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  • Great Lakes and Wyoming wolves at risk of delisting from Endangered Species Act

    09/27/2016 4:46:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Capital Times ^ | Sep 25, 2016 | PATRICIA RANDOLPH
    “This is not a biological issue. It is a political issue…we want wolves gone.” ~ Statements made at the Sen. Tom Tiffany/Rep. Adam Jarchow Sept. 15 Great Lakes Wolf Summit The actions and legislation of this U.S. Congress make me realize that hunters think that wilderness is a federally financed shooting range with roads leading across it from all directions, dogs fighting bears and wolves, forests emptied using steel-jaw traps, and living animals lined up for target practice. Until the 90 percent of us who do not kill wildlife realize that “hunting” has morphed from a way to gather food...
  • Yellow-billed cuckoos seen two times in Delta County ( Colorado - UN Agenda 21 )

    09/26/2016 8:20:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 25, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    There were two sightings of Western yellow-billed cuckoos this year, both in Delta County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. The secretive birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating parts of western Colorado as critical habitat for the migratory bird, including lands along the Colorado River through Mesa County. Sightings which frequently involve people hearing the cuckoos distinctive klak-klak sound have been recorded in Mesa and Delta counties in previous years. ... We have changed the initial map due to comments from the proposed...
  • He tried to take a ride on a manatee. Then he took a ride to jail

    09/26/2016 6:02:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    FWC Officer Courtney Baumgartner went to the Islamorada Library Beach, a small park off mile marker 81.5, around noon Friday when witnesses reported that a man in a creek was touching two adult manatees and their two calves. Its against the law to molest manatees. A witness advised the defendant that making contact with manatees was against the law, but the man reportedly declared, Im riding it! ... Massengale denied being warned away from the protected marine mammal and became verbally combative, FWC Officer Bobby Dube, an agency spokesman, said.... Although the FWC officer planned to give Massengale a notice...
  • Man records rattlesnakes fighting for dominance on his patio

    09/24/2016 4:16:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 74 replies
    ABC15 ^ | September 22, 2016 | Joe Bartels
    RIO VERDE, AZ - It was an epic battle between two rattlesnakes and it was all caught on camera. The wrestling match went down Wednesday night, in the backyard of a home near Dynamite and Pima. Bryan Detwiler says his patio became a ring-side seat.
  • WATCH: Python Dies After Swallowing Nilgai

    09/25/2016 1:42:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Indian Express ^ | September 23, 2016
    Pythons swallow their prey whole, and take several days or even weeks to fully digest it.Biting off more than it could chew cost a 20-foot python its life in Junagadh district. The python died yesterday after swallowing a blue bull (nilgai) at Baliavad village near Gir wildlife sanctuary, a Gujarat forest department official said. Villagers found the python lying on the road, its belly distended beyond normal capacity, and apparently struggling to digest the animal it had swallowed. Forest officials were informed and they rushed to the site to ascertain its condition, Deputy Conservator of Forest R Senthilkumaran said today....
  • Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors, says US academic

    09/21/2016 5:53:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 20, 2016 | Patrick Sawer
    It is not a suggestion that is likely to go down well with millions of cat lovers. An American academic has recommended that all stray felines should be eradicated unless they can be found a home, because of the huge numbers of birds they kill. Not only that, but Dr Peter Marra, the director of the Smithsonian migratory bird centre in Washington, says all domestic cats should be kept indoors or on a lead to stop the devastating impact they have on wildlife.
  • 3 Bears Keep Cool in Calif. Pool, Raid Trash Bin

    09/01/2016 2:41:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/1 | Jonathan Lloyd
    California's black bear population is on the rise, and sightings are not unusual in SoCal foothill neighborhoods Three bears had a pool party and trash bin buffet Thursday when they visited a neighborhood in the foothills northeast of Pasadena. The black bears, an adult and two cubs, went for a swim in a backyard pool on a nearly 90-degree day in the community just south of Angeles National Forest. The cubs scaled a cement wall and jumped into a large metal trash bin, likely containing discarded food, in the driveway of a home. After chowing down in the blue bin,...
  • Face to face with a Charging Moose

    09/01/2016 8:20:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Not many hunters get a chance to film a moose hunting scene like this one. Watch what happens as this moose charges up to these hunters. This moose came charging up like he owned the space, but the hunter was ready for him. I was impressed by how calm and collected the hunter was throughout the hunt. Not many people could keep their cool like this guy did. It took two shots to take down this huge bull. He went down fighting and didnt stop struggling until the second shot ended it. That was a very close encounter! See the...
  • Three Sea Otters Shot to Death Near Santa Cruz, Officials Seek Public's Help

