Pets & Animals

Whether you have a fur baby you adore, are thinking of getting one, or are just an animal lover, this is the place for you. We’ve got answers to your pet questions and advice, fascinating facts about creatures big and small, and, yes, cute pictures.

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This Man Beheaded a Snake—And It Still Bit Him

When Jeremy Sutcliffe decapitated the poisonous rattler threatening his wife, he assumed that would be the end of it. He was wrong.

The Chilling Story of a Wolf That Tore Into a Family’s Tent During the Night

"Backing out was a wolf, dragging something in his teeth. That thing was a man."


This Dog Fell Off an 800-Foot Cliff—Weeks Later, He Was Found Alive

On a run in the 
Rocky Mountains, Eric Wagenknecht's dog, Merle, 
fell and was injured beyond hope. But he wasn’t...


This Dog Miraculously Survived an Accident 1,400 Miles from Home—and Managed to Get Back

After Holly lost her beloved owner in an car accident far from home, their small hometown banded together in a...


The Unbelievable True Story of the Hiker Who Survived Back-to-Back Grizzly Bear Attacks

"I could feel her breath on the back of my neck and her front claws digging into my back."

Rottweilers Were Viciously Attacking This Eight-Year-Old. Here’s How a Neighbor’s Quick Thinking Sav...

At first, Kenneth Hansen thought the kid next door was caught in a dog fight. Then he realized those dogs...


Mauled: One Man’s Harrowing Escape From the Jaws of a Deadly Polar Bear

A two-week trek through Canada's Arctic tundra turns into a desperate attempt to stay alive.


This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend

A tiger shark out for blood is no match for cowboy surfer Brian Wargo.


This Guy Punched an Alligator to Save His Son

With fearless determination, Joe Welch warded off a vicious reptile to protect his 6-year-old son.


Everyday Heroes: “I Carried Him Down the Mountain”

How hiker Andi Davis saved the life 
of a 50-pound pit bull.

The Sailor and the Whale: Survival at Sea

A 40-ton gray whale lunges onto the deck, and Max Young seems sunk. What follows is the fight of his...


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In the Jaws of a Polar Bear

As two Arctic kayakers were sound asleep, the polar bear that had picked up their scent began lumbering toward the...


Bear Attack: The Story of Seven Boys and One Grizzly

Seven high school students were near the end of their month-long survival course in the Alaskan wilderness, but the real...


Father Kills Bear to Save Son

Just a few more steps, a few … more … steps. Crouched in a thick stand of pines above the


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Shark! How One Surfer Survived an Attack

Silver fog blanketed California’s Monterey Bay on a late August morning last year. For Todd Endris, it was a perfect