Author: Bill Heavey

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How to Fall Gracefully | Field & Stream

How to Fall Gracefully | Field & Stream

A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER I know, talking about peaks he no longer attempts, once told me, “Gravity wins in the end.” His words came back to me rec [...]
How to Mentor Kids in the Outdoors| Field & Stream

How to Mentor Kids in the Outdoors| Field & Stream

I WAS FINGERPRINTED, twice, provided three references, and underwent a background check. I couldn’t remember ever having been arrested, but [...]
F&S Classics: The Art of Lying

F&S Classics: The Art of Lying

No one can spin failure quite like Bill Heavey. Illustration by Jack Unruh This story first ran in February 2004. SO IT’S FIN [...]
Moose Spotted on Roof at Montana Guest Ranch

Moose Spotted on Roof at Montana Guest Ranch

You’re staying at a fancy lodge and, though it may just be your imagination, you could swear you hear some clomping around on the roof—proba [...]
Villager Captures Giant Crocodile Using a Rope

Villager Captures Giant Crocodile Using a Rope

My nomination for the World’s Bravest Man this week goes to an Indonesian man named Usman (Indonesians frequently go by a single name, sort [...]
Aussie Man Fends Off Crocodile Attack with Frying Pan

Aussie Man Fends Off Crocodile Attack with Frying Pan

As one Facebook commentator aptly put it: “Nothing says Australia like an elderly pub owner hitting a crocodile over the head with a frying [...]
Rattlesnake Found in Ferrari After Long Drive

Rattlesnake Found in Ferrari After Long Drive

You’re a salesman at the Vancouver Ferrari Dealership. You’re used to dealing with a high-flying clientele—rich people, celebrities, corpora [...]
90-Year-Old Thwarts Black Bear Attack with a Lawn Chair

90-Year-Old Thwarts Black Bear Attack with a Lawn Chair

The next time you head into the bear woods you might want to think about taking along a lawn chair. That’s the lesson from 90-year-old Altha [...]
Alligator Mistaken For Dog Bites Man in the Leg

Alligator Mistaken For Dog Bites Man in the Leg

You may think you’re too smart to mistake an alligator for a dog, but have you ever been tested? Take this example. It’s a warm June night a [...]
Strange ‘Frankenstein’ Fish Caught Near Russia

Strange ‘Frankenstein’ Fish Caught Near Russia

Take the imagination of some weird children’s book writer—Doctor Seuss, for example—and ask him to dream up a bizarre deep-sea fish. What yo [...]
Snake Hiding in the Toilet Bites Man in Malaysia

Snake Hiding in the Toilet Bites Man in Malaysia

I, personally, think about this scenario happening so often that when it finally does, it’s almost a relief, proving that I’m not crazy. A 2 [...]
Video: Four Horny Pythons Found on Porch of Home

Video: Four Horny Pythons Found on Porch of Home

It’s snake mating season in Queensland, Australia, and business has been good this year for Stuart McKenzie, from Sunshine Coast Snake Catch [...]
Video: Wild Turkey Attacks Cyclist

Video: Wild Turkey Attacks Cyclist

The short Twitter video of a bicyclist fending off a wild turkey along the Anacostia River in downtown Washington, D.C., is a masterpiece of [...]
Woman Falls Into Pit Toilet Trying to Retrieve Her Phone

Woman Falls Into Pit Toilet Trying to Retrieve Her Phone

This is one of those stories you couldn’t possibly make up even though it arose from one of the most widespread neurosis of modern humans. T [...]
Strange Creature Spotted in Tampa, Florida Identified

Strange Creature Spotted in Tampa, Florida Identified

The Twitter post by @Blizzjuuheardd was weird and scary, showing a creature with sad eyes and a gray body and somehow looking both forlorn a [...]
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