Remarkable footage shows the moment two fisherman encountered a live bobcat struggling in the middle of a lake in Montana. Bob Hereford was out fishing on Flathead Lake on October 6 with his son Brett when the pair discovered a bobcat thrashing around in the water. Bob posted footage of his son holding the bobcat in a fishing net, along with images of the furry feline staring into the camera. The fisherman got quite a surprise when they caught a live bobcat, (pictured), while out on a lake in Montana Brett Hereford was photographed by his father as he caught the bobcat as they fished on a lake Bob said Brett caught the bobcat 'very carefully' in a bid to save it from drowning. The pair then took it back to shore, where they released the animal into the wild. In the footage Brett can be heard saying: 'Good afternoon, what do we got in the basket, we got us a little bobcat. 'He's not happy, here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty. I think he wants in the boat but we're not gonna … [Read more...] about Astonishing moment a family on a fishing trip net a BOBCAT ‘thrashing around’ in middle of a lake in Montana
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An episode of extreme global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe caused the biggest mass extinction in the Earth's history, research has shown. The extinction event at the end of the Permian period 252 million years ago wiped out 96 per cent of all marine species and 70 per cent of land-dwelling vertebrates. Scientists have linked what has become known as the 'Great Dying' with a series of massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia that filled the atmosphere with greenhouse gas. But precisely what made the oceans so inhospitable to life has remained an unanswered question until now. Earth could face a similar fate if predictions of runaway climate change in the modern world come true. Breakthrough: An episode of extreme global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe caused the biggest mass extinction in the Earth's history, research has shown The new study, reported in the journal Science, suggests that as temperatures soared the warmer water could not hold … [Read more...] about World risks second GREAT DYING: Rising temperatures could leave sea creatures unable to breath and wipe out animals on land just like massive volcanic eruptions of 252 million years ago
Dark clouds loom over the Tundayme bus station where José Isidro Tendetza Antún said goodbye to his family for the last time. The moody skies above the Cordillera del Condor would have been a familiar sight to the indigenous leader as he set out on 28 November to join a protest meeting against a huge Chinese-backed mine being carved out of his ancestral homeland. He never arrived. Four days later, his son Jorge found Tendetza’s body in an unmarked grave, showing signs of torture and strangulation. Six months on, that murder continues to reverberate among the residents of this jungle mountain range straddling Ecuador’s Amazon frontier with northern Peru. Tendetza was a prominent critic of President Rafael Correa’s government, which he accused of making a U-turn on its pledge to respect nature and indigenous lands. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to legally recognise the rights of nature in its constitution, but it has since approved a … [Read more...] about Was this indigenous leader killed because he fought to save Ecuador’s land?
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps almost got his second act as Tarzan on the silver screen - but missed out after the film's producer watched him host Saturday Night Live. Producter Jerry Weintraub was excited to cast Phelps as the hero of The Legend Of Tarzan back in 2008, when the film was still a work in progress. He thought Phelps would be the next Johnny Weissmuller, also a record-breaking swimmer who played Tarzan in the 1932 movie Tarzan The Ape Man. But Weintraub had never seen Phelps act and he was in for a big surprise, according to Vanity Fair writer Rich Cohen. Scroll down for video Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured in June) almost got his second act as Tarzan on the silver screen - but missed out after the film's producer watched him host Saturday Night Live Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard eventually landed the main part in The Legend Of Tarzan, which opened on July 1 and has brought in $86 million worldwide so far Phelps was … [Read more...] about Fish out of water! Michael Phelps was supposed to play Tarzan on the big screen – but the film’s producer changed his mind after watching him host Saturday Night Live
Northern Ireland was so last year. At the Democratic Unionist party’s conference in November 2018, Boris Johnson had said no British Conservative government could sign up to regulatory checks and customs controls down the Irish Sea. To do so would be to put the whole of the union at risk. But midway through the morning, Boris Johnson announced he had agreed a Brexit deal that did just that. The DUP could do one. The prime minister whose defining talent is an inability to tell the truth to anyone had lied again. He was nothing if not entirely dependable. Lunch appeared to have been taken rather early for Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, as he steered an uneven path to the lectern for his brief joint statement with Johnson in Brussels. Supermarket trolleys with wonky wheels have made less hapless journeys. Juncker mumbled a few vaguely coherent words about being both happy and sad and how the deal was a good deal, if by a good deal you meant a deal that was … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson leads his weary people to the unpromised land