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  • RACCOONS ATTACK COUPLE, DOG IN SAN FRANCISCO

    08/30/2015 10:28:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/21
    In San Francisco's Richmond District, a couple was attacked they say by a pack of raccoons and if it weren't for a neighbor who came to their rescue, they believe they might have been seriously injured. Many neighbors in the area say they don't like going out after 11 p.m., not because they worry about getting mugged, but because they worry about a confrontation with raccoons. Patty Upsavs says she and her husband went out Monday night to let their dog get one last walk and that's when a raccoon pounced. "So I started swinging the dog around trying to...
  • Infestation of Opossums Kills 17 Babies in Venezuelan Birth Ward

    08/19/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Newly-minted parents at Venezuela’s Dr. Luis Razetti Hospital in Anzoátegui are denouncing its maternity ward for killing 17 babies in a week, the victims of sanitation so poor the ward is overtly inhabited by a swarm of opossums. One relative of a dead newborn told El Tiempo that, upon challenging hospital officials regarding the opossums, she was told “the appearance of possums is something normal in the hospital..." ... the reason opossums are so common, says one employee at the hospital, is that sanitation employees have run out of cleaning liquids and necessary maintenance items, leaving them impotent in the...
  • Cecil the lion's cub killed by rival male

    08/10/2015 9:15:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/9/2015 | unknown
    One of Cecil the lion's cubs has reportedly been killed by a rival male who was trying to mate with his mother. Cecil, a 13-year-old lion who was beloved by visitors and park rangers at his home in Zimbabwe, was killed last month by an American dentist on a hunting trip. The death of one of Cecil's eight cubs has raised fears for his remaining offspring, which could also be targeted by the large predatory male lion.
  • Dogs Sniffing Out Giant African Land Snails in South Florida

    08/07/2015 11:43:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Aug 6, 2015
    South Florida is full of exotic animal invaders who have found a home in our hot, humid climate. Iguanas, pythons, tegu lizards and now giant African land snails can all be found here. The snails showed up in Miami in 2011, and have now spread as far north as Davie. Despite their slow speed, these snails spread quickly because they can lay as many as 300 eggs per month, they have no natural predators here, and they eat just about everything that grows in this environment. "That includes everything we grow as food," said Mark Fagan of the Florida Department...
  • GROUSE GETTING BUSY! New Report Says Population Has Rebounded ( Colorado, NM ..)

    08/05/2015 2:13:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | August 5, 2015
    The sage grouse population has exploded in the last two years, growing by nearly two-thirds from more than 49,000 males in 2013 to more than 80,000 this year. ... This is encouraging news for the bird, and for the people whose lives would be turned upside down by the federal government if it still insists on listing the critter as an endangered species on the brink of extinction. The report considered the population across the bird’s 11-state habitat, with specific news on the growth in Colorado numbers ... The report falls on the heels of a gloom and doom forecast...
  • Salt River wild horses to be removed, could face death

    08/04/2015 7:19:42 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 42 replies
    NBC 12 news, Phoenix ^ | 8/3/15 | Monique Griego
    If you're lucky enough, you'll catch a glimpse of them while traveling along the Salt River or visiting Saguaro Lake. The Salt River wild horses offer visitors an awe inspiring view, one that's in danger of being erased. The beloved Salt River wild horses are being removed from the place they have called home for decades and may even face death, according to a notice from the Tonto National Forest. The forest service says it will begin removal of the more than 100 horses on Aug. 7, stating they are "unauthorized livestock" and therefore cannot be there. The removal will...
  • Cecil the Lion's death has probably already resulted in all of his cubs being killed by rival Lion

    08/03/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Traveller 24 ^ | 07/30/2015
    Cape Town - As if the death of Cecil the Lion wasn't bad enough, at least 12 of his cubs are now in danger of being killed by his rivals. NBC News reports that conservation experts who had been tracking Cecil for seven years said that the patriarch's death would no doubt result in a catastrophic cascade of effects, as a new leader of another pride will move in to take over his pride. Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force told The Guardian that Jericho, the next lion in the hierarchy, will most likely kill all of Cecil's...
  • What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil Can Learn from Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill Black Rhino

