It's not every day you see people wade into the Atlantic Ocean to save the life of an animal that would otherwise be very pleased to consume them. The ocean, after all, is the shark's house.
When a 7 1/2 foot alligator attacked her dog, Hope, and proceeded to drag the pup into a nearby pond, Lori Beiswenger knew she needed to act swiftly.
"We thought we hit a buzzard," Elaine Gilliland said of the bald eagle that flew out of the brush in Bowring, Oklahoma, and impacted her car.
For anyone who's dreamed of being walked down the aisle by an alpaca on her wedding day, here's some excellent news: your dream has become a reality … if you get married in Japan, that is. (Destination wedding, anyone?)
Taishan the Panda has lived his whole life in front of cameras, much like Jim Carry in The Truman Show. And like Jim Carrey in The Truman Show, that means you can watch his whole life in a series of neatly-edited clips. (No Ed Harris, but you can supply your own Philip Glass soundtrack if you want.)
Note: Pictures of Matylda are difficult to come by. Pictured above is a cow we believe to be similar to the fugitive.
Virginia Beach resident Sue Bowser was quite alarmed to find a dead baby shark in her heavily wooded backyard.
Brennan Phillips is a Ph.D. student who specializes in underwater volcanoes – which is awesome – at the University of Rhode Island.
Here's a thing we learned about pandas today: Apparently, they can drink so much water at a clip that they become "drunk" on it and can't move, immobilized by their swollen bellies.