These pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear ( killed in self defense )
He was out deer hunting (Question ? Why would a forest worker kill deer? Are they a problem in the forest ?) last week when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7 mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.
The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12′ 6″ high at the shoulder,14 FEET to the top of his head. It’s the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.
Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on
display at the Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks involved when in the wild.
Based on the contents of the bear’s stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours including a missing hiker.
The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker’s 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol was the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found. Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly
with four shots ( the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7 mm slugs inside the bear’s dead body ), it only wounded the bear and probably angered it immensely. The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear’s own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.
Think about this: If you are an average size man; you would be level with the bear’s navel when he stood upright. The bear would look you in the eye when it walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows.
Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe, but this guy has pictures to prove his story…
I’ve heard of salmon jumping into boats, but never anything quite like this.
Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.
“Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that
the young bucks were distressed.
I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat. In all my
years fishing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it! Once onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering.” “This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest.
We headed for Taku Harbour. Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had been pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say ‘ thank you ‘ and disappeared into the forest.
After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help.
My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn’t know how long they had been in the
icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something
that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!”
An Osprey in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. It has got small portions of fish offal on its beak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is truly incredible video. I can’t believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a time, then got a flounder under 3′ of water, and then made off with what looks to be a 5+ lb. steelhead.
I’ve never seen a bird shake water off like a dog does – wouldn’t want to get in the way of him when he’s got his eyes locked and his talons in the “load” position!
There are 3 sequences in this one video:
1st sequence he catches half a dozen fish in one strike.
2nd sequence he plunges talons into deep water right to the bottom to grab his prey.
3rd sequence he captures a big old fat fish that looks as if it weighs more than he does!
This is incredible to watch (best viewed in full screen mode)…enjoy
A Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
No matter where you go in the world there is always beauty that will astound and amaze you.
This is really beautiful.
This is an amazing video showing a heron using bread as bait to catch fish. Is it a learned behaviour from watching humans, or is it that he has had something drop in the water before and he has seen the fish react to it? I don’t think it is a common behaviour for herons but I’m not sure.
Whatever the reason he is a very smart bird
In January of this year 2012, the weather stayed so cold in St. Louis, Missouri and Alton, Illinois that the bald eagles were cruising over houses in hopes of a quick meal. They could not access fish that were at the bottom of the river and had gathered together.
Some kind souls decided to feed the eagles so they would survive the cold spell. They gathered fish and started feeding the group of eagles huddled on the shore.As you know, it was not too long ago that the American Bald Eagle was an endangered species.
English: Speedcuffs Handcuffs Handcuffed Handcuff Front Stack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Four guys have been going on the same fishing trip for many years. This
year, Ron’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going.
Bitterly disappointed he phones and tells the others that he can’t go.
Two days later, the other guys get to the camping site only to find Ron
sitting there with a tent already set up. “Bloody hell Ron, how did you
talk your missus into letting you go?”
“Well, yesterday evening, after my wife finished reading “Fifty Shades
Of Grey,” she dragged me into our bedroom, and on the bed she had handcuffs
and ropes! She told me to tie and handcuff her to the bed, so I did.
Then she said, “Do whatever you want.”
amy Whale, breaching, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today I am sitting here listening to the waves pound on the shore. It’s quite hypnotic really, I love the sound and the power of it. The sun is shining but it’s cool with a southerly breeze. Luckily, I am dressed for the cool and I have a steaming cup of tea beside my computer to keep me warm. There are quite a few people on the beach fishing for tailor, The Spouse, among them. Our local pod of 20 dolphins are out there patrolling their stretch of coastline, and fishing as well. I suspect they are catching a lot more than their human counterparts. Yesterday I was sitting on the beach watching them and they would surf in on the waves, and it looked so cute to see all these little faces coming towards you in the waves. I could watch them all day long as they do such amazing jumps and head stands etc. They slice through the water like knives through butter, so sleek and so powerful. We have seen a few whales breaching on the horizon, but yesterday was too overcast to see them. I am hoping today will be better. I love the water it is always so interesting. The colour of the sea changes all the time, as well as its moods. There are hundreds of seabirds out there fishing too, so I wonder how these poor tailor ever survive. No wonder The Spouse is having a hard time trying to catch any. There is a sea eagles nest on a pole near us and the baby has hatched. I love watching the parents fly in with food, mostly fish, but yesterday it looked like a rat or a mouse. You can hear the baby squeaking in excitement as they approach. I tried to get a photo but my little camera doesn’t have a telephoto lens so I can’t get close enough to make them out properly. The nest looks quite messy but I think it is sturdy. I check on them every day to make sure they are ok.
Sea Eagles Nest