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Oklahoma Traffic Stop Reveals Rattlesnake, Uranium, Handgun

What do a pistol, an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe bourbon, a live rattlesnake and powdered radioactive uranium all have in common? Well, nothing, except they were all found in a stolen vehicle pulled over during a traffic stop in a Guthrie, Oklahoma, neighborhood last week. Guthrie police made the...


Watch Three Cottonmouths Fight for Dominance

There must have been some good-looking female cottonmouths in the wetland that drove these three male snakes to battle it out in North Alabama. Claire Ciafre, botanist in residence at Herpetology at Austin Peay State University , shot the fascinating footage of these pit vipers in June at Redstone Arsenal...


Bear Drags Deer Across Road in Front of Stunned Drivers

A small black bear got to enjoy an easy venison dinner with the help of a vehicle on a Colorado road. A video obtained by KOAA News 5 shows the bear dragging the deer across a busy road in Southwestern Colorado near Ridgway State Park. Dominick Gonzales, who filmed the...


Exotic Cat Attack in Illinois Neighborhood

An Illinois mother and daughter were enjoying a stroll through their neighborhood when their walk took a terrifying turn. The two were attacked and injured by a caracal, a large cat native to regions of Africa and northwest India that can weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 pounds. According to...


Home Invading Coyote Kills Family Dog

For the second time this month, I'm writing about a coyote killing a pet inside the supposed safety of its family's home. A few weeks ago, an Alabama man shot and killed a coyote in his home after it came through the pet door and killed his cat. The most...


Please, Don't Feed Bears

If you've lived or traveled through bear country, you've no doubt seen the signs warning against feeding the bears. People may have good intentions when they leave food for a wild bear, but doing so causes the bear to lose its fear of humans, and can make it extremely dangerous...


Watch Cat Defend Itself Against Coyote

Coyotes are usually bad news for cats and other small pets. My neighborhood is overrun with coyotes, and our pets are paying the price. One neighbor recently lost two cats to coyotes, and another neighbor watched in horror as a coyote carried her small dog off in its jaws. So,...


Father Fights Off Mountain Lion Attacking His Young Son

I bet you'd do anything to protect your child, even if it meant fighting off a dangerous predator. On Monday, a dad took on a mountain lion as it attacked his 4-year-old son, most likely saving his life. The attack occurred during a hike in San Diego's Los Peñasquitos Canyon...


Bobcat Stuck on Top of Power Pole Finally Comes Down

Cat owners know that the curious critters often get themselves into tough predicaments. I guess their wild cousins are no different. This past Thursday, a bobcat was spotted sitting atop an extremely tall power pole on I-75 near mile marker 78 on I-75 in Collier County, Florida. It eventually attracted...


Doorbell Camera Captures Footage of Snake Biting Man's Face

What's worse than getting bitten by a snake? How about getting bitten by a snake in the face and having the video footage of the incident go viral? That's exactly what happened to one unfortunate man earlier this week. According to Fox 8 , Jerel Heywood was visiting his friend...


Coyote Stops Thief From Breaking Into Car

I've covered a number of news stories over the years about aggressive coyotes in urban settings, and in many cases, someone or someone's pet ends up getting hurt. As more and more coyotes move into cities and neighborhoods, conflicts between the wild canines and people increase. But this time, an...


Alligator Attempts Home Invasion

What do you say to a large alligator that's knocking at your door? Donna Heiss of Palm Coast, Florida, just said, "No." It seemed to work ... at first. Heiss told CBS Miami that as she pulled into her garage on Thursday, her neighbors yelled for her to get inside...


Connecticut Golfer Recounts Bobcat Attack

One Connecticut golfer found himself swinging at more than just golf balls during his time on the course last week. He had to use his golf club to defend himself against a rabid bobcat. Michael Popkowski, a New London resident, was on the seventh hole at the Mohegan Sun Golf...


Watch Coyote Charge Hunter

Lyle Sinkey says he usually shoots coyotes as soon as he sees them, but for "some dang reason" he decided to call this one in. Below the YouTube video Sinkey recently posted of his coyote encounter, he wrote, "As he got closer (20 feet), I expected him to bolt. But...


Teen Attacked by Grizzly While Shed Hunting

A teenage boy is lucky to be alive after surviving a grizzly attack while he was hunting for shed antlers near Ennis, Montana. The 17-year-old Utah teenager, who was attacked by the bear last Sunday, received only minor injuries, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) news release...


Puppy Carried Away by Owl Found by Golfers

A puppy is recovering after it was snatched by an owl out of an Arizona backyard. ABC 15 reports that Latte, one of four three-month-old puppies Foothills Animal Rescue had placed with a foster parent, went out early the morning of March 29 for a supervised potty break. All of...


Mom Pries Mountain Lion's Mouth Open to Save Son

A mother will do anything to save her child. One British Columbia mother even pried a mountain lion's jaws open to save her 7-year-old boy during an attack earlier this week. Chelsea Bromley's son Zach was playing in the family's backyard when the small mountain lion leaped at him and...


Watch Dog Play With Wild Coyote

If the dog in this video was smaller, the video footage caught by a homeowner in an Arizona neighborhood might have revealed a much grimmer scene. But, as it is, the video shows a wild coyote and large dog playing together, each apparently enjoying the other's company. As you know,...


Watch as 45 Rattlesnakes Are Removed From Under Texas House

A professional snake remover thought he'd be removing only a few rattlesnakes from under a house in Albany, Texas. The homeowner, who had called for assistance, said he'd climbed under his house to restore his cable and had spotted "a few snakes." But when the folks with Big Country Snake...


Woman Fights Off Attacking Fox With Scissors

An Alabama woman fought off a fox during what she said was the scariest moment of her life. Alicia Jennings is the ninth fox-attack victim in Baldwin County since May of last year. NBC 15 reports that the fox, likely rabid, lunged at Jenning in a driveway in Fairhope. "He...


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