A vacationing Missouri couple taking a tour of Florida’s wetlands got an up-close look at the wildlife — probably much closer than they ever wanted. Tylor Hindery was using his phone to take streaming video of an alligator on Facebook Live when the wind blew their boat toward the bank. The alligator jumped aboard, ran across the deck, then struggled to get over the railing on the other side of the boat before splashing back into the water.
One of the dogs in the upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose” desperately resisted shooting a risky scene, but chilling footage shows filmmakers apparently forcing the animal into rushing water. Sources connected to production said 8 outboard motors were used to churn the water and recreate a rushing river. The dog eventually got in the water — or was forced in — but was quickly submerged.
“This big fella’s trying a little white water rafting without the raft. Remember big crocs are traveling around this time of year even in the nicest cleanest springs be careful and be croc wise.” – @mattwrightaustralia.
Well then, everyone in this video seems pleasant enough. The sad part is the lives of these foxes in general is far better than the billions of animals raised in factory farms every year. But fox hunting is something that only rich people do so it’s easier for people to feel justified in their outrage when it’s an activity that other people engage in.
Move over Ned Kelly, there’s a new Aussie hero in town. This legend of a father enacted a miracle when he managed to resuscitate a piece of our nation’s proud heritage, the kookaburra, after one fell into his backyard pool. Captured and posted to YouTube by the man’s son documents the ordeal the pair faced when they discovered the bird floating seemingly lifeless. Looks like we’ve found our 2017 Australian of the Year.
I love how the guy is probably wearing something synthetic, like polyester. Polyester is made from oil and coal, which probably has more of an impact on nature and animals than the killing of some coyotes. What about recording this footage using a phone made with minerals mined using human slave labor. What about those kids who work in the sweat shops to build your phone? Do they get to live out their lives? Nobody is innocent.
A game warden’s shooting of a family’s pet deer has sparked outrage online. The deer, named Faline, had been a member of the McGaughey family for almost two years when state wildlife officials started investigating. Surely he could have tranquillised it, hoisted it onto the back of a truck and put it down elsewhere. Blowing it’s brains out in front of it’s owners shows a lack of empathy with the owners who clearly love their deer. Regardless if it’s illegal, this was a poor way to solve the problem.
They are known as one of the most dangerous sharks in the world – as footage of this terrifying bull shark attack seems to prove. Diver Kerry Daniel, 35, was spearfishing off the coast of north Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef when he recorded the moment the predator charged at him. Fortunately he was able to jam his spear gun into the shark’s mouth, leaving the creature writhing around in pain while he escaped uninjured.
“While feeding my horses on New Year’s morning I noticed a solitary finch perched upon the steel fence near the water tank. The tank is heated to keep it from freezing. It is not uncommon for birds to drink from the heated tank. Apparently this unfortunate bird had gotten its feet wet and, while making its exit, had become frozen to the fence in the prevailing near zero Idaho temperatures.”
A family captured video of a rabid bobcat attacking a Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission officer on their back porch. As the officer is trying to corral the animal out of the enclosed porch, the bobcat leaps onto the man, who fights back with a pole. The bobcat was removed and then euthanised. Officials said it tested positive for rabies. A rabies alert has been issued for Venice and North Port.
A dog viciously attacked three members of a family after its owner tried to put a Christmas sweater on him. Brenda Guerrero was in the backyard trying to put the pit bull mix, named Scarface, into a festive outfit when he attacked her, biting her on the arm. Her husband tried to pull the dog off his wife but then the animal started to attack him too!