    08/29/2016 12:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/29 | Brendan Weber
    Three southern sea otters were shot to death near Santa Cruz and officials have offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide them with information regarding the fatal shootings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the deaths of three male sea otters, which washed ashore sometime mid-August in between the Santa Cruz Harbor and Seacliff State Beach several days after being shot to death, according to officials. Repercussions for slaying a southern sea otter, which are listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species act, include...
  • Dog adopts opossum babies

    08/25/2016 2:22:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    After a dog killed the mother opossum, the babies were adopted by another dog...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • Large piece of snake skin found near Maine river

    08/21/2016 12:31:16 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Fox News
    Authorities in Maine have warned the public about snakes after a large snake skin was found near the Presumpscot River on Saturday. Westbrook police said they have been searching for a 10-foot snake since June after a woman reported seeing it near a playground. There have been several other sightings of the reptile, dubbed Wessie, since, according to WMTW-TV.
  • Otters Attack Teens at Lake in California

    08/19/2016 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    Two teens were allegedly attacked by a swarm of otters while enjoying a summer swim in California's Shasta Lake last weekend. Chris Whitney, 13, told local ABC News affiliate KRCR-TV that three otters attacked him and his buddy Jacob Savage, 14, in the lake. "They just kept getting at our legs and our feet," Chris said. "There was one that kept attacking us no matter what we did."
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska. Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver. In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m. From homernews.com: A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....
  • Florida Officials to Vandals: Stop Painting Birds, Tortoises

    08/18/2016 2:07:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    If you want to paint your nails, furniture, house, whatever knock yourself out. But, stop painting birds and turtles; they dont need to be prettied-up. Thats the message from Florida officials, who rescued a painted white ibis bird this week, days after they found turtles and gopher tortoises illegally decorated in hues of blue and red. Please keep your paint on the canvas and off of wildlife, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted on Facebook. Tortoises and turtles dont need touch-ups! While it may sound harmless, unleashing your inner artist on wildlife could land you in jail....
  • Family of girl attacked by mountain lion: She could have been gone ( Idaho)

    08/14/2016 9:23:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | August 13th, 2016 | Nate Eaton
    The four-year-old had scratches on her stomach and arm after the mountain lion picked her up. REXBURG A four-year-old girl who was snatched up by a mountain lion Friday night is recovering from the scary encounter, according to her grandfather. ... The child was camping with her mother, siblings and cousins near Green Canyon Hot Springs east of Rexburg on Aug. 12. Sevy said as the family was eating dinner, the girls mother thought she spotted a big cat out of the corner of her eye. Nobody else thought much of it and, a short time later, her mom...
  • Squirrel Steals GoPro, Makes Greatest Film of Our Time

    08/13/2016 4:06:28 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 49 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 | Traci Newman
    Some rodents are more than scurrying little mammals. Some rodents are auteurs. This brazen little squirrel director steals a GoPro camera and makes a video shot entirely from its point of view, giving us a private tour of the trees from up above. After snatching the camera off the ground, it takes off running and scales the tree, showing us a day in the life of the intrepid little explorer. Thankfully, the squirrel also had excellent manners, and made sure to drop the camera back down where the owner could easily grab it and share this visionary masterpiece.
  • Lost Prosthetic Leg Found in Wisconsin Beaver Dam

    08/08/2016 6:42:51 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    SeeBS ^ | August 8. 2016 | CBS/AP Staff
    <p>WABENO, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man has his prosthetic leg back after the lost limb was discovered sticking out of a beaver dam by two canoers.</p> <p>Elliot Fuller and Jason Franklin spotted the leg while paddling between a pair of lakes near Wabeno in Forest County on Thursday, the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reported.</p>
  • Deer Hunting is endangered by Coyotes

    08/08/2016 12:35:10 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 34 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Coyotes will hurt our Deer Hunting With the rise of coyote population, Quality Deer Managment Association data shows that 75 percent of the coyote population needs to be removed annually to control their population. But the reality is that hunting coyotes isnt going to make a dent in decreasing their population due too many coyotes out there. Some hunters and land owners have talked of trapping, localized areas have had some successes. Trapping is still hard due to resource, man power and gasoline. Someone has to get out there and check the traps in the areas. Despite the efforts our...
  • Freeper help requested - opossum in the walls

