What Is This Lizard in My Apartment and What Should I Do About It?

Gabrielle Bluestone · 08/10/16 11:30AM

This morning, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something moving on my couch. But this was no ordinary New York City bug-in-the-apartment nightmare. It was a baby lizard, sitting next to me, enjoying the soft cushion of the couch I spent two months debating whether or not to buy, and frankly, I’m not sure what to do about it.

If You Don't Want To Watch A Fish Suck a Dick, Here's a Description

Sam Biddle · 12/22/14 05:35PM

A video file by the name of "2 guys 1 fish" is making its way around Twitter today. The video depicts a man receiving oral sex from a large fish. If you want to watch the video—which, let's be clear, depicts what is almost certainly an illegal act of animal abuse—it is located here. If you don't want to watch, but want to be familiar with the events contained therein, here's a description of the act.

John Muir Forever

Hamilton Nolan · 11/13/14 02:45PM

John Muir was the founder of the Sierra Club and the inventor of the modern American conservation movement. He was instrumental in preserving some of our nation's natural wonders. And now, some top environmental thinkers say John Muir's legacy is stupid.

Gawker Nature Moment: Toxic Psychoactive Jimsonweed Grows Downtown

Tom Scocca · 10/17/14 08:39AM

The layout of Lafayette Street where it meets Prince Street was reconstructed recently, so that it now includes a short median. For human purposes, the median is engineered to separate the bicycle lane from the main flow of traffic, and to mark the beginning of the off-curb parking spaces. For the purposes of other living things, it also happens to offer a concrete-bounded patch of open dirt.

Washington Wildfire Destroys 100 Homes, Thousands Without Electricity

Dayna Evans · 07/20/14 12:38PM

Emergency officials reported on Saturday that a wildfire that continues to rage through Washington state east of the Cascade Mountains has destroyed over 100 homes and has left thousands in the area without electricity. The fire has been burning for six days, officials say, and hundreds have been evacuated.

Tom Scocca · 04/14/14 04:17PM

There's a lunar eclipse tonight, with totality lasting from 3:06 a.m. till 4:24 a.m. on the East Coast. Unfortunately, that's when cloud cover will be approaching totality in the East, too. So snap a picture at 12:06 a.m., California, and let us know what it looked like. We'll try again on October 8.

Snowy Owls Leave Arctic To Invade Frozen America

Ken Layne · 01/09/14 01:59PM

In normal times, the arctic bird of prey known as the Snowy Owl stays up north, feasting upon the flesh of lemmings. But these are not normal times, so the owls have come south with the terrible arctic weather. "They are just absolutely everywhere and there's a lot more coming," says an expert who knows about the owls.

Tom Scocca · 10/24/13 12:07PM

In Virginia, an outdoorsman encountered a "strange and amazing animal," a huge, all-white raccoon. He'd "never seen anything remotely close" to it. So, inspired by the one-of-a-kind vision of nature's possibilities, he killed it with a crossbow.