TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) -- A worker in a Florida office building captured video of a sandhill crane knocking on the glass door with its beak before launching an all-out assault on the door.
The video, filmed Friday in Tampa, shows a crane using its beak to knock on the building's glass door while a second, calmer crane watches from a distance.
The ...Read more
HIMEJI, Japan (UPI) -- A Japanese man constructed a giant Lego castle that folds into two pieces before rising into an upright position like a pop-up book.
YouTube user Talapz created the 28-pound replica of Japan's Himeji Castle entirely out of Legos and said he did not use any glue to hold the pieces together.
He is unsure how many pieces he...Read more
TULA, Russia (UPI) -- A seemingly black section of snow in Russia turned out to have an unsettling cause: thousands of snow fleas gathered in a clump.
The video, filmed earlier this year in Tula Oblast, shows some black specks on a section of snow before panning over to large black area marring the otherwise white surface.
A closer look ...Read more
NERANG, Australia (UPI) -- A woman who rejected a fellow motorist's flirtatious advances recorded the man hurling golf balls at her car while traveling more than 60 mph.
The 25-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, turned her dashboard camera to the side Saturday while driving on the M1 in Nerang, Queensland.
The video shows a male driver...Read more
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (UPI) -- A family in North Carolina encountered a group of bears while driving along a heavily wooded road.
Video shared to Facebook by Marietta E. Cameron shows the group of five bears wandering about on the road as the family stops and waits for them to clear out.
One bear can be seen walking towards the stopped car before ...Read more
FRANKTOWN, Colo. (UPI) -- A Colorado man is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of his missing baby goats, which he believes may have been stolen.
Doug Casto told KMGH that he noticed that the two baby goats had gone missing when a mother goat began continuously bleating.
"What put me onto this was that one of them was calling frantically ...Read more
BRICK, N.J. (UPI) -- A group of fishermen rescued a humpback whale tangled in fishing gear off the coast of northern Ocean County in New Jersey.
Fisherman Sal Gatto posted a video to Facebook showing the whale slowly swimming off Saturday after the boat's crew cut through ropes and nets to rescue the 40-foot sea creature from some abandoned ...Read more
LEANDER, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas man admitted to hacking a roadside electronic message board to display the message "Drive Crazy Y'all."
Police said that Geoffrey Eltgroth, 26, was able to guess the username and password of the sign and typed in the message before walking away.
A witness saw Eltgroth type the message while walking his dog and ...Read more
WERRIBEE, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian man briefly rescued a shopping cart from a local office supply store chain that had been left outside his home.
Andrew Mitchell shared a photo of the shopping cart to Officeworks' Facebook page on May 22, explaining that the cart remained in front of his home despite several calls to the store's ...Read more
BILLINGS, Mont. (UPI) -- A Montana man shooting video of a hailstorm in Billings ended up documenting a porcine surprise: an escaped pig running down the sidewalk during the storm.
Rick Lindholm of Billings was filming the hail falling from the sky Saturday in Billings when the unexpected pig came running into his camera's frame.
"In the ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) -- The California Highway Patrol shared video of the "slowest chase ever" involving a gaggle of baby geese that wandered into traffic on the interstate.
Troopers with the CHP's Oakland station said in a Facebook post that the "felonious fowl" attempted to cross Interstate 80 in Berkeley and the result was our slowest ...Read more
CORNWALL, Conn. (UPI) -- A Connecticut woman said a mama bear forced herself through a screen door to rescue a cub that became trapped on the family's screened porch.
Jenilyn Schweitzer said she started snapping pictures when she noticed the mother bear and two cubs approach the screened porch of her Cornwall home.
"I thought it was really ...Read more
KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PARK, Botswana (UPI) -- A camper in Botswana awoke to discover some thirsty lions licking accumulated drops of water from the outside wall of her tent.
South African tourist Francie Francisca Lubbe posted a video to the Kgalagadi Sightings group on Facebook showing the footage she recorded from inside her tent May 9 ...Read more
POLOKWANE, South Africa (UPI) -- A worker at a South African animal sanctuary shared video of a snuggle-minded baby rhinoceros using her as a pillow during cuddle time.
Laura Ellison posted a video to Instagram showing the special bond she formed with Kabelo, an orphaned rhinocerous being raised at The Rhino Orphanage sanctuary in Limpopo ...Read more
ST. PAUL, Minn. (UPI) -- A visitor to a Minnesota zoo captured footage of a particularly grumpy gorilla pounding on the glass before flashing his derriere toward the visitors.
The video, posted to YouTube by user LuckyChameleon, shows a gorilla at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul showing his apparent annoyance with a loud group of human visitors ...Read more
JERUSALEM (UPI) -- A nest cam set up to spy on a family of long-legged buzzards in Israel captured the moment a dive-bombing owl knocked one of the birds out of the nest.
The Israel Nestcam project, a collaboration between several wildlife groups in the country, shared footage from the May 5 livestream showing the mother buzzard and her four ...Read more
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (UPI) -- Alaska State Troopers said a man who escaped from a minimum-security facility returned three hours later with an SUV to pick up some of his fellow inmates.
Troopers said in a dispatch that Joshua Yaska, 20, was seen riding a bicycle away from Fairbanks' North Star Center correctional facility about 1:05 a.m. Sunday.
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A brazen seagull was caught on camera walking casually into a cafe, grabbing a bag of potato chips with its beak and strutting out without paying.
The video, uploaded to YouTube Friday, shows the gull walk in through the cafe's open door and peck at a display of small potato chip bags.
The seagull makes its selection and ...Read more
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (UPI) -- A California pet owner shared video of his mismatched pets -- a small dog and a young anaconda -- being introduced for the first time before becoming "best friends."
The video, posted to Instagram by user @ariawesomeness, shows the young snake, named Amy, slithering over the apparently confused canine's back.
The ...Read more
TAIPEI, Taiwan (UPI) -- A zoo in Taiwan posted a photo of panda Tuan Tuan alive and well with a pile of current newspapers after rumors of the beloved animal's death reached Chinese media.
The Taipei Zoo posted a photo on Facebook showing the 11-year-old panda with a variety of current newspapers last week to counteract rumors that the bear, ...Read more
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