    08/07/2016 10:33:41 AM PDT · by papineau · 121 replies
    8/07/2016 | papineau
    I've got an opossum who's hanging out in my ducts and walls. I was thinking of getting a trap and catching him (or her, I don't want little possums to raise!) and letting him out in a field far away from me. Anyone have any experience with possums in the house?
  • Feds to Alaska: Stop killing bears and wolves on our land

    08/06/2016 6:14:30 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Karin Brulliard
    Alaska has long allowed authorities and hunters to kill bears and wolves on national wildlife refuges as part of what it called an intensive predator management program. Approved methods included shooting wolves and their pups in dens, using bait to hunt bears, killing mother bears with their cubs and one made famous by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin: gunning down wildlife from helicopters. Thats now about to change. In defiance of several Alaska officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved regulations that ban nearly all predator hunting on national wildlife refuges that is not approved by the federal...
  • Rio's Olympic Golf Course Overrun with Capybaras and Crocodiles Days Ahead of Summer Games

    08/06/2016 3:22:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    People ^ | August 4, 2016 | Tiare Dunlap
    With many of the world's top golfers having already bowed out of this year's Olympic Games, those intrepid athletes brave enough to make the trip to Rio may be counting on an easier path to victory. While it's true that the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson won't be a threat to the attending golfers' Olympic hopes this year, capybaras, mini crocodiles, monkeys, boa constrictors and other native wildlife will. The course that will host Olympic golf next Thursday is located in western Rio's Barra da Tijuca, an upscale neighborhood situated between two large lakes and on...
  • When is a deer shot unethical?

    07/13/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Recent advances in technology enable hunters or anybody to take shots at extreme ranges (TrackingPoint), no untrained shooter would even consider shooting an animal at such range. Video from Extreme Outer Limits highlights hunters successfully making a 1,315 yard shot on a mule deer. These hunters were using a rifle chambered in .26 Nosler using 140gr Berger VLD bullets with a ballistic coefficient of .612 (an extremely aerodynamic bullet). There's a mixed sentiment conversation taking place out in the online world whether it is ethical or not. Some comments were: the bullet duration time of flight taking too long,...
  • This Bear is all Business

    07/20/2016 7:19:28 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 7/20/2016 | E Nestor
    Check out this bear cub fight a cop. Luckily for this guy, this bear is just a cub. Bears when fully grown is best not to mess with one. Well that is unless it is a pet bear cub. This little bear has plenty of fight in it even though it is still pint sized. Give it a few months and this police officer would have no chance in hand to hand combat with a determined bear. While we do not know any specifics on this video, we do know this little bear is not to be messed with. Who...
  • Cool-headed elephant fights off 14 female lions in Zambia

    07/27/2016 1:45:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, Zambia, - An elephant in Zambia demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head under pressure when he escaped being made into a meal by 14 female lions. The video, filmed by Jesse Nash on a tour with Normal Carr Safaris at the Chinzombo Safari Camp in Zambia, shows a group of 14 lionesses descending on a young elephant. Advertisement The elephant, keeping calm, swats at the lionesses with his trunk while making his way to a nearby body of water. The pachyderm reaches the water, but only a handful of the predators decide to stay...
  • Texas man filmed beating turtle to death with hammer says it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 7:32:51 AM PDT · by NRx · 55 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-27-2016 | Ben Guarino
    ...A jogger named Geoffrey Frank saw the blood and the action that drew it. In a graphic video he posted to Facebook, it is possible to hear the meaty crack of the hammer against the turtle shell over Franks horrified murmurs of protest. Frank turned a corner on the trail that runs near Lady Bird Lake to see, as he told Austins KXAN-TV, Washington swing the tool down upon the turtles shell. On his second loop, the turtle was dead. It was sick, Frank said to KXAN. He watched as the man smashed it to death with a hammer. The...
  • Regulators move to limit wildlife deaths from misuse of deadly fly killer

    07/25/2016 6:15:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    Science ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Nala Rogers
    The fly bait companies opposed that solution, however, and instead reached a compromise with EPA in April 2015. By early 2017, the agreement calls for the companies to stop distributing methomyl fly baits to general retailers such as hardware stores, and to stop making small containers. Farm supply stores will still be able to sell larger 4.5- and 18-kilogram containers, which will come with new warning labels and explanatory pamphlets. The companies and EPA plan to monitor reports of misuse through 2020, and further restrict use to licensed applicators if incidents arent significantly reduced. The maker of one of the...
  • New Zealand vows to kill every weasel, rat and feral cat on its soil

