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Runner recalls fight to the death with mountain lion

Runner recalls fight to the death with mountain lion

Travis Kauffman suffocated the young animal that mauled him while he was running in the Colorado mountains.

  • by Lindsey Bever

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Squirrels are cute, cuddly - and on the menu in London
Animals

Squirrels are cute, cuddly - and on the menu in London

After 200 years, the non-native grey squirrel is still not welcome in Britain. Apart from when it's served in lasagne at London's trendy Native restaurant.

  • by Nick Miller
Feeding rabbits carrot the key to tripling size of woodland sanctuary
Canberra

Feeding rabbits carrot the key to tripling size of woodland sanctuary

Rangers working to eradicate pests and expand a Canberra sanctuary are using rabbits' favourite food to bring them down.

  • by Blake Foden
How to keep your pet cool in a heatwave
Pets

How to keep your pet cool in a heatwave

Veterinarian Jackson Zee who has worked in many extreme-weather and disaster zones around the world has some tips on how to keep pets safe.

  • by Steve Jacobs
Cane toads are here to stay, experts say
Animals

Cane toads are here to stay, experts say

A federal parliamentary inquiry has been told cane toad control measures should focus on preventing their spread rather than wiping out the pest species.

  • by Stuart Layt
Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years
Animals

Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years

Will Burrard-Lucas posted photos he took of a black leopard in Kenya, but the world's media got the message wrong.

  • by Reis Thebault and Alex Horton
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Goanna attacks Queensland man then turns on paramedic who came to help

Goanna attacks Queensland man then turns on paramedic who came to help

The man grabbed the reptile after it cornered a family of peacocks on his property, and suffered deep cuts for his trouble.

  • by Toby Crockford
Cassowary mystery cracked: Nature gifts giant bird an inbuilt 'airconditioner'
Science

Cassowary mystery cracked: Nature gifts giant bird an inbuilt 'airconditioner'

Scientists have long been puzzled by the purpose of the giant tropical birds' distinctive 'helmets' – now a team of researchers say they've cracked the case.

  • by Joe Hinchliffe
Long may he reign: King wins 'best in show' title at top dog show
Pets

Long may he reign: King wins 'best in show' title at top dog show

The wire fox terrier was the top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday.

Marijuana smoker was not hallucinating: she did see a tiger
Animals

Marijuana smoker was not hallucinating: she did see a tiger

A woman went to an abandoned house to smoke marijuana but inside the garage, she found a male tiger in a cage.

  • by Kristine Phillips
Polar bears have invaded an island town. Locals are terrified of them and climate change
Animals

Polar bears have invaded an island town. Locals are terrified of them and climate change

Fences have risen around kindergartens. Special vehicles transport military personnel to their work sites. Residents of the island settlement are afraid to leave their homes.

  • by Isaac Stanley-Becker