DEADLY CREATURES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
This list of scary deadly things will amaze you
OCTOPUSSY GETS CRABS VIDEO
A female tourist was quietly watching a crab on the beach in Yallingup, western Australia, this week, when suddenly … an octopus emerged out of the water to take away the crustacean under a rock.
The walker filmed the assault. She recalls her surprise on her Youtube account, where its video, shared on Reddit: “this is the best and most unexpected video I ever shot,” she wrote.
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Coming to large animals, few like the elephant, whale, shark, etc. come to our mind immediately. However, some certain animals have also grown exceptionally large and gigantic compared to their species’ average sizes. Check out these awesome huge and facinating animals. Hard to believe they actually exist, especially the last monster
1. Moose the horse
This majestic beast is one of the largest horses out there, standing at an impressive 19 ft.
2. Big Cow Chilli
This gentle giant is a 6-foot 6-inch bovine, weighing well over a ton
3. Gibson the great dane dog
Standing at 7 feet and around 170 pounds, Gibson, the Great Dane, is the tallest dog in the world.
4. Coconut Crab
The oversized crab is the largest living arthropod in the world, growing to a length of 3 ft and weighing at 9 lbs.
This devastatingly large creature is 7 ft wide and long with a 10 ft tail.
7. Big Jake the horse
Big Jake is an immensely tall horse, standing at an impressive 6’9” and weighing in at 2,600 pounds.
8. African Giant Snail
The African Giant Snail is the largest species of snail, growing to lengths of about 20 cm.
9. Giant George The Great Dane
George the Giant, weighing 245 lbs, is a massive Great Dane that can arguably be classified as a pony.
10. Giant Catfish
This incredibly large catfish in the Mekong River, is reportedly the largest freshwater fish to be recorded, measuring at 6.5 feet long and weighing in at about 646 lbs.
11. Blossom the very tall cow
Blossom is the world’s tallest cow, standing at a height of 6’4” and weighing in at 2,000 pounds.
This giant hog was measured at 9 feet and weighed a whopping 1,051 pounds in weight.
13. Darius the big rabbit
This cuddly bunny stands at an impressive 52 inches, making him the owner of the Guinness World Record for the tallest bunny.
14. Hercules Moth
With a measured wingspan of about 10 inches, this moth is one of the largest moths in the world.
15. Giant Bird Eating Spider
These bird-eating spiders in Laos weighing up to 41 lbs have long been a horrific nightmare for those who have crossed paths with these unthinkable crawlers.
16. Field Marshall the worlds largest bull
This gentle giant standing at 6’5” and weighing more than 3500 lbs is the largest bull in the world.
17. Hercules The Cat
This unique cat, commonly mistaken for a tiger or lion, is known as the hybrid Liger. Weighing in around 900 pounds, it’s the world’s largest cat.
18. Hercules The English Mastif-Dog
This huge English Mastiff is the proud owner of the Guinness Record for the World’s Biggest Dog, weighing in at 282 pounds with a 38-inch circumference neck.
19. Oar Fish Extraordinaire
This terribly giant oarfish was so long that it had to be held by 10 people at one time.
THERE WE HAVE IT. A COMPENDIUM OF HUGE ANIMALS THAT WILL MAKE YOU GASP-ENJOY & PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Nature can be a brutal place, but sometimes the unexpected behaviour of animals can shock us all.
This is the moment a lioness grabbed a female baboon by the scruff of the neck while her baby clung onto her limp body.
With the mother baboon now dead, the baby attempted to make a break for the tree, but was too weak to climb.
The lioness watched in disbelief, seemingly eyeing up her next snack.
Things looked bad for the tiny monkey, who looked as if he was about to be gobbled up by the bloodthirsty lioness.
But remarkably, just as it looked as if the lioness was about to take a fatal swipe, something incredible happened.
The lioness started playing with the baboon and, after a while, picked up the tiny primate softly in her mouth before settling down with the baby between her paws.
Then, in a strange behavioural twist, the baboon started to try and suckle the lioness.
The baby was safe, for now, as the lioness was as gentle and tender as the baboon was unafraid.
But then, just as it seemed the ordeal was over, something even more remarkable happened.
Two male lions arrived on the scene to examine the baboon, but were met with aggression by the lioness, who chased them away in an unexpected show of compassion.
However, during the fracas, a male baboon – who had been watching from a nearby tree – saw an opportunity to save the baby from the clutches of the lions.
He swooped down undetected and whisked the baby to safety in the tree tops.
Back safely in the trees, the father cuddled the baby after his heroic rescue mission.
