Dog puts truck in gear, runs over owner

June 23, 2010 by  
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Images-1Looking for oil leaks under his pickup, Christopher Bishop of Hernando, Fla. put his F-150 in neutral and left the driver’s door open. According to a Hernando County Sheriff’s report, Bishop’s spirited bulldog, Tassey, hopped into the truck and knocked it into gear. Bishop, 43, received minor injuries when the vehicle rolled over the left side of his body. St. Petersburg Times.

Florida snorkeler attacked by 11.5-foot gator

June 23, 2010 by  
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An environmental consultant who was snorkeling while obtaining water samples at the Silver Spring Amusement Park in Ocala, Fla. was attacked and seriously injured by an 11.5-foot alligator Tuesday. Peter Butt, 54,was taken by helicopter to the University of Florida Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Trappers later subdued and killed the gator responsible for the attack. Ocala.com and Florida Today.

Talk About Bad Luck Stuck By Lighting and Mauled

June 23, 2010 by  
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Ever since he survived a lightning strike in 2006, North Carolinian Rick Oliver has had trouble sleeping, often spending nights working around his farm. Around 2 a.m. on June 2, while messing with his classic Chevy Malibu, Oliver received a serious beating by a black bear, with bite marks and lacerations to boot. The odds of someone being struck by lightning AND being attacked by a bear? “The probability is infinitesimal,” said Ross Leadbetter, a UNC statistician. “The closest approximation is certainly zero.” The Gaston Gazette.

Deer crashes backyard barbecue

June 22, 2010 by  
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With the timely help of neighbors, Dave Chezick of West Fargo, ND was able to collar a wayward whitetail doe that crashed into the lower level of his home before it did extensive damage—but not without a fight. “It got me pretty good in the shins,” said neighbor Jon Blair. The deer bounded off, leaping over multiple 6-foot-tall fences in the process. In-Forum.

Trailcam reveals cougar in Michigan UP

June 22, 2010 by  
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Menominee_County_cougar_photo_June_2010_DNRE_325343_7The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s trained cougar team has verified that the image captured by a Menominee County trail camera in May is the latest mountain lion to be positively identified in the state’s Upper Peninsula. It marks the seventh cougar to be confirmed in the UP in the past 30 months. Detroit News and DNRE.

Sleeping Montana camper bitten by black bear

June 22, 2010 by  
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A spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says garbage at a campsite in Mineral County likely attracted a black bear that bit a Washington man on the head early Monday. Rob Holmes of Ellensburg, Wash. required 21 stitches on his earlobe after the bear bit him through his tent as he and a friend slept up Little Joe Road just southwest of St. Regis. Missoulian.

10 Most Bizarre Animals Recently Discovered

June 21, 2010 by  
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Biologists trail the Earth’s deserts, explore further into the jungles and delve deeper into the oceans in order to discover new animals. The results of their perseverance has certainly paid off and their findings have resulted in the uncovering  of some pretty astonishing animals. Here are 10 of the world’s most bizarre new species that have all recently been found. Read more

Woman Falls Into Snow “Sink Hole” At Mount Rainier National Park

June 21, 2010 by  
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A woman received multiple injuries when she fell an estimated 20 feet down into a sink hole created by melting snow at Mount Rainier National Park. Park officials say the unidentified woman fell about 6 p.m. Friday when the surface of the snow gave way in the Paradise parking lot near the Jackson Visitor Center. A small cavern had been formed beneath the surface by heat from an electrical transformer buried 20 feet below, according to park officials.

The woman fell at least 10 feet onto the transformer, and then onto the ground, “sustaining multiple traumatic injuries,” they said. Climbing rangers at Paradise lowered a rope into the hole, descended, and stabilized the woman. She was raised to the surface shortly before 8 p.m., and then airlifted by helicopter to an Olympia hospital. Park officials did not release the woman’s name, hometown, or her condition.

DNA matches dead bear to fatal Wyoming attack

June 21, 2010 by  
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A lab analysis has confirmed that a grizzly bear shot dead early Saturday morning near the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park is the one that fatally mauled a man Thursday afternoon in the same area. The adult male had been snared and tranquilized by federal researchers Thursday morning and fitted with a radio collar before being released. Billings Gazette.

