animals

Stalking Killer Pythons With Florida’s Bounty Snake Hunters

In the 1980s, pythons were luxury pets — but after Hurricane Andrew, nearly a thousand escaped. They’re still out there, decimating wildlife populations and even posing a threat to humans. Can Florida’s top snake hunters stop them in time?

The Rise of the Dog Body Positivity Movement

‘Chonky’ dogs are everywhere: winning the National Dog Show, documenting their weight-loss journeys on Instagram and competing in plus-size modeling competitions. Is it harmless fun — or animal abuse?

Three Dogcatchers on Every Media Portrayal of Them Ever

What’s it like to always be shown as a bumbling, overweight, dog-murdering sociopath?

What It’s Like to Get in the Ring on ‘Man vs. Bear’

‘Bart is going to treat you like a little baby doll. And he’s going to take all your machismo and turn it into cheese.’