    08/01/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Full title: Here's What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil the Lion Can Learn from the Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill a Black Rhino Done right, paid hunts for endangered animals can be a huge boon for conservation ... the problem isn't that Palmer paid a lot of money to hunt a lion, it's that he didn't pay enough money, he paid it to the wrong people, and he killed the wrong lion ... American Corey Knowlton paid $350,000 for a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia under the auspices of the Dallas Safari Club...
  • Group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:30:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies
    wfla.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | AP
    <p>An environmental advocacy group is suing Florida’s wildlife-protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall. Speak Up Wekiva filed the lawsuit Friday in Tallahassee. The lawsuit claims the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission violated the state constitution by lifting a two-decade ban on bear hunting. Amendment 5 was passed in 1998 and requires the state to make adequate provision to protect its natural resources. A commission spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Florida outlawed all bear hunting in 1994. But a bear rebound, as well as an increase in the number of nuisance calls and bears killed by cars, were cited as reasons for allowing a new one-week hunt in the fall. There would be a limit of 200 bears total. The lawsuit was first reported by WMFE-FM in Orlando.</p>
  • Missouri Man Shoots 14-foot Python, Larger 18-footer Captured in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:37:00 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Daniel Xu
    Two huge Burmese pythons were caught and killed recently, one by a homeowner in Missouri’s rural Warren County, and the other by a researcher in Florida’s Shark Valley. Burmese pythons are considered to be a highly invasive species across the American Southeast, especially in Everglades National Park, where the slithery creatures have started to colonize. Experts say the snakes threaten native wildlife species like ground-nesting birds, but it seems that the reptiles also have an appetite for domestic animals as well. For days, a massive 14-foot python had stalked a community near Jonesburg, until residents took matters into their own...
  • Cecil the Lion: What If We Find Out Cecil Wasn't Poached?

    08/02/2015 4:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 143 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Unless you live under a rock, there is no way in Hades that you have not heard of Cecil the LionÂ’s dreadful demise. Matter of fact, there has been such an international uproar over his killing that Obama is now slated to do the eulogy at CecilÂ’s funeral. ItÂ’s also been reported that Michelle has already contacted CecilÂ’s pride to give them her and Barack's condolences. ItÂ’s true. Tell everyone. Now, before I give you my two cents as a big game hunter on the Cecil situation, right before I sat down to bang out this screed my editor pointed...
  • New York's Empire State (building light show) highlights endangered animals

    08/02/2015 5:44:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    BBC ^ | August 2, 2015
    The unique display, on one of the world's most recognisable structures, was aimed at sparking conversations about mass extinction. Pictures of snow leopards, tigers and various sea creatures were shown. A 350ft (106m) image of Cecil, the famous lion killed in Zimbabwe earlier this month, also appeared. [Snip] In all 160 species were shown, including marine mammals, insects, and even the shadow of King Kong climbing up the building.
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disney’s got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to “inform” the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal — and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to “love” animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...
  • 2nd American doctor — Dr. Jan Casimir Seski — accused of illegally killing a lion in Zimbabwe

    08/02/2015 2:08:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Jan Casimir Seski may as well close his practise and go into hiding. What is it with American Doctors being psychopaths? #Cecil #BanHunting Dr. Jan Casimir Seski, come on down! You’re the next contestant on, “The Price is Right” “The Mob is Going to Ruin Your Life” over the allegedly illegal killing of a lion in Zimbabwe in April: And photos of other animals killed by Dr. Seski, a gynecological oncologist who directs the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, have begun circulating on social media, and are sure to anger the same mob that went...
  • Who’s Really Responsible for the Killing of Zimbabwe’s Lions and Other Wildlife?

