Came for Meat, Came Home with MEAT
MOORHEAD, Minnesota- After becoming disoriented and wandering into the city of Moorhead, Minn., over the weekend, a herd of deer panicked and crashed into windows and doors at the local mall, police said. 911 was called when about six deer ran into the Moorhead Center Mall, with one dying after it crashed through a large window at the center. Another was accidentally run over by a minivan nearby. According to WDAY-TV, the driver took the dead deer home for dinner. Owner of the damaged minivan, Wally Florian said, "I came here to buy a couple pounds of ground chuck and came away with about 60 pounds of venison."
Knife Wielding Raptor Adds Steel to Talons
EKTAPOODEM, Sweden- As if gigantic golden eagles aren't menacing enough, at least one is carrying a knife. A butterfingered wildlife photographer in Sweden had been cutting meat to lure the birds in when he dropped the blade in the snow. The eagle in the photo took advantage of the fumble. "At least, I was happy with the unique picture," Dutch photographer Han Bouwmeester told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "The eagle is holding it exactly as we [do]. What a crazy, once-in-a-lifetime moment this was." But Rolf Stockhausen, naturalist at a nearby raptor center, said "Let's sure hope the eagle doesn't learn how to use that knife like we do, as in, killing stuff it wants to kill."
TANGENKITTA, Namibia- But the cheetahs did not eat the gazelle. Instead, they seemed to want to make friends. One by one the cheetahs showed familial affection to this infant from another species.
If Humans Could Only Be This Understanding
TANGENKITTA, Namibia- Sadly, on the way back after a long day in the savanna the photographers were treated to the now hungry cheetahs deciding Bambi was nice to have as a friend, but better to have as lunch. “I guess that’s nature’s way, this is how they eat, and we love the big cats... but why Bambi?"
"Tame" Cheetahs Ruin Vacation
DATTSABHUTTI, Kenya- Deter and Petra Heinieschlappa saved up for years in the hopes of one day getting to Africa to see the big cats. And on their first day of vacation, two supposedly tame and pet-able cheetahs at the Where the Not So Wild Things Are Animal Center, pounced on Petra and held her down, for 48 horrible minutes. It wasn't until trainers brought in a female cheetah in heat, that the two males would back away from Petra. "I will never get inside a fence with a big animal again," said a still recovering Heiniesclappa.