This story is just unbelievable, it's a bit old but we never put it on the site and not everyone knows it. Here is what happened: a couple living in Montana were outside with a mule and 2 dogs. He with a gun (he is a hunter), she with a camera. A cougar that was nearby decided that he would have a dog for dinner. The hunter saw the animal so he wanted to shoot in the air to scare the beast but did not even have time to do that - the cougar was already approaching a dog. Here is the incredible part of the story: the mule snatched the cougar up by the tail and started whirling him around banging its head on the ground repeatedly. Then the mule dropped it on the ground, stomped on it and held it by the throat. The mule got down on his knees and began to bite the creature a dozen times. The poor animal could not do anything ... The hunter did not even need to shoot and the woman was able to take these 4 exceptional pictures. Conclusion, if you need an animal to protect you, think about the mules, they are very effective ))
The first story is unique, the second one is just interesting, and the third one is very funny ))
Let's start with unique photos of the bat. Wildlife photographer Kim Taylor wanted to capture the moment when a bat flies over the water surface of the pond and grabs some water drops with its tongue. It was a daunting task. Rapid bats are difficult to spot in the darkness for human eyes. After a long and careful preparation (see first photo), he managed to make these unique photos.
Giant six meter crocodiles inhabit the river Adelaide near the city of Darwin, Australia. Along the river, so-called "jumping crocodile” cruises take place, during which visitors are invited to look at the terrible reptiles - the enormous crocodiles jumping out of water. Frankly, I was shocked, I did not think that these monsters can jump so high.
There are masters who know how to persuade a lizard to pose beautifully for almost every shot :) And it is not surprising, because they have spent many years to tame these reptiles. But they really make great models.
One foreigner woman saw a homeless kitten wandering aimlessly in the pouring rain one evening in Shanghai. She felt very sorry for him and took the kitten with her. A few weeks later he turned into this little cute creature )) Look. Load of cuteness and positive emotions.
Axolotl is the best known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. But it doesn’t stop them from reproduction. They look very funny and cute, especially they give the impression to smile all the time. Nowadays, they are listed as endangered species.
A lot of you have already seen pictures when a spider eats a bird. But this is not the only predator that does this, there is also the praying mantis that sometimes hunts birds. I never thought that an insect could hunt birds, well, I was wrong. In this selection, you will see photos of spider and praying mantis that hunt and eat birds. Only one thing to say - poor birds!
Cymothoa exigua or the Tongue eating louse is a parasitic crustacean. It tends to be 3 to 4 cm long. This parasite attaches itself at the base of the spotted rose snapper's tongue, entering the fish's mouth through its gills. It then proceeds to extract blood through the claws on its front three pairs of legs. As the parasite grows, less and less blood reaches the tongue, and eventually the organ atrophies from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish. This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ.
During the counting of cattle on a farm, the owner discovered that one calf was missing. Soon, the missing calf was found at the bottom of an abandoned well. It couldn’t get out. To save the calf, the farmer had to call the fire brigade and an excavator. They dug a trench, broke the wall of the well and pulled the scared animal out.
Here is an unusual animal that lives in one office in Russia. This is a Pelodiscus sinensis or a Chinese soft-shelled turtle. In nature, this turtle lives in the Far East of Russia and in several Asian countries. The owner says that the animal is aggressive and throws itself on the glass, if you put your hand against it.
In order to collect the letters of this alphabet, the photographer Kjell Sandved spent many years. The fact is that all these letters were photographed on the wings of butterflies. This is very beautiful and you should definitely see it ;)
This series of spectacular pics is for lovers of what Mother Nature has created in its waters. The photos are truly beautiful. You will see different animal species like Lightbulb Sea Squirts, Violet Sea Slugs or anemones…etc.