A rescue attempt descended into chaos after an injured leopard attacked a villager in Bageshwar, India, on October 3.
As a few men used thick sticks to restrain the animal, Jagdish Singh, 50, tried to tie it up. But the big cat suddenly broke free and mauled his hands and legs.
Other villagers managed to pull him away and send him to a hospital. One villager criticized the rescue attempt, saying officials should have tranquilized the animal instead of instructing it be tied up. After the incident, the leopard was rescued safely.
A lion stalked and attacked a heron that landed in its enclosure at the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam as visitors watched in horror. This is not the first time the Artis Zoo lions have shown off their killing skills.
The offenders – aged 17 and 15 – who cannot be named for legal reasons were both sentenced to a 12-month referral order to the youth offending team, were disqualified from keeping any animal for 10 years and ordered to pay £300 costs each. The dog involved in the case has also been subjected to a deprivation order and will be taken into RSPCA care until he’s ready for rehoming.
A Danish tourist in Australia courted serious injury while baiting a crocodile. He waved a wallaby carcass in front of the predator, attracting its curiosity. Then he tossed the dead animal to the reptile, which made a meal of it. The Dane then strolled around to the rear of the crocodile and hopped on. While he escaped injury, it's estimated that crocodiles have killed at least 14 people in Australia's Northern Territory since 2005.
This hilarious video shows the moment two rats squared up to each other and had a 'boxing match' in a kitchen cupboard.
The clip shows the rodent grappling, tossing each other side to side and rolling around in a cartoon-style fight. But then one drags the other across the shelf before they bizarrely both rise up on their back legs - and slap and strangle each other with their forelegs.
One gets the upperpaw by jumping on to a higher shelf and taking aim from there.
An investigation is underway into a disturbing video uploaded to Facebook this week, showing a man appearing to deliberately run over more than half a dozen emus on a dirt road in a 4WD, laughing as he does.
The video, shared on social media late on Wednesday night, has been shared more than 6,000 times.
The 41-second video, filmed by the apparent driver, shows a 4WD with P-plates driving 120kph down a dirt road.
"F***ing emus," the man can be heard yelling.
About 20 seconds later he comes across a group of emus, running away from the vehicle.
The driver runs over about half a dozen of them, counting along and laughing.
A driver in Ash Fork, Arizona, noticed a semi-truck about to pull onto the highway with a major problem: a dog tied to its rear trailer. Apparently the dog's owner forgot that the pet was still tied to the vehicle before pulling away.