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  • South Philly pet doc gets local pup out of a jam

    05/24/2017 4:58:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 05/24/2017 | Rita Giordano
    When you work in veterinary emergency medicine, you may feel like you’ve seen it all. And then comes a puppy like Jade. Last weekend, the staff at the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) in South Philadelphia were on the overnight shift when they got a fairly unique call for assistance. The owner of a 16-week-old pit bull puppy, Jade, told staff the young dog had poked her head through a tire rim and had gotten stuck. The owner tried everything she could think of, even calling 911, but it was no use.
  • 'You are once again united and keeping the peace': Police dog which broke hearts [trunc]

    05/24/2017 3:51:24 PM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2017 | staff
    Full title: 'You are once again united and keeping the peace': Police dog which broke hearts when it placed its paw on its partner's coffin dies four years after the officer was shot dead Figo the German shepherd was a K-9 officer with Bardstown police He was seen resting his paw on the casket of fallen officer Jason Ellis at the May 2013 funeral service in Bardstown, Kentucky Ellis, a drug enforcement officer, was killed by multiple shotgun blasts in what police say was a planned ambush on the 33-year-old father-of-two His killer has never been found A retired police...
  • Bear tries to break into doughnut delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs [CO]

    05/24/2017 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.steamboattoday.com ^ | May 23, 2017 | Scott Franz
    Todd and Kim Robertson are convinced their Ford Focus was targeted by a black bear because of the aroma of donuts that permeates inside. =============================================================================================================================== Doughnut delivery drivers in Steamboat Springs might want to start looking over their shoulders. Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car's back bumper. The Robertsons had no doubt about the bear's motives. "It always reeks of doughnuts in there," Kim Robertson said. The bear left a paw print on the car and left the scene...
  • Pilling the Dog

    05/24/2017 9:00:01 AM PDT · by madison10 · 70 replies
    Self | 5/24/2017 | Maddie10
    My new-to-us lab mix has very discerning senses, spits out chewable meds even when given with his snacks. We have not had him a month yet and from the first he would take his food into the next room to look it over. Previous owners must have drugged him a lot. Quite sure pill pockets won't work and he us not crazy for peanut butter. Any ideas? Hope he never gets sick cause dosing him will be impossible.
  • Man captures terrifying footage of massive spider carrying mouse up a fridge

    05/24/2017 7:06:15 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 71 replies
    WTEN-TV ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jason Womal
    An Australian man posted a Facebook video of a massive spider carrying a mouse up a fridge. The video taken by Jason Womal has been watched more than 10 million times. It shows a Huntsman spider trying to eat the mouse as it drags it up the fridge. Womal says the spider is fine and that he has chosen to adopt him. “We have named him Hermie,” Womal said in a Facebook post. “He is now running his own extermination business out of our town in Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent. Lol.”
  • MEGAN LEAVEY Official Trailer (2017) Kate Mara, War Dog, Drama Movie HD (video)

    05/23/2017 5:09:31 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
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  • Big Game Hunter Killed When Shot Elephant Collapses on Top of Him

    05/22/2017 12:17:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 159 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    SNIP A professional hunter was killed when an elephant that had just been shot fell on top of him, according to reports. South African big-game bagger Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt in Zimbabwe on Friday when his group accidentally walked into the path of a herd of breeding elephants near Hwange National Park and three of the elephant cows charged at them, the Telegraph reports. Botha fired at the rampaging pack but was caught by surprise when a fourth cow came in from the side and picked him up with her trunk. SNIP
  • Marine Animal Expert Reacts To Video Of Sea Lion Yanking Little Girl From Dock Into Water

    05/22/2017 7:27:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBS2la ^ | 05/21/2017
    “That was a big sea lion that grabbed that girl into the water. They’re unpredictable and have a wild streak.” Wallerstein, who rescues mostly distressed sea lions, said. No matter where you are along the Southern California coast, there are sea lions there. They’re cute, but they can be very dangerous. “They’re aggressive. You’ve gotta respect them. They’re mean, they’re tough,” Redondo Beach fisherman Scott Gilmartin said. The girl appeared unharmed. The video... has been posted to YouTube where it has been viewed more than 800,000 times in less than 24 hours.
  • 50 Circus Animals Need New Homes When Ringling Bros. Shuts Down

    05/22/2017 7:07:22 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 31 replies
    time.com ^ | 1/18/2017 | Melissa Chan
    Dozens of performing animals need new homes after the owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced the looming end of the famed show. Between 40 and 50 animals, including about 18 tigers, must find new owners after long dazzling crowds in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” according to Stephen Payne, vice president of corporate communications for Feld Entertainment, the live touring company that owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Officials are working to relocate about the tigers as well as several camels, horses, llamas and goats before the curtain comes down on the circus in...
  • Cloud Computing wins the 2017 Preakness Stakes in stunning fashion

    05/20/2017 4:07:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 20, 2017 | Jay Hart
    In a stunner, Cloud Computing won the Preakness Stakes, spoiling Always Dreaming’s bid at a Triple Crown. The 142nd Preakness was billed as a head-to-head battle between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire, who was looking for revenge after a rough ride two weeks ago at Churchill Downs. And for three-quarters of the race, that’s exactly what it was, with Always Dreaming running in the lead, with Classic Empire on his hip the entire way. But as they rounded the final turn and headed down the stretch, Always Dreaming began to fade, ceding the lead to Classic Empire,...
  • Is It Legal To Own A Dingo In Australia?

