Hendrik Coetzee's death by crocodile while attempting to make a first kayak descent down the upper reaches of the White Nile, it brought back memories of my own first descent in Africa, and how lucky I was to have survived.
On my Animal Oddities blog I often report on animals that show up in odd places. Here, for your pleasure, are my top ten "animals in odd places" stories.
In Costa Rica I got a real sense of what the planet may have been like before humans destructive behavior.
This week, we feature music by Iron & Wine, the Hotrats, Ike and Tina Turner, Foghat, Pegi Young, and more.
What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.
Animals are very intelligent but, like humans, they get swept away from time to time by emotions and ignore logic.
Connecticut's Exotic Animal Amnesty Day received a total of 135 exotic and potentially dangerous pets within the course of only a few hours.
Lim Chhay, owner of a Siem Reap crocodile farm, is gearing up for his yearly harvest of hatchlings. His crocodiles will stop laying eggs as the rainy season hits, and after 80 to 90 days of incubation, he will welcome a new generation of baby reptiles