Video: Charging Bison Tosses​ Fleeing ​9-Year-Old Girl Into the Air at Yellowstone

A 9-year-old girl was the victim of a charging bison at Yellowstone National Park on Monday, when a free-roaming bull sent the child airborne in an attack caught on video. . .

Footage of the incident went viral, racking up millions of views within days. The clip taken by a bystander shows the animal calmly walking on a hill before breaking into a canter, charging the girl and sending her head over heels several feet in the air.

On Tuesday, the National Park Service confirmed that the incident occurred near the Old Faithful Geyser area, reporting that “according to witnesses, a group of approximately 50 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before eventually causing the bison to charge the group.”

The little girl from Odessa, Florida, was injured but treated by park emergency medical personnel before being taken to and released from a nearby clinic. The extent of her injuries was not disclosed, but the incident is still under investigation. No citations have been issued in relation to the episode.

Following Monday’s attack, park “officials stressed that people should stay at least 25 yards, or 75 feet, away from bison and other large animals such as elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes,” The Washington Post reported. Visitors who stumble upon a wolf or bear should keep even further distance, to 100 yards, or 300 feet. (Read more from “Video: Charging Bison Tosses​ Fleeing ​9-Year-Old Girl Into the Air at Yellowstone” HERE)

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Officials Warn Against Dumping Drugs Down Toilets — for Fear of Creating ‘Meth-Gators’

Law enforcement officials are issuing a tongue-in-cheek warning to residents to avoid dumping any drugs down toilets — because they fear creating “meth-gators.” . . .

The outlet reported that a spokesperson for the Loretto Police Department in Tennessee said that they arrested the man — a purported drug dealer — and caught in him the act of allegedly dumping a bunch of methamphetamine down his toilet on Saturday. Authorities arrested the suspect and discovered 12 grams of meth, 24 fluid ounces of liquid meth, and several pieces of paraphernalia. . .

According to the outlet, a Facebook post from the Loretto Police Department read:

This Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay (sic). When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth.

Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way.

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There Is Now A Viral Movement To ‘Storm Area 51’

It’s a source of mystery, controversy, legend, and myth. An enigma that has captivated the minds of conspiracy theorists for decades. And now over one million people have pledged to storm it en masse to uncover the secrets hidden within.

Indeed, the top-secret facility “Area 51” near Groom Lake, Nevada, is now the subject of a viral Facebook event where people from all over the world are vowing to join forces in a mass effort to overrun the base, hoping that the high volume of people will overwhelm the military into letting them past the outer fences so that they can finally “see them aliens.”

According to Fox News, the “Storm Area 51” event has generated over one million “Going” pledges to participate in the planned raid scheduled on September 20 at 3:00 A.M. Another 912,000 have listed themselves as “Interested.” Exactly how many of the people “Going” are actually serious and not just joking remains to be seen.

“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens,” the page says. . .

Exactly how many of the people “Going” are actually serious and not just joking remains to be seen. As of this writing, the page has generated over 40,000 posts, with many people offering up ideas on how to carry out this not-so-clandestine plan. (Read more from “There Is Now A Viral Movement To ‘Storm Area 51’” HERE)

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Brain Implant Restores Vision to Blind People

Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

Some vision was made possible – with the participants’ eyes bypassed – by a video camera attached to glasses which sent footage to electrodes implanted in the visual cortex of the brain.

University College London lecturer and Optegra Eye Hospital surgeon Alex Shortt said it was a significant development by specialists from Baylor Medical College in Texas and the University of California Los Angeles. . .

The US team behind the study asked participants, each of whom has been completely blind for years, to look at a blacked-out computer screen and identify a white square appearing randomly at different locations on the monitor. . .

Paul Phillip, who has been blind for almost a decade, says that when he wears the glasses to go on his evening walks with his wife, he can tell where the pavement and grass meet. He also can tell where his white sofa is located. (Read more from “Brain Implant Restores Vision to Blind People” HERE)

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Man SURVIVES After Falling 800 Feet into Lake

An Oregon man was rescued after falling 800 feet into a caldera Monday afternoon and surviving, officials said.

The Coast Guard’s North Bend Sector received a call at 3:47 p.m. from the National Park Service that a man fell into the Crater Lake caldera near Rims Village, officials said in a news release. . .

After already descending 600 feet into the crater, the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew reportedly heard the man yelling from even further down.

Approximately 15 minutes after arriving on the scene, the man, who had fallen 800 feet, was hoisted up. He was transferred to an AirLink Critical Care Transport Team who transported him to an area hospital. (Read more from “Man SURVIVES After Falling 800 Feet into Lake” HERE)

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Woman Reportedly Decapitated by Elevator

By Fox 5. A factory worker in India was reportedly decapitated by an elevator while she tried to untangle her headphones from a collapsible grill, according to the New York Post.

Police in Vadodara said the woman’s severed head was found on the ground floor of the plastics factory, while her body was located inside the elevator on the third floor.

The earbuds remained in her ears and authorities said a playlist was still running on the phone in her hand.

Authorities said it appeared she was trying to free her headphones from the elevator’s collapsible grill when she arrived at work around 8 a.m. Monday. (Read more from “Woman Reportedly Decapitated by Elevator” HERE)

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Woman Reportedly Decapitated While Trying to Free Headphones from Elevator

By The NY Post. . .The severed head of Sushila Vishwakarma was discovered on the ground floor of the plastics factory in Vadodara, while her body was in the elevator that traveled to the third floor.

