Couple Stranded 3 Days After GPS Leads Them Astray

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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.

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.

Animals Attack! Revenge killings on the rise?

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Marauding elephants, aggressive sea lions, snap-happy crocodiles… As animal attacks on humans reach frightening levels, scientists are beginning to understand exactly what the beasts are thinking. And it’s not good. One of the world’s leading ethologists (specialists in animal behaviour) believes that a critical point has been crossed and animals are beginning to snap back. […]

Jon Henley on The Komodo Dragon

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The Guardian is running a piece on a couple of tourists who landed on a piece of property that apparently belonged to some local komodo dragons. Moral of the story – stay away from the komodo dragons.