An 18-foot, 8-inch python killed in Miami-Dade County is the largest snake of its kind on record in Florida history, according to state wildlife officials.
Jason Leon of Miami spotted the snake while out for a drive on May 11. He grabbed the snake by its head and attempted to drag it out of the brush, but the animal began to twist itself around his leg, prompting Leon to kill it with a knife.
"The FWC is grateful to him both for safely removing such a large Burmese python and for reporting i... Read More
Photographer: Courtesy of ZOZI / Bear Grylls Ventures
Survivalist Bear Grylls announced a partnership with ZOZI, an adventure travel company, to become the brand's lead spokesperson. Grylls will be leading a team of celebrity experts to help with guided experiences and adventure-based stunts.
ZOZI and Grylls have launched a campaign to give away 100,000 local adventure experiences—such as sunrise hot air ballooning and water-powered jetpacking—to launchthe partnership.
Last spring, Grylls walked away from Man vs. Wild. Here's the st... Read More
A 21-year-old French alpinist was found alive in the Mont Blanc massif on Saturday after spending four days lost in the Alps.
According to PlanetMountain, Gaelle Cavalie planned to solo Couloir Couturier, a moderately difficult snow route up the north face of the Aiguille Verte, when she wandered off route and became lost last Tuesday.
On Saturday, a rescue helicopter spotted the climber just below the summit of the mountain. Cavalie, who spent the four days and nights in a snow cave, suffer... Read More
Rockfall killed one climber on Yosemite National Park's El Capitan on Sunday. Mason Robison of Montana pulled loose some rock, severing his rope and causing him to fall 230 feet.
My Mother Lode reports that his climbing partner was not injured.
Rockfall is commonplace in the park but fatalities are a rarity. The last death was reported in 1999 when a Colorado climber was killed by falling rocks on Glacier Point Apron; in 1996, a hiker was killed by a falling boulder. The largest accident occ... Read More
In the most recent chapter of John McAfee’s humdrum life, the software tycoon’s $500,000 Belize property was burned to the ground in a fire on May 16. While local news agencies pinned the incident on a small bush fire that burned out of control, McAfee, ever the center of mystery, suspects foul play.
In a post on his personal blog, McAfee pointed to the Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Oliver Barrow as a possible culprit:
As mentioned in an earlier post, the Prime Minister of Beli... Read More