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Cyclist stops to give a drink to thirsty koala

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(UPI) An Australian man on a cycling tour paused during his ride to give a drink of water to a thirsty wild koala eyeing him from the side of the path.

Matt Sully posted a video to YouTube showing what happened Wednesday when he was out for a ride in Adelaide, South Australia, with Bubba's Cycling Tours.

The video shows Sully approach a koala ...Read more

Curious shark chased away by pod of angry hippos

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(UPI) A visitor to a South African national park captured video of the moment a curious shark was chased away by a group of annoyed hippos.

The video, filmed by Stacey Farrell from Heritage Tours and Safaris and posted to YouTube by Kruger Sightings, shows the bull shark swimming close to a pod of about 10 hippopotamuses at Kruger National Park...Read more

Bison running across frozen pond wipes out spectacularly

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(UPI) A nature-lover filming bison during a visit to an Illinois preserve captured the moment one of the large animals took a sliding spill on an iced-over pond.

The video, filmed Jan. 13, shows two bison running across the ice of a frozen pond at the Nachusa Grasslands nature preserve, which is owned by The Nature Conservancy.

One of the ...Read more

Claw machine players find real cat taking a nap inside

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(UPI) A visitor to a Dubai business captured video of an unusual sight -- a cat that made its way into the prize area of a claw machine and went down for a nap.

The video, recorded Saturday, shows the cat snoozing among the stuffed toys inside a claw machine at a Dubai business.

A man puts money into the machine and tries to use the claw to ...Read more

Officer's dash cam captures unexpected cougar crossing

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(UPI) A Canadian police officer conducting a traffic stop accidentally captured video of an unusual jaywalker -- a cougar checking out a grocery store.

The The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Alberta wing posted a video to YouTube that was recorded by an officer's dashboard camera while he was conducting a traffic stop Jan. 9 in Banff.

The ...Read more

Christmas gift turns into $1 million lottery prize for Minnesota man

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(UPI) A Minnesota man said a Christmas gift from his daughter turned into a $1 million jackpot from the Minnesota Lottery.

Don DeSaer told Minnesota Lottery officials that his daughter, Amber, bought him a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket on Thanksgiving Day and gave it to him as a Christmas gift.

Amber DeSaer said she knew the ticket for ...Read more

Security cameras catch thief shoving live fish down his pants

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(UPI) Police in Florida said they arrested a man who was caught on camera stealing exotic fish from a pet store by shoving them down his pants.

The Clearwater Police Department said Cruz Garcia Jr. and accomplice Crystal Dixon walked into the Pet Safari store Jan. 9 and Dixon quickly set about distracting store clerk Kayla Kraut.

Kraut told ...Read more

Rescuers rappel down cliff face to rescue stranded sheep

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Wales rappelled 82 feet down a cliff edge to rescue a sheep that was stranded down the cliff for about a week.

The RSPCA Cymru said a rope rescue team responded to the cliff in the Pitton area of Rhossili, in the Gower Peninsula, where a sheep had been reported stranded on a ledge for about a week.

The rescue group ...Read more

Exotic lizard found wandering free at London airport

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(UPI) Authorities in Britain said an exotic monitor lizard was captured after being found wandering freely in the baggage sorting area of London's Heathrow Airport.

The Border Force Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITIES, said a team was summoned Wednesday to the baggage sorting area of Terminal 4 at the airport when...Read more

Community holds candlelight vigil for Taco Bell destroyed by fire

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(UPI) An event that started as a joke on Facebook turned into a real candlelight vigil for a Taco Bell eatery in Alabama that was destroyed by a fire.

The Taco Bell on Zelda Road in Montgomery burned and partially collapsed Wednesday after a small room containing electrical distribution equipment sparked a fire in the building, Montgomery Fire/...Read more

Pot-seeking person mistakenly messages Florida police officer

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(UPI) A Florida police department shared the text conversation between an officer and a person who mistakenly messaged the wrong number seeking marijuana.

The Gainesville Police Department posted screenshots to Facebook showing what happened when the unidentified person mistakenly sent a text message to a police officer with the department.

"...Read more

Deer bursts into business, clears shocked worker's desk

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(UPI) Security cameras were rolling at a North Carolina business when a deer crashed through a window and shocked a worker by jumping up on her desk.

The footage, recorded about 6 p.m. Monday by security cameras at American Auto Title Loans in Gaffney, shows worker Janna Roberts sitting at her computer when a deer appears in frame and jumps up ...Read more

YouTuber makes basket from 660 feet for Guinness record

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(UPI) A group of YouTubers traveled to an African waterfall to break their own Guinness World Record for greatest height from which a basketball is shot.

Australian trick-shot team How Ridiculous posted a video to YouTube showing their trip to Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho.

In the video, team member Derek Herron successfully sinks a basketball...Read more

Recovery of SUV stranded in surf becomes 'comedy of errors'

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(UPI) A visitor to an Australian beach captured video of a recovery effort for an SUV that ended up in the surf -- with mixed results.

A man visiting the beach in Moana, South Australia, on Friday captured video of "a bunch of amateurs" trying to rescue a 4x4 SUV that ended up in the surf during an apparent attempt to launch two jet skis on a ...Read more

Family finds missing cat trapped in new staircase

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(UPI) A Norway homeowner's happiness at having a new staircase finished was short-lived when it turned out the family's cat was trapped inside.

The woman said she arrived home last week to find construction on a staircase inside her home was finished, but she and her family soon realized their cat, Sverre, was missing.

"I called his name '...Read more

Sugarcane thieves cling to back of moving truck

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(UPI) A driver on a road in Vietnam caught some sneaky thieves in action when they recorded a trio of youngsters throwing sugarcane from a moving truck.

The video shows a truck loaded with sugarcane driving slowly along a winding road in Nghe An.

Three children holding tight to the back of the truck, apparently without the driver's knowledge, ...Read more

Florida man wrestles alligator outside of his home

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(UPI) A Florida man who spotted an alligator wandering close to his home wrestled the reptile into submission and freed it from a ring stuck around its body.

Michael Stauffer posted a video to Facebook showing what happened when he decided to capture an alligator he spotted outside of his home in Bokeelia.

The video shows Stauffer capture and ...Read more

Michigan couple credits karma for three big lottery wins in one month

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(UPI) A Michigan couple who have won three big lottery jackpots in the few weeks since the year began credited their good luck to karmic rewards.

Steven and Donna Stone of Marion said their good luck began on New Year's Eve when they bought a Club Keno ticket the Marion Shell gas station and won $5,000.

The couple bought another Club Keno ...Read more

Officials warn of possible cougar in Chicago area

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(UPI) Authorities in Chicago suburbs are warning residents of a possible cougar sighting in a forest preserve about 30 miles outside of the city.

DuPage County Forest Preserve Police said a mountain lion sighting was reported Friday at the East Branch Forest Preserve in Glendale Heights and signs were posted on area information boards warning ...Read more

Pizzeria serving up Tide pod-inspired 'PIEd Pods'

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(UPI) A New York pizzeria is offering a nontoxic alternative to the "Tide Pod Challenge" with mini pizzas created to resemble the laundry detergent pods.

Vinnie's Pizzeria announced on Twitter that customers looking for an edible alternative to laundry detergent should order the eatery's "PIEd Pods."

"Listen," the restaurant tweeted. We're ...Read more

 

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