Just When you thought Bacon could not get any better

June 20, 2010 by  
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There is not a better way to start a Sunday Morning than a bacon Story. ‘ll give you a second to let that sink in. While it ruminates, here’s a fun fact: According to Wikipedia (which is almost like saying “according to the crazy neighbor’s uncle”), bacon may be prepared from either of two distinct back cuts: fatback, which is almost pure fat, and pork loin, which is very lean. Read more

AZ DOT pulls plug on $1.2M squirrel bridge project

June 20, 2010 by  
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God Bless Arizona: The planned project to spend $1.25 million in federal stimulus money to build squirrel bridges over roadways on Mt. Graham has been canceled, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. “ADOT will not spend funds simply because they are available,” department director John Halikowski said in a written statement Friday. “Funding for proposed projects in these restrictive, federally required enhancement programs will undergo additional review and scrutiny.” Eastern Arizona Courier.

Easy: Make A Self Feeding Wilderness Stove (With Video)

June 19, 2010 by  
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Cooking in the wilderness can be a little bit tricky. However by making this wilderness stove it will cure a lot of the problems people have cooking in the field. It is made with materials you find right on the trail, it requires no skill to make and only takes a few minuets.  I can assure you this will become one of your new favorite bush craft skills. Read more

Happy Fathers Day

June 19, 2010 by  
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I have been interviewed hundreds of times, at times with a female counterpart. They always ask the female how they manage to combine children and a career? Dad’s are never asked this question. It must be assumed all we do is plant the seed. As a dad it is not our job to tell our children how to live, we live and make sure our kids are around to watch us do it and participate in it. We have the best job in the world. Happy Fathers Day

Take care, my friends.

Steve

Patriotic Boy Not Allowed to Wear Cap in School

June 19, 2010 by  
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Yet another idiotic school administration showing how really stupid  our educators have become. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures. But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns. “His teacher called and said it wasn’t appropriate,” Morales said. Read more

Grizzly kills hiker near Yellowstone

June 19, 2010 by  
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Images Authorities in Cody, Wyo report that Erwin Frank Evert, 70, of Park Ridge, Ill., was attacked and killed by a grizzly bear as he hiked near his cabin in the Shoshone National Forest Thurday. Researchers had earlier trapped and released an adult male grizzly in the area, according to information released by Park County Sheriff Scott Steward. The victim was not armed and was not carrying bear deterrent spray. The Billings Gazette.

Man dies after being attacked by bees in Calif.

June 18, 2010 by  
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ENCINITAS, Calif. — Authorities say a 55-year-old man went into cardiac arrest and died after being stung more than 500 times by bees as he cleared brush from a property in Southern California. The man was operating a backhoe in Encinitas, in San Diego County, when he was attacked by the bees late Wednesday morning. Encinitas Deputy Fire Chief Scott Henry says the man ran about 200 yards to an outhouse in an attempt to escape. Henry says firefighters found the man inside in full cardiac arrest. Firefighters began CPR and took the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It wasn’t immediately clear if the toxins from the bee stings caused the man to go into cardiac arrest. His name and an official cause of death have not been released. via AP

Fishing in Wild Places (With Video)

June 18, 2010 by  
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For an angler with a love of America’s wild places fishing in these type of remote waters promises epic adventure and a stockpile of stories for you and your family. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their expedition to explore the Western part of the continent, they commissioned Private Silas Goodrich to be their fisherman. It was Goodrich’s job every night to wet a line in the river and see what he could bring home. His assignment was partly for food, partly for scientific research,1 but mainly because Lewis, Clark, and Goodrich all loved to fish. Read more

Bird dog points out wandering Ohio gator

June 18, 2010 by  
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Jeff Colucy was letting his trained Weimaraner do its business outside the Columbus, Ohio building where he works yesterday morning when he saw his dog dutifully on full point—not at a bird, but at a 4-foot alligator in a puddle. Local police and a reptile expert were able to capture the critter and safely remove it from the property. Columbus Dispatch.

Hiker attacked by man with makeshift spear

June 18, 2010 by  
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SANDY — Sandy police are searching in the foothills around the Bell Canyon trail for a man who stabbed a hiker on the trail with a makeshift spear and then ran off. Police say the suspect had what appeared to be a bamboo walking stick. He pulled off the top, exposing a metal rod with a fine tip, which he used like a spear. Read more

Cougar Believed to be Killing Sheep at USDA Research Center

June 17, 2010 by  
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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities believe a mountain lion is responsible for the killing of sheep at a U.S. Department of Agriculture research center south of Mandan. Phil Mastrangelo (muh-STRAN’-juh-low) with U.S. Wildlife Services says the killings began about two weeks ago and at least eight sheep are dead. Authorities are continuing to monitor the area, including using cameras. Mastrangelo says the sheep are part of a research flock kept in an enclosure. Officials are researching using sheep to combat the weed leafy spurge. Mastrangelo says officials have ruled out coyotes as the predator because the sheep were taken down by the back of the neck, which is consistent with how mountain lions attack their prey. The center is about four miles southwest of Mandan, along the Heart River.

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