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The body of a 26-year-old swimmer who was snatched by a crocodile as he attempted to cross an Australian river has been recovered by police.
Police believe alcohol may have played a part in the victim’s decision to swim in dangerous waters
Floodlights, infra-red sights, rescue teams and TV crews all turn out after boy swimmer's ankle bitten 'by alligator snapping turtle'
Alligator snapping turtle is believed to be exotic pet released into wild in Bavaria
Although Petzy is non-venomous police are warning members of the public not to approach her as she "may become aggressive if it feels threatened"
A newly discovered 6ft lizard that is up to 40 million years old has been named after The Door’s frontman Jim Morrison – adding a whole new meaning to the words ‘musical scale’.
Jairo Mora Sandoval, 26, died just weeks after posting a Facebook plea for police help with turtle-egg thieves
If you spend a lot of time on your bike, you might have already spotted the latest audio-cycling craze: cyclists jerry-rig a speaker system to their handlebars and take their tunes with them.
The Margaret-Denis partnership was always the key relationship in the Thatcher family. Denis Thatcher was the ultimate Thatcherite: an old-fashioned businessman who, in his sixties, cast aside many of his ingrained instincts to rise to the challenge of acting as consort to the UK’s first woman prime minister.
Antonio Ruiz and friends lured the reptiles over with chunks of meat
Skin of suspected Chilean rose tarantula found in abandoned 19th century house
Museums at night have a certain romance and none more so than London's Natural History Museum, though romance may not be the most appropriate word when you are standing next to the gigantic dinosaur in the main hall. A drink next to the dinosaur is just the prologue to an imaginative bi-monthly evening that the museum has started. Called Night Safari, it involves small groups going to several rooms where they meet scientists who introduce them to the institution's most cherished animals, from Guy the Gorilla to a killer shark.
Suspect reportedly told police he got the creature to commemorate rapper Tupac Shakur's 1996 death
Concern about future of crucial work preventing smuggling and cruelty against animals
Charlie Jackson and Jason Cobb disappeared in the 'wet and stormy' early hours of Saturday morning
A 12-year-old boy was bitten by a crocodile yesterday in Australia and dragged out to deeper water.