Connect with us

Animals

Massive Humpback Whale Astonishes Kayakers Just Off Coast

whalethumbHey, a bunch of kayakers off the coast of Alaska just bumped into your mom!  Jokes. But honestly, look at this size of this humpback whale in all its mysterious glory. Here in the UK we seldom come across such large creatures (except at your mom’s house!) and therefore marvel at such footage. Taken near

Published

on

whalethumb
Massive Humpback Whale Astonishes Kayakers Just Off Coast whalethumbViralHog

Hey, a bunch of kayakers off the coast of Alaska just bumped into your mom! 

Jokes. But honestly, look at this size of this humpback whale in all its mysterious glory.

Here in the UK we seldom come across such large creatures (except at your mom’s house!) and therefore marvel at such footage.

Taken near Fox Island outside of Seward, Alaska, Cara Wallschlaeger and guide Andrew Smith were enjoying a simple kayak when they chanced upon the beast.

As they had the morning off, they decided to venture out to Rugged Island where orcas were known to knock about.

As they were paddling out, the pair saw a familiar humpback whale breaching many times far off in the distance. As they were in between Hive and Fox island, Cara and Andrew were able to get close to this whale a few times, doing a sounding dive within paddle reach of Andrew’s kayak.

Excited by how close they were getting, and also needing to head back for our afternoon trip, the two decided to turn back north. The whale came up next to them a few more times and continued to manoeuvre sideways and even underneath our kayaks.

Cara said:

Thankfully, I had my phone ready as can be seen in the video as he manoeuvred sideways through the water right in front of me in my kayak. My heart was definitely pounding!

Quite the week for humpback whales, huh? Not far from Alaska, in Canada, one of the plucky swimmers swam right up to some lodgers. That’s folk staying in a lodge not that bloke who sleeps in your spare room and always gives your mom a wink.

In an incredible and dramatic scene captured on camera, a collection of the marine mammals made an appearance just off the edge of the dock of a lodge in Canada, with a group of onlookers watched excitedly from the Great Bear Lodge in Port Hardy, British Columbia, as the whales splashed around in the water.

Presumably having spotted what was happening, the visitors at the lodge gathered on the dock and were near enough beside themselves as they realised that they were about to see humpback whales up close and personal.

Staring at a circle of bubbles in anticipation of all your moms, the onlookers remained silent, probably praying that the whales didn’t bugger off before they could take a pic for bragging rights on the ‘Gram.

One of the women pointed towards the water, and seconds later two humpbacks burst from the depths. Everyone was loving it.

Two of the women high-fived at their luck, and turned back to the water just in time to see the whales rise up one last time before dipping back into the sea.

The lodge’s Instagram page posted about the spectacular event.

The caption read:

What an amazing morning – humpbacks came for breakfast! We’ve never seen them this close to the lodge before, and so fantastic to see them bubble netting. Nearly as good as the whales was the reaction of our guide, @Marlosha, who was pretty excited! The guests didn’t mind being woken up for this.

Magical things aren’t they?

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to stories@unilad.co.uk.

Continue Reading

Animals

Tarantula Shedding Its Skin Is Terrifying And Mesmerising At The Same Time

tarantula1Why do we have a fascination with creeping ourselves out? It’s weird but I guess some things are just too irresistible to not watch. The recent craze of pimple popping is one such example. It’s utterly gross and a bit unnerving to see – I mean, where does that gunk come from?! Still, it’s an

Published

on

tarantula1
Tarantula Shedding Its Skin Is Terrifying And Mesmerising At The Same Time tarantula1ViralHog

Why do we have a fascination with creeping ourselves out? It’s weird but I guess some things are just too irresistible to not watch.

The recent craze of pimple popping is one such example. It’s utterly gross and a bit unnerving to see – I mean, where does that gunk come from?! Still, it’s an easy way to waste spend a few minutes.

And while our own bodies have enough going on to make us feel a tad queasy, the insect and arachnid world has us beat hands down. From creatures who eat their partner after mating, to an army of ants taking on a wasps nest, the little critters easily have the edge when it comes to weird, but natural, phenomena.

This video of a tarantula shedding its skin is one of those don’t-want-to-watch-but-can’t-look-away moments. I don’t know why, it’s just plain weird. It’s a totally natural thing for tarantulas to do, but still, gross.

Check it out:

It’s kind of mesmerising, right? And also totally creepy, and for the rest of the day, every time I feel the slightest touch on my skin, I’ll probably be convinced it’s a spider. Great.

The video is of a Mexican redknee tarantula. The whole process took two hours, which sounds exhausting but I bet you’d feel amazing after shedding off your old skin.

It also makes me wonder how the old legs stay intact – I would’ve thought they’d burst open like an eight-legged Bruce Banner turning in to the Incredible Hulk?

Instead, they just remain where they are and could still pass for a live spider. Imagine having this guy as a pet and one day you notice your tarantula has split himself in two?

Of course, this isn’t a unique spider who one day decided to grow himself some new skin. Many tarantulas go through this process several times a year in order to grow, renew the outer shell and even replace missing appendages – yep, tarantulas can gradually regrow their limbs, basically.

In the build up to casting off the old skin, the spider will become sluggish and stops eating so it can conserve as much energy as possible. The new exoskeleton grows underneath its old one, and to shake off the outer layer, the tarantula releases fluids between the layers and wriggles its legs to loosen it.

Once the old exoskeleton is off – imagine the relief – the tarantula will not eat for days or even weeks as its fangs, which are part of the exoskeleton, are still soft and need time to harden.

In other arachnid news, because I know you all wanted more, a rare species of JUMPING arachnid has been recorded in the UK for the first time.

