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Maine Runner Drowns Rabid Raccoon With Her Bare Hands

An animal lover and a vegetarian, Rachel Borch would have never dreamed of killing a raccoon, until she had to. And she did it with her bare hands. According to the B angor Daily News , the 21-year-old woman was out for a peaceful run down a lovely wooded trail...


Raccoon Fatally Wounds Family Dog

One Longmont, Colo., family is mourning the loss of their beloved dog after it was viciously attacked in broad daylight by a raccoon. Kimberly Dunham says her nine-year-old Dachshund, Denny, was her daughter's best friend. A few weeks ago, she left Denny in the back yard and when she returned,...


Paleo: How to Be a Proud Meat Eater

Many of us probably know at least one person that’s a vegan. And in no way are we sharing this to offend those people. No, it’s just a good old wisecrack to brighten your day. After all, we need a good laugh every now and then, right? I think so...


The Reasons We Hunt

I’ve always been asked why I hunt. The answer to that question is both very simple and extremely complex. We hunt because we want to experience what nature has to offer us. We hunt to grow in character as individuals who are a part of a much larger society. We...


Men Video Themselves Rescuing Critters from Rising Flood Waters

Wild animals are often the forgotten victims of natural disasters, but as floodwaters persisted in Hernando, Miss., one man decided to lend a helping hand to the woodland creatures trapped by the rising waters. Joseph R. Williams II became a sort of small-scale Noah when he took it upon himself...


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New Hunting Clothes For 2016

Every year, new hunting clothes hit racks and stands all across the country. And every year, I take joy in trying them on. It may or may not be obvious, but I’m a bit of a camouflage freak. Seeing the latest Realtree camouflage patterns on the newest clothing gets me...


This is How Baby Raccoons Drink a Bowl of Milk

Have you ever enjoyed a dish so much that you just wanted to dip your entire face in it? For me, chocolate cake comes to mind. Of course, I've not done that...because it would be classless and rude. Sometimes being a civilized human being has its drawbacks. But these baby...


Woman Receives Negative Comments for Approaching Wild Lynx with Video Camera

Few people have the privilege of seeing a lynx. Known as the “ghost cat,” the lynx is rare and elusive. Yet, while hanging out by the Terrace Bay Canada Post Office in the middle of the day, one bold Canadian lynx allowed itself to be filmed by an equally bold...


75-Year-Old Woman Chokes Rabid Raccoon to Death

I’m sure 75-year-old tai chi instructor Cas Overton never thought she’d have to use her martial arts skills on a vicious wild animal, but her physical and mental training paid off last week when she actually had to choke to death a large rabid raccoon that was attacking her. The...


Rampaging Groundhog Causes Chaos in New Hampshire Neighborhood

One New Hampshire man is being teased mercilessly by his buddies after being chased around his yard and into his house by an aggressive groundhog, which then tried to claw its way through the front glass door to continue its attack. Gary McGrath of Hampton, N.H., said he was in...


Beaver Attacks Kayaker, Pulls Him Out of Boat

An aggressive beaver attacked a man and pulled him out of his kayak and into the Irondequoit Creek in New York last week. Michael Cavanaugh of Lima, N.Y., was taking kayaking lessons when the vicious beaver attacked. Nate Reynolds, BayCreek Paddling Center instructor, told CNN he saw part of the...


Did a Texas Couple Catch a Live Chupacabra?

There’s a lot of fuss being made in the news over a raccoon with the mange this week. A Texas couple that is currently holding the poor, diseased creature in a cage believes they’ve caught an elusive Chupacabra. Even more unbelievable, several major new stations have jumped on the story,...


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