Connect to share and comment

Scientists find dinosaur that was scourge of Jurassic Europe

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In Europe 150 million years ago, this dude was the biggest, baddest bully in town. Two scientists in Portugal announced on Wednesday that they have identified the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever found in Europe, a 33-foot-long (10-meter-long) brute called Torvosaurus gurneyi that was the scourge of its domain in the Jurassic Period.

Snake eats crocodile in Australia

A huge snake has won a life and death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers. Travis Corlis, who watched the fight at Queensland's Lake Moondarra, near the mining town of Mount Isa, on Sunday, said the snake, thought to be a python, was about 10 feet (three metres) long and "healthy looking". The crocodile, which the snake coiled itself around, was about three feet in length, he said. "They had quite the struggle in the water," he told AFP. "It was an ongoing battle.

First leatherback turtle nest of 2014 found in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Feb 18 (EFE).- Puerto Rico's first nest this year of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle on the planet, was reported at a northern beach of the Caribbean island, officials said. The nest was found Sunday in front of the Isla Verde Marine Reserve in Carolina, a city neighboring San Juan, Natural and Environmental Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero Perez said in a statement.

First leatherback turtle nest of 2014 found in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Feb 18 (EFE).- Puerto Rico's first nest this year of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle on the planet, was reported at a northern beach of the Caribbean island, officials said. The nest was found Sunday in front of the Isla Verde Marine Reserve in Carolina, a city neighboring San Juan, Natural and Environmental Resources Secretary Carmen Guerrero Perez said in a statement.

New species of ancient reptile discovered in Chile

Santiago, Feb 7 (EFE).- Paleontologists working in central Chile's Bio Bio region found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of plesiosaur, a marine reptile that went extinct more than 60 million years ago. The scientists, who published their findings in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, uncovered the first fossil in 2001.

Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste

Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the US state. A pizzeria now offers Burmese python meat on what it calls the "Everglades Pizza" -- named for Florida's vast national park, where the snakes are being hunted to protect the nature preserve. "It was just to create talk about the shop and being creative and this thing literally just went viral," says Evan Daniell, the owner of Evan's Neighborhood Pizza in the Gulf Coast city of Fort Myers.

Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste

Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the US state. A pizzeria now offers Burmese python meat on what it calls the "Everglades Pizza" -- named for Florida's vast national park, where the snakes are being hunted to protect the nature preserve. "It was just to create talk about the shop and being creative and this thing literally just went viral," says Evan Daniell, the owner of Evan's Neighborhood Pizza in the Gulf Coast city of Fort Myers.

Human remains found after Australian croc attack

Police reportedly found human remains Tuesday in the search for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia, and scaled back operations to a body recovery mission. Police would not go into details but acting commander Michael White said they had found "evidence within the search area which strongly indicates the boy has died from the crocodile attack." "Further DNA testing will be conducted to confirm the identification," White said.

Hunt on for croc after boy, 12, taken in Australia

Police and rangers were Monday hunting a crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy from a northern Australian waterhole, with shoot-to-kill orders for any creature longer than two metres and fresh calls for a cull. The boy was swimming with friends in the Mudginberri Billabong in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park on Sunday afternoon when the group was attacked. One other boy suffered bite wounds as he tried to fight the creature off.

Boy, 12, taken by crocodile in Australia

A 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia's Northern Territory, police said Monday. The boy was swimming with friends in the Mudginberri Billabong in Kakadu National Park on Sunday afternoon when the group was attacked. One other boy suffered bite wounds as he tried to fight the creature off. "It is believed the 12-year-old boy was taken by a crocodile as he and a number of other young boys were swimming in the billabong," said acting police commander Michael White.
Syndicate content