Snowboarders have been getting harassed on ski mountains across the world since the very first day snowboarding came into being. Skiers have long hated snowboarders for crowding up the mountains and trashing the fresh powder. But this is the first instance we’ve seen of the wildlife rebelling against the sport of snowboarding.
In her latest daring adventure, Alison Teal, went free diving with the giant creatures off the coast of Hawaii, USA. Using only hand held dive lights, Alison dived 50 feet being careful not to touch the mantas as they fed off the plankton in the light streams. The awesome moment was captured by photographer Mark Tipple.
A body artist has been slammed by animal rights activists after drugged his hairless pet Sphynx cat and covered it in tattoos. The man, named only as Aleksandr, inked the animal, which he calls Demon, himself in the city of Yekaterinburg in central Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast region. Aleksandr, who has 10 tattoos on his own body, has given his hairless pet four major tattoos on its sides and chest. He said that he had to give Demon an anaesthetic so that he could stand the pain of the ink needle and admitted that he might not have been doing the right thing.
An autopsy carried out on Thursday (February 2) on a beached whale, which was found on the island of Sotra near Bergen last weekend, showed it had 30 plastic bags in its stomach as well as other plastic items. Several attempts were made to chase the six-metre-long Cuvier’s beaked whale back into the sea on Saturday (January 29), but eventually the whale had to be shot and it was later taken away to be examined.
In all fairness, who would think a bear could survive a fall out of a tree that high after being shot three times? But regardless, the young man on the ground learned the hard way. Never jump the gun too fast after shooting a bear. Bears will often let out what is known as a death moan as the animal is taking its last breaths, so it’s a good idea to wait for that signal before approaching the downed animal. That said, not all bears emit a death moan, so caution is always advised.
Every year in Japan, the disturbing Taiji dolphin hunt brutally kills and captures thousands of the marine mammals for commercial purposes. Pods of dolphins are first encircled and forced into a cove where they are surrounded with a net. The youngest and most attractive are captured to be sold to aquariums, most of the rest are killed for their meat.
Animal Aid Unlimited’s rescue team found the sweet dog hyperventilating and terrified, trapped chest-deep in tar inside the drum. She may have gone inside the drum to get warm during the night, and her own body heat started to melt the tar which she then sank into and was unable to free herself from.
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.