Month: March 2008

Northern Mockingbird

The northern mockingbird is the only mockingbird that is found in North America, though the species has been known since the mid 1700s. The northern mockingbird is closely related to two other species that are found south of the United States and these are the tropical mockingbird and the Socorro mockingbird. Though not common, it


The Bunyip is a mythical beast of Australian Folklore which also has ties to Aboriginal mythology. The name Bunyip is translated as ‘Devil’ or ‘Spirit’ and the beast has most commonly been described as some kind of lake monster said to dwell in things such as billabongs and swamps. Accounts from early Aboriginal drawings show

Sudanese Man Marries Goat

A man has been forced to marry a goat after he was found making love to the animal in Sudan. Mr Alifi said: “It was approximately midnight when Tombe, (the goat lover) arrived. I was in bed at the time. All of a Sudden, I heard the goat outside, it was being really loud”. I

Snake Eats Family Dog

A family were living in fear in Queensland, Australia, after a massive snake ate their pet dog. A 16ft python had been stalking their pet Chihuahua for days before following him into the family home. It curled up on the Chihuahua’s bed prior to eating him in front of the pet’s owner, Daniel Peric. Daniel

Tiger Kills Zoo Visitor

A Siberian tiger went on a rampage at San Francisco Zoo in California and murdered a 17 year old boy who was visiting the zoo. The Teen, Carlos Sousa, sadly died after the attack. Police arrived at the zoo to find one man dead outside the tigers cage and two other victims where found badly

Shark Attack on Bondi Beach

Scott Wright, 34 was attacked by a shark on Australia’s Bondi Beach for the first time in over 70 years. He was swimming to the south of the beach on Friday late afternoon whilst a small shark attacked him, leaving him with deep wounds. Scott, a visitor from Tasmania, managed to make his way to

Monster Crocodile Suprise Attack

Novon Mashiah, the fisherman seen in the below photo almost became a tasty meal for a monstrous friend lurking below the waters, whilst he took a trip on a river east of Darwin, Australia, and a massive saltwater crocodile jumped out of the water after he pointed at it. The crocodile who was thought to

Pygmy Hippopotamus Snapped in Sierra Leone

An endangered kind of pygmy hippopotamus has been snapped on camera. One of the most cautious mammals on Earth, the pygmy hippo is hardly ever seen in the wild but was snapped in west Africa, in the country’s national park. The hippo, which resembles a smaller version of the hippopotamus, had been recognized by the

Cicada Wasp

The cicada wasp is known by several different names including Giant Cicada killer, Cicada killer wasp and sand hornet. They measure 2 to 3 inches in length and appear in mid-summer, usually July and August. While they are fearsome in appearance, the male of the species has no sting but is quite territorial, and the

Hen Harrier

The Hen Harrier is a hawk of sorts whose body will measure between 45 and 55 centimeters long with a wingspan that may measure as much as 120 Cm in width. The plumage will vary greatly between males and females, and the females will be larger in most cases than the males, and can weigh

Queen Butterfly

The Queen is a very large butterfly that is colored chocolate brown which has wings that are edged in black as well as a few white spots on its wings. Primary it is brown, so that the image that you get as you view it will be chocolate coloration. The Queen is a close relative

Fur Seal

The name given to these guys just about says it all. Fur seals are beautiful marine mammals that have been hunted for the fur they are wearing, so that someone else could wear it too. They have a lovely coat of very fine and thick hair that is well suited for their lives in colder

Canada Goose

The Canada goose is one of the most common birds in the world, and as such may create some problems. They have a black head and neck a white chin strap marking and a brown grey body. There are several other species of the Canada goose. The Canada goose is a relatively large goose and

Blue Tongued Lizard

Blue Tongued Lizard (This is Dianas suggestion. She likes this one because it has a smurf looking tongue.) Blue Tongues Lizards are reptiles, from the family of lizard’s called skinks. In Australia where they live, they are called lizards, although lizards don’t usually occur in Australia. They are among some of the largest members of

Scottish Wildcat

One of the most impressive predators in the world, the Scottish Wildcat is intelligent, patient, agile and powerful, pound for pound as powerful as any other cat alive, large or small. Until as short a time ago as 1950, Scotsmen believed them to be mankillers. The Scottish Wildcat They hold the distinction and legend of