James Barney Jr. of Saint Cloud, Florida, just made bank in bragging rights after fending off an alligator in an attack left him with minor injuries—and the tooth of the gator that bit him.
Photographer Tyler Shields is known for his weird stunts—last year he set a Birkin bag on fire. His latest project involves feeding a $100,000 crocodile Birkin bag to an alligator.
Breanna Smith holds a baby alligator minutes after it emerged from its shell at Gatorama's "Alligator Hatching Festival" Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 near Palmdale, Fla. The animal park got 3,233 alligator eggs from this year's harvest of more than 37,000 eggs, all gathered by state sponsored hunters. In the wild, only two…
Today in crocodilian news, a five-foot alligator was stolen from an English pet store Monday night, along with an anaconda and some pythons. Store owner Paul Williamson makes this theft sound like the worst idea ever — he says the alligator (technically a Cuvier's dwarf caiman) is "aggressive," adding, "They're very…
Seeing a house cat stand up to an alligator is pretty impressive, but the humans nearby are surprisingly nonchalant about letting a kid stand a few feet from the action. Our cats' fear of the vacuum cleaner doesn't inspire confidence.
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