, is National Black Cat Appreciation Day, a time to recognize the fine features of these felines and to encourage the adoption of black cats. A black cat is not a specific breed. The Cat Fanciers Association allows solid black coloring in 22 of its recognized breeds. The only breed with all-black felines is the Bombay, produced by mating a Burmese with a black American shorthair.
  • Hero dog dies after saving drowning boy

    08/15/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 13 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | 14 Aug 2014 11:26 GMT+02:00
    A dog has been hailed a hero after saving a five-year-old boy from drowning in the sea along Italy’s Adriatic coast, but minutes later died himself. Barillo, an eight-year-old mestizo dog, started barking after seeing the child struggling in the sea at San Benedetto del Tronto in the Marche region, and jumped straight in after failing to get the attention of his owner, La Stampa reported. Along with another swimmer, the dog managed to bring the boy to safety, but then drowned before reaching the shore after swallowing too much water. The incident happened on Sunday after the child, who...
  • Starving Wolves Feed on Villagers’ Ears

    08/15/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, August 15, 2014
    Severe draught may have forced the pack to enter the village looking for foodA pack of wolves landed in a small farming community in China to find food following severe draught and left six people with horrific injuries. This was the worst attack in decades, when some of them lost their ears and others suffered facial injuries, according to a report in mirror.co.uk Residents managed to flee, but not before being attacked by the pack. Some received cuts on their chest and limbs, as well. After the people left, the wolves killed several animals.
  • AK Beat: Should we be worried about 'grolar' bears?

    08/15/2014 11:39:28 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 23 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 15, 2014
    Are hybrids -- such as polar/grizzly bear offspring -- a bad thing? Conventional wisdom suggests that when an endangered species -- such as a polar bear -- mates with a close relative -- such as a grizzly, or brown, bear -- the resulting hybrid speeds the endangered party to the affair along the path to extinction more quickly. In fact, creatures like the one described -- called “pizzly” or “grolar” bears -- already exist. But perhaps hybridization isn’t as bad as biologists feared, a possibility the New York Times explores in a lengthy Sunday magazine piece titled “Should You Fear...
  • Mother, Daughter Trapped by Aggressive House Cat

    08/15/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    10News ^ | Aug 12, 2014
    Officers got into a standoff with an enraged cat early Tuesday morning after it allegedly trapped its owners in the bedroom of their Chula Vista home. According to Chula Vista police, a woman and her adult daughter called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report that they had barricaded themselves inside a bedroom in the 4000 block of Neptune Court because their cat would not let them out. They told emergency dispatchers that when they tried to exit the room, the cat became furious. Officers responded and tried coaxing the cat, named "Cuppy," by softly calling it, until it eventually...
  • The Feline Uprising Is Upon Us

    08/15/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jessica Roy
    The feline uprising is upon us, and to be fair, it's about damn time. Our cat companions have suffered for too long at the hands of the internet, as we rush to monetize their every move. Have you ever stopped and considered the fact that maybe they don't want to be internet famous? While we continue to ignore their right to privacy, cats across the nation are rising up against their owners to say: We're mad as hell, and we're not gonna take it anymore, and also, meow, please give us more dry food. Earlier this year, a 20-pound cat...
  • Minneapolis girl attacked, chased by otter in Wisconsin lake

    08/15/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 58 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-14-14 | Andy Rathbun
    It was a fun time at the lake -- until the otter arrived. After spending about an hour swimming with friends in Bone Lake near Luck, Wis., on Saturday, Rory Kliewer began to climb a ladder onto a dock when she suddenly felt something bite her backside and thigh. "I thought it was a northern pike," the 12-year-old Minneapolis girl said Wednesday. "I thought a fish was after me." As she threw the creature off of her, she realized that the animal was an otter -- later estimated at 3 1/2 feet long and about 40 pounds. "It was a...
  • Soldiers reunited with dogs and cats they rescued in Afghanistan

