Albino buck 11-year-old

In Howell Michagan an 11 year old boy scored quite a kill when he bagged a 12-point buck with a crossbow. However it also turns out the kill was a little sadder than normal as the buck turned out to be rare albino deer.

Gavin Dingman was out hunting with his father Mark Dingman when he made the kill. He has become a minor celeb due to the rarity of the buck.

Sadly (in my option) it seems many are celebrating the kill. You can read more about it here.

Bulldogs rip owner’s arm off in horrific street attack

County Durham, UK residents were left terrified after a horrific dog attack left an owner with his arm ripped off.

It’s reported that the owner was walking his two American bulldogs and they viciously mauled him. The attack was so bad they literally ripped his arm from his body as people tried to stop the attack with golf clubs and garden tools!

The dogs then were said to have ran off. One was reported to have been hit by a car but carried on running off.

A helicopter and armed officers were used to find the dogs. One was shot and died and one was caught.

The man was left with very serious injuries but they were not said to be life threatening.

79 Insane Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At The Animal Kingdom Buzzfeed

79 Insane Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At The Animal Kingdom Buzzfeed – The animal kingdom really is a place of never ending wonder! I love animals and honestly day after day I learn new things that blow my mind.

We are making more and more steps to learn more about animals but the more we learn the less we understand, to some degree, we know they are insanely complex and their social structures and sheer intelligence is much higher than early science would have suggested. We are making headway in understanding and even communicating!

Buzzfeed have put together an excellent list with a whole bunch of insane facts! We won’t republish their whole list but here are the last 20.

59. The king cobra is also the largest venomous snake at up to 18 feet long, and can rear itself up to six feet off the ground — enough to tower over many humans.
60. The narwhal has two teeth, one of which can grow into a nearly-nine-foot-long tusk in males.
61. Dominant male elephant seals collect a harem of 40 to 50 females during breeding season.
62. Also, southern elephant seals can reach depths of nearly a mile into the ocean and are able to hold their breath for two hours.
63. Chameleons don’t change colors to match their surroundings, but to show emotions and specific reactions.
64. No two tigers have the exact same stripes.
65.The three-foot-long tusks of a walrus, which grow throughout their lives, are actually canine teeth.
66. The coelacanth, a bizarre-looking fish, was thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, only to be rediscovered in 1938.
67. A snowy owl may eat up to 1,600 lemmings a year — three to five every day.
68. When anacondas mate, several competing males can form a ball around a female in a ritual that can last up to a month.
69. When a queen bee dies, worker bees create a new queen by feeding a female bee “royal jelly” that makes her fertile.
70. Queen bees also regulate the activity of a hive by releasing a chemical into the air that guides other bees’ behavior.
71. Ancient Greek dentists used the venom from stingrays as an anesthetic.
72. Arabian camels rarely sweat, but are capable of drinking 30 gallons of water in less than 15 minutes.
73. The largest bald eagle nest on record was 20 feet high and weighed two tons.
74. The sperm whale eats about a ton of fish and squid every day.
75. Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean and can leap out of the water at speeds of up to 68 miles per hour.
76. Alligators have been around for 150 million years.
77. A hungry tiger can eat as much as 60 pounds of meat in one meal.
78. Ruby-throated hummingbirds beat their wings at a rate of 53 times per second, and can fly backwards and upside down in addition to hovering.
79. Koalas are actually not bears — they’re marsupials — and they sleep for 18 hours a day.

Now head on over to Buzzfeed to see the full list here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/samstryker/insane-facts-that-will-change-the-way-you-look-at-the-ani#43diaiz

Stuffed mountain lion on porch joke on neighbor’s wife

Stuffed mountain lion on porch joke on neighbor’s wife – In July 2012 a woman panicked and called 911 maybe a little premature!

Beverly Bradham saw an elusive animal on her neighbor’s porch! That animal was a mountain lion which of course was a huge shock!

The lion turned out to be stuffed and was supposed to be there to scare the neighbor’s wife, not cause a 911 call!

911 operator said call about stuffed mountain lion made her day

The stuffed nature of the animal was only discovered after animal control arrived! Beverly called 911 to apologize and the operator said it made her day, it would make mine!

911 operator said call about stuffed mountain lion made her day

911 operator said call about stuffed mountain lion made her day – Working 911 is certainly no easy job. You have to work with frantic, worried people and people in dangerous situations. Keep them on the end of the line, keep them calm and try to get useful information out of them.

So when an operator got a call about a woman who saw a mountain lion on next door’s porch that is of course a worry. A mountain lion out in daylight (assuming it was day) is of course a danger to people as these amazing animals are also amazingly dangerous.

