Seems like it was his worst day ever,which makes it even more funny
One large North Carolina alligator clamped its mighty jaws around a thrashing rival¿s head as the pair tussle in a lake at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
"Grant shared the video with LatestSightings.com and told us more about his find: “We had come across 3 cheetah brothers that had just killed a wildebeest. We were enjoying this incredible sighting since cheetahs are an extremely rare sighting in the Pilanesberg. We noticed how the cheetahs seemed very skittish and nervous, they had obviously sensed something was out of place. Then we excitedly caught a glimpse of an approaching pack of wild dogs. They started to approach from the right-hand side, we couldn't believe it. The dogs had noticed the 3 cheetahs on the kill and knew that this was an easy opportunity to get a free meal. The wild dogs started to intimidate the cheetahs and, after a while successfully chased the cheetahs away and finished off the kill in their seemingly brutal way. It was incredible to witness such an event. The power of the wild dogs taunting the cheetahs and the noises that the dogs were making were so overpowering and haunting, everything was spine chilling. We were so blessed to be at this sighting. It was life changing. It had taken us 15 years to see the wild dogs in Pilanesberg."
A Good Samaritan smashed a stranger's car window to free a trapped dog that was dying in the heat while its owner went for pizza. Clive Oxley, 49, went to the rescue of the stricken springer spaniel after a friend spotted it locked in a tourist's 4x4 in a seaside car park in St Ives, Cornwall. Mr Oxley, who runs a property maintenance business, saw the panting dog struggling to breathe - so smashed a rear side window of the Kia and rescued it. The owner returned soon after and screamed when she saw police by her car, before admitting she had left the dog for an hour and a half while she went to Pizza Express. Mr Oxley, 49, said: 'There is no reason at all to leave a dog in that state. But for something as insignificant as going for a pizza is unbelievable. 'The woman came back and started screaming at me. She said she'd just been to Pizza Express. By the time she got there the police were there too. 'When she came back she said "oh God, my dog. It is lucky it is not dead". I told her 'too right you are lucky it is not dead.' 'She was a holidaymaker and was really embarrassed. She claimed she'd only gone for an hour and a half. Inside it was estimated to be 125F (52C). 'That poor dog was absolutely boiling in a tiny cage with no water and no air. You couldn't even touch the roof of the car, it was flipping boiling.' Mr Oxley, who filmed the rescue on his mobile phone, added: 'I had to smash the window and get the dog out. I would do what I did again any time if I needed to. 'I would tell anyone in my situation - just smash it and get it out. It was virtually breathless when we finally got it out. It wouldn't have had long left. 'She got the dog and walked off down the road. Ten minutes later we saw her husband driving his car to the police station.' The video was filmed last Friday around noon – on a day when temperatures reached about 15C (59F) in the South West. Devon and Cornwall Police said people had the right to break into a car if they believe a dog is in distress. A spokesman said: 'With warm weather, we always see a rise in the number of reports of dogs being left in cars. 'The temperature can rise very quickly inside a car during the summer months, dogs do not have the ability to cool themselves down and therefore can suffer from heatstroke which can be fatal. 'Police have the right to break the window of a car to free the animal if they believe that a dog is in distress. 'If a member of public sees a dog in a car in a warm day please call the police immediately and we will advise from there.'
A Good Samaritan jumped into icy waters to save a drowning stray dog and was hoisted out of the water and up a wall with it in his lap. The rescue took place in the city of Voronezh in south-western Russia's Voronezh Oblast region.
Flip out! Dog takes a turn for the worst as he fails jump on the Gold Coast.
Hilarious CCTV captured the moment a terrified bouncer leapt head-first over railings when a dog came charging towards him. The doorman was standing guard outside a club in Leeds when the furry critter came running past. The animated bouncer is seen talking to people in a seating unaware of the four-legged creature heading his way. As the canine comes thundering towards him he stumbles over the rail, landing on his knees on the other side. He quickly gets back up and looks around to see if any saw as he dusts himself off. The dog, which looks like an American Staffordshire Terrier, seems to do a double-take back towards the bouncer, but keeps on running. Verve Bar Leeds posted the footage on Facebook this week, saying: “This is our sister bar’s doorman – please don’t bring your puppies with you this weekend.”