    08/15/2014 2:36:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    KDVR ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | CNN Wire
    When a litter of puppies was born on the base where Caba served, the animals provided just the relief he needed. But a few months later, the soldiers’ tour was coming to an end. Determined not to leave the dogs behind, they searched for a way to get them to America. That’s when Caba was connected with Nowzad Dogs. Since 2007, the organization has reunited hundreds of soldiers with the stray dogs and cats they rescued while serving on the front lines. The group’s shelter and clinic in Kabul are staffed by 14 Afghan nationals, four of whom are trained...
  • 23 silly cat tongues to rule them all [photos]

    08/14/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    MNN ^ | Jun 23, 2014
    Catching them with their jaws down It's a phenomenon that cat enthusiasts eagerly await — the moment when a beloved feline lets down its guard and allows its tiny pink tongue to hang absent-mindedly out of its mouth. This often happens when the kitty is deep in sleep (as seen above) or following a fastidious licking bath (below), but one thing everyone knows for certain is that the longer the tongue stays out the kitty's mouth, the more magical (and hilarious) the moment becomes. Sometimes these silly moments only last a couple seconds, so the cat's human inevitably makes a...
  • Manitoba cat on run for weeks is trapped safely (Head stuck in contraption)

    08/14/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | August 10, 2014
    BRANDON, MAN.—A Manitoba cat has been safely trapped after evading capture for weeks with what was believed to be a bird feeder stuck on its head. According to the Brandon and Area Lost Animals group, Butterscotch is in good shape considering his ordeal and was being treated at the Grand Valley Animal Clinic. Rescuers were originally concerned the ginger-and-white cat couldn’t eat or drink because of the device, but they later said they believed it could do both. Toni Gramiak with the animal group said it now appears the device was actually an insect catcher, not a bird feeder. She...
  • Vote for your favorite Kitty video - The Friskies

    08/13/2014 6:28:37 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Every vote kitty food will be donated to less fortunate cats.
  • A 12-Year-Old Girl Just Made $100,000 By Selling Her Grand Champion Steer

    08/13/2014 3:07:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 13, 2014
    When you and I were 12, we were really lucky to make $10 selling lemonade on even the hottest of days. But one very special 12-year-old isn’t making the big bucks on shilling drinks — she’s just sold a grand champion steer for a whopping $100,000.
  • World's oldest eel dies in Swedish well[155]

    08/13/2014 11:28:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    The Local ^ | 08 Aug 2014 | The Local
    The world's oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155. Some people have ghosts in their attics. Tomas Kjellman, resident in the little fishing town of Brantevik in Skåne, has always had an eel in his well. "My family bought the cottage in 1962, and we always knew the housepet was included," Kjellman told The Local. Its presence has been well-documented for more than a century. But no more. "Of course it's sad. I have memories of the eel from when I was a child," Kjellman said. The eel featured in...
  • The Best of Bobo Cat and the Vacuum Cleaner (Compilation)

    08/13/2014 4:19:02 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    The Best of Bobo Cat and the Vacuum Cleaner (Compilation)
  • San Francisco Zoo Names Howler Monkey for Robin Williams

    08/12/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Robin Williams was known for making his audiences howl. That belly-laughing spirit is behind Williams' namesake at the San Francisco Zoo, which named a Howler monkey after the comedian in June. "He's been such a friend and zoo supporter," zoo spokesman Danny Latham said on Tuesday. Williams helped an auctioneer raise money for the zoo last year, and Executive Director Tanya M. Peterson wanted to thank him with the monkey honor before his visit there two months ago. She picked the Howler, Latham said, because it was "loud and hairy," which Williams identified with "almost immediately." The zoo posted a...
  • These Two Got Off To A Rocky Start But Now They Can’t Live Without Each Other..

    08/12/2014 4:39:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Who would have thought that a duck and a dog would become best friends? Well, these two did and are now inseparable, though it should be noted that their relationship took time to develop. As you will see in the images and videos that follow, things didn’t go smoothly at the beginning.
  • Butterscotch the cat no longer has head stuck in bird feeder

    08/12/2014 12:01:03 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 9, 2014 | CBCnews
    Butterscotch, the Brandon cat with a bird feeder stuck on his head, has been caught and is no longer wearing the bird feeder that has been stuck on his head for about the last two weeks. BALA, the Brandon and Area Lost Animals group that has been trying to trap the feline, posted Saturday on its Facebook page that Butterscotch is safe. The group said Butterscotch is being checked out by the Grand Valley Animal Clinic and he's in good shape. The posting said while Butterscotch was in the trap, he broke the bird feeder, "exposing his handsome face to...
  • Watch This Pit Bull Tickle Her Human Baby Brother. Pure Giggling Joy Follows…

