‘Best Job’ Winner Stung By Dangerous Jellyfish

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ADELAIDE, Australia — Trouble struck paradise this week when a British man who has the "Best Job in the World" as the caretaker of a tropical Australian island was stung by a potentially lethal 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 … [Read more...]

Golden Retriever Saves Boy From Cougar

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BOSTON BAR, B.C. — 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. “I’m pretty sure that if my dog wasn’t there I wouldn’t be here right now,” Austin said Sunday. “Thank goodness we are both alive and she protected me.” The drama … [Read more...]

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. Rescuers monitored the survivors as night fell as they swam away from Colville Beach on North Island's Coromandel peninsula, hoping they would not turn back to the beach. Department of Conservation workers and … [Read more...]

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 the paddy fields and pounced upon Abdur Salam … [Read more...]

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 animal to take pictures of it. The bear wandered into Whistler's Village … [Read more...]