The operator got the info and go animal services out, turns out the dangerous cat was actually stuffed and the caller called the operator back to apologize! The operator said that it absolutely made her day, as it would! It’s a great story to tell.

More can be read here: Stuffed mountain lion on porch joke on neighbor’s wife

Man calls 911 after 22-pound cat attacks

I would be calling 911 if a 22-pound cat attacked me so it’s not that crazy that a man had to!

So back in March a 911 call went viral. The man called and part of his conversation went that the cat is:

“trying to attack us — he’s very hostile. He’s at our door; he’s charging us,”
“When I leave this room to let the police in, I’m going to have to fight this cat.”

The man was trapped in a bedroom with his baby, whom the cat had apparently attacked, and even his dog and wife! The cat can be heard in the call.

The cat had reportedly attacked the 77 month year old baby earlier. Chasing the cat away escalated the problem!

The cat was said to have gone over the edge after being kicked in the rear!

Listen to the full call below!

The 911 cat, named Lux, needed a new home again!

10 most incredible insect invasions

10 most incredible insect invasions – Oddee have put together an amazing and terrifying list! Insects creep most of us out and there is good reason!

Here is an excerpt:

1 – The insects that ate money

We’ve heard of money-hungry people, but these insects were literally hungry for money!

In 2011, at a bank in the northern town of Lucknow, India, a bank manager opened a steel chest in an old reinforced room. To his shock, he discovered that an army of termites had eaten through 10 million rupees ($222,000) in currency notes stored in the chest at the bank.

The bank manager told the press, “It’s a matter of investigation how termites attacked bundles of currency notes stacked in a steel chest.” The money was put in the chest in January of that year.

2 – The caterpillars that slimed a car

In 2009, a car in Rotterdam, Holland was “attacked” by thousands of spindle ermine moth caterpillars when they left a giant silk web that literally covered the vehicle.

The caterpillars devoured a tree in a park in the Dutch city and migrated over to a nearby carpark where they spun their webs for protection from wasps and birds before they pupate.

The caterpillars turned to moths about four weeks later and bye-bye caterpillar invasion. But, we do wonder, did the owner of the car have to go to the car wash a bunch of times to get rid of that sticky mess?

See all 10 with images here.

Handler at Shoalhaven Zoo attacked by crocodile during feeding show

A Handler at Shoalhaven Zoo, Australia, was attacked by crocodile during a feeding show, however he has yet to comment but onlookers said it was pretty bad.

Trent Burton has often been described as “the Shoalhaven’s version of Steve Irwin”. The popular zookeeper was said to be taking part in a feeding show when one of the crocs latched onto his hand.

Onlookers have said he was dragged along the floor and then into the water. He emerged and was said to have puncture marks on his lower arm. He was heavily bleeding when the ambulance arrived but the injuries were initially said to be minor. Overnight there were just making sure no internal damage had happened.

The zoo has said the incident was minor and Burton is yet to have released a statement and is not taking calls from the media.

More details here: http://bit.ly/1odQNgD

Steven Robles grabbed the nose of a great white shark as it attacked him at Manhattan Beach

Steven Robles grabbed the nose of a great white shark as it attacked him at Manhattan Beach during his morning swim, can you imagine?

He had been doing his normal saturday morning swim from Hermosa Beach north to Manhattan Beach. A few km in a shark that had been struggling with being stuck on a fisherman’s hook came to the surface. Robles and the Shark came face to face and the shark latched onto his chest.

He thought that was it but grabbed onto the shark’s nose and tried to pry it open. Then the shark let go and off it went!

A fellow swimmer who was just metres away didn’t even see the shark and heard Steven say he was bit and needed help. He though it was crap for a moment and then saw blood!

He signalled to a paddle boarder and they good Steven back to shore and off to hospital.

The shark apparently stayed around the area for 20mins or so before heading off. Fishing has been banned for the moment.

Read more details here.

Mutt Peanut crowned worlds ugliest dog

A Mutt named Peanut has been crowned the worlds ugliest dog in the annual Petaluma, California competition. The competition which has been running for the past 26 years seems to attract more attention every year and Peanut, a rescued mutt, is quite a beauty! In an ugly sense of course! I personally think he is adorable!

Hairless and mis-proportioned dogs often do well in the competition but Peanut was a rescue dog who has bad burns as a pup to blame for many of his charmingly ugly looks.

His owners hopes the win will help raise awareness for abused dogs.

I guess you want to see Peanut? Here is a photo originally from the Associated Press.

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Peanut deserves his prize we think!