    05/19/2017 11:03:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | 5/1 | Chris Jagger
    I used to know a kid who swore blind his pet dog was a dingo. As it could fit comfortably inside a shoe box, I'm pretty sure he was bullshitting. Nevertheless, I've often wondered whether he could have owned one legally. Do you need some kind of special permit to keep a dingo as a pet? Or are wild "dogs" fair game? Let's find out. The dingo (Canis dingo) is a species of wild canine that has been roaming the Australian wilderness for at least 3,500 years. (Some scientists estimate an arrival date of 10,000 BC.) The dingo was domesticated...
  • Beaver butt secretions have been linked to some of our favorite foods

    05/19/2017 6:45:36 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 72 replies
    AOL.COM ^ | 5/15/17 | AOL.COM EDITORS
    We're sorry in advance if we've just ruined your appetite. But, the rumors are true: There might be small amounts of beaver butt goo in some of our favorite gummy candies, ice creams, sodas and baked goods. Don't worry though, it's safe. For the past 80 years, we've been using the "brown slime" emitted from beavers as a way to add vanilla, strawberry and raspberry flavors to some of our favorite foods. How exactly does this work? Beavers emit the chemical compound castoreum from their castor sacs. The sacs are located under the animal's tail and are secreted when they...
  • Feeding Giant Piranhas

    From the fearsome piranha and vampire fish to the mighty anaconda, the crocodile and the ... Still, piranhas are important scavengers and predators in their native rivers.
  • Cyclops Goat Worshipped in India After Defying Vets to Live in 'Miracle'

    05/19/2017 1:39:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Exxpress ^ | Fri, May 19, 2017
    A BABY goat with one enlarged eye has been born in Assam, India.The kid was born on Wednesday May 10th, and has baffled local villagers. Vets predicted that the goat, who also has only one ear, would die within a few days but he has defied expectations and stayed alive longer than expected. The condition which causes these defects is called cyclopia. A rare anomaly, it occurs during development in the womb when the two hemispheres of the brain do not separate. This leads to the formation of a single central cavity with one eye, or sometimes partially fused or...
  • Tourists to Blame for Obese Monkey's Pathetic State

    05/19/2017 9:54:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 19, 2017
    A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed “Uncle Fat” by locals — after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month. Wild monkeys roam free in many parts of Thailand, attracting tourists who feed and play with the animals. Most of the monkeys are macaques like Uncle Fat, and they typically weigh around 9 kilograms (20 pounds).
  • Mammoth Discoveries on No. Norfolk Coast ‘Could Be Bigger Than the Legend of the Loch Ness Monster’

    05/14/2017 11:05:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Eastern Daily Press ^ | 15 May 2017 | Ally McGilvray
    Mammoth discoveries on the North Norfolk coast could be bigger than the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, if marketed properly, according to a local tourism operator. Louise O’Shea, who runs the Beach Cafe in West Runton, spoke out after North Norfolk District Council missed out on £2 million from the Coastal Community Fund to rebrand a stretch of coastline, between Weybourne and Sea Palling, the Deep History Coast. She explained that the mystery of Nessie attracts around one million visitors to the shores of Loch Ness, in the Scottish Highlands, every year and is estimated to be worth around...
  • I Think My Dog's a Democrat Bryan Lewis Official Video

    05/12/2017 11:09:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 5, 2016 | Bryan Lewis
    I Think My Dog's a Democrat Music Video Bryan Lewis Hilarious or should we say "Hillaryous"
  • Obese Macaque Cleared of Tumour, Handed Strict Diet

    05/12/2017 9:35:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Nation ^ | May 12, 2017 10:53 By The Nation | By The Nation
    An obese long-tailed macaque from Bangkok's Bang Khun Thien district has been placed on a strict diet after medical tests showed its abnormally large abdomen was not due to a malignant tumour, as had been suspected. The 10-year-old monkey, dubbed "Lung Ou-an" (Uncle Fatty), is currently being treated at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)'s Wildlife Health Division. The animal had merely put on a lot of weight around the stomach and its level of cholesterol in blood was high, said DNP chief Thanya Nethitthamakun on Thursday. The macaque will now be fed twice a day...
  • Giant Sea Creature Washes Up on Island, Turns Water Red

    05/12/2017 8:56:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 12, 2017
    Indonesia — The rotting carcass of a massive sea creature washed ashore and was discovered Tuesday night on an island in Indonesia. The creature, which measures around 72 feet long, washed up on Seram Island and was discovered by resident Asrul Tuanakota, the Jakarta Globe reports. Tuanakota initially thought the creature was a stranded boat. Many residents speculate the remains are from a giant squid or a whale. Mbs Sangadji posted photos of the creature on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. The post reads: “Giant squid discovered by Asrul Tuanakota on May 10, 2017, at 09:00 IEST. The Giant squid was stranded...
  • Malaysia Firefighters Rescue Turtle From Power Station

    05/12/2017 8:46:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 12 May 2017
    Malaysian firefighters have rescued a 60-kilogram (132 pounds) turtle found firmly stuck to a flood gate at a power station near the Malacca Strait. District Fire Chief Razif Mohamad Haris says firefighters heeded an emergency call Thursday and found the turtle, believed to be a hawksbill, trapped in the barrier gate used to filter foreign objects from entering the power station in northwestern Negeri Sembilan state.