    08/01/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nash Jenkins
    Until 2000 Zimbabwe had a successful wildlife-management program, with many big-game animals flourishing. But by 2003, a staggering 80% of the animals that had lived on Zimbabwean safari camps (which employed firm quotas to regulate animal population sizes) had died. By 2007, there were only 14 private game farms in the country, compared with 620 prior to the land seizures of 2000, according to a National Geographic report. With the protection of private game reserves nearly nonexistent, once abundant wildlife began dying off, hunted by desperate farmers with no other options for sustenance. Despite the passing of harsher laws for...
  • Python Tries to Bite Off More Than It Can Chew by Eating a Whole PORCUPINE - Spikes Puncture Insides

    07/30/2015 4:11:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Simon Tomlinson
    This giant snake died after swallowing a 30lb porcupine – which punctured its insides with its razor-sharp quills. The four-metre African rock python was found beneath a rocky ledge at Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa. Its innards had been lacerated by dozens of quills from the porcupine while trying to digest its meal. Reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller said: 'The exact reasons for the snake's death are not clear.
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Lion Conservation Under Threat - Cecil the Lion The Facts

    07/29/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    African Hunter ^ | July, 2015 | IJ Larivers
    As I read the reports of the killing of the famous Hwange National Park lion, Cecil, by an American client, hunting with a licensed professional hunter, I anticipated a rerun of the Musango Bull incident of a couple of years back. The bull elephant was another rock star of an attraction - in the Matusadona national park. He too was radio collared and he was shot by a sport hunter outside the park. There was within days the anticipated media frenzy over both the Bull and Cecil, but it turned out the two cases were markedly different. One element that...
  • Python Over 18 Feet Long Caught in Everglades National Park

    07/29/2015 8:55:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park. The 18-foot-3-inch python was caught July 9 along the tram road at Shark Valley in the park. The paved loop is used by cyclists and trams taking visitors on wildlife tours through the wetlands. Park officials tell WFOR-TV in Miami that a python researcher caught the female snake, which was euthanized. According to state wildlife officials, the longest python ever caught in Florida was 18 feet 8 inches long. Pythons are not native to Florida, where scientists...
  • Minnesota State Patrol says don't slam on brakes for wildlife. Run them over. (Video)

    07/23/2015 6:33:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    MN Star Tribune ^ | 7-23-2015 | VINEETA SAWKAR
    The ducks, even the ducklings, are expendable. That’s the difficult message from the Minnesota State Patrol in response to a hair-raising video of cars swerving and slamming on the brakes on Interstate 35W to spare a line of ducks waddling across the highway. “I watched that video and I cringed,” said Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson. “People should not stop on the freeway for ducks.” Nielson knows her advice will not be popular with people who think the motorists did the right thing to avoid the birds. “It’s definitely a touchy subject … It’s not very kind, but the risk...
  • Yellowstone Park advises against selfies with bison

    07/23/2015 7:29:27 AM PDT · by McGruff · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/23/2015
    A series of injuries at Yellowstone National Park has officials warning tourists that selfies and bison don't mix. A 43-year-old Mississippi woman was thrown into the air recently after she turned her back on a bison to take a photo of herself with it.
  • Bison attacks woman who was trying to take selfie with it in Yellowstone Park

    07/22/2015 10:42:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed July 22, 2015 | Jethro Mullen
    Visitors to Yellowstone Park seem to be having trouble taking in the message that it's not a good idea to get too close to the wild bison that roam the wilderness. The latest person to find out the hard way is a 43-year-old Mississippi woman who tried to take a selfie with one of the hairy beasts near a trail on Tuesday. She and her daughter turned their backs to the bison, which was about 6 yards away, to take a photo with it, according to the National Park Service. "They heard the bison's footsteps moving toward them and started...
  • Spanish town to put its pigeons on the pill

    07/16/2015 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Jessica Jones
    A town near Barcelona has announced that it is putting its pigeons on contraceptives in order to reduce the growing population of feathered fiends. The Catalan town of Badia del Vallčs announced the plan via a statement on the town hall website. "Every morning, three automatic dispensers will scatter the required dosage to the pigeon population," said the statement. Each pigeon will be fed 10 grams of Ovistop, a product made of corn seeds covered in Nicarbazin, which acts as a contraceptive for the birds. The first dispenser was installed on Monday July 13th near the town's Civil Guard headquarters,...
  • Baby Turtles Hatch, Tumble, and Swim [video]

