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!
This elephant was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, so he walked right up to doctors to ask for first aid. Named Pretty Boy, the elephant was tranquilized and given an x ray which showed a deformed bullet in his skull. Vets believe Pretty Boy was hit centimeters too high for what’s called a ‘kill shot’ by a hunter.
When you can catch a fish with your bare hands while wearing a bikini top, you can be sure that you’re going viral. That’s the saga of Hannah Barron, a hunting, fishing, noodling, and bow fishing superwoman. Noodling or grabbling is a fishing technique where you catch a fish with your bare hands. At only only 5 feet tall and 115 pounds this Alabama girl has some serious Grit.
“We managed to sneak into London Zoo for a few hours before 13 Police officers came to crack down on our fun. Add me on Snapchat to follow my adventures “ItsAllyLaw” – @mrallylaw.
If you’ve seen the intense footage of the baby iguana being chased by hungry snakes, you know how good the BBC’s Planet Earth II can get. It’s brilliant storytelling via nature photography and done in an addictive hi-def visual style. And for whatever reason, that level of quality also has inspired some great comedy riffs.
Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov’s twitter account is flooded with photos of the most bizarre deep sea beings ever. The man behind the camera works on a fishing trawler in Murmansk (extreme northwest of Russia), and uses his phone to document the “monstrous” creatures that get pulled in the fishing nets.
I’m sure it was just a typical day at Gold’s Gym in Anderson, South Carolina, but it turned into quite the chaotic scene when a deer burst through the window, sending workout folks running for cover. Now it doesn’t seem that this deer wanted to workout, as he acted like me when I find myself inside of a gym: Just running towards the exit.
A face off between a pack of wild dogs, an antelope and a hippo revealed the ugly side of nature. Filmed at Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa, this wild encounter was snapped by quick thinking game ranger Pieter Van Wyk. Not for the faint of heart, the footage gives a gruesome glimpse into the realities of animal life in the wild.