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Black bear charges at onlooker's car in Alberta

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(UPI) A driver who stopped to take video of a black bear beside an Alberta road captured the moment the large animal charged at their vehicle.

The video, filmed at the side of a road in Jasper, shows the bear standing among some foliage while apparently sizing up the driver and their car.

The bear suddenly breaks into a sprint, charging at the...Read more

Horse enthusiastically scratches buttocks on pickup truck

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(UPI) A pickup truck owner in Britain shared video of an itchy horse using the vehicle's front end to enthusiastically scratch its backside.

A video captured Thursday in West Clandon, Surrey, England, shows a horse with one of its hind legs completely off the ground as it forcefully rubs its buttocks against the front of the pickup truck.

The ...Read more

Snake sizzles, knocks out power to 22,000 in Florida

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(UPI) Officials with a Florida city's electric utility said more than 22,000 customers lost power when a large snake slithered onto a high voltage circuit breaker.

The Jacksonville Electric Authority said more than 22,000 people lost power early Wednesday when the snake was electrocuted at the Orange Park substation.

Power was restored by 5 a....Read more

Deer 'trying to free his friend' breaks into taxidermy shop

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(UPI) A North Carolina sheriff's deputy investigating a potential break-in at a taxidermy shop came face to face with the suspect: a deer "trying to free his friend."

Keith and Denise Bowman, owners of Bowman's Wildlife Taxidermy in Walnut Cove, said they received a 3 a.m. phone call Sunday from a Stokes County sheriff's deputy.

"You have a ...Read more

Traveler perplexed by telephone pole sticking up from road

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(UPI) A traveler on a Brazilian road shared video of the "weirdest thing" that he'd ever witnessed -- a telephone pole sticking up from a traffic lane.

The man captured video on a road in Icozinho, Ceara, showing a telephone pole installed well to the side of the double yellow line in the center of the road, partially blocking a lane of ...Read more

Crabs scuttle for freedom at airport baggage claim

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(UPI) A traveler arriving at a Bahamas airport discovered something highly unusual at baggage claim -- loose crabs making a break for freedom on and around the belt.

A video captured in the baggage claim area at Lynden Pindling International Airport shows dozens of crabs running loose among the luggage on the belt, while some of their ...Read more

Stiff drink: Coffee recalled due to Viagra-like ingredient

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(UPI) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a Texas company's coffee is being recalled after customers got a rise from an ingredient with a Viagra-like effect.

The announcement said Bestherbs Coffee LLC, based in Grand Prairie, is voluntarily recalling bags of java labeled "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee" after an FDA analysis...Read more

Mystery monkey attacks Texas teen and grandpa in pickup truck

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Texas are searching for a monkey that reportedly attacked a teenager and her grandfather while they were driving near Houston.

Michael Schliesing said he was driving Tuesday in the city of South Houston when he and his 16-year-old granddaughter, Mariah, spotted a monkey in the road.

Mariah, who was riding in the ...Read more

Security camera catches tornado winds lifting car

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(UPI) A New York state man's home security camera captured the moment strong winds from a tornado lifted his car off the ground.

Kevin Karas posted a video to Facebook showing footage from a home security camera that was pointed at his driveway in Hamburg during a Thursday storm that saw two tornadoes touch down in the town.

The video shows ...Read more

Passenger's bare feet turn woman's empty plane row into 'nightmare'

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(UPI) A woman's dream of being seated in an empty airplane row quickly turned into a nightmare when a pair of bare feet poked out from the next row.

Jessie Char shared a photo of the empty seats, boasting she was next to her "two favorite people to sit with on a plane," but was quickly met with a horrifying sight when the woman in the row ...Read more

5-year-old British girl fined for running lemonade stand

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(UPI) A father in England said his daughter was left in tears after being fined for setting up a lemonade stand.

Andre Spicer was initially excited at his 5-year-old daughter's request to sell lemonade outside their home, but said he "would have thought twice" if he were aware about the 150-pound ($194) fine that would eventually come their way...Read more

Man rides atop Chicago bus 'like a boss' while smoking

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(UPI) A man was caught on camera riding a Chicago city bus "like a boss" by climbing on top of the vehicle and smoking a cigarette.

Lloyd Anthony Peters said he was near the Chicago Transit Authority bus stop at Fullerton and Sheffield when a man asked him for a cigarette.

"I gave him one," Peters told WMAQ-TV.

He said the man then asked if ...Read more

Massachusetts kids find ball python under grandpa's pool chair

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(UPI) Police in Massachusetts are investigating the mystery of a ball python found coiled underneath a Salem resident's pool chair.

Bob Bell of Salem said he was initially doubtful when his 10-and 11-year-old granddaughters, Alyssandra and Kylie, told him they had spotted a snake while swimming in his backyard pool.

"All of a sudden, they came...Read more

Great white shark attacks kayak off California, boater unharmed

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(UPI) A California kayaker said he narrowly escaped severe injury or worse when a great white shark bit down on the side of his kayak.

Bret Z. Jackson, 40, of Los Angeles, said he had been kayaking off a Santa Barbara beach Thursday when the great white shark appeared from beneath him and attacked the side of his vessel.

"The only thing I saw ...Read more

Internet helps 'doofy' New York teen to find car after concert in Canada

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(UPI) The parents of a New York teenager sought the Internet's help to find their son's car when he forgot where parked after a concert in Canada.

Gavin Strickland, 19, couldn't remember where he parked his Nissan Versa after attending a Metallica concert in Toronto on Sunday, so his parents turned to online classifieds site Craigslist for help...Read more

Rats work as kitten care takers at New York cat cafe

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(UPI) A cat cafe in New York has sought the help of a pair of rats to care for its newborn kittens.

The Brooklyn Cat Cafe adopted two young rats, Remy and Emile, from small animal rescue service Helping All Little Things to join their kittens in the terrarium as caretakers.

"Although rats and cats have adversarial relationships outside the ...Read more

Huge fish grabs muskrat in Minnesota lake

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(UPI) A pair of young visitors to a Minnesota lake captured video of a bizarre sight -- a fish swimming off with a flailing muskrat trapped in its mouth.

The video, filmed from a dock on White Bear Lake, was filmed by two young brothers, ages 13 and 10, when they spotted the muskrat being carried underwater by the "freaking huge" fish.

"So ...Read more

Charity builds boat from bottles washed up on British beaches

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(UPI) A British environmental charity built a full-sized boat from plastic bottles that washed up on the country's beaches to raise awareness of pollution.

Surfers Against Sewage built the boat on a beach in Marazion, England, from thousands of bottles collected from various beaches around Britain.

The group said the boat -- dubbed Boaty ...Read more

Man rescues massive sea turtle stuck on its back in Mexico

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(UPI) A tourist in Mexico filmed his rescue of a massive sea turtle that needed some help after becoming flipped over onto its back.

The tourist said he was in Cozumel on Monday when he came across the large sea turtle rolled over onto its shell by a drainage pipe near the shore.

"I thought she was dead then she started blinking her eyes. I ...Read more

Humpback whale jumps clear out of the water off South Africa

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(UPI) A scuba diver off the coast of South Africa captured rare video of a massive humpback whale jumping clear out of the water.

Craig Capehart said he and three other divers were in their boat hunting for sardines July 8 in the hopes of capturing some footage of predators off the coast of Mbotyi when he stopped to take video of a playful ...Read more

 

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