Steer clear of otters because no matter how cute they may appear, things could turn violent in an instant. In Maine, police officers had to fatally shoot a river otter who bit an unsuspecting woman by the beach.
An elderly man emerged the victor in a potentially deadly tussle with a rabid fox in Brunswick, Maine last Monday, June 25. The 95-year-old used a wooden plank to beat the animal to death.
A 43-foot female right whale was found dead off the coast of Maine last Sept. 23, 1016. The carcass of the whale was severely tangled in fishing ropes, suggesting that entanglement is one of the contributing factors of the whale's death.
Baby lobsters will not survive if waters continue to warm, according to a recent study from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
Reports said the giant snake has a head he size of a basketball, too.
Missing hiker whose remains were found two years later had written a journal about her ordeal, containing messages to her loved ones.
Invasive snowshoe hares were introduced to Maine's Bay of Fundy Islands in 1959 and rapidly became widespread pests that eliminated most trees from the landscape. After several attempts and a bit of determination, the last invasive rabbit was removed in 2007. Since then the islands' natural landscape has returned to normal.
Caught in white outfits in a brown landscape, snowshoe hares are feeling conspicuous to predators in low-snow landscapes caused by El Niño. Black bears are likewise thrown off schedule and using more energy to stay awake.
Several patrons of a grocery store in Bangor, Maine recently saw eels swimming in the parking lot during a heavy rain.
A blue whale and a few sperm whales were both seen recently by a whale-watch tour near Bar Harbor, Maine. Only six sperm whales have been seen by the operation in 33 years.
In resistance that was first noted in Israel in the late 1990s, lice are increasingly immune to certain common over-the-counter treatments.
In an effort to save Atlantic puffins from starvation, the Audubon Society is asking bird oglers to contribute to research in Maine to help find out why their numbers are decreasing.
A fungal disease that is sapping the strength from white pines in southern Maine is growing worse, spreading more rapidly and leading to the mass destruction of these once-towering trees.
Public viewers were outraged after wildlife officials allowed nature to take its course, refusing to intervene as a baby eagle featured on a webcam died.