Late last week, an absolutely ginormous python was found caught under a tree that had fallen near a Malaysian construction site. Its length has been pegged at 26 feet (8 meters), which, if verified, would make it the longest snake ever captured.
Look at those abs! And those shining red eyes! The legendary swamp monster known as Lizard Man is back in his home town of Bishopville, South Carolina, and ABC News is on the case.
The oceans are full of life, including some creatures that are stranger than anything you could possibly imagine. And some of the most bizarre fish look like they belong on an alien planet... or, in some cases, in your nightmares. Here are the most demented, strangest, and most insane fish under the sea.
Fishermen working off the coast of Plymouth in Britain snagged a 7-foot-long (2.1 meters) conger eel by mistake after it got tangled in their nets. Weighing in at just over 133 pounds (59 kg), it’s a near-record catch — but this clever optical illusion makes it look much longer than it really is.
In 1971, Cutty Sark offered an award of one million pounds ($2.4 million) to anyone who could capture the Loch Ness Monster. But, the whiskey manufacturer began to get cold feet, so it asked Lloyds of London to underwrite the contest. The insurance company agreed, with the condition that it would get to keep Nessie.
No, this isn't a prop from a King Kong movie — it's a newly discovered member of the Megaloptera family that could very well be the largest aquatic insect in the world.
A rare goblin shark was recently caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Measuring an astounding 18-feet long, this rare species of shark has only been seen in this region once before. The Florida Keys shrimp fisherman who caught it, Carl Moore, released it back into the ocean after snapping some photos.
It's got a giant blob foot full of what I can only assume are tapioca balls from a bubble drink, plus some pretty insane tentacles. Even marine biologist David Shiffman was perplexed, which is why he sent out a tweet earlier today asking for somebody to identify it.
Monster-hunter Rick Dyer claims he shot and killed Bigfoot — because that's what you do when you find a shy, rare creature — and is now touring the country with its dead body. Today he released this picture of his Bigfoot trophy.
I think the strangest part of this "river monster" video, taken on Thailand's Mekong River, is the very first bit. What the heck is that weird membrane thing?
A cryptozoologist revisits the site where the famous Loch Ness photos and movies were taken . . . and discovers more mysteries. This is a fun tale of skeptical monster hunting.
Large portions of the internet think the narwhal is the unicorn of the sea. Large portions of the internet are wrong. That title clearly belongs to the pyrosome, pictured here. As is often the case with legendary animals, images of giant pyrosomes tend to be low-resolution. But unlike Bigfoot or Nessie, pyrosomes are…
Louise Davis, a water resources advisory officer in north Devon, UK, was doing an assessment of the local river Torridge. What she found mystified her. Enormous balls of flies were dangling from trees over the water. Each "ball" was solid flies — perhaps hundreds of the insects. She'd never seen anything like it.
Outside Magazine recently published a funny-but-also-deadly-serious listicle of the Ten Worst Ways to Die in the Wild. There are some pretty greusome demises to be had in the roundup, but death by cassowary is far and away the worst fate on the list.
Some legendary cryptids are absolutely real. But here are some of the greatest mythical animals and monsters from the world of fantasy.
The world is full of wonders that few humans have ever seen. Even now, with the human race spreading across the planet and occupying every corner of the globe, there are living creatures so unusual, that few have laid eyes on them. Here are some of the most uncanny.
This is not an ad for Toyota. It's a photo of a 4.8-meter crocodile that was shot and killed earlier this week in the small Australian community of Palumpa.
42 sheep were found dead from apparent animal bites on a farm in Honduras that was guarded by dogs and a few humans, too. What could be responsible for such weird carnage? Could it be . . . chupacabras?
Edith Widder was one of the marine biologists who, last year, successfully filmed a giant squid living in its natural habitat. In this captivating TED Talk, Widder recounts details of the expedition (all 400+ hours of it), squid summits, and optical luring — a key insight that made it possible to film this deep-sea…
In Iran's capital city of Tehran, a rat infestation has led officials to claim that they're basically in the middle of a 1950s giant animal movie, or maybe a Star Trek episode. The rats, which are said to be "bigger than cats," are apparently the result of radiation and chemicals causing them to make a massive…