‘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.

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.

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Tiger Attack at the Berlin Zoo!

Siberian Tiger Cub attack

Out of character for our Savage reputation, but completely irresistible. Berlin’s Tierpark Zoo proudly introduced on August 5th the newest addition to their animal population, a Siberian cub named Antares. The male cub was born on June 23, 2008 and got its name from a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Antares is the 121st [...]

Animals Attack! Revenge killings on the rise?

Croc with snack

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. [...]

Starving bears eat 2 men in Russia

kamchatka brown bear

MOSCOW (AP) — A pack of enormous bears searching for food killed and ate two men at mines in Russia’s Pacific Kamchatka region and have kept hundreds of geologists and miners from reaching the mine, news agencies reported Wednesday. A pack of up to 30 Kamchatka bears — which are similar to grizzlies — prowled [...]

38 dead after being bitten by vampire bats

grieving parents

ARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 38 Warao Indians have died in remote villages in Venezuela, and medical experts suspect an outbreak of rabies spread by bites from vampire bats. Laboratory investigations have yet to confirm the cause, but the symptoms point to rabies, according to two researchers from the University of California at Berkeley [...]

Unusual Rescue

Sedated Bear needs assistance

In an unexpected turn of events (especially for this blog,) we are reporting on the story of a man who saved a 375-pound bear from drowning. Local 6 Orlando News has the scoop.

Bear Mauls 14-Year-Old Bicycle Racer

Angry Brown Bear

From the Associated Press courtesy of The San Francisco Chronicle: “A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked in the dark of night by a bear Sunday and severely injured, but she was able to make a brief 911 call that eventually resulted in her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso [...]