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  • Sarawak fishermen Net Rare Gigantic Stingray Weighing 280kg (620 lbs)

    05/15/2020 3:02:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Melinaoeyey
    Four local fishermen at the Sungai Lundu estuary in Sarawak netted a rare specimen on Thursday evening when an enormous freshwater stingray was raised in one of the nets they laid in the river earlier in the morning. The stingray measured 4 metres in width and weighed a hefty 280 kilograms — equivalent to the weight of five adults. Fisherman Azeri Hipni, 42, from Kampung Stunggang Lundu, told Astro Awani that they were used to hauling big stingrays from the river but it was the first time they caught one this huge. "It took us an hour-and-a-half to wrangle with...
  • Live Election Coverage (UK Sky News)

    12/12/2019 3:23:42 PM PST · by NRx · 105 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-12-2019 | Sky News
    It's looking like a conservative landslide.
  • Florida Police Find Alligator With Human Body In Its Mouth

    06/07/2016 4:51:47 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Brevard Times ^ | 6/7/2016
    LAKELAND, Florida - Lakeland police responded to Lake Hunter following a 911 call from fishermen who reported seeing an alligator with a human body in its mouth on Tuesday morning. Police say that the alligator swam away but that they were able to recover the body. According to Lakeland Police spokesperson Sergeant Gary B. Gross, the body appeared to have been in the lake for more than a day and it is unknown if the person was attacked by the alligator. No identification has been made yet on the body which appears to be a male of unknown age. The...
  • Curves of Wonder- from Down Under! Miss Australia 2011 is Scherri-Lee Biggs

    01/06/2012 4:34:53 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 6, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I always kind of liked the Aussies, more like us Americans than our close British cousins, really. Big V-8 cars... Christian... wide open spaces... surfing, beautiful blondes... good people down there! Especially this one... No bad 'biggs' or 'down undah' jokes in a  Crocodile Dundee accent, please... respect the young (20) lady- she's a guest here! Video/more at Reaganite Republican
  • Koala Population Ravaged by Chlamydia

    09/17/2010 1:44:27 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 25 replies ^ | 9/17/10 | Larry Knowles
    (Sept. 17) -- The world's koala population is being ravaged by an epidemic that would seem at odds with the animal's image as the cuddly emblem of Australia. According to researchers, 50 to 80 percent of the marsupials are infected with a disease commonly associated with human promiscuity: chlamydia. That's right, chlamydia. The situation is so dire, in fact, that experts fear the koala may become extinct in a few decades if a vaccine isn't developed.
  • Crikey, he lives! Australia Zoo is a bizarre shrine to slain Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin

    03/31/2009 4:01:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1,909+ views
    urbanatomy ^ | 31 March 2009 | JFK Miller
    May your soul rest in peace, Steve Irwin, because your estate certainly won’t let it. Australia Zoo, the native Australian animal reserve founded in Queensland by the late Crocodile Hunter, has decided it’s good business to keep the high-octane Irwin persona alive. Not just alive, in fact, but in rude health...and still wrestling crocodiles. Irwin was just 44 when he died in 2006 after being pierced through the heart by the barb of a stingray while shooting a marine life documentary off the Queensland coast. His death unleashed a wave of national mourning in Australia, similar in feeling (if not...

    02/10/2008 6:04:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies · 152+ views
    self | Feb 10,2008 | swampsniper
    The stems of the Dollarweed form a floating mat, full of Crawdads, snails and other good stuff. The Little Blue Heron is light enough to walk all over it. I may have to trap some of those Crawdads myself!
  • Croc-wearers getting toes caught in escalators

    09/17/2007 2:51:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 115+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | SARAH KARUSH
    At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs. One of the nation's largest subway systems — the Washington Metro — has even posted ads warning riders about wearing such shoes on its moving stairways. The ads feature a photo of a crocodile, though they don't mention Crocs by name. Four-year-old Rory McDermott got a Croc-clad foot caught in an escalator last month at...
  • Family fleeced in elaborate scam

    06/16/2007 3:45:01 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 274+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 16, 2007 | Staff Reporter
    A Queensland family has been fleeced of more than $1.3 million in an elaborate variation of a scam that persuades people to part with large sums of money so they can retrieve an overseas inheritance, police say. The fraud has become known as the Nigerian 419 scam. Steven Baker, a member of the Queensland family who lost up to $1.5 million, has told police he was approached by a friend who believed her father, whom she had never met, had left a $US17 million ($20.38 million) estate when he passed away. He said the woman had never met her father,...
  • Croc Hunter's daughter launches TV show

    05/25/2007 8:26:20 AM PDT · by mom4kittys · 22 replies · 488+ views
    BEERWAH, Australia - Bindi Irwin wants her new TV show to continue the educational and conservation work of her father, the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin. "I'm proud to be showing kids that conservation and helping wildlife is a stack of fun," the 8-year-old Bindi said Friday at the Australian launch of "Bindi: The Jungle Girl." "It's just the most amazing thing that we could ever do," she said. Producers say the show will feature Steve Irwin in scenes shot before he was killed by a stingray last fall while filming one of his popular television documentaries. Irwin's widow, Terri,...
  • Late Steve Irwin to appear in daughter's TV show

    03/30/2007 3:22:24 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 20 replies · 214+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 27, 6:55 PM ET | Belinda Goldsmith
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bindi Irwin, the 8-year-old daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, will launch her new television series in June with her father appearing in some episodes, Discovery Kids Channel said on Tuesday. The exuberant, khaki-clad Australian naturalist and his daughter began filming the 26-part cable TV show, "Bindi: The Jungle Girl," in early 2006 with the aim of getting children more interested in wildlife conservation. Irwin, however, died last September after a stingray's serrated barb pierced his heart while he was filming scenes for a documentary off Australia's northeast coast. But after 44-year-old Irwin's death, his...
  • Woman Has Crocodiles Strapped to Body(Yikes!)

