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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.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday blocked efforts by animal activist groups seeking a statewide vote on a 2012 law that allows wolf hunting. The 2012 law that gives the Michigan Natural Resources Commission the power to designate species as game animals was given final authorization by the state senate on Tuesday.
Prior to this legislation, the responsibility of wolf management decisions fell on the backs of lawmakers. The MNRS plans to list wolves as a game animal for selected hunts in the Upper Peninsula areas today. The Governor is all for this.