A holiday they'll never forget: Couple stranded in the Amazon after being infected with flesh-eating parasites that crawled out of their skinAlly Vagg and boyfriend Bryan Williams got mosquito bites on Amazon trip Fly larvae penetrated bites to live under their skin, feeding on their flesh Parasite could hatch into maggots and crawl out of their skin within weeksAustralian couple stranded in Bolivia until they are free of the parasite By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:43 GMT, 10 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 10 January 2013 For Ally Vagg and her boyfriend Bryan Williams, their trip to the Amazon basin was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime. And it has been just that – but for all the wrong reasons. The couple, from Australia, are now stranded in Bolivia and are not allowed to return home after contracting a rare flesh-eating parasite
It's good to bee back! Beetle not seen in UK for more than a century spotted on the South Coast after hitching ride across the Channel from bees | UPDATED: 14:57 GMT, 14 December 2012 A species of beetle thought to be extinct for more than 100 years has been spotted on the South Coast – after flying back to the UK on the back of a bee. The Mediterranean oil beetle was last seen in Essex in 1906, and it was believed that it had simply died out
Look at my earrings! Impala's unconventional accessorising using two birds instead of jewellery | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 10 December 2012 This impala is looking mighty proud showing off it’s unconventional ‘earrings’, in the shape of two oxpecker birds.