Now living in Washington, D.C., this bonsai tree outlasted the atomic blast
On August 6, 1945, at a quarter-past 8 a.m., bonsai master Masaru Yamaki was inside his home when glass fragments hurtled past him, cutting his skin, after a strong force blew out the windows of the house. The U.S. B-29 bomber called the “Enola Gay” had just dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, at a site just two miles from the Yamaki home.
The bomb wiped out 90 percent of the city, killing 80,000 Japanese immediately and eventually contributing to the death of at least 100,000 more. But besides some minor glass-related injuries, Yamaki and his family survived the blast, as did their prized bonsai trees, which were protected by a tall wall surrounding the outdoor nursery.
For 25 years, one of those trees sat near the entrance of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the United States National Arboretum in Washington D.C., its impressive life story largely unknown. When Yamaki donated the now 390-year-old white pine bonsai tree to be part of a 53 bonsais gifted by the Nippon Bosnai Association to the United States for its bicentennial celebration in 1976, all that was really known was the tree’s donor. Its secret would remain hidden until 2001, when two of Yamaki’s grandsons made an unannounced visit to the Arboretum in search of the tree they had heard about their entire lives.
Through a Japanese translator, the grandsons told the story of their grandfather and the tree’s miraculous survival. Two years later, Takako Yamaki Tatsuzaki, Yamaki’s daughter also visited the museum hoping to see her father’s tree.
The museum and the Yamaki family maintain a friendly relationship and it is due to these visits that the curators know the precious value of the Yamaki Pine.
“After going through what the family had gone through, to even donate one was pretty special and to donate this one was even more special,” says Jack Sustic, curator of the Bonsai and Penjing museum. Yamaki’s donation of this tree, which had been in his family for at least six generations, is a symbol of the amicable relationship that emerged between the countries in the years following World War II. Dignitaries in attendance at the dedication ceremony for the trees included John D. Hodgson, ambassador to Japan, Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who said the gift from Japan represented the “care, thought, attention and long life we expect our two peoples to have.”
Today, more than 300 trees make their home at the museum, including bonsai grown in North America and penjing, the Chinese bonsai equivalent.
There are many misconceptions about bonsai, Sustic says. It’s not a type of tree because anything with a woody trunk can be bonsai. Rather, it’s an art form and for the bonsai master, “it’s a lifestyle,” he explains. Another common error is the proper pronunciation of bonsai; it’s BONE-sigh, not BAHN-sigh.
Bonsai trees can be cultivated from trees collected in the wild or in rare cases from seeds; for those whose thumbs are a little less green, they can be purchased at a nursery. They are planted in large containers and pruned frequently to maintain their silhouette. Sometimes, as in the case of the Yamaki Pine, multiple trees are grafted together to enhance the appearance of the tree. Though bonsai masters maintain a degree of artistic freedom they still look to nature for inspiration, recreating what they see in the natural world on a bonsai scale.
“It’s a marriage between horticulture and art,” but it’s unique because it’s always growing,” Sustic says while admiring the Yamaki Pine.
Because they are always growing, bonsai trees require daily attention. Sustic even likens caring for a bonsai tree to having a pet. But it’s due to this constant attention that bonsai like the Yamaki Pine live beyond the natural life expectancy of the trees from which they come.
The Yamaki Pine will take its familiar place near the entrance to the museum’s new Japanese Pavilion when it officially opens next year, and on this 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the tree serves as a reminder of the continued peace between the United States and Japan.
“It’s a very special tree,” Sustic says.
Is this lizard trying to emulate the axe-wielding heroics of Jimi Hendrix?
Or does he prefer Jimmy Page?
Either way, this forest dragon lizard looked like a true guitar hero as he strummed a leaf in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The amazing snap was captured by photographer Aditya Permana, who watched the creature for more than an hour as it reclined on a log and presumably dreamt of headlining Woodstock.
Describing the moment he took the incredible photo, Aditya said: ‘I did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until the lizards feel calm and comfortable around me.
‘I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar – and it didn’t move at all.’
First there was Weaselpecker. Now meet Gatorcoon.
When this amateur photographer went walking through Ocala National Forest in Florida, he came across something quite odd.
Richard Jones, who was out in the forest with his family, spotted a raccoon riding on the back of an alligator.
Mr Jones said he believed the raccoon had leapt aboard the alligator after being startled by his son taking a picture of the reptile.
He said he ‘snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away.
‘Without the context you’d think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river.’
Oh, and and in case you missed it, here’s that weasel riding a woodpecker.