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Florida Man Rescues Puppy from Alligator’s Jaws

Would you jump in a pond to save your puppy from an alligator’s grasp? One Florida man did just that and it was all caught on camera. Richard Wilbanks, 74, of Estero said instincts and adrenaline caused him to jump in his backyard pond to save his 3-month-old Cavalier King...


Young Female Hunter Shoots Mountain Lion Before It Can Attack

Mackenzie Lappin was hunting deer by herself deep in the woods when she experienced one of the most terrifying moments of her life. She encountered an aggressive mountain lion that seemed unfazed by her efforts to scare it away. The scary encounter — caught on her cellphone video — happened...


Grizzly Attacks, Injures Two Montana Hunters

A grizzly bear attacked and seriously injured a father and son who were hunting in northern Montana on Halloween day. According to a statement made by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the bear charged out of a wooded area near Smith Lake in the Flathead Valley. The agency said the...


Copperhead Hiding in Toy Pile Bites Toddler

Most people know to watch out for venomous snakes around woodpiles or in rocky areas, but few would think to check a pile of toys by the back door. Unfortunately for a Jackson, Tennessee, toddler, that’s exactly where a copperhead had taken refuge before biting the young girl last week...


Large Black Bear Filmed Wandering Down Hallway of Colorado YMCA

Bears are trying to fatten up for the winter, which means they sometimes follow their noses into buildings or other areas occupied by people. That’s what happened last week when a large black bear was filmed walking down a hallway in the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado...


California Firefighter Saves Mountain Lion Cub from Zogg Fire

People aren’t the only victims of the wildfires that are raging across California. Domestic and wild animals are suffering and dying as well. Fortunately, a firefighter battling the Zogg fire in Northern California discovered a badly burned mountain lion cub and rescued it. NBC News says the cub was found...


Video Shows Black Bear Waking Man From Poolside Nap

A Greenfield, Massachusetts, man just wanted a peaceful nap by the pool, but a curious black bear gave him quite the shock instead. A Ring home security camera caught the moment the bear walked into Matt Bete’s backyard. It appeared to drink from the pool before walking up to the...


Rangers Euthanize Smoky Mountain Bear Discovered Scavenging Human Remains

For the second time since 2019, rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) have euthanized a bear for scavenging human remains. According to 10 News , hikers stumbled upon an unoccupied tent at a campsite near the remote Hazel Creek Trail in North Carolina last Friday, Sept. 11...


Video Footage: Bear Repeatedly Enters Lake Tahoe Gas Station, Customer Smacks It on the Butt

Surveillance footage shows a number of dangerous close encounters between a large black bear and people at a Lake Tahoe gas station. Footage taken on Aug. 30 and shared by CBS Sacramento shows a bear lying on the Kings Beach Chevron convenience store floor devouring candy and crackers for approximately...


Watch Three Cubs Ride Mama Bear’s Back Across Wisconsin Lake

Boaters in northern Wisconsin caught remarkable video footage of a mama bear carrying three cubs on her back as she swam from one side of the Chippewa Flowage to the other. CBS 58 reports Dan and Nelda Powers, along with Bluford and Helen Fitch, witnessed the amazing sight in Couderay,...


Woman Killed by Black Bear While on the Phone With Her Father

Stephanie Blais, 44, was talking on the phone with her father when she was attacked and killed by a black bear in a remote fly-in camp in Canada. CBC News reports Blais was attacked at her family cabin on McKie Lake in Saskatchewan. Blais had used a satellite phone to...


Mexican Authorities Capture and Castrate Hair-Sniffing Bear

Remember the curious young male black bear that made the news a few weeks ago after video footage showed him pawing at a woman and sniffing her hair? Well, Mexican authorities just captured and castrated him and people aren’t happy about it. According to BBC News , folks are questioning...


Someone Put a Trump Sticker on a Bear

With the U.S. presidential election only months away, not even the wildlife is safe from aggressive presidential campaign supporters. There’s actually a black bear roaming the Great Smoky Mountains with a Trump sticker stuck to its tracking collar, and a bear-advocacy group in Asheville is not happy about it. The...


Woman and Child Climb Into Alligator Pit to Retrieve Wallet

It’s a bad idea to climb into an alligator pit to retrieve a lost wallet. It’s an even worse idea to let a young child tag along, but that’s exactly what happened recently at a wildlife park in Minnesota — and it was all caught on camera. According to Inside...


Curious Bear Gets Up Close and Personal With Hikers

A group of women were hiking through an ecological park in Mexico when a curious wild bear approached and began pawing at one of them. Video footage shows a medium-sized bear sniffing a woman and even placing its front paws on her shoulders as it licks her hair. You can...


Video Shows Alligator Slamming Into Kayak, Knocking Man Into Water

Peter Joyce's peaceful day of kayaking in North Carolina's Lake Waccamaw took a terrifying turn when an alligator rammed the side of his kayak, knocking him into the water. "I thought I heard a fish jump to my left. Turned out not to be a fish," Joyce told ABC 11...


Runner Collides With Grizzly on Glacier National Park Trail

A woman running on a trail in Glacier National Park sustained minor injuries after colliding with a grizzly bear. NBCMontana.com reports the woman was leading two other runners on Huckleberry Lookout Trail last Saturday when she ran into the young bear, and the two tumbled off the trail together. The...


Bear Breaks Into Colorado Home, Claws Man

A man staying at a friend’s home in Denver was attacked and injured by a black bear that entered the guesthouse where he was vacationing. TheDenverChannel.com reports the bear inflicted severe swipe injuries to 54-year-old Dave Chernosky’s face, neck, and head. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials used dogs to track...


Passerby Saves South Carolina Woman From Alligator Attack

A South Carolina man is being called a hero after he rescued a woman from the jaws of an alligator. News 3 reports the 75-year-old woman was trimming plants near the edge of a pond in the Calawassie Island development when a 10-foot gator attacked her and pulled her into...


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...


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