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.

Golden Retriever Saves Boy From Cougar


Austin Forman figures he owes his life to his aptly-named dog Angel. The Golden Retriever saved his eleven-year-old owner Saturday when he stepped between the boy and an advancing cougar.

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.

Man Dies After Skiing Into Tree at Colorado Resort

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says the man was on an intermediate trail, lost control and crashed into a tree where the trail merges with another. The man’s name was not immediately released.

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Angry Bear Critically Injures Three

A hyper-aggressive bear like this one critically injured several people

By Shabir Ali in ISLAMABAD In yet another man-animal conflict, a wild bear critically injured three persons Monday at Khiram in this south Kashmir’s district taking the total toll of injured persons from the past month to 20 while two persons were also killed in their attack. Eyewitnesses said a wild bear suddenly appeared in [...]

Authorities Confirm Didsbury Hunter Killed By A Bear

The Calgary medical examiner has confirmed a Didsbury hunter found dead southwest of Sundre this week was killed by a bear. 48-year-old Robert Wagner was reported missing by his wife when he didn’t return from a hunting trip Monday. A ground and air search search was launched Tuesday. Searchers found his vehicle first, and then [...]

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 [...]

Crocodile at University Miami Lured to Shore and Beheaded

A bag of fishing chum was found near the mutilated corpse of an endangered crocodile on the UM campus. By Curtis Morgan The butchered carcass of an endangered American crocodile was discovered Wednesday in a canal on the University of Miami campus. A mesh bag with fishing chum found on the canal bank suggests the [...]

Wild dog attacks spark feral wilderness fear


Wild dogs which savage sheep are putting the Goldfields pastoral industry under serious threat, with the area in danger of becoming a feral wilderness, says a committee which manages outback pests. The Kalgoorlie Zone Control Authority has stood down in protest against a lack of State Government funds to fight the growing numbers of dogs. [...]