I interrupt our normal programming with a somewhat batshit story about an airplane, a college student from Florida, and her dwarf hamster, which was named Pebbles. Pebbles is no longer with us, because, the college student says, Pebbles was flushed down a toilet on the advice of a Spirit Airlines employee after…
A great horned owl flew into the grille of an SUV driving in Virginia this week, riding some 160 miles before it was rescued. The owl, as you can see, doesn’t look very pleased. He’ll be all right, though, a local animal control agency said, even if he emerged from the grille a bit worse for the wear.
I’ve always thought that animal names make fantastic car names. They’re visceral and evocative and loaded with personality. If you said you drove a 1985 Mongrel Cheetah, I’d have a pretty good sense of what that car is like. Or a 1998 DNF Bison. Or a 1964 Zintar Sparrow. You get it. Right now, in the…
Is the best part of this video the wagging tongue? I think it is. The best part of the video is that tongue.
Formula E recently set up a race between one of its drivers, the Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, and a cheetah. The race took place a landing strip in South Africa. I’m here to report that the cheetah lost.
Cars, sadly, hit all kinds of animals on the road, and usually it doesn’t end very well, though sometimes our furry friends survive. A couple of months ago, for example, a coyote somehow survived the collision. And last week in Virginia, a bobcat also escaped death, while getting a free 50-mile ride in what must have…
A rabid or “really, really mad” buck charged at some sheriff’s deputy in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on Saturday. It didn’t end well.
The annual, reasonably disgraceful tradition of an “anonymous” pilot dropping live turkeys from hundreds of feet in the air in Yellville, Arkansas, continued this fall, with several birds dropped on Oct. 14. The FAA said then they were looking into it, but it conceded to HuffPost on Saturday that there was nothing…
Animals can’t drive. And if they could, they wouldn’t be very good at it. They do, however, sometimes make good passengers.
On Thursday morning some security guards spotted a leopard wandering into a Maruti Suzuki factory about 20 miles south of New Delhi. What happened next was a shutdown and a hunt for the wayward cat that involved tranquilizer darts, firecrackers, and goats.
For several weeks now, a chicken in Shediac, New Brunswick, has been crossing the road, clearing the parking lot of delicious crumbs and then crossing again and returning home.
Usually, any story that begins with a driver hearing a crunch while on the road won’t have a happy ending. Every so often though, it happens. On September 3, on a drive to Calgary, Alberta, Georgie Knox hit a coyote and “heard a crunch.” Assuming it was dead, she drove on, until 20 minutes later a construction worker…
As per usual, National Geographic has a baby animal story that’s an emotional roller coaster, this time involving a baby wildebeest that started chasing a blue Hyundai Tucson after it was separated from its herd in Africa. Somewhere, a Disney writer is taking notes.
All this cute, little furry creature wanted to do was run on the Nürburgring. That’s all he wanted to do!
A Pennsylvania woman has been cited with summary disorderly conduct for losing her ducks, which made their way into traffic and caused a wreck.
Watch this crazy video of a huge buck jumping over a flock of motorcyclists, throwing one of them off balance and into the street as the graceful creature soars into the great green void.
“Everyone wanted to get out of the car because they were afraid of the turkey,” said John Tarabocchia, dispelling any uncertainty about the scariest part of a driving a very fast car into a flying turkey. Not the blunt surprise of impact, or even the minor cuts the family suffered from flying windshield shards—just…
Right in the middle of a dang bike race!
There’s not much I can give in the way of context for this video. The excited announcer is commentating in Italian, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the race was in Italy. There are no races worth filming happening in Italy right now, and also it’s winter, so this grainy footage is probably old.