Man Discovers Extremely Rare Pink Rattlesnake [VIDEO]

Rattlesnakes come in a wide variety of sizes and colors (there are 32 known species and 79 subspecies), but hot pink… that’s a new one. Hot pink rattlesnakes weren’t thought to exist until only recently, when a Salt Lake City man noticed one slithering near the University of Utah campus. Only after capturing the snake for further inspection did researchers discover that it was not a new species or an albino specimen… RELATED: This is What 5,000 Pounds of Rattlesnakes Looks Like [VIDEO] It had simply been spray painted as a prank. Waaah wah. As you can see in the […]

The Easiest Way to Soothe Annoying Chigger Bites [VIDEO]

Chiggers are commonly found in tall grasses, and their bite can lead to the most intense itching experience of your entire life! These pests are most active during the afternoon, and the temperature needs to be above 60 degrees Fahrenheit for them to remain active. Unlike ticks, chiggers are way too small for most people to see them without the assistance of a magnifying glass. However, just like ticks, chiggers can stay attached to your skin for an extended period of time. Chiggers are most attracted to wrists, armpits, ankles, behind the knees and the groin region. You can minimize […]

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Can You Spot the Mountain Lion? He’s Standing Right There… [VIDEO]

If you ever wondered how difficult it really is to spot a cougar in the wild, you need to watch this video. Although we don’t think of the mountain lion’s coat as being “camouflaged,” the light color does a pretty good job concealing their hiding spots in a wide variety of climates. But as you can see, it’s even effective in the snow. RELATED: Amazing Things Happen When You Throw a Cardboard Box into a Cougar’s Enclosure Equally impressive is this particular cougar’s ability to sense that it’s being watched. This animal clearly knows that the cameraman is hiding in […]

The Easiest Way to Remove a Tick [VIDEO]

It’s summertime, and this means that you are most likely going to spend a lot more time in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, this will leave you exposed to the possibility of getting bitten by ticks and chiggers. Not only will a bite cause you discomfort but it could also make you sick. Ticks: Removing These Dangerous Pests There are several tick-borne diseases in the U.S., including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Tularemia. Lyme disease is a medical condition that impacts the muscle and joints. Other symptoms include fatigue, fevers, headaches and a stiff neck. If the condition goes […]

5 of the Best Backpacks for Braving the Great Outdoors

Whether you are an avid hiker, are planning a backpacking trip through a foreign country or simply want to be prepared for any emergency situation, it is a wise idea to have a quality backpack on hand at all times. Backpacks are often designed differently from bugout bags, but they can be just as worthwhile for anything that life throws your way. There are hundreds of good options available. To make it easier to select the right one for your lifestyle, we have gathered a list of five of the most notable recent offerings from top backpack manufacturers. Flickr user […]

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5 No-Sweat Ways to Survive the Heat This Summer

As the summer season cranks up the heat outdoors, many Americans are starting to crank up the air conditioning to its highest settings to cool offer. While we look forward to fun activities such as 4th of July celebrations and parties by the pool, many of us fret over the oppressive heat and higher power bills. That being said, there are several ways you can “beat the heat” this summer that don’t require racking up a huge A/C bill.  And these methods go beyond simple money-savings. They could help you cope with the heat in emergency situations where you may not have access to air-conditioning or […]

Take a Look at the World’s Largest Snake Pit [VIDEO]

If you have severe snake-o-phobia, then you probably don’t want to watch this video… because it features the greatest concentration of snakes found anywhere on the planet. And that concentration, believe it or not, ISN’T located in a lush tropical region. Instead, it’s located in a place that reaches -50 degrees in the winter. In fact, that’s exactly why they tend to cluster up so amazingly — to escape the frigid temperatures in subterranean limestone of Manitoba’s Interlake Region. While it may seem apocalyptic to those with a deep fear of reptiles, these garter snakes are relatively harmless and even fairly […]

Florida Man Captures Unbelievable Photo of ‘Raccoon Riding an Alligator’

A man captured a rare image while out walking in the middle of a national forest in central Florida this week: an image of a raccoon riding an alligator. The man, Richard Jones, seemed to be at the right place at the right time to snap a photo of what appears to be one of the strangest test drive situations ever. He told reporters that he took the unusual snapshot while walking with his family in the Ocala National Forest. Jones told television station WFTV that he “snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and […]

4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep Naturally

Study after study confirms what we’ve known deep down all along: Groggy and sleep-deprived is no way to go through life. Sleep deprivation can drastically reduce your quality of life and your longevity. That why it’s so darned important to get your full 8 hours. Still, even when we get to bed on time, some of us struggle with that last step and end up counting sheep all night long… If you struggle with insomnia or just have occasional trouble drifting off, consider trying one of the following herbal sleep aids. (You can also find potent tinctures made from these […]

Amazing Things Happen When You Throw a Cardboard Box in With a Big Cat [VIDEO]

Cardboard boxes are great for starting campfires, building forts with the kiddos, and they even make excellent cat toys… But what happens when you throw an oversized cardboard box in a cage with a big cat, like a mountain lion? Answer: Awesomeness! We don’t want to give anything away before you watch the video, so we’ll just say that they all behave in a very similar way… RELATED: Watch 2 Huge Bobcats Face Off in a Suburban Front Yard [VIDEO] Whether that’s ripping the box to shreds, attacking it mercilessly, or building a cardboard box fortress, you’ll just have to watch […]