Sep 2, 2016

Giant cattle-eating crocodile captured in Australia

An “angry” giant saltwater crocodile hunting cows at a northern Australia cattle station has been captured and relocated to a breeding farm, authorities and reports said. Wildlife officers had laid a trap in a waterway near where the “saltie” was reported to have been ...

Aug 30, 2016

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for five days

A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word “scapegoat” when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on the lam in California for several days. The nearly 1-ton horse named Budweiser, who goes by “Buddy,” was safely wrangled back into ...

Lightning kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

Aug 30, 2016

Lightning kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. Dead animals were found lying on top of each other, many with their antlers entangled, after the thunderstorm on the Hardanger plateau in southern Norway ...

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Aug 26, 2016

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

U.S. federal officials are seeking a ban on swimming with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins, saying the encounters popular with tourists are harming the sleeping habits of the nocturnal creatures. The proposal by the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

Jellyfish hit beaches around full moon, study says

Aug 26, 2016

Jellyfish hit beaches around full moon, study says

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the night sky after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phases of the moon. The study found the lunar calendar is a key determinant of when jellyfish arrive ...

Nigerian faces charges for naming his dog after president

Aug 25, 2016

Nigerian faces charges for naming his dog after president

A Nigerian is being charged for provoking people and “breach of peace” by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painting the name on the pet, police said on Wednesday. “The man bought a dog, named it Buhari, wrote ‘Buhari’ on both sides ...