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Parasitic Worms Burst Out Of Infected Cricket

  The parasitic worm seeks out bodies of water with its antennae, which pick up the slightest changes in humidity. Then, seemingly against its better judgment, the host proceeds to perform a sicknasty cannonball: “If you take a cricket that actually has a worm in it,” said Hanelt, “and put it next to the water, it will always, in every ... Read More »

An Inside Look at the Exotic Animal Trade

Wildlife trafficking is estimated to be a €13.86 billion per year global business, surpassed only by black-market sales and trafficking of drugs, humans, and firearms. In the United States, regulation of private ownership of exotic animals is determined by each state, allowing for loopholes and oversight. Animals are bought and traded through auctions, backyard breeders, illicit online sales and more. ... Read More »

Cat Saves Little Boy From Stray Dog Attack

A California man named Roger Triantafilo posted a video from a home surveillance system that shows his son being saved by their cat from a vicious dog attack. In the video, you can see a stray dog approach the boy and begin attacking him. Then, suddenly, the family cat jumps on the dog and then chased it away. Triantafilo posted ... Read More »

Host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” pleaded guilty of to trying to sell endangered “Iranian desert monitor” lizards online

Donald Schultz, the former host of a popular Animal Planet TV show featuring some of the world’s most deadly creatures, was sentenced in a California federal court on Tuesday to community service and $9,000 in fines for selling two endangered lizards online. Schultz had pleaded guilty last year to trying to sell the desert monitor lizards to an undercover federal ... Read More »