There are a couple of species that have included humans in their diets and do prey ocassionally upon them such as tigers, leopards, lions, and crocodilians, but also large constricting snakes, bears, wolves, sharks, among others. The most notorious man-eaters maybe are the Bengali tigers, though India's number one man-eater in history allegedly was the Champawat Tigress that had originally come from Nepal and killed a total of 436 people (200 in Nepal and 236 in India) before she could be hunted down and killed in 1911.
Dragonflies, one of the two suborders that are joined in Odonata, have been the subject of myths and legends for centuries and in some places you will still hear shrill stories about them, lingering from the old days, that they bite, sting, bring bad luck, sew your lips and eyes shut, or enter your ears and penetrate your brain. Their folk names indicate the ambiguous reputation they have come to enjoy specifically in Europe over time: variably they are called Devil's needle, Darner, Serpent Doctor, dubbed finger cutter, horse killer, ear stick, and eye pisser.
Fascinated by these otters? Here's fair warning: cute doesn't necessarily mean cuddly.
I could experience this amazing show by a white peacock at Osaka Zoo. I feel its a very rare occasion to see two different peacocks dancing together.
Golden Pheasants hissing and fighting at Kew Gardens, London England.
A red fox listens out for mice scurrying six feet beneath the snow before diving head first into the drift to snap up its prey.
The odd Tasmanian devil has a huge head to power its massive jaws. It also has an unsettling array of sounds.
Feeling claustrophobic? Steve Leonard crawls down a wombat burrow to discover more about this Extreme Animal's main defence tactics. Watch out, they may be cute when they're babies, but become feisty adults!
Leopard geckos have predators, such as snakes, frogs, or foxes.
The Blank Park Zoo presents the Laughing Kookaburra.