"I was very lucky—if it was a big one, I could have had no leg or no heartbeat right about now," Kyle Hutchinson said.
The 11-foot crocodile dragged the boy underwater as his father fought the animal, escaping with severe bite wounds.
"When we arrived the possums were already dead. The snake is fine," Harrison's Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher said in a Facebook post.
The highly venomous reptile was filmed slithering towards snake catcher Jake Stinson, who had never experienced this behavior before.
Comments from orca expert Alfredo Lopez come as another sailor shared footage of a killer whale breaking their boat rudder.
I saw everything; claws and teeth, and I heard the snarling. It was so close to my face I could have touched its nose.
Authorities in North Carolina are urging residents to "stay aware and take precautions to protect themselves" after the cat contracted rabies.
Eastern brown snakes are highly venomous, and cause more deaths by snakebite than any other species in Australia.
The incident took place in the Madhya Pradesh region of India.
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The skipper and his five passengers were relieved there was a windscreen between them and the shark as it thrashed around on deck.
The cyclist's close shave with the wolf is uncommon behavior, according to experts.
New South Wales police said a two-year-old boy was mauled by a rottweiler and a cattle dog. Both animals have since been euthanized.
The French sailboat has been the latest to sink amid a spate of orca attacks occurring off the coast of Portugal and Spain.
Marine biologist Ingrid Visser told Newsweek the fish is likely to have been attacked while hooked on the line.
Kirsten Mathisen told Newsweek: "It was a bit like being punched in the back of the head."
The 54-year-old woman disappeared from her home on October 21, and search parties later found the snake with a bulging stomach in the forest.
The incident was just one of several life-threatening situations an Australian crocodile wrangler has experienced in his work.
"If someone finds themselves confronted by a bear, they should yell, blow a whistle, clap their hands, and make other loud noises to try to keep them away."
The woman had been traveling in Central and South America when she was infected with botfly larvae, which emerged from her skin five weeks later.
Deer rarely attack humans or pets, but they can be aggressive when protecting newborn fawns and during the mating season.
Mario Alberto Canales Najjar was gored by the buffalo weighing more than a ton during a hunting trip with three friends in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos.
One of the women attacked in British Columbia, Canada, underwent six hours of surgery for injuries to her arms, head, back and ear.
The man had injuries to his hand and arm. "This is an unfortunate reminder that we need to be vigilant and 'bear aware' at all times," said a wildlife officer.
South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute says there has been more shark activity than usual this year, although the attack was deemed "very unusual."
The hunter had to be airlifted to hospital, said sheriffs in Larimer County. Male moose are more aggressive when provoked, especially in the fall mating season.
The 9-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital where he is continuing his recovery.
The heart-stopping footage shows the highly synchronized orcas creating a huge wave to dislodge their prey.
People in Australia have started an "arms race" with cockatoos over garbage.
"He was staring at him like he was dinner. He looked thin and hungry," Nidah Barber-Raymond told Newsweek.