Instead it was enjoyed as fish tacos on a Baja beach.
Last week, angler Kevin Shiotani landed an amberjack near Cerralvo Island in the Sea of Cortez after a grueling 25-minute battle that most of the Tailhunter International Sportfishing crew estimated to weigh at least 135 pounds, according to Pete Thomas Outdoors. Had the fish been officially weighed it might have threatened the International Game Fish Association all-tackle world record amberjack caught off Japan in 2010. That fish weighed a whopping 156 pounds.
Word is that no one on the boat was thinking record at the time of the catch.
How do you get a black bear down from a tree? Leave it alone and let it climb down … or, you tranquilize it and tether it to a crane.
This from Business Times: "According to the Colorado Springs Fire Department, a female black bear climbed and got stuck in a tree Sunday morning, though residents did not notice the bear until about 3 p.m. that day.
That’s when the fire department and officers from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department were called in to subdue the bear."
The first attempt to tranquilize the bear failed, and the bear climbed even higher up the tree. Five hours later, with a crowd of locals gathered round, the bear was finally sedated and hauled from the tree by a crane.
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An accused elephant poacher got a lot more than he bargained for when the Zimbabwean tusker he was after crushed him to death.
Authorities say Solomon Manjoro was found – or rather what was left of him was found – by rangers in the Charara reserve, near Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba in late April. Zimbabwe's government controlled Sunday Mail reported that Solomon was killed by the elephant while poaching with friends Noluck Tafuruka and Godfrey Shonge. Those two men have been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms and various wildlife crimes.
Norman Dreger of Germany got the surprise of his fishing career — and possibly his life — when an eagle swooped in to steal his dolly varden char, all his backing, and his fly. Fortunately for those of us sitting in front of a computer screen the entire event was captured on film.
Michael Eisele of Kiel Germany caught this enormous 103-pound cod while fishing off the coast of Norway. If the catch is approved by the International Game Fish Association, it will break the current world record (which has stood for 44 years) by about 5 pounds.
Eisele battled the fish for half an hour before two of his friends finally helped him haul it into the boat, according to the Daily Mail. The cod measured more than 5 feet in length.