A shark attacked Australian surfer Mick Fanning during the Jennings Bay Open Sunday in South Africa while he was waiting his turn to surf. Three time world champion Fanning was sitting atop his board when suddenly the water around him started thrashing. According to Fanning the shark had grabbed his leg rope or leash and started pulling it downward, which certainly must have scared Fanning.
The second video adds two announcers describing the action as the shark attacks. Later in the video another announcer interviews Fanning after the attack.
Have you ever noticed how clever some crows seem to be? I have seen some of them in my neighborhood make some remarkably clever moves, including two or three of them ganging up together to chase a squirrel. I do not think they even cared if they caught the squirrel or not, but it appeared like they only wanted to antagonize the poor thing.
The crow in our first video is just that sort of sociopathic creature that wants to create misery for others:
Yep! That is the kind of crow I’m talking about. The dog, whose name is Nero BTW, thought that the crow would go away if Nero ignored him. No such luck, Nero. This crow is a troublemaker, and once Nero goes home, the crow will find some other prey to pick on. He is just that sort of creature.
The second video also presents us with another predator type who wants to create mischief for other animals, but this naive kitty does not realize how quickly his role as predator might be reversed and suddenly he has become the prey.
That is one unworldly putty-tat. One swipe of the that gator’s huge tail or a twist of those vicious jaws and it’s sayonara Miss Kitty Cat.
Perhaps the photographer in this vid does not care too much about his cat. Why else would he let the creature put itself in harm’s way, unless he was secretly hoping he might get a video for YouTube in which a gator swallows a cat in one gulp?
A video like that just might go viral in a hurry creating a windfall of cash for a videographer participating in YouTube’s ad program. Yep! Methinks there is both motive and method to that madness.
Wow! This elephant obviously does not appreciate a young tourist feeding him and simply clobbers the young guy with its trunk.
Interacting with the elephant did appear safe initially, but look how quickly the pachyderm turned on the unfortunate tourist. Prudence dictates keeping a safe distance from any beast that outweighs you by a few thousand pounds.
This guy will never forget his encounter with an elephant. And you thought elephants had a long memory.
We ran into this older video on the web, but we just had to include it here because in our minds it is really funny–especially if you like animal videos. And we certainly do. Like we said, it is older, it is anything but hi-def, but it has some very funny scenes.
It really doesn’t matter where these pandas are at. What matters is that they are living the good life–just lying around, having a ball and looking good while doing it.
But for those of you who really want to know where such major cuteness resides, it’s Zoo Atlanta, where management proudly announced the public debut of their newest giant panda, Po, along with his mother Xi Lan and older brother Lun Lun. And yes! The cuteness all comes naturally.
It doesn’t get any better than this. Ah! The Good Life!
Nearly 100 Macaque monkeys descend upon a Mercedes estate wagon and begin to dismantle and tear up as much of the vehicle as they are able. The Macaques are residents of Monkey Jungle in the Longleat Wildlife Park, Wiltshire County, in Southwest England.
Monkey Jungle has been closed to the public recently while the primates’ enclosure was redeveloped. The staff placed the Mercedes into the enclosure ahead of the grand re-opening this very weekend with a purpose of getting the monkey’s used to being around cars once again.
From the results of the experiment, it seems that the Macaques still have a long way to go before their behavior approaches anything resembling proper manners.
The simian imps rapidly removed wheel covers, rearview mirrors and comcletely tore apart any luggage they could get their hands on.
Have a look:
It seems that any park visitors may be in for some serious macaque trouble once the Monkey Enclosure re-opens, judging by the likes of this experiment.
Longleat safari park opened in 1966 and claims status as the first such attraction outside Africa.
Emme, a nursing mother cat took in and adopted a homeless baby squirrel that Emme’s owner placed in with the rest of her litter. The squirrel, which was named Rocky, was nursed by Emme who apparently did not care that the latest addition to its family of kittens was really a squirrel.
In fact, Emme has treated Rocky just the same as the rest of the litter, grabbing young Rocky and dragging him back if he strayed too far from home, for example.
At this point young Rocky does not understand the difference between the rest of the litter and himself. As far as Rocky is concerned, he is just one more cat, one who has learned to purr just like all of the other kittens in the litter.
The question remains if Rocky will remain as welcome as he currently is with his adopted family as he grows older. Only time will tell.
Two cats were busy being cats and doing what cats do in the Kızılsaray district of Antalya, Turkey, when one of them was accidentally struck by an automobile. That is normal everyday activity, but what happened next was most unusual and was caught on film by a passerby.
In the video the passerby shot you will see the male, white cat apparently trying to revive the female, black cat, his mate, and showing remarkable emotion for an animal.
