Gustave the Crocodile – a Legend and a Killer

On the continent of Africa, in the muddy current of the Ruzizi River to the blue water of Lake Tanganyika lies a man-eating monster. Burundi natives fear him for he has allegedly killed over 300 people. The monster is an enormous Nile crocodile, and his name is Gustave. The people of Burundi have spoke of … Continue reading Gustave the Crocodile – a Legend and a Killer

The Great White Shark – Largest Predatory Fish

Growing up to lengths of 21 feet and weighing up to 5,000 plus pounds, the great white shark is the largest predatory fish on earth. Not only are they impressive in size, but also in appearance, speed, and power. It is no wonder why this majestic species is one of the most feared predators in … Continue reading The Great White Shark – Largest Predatory Fish

What Exotic Animals Are the Most Dangerous to Keep? – Attack/Death Statistics

https://www.bornfreeusa.org/ maintains a database of exotic animal incidents that occur in the United States. Such incidents include but are not limited to: animal escapes, human injuries, human fatalities, and injuries to animals. The database has records from 1990 to present day, and include incidents from accredited and non-accredited zoos, circuses, and pet owners. After examining … Continue reading What Exotic Animals Are the Most Dangerous to Keep? – Attack/Death Statistics

What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?

The mosquito. Severely underestimated, these deadly insects kill approximately 725,000 people annually (worldwide), which is about the population of Seattle, Washington. Only female mosquitoes bite because they require blood to mature their eggs. Males, and sometimes females, feed on plant juices, such as nectar. A female mosquito can consume enough blood to equal three times … Continue reading What Animal Is Responsible for the Most Deaths per Year?

What Are Invasive Species? – A Look at Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades

An invasive species is one whose introduction to an area threatens the environment, public health, and/or the economy. Invasive species are organisms (animals, plants, diseases, parasites, etc.) non-native to the area they are introduced. Examples include the Burmese python, West Nile, and chestnut blight. Burmese pythons are a serious problem in southern Florida. But, how … Continue reading What Are Invasive Species? – A Look at Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades

The Crowned Eagle – Predatory Birds’ Strongest Member

Only two species of eagles are native to North America: the bald and golden eagle. The crowned eagle is native to Africa. The crowned eagle gets its name from the crown-like appearance on its head. The feathers tend to stick out in a way that resembles a crown. Beauty is often among the first attributes … Continue reading The Crowned Eagle – Predatory Birds’ Strongest Member

The Gaboon Viper: Longest Fangs of Any Snake

Meet the Gaboon viper! With fangs up to 2 inches in length, it has the longest fangs of any snake on the planet. Found only in a handful of countries in Africa, it is also the heaviest venomous snake on the continent. The viper can weigh up to 18 pounds, and grow to be 7 … Continue reading The Gaboon Viper: Longest Fangs of Any Snake

A True Man-Eater. What Kind of Animal Has Killed the Most Humans, Singlehandedly?

Often, I used to ask myself this question. There are many animals I thought it could be. But, without doing a little research, I could never be certain. I was not surprised by the answer, but had not considered this animal: The Bengal Tiger. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Champawat Tiger was … Continue reading A True Man-Eater. What Kind of Animal Has Killed the Most Humans, Singlehandedly?

Fear the Surface: Five Crocodile Horror Stories

Bone-chilling. I cannot imagine being in any one of these situations. Since I was young, crocodiles have been at the top of my “Most Feared” list. Prayers to the family members and friends. Click the link below: https://shadowreports.com/2011/04/13/eaten-alive-five-killer-croc-attacks-part-one-22-hours-in-hell/