Barracuda leaps into boat, attacks Florida teen

June 30, 2010 by  
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BildeRob Parker was fishing for shark and barracuda in the Gulf of Mexico about 4 miles off the coast of Venice, FL when a 45-inch barracuda leapt into the boat and clamped onto his 14-year-old daughter’s arm. Wira Parker’s injuries required 51 stitches. “It was like out of ‘Jaws,’ it was that scary,” said mother Dina Parker. “It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been through. I’ve never been so scared in my life.” Herald Tribune.

Second child attacked by coyote in NY suburb

June 30, 2010 by  
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ImagesA 3-year-old girl playing in her Rye, NY backyard Tuesday evening received non-life-threatening injuries in the second coyote attack on a child in the New York City suburb in four days. On Friday, two coyotes attacked a 6-year-old girl in her front yard. She was treated for scratches and bites at a hospital and released. The Journal-News.

Bear scare postpones NJ town’s fireworks display

June 30, 2010 by  
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6Officials in West Milford, New Jersey have postponed the city’s planned Fourth of July fireworks display as the search continues for an aggressive black bear that attacked a hiker and his dog in the park where the holiday event was scheduled to take place. The Daily Record.

Black bear caught, killed near site of NM attack

June 29, 2010 by  
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The New Mexico Game and Fish Department reports a 250-pound male black bear was caught and killed early Monday at the Sandia Mountains picnic ground where a young woman was attacked early Sunday morning. The 20-year-old victim was dragged from her tent, but fought the bear and got away. She underwent surgery Sunday at the University of New Mexico Hospital and is expected to recover fully from her injuries. NMGF.

Run-in with bear sends Kentucky hiker to hospital

June 29, 2010 by  
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Wildlife and law enforcement personnel are actively searching for a black bear that attacked a hiker Sunday in the Red River Gorge Geological Area north of Campton, KY, marking the first Commonwealth bear attack in modern times. Timothy L. Scott, 56, was clawed across his chest and suffered bite wounds to both legs. He was released from the hospital today.

Alaska geologist survives repeat grizzly attacks

June 29, 2010 by  
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Robert Miller, a geologist looking for potential possible mining project sites in a remote valley of the Alaska Range mountains, is lucky to have survived two attacks by the same grizzly bear in which he shot multiple times with his .357 Magnum revolver and played dead as the bear gnawed on him. “He should have been packing a more powerful gun,” said Rick Sinnott, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. “You have to be a very good shot or very lucky to stop a brown bear with a .357 Magnum.” Via AP.

Girl, 6, scratched, bitten by coyotes in NY suburb

June 28, 2010 by  
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RYE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old girl was scratched and bitten by a pair of coyotes who charged her as she played with friends in the front yard of her suburban New York City home. Read more

Raccoon blamed for 5-hour downtown Memphis outage

June 28, 2010 by  
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A raccoon described as acrobatic and mean-spirited knocked out power to a section of downtown Memphis that included two hospitals and the newspaper for more than five hours. Read more

Sen. Durbin asks Obama to appoint ‘carp czar’

June 27, 2010 by  
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ImagesResponding to this week’s discovery of a bighead Asian carp in Lake Calumet, just six miles from Lake Michigan, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has urged President Obama to appoint a “carp czar” to oversee efforts to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. “This isn’t just a matter of the Asian carp, but any other invasive species that would find its way up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers into our Great Lakes ecosystem,” Durbin said. Chicago Tribune.

Bozeman, MT golfers let lion play through

June 27, 2010 by  
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Images-1Golfers at the Valley View Golf Club in Bozeman, Montana Friday morning faced an additional challenge to the usual bunkers and water hazards—a mountain lion. “They think it may be out in a tree somewhere on the golf course right now,” said Bozeman animal control officer Kathy Middleton, adding that the predator was likely just passing through the area. Bozeman Chronicle.

