Couple Stranded 3 Days After GPS Leads Them Astray

Brown Bear

A Nevada couple letting their SUV’s navigation system guide them through the high desert of Eastern Oregon got stuck in snow for three days when the GPS unit sent them down a remote forest road.

‘Best Job’ Winner Stung By Dangerous Jellyfish


Ben Southall – who won a contest to blog for six months about life on Australia’s Hamilton Island to promote tourism – wrote Tuesday that he was lucky to have survived his brush with the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish.

Tarantula Shoots Hairs into Owner’s Eye

A creepy case of a man who got tarantula hairs stuck in his eye has doctors advising people to wear eye protection when handling the eight-legged pets.

Monk Seal Attacks Swimmer Off Kauai

Authorities say a monk seal attacked a swimmer off Kauai Monday afternoon. The 28-year-old woman from Washington state was snorkeling at Mahaulepu Beach when she drifted into an area where several monk seals were swimming.

Twenty Pilot Whales Die On New Zealand Beach, 43 Saved

Twenty pilot whales died on a New Zealand beach after stranding but holiday-makers and conservation workers Sunday managed to coax 43 others back out to sea.

Shooting Fury After Bear Attacks Australian Tourist

By Peter Mitchell An Australian tourist has been bitten by a bear at a ski resort – but it is the shooting of the animal that has sparked local outrage. The 25-year-old Australian suffered minor injuries when he was bitten on the leg by the black bear in Canada after a crowd converged on the [...]

Australian Man Feared Killed By 20-foot Crocodile

an exceptionally large croc

By John Thomson A man thought to have been born in the north-east is feared dead after being snatched from a riverbank by a crocodile in Australia. Vietnam War veteran Arthur Booker, 63, disappeared on Monday morning from a riverside in a Queensland national park. He is thought to have been a victim of a [...]