A search and rescue operation that began frantically on Tuesday night for a 2-year-old boy who was attacked then dragged by a 7- to 8-foot alligator at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa turned into a "recovery effort" Wednesday as local authorities focus on giving "closure" to the boy's family.
"Right now, all we're doing is searching for a little boy to hopefully bring a family some closure," Jeff Williamson, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office, told the Orlando Sentinel.
According to USA Today, at least 50 wildlife specialists, including a trained alligator trapper, were searching for the boy Wednesday who was snatched as he played in about a foot of water at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Hotel with his father. more >>
Another animal-related tragedy ensued over the weekend when a young boy was dragged into a body of water by an alligator at the Disney Resort in Florida while in Vacation. The killer alligator pulled the young boy into the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando.
Horror at Disney Resort Florida
The horrifying incident happened when the monster alligator attacked the little boy while he and his parents were along the beach during a movie night by the beach. Sheriff Jerry Demings said that the family were in the area for a while when the alligator attacked, emerging for about 30 centimeters from the water. The parents tried their best to get the boy out of the alligator's grasp. more >>
This recent human-caused climate change is cursing the Earth, because today, the only endemic mammal species in the Great Barrier Reef has succumbed into extinction. The species called Bramble Cay melomys are rodents that live on an island in the eastern Torres Strait. They are said to have been completely wipe out from their habitat.
This is the first recorded extinction of a mammal due to man-made climate change. Despite environmentalists' concern, the melomys will not be the last to die off if humans keep on with their destructive ways.
What are Bamble Cray Melomys? more >>
A Canada Supreme Court ruling that the crime of bestiality only applies to sexual penetration, and not other sexual acts between people and animals, has led to calls for change in the country's "archaic" laws.
Canada's Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith says he introduced a private bill, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, in February, which can deal with what the nation has come to realize after the Supreme Court Thursday upheld the acquittal of a man from British Columbia who was charged with bestiality for compelling the family dog to sexually abuse his stepdaughters.
The man, identified only as "DLW," was convicted on 13 counts of sexually molesting his two stepdaughters over a 10-year period, but acquitted of an additional charge of bestiality. more >>
Canada's Supreme Court has declared that most sex acts between people and animals are legal, as long as no penetration is involved, in a controversial bestiality ruling that has been slammed by animal rights groups.
The Independent reported that the case involved a British Columbia man, identified as "DLW," who was convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters, but was acquitted of bestiality — because he "only" forced dogs into oral sex, without penetration being involved. The man "smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act."
While a Canadian law passed in 1955 sought to punish bestiality, the Supreme Court argued that the definition of the word does not cover every sex act with an animal. more >>
It was like Utah resident Todd May was drawn to what he claimed was the skull of Bigfoot, which he found during a hike near his residence in Ogden.
May said that he would usually look for fossils and rocks in the same area. "I looked around for about half an hour, then I saw it," he said referring to the skull convinced that it was of a Sasquatch since sightings of Bigfoot in the locality were common.
The Utah resident seemed very much interested with the idea of Bigfoot that when he saw the 75-pound rock-like object, he immediately considered it the skull of the apelike creature. May also claimed that he almost encountered Bigfoots twice in his lifetime. more >>