Despite its known grace and fleetness of foot, a bull moose stumbled down a 20 ft. sand bank in Keene, NH this winter, lodging its head between two saplings. Incredibly, the fall turned out to be fatal and this photo was taken as proof.
When asked about the incident, Ted Walski, Wildlife Biologist for the New Hampshire Fish & Game Dept., was unfazed by the moose misstep: “Well, as powerful as they are, when you can’t maneuver your feet…” He let the photo speak for itself.
Chances of this are 1 in a million though, right? Wrong.
“Accidental moose mortality,” as Walski calls it, is on the rise. This is the second incident of such nature in only a few years.
The following has more twists, turns and examples of questionable behavior than most soap operas.
Angler Rodney Ply and his friend Chad Whited took to Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas for a little fun on Feb. 18. That fun turned to excitement when Ply landed a freshwater striped bass that weighed more than 68 pounds. Ply’s fish was so large that it not only shattered the state record by more than four pounds, it also qualified for a $100,000 prize. Ply had entered Mustad Hook's "Hook-a-Million" contest where state record fish qualified for a $100,000 winning, and $1 million for world record fish. Unfortunately, none of this came to pass because…well, there are a lot of reasons.
Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department has scored big with many hunters and landowners, by creating new regulations that would allow an unlimited number of mountain lions to be taken in one area of the Black Hills.
This new regulation is one of many proposals officials suggested after fielding complaints about lion numbers and their potential impact on livestock and public safety. The dwindling deer population is another indicator that the mountain lion numbers are too high.
For the article “Mexico's drug war: No sign of 'light at the end of the tunnel” Msnbc.com's F. Brinley Bruton spoke to NBC News contributor Jorge Castañeda about what, if anything, can be done to turn the tide of death that has washed over the country in the past few years. Castañeda is more than qualified to offer commentary on the subject. He served as foreign minister of Mexico from 2000-03 and is currently a Latin America policy analyst for both NBC News and Telemundo.
Despite this experience, I can’t say that I agree with his assessment of how to solve a situation that has claimed over 50,000 lives since 2006 alone. When asked “what can Mexico legitimately ask of the U.S.?” Castañeda responded “It can ask what President Felipe Calderon has been asking and what every president has been asking for the past 40 years, which is, stop consuming so many drugs and repeal the Second Amendment -- stop allowing people to buy guns in the United States and then export them to Mexico.”
Citing that it is illegal to possess a rare or endangered species, the California Department of Fish and Game confiscated a stuffed wolverine and red-tailed hawk from a bar in Georgetown last Tuesday, despite the fact that the animals had been on display for more than 50 years.
Georgetown Hotel and Saloon bartender Anthony Fox told FoxNews.com that officials from the CDFG originally came into the bar looking for something other than the mounts they removed.
The barracuda is one of the fastest fish in the sea. Fortunately for Kevin Faver, producer of television’s "Tales from the Outdoors," he is a little faster.
The longtime angler had a close call with a 40-pound barracuda Sunday while fishing off the coast of St. Augustine, Fla. Faver was reeling in the fish when it rocketed from the water and onto his boat. The flying fish was inches from clocking Faver in the head.
Despite my extremely expensive college degree and 20 years of writing professionally, the only thing I could come up with after watching this video was: “Dude!”
Russian citizen Konstantine Myakush was walking in the park with his two young daughters on April 30 when he was suddenly struck through the neck by an arrow that was allegedly from a nearby sports complex.
If I didn’t know any better I’d say the following item came off the back cover of a Clint Eastwood Gran Torino DVD rather than the newswire.
According to WPXI.com, 84-year-old Korean War veteran Fred Ricciutti shot a home intruder with the German Luger he used in the war. The shooting occurred in Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, around 4:30 am when Ricciutti was awoken by the sounds of 25-year-old Raymond Hiles, breaking through his kitchen window. Ricciutti grabbed his gun and went to investigate.
Violet D'Mello of Britian was mauled by cheetahs on her 60th birthday at a South African game preserve this past week. D'Mello was visiting the Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth with her husband when the attack occurred. According to the Mail Online, D'Mello paid an additional £4.50 (around $8) to pet hand-reared cheetah brothers Mark and Monty.
D'Mello was in the enclosure with the two cats when one of them grabbed eight-year-old Camryn Malan and began biting his leg. The boy’s seven-year-old sister Calum panicked at the scene. D'Mello told the young girl not to run fearing it would attract the cats to her. D'Mello was midsentence when one of the cats knocked her to the ground.