A cyclops pig was born in China and was revealed to the world in a strange video. Unfortunately, the young animal died only 10 days after it was born, making this a brief, sad tale.
Video shows the scary moment the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents handcuffed an Alligator after it wandered into a garage in Slidell, Louisiana.
A terrified Chinese student was mauled by a cheetah while on a guided tour. Smartphone footage captures the moment the adolescent cheetah approaches the tourist before suddenly leaping up trying to bite the girl's neck. Park rangers leapt in to the pull big cat off the frightened girl who desperately tried to curl herself up into a ball. The attack took place in a big cat reserve in South Africa. Attack victim Peggy Lio, an exchange student from Macau was left unhurt despite the cats lighting attack. In 2016, shocking footage has emerged showing the moment a circus trainer was mauled by a lion during a live show in Egypt, leaving him with fatal injuries.
Two pit bulls attacked a California man and his Jack Russell terrier, shocking video shows. The two larger dogs attacked John Brady's terrier, six-year-old Josh, and proceeded to attack him when he tried to save his pet on Tuesday, KTLA reported. Video shows Brady, 52, being bitten by the 11-year-old pit bulls after saving his dog in Avalon on Santa Catalina Island. Brady, a fisherman, at one point took out a pocket knife to slash at the pit bulls and save himself. The owner of the pit bulls, an unidentified woman, is seen in the video shot by Free Boogie trying to control her animals. Eventually, Harbor Patrol officers pull the dogs off Brady. He tearfully told KTLA: 'All I did is lift my dog off the ground and I was being chewed on instantly.' He added: 'My dog, I just, thank god he's alive because I want to be with him now. He's my best friend in the world.' Brady was airlifted to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he remains in recovery. Josh is also in recovery at a veterinarian. GoFundMe page for the little guy has raised more than $4,000. He emerged with severe leg injuries including a ripped-out piece of his calf, CBS Local reported. Brady could have grounds to file suit for negligence and his family has hired an attorney. The pit bulls might be euthanized following the incident.
A disturbing video shows the shocking moment a pit bull attacked an unassuming toddler in New York on Thursday. The three-year-old boy is recovering and has been released from the hospital, WABC reported. The footage shows the toddler playing on a sidewalk with other children outside of a Spring Valley home when the dog runs across the street and charges at him. The boy, who is wearing bright yellow pants, is immediately attacked by the pit bull and dragged across the ground for a few seconds as the other children run away out of fear. A few adults jumped out of vehicles that were passing by to help the boy and seize the dog. A photo taken after the attack shows the left side of the little boy's face with several bite wounds. The pit bull was reportedly returned to its owner and the Spring Valley police department is looking into the incident to determine whether the dog has a history of violence, the New York Daily News reported. The toddler, who has not been publicly identified, is a young Jewish boy, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) of Hudson Valley. The OJPAC claims the pit bull's owner has let the dog outside without a collar on numerous times in recent weeks. 'Neighbors say they have called the Spring Valley PD (sic) about this multiple times but little action has been taken,' the council said on Twitter.
The subject of horse-drawn carriages is a deeply contentious one in many big cities around the country, and if you were on the fence about the matter before, this footage may well sway you. The horse was making its way around Charleston, South Carolina when it tripped and collapsed, according the the Post and Courier: The animal sat up after the harness was removed and was helped to its feet by firefighters using a strap. Carriage company employees then walked the horse back to the barn. The only apparent injuries were some scrapes to his legs, Riccio said. Big John won’t go back into service until a vet files a report with the city. The Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates shared video and pictures of the incident, drawing attention to its petition horse-drawn carriage rides in the city.
