Around 4 pm this Sunday, a racehorse escaped from the Passage-d’Agen racecourse. The four-legged animal has distorted the company of its owner to go for a ride, alone, in the surroundings.
It was finally recovered a little less than three kilometers from the racecourse, in Agen, Boulevard de la Liberté.
An incredible video shows the moment a wolf clamped its jaws around a helpless dog’s neck and then dragged it off into the wilderness for its next meal. The shocking footage shows the unfortunate hound scrabbling on the floor as the larger beast stands over it.
Taken by a shocked homeowner in the remote community of Ahousaht, Vancouver Island, Canada, it shows the wolf coming right up to the steps of a family home to snatch the poor pet. In the footage, two other dogs, seemingly pals of the third one, stand around barking in a vain attempt to scare the wolf off. As the wolf secures its grip around the dog’s neck, it drags the smaller animal to its feet and then begins dragging it off to its death.
Luke Swan, who witnessed the attack, told CTV News: «It’s about 7 in the morning and the dogs are going nuts – barking, barking, barking. «I had a grandmother staying with me and she shouted to me «come look, there is a wolf.» He added: «My thought was that dog probably belongs to a kid so I got my gun but the time I packed it away I had taken a shot but I didn’t get him.»
Villagers say the shocking incident sheds light on a mystery that has been plaguing the area for some time, with numerous other pets going missing. Mr Swan said: «About a month ago people were complaining about their dogs not coming home. «There was one two weeks ago when they found one all mangled up and half the body gone.» After the incredible footage was revealed, villagers have decided to keep their children and pets inside.
Batemans Bay is a picturesque coastal town in Australia that always leaves the welcome mat out for tourists. But tens of thousands of visitors of another kind have more than outstayed their welcome – large bats.
Residents feel trapped in their guano-coated houses, and those who venture outside soon feel a disgusting «sprinkle of something.» Then there’s the early-morning screeching, so excruciating that Danielle Smith said it compelled her to go on anti-depressants.
Her two-year-old can no longer play in the backyard, and «won’t even sleep in his own bed anymore because he’s so frightened of the bats,» she said.
«I can’t open my window at all because the smell is so bad,» Ms Smith said. «We can actually taste it – that’s how strong it is.»
The bats fly out at dusk to feed on flowering spotted gum and bloodwood trees in forests, then wake locals with a cacophony of screeching on their return to town before dawn.
Thousands flew en masse into power lines, knocking out power to the entire town. It happened not once, not twice, but on nine consecutive nights in April.
Their acidic droppings can burn through the paintwork on cars if not washed off within hours. The pungent scent that the males use to mark out their roosting territory is sickening. A bite or a scratch from a bat carries the risk of the rabies-like lyssavirus that has claimed three lives in Australia in the past 20 years.
A villainous pair of swans have been tormenting the good citizens of Brimscombe, a tiny village in the Cotswolds, with such viciousness that it’s become national news. According to Metro UK, the two swans have vandalized property, harassed vehicles on public thoroughfares, and even attacked children.
Local residents, Metro reports, have been forced to go about armed with water pistols because the authorities refuse to step in. Swans, local officials inform the fearful residents, are « protected animals. »
According to Metro, the birds in Brinscombe have grown increasingly aggressive in recent years. They have torn up lawns, harassed cyclists, chased the postman daily, and even attacked young children. « I’m scared to leave the house at times, » 53-year-old Angela Helbrow, who lives next to the river where the swans hang out, told Metro. « I can’t even go outside to hang up the washing anymore.
« I was doing my knitting last week and they came right up from the river to the patio doors and began pecking on the window. »
The UK’s odd swan laws mean that it’s the birds, perversely, who are protected here, and locals can do little more than try to avoid the swans or gently repel them, effectively ceding their own yards to the feathered interlopers.
A Caterpillar Invasion Turned This Dutch City Into a Ghost Town
An invasion of caterpillars has turned the Spui in the Dutch city of Rotterdam into a scene from a horror movie, stripped of their leaves and covered in gluey sheets of silk. The Ermine moth eat the leaves on the trees for six weeks long, then the larvae cover the trees in cocoons of silk like giant spider webs and change into a white butterfly with black dots.
The city now looks as it would in the middle of winter with trees without a leaf on them in the streets of the Spui, Rotterdam.
When the tree has no leaves left, the caterpillars will search for new plants, and crawl with thousands on bikes or cars parked under the trees.
There are several hundred species of ermine moths, most of them in the tropics, and the larvae are known for forming communal webs.
The silk web cocoons that they make are designed to protect them from birds and parasitic wasps so they can eat leaves undisturbed. Some species of the moth are considered minor pests in farming, forestry and horticulture because of infestations.
Statistics show an increase in the number of caterpillar pests in the last twenty years. The eggs survive much better with the softer and wetter winters. Many people are disgusted with the creepy creatures.
It is an interesting natural phenomenon and possibly related to climate change.
Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a lorry ploughs into motorists that had got out of their cars after avoiding sheep on a motorway in China.
In the video, captured in Qinhuangdao City in northern Hebei Province on October 27, a car suddenly brakes on the motorway to avoid three sheep crossing the motorway, causing a three-car pileup.
When them motorists get out of their cars, a lorry crashes into them.
Strange Birds Attack Five Planes Carrying Christians In China by royalsgist: 7:43pm On Nov 08, 2017
Five planes carrying Christian worshipers were forced to have an emergency landing in China yesterday after they were violently attacked by strange birds. Strangely, all 10 planes carrying ordinary passengers were not attacked by vicious eagles except those carrying Christians.
According to A facebook Identified as Pastor Brian Shared This and wrote:
«It happened this morning as our plane was about to take off,the Devil and his Demons in forms of birds attacked the plane on air, they wanted to brake into the pilot positions and finally make the plane fall down and crash. Our lord Jesus Christ said it was not yet our time», said Pastor Brian yesterday after he disembarked from the plane…
A nationwide blackout that hit Kenya on Tuesday was caused by a monkey tripping a transformer at a hydropower plant, leading to the loss of more than 180 megawatts from the grid, power producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) said.
Kenya Power and KenGen, the East African country’s biggest power producer, said electricity supply was knocked out at 11.30am local time after a technical fault at Gitaru Hydro power station.
“A monkey climbed on the roof of Gitaru Power Station and dropped onto a transformer tripping it. This caused other machines at the power station to trip on overload resulting in a loss of more than 180 MW from this plant which triggered a national power blackout. The animal survived the incident. The primate accessed the plant even though KenGen’s facilities are secured by electric fences designed to keep out “marauding wild animals,” the company said.
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