Never give up: Epic Eel chestburster escape!

Thursday, November 5, 2020


 I think this eel's escape plan may have been inspired by a certain chest-burster scene from Alien - where the Xenomorph escapes across the table....

You'd think this would be the end of the day right? The bird would have plummeted from the sky?

Nope:





Meet the gargantuan carpet python that likes to eat possums

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Meet the gargantuan carpet python from Mooloolaba, Australia that likes to eat whole possums, just casually in someone's back yard. Given the snake is on the roof of the house, we guess it slowly snuck down on to an unsuspecting possum on the ground. 

 gargantuan carpet python from Mooloolaba

Hey Crocodile, you want a zebra for lunch?

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Crocodile capturing a zebra in a river then eating it


When one thinks of a zebra being eating, I would normally think of a Lion feeding on one but when you think about it, Zebras need to drink and when the sun beats down you'd be forgiven for tempting fate for trying to have a drink in quiet down the local watering hole...

crocodile attacking a zebra

The Daily Telegraph said of this Reuters photo "the stricken animal was attempting to cross the Mara river in the Masai Mara game reserve in south-western Kenya when the reptile struck.

And the poor zebra's chances did not look very good as two of the croc's hungry friends lurked menacingly in front of it as well." Stricken Animal?

I say the Zebra was freaking lunch meat!

Here's some more pictures of other occasions where some hungry crocs have got themselves some fresh Zebra.

crocodile deathroll on a zebra
I think thats a death roll of some kind...
zebra attacked by a crocodile

Check out this crocodile eating the Zebra's guts:

attacking crocodile

Here's some more crocs having an orgy over this Zebra platter. Good eating boys! I heard afterward they watched Star Wars movies in chronological order! How crazy!

group of alligators eating a zebra

Crocodiles have also been known to eat sharks but also sometimes suffer the misfortune of being eaten by a leopard... but if you want to have a laugh, check out this crocodile with a vet's arm hanging out his mouth!

The Eagle has landed - birds getting their prey

Sunday, January 12, 2020
eagle catching a fish
Splash and dash

Pictures of Eagles capturing their prey


Eagles are large birds of prey which are members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than 60 species occur in Eurasia and Africa.

Outside this area, just two species (the Bald and Golden Eagles) can be found in the USA and Canada, nine more in Central and South America, and three in Australia.

Eagles are differentiated from many other birds of prey mainly by their larger size, more powerful build, and heavier head and beak. Even the smallest eagles, like the Booted Eagle (which is comparable in size to a Common Buzzard or Red-tailed Hawk), have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from the vultures.

Species named as eagles can range in size from the South Nicobar Serpent-eagle, at 500 grams (1.1 pounds) and 40 cm (16 in), to the 6.7-kg Steller's Sea Eagle and the 100 cm (39 in) Philippine Eagle.

Like all strong birds of prey, eagles have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing the flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons.

They also have extremely keen eyesight which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance above.

This keen eyesight is primarily contributed by their extremely large pupils which ensure minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light.

Hence the expression, "eagle eyed".


Is this prey a rabbit?

Either way it shows you how fast an Eagle can swoop down and catch a prey that is bigger in mass with four legs! Run Rabbit Run!

eagle eating the guts out of a rabbit
Run rabbit run!
A rabbit you say?

Heck, my blind grandmother could catch one of those. Ok then, jackass, how about a fox?

You ever seen an eagle catch a cunning fox? You have now:

eagle catching a FOX
What did the fox say?

Want more? Check out these hungry tigers or this killer whale breaking pseudo orca's back... I doubt eagles use pH meters, bit if they did, I'd recommend they check out the Milwaukee ph tester. It's good for all kinds of applications such as testing water & wort. Eagles probably don't use campden tablets for making cider out of apples either! 

Ants eating a dead lizards head

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
dead lizard eaten by ants
Face off!
Found on Reddit, this is a great shot of ants finding a dead lizard and doing what they do best. They are taking it right down to the skelton.

Brutal.

Are you curious as to how the Lizard ended up in that final position! It's probably due to the 'clinging' properties of the toes still being in play. This is known as Van Der Walls Force, and lizard and gecko climb everywhere using it.

Check out some lizard eating insects.

Huntsman spider eating a pygmy possum

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Doing the rounds virally at the moment is these pictures of a hungry Huntsman spider eating a  pygmy possum!


Found in a Mt Field Ski lodge in Tasmania, Australia. 


Huntsman spider eating a whole  possum

Basically, the possum is the size of a large mouse.

Huntsman spider eating a  pygmy possum


There are many kinds of Huntsman Spiders, they are found all around the world and are so named for their speed and mode of hunting.

This photo reminds of that time this giant orb weaver caught a bird...

Hippopotamus about to snap an alligator in half

Thursday, April 4, 2019
It was when I saw the movie Congo that I realized how dangerous hippos can be.

They were not some cute characters in the Hungry Hungry Hippos game, no, they are strong beasts who rule their river domain with brutal efficiency.