Researchers used a drone to capture rare aerial images of blue whale's feeding. Blue whales, the largest creature on Earth, get their energy by consuming krill - some of the smallest animals on Earth. With the drone, the researchers were able to gain an aerial perspective of a blue whale on its side, lunging to eat a large plume of krill in one big bite. Dr Leigh Torres, Assistant Professor at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute, said that the behavior 'is something we often see from the boat, and we see splashing and we can tell the animal turns on its side but - but with the drone we were able to get this remarkable new perspective'. In the video taken in New Zealand, the whale sees that there is a large krill patch in the water. It turns on its side and pumps its flukes (tail fins), opens its mouth and lunges to eat the entire plume. Dr Torres said that animals have huge energetic demands because they are so big, and it requires energy from them to eat. Blue whales are a type of baleen whale - they have long plates of 'baleen' which hang in a row, like the teeth of a comb, from their upper jaws. Baleen plates act as a filter feeding system for baleen whales. 'Every time a blue whale opens its mouth, it's like putting on the brakes, it slows way down so these animals have to make decisions about what's worth opening their mouth for'. Before opening its mouth, the whale swims at a speed of 6.7 miles per hour (10.8 kilometers per hour), but after it opens its mouth, it slows down to a speed of 1.1 miles per hour (1.8 kilometers per hour). In one instance filmed by the drone, the whale looks at a path of krill, turns on its side as if it were about to feed on it, but then it decides the patch of krill isn't worth slowing down for, so it keeps swimming and moves past it. The reason why drone are so useful for this type of research is that the whales don't notice that the drone is above them. 'It's a great way to film their behavior without disturbing their behavior at all, unlike other aerial methods like a helicopter or a plane that can't hover or makes a lot of noise,' said Dr Torres. She said that these whales are living and feeding in an area where there's a lot of human activity. 'There's an oil and gas operation, there's a seabed mining permit application going on, there's a lot of vessel traffic - so amongst all of that activity, these animals need to be able to find their food and feed efficiently,' Dr Torres said. She said that the more we know about how the whales are finding their food and what makes food that's good for them, it'll help people manage their populations and make sure that human activities aren't having too much of an impact on them.
A leopard strayed into a village in India and attacked a boy and a forest ranger before officials were able to tranquillise it and lock it up in a cage. The boy, Milan Rana, and forest ranger Bijay Khuntia were attacked in Bolangir district in the state of Orissa. Another man, Satyajit Kundakel, suffered minor injuries when he jumped off the roof of a house in a bid to save himself from the marauding leopard.
A police detective's embarrassing confrontation with a goose got the better of him. He attempts to defend himself with his bag, but the goose knocks him to the ground.
A pride of lions stunned motorists when they brought traffic to a standstill by crossing a busy road. Drivers were left speechless on Saturday night when they spotted the big cats crossing the Pipavav-Rajula highway in Amreli, a district in the Indian state of Gujarat. Once they appear on the highway from the nearby Gir Forest National Park, the world's only natural habitat for Asiatic lions, the big cats patiently wait on the highway for the vehicles to pass by.
Heart-breaking pictures have emerged showing how a loyal dog guarded its dead friend and even tried to wake it up on a busy road in China. The brown husky, lying in the middle of the road, was killed by a passing car in Zhejiang Province on April 17. The cream-coloured dog desperately pawed and mournfully barked at its dead friend until their own came to pick them up.
This is the terrifying moment a park ranger is attacked by a leopard as he tries to rescue the big cat. The snarling animal had attacked a cow in the village of Jhadali Manpura in the Pali district of Rajasthan State, in West India. The ranger was trying to remove the leopard as a huge crowd watched. The beast ran up a tree to safety and sat in the branches of the Acacia tree. By the time the ranger arrived the majestic animal was highly agitated and shocking mobile phone footage shows how the animal launched its attack.
A terrifying video has emerged from South Africa of a great white shark breaching with its jaws wide open off the coast of the Western Cape.
