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Woman arrested at US border for smuggling 18 crocodile skulls and a single sloth

According to the Bangor Daily News, a Montreal woman was arrested at the US-Canada border in Highgate Springs, Vermont, after trying to smuggle the following items into the country: 1 three-toed sloth18 crocodile skulls and heads7 crocodile feet2 horseshoe crabs30 sea stars23 raccoon feet8 African antelope horns1 human skull "with mounted butterflies" 4 puffer fish6 six shark jaws The woman, Vanessa Rondeau, owns a retail store in Montreal called Old Cavern Boutique, which "offers for sale...
Tags: Post, News, US, Montreal, Taxidermy, Bangor Daily News, Skulls, Immigration Detention, Crocodiles, Highgate Springs Vermont, Sloths, Wildlife Smuggling, Bad Taxidermy, I Need Your Skulls, I Want Your Skulls, Vanessa Rondeau


British woman in coma after crocodile attack in Mexico

Twin sister fights off reptile who attacked in a lagoon where they had been taken by a tour guide A British woman is in a medically induced coma in Mexico after she was attacked by a crocodile in a lagoon where she and her twin sister had been taken by a tour guide.Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28, from Berkshire, had been swimming in the lagoon, about 10 miles from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, on the south-east coast of the country, when Melissa was attacked. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Animals, Americas, UK News, Berkshire, Melissa, South East Coast, Crocodiles, Puerto Escondido Oaxaca, Georgia Laurie


British woman in coma after twin fights off crocodile in Mexico

Sister punched crocodile in head after it attacked in a lagoon where they had been swimmingA British woman is in a medically induced coma in Mexico after she was attacked by a crocodile in a lagoon where she and her twin sister had been taken by a tour guide.Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28, from Berkshire, had been swimming in the lagoon, about 10 miles from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, on the south-east coast of the country, when Melissa was attacked. Continue reading...
Tags: Mexico, Animals, Americas, UK News, World news, Wildlife, Berkshire, Melissa, South East Coast, Crocodiles, Puerto Escondido Oaxaca, Georgia Laurie


Watch a crocodile enjoy a water slide

I wonder how many times it went up and down that day. (via DIGG)
Tags: Video, News, Animals, Reptiles, Crocodiles, Slip And Slide


"His first word was 'crocodile,' three syllables."

Said Prince Harry, quoted in "We didn’t step down, we stepped back, Prince Harry tells James Corden on The Late Late Show" (The London Times). Harry was talking about his son Archie. Am I the only one who recognizes this perfectly silly remark as a Princess Margaret joke? I've blogged this before, from the hilarious book "Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret": The Princess liked to one-up. I have heard from a variety of people that she would engineer the conversation around to the subject o...
Tags: London, Law, Babies, Prince Harry, Harry, James Corden, Speaking, Margaret, Ann Althouse, Crocodiles, Princess margaret, Archie Am


Australian officials hunt crocodile after human remains found near missing fisherman's boat

Department of Environment and Science says damage to boat indicates crocodile’s involvement ‘highly likely’Human remains have been found during a search for a missing fisherman on a tropical Queensland island, as the hunt for a killer crocodile continues.Police, SES and wildlife officers have been searching for the missing 69-year-old since he went fishing in a creek on Hinchinbrook Island about 3pm on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Australia news, Queensland, Reptiles, Hinchinbrook Island, Crocodiles, Department of Environment and Science


Man prises crocodile jaws from his head while swimming in suburban Cairns

The man escaped with minor injuries after feeling the ‘sudden impact’ of the crocodile bite to the top of his head during a swim in Lake Placid A man has escaped with minor injuries after reportedly prising the jaws of a crocodile off his head during an attack in far north Queensland.Paramedics say the 44-year-old man was bitten by a crocodile near Lake Placid Road, in the Cairns suburb of Caravonica, about 12.45pm on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Australia news, Queensland, Cairns, Lake Placid, Lake Placid Road, Crocodiles, Caravonica


Trying to get some work done...

