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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...


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...


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