More: two good ol' boys reeled in a goddam piranha from a river in Illinois. Actually it was a Pacu which is the vegetarian piranha cousin. In Vermont, a Whooping Crane has found itself somewhat lost. There's only a few hundred of these beauties in existance. Those hard to pronounce sea anemones apparently rewrite the history of survival, or something. More fish: what's that damn thumping? Answer: fish looking for a shag. Finally, the obligatory Crypto link: the artist who saw a sea-serpent and was inspired.
Animal Wierdness du jour starts with an ancient mystery about Pygmy Elephants now solved (they're their own subspecies). On a smaller scale, Sri Lankan eggheads found dozens of new tree frog species, but realise many known species are either extinct or on the verge. Even smaller: male and female fire ants have independent gene pools, almost as if each gender is its own species.