This tourist excursion didn't go as planned. Watch the view from a really small boat as it's chased by a couple groups of hippos, the third-largest land mammal behind elephants and white rhinos. The video was made by two Canadian guys on Kenya's Lake Naivasha. Despite their kinda cute looks (genial fat old bald guy) and vegetarian lifestyle, hippos [...]
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Here's an ironic twist to the man-bites-dog story: A man at a cock fight in Lamont, CA, was fatally injured when the cockspoke (see photo) attached to one of the fighting birds entered his leg and severed a major vessel. The guy who died paid nearly $400 in fines last year related to owning/training an [...]
I like Catherine Price's story this morning at Slate about how she and her husband decide that a rabbit who lost a contest with a car could become their delicious dinner. She recounts their adventure with local and sustainable road kill and provides a brief history of laws regulating the human consumption of road kill. It's [...]
My home town is kind of quiet, and I think this is its first appearance on the Today Show. Check out this video of a turkey attacking a postal jeep on Hi-Ona-Hill Road (yeah, that's the street's real name) in Centerville, Mass. Here's what the Cape Cod Times had to say about the Wednesday incident: As [...]
Thanks to The Telegraph of London for posting this gallery of spectacular bear (and bear-and-salmon) photos taken by photographer Sergey Gorshkov in Kamchatka, Russia. In one of the captions, he notes that bears have injured more wildlife photographers than lions, tigers, leopards, and sharks combined. Click here to see all the photos.
Last week we had fun here with the feral hog story, but scientists at Texas Tech are warning hunters that these animals may harbor the bacteria that causes tularemia, better known as rabbit fever. In their survey, 50% of feral hogs from Crosby County, Texas, were infected. It's not clear yet whether the infection poses [...]
Take a guess. Which species do you think deserve a place on the list of world's worst invasive mammals? Then have a look at this great slide show from Smithsonian.com. Click here to get started.This guy–you know he's a bad boy, but he's just the tip of the iceberg.
What a scene! Check out this video report from the Wall Street Journal that details the feral pig problem in Texas. Bait, euthanize, and eat? Or relocate to a wild pig farm? Listen to people on both sides. Read the story by clicking here.
Read more about the really troublesome wild pig plague in Texas. You'll enjoy this article from Smithsonian.com. Click here to read it. Pictured here: One of the culprits plus a map comparing the wild pig problem in 1982 and more recently. A total of 39 states are now in trouble with these animals. This is [...]
I don't believe it, but the Russians say it's so During a scuffle, the fox shot the hunter. Click here to read the report.
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