Meanwhile in Australia. pic.twitter.com/RBAFFe09Vm— John. (@JohnFloreani) September 16, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Australia, Ann Althouse, Crocodiles


'Sit! sit!' How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called 'Bonecruncher'

Matt Wright – known as ‘the outback wrangler’ – came across the large reptile while clearing logs in a river path in the Northern TerritoryFor most people, the sight of an approaching crocodile, mouth wide open, would provide the fright of a life. And their fear would be rightly placed, as encounters between man and saltwater crocs typically have deathly ends for the former.Not for Matt Wright, the so-called “outback wrangler”. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Wildlife, Northern Territory, Matt Wright, Crocodiles, Bonecruncher




Tracks Hint at a Crocodile Ancestor That Walked on 2 Legs

Over 100 million years ago in what is now South Korea, evolution experimented with nine-foot-long bipedal reptiles.
Tags: South Korea, News, Research, Kim, Fossils, Reptiles, Paleontology, Lockley, Crocodiles, Scientific Reports (Journal, Your-feed-science, Kyung Soo, Martin (1950-


Ancient Two-Legged Crocodile Left Behind These Awesome Footprints

Modern crocodiles are known for their sprawling four-legged gait, but this Cretaceous crocodilian walked on two legs as it prowled prehistoric shores, as evidenced by well-preserved footprints it left behind.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossils, Paleontology, Footprints, Crocodiles, Crocodilians, Ancient Crocodiles


Spanish police search river after sightings of Nile crocodile

Residents of towns in Castilla y Léon region told to stay away from banks of Pisuerga RiverPolice and specialist wildlife officers are using boats and a drone to search a stretch of river in north-west Spain after three sightings of what is thought to be a Nile crocodile.People in and around the towns of Simancas and Tordesillas in the Castilla y Léon region have been told to stay away from the banks of the Pisuerga River while the search continues. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Environment, Spain, World news, Wildlife, Castilla, north west Spain, Crocodiles, Castilla Y Leon, Tordesillas, Simancas, Pisuerga RiverPolice, Pisuerga River


German Society nature photo winner

Wildlife photography is an arresting art. A perfectly captured image has the power to make us stop in our tracks, take a step back, and simply say, “Wow.” Often that bewilderment is followed by a sobering realization. “I could never do that,” so many of us have thought while admiring a professional portrait of a big cat stalking in the savannah. “I can hardly even get a decent shot of my housecat.” The more confident among us, on the other hand, may feel the opposite. “I could totally do that...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Zimbabwe, Canon, All, Mana Pools National Park, Crocodiles, Jens Cullmann, German Society for Nature Photography, Cullmann, Jens Cullmann Cullmann


When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.
Tags: News, Research, Fossils, Paleontology, Schwab, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Whales and Whaling, Crocodiles, Ears and Hearing, Dolphins and Porpoises, Evolution (Biology, Oceans and Seas, Your-feed-science, Julia A


Ancient ocean-going crocodiles mimicked whales and dolphins

Thalattosuchians streamlined bodies and adapted inner ears as they adjusted to marine lifeDeadly prehistoric crocodiles mimicked the shape and senses of whales and dolphins to dominate Jurassic seas, new research has found.The extinct crocodiles, thalattosuchia, evolved from their land-living ancestors to become fast swimming predators. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, Animals, UK News, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Fossils, Palaeontology, Crocodiles, Extinct wildlife


Egypt's tamed crocodiles – in pictures

The construction of the Aswan High Dam was good news for the Nile’s crocodiles, which gained a new habitat, but it displaced many Egyptian Nubians. Taming crocodiles has become a way to supplement incomes and promote their heritage Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Aswan High Dam, Crocodiles


At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators

Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Tags: News, Gulf of Mexico, Reptiles, Alligators, Bones, McClain, Crocodiles, Fish and Other Marine Life, PLoS One (Journal, Oceans and Seas, Cadavers, Your-feed-science, Craig R


See you later, trotting alligators – many crocodiles can gallop

Scientists believe galloping may have first emerged in crocs’ ancient cat-sized ancestorsCrocodiles have never had a friendly reputation, but they may just have become even scarier. Veterinary scientists have discovered that a surprising number of species are capable of galloping when they reach their top speeds.Previously it was thought that only a couple of crocodile species were able to use this horse-like gait, but the latest observations show that the ability extends to eight different spec...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animal behaviour, Crocodiles


Death Valley Girls show their heart, bang heads at the Lodge Room

[ ] Death Valley Girls’ Bonnie Bloomgarden played a true angel dressed in white while flanked by bandmates in black on a night where they brought their proto-punk music to the Lodge Room. Warm embraces kicked the night off prior to the band playing a 12-song set that focused on their 2018 release “Darkness Rains” and 2016’s “Glow In The Dark.” The night’s tone was set by opening song “Abre Camino’s” driving rhythms, along with a friend posed kneeling in prayer, hands pointed to the heavens. Tho...
Tags: Music, Featured, Los Angeles, Gallery, Clover, Kate Clover, Show Review, Death Valley Girls, Bonnie Bloomgarden, Crocodiles, Lodge Room, Bloomgarden, Lodge Room Warm, Abre Camino, Electric High, Kate Clover Clover


Philippines Dispatch: Brazen Crocodile Preys on a Philippine Town: ‘It Was Like He Was Showing Off’

Crocodiles are a fact of life in Balabac, a marshy island town. To some, the animals are sacred, but others want revenge for attacks on people, not to mention countless dogs and goats snatched away.
Tags: News, Philippines, Crocodiles, Conservation of Resources, Endangered and Extinct Species, Philippine Town, Balabac


Bolivia Dispatch: It’s Dinnertime in the Amazon. Look What’s on the Chef’s Menu.

