A Florida diver who noticed a shark acting oddly ended up removing a massive hook from the ocean creature’s belly. Josh Eccles said he was diving when one of the sharks swimming with the humans appeared to be trying to get his attention. Eccles said the shark was repeatedly bumping and nudging him, leading him to give the big fish a once-over to see if something was wrong.
“So this happened yesterday! While filming my girlfriend @helenpalacios with my drone a shark came close to tasting her. What I think happened was that the shark confused her fins for a fish, but then as soon as it realized it was a human it quickly backed off. The poor water visibility confused the shark. This is how most shark attacks happen in Florida specially this time of year when sharks like the blacktip are migrating through the Florida coast following schools of fish. Sharks aren’t man eaters they’re just carnivores who make mistakes like we do. Helen and I will continue to explore our beautiful ocean.”
A Flintshire man says he has learnt his lesson after visiting a lion attraction in Thailand where the animal turned on him. Boxer Robbie Gaine was on holiday with friends when the group decided to go to see lions at a local zoo. The site allows visitors to enter a cage with a zookeeper where a lion is tethered to a concrete block with a 2ft chain. While in the cage Robbie touched the lion on the rump and ended up running for cover when it turned on him.
Jesus this bloke has got some wheels on him. Shot off that tee box like a race horse! Florida is getting a bit less florid. Blame it on increasing numbers of flower-eating iguanas. Scaly-skinned, plant and flower munching iguanas are running rampant through the state. Local iguanas romping through back yards, canals and golf courses are either loved or hated by local residents. It depends which ones you ask.
The footage was uploaded onto Facebook and has since attracted more hundreds of thousands of views. The video has been met with anger, with many describing the attack as ‘horrible’, ‘absolutely disgusting’, ‘cruel’ and ‘heartbreaking’. One woman said: ‘I’m in absolute shock and fury!! I thought it was going to be a trick. This is disgusting! Ashamed we are a part of the human race. Makes me sick!’ However, some questioned the authenticity of the video, with many claiming the footage could be fake.
Deputies said they were forced to open fire on an “aggressive” pit bull in Wittmann. According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Daniel McPheeters and Deputy Fernando DeLaTorre conducted a welfare check after receiving a tip about possible criminal activity at the house. As they approached the home, a dog started barking and the two started to back away. That’s when Sgt. McPheeters slipped and fell. MCSO said the pit bull charged at him so McPheeters fired one round and hit the dog. The dog’s owner took the pit bull to a veterinarian and the dog is in the care of its owner. It was alive at last check.
Bengal cats are a breed that were developed from breeding domestic cats with asian leopard cats. The first American bengal breeder is a woman named Jean Mill, but her work has continued through other breeders. We meet one of those breeders, Anthony Hutcherson, at the Westminster Dog Show. Besides bengals, there is another hybrid breed: savannahs. Instead of asian leopard cats, savannahs were developed by breeding house cats with servals. Unlike the other two breeds, the last breed we met, toygers, are not hybrid cats. Breeder Judy Sugden created the breed by carefully breeding domestic cats with qualities that resemble wild tigers.