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As he cast his line into the water, a Virginia angler never expected his most exciting catch of the day would be a message in a bottle. Mechanic Gregory D’Alessio from Alexandria, Virginia found a glass bottle filled with handwritten notes while fishing near Maryland’s Solomons Island. He took to Reddit to share his discovery. The post was met with enthusiasm, garnering over 59,000 upvotes on social media. Users obsessively speculated about the contents of the bottle.
Authorities confirmed that a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son were killed in an Alabama tornado that hit Wednesday morning. The woman’s husband and the boy’s father was also injured in the accident, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Christina Thornton is the director of the Montgomery City-County Emergency Management Agency. She told Fox Weather that two people died when trees fell on their mobile home. Thornton reported that there were also multiple people who had been injured across the county.
The largest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island, erupted last week on Nov. 28, 6 am HST. While the lava flows have since decreased in size and speed, the flow from Fissure 3 is still headed toward Daniel K. Inouye Highway, a major thoroughfare on the island.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it seems even the wildlife is getting into the holiday spirit. Recently, an Oregon buck was spotted with a mess of Christmas lights tangled in its antlers. While we’re happy to see everyone enjoying the festivities, we’re also pleased to know the deer has been released from its colorful captor.
Although the seasonal rut is coming to a close, it doesn’t mean wildlife is calming down anytime soon. For instance, one Colorado couple learned this the hard way after they found a mule deer in their basement. Last month, a mule deer busted into their Colorado Springs home after...
Wildlife officials in North Carolina are investigating a gruesome case after residents in Woodfin, NC discovered three mutilated bear carcasses on private property. Wildlife Commission spokesperson Mindy Wharton told the Citizen Times that the bears’ “paws were removed and left on scene” and “there was a bucket present with bear entrails inside.” According to officials, the bears were so deteriorated that their weight and age could not be determined. It is unclear if they were adults or cubs.
The efforts of several anti-hunting groups in New Jersey managed to successfully delay the start to bear hunting season. This fall has been quite eventful for bear hunters and opposers. Previously, in 2018, Governor Phil Murphy banned bear hunting in the state. Just last month, though, Murphy decided to reverse this decision, stating that bear hunting could begin again in New Jersey as early as December 5.
The footage of a black bear struggling to fight off a pack of dogs has been instrumental in bringing charges against two houndsmen. In 2018, two houndsmen were criminally charged after a cellphone video of their frantic chase through Utah’s La Sal mountains near Moab surfaced. The men kept the bear in a cage for two days, KSL-TV 5 reports. They then released it and let the dogs chase it once again.
For the Fall season, Maine hunters broke a 60-plus year record in the amount of deer they took. According to reports, hunters in the state tagged over 42,000 deer. However, that number is expected to grow as archery and muzzleloader season continues until Dec. 10. Deer biologist for the Maine...
A herd of cows was telling traffic to mooove over Friday morning after they took over an Arizona freeway. The incident occurred after a semi-truck trailer carrying the cows crashed into a median on the highway. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the semi-truck collided with a median...
Utah is facing its first avalanche warning of this winter season with major snowfalls looming in the weather forecast. And, officials warn, there is likely quite a bit more to come. This winter has brought some heavy snowfall and cold temperatures to areas all across the US including areas in...
It’s a spectacular view in Hawaii right now as the lava erupting from Mauna Loa continues to bring on-lookers to Big Island. Each one hoping to catch a glimpse of the awesome event. The world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa began oozing molten rocks and lava earlier this...
CBS News posted a series of clips to Twitter showing the massive lava flow at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, which was seen spewing lava on Thursday. In the video posted below, aerial footage captures the massive spilling of lava from the volcano. In the first clip, the lava bubbles like a boiling cauldron in a huge bowl at the top of the volcano. Then, other clips show the flow of lava running down the mountainside at a rapid pace.
The Dixie Valley toad is now formally protected under the Endangered Species Act following a temporary emergency listing last spring. The tiny amphibian first made news when a geothermal power project brought the toad’s “risk of extinction” to light. The emergency order was only the second such ruling that the federal government has made in two decades.
A massive footprint of a T-Rex was found in Katmai National Park on November 28th, and park officials are ecstatic about the discovery. Reportedly, the footprint marks the first evidence that these huge reptiles once roamed the area. “RAWR!” Katmai National Park officials wrote on Twitter along with a photo...