UK floods: Three ponies put down after being left marooned by water

Three ponies put down after being left marooned by floodwater as homeowners are warned of fresh deluge to end the yearThe horses had been grazing on flood plains in Over Causeway, Gloucester, which became water-locked following weeks of heavy rain | UPDATED: 22:55 GMT, 30 December 2012 Severe flooding trapped 60 horses on a tiny mud island, leaving them desperate for food and water. Attempts have been made to save the herd, but people living nearby have accused the RSPCA of taking too long to respond. Three of the horses had to be put down after suffering from salmonella, while many others were said to have become seriously dehydrated

Face it, I"m in charge: Angry lioness attacks lion after he takes a swipe at her cubs

Face it, I'm in charge: Angry lioness attacks lion after he takes a swipe at her cubs Grumpy mum wasn't best pleased when the lion tried to try to tame her cubs – and pounced straight at the enormous beastRanger Jacques Matthysen captured the comic moment on camera, as he patrolled the South African plains | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 27 November 2012 This is the hilarious moment an angry lioness launched herself at a huge lion – but ended up sitting on his head. This grumpy mum wasn't best pleased when the lion tried to try to tame her cubs – and pounced straight at the enormous beast.