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Watch Rattlesnake Swim Up to Boater in Lake George

I gotta admit, I kind of felt bad for the rattlesnake when watching this video and was sort of hoping the boater would lift it up into his boat, although I certainly understand why he didn't. YouTube user Timber Jessie recently posted this video of a rattlesnake swimming up to...


Principal Calls Boy’s Mother About Dead Squirrel in Backpack – Hilarity Ensues

A call from the principal’s office rarely brings good news. So when Ladye Hobson received a call from her son Brylan’s principal, she cringed, dreading what the school administrator was about to tell her. But as Hobson describes in a recent blog posted on Her View From Home , what...


Catfish Falls From Sky, Smacks Woman on the Face

A simple walk in the park turned into the most bizzare experience of one woman's life. Lisa Lobree was near a Philadelphia museum on Labor Day when a 5-pound catfish fell from the sky, smacking her in the face and knocking her to the ground. She suffered a minor cut...


Image of Monkey Caught on Georgia Trail Camera

One Georgia man couldn’t believe his eyes when he checked the images on his game camera last week. There, as clear as day, was a monkey hanging from one of his deer feeders. Eddie Huggins of Albany, Ga., said he’s seen a lot of interesting critters on his game camera,...


Slow Cooker Squirrel and Dumplings

Sometimes you just need a warm bowl of squirrel and dumplings. We have made them before , but that method takes a while and requires quite a bit of hands-on work. If you don’t have lots of time for simmering squirrels and mixing up dumpling dough, break out the Realtree...


Po Man Grill Spit Roasted Rosemary Garlic Butter Quail

If you have ever spent much time in the Deep South, particularly along the Gulf Coast, then you have probably seen someone grilling or smoking meat or fish in what looks like a trash can. That’s because it was a trash can. Folks have been making these trash can cookers...


Watch Bull Snake Chomp on Guy's Hand

Would you let a bull snake chomp down on your hand? Even though bull snakes aren't venemous, they're known to be aggressive and have a powerful bite, as the young man in the video above experienced. Nicholas, as he's referred to in the YouTube video description, was moving the bull...


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,...


Smoked Whistlepig Sandwiches

When the subject of ground hogs, whistlepigs to some, comes up, the question I hear most often is “what do they taste like?” As for most of these type of inquiries, the answer is “Groundhog.” If I had to pick a meat most people were familiar with to offer up...


Groundhog Storms NASCAR Track

It's Groundhog Week here at Realtree and I was tasked with the job of writing a couple of blogs about groundhogs. I thought I'd have a problem coming up with material, but that's not been the case. In fact, there are numerous videos of groundhogs causing ruckus. One of our...


Stop Killing Non-Venomous Snakes!

You’ve probably heard the saying, “The only good snake is a dead snake.” Those who hate snakes will often utter those words upon dispatching a snake they found on their property.


Man Drops Video Camera in Rattlesnake Den

For some snake-wary viewers, the video above is the stuff of nightmares. Just listen to all of those rattles. Can you imagine stumbling upon this scene? Michael Delaney filmed this rattlesnake den in Montana using a camera, which was attached to a handheld gimbal attached to a hockey stick. After...


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...


Starting Them Young

One weekend, my boyfriend Jordan and I decided to take his 5-year-old son, Aiden, quail hunting for his first time. We had recently bought him his first shotgun, a bolt-action .410, and he was really excited to go out and shoot it and hunt with us. I threw one of...


Fried Squirrel and Gravy Pot Pie

Growing up, fried squirrel and gravy was one of my favorite meals. Still is. But sometimes you get a squirrel that is just too old and tough to fry. Dumplings are always a good choice, but you don’t get that fried squirrel flavor. So, when Potroast took an old, heavy,...


Hunters Wake Up To Discover Trailer Full Of Dogs And Hunting Gear Stolen

Can you imagine waking up, walking outside, and discovering that not only had all of your guns and hunting gear been stolen but also your hunting dogs? That’s what happened to Larry Mills and his wife as they were traveling through Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a hunting trip in Arizona...


Man Films Bobcat Swimming Across Lake

You never know what you'll spot when you're spending a day out on the water. The man who filmed the video above was no doubt shocked to see a bobcat swimming across the large body of water. The man on the personal watercraft filmed the bobcat crossing a part of...


Quail and Wild Rice with Mushroom Gravy

Quail and wild rice, they just seem to fit. This casserole is both easy to make and absolutely delicious. If you can find wild rice by itself, use it. If not, look for a wild rice blend. Both will taste great, but the wild rice has an earthy, nutty flavor...


Hunt Small Game When Deer Seasons Close

January 1 was the last day of Michigan's deer season . The three-month season was gone in the blink of an eye. All that practice and preparation for the hunt either paid off or it didn't. Maybe you filled your tags. Maybe you missed your opportunity. But one thing is...


Nashville Hot Chicken Style Fried Quail and Waffles

Unless you have been eating under a rock for the past year or two, you have probably heard about Nashville Hot Chicken. Stretching far beyond its Tennessee home place, hot chicken is taking the country by storm. One of the originals, and still one of the best, is Hattie B’s...


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