Gun Talk Sunday Talks Nothing But Guns

June 27, 2010 by  
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MANDEVILLE, LA – It’s a full day of firearms as representatives from Kahr Arms, Ruger and Sig Sauer join Tom Gresham this Sunday, June 27, on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the only nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Read more

Hunting With the Cold Steel Throwing Torpedo and RPG (With Video)

June 26, 2010 by  
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The Torpedo and RPG are a lot of fun for target throwing because they are easy to throw from almost any distance. These tools slide effortlessly from the hand for a perfect release and offer twice the sticking potential of a conventional throwing knife. What’s more, they allow you stand way back from the target (20 yards or more) and really throw them with tremendous force. They are also great Multi-Taskers. Read more

Fraudulent signatures found on MT I-161 petitions

June 26, 2010 by  
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Fraudulent signatures were submitted in four Montana counties on petitions attempting to qualify Initiative 161 for the November ballot, a measure seeking to abolish outfitter-sponsored nonresident big game and deer combination licenses. The fake signatures, appearing in alphabetical order, were all submitted by the same paid signature gatherer. June 18 was the deadline for turning in signatures to county election officials. Via AP.

Bear knocks down hiker, mauls dog in NJ park

June 25, 2010 by  
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New Jersey wildlife authorities are setting traps to catch a female bear responsible for knocking down a West Milford man and seriously mauling his dog on a Ringwood State Park hiking trail Thursday morning. The Star-Ledger.

Some Contests are Just Weird

June 25, 2010 by  
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It must be summer; the Chaco farmer tan contest is back. You upload an image of your sunburnt feet and Chaco kicks down some cash for your future skin cancer bills. Actually, they just send you on a rafting trip so you have fond memories to get you through the hard times.  Between June 22 and July 2, they accept photos giving out weekly prizes for best tan lines in exotic locations, and when it’s all over they hand out the river trip.

Alex Honnold Sets Insanity Record on Half Dome and The Nose

June 25, 2010 by  
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Madman rock climber Alex Honnold shot up The Nose and Half Dome in a combined 8 hours over the course of the day. He set at least one speed record on Half Dome, breaking his old record by 41 minutes, and he likely broke a combined route record by adding The Nose.

In an email to Chris MacNamara, Hans Florine wrote that Honnold “only used [the rope] getting to boot, for the king swing, and on the great roof.” In Tom Evan’s June 22 ElCap Report, he wrote that Honnold was “3rd classing everything [on The Nose]. He did pull on a cam from time to time but didn’t break out the rope until the King Swing, which he did well. The next time it came out was on the Great Roof when he actually climbed like a roped soloer would. It was typical Hondo climbing… almost looked casual.. Never rushed… cruising along.”

via Backcountry

Coast Guard rescues drunk on ‘pool floaty’ in Gulf

June 24, 2010 by  
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As if the U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t have enough to do in the Gulf. Crews rescued a “severely drunk man” found on pool floaty a mile out in the Gulf Wednesday after boaters spotted what they thought was debris in the water. “He was sitting on a small pool raft. Had no idea where he was, didn’t know what time of day it was, how long he was out for, or even how far of shore he was,” said USCG Petty Officer Brodie MacDonald. WTSP and the St. Pete Times.

Low-flying plane breaks beach angler’s rod

June 24, 2010 by  
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The FAA has revoked the license of a single-engine airplane pilot who buzzed a crowd on a Galveston County (TX) beach in March, flying so low that the plane snagged an angler’s line and snapped his surf-fishing rod. Galveston County Daily News.

Man leaps from Florida tour boat to ‘swim with gators’

June 24, 2010 by  
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ImagesSwimming with alligators isn’t on everyone’s bucket list, but it apparently was for Eric Ross, a 37-year-old Tallahassee, Florida man who told deputies he intentionally jumped off a Wakulla Springs State Park tour boat because he wanted to fulfill a lifelong fantasy. When authorities later found Ross safely on shore, he admitted that alcohol might have been “somewhat” involved in his decision. Surprise! Tallahassee Democrat.

Asian carp found beyond Lake Michigan barrier

June 24, 2010 by  
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Officials in Illinois have announced the discovery of a live bighead carp in Lake Calumet, 6 miles on the Chicago side of Lake Michigan, in an area near where a poisoning operation that ended June 4 took place. It marks the first time anyone has found an Asian carp, live or dead, beyond an electric barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lockport. Detroit Free Press.

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