Archive for weird and wild

Experienced Hiker Killed by Goat

While hiking in Olympic National Forest, an experienced hiker and well-known doctor was attacked and killed by a mountain goat.

October 18, 2010

iPhone Helps ID Dangerous Wildlife

A new app for the iPhone called IveGot1 serves as a field guide for identifying some of the most deadly wildlife out there.

October 18, 2010

Trail Cam Shows Clock Attracts Bucks

With the use of his trail camera, a Minnesota bow hunter found that the bucks on his property were attracted to a clock he had hung on a nearby tree.

October 14, 2010

Deer Found Caught in Volleyball Net

After getting tangled in an Ohio family's volleyball net, a young deer was freed by a local Humane Society.

October 04, 2010

Deputy Kills Bear with Beanbag Round

After it repeatedly showed up at a local campsite looking for food, a 60-pound bear was shot and killed by a Sheriff's Deputy with a beanbag round.

October 04, 2010

Woman Kills 13-Foot Alligator

During South Carolina's alligator hunting season, a five-foot tall woman killed a 13-foot alligator.

September 20, 2010

Montana Man Fights off, Shoots Black Bear

A bear that was captured and released after it was deemed not aggressive in early September charged a local auto mechanic near his place of business.

September 20, 2010

Florida Alligators Spotted at Schools

Florida deputies had to restrain a 7 ½-foot alligator that was spotted by the crossing guard at a local elementary school.

September 14, 2010

Bobcat on Power Pole Starts Wildfire

A bobcat that decided to climb a power pole was electrocuted on Monday, sparking a five-acre brush fire in California's Ventura County.

September 10, 2010

Facebook Photos Lead to Poacher Arrest

Two Florida residents have been arrested after they illegally killed a deer and posted pictures of themselves skinning it on Facebook.

September 10, 2010

B.C. Logger Knocks Out Charging Bear

A British Columbia logger reportedly saved himself from harm last month when he hit a charging bear with a rock.

September 09, 2010

Owner Rescues Trapped Coonhound

The owner of a 65-pound coonhound stood outside a cave where the dog was trapped for three days, ultimately rescuing his hunting companion.

August 18, 2010

Hunters Kill Record Gator, Break Rules

Two hunters apparently violated Alabama's "Catch and Dispatch Methods" when they killed a 742-pound alligator.

August 17, 2010

Fisher Bitten by Beaver

A Georgia man who set out for a relaxing day of fishing on Lake Lanier was shocked when a beaver came at him and bit him on the arm.

August 02, 2010

Bear Breaks In, Destroys Car

Early Friday morning, a curious black bear opened an unlocked car door, climbed in and went for a ride, ultimately destroying the car.

July 26, 2010