    08/11/2014 3:51:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t enjoy watching the video below. In fact, as it is Friday, I highly recommend that anyone who’s had a stressful or merely exhausting week watch it several times in quick succession. You’ll thank me later…
  • Dogs joyriding in the summer

    08/11/2014 7:15:34 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | NA
    If there's one thing dogs love, it's going on car rides together with their best human buddy. There's something about dog ears flapping in the wind that makes car rides seem like total relaxation time for them. Plus wind going in their mouths is hilarious.
  • German Shepherd, Missing Since Pit Bull Attack, Found (Video)

    08/09/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, August 6 | Kale Williams
    A 3-year-old German shepherd named Max that went missing following an attack by a pit bull named Red in Sacramento is back home with his family, FOX40 reported. In footage captured by a passing motorist’s dashboard camera, Red can be seen nipping at Max as the pit bull’s owner, Mike Lindstrom, tries to pacify the dog on Sunday afternoon. Red at one point turns his aggression toward his owner, pouncing on him and knocking him to the ground.
  • MUST SEE: Large python that has been eating Port St. Lucie neighborhood's cats captured by cops

    08/09/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Channel 12 News ^ | 8-9-14 | Victoria Price
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Cats have been disappearing in one Port St. Lucie neighborhood so when Sergeant John Holman was called to the 600 block of SE Faith Terrace Friday morning for a report of another deceased cat, he made a startling discovery. Hiding in some brush, Sgt. Holman spotted a 12-foot long 120-pound Burmese Python. Neighbors believe the large snake has been feasting on their felines. The Sergeant called for backup to help get the large predator from the brush. Cops say the snake belongs to a person who lives near by. No charges have been filed as...
  • Grandpa Gets a Puppy

    In what is simply a heart-warming video rapidly being shared on Facebook, Davy Vanhaesendonck and his family shared a special gift with his grandfather. After a marriage of 63 years together, grandma past away on July 26th 2014 after a short, but intense disease. Grandpa also lost his doggy all within 4 months.
  • Bear spotted walking upright is real, and probably injured, officials say

    08/09/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8-8-14 | Alex Napoliello
    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A bear walking upright around a township development that has become an Internet sensation is injured and needs to be left alone, according to wildlife officials monitoring the situation. The black bear has an injury to both front legs, including its paws and possibly an elbow, said Tracy Leaver, the executive director of the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. There's no official cause of how the bear got injured. Kelcey Burguess, a black bear biologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, said he most likely "got hit by a car." Burguess said the bear is expected...
  • Cat owners, celebrate International Cat Day (Dog day is Aug 26)

    08/08/2014 11:39:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    It's International Cat Day, feline lovers. Time to celebrate those furry friends. According to the website Days of the Year, about 500 million cats are scurrying around the world. And dog lovers - your day is Aug. 26.
  • Possible Mountain Lion In My Area

    08/08/2014 7:47:16 PM PDT · by SolidRedState · 100 replies
    Me ^ | 08/08/2014 | SolidRedState
    So here's a story and you can tell me if I am bat s*** crazy or you can laugh or whatever. My wife and I walk along a rural paved road in the evening about a half mile and turn around and come back. We have corn and bean fields on each side and nice wide ditches. One evening about 2 weeks ago on a Monday we were walking back and noticed a dead deer in the ditch on the far side. At first we thought it must have been hut by a car. The strange thing was that it...
  • Columbia River dilemma: Kill cormorants to save fish?