    03/26/2007 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Dirtysnowbank · 27 replies · 814+ views ^ | Mar 26 11:19 AM | DIAA HADID
    Woman Has Crocodiles Strapped to Body Mar 26 11:19 AM US/Eastern By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) - A woman with three crocodiles strapped to her waist was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border crossing after guards noticed that she looked "strangely fat," officials said Monday. The woman's shape raised suspicions at the Rafah terminal in southern Gaza, and a body search by a female border guard turned up the animals, each about 20 inches long, concealed underneath her loose robe, according to Maria Telleria, spokeswoman for the European observers who run the crossing. "The woman looked strangely fat....
  • Ethnic violence at Open 'disgusting' - fans (Race riot at tennis!!!)

    01/15/2007 1:29:48 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 884+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 15 January 2007
    TENNIS fans told today of Croatian and Serbian supporters punching and kicking each other during a clash at the Australian Open, but also accused police of targeting ethnic groups. Up to 150 people were ejected from the showpiece tournament in Melbourne today after clashes between Croatian and Serbian fans wearing national colours. Dozens of police moved into the concourse area to break up the fight. Five Croatian fans later slammed the violence as "disgusting''. Marina, 19, Danijela, 19, Ivana, 17, Kristina, 16 and Marija, 20, all from Melbourne, who did not wish to use their last names, said they were...
  • Deputies: Naked man on crack when alligator attacked (Florida)

    11/30/2006 9:38:59 AM PST · by Caipirabob · 60 replies · 1,384+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | November 30 2006 | Amy L. Edwards
    LAKELAND -- Deputy Billy Osborne heard the man's cries for help but couldn't see him through the thick brush and pre-dawn darkness. " 'I have two broken arms, and an alligator's got me pinned. I can't move. Please help me,' " the Polk County deputy sheriff recalled the man saying at a news conference Wednesday. As Osborne listened, he followed the pleading voice through more than 20 yards of weeds in Lake Parker's murky, chest-deep water about 4 a.m. Then he saw them: a naked man slumped over, caught in the jaws of a huge alligator amid thick cattails in...
  • TV producer slams 'showman' Irwin

    11/01/2006 4:46:25 PM PST · by generalhammond · 14 replies · 625+ views ^ | November 02, 2006
    THE executive producer of the BBC's Planet Earth series has branded the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin a "showman" more interested in his own stardom than the animal kingdom. Alastair Fothergill launched an extraordinary attack on the Australian TV star who was killed by a stingray while making a wildlife program in September. "What Steve Irwin did for a living was as different from what we do as it's possible to get," he told the Radio Times. "Let's face it, Steve was a showman. Yes, he introduced a lot of people to natural history, but his basic stock in trade...
  • Bindi Irwin honours father's commitment

    10/11/2006 5:30:24 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 77 replies · 1,898+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 October 2006 | Jonathan Moran
    EIGHT-year-old Bindi Irwin was greeted with screams of support tonight as she honoured a commitment made by her father. The daughter of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin attended tonight's Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Sydney, making her first public appearance since her father's memorial service on September 20. At that service, Bindi Irwin pledged to continue the wildlife work of her father, who was killed by a stingray barb to the chest while filming footage for his daughter's TV series on the Great Barrier Reef on September 4. Steve Irwin had earlier agreed to attend tonight's awards ceremony so his daughter...
  • Barbara Walters Interviews Terri Irwin (Live Thread)

    09/27/2006 3:10:41 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 127 replies · 3,912+ views
    Reminder--Airing tonight 10PM ET/9PM Central on ABC
  • Steve Irwin "Crocodile Hunter" - FR Thread Links Roundup

    09/25/2006 11:04:52 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 22 replies · 715+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/4-9/25/06 | FReepers
    In the three weeks since Steve Irwin, the Australian "Crocodile Hunter," died suddenly at age 44 from a rare stingray attack, FReepers have poured out their hearts to show their great love for Irwin's infectious enthusiasm and passion for his work; his devotion to his family, his country, his friends and the public at large; and his one-of-a-kind brand of wildlife education and entertainment. His widow, Terri, and his 8-year-old daughter, Bindi, will be on U.S. television Wednesday night in an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC. His 2-year-old son, Bob, is a little too young to make an appearance...
  • Aussie values are crikey clear

    09/24/2006 9:42:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 674+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25th September 2006 | David Chalke
    WATCHING through teary eyes the extraordinary tribute to Steve Irwin was one of those rare occasions, like the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics, when what it is that makes Australians unique becomes so clear. By now the knockers, the whingers, the Lefties and the chardonnay socialists, with intellectual tickets on themselves, will have sneered and derided the event and the man. But, it was about Australian values and how we express them. Leaving aside attempts by the politically correct and minority groups to hijack and mould Australian values to their causes, what do Australians themselves believe in?...
  • Steve Irwin Memorial Service (Live Thread)

    09/19/2006 3:38:48 PM PDT · by mom4kittys · 371 replies · 11,231+ views
    Steve Irwin's Memorial Service to Air on Animal Planet TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, FROM 9-10 P.M. ET/PT. Get a reminder! (Silver Spring , MD) — Animal Planet is airing Steve Irwin's memorial service exclusively in the U.S., commercial-free, on Tuesday, September 19, from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT, with an encore broadcast airing 12-1 a.m. ET/PT. The memorial service, entitled Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World, will be a same-day broadcast (with a two-hour delay) of the event Wednesday morning in Australia. The public memorial service for the beloved animal conservationist and television personality is being held in the "Crocoseum," a 5,500-seat stadium...