Minnesota is home to more wolves than any other state in the Lower 48 and there has never been a documented wolf attack there. However, that is about to change.
Wildlife officials are investigating a reported wolf attack on a 16-year-old boy who was camping over the weekend in the Chippewa National Forest, according to the Pioneer Press. If the incident is confirmed by wildlife experts, it would be the first ever documented wolf attack in the Lower 48. There is only one case of a fatal wolf attack in Alaska and another in Canada.
On the evening of Aug. 23, campers said a wolf tore through a U.S. Forest Service campground, ripping into two tents and popping an air mattress. The 16-year-old boy (whose name has not been released) was sleeping outside of a tent when the wolf snuck up on him and bit him in the head. The boy kicked the wolf off of him, but not before he suffered puncture wounds to his head and face. He was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at a hospital in Bemidji, Minn., according to the Pioneer Press.
The Mossy Oak film crew recently posted this video, titled "World's Largest Cottonmouth Snake," on YouTube. Here's the info they published with the clip:
"What would you do in this situation? The Mossy Oak crew came across this venomous cottonmouth (water moccasin) while out planting a duck hole in the summer. You just never know what you might run into down here in the south. "
As of this posting nine caribou hunters are being rescued from ice-locked Coats Island by the Canadian Coast Guard via the Icebreaker Pierre Radisson.
The nine caribou hunters left Coral Harbour in two 24-foot aluminum boats sometime last month. They were waiting out a week’s worth of bad weather when the island they were hunting became surrounded by ice. The group apparently tried to get through the ice Saturday but were unsuccessful. It was during this attempt that their satellite phone went dead. Fortunately the group was spotted by a Hercules aircraft on Sunday. Captain Jean Houde, with CFB Trenton, said the plane managed to drop a radio to communicate with them shortly after.
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Andrew F. Oberle, graduate student from the University of Texas at San Antonio, remains in intensive care after he was attacked by a male chimpanzee on Thursday at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in South Africa.The 26-year-old Oberle was lecturing visitors when the attack occurred.
For reasons unknown, the first-time lecturer broke facility rules by going through the first of two security fences that separate humans from chimpanzees, according to Huffpost College. Oberle was attacked shortly after he entered the forbidden zone by two male chimps, who grabbed him and pulled him under the second, electrified fence.
What does it take to paddle into shark-infested waters to help a wounded friend? Ask Australian surfer Aaron “Noddy” Wallis.
Wallis had been surfing only 10 minutes with his buddy Dave Pearson, 47, when Pearson was attacked. The shark tore the flesh from Pearson’s right arm and left him with deep cuts on his forehead. Despite Wallis’s survival instinct, it only took him a moment to decide to paddle into the deadly waters.
A South African man died Saturday after being stung by a swarm of Portuguese Man o' Wars while swimming near Cape Town with his granddaughter.
Roland Singh, 58, succumbed to severe anaphylactic shock and was declared dead at the scene by paramedics who tried to resuscitate him. Although it is rare for humans to die after getting stung by these jellyfish-like creatures, also known as Blue Bottles in South Africa, it does happen.
So Outdoor Life is part of a cool contest operated by Crown Royal, sponsor of Field & Stream’s Hook Shots show and maker of the whiskey that comes in a purple bag. The contest is called “Pass the Crown,” and it’s a variation on the Secret Santa gift exchange anyone who’s ever worked in an office is familiar with. Are you lucky enough to have never worked in an office? Then here’s how this works: