As pythons continue to wreak havoc on the Florida Everglades, they are continually coming in contact with alligators. Some of these battles have been documented in photos and video, but usually they are long, drawn-out struggles. YouTube ojatro user captured such an encounter a few years ago, but played his video at X6 speed. The result? A web video sensation. Check out the clip here…
It's been a long, cold week and if you're like us, you are probably ready to cut loose for the weekend. Well, apparently so is this deer. If you don't think this video is funny … just chill bro, it will be Monday again soon enough.
As for the rest of you, do you think the audio on this YouTube video is real, or is this some video editing trickery?
Yellowstone National Park released its annual wolf report for 2012, and the data reveals two interesting trends. First, the park’s wolf population declined by about 15 percent from roughly 100 wolves in each of the three previous years to 83 wolves by the end of 2012. Second, Yellowstone’s wolves preyed on more bison in 2012 than any previous year.
Although the decline in population alarmed some, the leader of the Yellowstone Wolf Project says the predators are simply coming into balance with their environment. “The number of wolves are here that can be supported by prey,” leader Doug Smith told Montana Public Radio.
Deer-related vehicle crashes are relatively common, but they’re not often captured on camera. This YouTube video of a snowmobile trek in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula shows footage of a young deer barreling out of the woods and smacking into a snowmobiler’s windshield.
There’s a cougar prowling Arizona’s Peaks Senior Living Community and it isn’t the kind the gentlemen of the community have been saving up all their medication for in hopes of meeting.
Early on the morning of Dec. 27 Roman Lewicky, a resident of the nearby community of Coyote Springs, took his German shepherd for a walk. An abundance of cackling crows in the woods spooked the dog so Lewicky took his pet back inside. He told his wife Puka that he was going skiing instead and suggested she investigate what had the crows in such a tizzy.
What a husband! “Hey honey, there’s something outside that’s scaring the bejesus out of our German shepherd. Why don’t you go check it out.”
Mrs. Lewicky found a fresh mountain lion deer kill. The kill was so fresh that she could see freshly eaten grass in the animal’s intestines.
A 172-pound, potential record cobia was taken by a spearfisherman off the coast of Brazil recently.
Spearfishers Marcelo Mello Lobato, Cyrus Bravin and Gabriel Santana ventured 50 miles off the coast of Marataizes (about 200 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro). They were heading toward an 85-foot deep area well known to spearfishers as the home of big cobia—the locals call them "bijupira," which means tasty fish.
Bravin was the first to pull a fish. His 54-pound cobia was revered by all on board as a true monster. Little did the crew know, however, that 54 pounds was chump change compared to what lurked below.
A few weeks ago, a pair of snowboarders made headlines after they were fined for chasing a moose down a ski hill. Well, now it seems the moose are looking for payback. This video, uploaded to LiveLeak, shows a cow moose wreaking havoc on a ski hill. When one of the skiers tries to shepherd her off the run, the moose charges.
Here's a tip for folks unfamiliar with the temperament of cow moose: If she has her ears pinned back and hackles raised, get out of the way quickly.
Researchers at Haverford College, Pennsylvania literally got a bird’s eye view of how falcons hunt when they attached tiny cameras to the predatory birds in the USA and Europe. Researchers worked with 13 falconers on the project. By analyzing video taken during flight, scientists were able reconstruct and understand the birds’ hunting technique.
Falcons attack flying prey at a distance and keep their target centered in their field of view. University professional Suzanne Kane explained the strategy to Live Science: "This strategy of heading straight toward the prey at all times is easy to implement, but it involves following a very winding pathway and it turns out to be a very inefficient way of catching prey.”
A kayak fisherman from Australia caught an estimated 200-pound Marlin off the coast of New South Wales earlier this month. Tommie Strydom and fishing buddy Paul Pallet filmed the entire 90-minute fight and uploaded a condensed version of the footage to YouTube.
The pair were fishing near Coffs Harbour when Strydom felt a bite. Strydom had fished the area for five years and the line flying off his reel made him suspect a shark had snagged the live bait, reports the Daily Telegraph.