    07/25/2016 11:45:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    W post ^ | 25 July 2016 | Karin Brulliard
    New Zealand is a nation that takes its birds seriously, and its got very special ones. The countrys currency is adorned with images of winged species found nowhere else, including the yellow-eyed penguin and the black-masked kokako. The logo of the national air force is stamped with the famed kiwi a chicken-sized puff of feathers that cannot fly.... For the first time, technology is starting to make feasible what previously seemed like an unattainable dream, ... In 2013, environmental activist Gareth Morgan suggested hunting down and killing every feral cat in New Zealand (a proposal that, Morgan told The...
  • Family argument in wildlife park leaves woman dead after she leaves car and gets eaten by tiger

    07/24/2016 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 75 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 24 JULY 2016 2:18PM | Agence France-Presse
    Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed a woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following a family argument. The attack took place at Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday when one of the women left the vehicle following an altercation, Chinanews.com reported.
  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.
  • Wild Black Bear Found In Southwest Miami-Dade Woods After Calls From Nearby Business

    07/22/2016 1:25:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation were able to capture a wild black bear that was seen in Cutler Bay. Officials were notified to the animals location near SW 86th Court and 207th Avenue on Friday after a nearby business said they saw the bear on their surveillance camera from the night before. The bear was eventually captured after a search of the area. FWC determined that it was a wild bear after checking with nearby facilities that house similar animals to see if they had reported any bears missing. The animal was taken to Zoo Miami, where FWC...
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy killed by alligator at Disney resort will not sue

    07/20/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 20 July 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    The parents of the Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World will not sue the company for his death, they announced Wednesday. Matt and Melissa Graves, whose 2-year-old Lane was dragged to his death at the Orlando resort, said they will solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney.
  • Troopers: Mountain goat harassed by people drowns near downtown Seward

    07/19/2016 3:56:50 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Alaska News ^ | 18 July 2016 | Chris Klint
    A mountain goat that entered Resurrection Bay in Seward and drowned Saturday was crowded into the water by people following it through the downtown area, troopers said... "It is imperative that wildlife is given adequate space to be able to leave a congested area like downtown Seward," troopers wrote. "(P)eople not giving the animal space and getting close to take photos resulted in a wild animal dying for no cause."
  • Flatten a monster Boar with a .300 Mag

    07/19/2016 7:59:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/19/2016 | J McAdams
    Longtime hog nemesis Brian "Pigman" Quaca shows off his new toy from Savage Arms a .300 Win Mag by flattening a 270+ pound wild boar on this hunt. This video highlights the action, though the video clip doesnt show it, Pigman was actually busy playing on his phone and didn't notice the hog come out at first (we've all been there before, right?). Fortunately for him, the camera guy was on his game and got his attention. At that point, it was just a matter of putting his round on target, which he did like a true professional using his...
  • Disney Firefighters Were Asked to Stop Feeding Gators Before Deadly Attack

    07/15/2016 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Rio · 8 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | July 14, 2016 | Caroline Picard
    Two months before an alligator killed a toddler at Walt Disney World, local firefighters were illegally feeding the predators, according to new evidence obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Officials warned the employees about the dangerous consequences in a series of newly-released emails.Firefighters of Reed Creek Emergency Services, which protects the theme parks, reportedly gave food to two gators living less than a mile away from where 2-year-old Lane Graves died. The illegal feedings caused station employees to worry about their safety because it causes the animals to lose their natural fear of humans. Most Popular In the first email, Reedy...
  • Disney firefighters were warned to stop feeding alligators

    07/14/2016 6:47:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 07/14/2016 | Sandra Pedicini
    The admonitions were in emails from employees at Reedy Creek Emergency Services. Reedy Creek is the Disney-controlled taxing district that provides government services to the theme parks and surrounding areas. The emails were obtained through a public-records request made after an alligator snatched 2-year-old Lane Graves from the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon on June 14 and drowned him while he was on vacation with family from Nebraska. The attack took place at Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. After that, many tourists came forward with their own stories of alligator sightings at Disney. One employee at the resort said...
  • After gator attack, Disney makes changes in real life and fiction