    08/08/2014 4:38:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Columbian ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | AP
    Now, the population of the cormorants on East Sand Island has burgeoned from about 100 breeding pairs to 14,900, and a federal agency wants to have thousands of the seabirds shot to protect the fish, including some that are protected or endangered. The birds eat lots of endangered wild fish, as well as hatchery stocks — an estimated 11 million a year — mainly in May as the young fish head for their years in the ocean. In June, the corps released its plan to kill 16,000 of the birds. A public comment period has been extended to Aug. 19....
  • This Dog Is Picky About His Treats--Don't Say 'Obama'

    08/08/2014 4:30:46 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 0807/2014 | CNS News
    Video at link. The dog will take a treat from anyone but "Barak Obama".
  • Your Daily Dose Of Cutness

    08/08/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT · by mountn man · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | CutiesNFuzzies
    Youtube-Porcupine Who Thinks He's A Puppy
  • See It: Video Showing New Jersey Bear Walking Like A Human Goes Viral

    08/08/2014 8:42:04 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 22 replies
    Apparently, bears do a lot of things in the woods, including walking upright like a human. A home video showing a black bear on its hind legs has been viewed on YouTube than 52,000 times. The New Jersey black bear strolls across a street, peeks into a trash can and generally just ambles along in a Jefferson Township neighborhood. A woman who answered the phone after hours at the Jefferson police department, but declined to giver her name, laughed when the Daily News called for comment. “We’ve all seen it here in the office,” she said of the video. Asked...
  • Sheriff Joe is At It Again

    08/08/2014 7:48:23 AM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    KEReport.com ^ | 08/07/2014 | Al Korlein
    Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay. The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who’d like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of...
  • Family pet shot in the head by plainclothes cops searching at wrong address

    08/07/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · by Altariel · 87 replies
    Police State USA ^ | August 6, 2014 | Site Staff
    ERIE COUNTY, NY — (EXCLUSIVE) — A family was traumatized when gun-wielding police officers walked onto their quiet property and shot their dog in the head while looking for a man who did not live there. Megan Shimburski, 25, was spending a quiet afternoon with her children at her parents’ countryside East Concord residence on July 25, 2014. It was a normal day, she said, which involved watching her 5-year-old daughter play behind the house with their dog, as her infant son lied in a playpen inside the house. Ms. Shimburski’s parents, John Shimburski and Martha Spaulding, were not at...
  • Heartless thug who kicked a squirrel into the Grand Canyon has a £10,000 bounty put on his head

    08/06/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 69 replies
    UK Mail on Line ^ | Aug 6th | Corey Charlton
    Man, allegedly French, filmed kicking squirrel off edge of the Grand Canyon Topless man lured the squirrel to the edge using trail of breadcrumbs Animal rights charity PETA has now posted a £10,000 for his arrest The heartless thug who kicked a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in a Youtube clip has a £10,000 bounty on his head thanks to furious animal activists. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), famous for its shock tactics and ads containing scantily clad women, are on the hunt for the man shown in the video.
  • Dog passes out from overwhelming joy

    A pet dog's reaction to a family member returning home after 2 years... which in fairness is 14 years in dog years.
  • Violent Dog Attack Caught on Camera (Video, Dogs of Peace)

    Video at link begins with video of the pit bull being loving towards it's owners as the newscaster relates that the owners say this dog is the friendliest dog you are likely to meet. This footage appears to have been taken some time after the attack. The next footage shows a private dashcam view of an earlier incident when the pit bull (he "got out") was attacking a leashed german shepherd. The pit bull's owner tries to stop the attack and the pit bull pounces on him, high in the torso, knocking him down hard on the pavement. The german...
  • New Mexico man almost loses genitals in pitbull attack

    08/06/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 8/4/14 | Joseph Kolb
    A New Mexico man almost lost his genitals to a dog bite when a 90-pound (40-kg) mixed breed pitbull attacked his eight-year-old daughter and he intervened to rescue her, police said on Sunday.
  • Brutus the giant crocodile attacks shark in Australia

    08/06/2014 1:26:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | August 6, 2014
    Tourists in northern Australia have been left stunned by two fierce animals going head-to-head -- a massive saltwater crocodile wrestling with a bull shark in its jaws. ... Brutus, who is thought to be about 80 years old and is missing a front leg and most of his teeth, is well known in the area, and the Northern Territory News described the battle as "Jaws v Claws". Speculation is that the prospect of a fish dinner was tasty revenge for a croc that was thought to have lost his limb to one of the sharks who inhabit nearby waters. "But...