Brown Recluse bites on the rise
Doctors are seeing an increase in patients seeking treatment, including some who tried at-home remedies that did more harm than good. The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. However, she warned that people can react differently... Read more
Texas International Firearms Festival Announce Exhibitor Line-Up for November Event
Liberty Hill, Texas (Ammoland.com) – The first annual Texas International Firearms Festival (TIFF) is going great guns! Exhibitors to the two-day “come and shoot it” event (November 8th and 9th at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Austin Texas) now include Advanced Armament Corporation, ArmaLite, Beretta, Barrett, FNH,... Read more
Alligator eats puppy in front of Orlando pet owner
ORLANDO, Fla. – The hunt is on in Orlando for an alligator that devoured a pit bull puppy. Eric Glover, the dog’s owner, said his dog, King, was eaten about 7:30 a.m. Monday as they took a morning walk in their west Orlando neighborhood, reports WFTV. The alligator attacked... Read more
Watch a Mantis Shrimp Obliterate a Crab in Super-Slow Motion
A new video posted online Monday shows a mantis shrimp strike a crab in super-slow motion, revealing the incredible power of the sea creature’s little clubber. Produced by popular YouTube channel “Smarter Every Day,” the video also explains the science behind the mantis shrimp’s raw striking power. According to... Read more
If You’ve Ever Wanted An “Evil Black Rifle,” Now Is The Time To Buy
Business is a matter of supply and demand. In recent years, the demand for the AR-15 modern sporting rifle has been at an all-time high, and manufacturers struggled to add multiple shifts and new equipment to meet that demand. It was a seller’s market. That market has now suddenly... Read more
Stingrays in the Gulf are more common than you think (VIDEO)
“It could just be a stick,” I tell myself while floating on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico about 100 feet out from the shoreline of Perdido Key. After all, I can only see a few inches of what appeared to be a black reed, no thicker than a coffee stirrer,... Read more
Louisiana hunters kill more hogs than deer
Louisiana continues to loosen its hog-hunting restrictions, but that seems to be doing little to slow the spread of the noxious quadrupeds. Bayou State hunters killed 183,600 feral hogs last year, an increase of 14 percent over 2012’s total, according to the state’s annual deer-harvest report. That number is... Read more
To study evolution, scientists raise fish to walk on land
An unusual species of fish that can walk and breathe air shows that these animals may be more capable of adapting to life on land than previously thought, researchers say. The new findings may help explain how the ancient fish ancestors of humans colonized the land, the researchers said. The evolution... Read more