For years mountain lions have been popping up in the Midwest and Northeast outside of their normal home ranges. Now police are investigating a lion sighting in Pike Creek, Delaware, which is located just 41 miles southwest of Philadelphia.
A 45-year-old man was walking his dog just after midnight on Wednesday when he spotted a cougar watching him from beneath a tree. The man's dog began acting strangely and tried to pull him toward a nearby wooded area. That's when the man spotted the lion, according to msn.com.
Before I left on my trip back in May, a friend suggested that I make sure to hit as many National Parks as I could along my way. At the time, I didn’t give it too much thought; I was too focused on the fish. Then, in Meeker, Colorado, I stayed with guide John Kobald. I was given a guest room that doubled as a library, and unable to sleep, perhaps because of some excitement at the prospect of big brown trout on the fly the next morning, I started flipping through a hardcover copy of a book entitled These Rare Lands, by Stan Jorstad. It was a visual journey through America’s national park system, and the images seemed almost surreal.
The Tampa Tribune has reported a story that describes the true bond between a man and his dog. Tom Martino was walking Lizabeth, his Jack Russell terrier, near the Hillsborough River in Florida when a six-foot four-inch alligator grabbed the dog.
Luckily Martino had a concealed and carry permit and started shooting at the water near the gator to scare it away. Martino was able to wrestle his dog away from the alligator.