A beachgoer in California came across a creature which usually dwells in the depths of the ocean, making this find "amazingly rare".
Anela Rezentes, 6, said her 'soul left her body' after she was brushed by the frantic blacktip shark at the busy beach.
A man returned home on Friday to find his girlfriend's two dogs waiting outside. He went searching for her that night only to find her remains near a Colorado highway.
The crocodile, believed to be as big as five metres, launched itself into the boat and attacked the chair of one of the fishermen.
One in 25 platypuses in urban areas are entangled in rubbish - though in some catchments that percentage is much higher.
A giant monitor lizard joined tourists on the beach before it calmly floated just metres away from a couple in the water.
Scott Mudford, a farmer near Dubbo, said the plague has made his grain basically worthless as he copes with millions of mice.
Spectacled flying foxes should be listed as critically endangered say environmentalists, as their numbers rapidly decline due to climate change.
A Facebook post to adopt Prancer the chihuahua has gone viral for its honesty about the dog's 'neurotic, man-hating' personality.