How do pandas take medicine? Apparently with a great deal of effort from the zookeeper. Not only because they refuse to open their mouth, but also want to wrestle!
Galapagos Islands is home to many species. One of the most remarkable is the Hammerhead Shark which is currently classified as an endangered species in the IUCN red list. Their migrations can be witnessed in such numbers that are hard to estimate and are truly breath taking. Enjoy this footage of the shark sanctuaries of Darwin’s Arch and Wolf Island in the far northwest corner of the Galapagos.
It’s no secret that crows are brilliant. They’ve been known to engage in human-like sophisticated behaviour. But today we get a crow channeling a darker side of humanity when it turns belligerent, telling a man “f**k you,” after the man said “f**k you, motherf**ker” to it when the bird hopped too close for comfort. I, for one, welcome our new crow overlords.
Watch as the officer, a member of the Cleburne Police Department, is shown calling two dogs over to him before repeatedly shooting one of them with a handgun. The dog did not act aggressively toward the officer in the video—in fact, you can see him wag his tail before getting sprayed with bullets. The officer takes aim at the second dog just as the video ends. Footage of the disturbing incident seems to have been recorded on the officer’s body camera. It was later posted to YouTube, sparking outrage across the Web.
You can add sea lions to the top of the list of animals you shouldn’t mess with. One Russian fisherman found out the hard way the sheer strength of an angry sea lion, when he was hurled onto his ship’s deck by the creature. As the huge creature breaks free the fishermen and a very frightened dog keep their distance. But the sea lion pounces on the dog as it takes a few tentative steps forward, the canine barking as it tries to break free. Eventually the fishermen use a hose to get the sea lion back into the ocean.
Locals struggle to dispose of a rotting whale carcass as it bakes in the hot African sun. The enormous mammal, which weighs 10 tonnes, was washed up on the beach of Amanzimtoti, a small coastal town south of the city of Durban, South Africa in early August. The whale was left to rot on the beach, instead of towing it into the water or burying it in the sand.
A mid-flight showdown between a hawk and a drone was caught on camera in Massachusetts. The drone’s owner, Christopher Schmidt, noticed the red-tailed hawk circling his drone, so he lowered the quadcopter, but the hawk attacked anyway. To avoid harming the bird, Schmidt shutoff the motor and the drone crashed. The footage has gone viral. Check it out.
Whether they are the hunter or the hunted, these camouflage animals show natures incredible ability to blend in with its surroundings. Perfectly concealed against their natural environment, these stunning pictures show the amazing lengths some animals will go to to stay out of sight. See more masters of disguise like the Longfingered Scorpionfish above after the jump.
A man has filmed the terrifying moment he was attacked by a dive-bombing magpie as he cycled along the street. Trent Nicholson captured the black and white bird swooping and pecking at his head six times in a short video he filmed with his GoPro camera. Even a mouthful of worms didn’t stop the little f**ker from its frenzied assault.
My guess would be that this was likely a guard dog or some kind of service dog. Those thick pads are obviously there to protect the trainers arms because that’s where they are trained to bite. Perhaps the owner wanted his dog to go out that way, just like it was another training session with his owner. Having him feel useful and important in his final moments and knowing his master loves him.