    06/30/2016 8:55:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    Walt Disney World is making some changes in the wake of an alligator attack that killed a 2-year old boy at one of the company's resorts, reports CBS Miami. According to the Sun-Sentinel, "No fishing" signs have been added to areas including Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Fort Wilderness campground and Old Key West Resort. Beaches are now staffed by employees and are closed at night except during fireworks shows.
  • Sheriff: Grizzly kills person near Glacier National Park

    06/29/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2016
    KALISPELL, Mont. Montana authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist riding in the Flathead National Forest just outside Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told The Associated Press the person was killed Wednesday afternoon about a mile from the West Glacier KOA campground.
  • Devastated: scientists too late to captive breed mammal lost to climate change

    06/29/2016 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 91 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Hance
    The Bramble Cay melomys has become more famous in extinction than it ever was in life. A mouse-like rodent, the melomys amazingly survived on a 3.6 hectare grass-covered cay (a low-lying island in a coral reef) in Australias Great Barrier Reef like a ratty Robinson Crusoe for thousands of years. There, it thrived off just a few plant species until human-caused climate changein the form of rising sea levels and increasing inundations of sea water on the low-lying islandwiped it off the planet. But, while the extinction has been reported widely, articles have missed an important point: the scientists who...
  • Photo Shows Possible Rare Gray Wolf Sighting in Northern California

    06/23/2016 12:21:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Wildlife experts are keeping their fingers crossed this morning. They are hoping new evidence proves a wolf is living in Northern California. The information, which is not yet conclusive, shows photos from four trail cameras in Lassen County. Wildlife experts aren't sure if it's a wolf, dog, or wolf-dog hybrid. Gray wolves are native to California but were driven extinction in the state by the mid-1920's.
  • Funeral held at Catholic Church for boy killed by alligator in Florida

    06/22/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | June 22, 2016
    A private funeral service has been held in Nebraska after fatal alligator attack at Disney World last weekThe funeral of a two-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida has been held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Nebraska.Lane Thomas Graves was on holiday with his family at the Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida when he was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator. The boy’s father attempted to fight the beast off but was unable to rescue his son who subsequently drowned.A Mass service was held in Lane’s hometown of Omaha on Monday in a...
  • Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 3:37:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | 06/21/2016
    A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs...
  • Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 1:34:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Reuters
    Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony [Reuters] Reuters June 21, 2016 Brazilian physiotherapist Igor Simoes Andrade poses for picture next to jaguar Juma as he takes part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Manaus View photos Brazilian physiotherapist Igor Simoes Andrade poses for picture next to jaguar Juma as he takes part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Manaus, Brazil, June 20, 2016. Picture taken June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Marcio Melo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian...
  • Mountain biker collides with bear on trail

    06/20/2016 2:59:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | unknown
    Its not unusual to wipe out when riding your bike on a mountain trial, but when a bear causes you to crash, thats a different story. According to Davis Souzas post on Instagram, he was biking near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range June 14 when he crossed the bath of what looks like a black bear.
  • Human flesh found inside bear after fatal attacks in Japan

    06/19/2016 9:26:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ITV Report ^ | 14 June 2016
    Human flesh and hair have been found inside the stomach of a bear thought to have killed at least one person in Japan. Locals have been warned to stay away from the mountainous Akita region after the body of a badly mauled woman was found last week. Last month three men in their sixties and seventies also died in apparent attacks while harvesting bamboo in a mountain forest. Bear attacks on humans in the region are not unusual - but fatal ones are. Local vet Takeshi Komatsu said it was possible the bear may have "got a taste for human...
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.
  • Florida has a gator problem as Ive seen with my own kids near misses

    06/16/2016 10:18:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2016 | Darlena Cunha
    Florida has a gator problem. The animals live and walk among us, close to us. They live in our lakes and reservoirs and swamps, and we set up our businesses and parks around them, as if nothing will ever happen.
  • Sheriff: Body of boy attacked by gator found at Disney

    06/15/2016 2:31:48 PM PDT · by murron · 94 replies
    USA Today, WTSP ^ | 6-15-2016 | William Cummings
    ORLANDO The boy of a 2-year-old boy attacked by an alligator near a beach late Tuesday has been found near the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World.
  • Toddlers body recovered after alligator attack near Disney World hotel: source

    06/15/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 183 replies
    Wgn news ^ | 6/15/16 | CNN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. The 2-year-old boy who witnesses said was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Wednesday.
  • GoPro: Man and Grizzly Bear - Rewriting History

    06/10/2016 9:27:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    Go Pro via You Tube ^ | May 20, 2016 | GoPro
    GoPro: Man and Grizzly Bear - Rewriting History