    07/09/2015 7:17:00 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 18 replies
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  • Poached Alligator Identified as Southeast Texas Man's Killer

    07/07/2015 1:44:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 6, 2015
    An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina. Texas game officials say the alligator was shot in the head and killed Monday afternoon in Adams Bayou in Orange, near where Tommie Woodward's maimed body was found early Friday. Justice of the Peace Rodney Price of Orange County Precinct 4 said remains found inside the carcass were identified as those of the 28-year-old Orange man. An autopsy determined Woodward died by drowning but lost his left arm below the...
  • Man Is Killed by Alligator in Texas While Swimming, Despite Warnings From Local Officials Not to

    07/04/2015 1:32:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 88 replies
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    Orange County Police were called to Burkart’s Marina near the Louisiana state line early Friday morning.... Orange County Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told CNN affiliate KFDM that Woodward ignored verbal warnings and a posted “No Swimming Alligators” sign and seemed to mock the deadly creatures before going in the water. “He removed his shirt, removed his billfold … someone shouted a warning and he said ‘blank the alligators’ and jumped into the water and almost immediately yelled for help,” Price said. The “No Swimming Alligators” sign was posted this week after a 10-foot alligator was spotted in the...
  • This is the smallest African wild cat, the black-footed cat... (Beautiful cat alert)

    07/01/2015 10:38:51 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 89 replies
    IMGUR ^ | June 30, 2015 | KittyInTheCity
    More pics here: This is the smallest...
  • Brown bear shot and killed in Kodiak after it charged man

    06/25/2015 5:20:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 June, 2015 | Tegan Hanlon
    A Kodiak man shot and killed a brown bear Sunday night after it tipped a nearby trash can, returned to the area and charged him, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Nate Svoboda, Fish and Game biologist, said he met with the man Tuesday night and they "walked through the whole scenario." Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, the man said he was in bed when he heard a loud crash outside his window. He went outside and found a garbage container on its side. Trash covered his yard, Svoboda said. "So the individual grabbed his pistol and started...
  • Raccoon Rides Alligator in Photo From Florida's Ocala National Forest

    06/15/2015 10:07:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | June 15, 2015 | Kate Stanton
    Richard Jones was exploring Ocala National Forest with his family when they captured a photo of a raccoon balancing on an alligator.A Florida man exploring Ocala National Forest has captured an unusual photo of what appears to be a raccoon riding an alligator. Richard Jones, of Palatka, told several local media outlets Sunday that he and his family were searching the Oaklawaha River for alligators, when his son accidentally startled a raccoon out of its hiding place. "It must have been asleep because it stumbled toward the water and hoped on top of the gator we were watching," Jones...
  • So you think you can outrun a grizzly bear?

    06/06/2015 4:36:33 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 44 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 10/30/14 | VideoSaidr
    So you think you can outrun a grizzly bear? Female adult grizzly bear (known as bear 610) sprints across the Willow Flats of Grand Teton National Park to reunite with her cubs. How fast does she run?
  • Second Yellowstone visitor injured by bison

    06/02/2015 7:39:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    krgv ^ | 6-2-2015 | cnn
    The sheer size and wildness of Yellowstone National Park's signature bison provide a magnificent subject for camera-toting tourists. But officials caution visitors not to come within 25 yards of the animals, noting that they are unpredictable and able to sprint three times faster than people can run. A 62-year-old Australian man who ventured to within 3 to 5 feet of one bison was seriously injured Tuesday when the animal charged and tossed him into the air several times, park officials said in a statement. This is the second such incident within weeks. A 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student was gored by...
  • Invasive lizards in Florida are eating cats

    06/02/2015 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.aol.com ^ | Apr 15th 2015 5:32PM | Staff
    Florida has a big lizard problem. Between lion fish and Burmese pythons, Florida has a lot of invasive species problems -- and the newest is massive Nile Monitor Lizards. Nile Monitor Lizards can grow to be almost 6 feet in length and weigh 33 pounds. They're mostly found in Northern Africa, but some households take them in as pets. The "pets" are often let loose after getting too big, so they wind up on the streets. But that's not the only problem -- they start eating things, like neighbors' cats.
  • American woman killed in South Africa lion attack

