Ah, life in the bush capital on Australia Day.
At first she thought it was an octopus bite, perhaps because the prospect of a shark attack in Sydney Harbour seemed fanciful by comparison. She stayed calm even as her blood spilled into the shallows off Sugarloaf Bay. ''I am not in pain,'' she told her fiance. ''Don't worry about me, dear. God will look after me.''
Contrary to recent science about fish not feeling pain comes news that crabs given electric shocks didn't much like it. This means they may in fact feel pain and, as such, the seafood industry might need to rethink its game. The latest study by Professor Bob Elwood and Barry Magee from Queen's School of Biological Sciences looked at the reactions of common shore crabs to small electrical shocks and their behaviour thereafter.
Storm Stanford has some very peculiar room-mates. They are noisy, smelly and are taking up valuable space in her Petersham apartment.
The tigers at Mogo zoo have been giving their handlers the stink eye this week, but they seem to be coming around.
THE state government has rejected claims a 20-hectare fish farm trial off the state's north coast will pollute a pristine marine environment and attract sharks.
NEW YORK: Nobody knows how it happened: an indoor house cat that got lost on a family excursion managing, after two months and about 320 kilometres, to return to her home town.
RED VALENTINO, through the miracle of artificial insemination, has thousands of his progeny in South Africa, North America, Nicaragua, Colombia, Paraguay … and beyond.
The science is in - fish don't feel pain. Anglers resume your pastime. Animal-rights activists retract the propaganda.
NSW'S two main zoos will restrict contact with elephants following the near-fatal crushing of a Taronga keeper last year, preventing the city zoo from fulfilling one of the conditions of importing endangered Asian elephants from Thailand - to walk them.
Frustrated city drivers have challenged Melbourne's parking smartphone application, complaining the system lacks dispute-resolution channels and the city ...
Word is that Kate Middleton is considering HypnoBirthing when she delivers the new heir to the throne.