A Great Horned Owl was forced into Lake Michigan by two Peregrine falcons at Loyola Park Beach in Rogers Park, Chicago. According to the guy who shot the clip, it eventually got out and flew away.
Wrote the videographer: "Hey, I had no idea it would go viral or I would have made it ten or twenty seconds...I didn't see the falcons knock it in, and had no idea when it would come out, and when it finally did I was busy standing between it and the Peregrines as they were dive-bombing it something fierce."
Watch the strange 8-second sight, AFTER THE JUMP...
In an impressive display of not freaking out and/or becoming paralyzed by fear, Palm Beach kayakers Mark Naumovitz and Brian Nelli managed to catch this incredible (read: terrifying) footage of a 13-foot hammerhead shark stalking their boats for two whole miles off the South Florida coast.
Nelli also spoke with local CBS station WPEC about the close encounter with the unexpected visitor:
"We figured he was more inquisitive to see what we were...he gave us a few bumps to check us out."
Check out the footage and interview, AFTER THE JUMP...
In case you're feeling beset upon at work or in your personal life today, here's a bit of inspiration for you: stunning video showing a young elephant successfully fending off 14 lions as they try to attack and kill it. A remarkable feat that may just leave you feeling empowered and ready to take on the world.
Watch as the elephant shows these lions who's the boss, AFTER THE JUMP...
In a video that has racked up over 1 million views, Meg the Lioness takes you along for a ride as she hunts down a water buck. Kevin Richardson (aka the Lion Whisperer) follows along closely with Meg and sets the scene.
Watch the stunning video, AFTER THE JUMP...(warning: semi-graphic footage ahead)
Suni was a 34-year-old northern white rhino living in Kenya died last week at the wildlife conservancy where he lived. The cause of death is presently unknown, but for once poaching is not suspected. However, Suni was one of the last two breeding males
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy released a statement saying that they will do what they can to work with the remaining animals that hopefully will result in the birth of a calf.
Thanks to insane levels of poaching of the animal's horn, which was ground up and sold to suckers in Asia for snake oil treatments for conditions such as seizures, fevers, strokes, and nosebleeds, the northern white rhino is officially considered "Extinct in the Wild." Now, it's one step closer to just "Extinct."