Friday, July 27, 2012

Three bear cubs rescued from dumpster via truck and ladder (video)

Three bear cubs cried all night after climbing into a dumpster and not being able to climb back out. Hopeless to help her trapped babies, momma bear sat by the dumpster waiting for some good neighbors to come to the rescue.

And, finally, they did:


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The YouTube video is entitled Ruidoso Bear Rescue Mission, so we assume it occurred in Ruidoso, N.M., a village adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest.

Kbear0330 posted the video with this description:
Where, oh where, are my baby bears? Some baby bears got stuck in a dumpster over night. Mama bear sat by the dumpster all night listening to her cubs cry. This kept my aunt’s friends awake as well.

No doubt fearing another sleepless night, the good people of Ruidoso did the neighborly thing, helping the cubs climb out of the trash bin by way of ladder. They then wandered off with momma bear back into the woods.

One question remains unanswered, though. How did the bear cubs get into the dumpster in the first place?


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bald eagle swoops in and snatches up a fish with one foot (amazing video)


Bald eagles can see better than humans, fly up to 35 mph and lift up to four pounds. Each of these traits are on display by the bald eagle in this video as it spots a small fish being tossed back into the water, takes flight, gets an angle on the fish, swoops in and, well, take a look at the amazing one-foot grab:




Great catch, Mr. Bald Eagle. Let's see Mike Trout do that!


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Carp are overcrowded at Lake Mead marina (amazing video)


Lake Mead is known for its largemouth bass and striped bass fishing, but like most lakes, it has its share of carp, particularly around the boat docks where people feed them popcorn, bread and whatever else they have to toss their way. 

In fact, there are so many carp, you’ll have a hard time seeing the water. Take a look at this YouTube video:


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So many mouths to feed, so little time.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shark attacks fish at the end of a fisherman's line (amazing video)

Fisherman Sarah Brame, or at least we believe it was her based on the conversation in the video, was reeling in what looked like a 5-pound red drum when all of a sudden, out of the depths came what is being reported as a bull shark that snatched the red rum off the line, right as Sarah's friend was getting ready to net the fish.

Truly an amazing YouTube video. Take a look (and excuse the bit of foul language):





Sarah Brame, who posted the video, said she lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and claims the video was taken from their beach house in the sound, though commenters on the YouTube site dispute this, as does WMBF in Myrtle Beach.

Doesn't really matter, though. The shark coming out of nowhere is incredible wherever it happened.

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Is Bigfoot real? Sasquatch hair just sold for $225 at auction

Is Bigfoot real?

Until we get solid proof, like a dead body that is authenticated by DNA, the answer will remain shrouded in mystery.

But adding to the intrigue to the "Is Bigfoot real?" debate comes the Nacogdoches Auction in Nacogdoches, Texas, where Bigfoot hair was auctioned off for $225. Is the Bigfoot hair real?

Steve Busti, owner of the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas, and  winner of the auction, intends to find out. He plans to have DNA testing performed on the "Bigfoot hair."

"I'm excited," Busti said told GrindTV Outdoor. "I'm really looking forward to having the hair tested. If they come back with some unusual result, it could really change things. This could really be like the smoking gun, if you will, that will prove the existence of this animal."

Ty Shafer of Lufkin, Texas, is convinced the hair is authentic. After hearing how the Bigfoot hair was obtained, Shafer bought a lock of the hair for $15 on the Internet and subsequently put it up for auction over the weekend.

Shafer said the seller of the Bigfoot hair had visited a friend in the state of Washington. It was around Skookumchuck Lake where the hair was discovered near some animal traps (not Bigfoot traps). Not only did the man say the hair belonged to Bigfoot, he claimed to have seen Bigfoot.

Interestingly, according to The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, there have been 16 Bigfoot encounters in Thurston County, in which Skookumchuck Lake is located.

Bigfoot researcher Henner Fahrenbach dismissed the hair that was sold at the auction, saying it was a rip-off because all previously discovered Bigfoot hair samples, about 20 in all, are single strands of hair, not locks of hair.

Nevertheless, Busti is keeping an open mind, knowing the odds that the Bigfoot hair he bought is authentic are slim, or as he put it, "probably a very, very low probability."

"But at the same time," he added, "it's those chances we've got to take to try to find out if these creatures exist or not."

