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The Realblog's Top 10 Craziest Animal Encounters

It's wild out there, and The Realblog has the stories to prove it. As the blog's editor, I've spent the last eight years sharing with you stories of unbelievable animal encounters, and there have been some doozies. I've compiled some of the most remarkable ones for this top 10 countdown...


Video: Bear with Head Stuck in Jar Rescued by Boaters

A Wisconsin family was fishing in Marsh-Miller Lake when their focus switched from catching fish to rescuing a struggling bear. Tricia Hurt says she and her family spotted the bear swimming across the lake at around 9 p.m. last Saturday with what looked like a bucket stuck on its head...


Watch Dallas Cowboys' Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Flee from Bears

Dallas Cowboys' Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix may be a force on the football field, but a black bear and her cub sent him running in the opposite direction during an unexpected encounter last week. Clinton-Dix was riding an electric scooter past some vehicles, presumably at his residence, when he came...


Python Cowboy Captures 17-Foot Snake After Bloody Battle

A man known as "Python Cowboy" for his ability to capture Florida's invasive Burmese pythons recently made an impressive catch in the Everglades National Park. According to Local10.com , Mike Kimmel captured a female python measuring more than 17 feet long and weighing approximately 150 pounds. The snakes he usually...


Video Shows Coyote Following Man and His Dog Through Park

This video is proof that if you're walking a small dog, it's wise to keep an eye out for coyotes, even if the dog is on a leash and you're walking in an urban area. Bruce Causier, who's known as the "Urban Wildlife Guy" on YouTube, recently posted video of...


British Columbia Man Injured in Wolf Attack

A wolf attacked and seriously injured a man who was walking home in a Port Edward, B.C., neighborhood last Friday night. Conservation officers are now searching for the lone animal. Conservation Inspector Cam Schley told CBC.ca , the man, who is in his 70s, suffered "significant injuries" to the lower...


Coyote Leaps Park Fence to Fight Pit Bull

This video footage is proof that small pets aren't the only ones at risk from a coyote attack. Keyanue McCallon was at Loma Verde Park in Chula Vista, California, on May 22 when an aggressive coyote jumped the chain-link fence and attacked his pit bull, which was much larger than...


Followed by a Brown Bear, this is One Calm Kid

An Italian boy showed amazing composure while being followed closely behind by a large brown bear, and the heart-stopping encounter was caught on camera. According to CNN , 12-year-old Alessandro was on a mountain hike with his family in Trentino, Italy, when the bear began following him. Loris Calliari, the...


Alligator Discovered at Kentucky Lake

From deer and turkeys to elk, Kentucky has an abundance of wild critters. But alligators aren't on the native species list. That's why folks enjoying Kentucky Lake a couple of weeks ago got quite a surprise when they encountered a 3-foot gator near Kentucky Dam. Conservation Officer Lee Cope with...


Tips for Summertime Coyote Hunting

After spring turkeys are tagged and before fall deer, upland, and small game seasons kick in, summer can drag on forever. Sure, you can go fishing, but a hunter can only sit in a boat for so many days. We need a critter to chase during those off-season months. Luckily...


Watch this Mother Bear Rescue Her Cubs in South Lake Tahoe

Mother bears are known to be fiercely protective of their young. That protective instinct played out on camera recently when a black bear sow was filmed rescuing her young cubs. According to CBSN Bay Area , firefighters responded to a call about three bear cubs that had become separated from...


Bear Breaks Into Cabin, Steals Junk Food, Beer, Allergy Medicine

Spotting a black bear can be a treat for those visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, but two women vacationers recently experienced a black bear encounter that was a little too close for comfort. Michelle Eberhart and a friend were enjoying their morning in a Gatlinburg, Tennessee, cabin when the friend...


Wyoming Shed Hunter Recovering from Grizzly Attack

Spencer Smith didn't get a chance to discharge his can of bear spray when a grizzly attacked him a couple of weeks ago, but it may still have saved his life. According to Cody Enterprise , Smith, 41, was hunting sheds in Sunlight Basin, Wyoming, on May 1, when he...


South Carolina Woman Killed by Alligator

South Carolina deputies have shot and killed an alligator that fatally attacked a woman last Friday. CBS affiliate WCSC-TV reports the victim was Cynthia Covert, 58, of Johns Island. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said officers responded to a call about an alligator encounter at a pond on Kiawah Island...


Southern California Mountain Lions Given Temporary Protection

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to explore the candidacy of Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions for the state’s Endangered Species Act. In a 5-0 vote on April 15, the state Commission granted mountain lions in six regions from San Francisco to San Diego “candidate status”...


Are Wild Mountain Lions Preying on Zoo Animals?

San Diego Zoo Safari Park has lost several animals to likely mountain lion attacks since park doors have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mountain lions have always inhabited areas surrounding the North County zoo, but since there are no visitors, the big cats have been getting bolder and...


Coyote Attacks 5-Year-Old Girl

A 5-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after being attacked by a coyote while at Dublin Hills Regional Park in California last week. According to SF Gate , the girl was bitten by the animal around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and was transported to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland...


Mountain Lion That Attacked Deputy Tests Positive for Rabies

Earlier this week, I wrote about a mountain lion that attacked a Colorado deputy and civilian . Both escaped with minor injuries, but now they must undergo additional treatment because the mountain lion tested positive for rabies. According to Denver.cbslocal.com , both bite victims have been notified and the Larimer...


Mountain Lion Attacks Deputy at Colorado RV Park

When you're a police officer, danger can come in many forms. One Colorado deputy was lucky to escape with minor injuries after a mountain lion knocked her down and lunged for her neck while she was on duty earlier this month. According to Fox5Sandiego , the attack came after deputies...


Tips for Nighttime Predator Hunters

Hunting at night can be one of the most effective ways to take coyotes. Like most predators, they tend to be more active after dark, so chances are good that they’ll be up and searching for food while you’re calling to them. Hiding under the cover of darkness makes it...


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