Brussels residents got the shock of their lives when they looked out of their windows earlier today after three zebras escaped from their pen in Koningslo near Vilvoorde. The zebras caused considerable disruption on the roads, as you can imagine, but fortunately the animals were swiftly recaptured, first one, and then the other two.
The zebras escaped from Koningslo, south-west of Vilvoorde and immediately made for Schaarbeek before arriving at the City of Brussels.
In an impressive effort, police, fire services and animal welfare officers were mobilised to ensure the animals could be caught, but this turned out to be more difficult than initially thought. Police actually had to chase the animals in a police van for several kilometres, as these proved quite fast.
If there were a manual for transporting wolverines, Rule No. 1 would probably go something like this: Make sure the wolverine cannot get out of the cage.
At Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, it became clear that this precaution had not been taken.
A 40-pound male wolverine named Kasper was being shipped from a zoo in Norway to a conservation park in Alaska. At around 3:30 p.m., he arrived in Newark to change planes and go through United States Customs.
It was there that the animal's handler, Sarah Howard, noticed there was a hole in Kasper's cage.
"His head was sticking out," said Ms. Howard, a curator for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the wolverine's intended new home. She had flown to Newark to meet him.
The cage was made of metal, said Joseph Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport. "It's believed he chewed a hole in it."
Sightings of a rare oarfish in New Zealand may be exciting for scientists hoping to get hold of a new DNA sample to work with, but some researchers believe it is possible that oarfish sightings can be a way of predicting natural disasters like earthquakes.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, in New Zealand a rare oarfish was found and photographed without anyone realizing how amazing their find really was until after the fact. To make matters worse, the oarfish disappeared from the beach and now it is hoped by experts that no one tried eating the 10-foot long sea serpent.
As it so happens, experts are uncertain about the cause of death for the oarfish in New Zealand. The creature seemed to be in perfect shape, with nothing obvious in its physical condition indicating how or why it died.
While waiting for her train this morning at the Glen Cove train station in Long Island, NY, Amanda Curtis grabbed her phone and snapped a photo of an incredibly rare atmospheric phenomenon: A quadruple rainbow.
When she posted the photo on Twitter - where it went viral, some folks were incredulous. They said the photo was photoshopped or that Curtis had shot it through glass, causing a reflection.
But, in the interview posted below, Curtis told The Weather Channel the image was authentic and taken in the open air:
At first we thought this quadruple rainbow picture was fake, but then we were blown away. For more amazing weather stories, check out the AMHQ with Sam Champion page on Facebook.
Parts of Miami-Dade County's skyline was hidden from view Monday as smoke from a growing 1,850-acre wildfire loomed over portions of the Florida county.
What started as a nonthreatening and seemingly shrinking grass fire on Sunday, consuming fewer than 100 acres according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Al Cruz, grew to be more than 10 times that within the next 24 hours.
By Monday night, the fire had burned nearly 2,000 acres and was 50% contained, the fire department said.
High temperatures and gusty winds helped the fire spread, State Forester Jim Karels said.
Several fire units and a helicopter with the capacity to drop 400 gallons of water at a time were battling the blaze, Cruz said.