Police believe the 48-year-old was trying to free her headphones from the elevator’s collapsible grill as she arrived at work at 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Indian Express. . .

“We are speculating that she was using her phone and absentmindedly she tried to stick her head outside the lift, which started going up, and the accident happened,” investigating officer MN Saporiya told the paper. “So her body was dragged ’til the last floor and her head got severed.”

Bapod police Inspector TR Bamaniya told the Express that they hope an autopsy will reveal more. (Read more from “Woman Reportedly Decapitated While Trying to Free Headphones from Elevator” HERE)

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Woman Killed in Freak Meat Grinder Accident

By Breitbart. A unnamed Pennsylvania woman was killed on Monday after falling into a commercial meat grinder.

The unidentified 35-year-old victim was an employee with Economy Locker Storage Company, who authorities say was found by a co-worker investigating strange noises coming from the machine. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed her death.

“We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911,” Kiessling said. “This is just a tragedy. She died inside the moving parts of the machine.” (Read more from “Woman Killed in Meat Grinder Accident” HERE)

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Pennsylvania Woman Killed After Falling Into Meat Grinder at Work

By ABC News. Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed the woman’s death in a phone interview with ABC News late Tuesday. He said the victim may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs prior to the fatal accident.

“This is just a tragedy,” Kiessling said. “She died inside the moving parts of the machine.

“We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911,” he added.

He said there weren’t any witnesses around to offer details on how she may have ended up in the machine.

“I don’t know if she got caught with the moving parts and they pulled her in, or if she just slipped and fell,” Kiessling said, “I don’t know and there’s no way of determining that.” (Read more from “Pennsylvania Woman Killed After Falling Into Meat Grinder at Work” HERE)

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Huge Snake Strangles Hawk in ‘Life-Or-Death Battle’, Stunning Photos Show

Seventh-graders on a field trip in Northlake, Texas witnessed Mother Nature at her finest on Monday.

A western rat snake was seen wrapped around a large red-tail hawk, which was likely hoping to make the serpent its next meal. The middle schoolers came across the wild scene at the Northwest Independent School District’s Outdoor Learning Center, a nearly 200-acre site with ponds, wildflowers and wildlife. . .

Either the reptile or the bird let go of the other, though it’s not clear which one relinquished its hold first, per a Texas Parks and Wildlife-DFW Urban Wildlife Facebook post which describes the scene. The social media message had more than 4,000 reactions and 2,000 shares as of Thursday morning. . .

“The snake strikes out, secures a grip with its teeth and immediately wraps its body around the animal. Once the coils are around the animal, the snake flexes its muscles as the prey exhales. This prevents the prey from inhaling another breath and it eventually dies of suffocation,” the research center explains on its website, noting rat snakes are “bold and ready to defend themselves from perceived threats.”

Red-tailed hawks, on the other hand, are known to feed on snakes, rats, rabbits and other small mammals, birds and reptiles. The creatures typically spot their prey from a perch above, swoop down and then capture it with their talons, according to the National Audubon Society. (Read more from “Huge Snake Strangles Hawk in ‘Life-Or-Death Battle’, Stunning Photos Show” HERE)

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Hilarious: Man Brings Steer to Petco to Test ‘All Leashed Pets Are Welcome’ Policy

A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store.

To Shelly Lumpkin and Oliver Browning’s surprise, the African Watusi was welcomed “with open arms,” Browning wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “The staff members here are always super friendly and courteous to us. We really enjoy coming to this location…our favorite Petco BY FAR!!”

Oliver is owned and trained by Browning for rodeos and other shows, and although it’s not clear exactly how much he weighs, African Watusi bulls can reach 1,600 pounds, according to the Livestock Conservancy. (Read more from “Man Brings Steer to Petco to Test ‘All Leashed Pets Are Welcome’ Policy” HERE)

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Mystery of the Minnesota Woman Who Was Totally Frozen and Survived

By The Epoch Times. In 1980, a Minnesota woman named Jean Hilliard was literally frozen stiff for several hours in subzero temperatures. No, it isn’t a hoax.

Hilliard collapsed on a 22-below-zero night as she was trying to seek shelter after a car accident. . .

Dr. George Sather in the report said that “I thought she was dead, but then we picked up an extremely faint whimper. We knew there was a person existing then.”

Jean’s chances of surviving were quite slim, and her body temperature didn’t even register on a thermometer, meaning her body temperature was less than 80 degrees F. . .

“There was no evidence of a pulse or blood pressure,” Sather’s brother, Dr. Edgar Sather, told the Gazette at the time. (Read more from “Mystery of the Minnesota Woman Who Was Totally Frozen and Survived” HERE)

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Teenager Recovers After Being Frozen Stiff

By Associated Press. Miss Hilliard was frozen after a midnight automobile accident in rural northwestern Minnesota. When she arrived at the Fosston, Minn., hospital, her skin was too hard to pierce with a hypodermic needle. Her temperature was too low to register on a thermometer. Her face was ashen and her eyes were solid and did not respond to light. . .

Doctors were unable to give her intravenous feedings because ”she was frozen too solid to penetrate the skin,” said Dr. Sather’s brother, Dr. Edgar Sather.

Her pulse, hardly registering through her frozen skin, was about 12 beats a minute. And her temperature was too low for a thermometer, with a low reading of 88 degrees, 10 degrees below normal. But in several hours, wrapped in an electric heating pad, she began to revive. (Read more from “Teenager Recovers After Being Frozen Stiff” HERE)

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