Naturally people attempted to intervene and help the black cat, but the white cat put up a fuss and would allow no intervention. By the time a veterinarian eventually made it to the scene, the black cat had died.
Who knew that cats were able to show such human-like emotions and behavior, assuming that is what actually occurred here?
Marnie, a normally tame and docile pelican at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, decided she did not like Steve Jacobs, the Channel Nine Today Show Weatherman from down under, and decided to display her opinion while on the air.
Here is the result:
“Not the first time he’s been pinched in the butt by a bird,” adlibbed Today Show host Karl Stefanovic. That’s a good one, Karl.
A friend of mine alerted me to this story on YouTube, and since he does not have a blog I decided to blog it for him. Imagine you are vacationing at a quiet little Caribbean getaway, lazing along side the pool with nary a care in the world.
Your waitress arrives toting a pina colada, a long island iced tea, or some similar vacation style cocktail featuring those tiny umbrellas with an excessively ample measure of booze.
Suddenly, a small alcoholic vervet monkey appears out of nowhere, and, after absconding with your drink, he disappears even faster than he appeared.
Sound far fetched? Watch and learn:
It seems that alcoholic monkeys are worse than their human counterparts.
This is either one tough baby chick or else one wimpy monitor lizard. The not too bright lizard tries to make breakfast out of this baby chick with ridiculous results.
The chick gives a whole new meaning to over easy, because this is one lil’ chick who isn’t a pushover for anyone. And that includes this lizard that only gives a half-hearted attempt at dining on chicken today.
I think that lizard will starve if that is the best it can do at securing himself a meal.
This black labrador is totally confused in the next video and practically has a fit when he sees a vid of his roommate, the cat. Which one is your pal Felix the Cat, huh puppy? I don’t know if you don’t know Fido. Maybe there are two of them now.
Because of techie limitations, the black lab vid cannot be shown on a WordPress.com blog. Go to McCafferty’s Pub to see the video.
It is pretty obvious that this pup is not tech saavy. Take some technology classes pooch because you will never make it far in this modern high tech society if you cannot even deal with a cat video. Poor puppy.
Today’s first video brings you the absolute worst laugh on the planet Earth. The young man saddled with the burden of the world’s worst laugh resides in France, which is hardly an achievement that many French would brag about.
A co-worker tells our hero a joke in French, of course, to get him laughing for the camera, and that is enough to induce our man to produce his remarkable laugh. So without further ado, please get a load of the world’s worst laugh:
The Smartest Monkey You Will Ever See
The monkey credited as being the world’s smartest is really an orangutan, which is close enough to monkey for us. The only parts of the world where orangutans still live naturally in the wild are the forests of the Southeast Asian islands of Sumatra and Borneo,* which indicates that they are truly an endangered species.
Our orange little buddy was clever enough to short wire the electric fence keeping him inside his compound. How the fellow figured out how to short wire an electrical circuit is anybody’s guess, but it is quite impressive that he did.
He also was smart enough to build up a mound of debris to assist in his escape. Take a look at our clever little monkey:
Ron and friends had the house to themselves while the parents were on vacation. How do you think the young lads entertained themselves while mom and dad were away?
The tough economy is affecting all of us in different ways. Take a look at how some folks are cutting back:
Bull in an Irish Supervalu
A young bull somehow managed to escape from nearby stockyards in Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland, recently. He must have missed his family and tried looking for them in the meat department of the local Supervalu store.
The lost bovine may very well have been staring his long lost uncle right in the rump roast, but apparently did not recognize his relation in his current state. Have a look at the action for yourself:
That reporter certainly has a flair for using puns, but she probably would have a different attitude if she were the one looking for lost relations in the local deli.
Have you ever heard of the expression, “Let sleeping dogs lie?” There is a great deal of common sense behind this expression, but this video adds yet another reason to heed the wisdom of the quote–a reason no one ever thought of before. Please don’t try this at home because Fido may turn on you if you do.
Ouch! Suddenly I have a headache.
I am not sure why I like animal videos so much, but I do. Our second video may be another animal video that features a dog genius or it may just be David Blaine in disguise. You will have to judge for yourself because I am not sure.
Yes! That is David Blaine alright. I don’t even know why I doubted it.
This is one smart kitty cat. On a scale of 1 – 10, this cat rates an eleven. I personally have never seen a cat that could do what this kitty does. Naturally, the cat uses its highly advanced intellect for illicit purposes–like stealing peanuts.
Have you ever seen a cat unscrew the cap off of a bottle? I haven’t. Incredible little kitty. Hopefully, someone can train this kitty to use its intellect for good rather than evil. Think of the possibilities–like a nomination for Vice President in 2012. The sky is the limit.