A drink at a watering hole turned into a life or death struggle for this young elephant after a crocodile clamped onto its trunk. The jumbo was drinking at a lake in Liwonde National Park in Malawi when the beast leapt out of the water. At first the rest of the herd backed off as the elephant shook its trunk back and forth in an attempt to dislodge the reptile. But then another member of the herd came to their companion's aid, charging down the crocodile and knocking it back onto the ground. The video was uploaded onto YouTube last Tuesday by Alexander Makanga, who was born in Malawi but now lives in the UK. The biomedical scientist watched the extraordinary confrontation from a boat in the river. He later wrote online: 'I did not realise the severity of the situation until I had finished recording. Absolutely insane. This happened just few metres from the boat.'
April the giraffe only gave birth two days ago, so she can be forgiven for being protective. And a vet became the target of her motherly instincts yesterday, after she kicked him in the nether regions for coming too close to her baby. The medic, who was carrying food, started walking out after the first kick, but this did not stop April giving him another one for good measure.
April the giraffe has given birth after months of waiting on Saturday morning. Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, sent out the alert that the 15-year-old giraffe was about to give birth after her due date was in mid-February. A zookeeper described the birth as a 'perfect delivery' and said he would announce the gender of the baby once April and the calf had spent some more time together. Two hooves were seen sticking out of the pregnant animal's backside at 8am, as officials said this was a sign that birth was imminent. Slightly before 10am, the calf's face appeared and within moments the baby was born. Thirty minutes later April began helping her calf take its first steps on its wobbly legs. At least 1.2 million people tuned into the zoo's Facebook Live and YouTube stream, eagerly anticipating the live birth. The baby's hooves were seen dangling much lower as the birth progressed as of 9.30am on the YouTube livestream. Right before 10am, the head popped out and within minutes the baby fell to the floor as it was born. After it plopped to the ground, April turned around and began nuzzling her fourth baby. The unnamed calf has begun slowly sitting up and stretching its long neck, as it should be standing and walking within an hour. Baby giraffes are reported to weigh around 150lbs and stand 6-feet-tall at birth, according to Animal Planet.
Ted Papastefan deals with some savage customers in his job as a Chicago grocery store manager, but they’re nothing like the wild animal he encountered on a recent vacation. Papastefan, 43, and his wife, Sophie, traveled to South Africa and came home with an incredible story that would be hard to believe if there weren't pictures to prove it. Ted Papastefan and the lion mid-cuddle. It happened at the Bagamoya Wildlife Estate, in Maselspoort, South Africa, an animal sanctuary. Papastefan wanted some good photos, but when he entered the sanctuary, he said a 19-month-old lion “came charging toward” him. Instead of being terrified, the excited Papastefan said, “I could tell the animal just wanted to play.” Papastefan walked away with a handful of cuts, bruises and puncture wounds. “So I ran toward him,” he added, “we collided and then started wrestling.”
This dramatic footage shows the terrifying moment a Silverback gorilla charged at a group of tourists sending them crashing to the ground and falling like skittles. The video shows the tourist group following a gorilla family on the slopes of the Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda. As the group followed on one of the creatures, another mountain gorilla came careering towards them. Petrified, the tourists fell to the floor while their quick-thinking guide quickly grabbed one of their party and tackled them to the ground. Lying on the ground, the guide managed to pacify the gorilla by shaking his hand to avert a disaster.
STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia family is grateful and breathing a sigh of relief now that their escape artist pooch is safe at home after breaking out of an animal hospital. While they were on vacation, they learned their 10-year-old dog was missing – and the big escape was caught on camera. Early Monday morning, General, a Great Pyrenees, managed to get out of his room at the kennel, but that was just the start of his escape. Surveillance video shows General navigating several doors inside the facility.
Even the animal kingdom has been a bit testy lately. The moment a seemingly unprovoked horse attacked an alligator near Gainesville, Florida was captured in footage originally shared by Krystal Berry on Wednesday.The video, which included a small crowd of horrified onlookers, quickly caught social media's attention.
Onlooker sent flying by angry beast during religious ceremony
This leopard got himself into a dangerous pickle, or should we say prickle ;), when the temptation to take on two of these well-armored creatures proved to be an agonizing experience indeed… This amazing sighting was captured by 28 year old Donovan Piketh.
A man was exiting his pickup truck in British Columbia when all of a sudden, a deer bowled him over.