    06/01/2015 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1 June 2015 | CBS News
    JOHANNESBURG -- A lion killed an American woman and injured a man driving through a private wildlife park in Johannesburg on Monday, a park official said. The attack occurred at around 2:30 p.m. when a lioness approached the passenger side of the vehicle as the woman took photos and then lunged, said Scott Simpson, assistant operations manager at the Lion Park. "They had their windows all the way down, which is strictly against policy," he said. "The lion bit the lady through the window." The driver then tried to punch the lion and was scratched by the animal. Park staff...
  • Fire ants invade North Texas with heavy rains

    05/27/2015 1:58:36 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 114 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Philip Townsend
    The ants take turns walking on one another to stay out of the water and survive. They eventually build dense circles like the one Nathan captured on his phone. "I was floored when I saw them," said Nathan's dad, Dwayne. "I had never seen anything like that."
  • New Mexico ranchers, farmers sue over jaguar border habitat

    05/22/2015 9:17:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2015 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    The setting aside of critical habitat for the endangered jaguar in New Mexico was an “unlawful, arbitrary and capricious” action by federal authorities and needs to be overturned, a new lawsuit says. ... In March 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set aside nearly 1,200 square miles along the U.S.-Mexico border as habitat essential for the conservation of the jaguar. Federal officials acknowledged last year when they made the designation that no female jaguars or breeding had been documented in the U.S. in more than 50 years. ... Reed Hopper, another attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, said the federal...
  • Geese Police patrol National Mall on four legs

    05/17/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    bignewsnetwork ^ | 15th May, 2015
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Park Service officials fed up with goose droppings on the National Mall in Washington are calling for backup -- the four-legged enforcers known as the Geese Police. Parks officials announced Thursday the Geese Police -- who are not actual police but rather a group of border collies trained to ward off trespassing water fowl -- will be patrolling the National Mall to keep the geese from befouling National Mall landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial. The officials said just one goose can leave behind 2-3 pounds of feces in a single day and the unwanted excrement can...
  • For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts (operation fish-lift alert)

    05/17/2015 10:05:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies
    AP ^ | May 16, 2015 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride. State and federal wildlife agencies in California are deploying what they say is the biggest fish-lift in the state's history through this month, rolling out convoys of tanker trucks to transport a generation of hatchery salmon downstream to the San Francisco Bay.
  • Canada: Man Killed by Bear in British Columbia

    05/16/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from From facebook.com/wardho Ward and Jami   A young Canadian was killed in what appears to be a predatory black bear attack in British Columbia, near Mckenzie, Canada.  From vancouverson.com: O'Connor slept outdoors Saturday night while his fiancée slept in their motorhome. After O'Connor's fiancée woke up Sunday she exited the motorhome, realized something was wrong and went to get help, said McLintock, in a news release. When RCMP and conservation officers arrived, they shot and killed one lone wolf and one male black bear that was about 300 pounds in weight.   300 pound black bear in...
  • Wild Boar Smashes Through Clothing Store Ceiling

    05/11/2015 1:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Talk about a consumer culture gone wild. A Hong Kong shopping mall received a visit from a ham-fisted customer on Sunday when a wild boar wandered in and got trapped inside a children’s clothing store. Video aired by local TV stations showed the boar, which had apparently climbed up a ladder in the shop’s back room, punching a hole through the showroom’s false ceiling with a hoof.
  • Alligator triggers fatal crash on I-10 East near Bayou Sauvage, police say

    05/09/2015 5:08:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A van struck an alligator on I-10 East, police say, triggering an accident that left one man dead. The accident happened just after 4 a.m. Friday on I-10 East near Michoud Boulevard. Officers believe that a van was traveling eastbound in the center lane of the highway when the driver struck a 5-foot alligator on the road. The van came to a complete stop after hitting the alligator and was rear-ended by a second vehicle, New Orleans police say. The driver of the second vehicle, identified only as a Mississippi man, was killed in the accident....
  • Texas Game Wardens Investigate Killing of 11-Foot Alligator