Is Bigfoot real? We may never know the answer?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shark on the beach poses no danger to beach-goers


If it were a great white shark, maybe the beach-goers at the Pembrokeshire, Wales, beach would have something to worry about. But this shark was merely a sand shark -- in the literal sense. Someone named MrJoneshari produced a time-lapse video of the sand shark being constructed in the sand. Have a look:


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The Dorsal Fin described the finished product as being a “rare 3-gill sand shark (Carcharias sandu).”

That sounds about right.
 
Thanks to The Dorsal Fin!


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Monday, July 9, 2012

Great white shark stalks Cape Cod kayaker

Great white sharks are becoming stars of the news lately, or so it seems. If it isn’t beach closures in Southern California and on the East Coast because of great white shark sightings, it’s great white shark attacks on windsurfers or surfers.

The latest was about a great white shark stalking a Cape Cod kayaker at Nauset Beach in Orleans, Mass.

And the photo pretty much tells the story:




Here’s how the New York Daily News put it:
A man kayaking for the first time looked over his shoulder Saturday to see the tip of a shark’s fin rising out of the water just 10 feet behind him.
People frolicking at Nauset Beach, on Cape Cod, saw the 12-to-14-foot great white shark before Walter Szulc Jr. did, and tried to the warn the kayaker. But he couldn’t hear them at first.
“There were hundreds of people on the beach, and they were all at the edge, yelling paddle paddle, paddle!” beachgoer Dave Alexander told WHDH.
Szulc finally did turn around to see a great white shark in pursuit. You see this realization in the photo.

Soon, Szulc was paddling furiously to shore, making it without incident, thankfully.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mermaids don't exist, NOAA tells us -- we think


A freshly published factoid from NOAA, an arm of our beloved government, thought it important to inform us that  "no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."

Most reactions around the Internet have been of the "No, really? Mermaids don't exist? Wow." variety. Seriously, did the government really need to spend our tax dollars informing us that this mythical creature,  half-woman and half-fish, doesn't exist? But is that really what NOAA is telling us?

Or is it encouraging us to keep looking for mermaids, since it seems to be saying, "No evidence of mermaids has yet been found, but keep looking."

NOAA also tells us that the half-human, half-fish creatures first appeared in cave paintings 30,000 years ago. According to Wikipedia, mermaids appear in folklore, literature and popular culture of many countries worldwide.

But mermaids do not appear in the oceans with the whales, dolphins, sharks, tuna, marlin et al.

We are pretty sure of our conclusion, even if our government doesn't seem to be.    


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kangaroo halts traffic in ... Pasco, Washington?!


A kangaroo was loose in the city of Pasco, hopping down a highway and causing safety concerns for some very surprised drivers.

For those who are geographically challenged, Pasco is NOT located in Australia but in the state of Washington.

Washington? Kangaroo? How is this possible?

Apparently, in an area of Franklin County, Wash., owning exotic pets is legal, according to reports from UPI and KNDU-TV.

How the kangaroo escaped its enclosure remains unclear. But with the help of friends and police, who used their cars to block the hopping animal from re-entering the highway, the owner managed to recapture it.

KNDU posted this excellent TV report that shows the kangaroo in action.

Now, if you happen to see a zebra causing traffic havoc in Pasco someday, there will be an easy explanation.

You see, the owner of the kangaroo also has a zebra.  


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Bear cub trapped in garage rescued by momma bear (video)

Bears are a curious lot, nosing around where they don’t belong. They do a lot of crazy things, too. Among them:





Now we have this video, featuring a cub that gets trapped in a garage and is rescued by his mother, who was not a happy camper, we suspect. Take a look:



Cute. As bears, especially cubs, tend to be.

Thanks to Animal Planet!


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Jetman flies next to a DC-3 airplane like Superman (video)


Yves Rossy, a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast, combined all his talents to create Jetman, someone who can fly next to a DC-3 airplane a la Superman.

Rossy, also known as Airman and Rocketman, built a pair of wings, fitted them with four jet engines, strapped himself into the flying machine and took off after falling from a helicopter at 6,000 feet.

Watch as he gains speed and catches up to the DC-3 airplane. The real action in this YouTube video begins at about the :55 mark, when he falls backward from the helicopter. Enjoy:





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