While fishing in the South Pacific Ocean, a New Zealand man made an unusual catch: this completely transparent “wobbly shrimp-like creature.” Stewart Fraser and his two sons were fishing at a spot 43 miles north of the Karikari Peninsula on New Zealand’s northern tip, according to MailOnline. When Fraser spotted this see-through creature swimming near the ocean’s surface, he just had to investigate.
“I was in two minds whether to haul it in, but curiosity got the better of me and I decided to take a closer look,” Fraser told MailOnline. “It felt scaly and was quite firm, almost jelly-like, and you couldn't see anything inside aside from this orange little blob inside it.”
This video was recently posted to LiveLeak, but we don't know much beyond that. The shaky footage is shot from a snowmobile chasing a huge herd of what looks like whitetail jackrabbits.
You can see hundreds of rabbit tracks in the snow, and the pack of jackrabbits running away on the horizon. The unknown snowmobiler catches up with the fleeing animals as the video progresses. Just before the clip ends, the vehicle slows down and the rabbits spread out from their cluster into a line. Harassing game animals is illegal in every state and we certainly don't condone this guy's actions, but holy smokes that's a lot of rabbits.
Shaun Harrington and his buddies thought they'd pull a shark diving stunt for a video series they're shooting. The stunt worked in that it got Harrington his 15 minutes of fame, but he was almost eaten by a tiger shark in the process.
The 27-year-old daredevil made it out of the water unscathed. He may have lost his wife, however, who Harrington says is not talking to him anymore.
"It's not the smartest thing," Harrington said of the stunt.
New Hampshire's moose population has suffered a significant decline in recent years. To understand why moose are dying, state Fish and Game officials are launching a collar tracking study this month. The state's moose herd has decreased by about 40 percent since the 1990s, falling from roughly 7,000 moose to the current population of 4,000 animals, according to WBZ-TV. New Hampshire Fish and Game reports the population peaked in 1996 at approximately 7,600 moose.
While snow storms and freezing temperatures have been the norm in the U.S. this month, Scandinavia has been dealing with some chilly days of its own. In the village of Lovund, Norway on Sunday, temperatures dropped so quickly an entire school of herring froze along the shore, reports the Huffington Post.
Last month we wrote about a mysterious canine shot in Missouri that could have been a coyote, a wolf, or possibly a coyote-wolf hybrid. The DNA results are back, and tests confirm the animal is indeed a wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted the research and verified the 80-pound female was a two-year-old gray wolf, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation's website.
Twelve does received sterilization procedures last month in Cayuga Heights, NY, to help control the village's oversized deer population. The undertaking took five days in early December and cost taxpayers $35,808. That breaks down to $2,984 spent per doe, a final price tag nearly triple the early estimates of $1,000 per doe, according to the Ithaca Journal.
Miss America contestant Theresa Vail (left) and hunting show host Eva Shockey (right) are two of the most promising up-and-comers in the outdoor industry. And, we're interviewing them at the SHOT Show next week. If you could ask either of them one question, what would it be? Send your question to email@example.com and we'll select the best three for the interview.
Check out both interviews later next week on OutdoorLife.com.
Indian forest officials announced a shoot-on-sight order yesterday for a Bengal tiger that killed five villagers in northern India. Officials suspect the big cat wandered away from Jim Corbett National Park. They also say it appears to exclusively attack humans, reports the Calcutta Telegraph.
Five villagers, including a 12-year-old, were reportedly killed by the same tiger in the past several weeks across the state of Uttar Pradesh. Reports of the tiger first surfaced when the cat killed a 32-year-old man on Dec. 26.
Amid the uproar swirling around this weekend's black rhino hunt auction taking place at the Dallas Safari Club convention comes the breath-of-fresh-air, voice of reason from Dallas Morning Star columnist Gordon Keith.
Click here to read his piece and the pass it on to your non-hunting buddies.