    05/07/2015 10:04:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 7, 2015
    Game wardens in Central Texas are trying to determine who killed an 11-foot alligator along the Lampasas River. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Thursday announced the investigation in an area above the Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, near Belton. 400-Pound Gator Moved From Texas Pond to Preserve Authorities did not immediately provide additional information on when or how the alligator died or details on the carcass. Texas law requires alligator hunters to be licensed, have permission from the landowner and secure a tag purchased upon harvest of the animal. The alligator must be hunted during open season for the area,...
  • Bobcat Catches Shark At Popular Florida Beach And Becomes Dinner

    04/07/2015 6:42:06 PM PDT · by seantruet · 90 replies
    albasun ^ | 08.04.2015 | Sean Truett
    CAT-FISHED! Something you don't see every day... I don't know who is more shocked, Us or the Shark!? Read more at http://www.albasun.com/2015/04/shark-attacked-by-bobcat-at-florida-beach.html
  • Bumblebees!!!

    04/06/2015 9:00:54 PM PDT · by djf · 78 replies
    4/6/2015 | djf
    Now I have (and have had it for a while) a birdhouse right next to my back door. Early in the spring, I checked it -but nothing seemed to be happening. There was an old nest inside from last year when I had the privilege of watching a pair of chickadees raise there young one. About two or three weeks ago, I stepped outside about 2 AM just to see the weather, etc., and I heard a sound - it was like a buzzing. I realized it was coming from the birdhouse, and thought it might be wasps which I...
  • Giant alligator is back at Florida golf course, and he’s hungry

    03/28/2015 2:40:28 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 52 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/27/15 | Jonathan Tully
    ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — That massive alligator is back on a golf course, and he appears to be hungry. Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood posted photos of the gator the staff calls “Goliath” (good name for him) on the golf course’s Facebook page. This time, the big guy is apparently in the process of devouring a turtle.
  • DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

    03/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state's wildlife may "cultivate a taste" for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That's according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "I deal in facts. I deal in science," said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who's been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the "marijuana eradication" team...
  • Leopard Kills A Baboon, Discovers Her Baby And Then Protects It! Very Emotional!!!

    03/21/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by seantruet · 23 replies
    albasun ^ | seantruet
    Mercy in Nature, but no Mercy in Humanity, Somethings wrong...
  • Unbelievably Cute Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered

    03/20/2015 8:14:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 19, 2015 | Carrie Arnold
    You could call it one of the world's longest games of hide and seek. For more than 20 years, the Ili pika (Ochotona iliensis), a type of tiny, mountain-dwelling mammal with a teddy bear face, had eluded scientists in the Tianshan Mountains (map) of northwestern China.
  • White-tailed deer shown to raid nests, eat eggs and baby birds, USGS reports

    03/06/2015 4:21:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 84 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 3-6-15 | Todd Masson
    Seeing fewer quail on your hunting lease? Maybe it's time you stop pointing the finger at coyotes, raccoons and fire ants and place the blame on your murderous herd of white-tailed deer. Believe it or not, researchers have discovered deer will raid the happy homes of ground-nesting birds and enjoy a nice breakfast of eggs or fledglings. Pam Pietz, a wildlife biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in North Dakota, set up miniature video cameras that ran 24 hours a day to document the fate of grassland songbird nests, according to the USGS. She was...
  • Native Americans Call on Buffalo, NY to Change Its "Racist" Name

    03/06/2015 2:24:10 PM PST · by rightistight · 102 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/6/15 | Aurelius
    Mark Beasley, a member of the Navajo Nation, has started a petition for Buffalo, NY to change its "racist and offensive" name. According to Beasley, he speaks for his "Native American colleagues." Beasley writes in his petition that "Buffalo is the name of the animal that was driven almost to extinction by the non-Native forces in order to annihilate and drive out my ancestors from the American landscape." Further, "Within only a few years from the beginning of the campaign, all Native nations were driven off their lands and into reservations, where we have prior and since been unduly subjugated...
  • VIDEO Lion opens family’s car door at safari park

    03/05/2015 12:01:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/05/15 | COX
    One curious lion came right up to the family’s car, peered in and then managed to open the car door with its mouth.