Some of the most celebrated chefs in the Andes ventured deep into the Amazon on a quest for exotic ingredients. If the river turtle is too gooey, try the caiman.
Tags: Amazon, Meat, News, Restaurants, Chefs, Bolivia, Andes, Wildlife Conservation Society, Crocodiles, Hunting and Trapping


Bolivia Dispatch: On Amazon Hunt for New Flavors, Discovering Caiman, Callampa and Kecho

Some of the most celebrated chefs in the Andes ventured deep into the Amazon on a quest for exotic ingredients. If the river turtle is too gooey, try the caiman.
Tags: Amazon, Meat, News, Restaurants, Chefs, Bolivia, Andes, Wildlife Conservation Society, Crocodiles, Hunting and Trapping, Amazon Hunt, Kecho


Indigenous ranger attacked and taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

Woman attacked by a saltwater crocodile about 206km south west of Yirrkala on FridayA woman has been attacked and taken by a saltwater crocodile in remote Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.The Indigenous ranger was taken by the crocodile about 206km south west of Yirrkala about 10am on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Northern Territory, Crocodiles, Yirrkala


Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention

Officials called it “the first people-smuggling venture in over 1,400 days” and said the migrants would be deported to Christmas Island.
Tags: News, Australia, Asylum, Nauru, Illegal Immigration, Dutton, Politics And Government, Immigration and Emigration, Right of, Immigration Detention, Crocodiles, Queensland (Australia, Boats and Boating, Maritime Accidents and Safety, Manus Island (Papua New Guinea, Peter C


17 Migrants Found in Australia After Boat Runs Aground in Crocodile-Infested Waters

The authorities said the group had violated the law, but it was unclear whether they would be deported home or sent to offshore detention facilities.
Tags: News, Australia, Asylum, Nauru, Illegal Immigration, Dutton, Politics And Government, Immigration and Emigration, Right of, Immigration Detention, Crocodiles, Queensland (Australia, Boats and Boating, Maritime Accidents and Safety, Manus Island (Papua New Guinea, Peter C


Marine Biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez Was Bitten and Dragged by a Crocodile...and Lived to Tell Her Story

When a crocodile clamped down on her leg and began to drag her earlier this year, Melissa Cristina Márquez performed the impossible: She stayed very calm.Read more...
Tags: Interviews, Lifehacks, Shark Week, Crocodiles, As Told To, Melissa Cristina Marquez, Melissa Cristina Márquez Was Bitten


6 Must Dos in Cairns and Port Douglas; a Queensland Coast Road Trip

Any long-standing readers with even longer standing memories will recall, back in 2016 I was writing a series of posts about my east coast of Queensland road trip. Then in November 2016, when the series had got as far as Cairns, I had to put it on hold after we bought a new house. That […]
Tags: Travel, Queensland, Cairns, Road Trip, Townsville, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Australia's Places, Crocodiles, Hideaway Bay, Queensland Coast Road Trip


"Shark drags woman into crocodile-infested waters in Australia."

Headline at Fox News. The woman is okay now, so you are free to joke about sharks and crocodiles working together. Also the woman did something very stupid (and she admits it was stupid — “completely my fault... just a blonde doing a stupid thing"):[Melissa] Brunning told the West Australian that she didn't realize she shouldn’t hand feed a shark, until the animal became "like a Hoover," sucking her right index finger into its mouth full of rows of razor-sharp teeth.“I think the shark was in sho...
Tags: Law, Australia, Fish, Stupid, Fox News, Survival, Don, Ann Althouse, Crocodiles, Melissa -RSB- Brunning, Dugong Bay


Inquiry into teen killed by crocodile recommends foetal alcohol screening

At inquest into the death of a teenager diagnosed with FASD, court hears carers didn’t know how to care for children with disorder Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningAn inquest into the death of an Aboriginal teenager, who was killed by a crocodile while in out-of-home care, has recommended universal screening of women and children deemed at-risk of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) to reduce the risk they will come to harm.The 15-year-old boy, referre...
Tags: Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Western Australia, Guardian Australia, HLS, Broome Western Australia, Dampier Peninsula, Crocodiles, La Djadarr Bay