Snake expert dies after viper bite

A German snake expert died after being bitten multiple times by a viper during a presentation aimed at helping people ease their fears of the scaly reptiles. Dieter Zorn, a 53-year-old herpetologist, died of a heart attack minutes after he was bitten by an Aspic viper. Zorn was in southern France performing his “Reptile Show,” … [Read the full story]

Dolphin bites a little girl in Florida

A hungry dolphin bit an 8-year-old girl at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, last week as she was feeding it scraps of fish. Jillian Thomas of Georgia suffered three puncture wounds the size of dimes and a swollen left hand after the unexpected biting occurred, her parents told the Orlando Sentinel. Jillian’s father, Jamie Thomas, … [Read the full story]

‘Snakes on a Bus’ – could be a new movie

A bus travelling through central Vietnam was evacuated when dozens of poisonous snakes escaped from a sack. The bus stopped shortly after setting off from Da Nang city on its way to Quy Nhon City after a passenger saw a snake at her feet. “I felt something tickle my legs and saw a snake,” quoted … [Read the full story]

Black cats are not unlucky

Good news for black cats. They aren’t as unlucky as they’re proposedly meant to be. Contrary to superstition, they are 15% less likely to have an accident than other moggies, say insurers Petplan. Their unluckiest cat is a ginger cat called Leo, who was run over, fell from a tree, was bitten by a snake … [Read the full story]

Dog attacks flasher

AN alleged flasher was bitten by a dog belonging to the woman he had sought to terrorise. Police have confirmed that they are looking for a man who indecently exposed himself to a woman in her 60s in the northern part of the Cotswolds, in Britain last week. Sergeant Ian Dowling of North Cotswolds police … [Read the full story]