Tarantula Shedding Its Skin Is Terrifying And Mesmerising At The Same Time spider2Getty

The ‘athletic moss-dwelling’ critter, known officially as the Sibianor larae, was found in June at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s, Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve, in Warrington.

They can jump to heights of around six feet, and though they’re not poisonous to humans, I’d really rather not see one of them leaping all over the place cheers.

If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via stories@unilad.co.uk

Continue Reading

Animals

Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage

Dogpool5People often say dog is man’s best friend, but undoubtedly, there are millions of owners who would class them more than just a friend – they’re part of the family. And for many of us, when it comes to family, we’d do anything for them – and if it came to saving their life –

Published

on

Dogpool5
Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage Dogpool1 1Caters

People often say dog is man’s best friend, but undoubtedly, there are millions of owners who would class them more than just a friend – they’re part of the family.

And for many of us, when it comes to family, we’d do anything for them – and if it came to saving their life – we’d do anything we could to help. I have a dog, I speak from experience.

Earlier this week (Tuesday, August 14), one owner had to come to the rescue of his beloved pooch after the poor little pup fell into their backyard hot tub.

Check out the video below:

In the footage, Bernard Williams is doing his daily fitness regime, which consists of jogging around his pool, in Bakersfield, California.

Mr Williams has two beloved dogs – French bulldogs who go by the name Lola and Adela.

On this particular day however, while they were accompanying him during his exercise, he’d turned around to see one of his pets had slipped and fallen into the hot tub.

Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage Dogpool2Caters

The CCTV footage captures the moment six-month-old Adela loses her footing and stumbles into the hot tub.

After he quickly comes to her rescue, Mr Williams then rubs her down and makes sure she’s safe and well before lifting himself out of the water.

Luckily, Adela seems safe and out of harms way – other than being a little wet! She shakes herself down – probably to try and dry herself a little bit more thoroughly – before continuing on with her day which consisted of a bit more running around in the garden with Lola!

This isn’t the first time a dog’s got into a bit of bother when it comes to water – unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last either!

Two doggos, by the name of Remus and Smokey were in the backyard when the latter got swamped by a pool of chlorine.

A shocked Remus tries everything he can in an attempt to help poor Smokey, who’s trying with all his might to paw his way to safety.

However it isn’t working. The poor pup’s plight becomes greater – check it out:

Remus, quickly thinking on his four paws, then jumps into the pool himself in order to try to bump up Smokey back onto the ground.

Remarkably, it works and little ol’ Smokey is saved.

If stories like this don’t prove just how great dogs are, then I don’t know what will?

Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage Dogpool4ViralHog

I’d like to think if push came to shove, my pup – named Laursen – would do anything to save me or our other pets.

I’ve tried the whole pretending to faint in the park when we’re out for walkies, and all he does is run over and start licking my face.

Well in fact, that’s when he was younger, now, if I try to pull any stunts like that, he just watches me fall to the ground and sits there paying more attention to his rubber balls!

Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage Laursen 2Anne-Marie Bojan

I share my food and my bed with him and the most I get is an early wake up call when he’s barking at the milkman! Brilliant.

Still, I wouldn’t change him for the world!

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to stories@unilad.co.uk

Continue Reading

Animals

Terrifying Footage Shows Huge 7ft Wolf Chasing A Dog In The Woods

wolf1A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods.  A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was

Published

on

wolf1
Terrifying Footage Shows Huge 7ft Wolf Chasing A Dog In The Woods wolfNewsflare

A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods. 

A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was lying in wait.

Suddenly, the huge black wolf leaps from the floor and runs towards the dog, whose barking turns much more intense as it becomes the wolf’s target.

Watch the scary footage here:

A real life embodiment of the Big Bad Wolf, the creature appears to be about seven foot long. It springs towards the barking dog before turning back into the woods.

The brave white dog wasn’t too deterred by the wolf’s initial pounce, and ran after it into the trees. However, the wolf seemed to turn back on its competition, and the camera loses focus as the dog’s barks begin to sound pained.

The man behind the camera started to shout at the two animals, yelling out ‘hey!’, presumably in an attempt to stop them from fighting?

The dog could be heard yelping, but then the camera cuts off. Unfortunately, it’s not known what happened to the smaller dog after the video ended.

Terrifying Footage Shows Huge 7ft Wolf Chasing A Dog In The Woods wolf2Newsflare

The dog’s owner, who’d filmed the scary footage, shared the video on social media.

He explained:

I work as a fishing guide in northern Saskatchewan and I shot this video on one of our trails around the lodge.

Commenters have been expressing their fear at the video, with some suggesting the black creature is a timber wolf – which have been known to grow to huge lengths.

One person explained:

It’s a timber wolf we have them here in Canada but they are rarely seen. This guy is pretty stupid allowing the dog to get that close.

Another said:

This video shocks me everytime see them ears poking up from the ground. If i saw that in real life i would be petrified. absolutely terrifying. that wolf is massive. powerful force. imagine a pack…. [sic]

A third commented:

Wow that thing was massive,the dog had no chance……unless the dog was very obedient there was no chance it would of backed down,probably protecting its owner mine would of done the same!But dam that thing was big!!!! [sic]

Other viewers aren’t convinced the creature is a normal wolf, and have instead suggested it might be some sort of supernatural being – possibly a character from Twilight. 

One viewer jokingly said:

that was Jacob from twilight, that mf is abusing his role smh [sic]

Another person claimed the creature wasn’t even of the canine variety:

That wasn’t a wolf, that was a frickin dragon [sic]

Although we’re not entirely sure what happened after the video stopped recording, I think I’m going to remain optimistic and hope the dog somehow managed to get away from the terrifying creature.

At least that way I can believe this story has a happy ending.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to stories@unilad.co.uk. 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2017 Zox News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.