So, you can imagine what's about to go down with this alligator caught in the jaws of this big beast:

hippopotamus eating alligator

We have of course seen hippos eat crocodiles before though seeing this zebra do some dental cleaning on one was the cutest thing!

Fox gets skunked

Friday, March 8, 2019
skunk-sprays-fox
Not the fantastic Mr Fox.
A clever skunk blasts a predatory fox in the face with his scent.

Amateur photographer Jocelyn Rastel Lafond was luckily enough to capture the failed attack by the fox on camera in Lavaltrie near Montreal, Canada.

Lafond said the fox had "such a ridiculous expression after getting sprayed".

It's a double fail for the hungry fox as he lost his lunch too! These foxes had a bit more luck though!

Funnily enough, when beer gets too much exposure to light, the beer is said to have been skunked.

Eagle v. Seagull: A valiant rescue attempt

Thursday, August 16, 2018
seagul tries to rescue another from an eagle mid flight

You got to admire the spirit of this seagull trying to rescue its friend from the death grip of this eagle.

It looks almost comical but nature is showing the brutal reality of the strength of an eagle.

Those sharp talons are locked into that bird and there's little chance the rescue attempt was successful, but we admire the heart shown.

Golden eagle catching a red fox

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Golden eagle catching a red fox

Classic move by the Eagle. 

Praying Mantis eating a humming bird

Friday, May 18, 2018


You may have heard of how praying mantis are such bad assess.

After sex the female will eat the male.

Well here's one picture that truly surprised us, a mantis eating a humming bird. Yes, a fricking bird ! They usually only eat things like crickets.

We've seen spiders eat birds before but this is one legendary picture! I'd love to know how this insect caught it's prey! So I actually read the comments on reddit (I know, I do deserve a medal) and found this hypothesis as to how the green goblin did the deed:

"So hummingbirds are impressive as fuck, what with their ability to beat their wings eighty trillion times per second. They can hover, move forwards, backwards, up and down and side to side. They're also FAST. However, the praying mantis is hanging from what looks to be a hummingbird feeder, and that's the one place that they're likely to land. So my guess is that the praying mantis went all double-O ninja on her ass when she went down to get a snack."

These insects are more bad ass than a quote by Darth Vader!


As found on Reddit

Katipo bites a trouser snake!



Check out this story of how a Katipo spider took on a trouser snake!

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A venomous katipo spider bite on his penis was the high price a tourist paid for a skinny-dip at a Northland beach. The 22-year-old Canadian left his clothes in the sand dunes while he went for his nude swim and slept on his return, according to a report on the case in today's online NZ Medical Journal.
"He woke to find his penis swollen and painful with a red mark on the shaft suggestive of a bite. He rapidly developed generalised muscle pains, fever, headache, photophobia [light sensitivity] and vomiting," wrote Dr Nigel Harrison and colleagues who treated him at Dargaville and Whangarei hospitals.

By the time the man reached Dargaville Hospital, his penis was severely swollen, his blood pressure was up and his heart beat racing.

Chest pain and other symptoms developed the next morning and it was presumed he had been bitten by a katipo. He was treated with anti-venom medicine and rapidly improved.

However, heart problems persisted and he was treated at Whangarei Hospital and Auckland Hospital before returning to Canada.

Katipo spiders are known to have a highly specialised habitat in New Zealand sand dunes and will bite only rarely, and in defence.

This was the first known case of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, caused by a bite, Dr Harrison said. A prompt diagnosis and the use of anti-venom resulted in a good outcome for the tourist, he said.

Source
 
Wikipedia has a good description of the Katiopo sider:
 
Latrodectus katipo, the katipo, is an endangered species of spider native to New Zealand. A member of the genus Latrodectus, it is related to the Australian redback spider, and the North American black widow spiders.
 
The species is venomous to humans, capable of delivering a comparatively dangerous spider bite. Katipo is a Māori name and means "night-stinger". It is a small to medium-sized spider with the female having a distinctive black body with a white bordered red stripe on its back.
 
North of 39°15'S females do not have a red stripe and are all black. The male is much smaller than the female and quite different in appearance, being white with black stripes and red diamond shaped markings. Katipo have a narrow habitat, being only found living in sand dunes close to the seashore.
 
They range throughout most of coastal New Zealand, but are not found at the southernmost regions. Spinning an irregular tangled web amongst dune plants or other debris, they feed mainly on ground dwelling insects.
 
And now occasional trouser snakes.
 
Check out this story of a Spider eating a bird!

Elvis the Crocodile eats a lawnmower!

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Elvis the Crocodile tried to eat his keeper but took a lawnmower instead....


A hungry saltwater crocodile named Elvis with an apparent affinity for household machinery charged at an Australian reptile park worker before stealing his lawn mower.

"Before we knew it, the crocodile had the mower above his head," Tim Faulkner a witness said.

"He got his jaws around the top of the mower and picked it up and took it underwater with him."

The reptile workers quickly left the crocodile's space. Elvis appeared to enjoy his newly acquired mower and sat guarding it until he was bribed with some Kangaroo meat to give up.

Nice attempt at a revolution pal but you should have held out for more....

Check out these other crocodile stories:
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