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Mountain lion wanders into California bakery

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(UPI) Authorities in California shared photos of a mountain lion that gave an employee a scare when it wandered into a bakery.

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office Deputy Evan Vaughn said deputies responded with California Fish and Wildlife officials when the juvenile cougar was spotted inside a local business.

The sheriff's office said an ...Read more

U.S. Embassy in Australia accidentally shares cat photo

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(UPI) The U.S. Embassy in the Australian capital apologized after sending out an email featuring a pajama-clad cat eating cookies.

The embassy in Canberra confirmed it sent an email to multiple recipients with the subject line "meeting" and containing a photo of a cat eating cookies and wearing Cookie Monster pajamas.

The email described the ...Read more

Customs beagle sniffs out pig head in luggage

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(UPI) Customs officials at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport said a K-9 beagle sniffed out a roasted pig head in a traveler's luggage.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Hardy, a CBP Agriculture Detector and member of the agency's "Beagle Brigade," alerted officials to the presence of the pig head in the checked baggage of...Read more

U.S. Embassy in Australia accidentally shares cat photo

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(UPI) The U.S. Embassy in the Australian capital apologized after sending out an email featuring a pajama-clad cat eating cookies.

The embassy in Canberra confirmed it sent an email to multiple recipients with the subject line "meeting" and containing a photo of a cat eating cookies and wearing Cookie Monster pajamas.

The email described the ...Read more

New Zealand dubs 'drunk' wood pigeon the Bird of the Year

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(UPI) A New Zealand conservation group said the kereru, a bird known for being "drunk" and large, was elected Bird of the Year by New Zealanders.

Forest & Bird, the conservation group that holds annual polls to choose the bird of the year, said this year's voters chose the kereru, also known as the kukupa or wood pigeon, after a large-...Read more

Plastic bucket removed from bear's head in Maryland

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(UPI) Wildlife officials in Maryland said they were able to rescue a black bear from a plastic bucket covering its head after tracking the animal for three days.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife and Heritage Service said response staff tracked the bear cub for three days and they were finally able to tranquilize it at the ...Read more

Police use Doritos to lure 'mini horse' sized pig home

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(UPI) Police in California said they used a bag of Doritos to capture a junk food-loving pig "the size of a mini horse."

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office said Deputies Ponce and Berg were dispatched from the Highland Station on Sunday on a report of a pig "the size of a mini horse" running loose through a neighborhood.

A video from ...Read more

Bear found trying to take shopping cart from Safeway

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(UPI) Police in California shared video of a black bear found trying to pull a cart from the return area of a Safeway store parking lot.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office posted a video to Facebook showing Deputy Shaw attempting to use a flashlight to annoy the bear into leaving the store parking lot in Tahoe City.

"Deputy Shaw took found ...Read more

Houston couple creates 'Good Boy' beer for dogs

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(UPI) A pair of Houston bar owners who started brewing beer for their ailing canine a few years ago are now selling Good Boy Dog Beer at more than 20 locations.

Megan and Steve Long said they learned how to brew beer for dogs, which does not contain alcohol, when their Rottweiler mix, Rocky, started having digestion problems a few years ago.

...Read more

Squirrel invades London Assembly during meeting

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(UPI) A squirrel put in an unexpected appearance Thursday during a meeting of the London Assembly's environment committee meeting.

The squirrel was caught on video by committee employee Giles Broadbent as it ran around the assembly chamber while a committee meeting was in session.

Witnesses said the squirrel ran in and out of the room about ...Read more

Kitten survives 17-mile drive in engine compartment

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(UPI) An Idaho man who heard a sound coming from the engine compartment of his car said a kitten survived his 17-mile drive home from work.

Brian Ray said he didn't hear meowing coming from under the hood of his car until he arrived home from work and enlisted the help of his wife, Amanda, to find the cause.

"It's crazy to have driven 17 miles...Read more

Leopard rescued from bottom of India well

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in India used a long ladder to rescue a female leopard that became stranded at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep well.

A video recorded in Maharashtra, India, shows the leopard that villagers found trapped in the water at the bottom of a well.

The video shows members of animal rescue group Wildlife SOS lowering a ladder to ...Read more

Driver suspended for letting monkey steer bus

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(UPI) A bus driver in India has been suspended after video emerged of him letting a monkey sit on the vehicle's steering wheel and help steer.

The video, which went viral on social media, shows the man holding onto the wheel of the bus with one hand while the langur monkey perches on the wheel and steers the vehicle on a road in Karnataka, ...Read more

Mystery donkey found wandering in Michigan road

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(UPI) Police in Michigan are trying to find the owner of a mystery donkey that was found wandering loose in a road.

The Argentine Township Police Department said the "little guy" was spotted wandering down a road in the area and was captured by police.

The donkey was taken to a local farmer for temporary housing.

Police said they are trying ...Read more

Jogger finds abandoned lion cub in Netherlands meadow

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(UPI) Authorities in the Netherlands said a jogger out for a morning run found a caged lion cub abandoned in a meadow.

Local police said in a Facebook post that a jogger out Sunday morning found the lion cub in a small cage in a meadow in the Burgemeester Huijdecoperweg area of Tienhoven.

Investigators believe the lion cub, estimated to be ...Read more

Runaway puppy rings doorbell to be let inside

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(UPI) A Washington state man shared security camera footage showing his escaped puppy coming home on his own and using his nose to ring the bell.

Greg Basel shared surveillance camera footage from the front door of his Liberty Lake house showing his dog, Marshall, returning home on his own after running away.

The clever canine uses his nose to...Read more

Cat takes a ride under hood of Ford Mustang

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(UPI) Police in Michigan are searching for the owner of a stowaway cat that slipped into a garage and took a ride under the hood of a Ford Mustang.

Troy Police said the vehicle's owner took it for a short drive before discovering there was a cat in the engine compartment of his sports car.

A tow truck driver was summoned to lift the car so the...Read more

Talking dogs: Wait! You're not feeding your dogs right, and that's probably why their weight is off

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Brian's two dogs couldn't be more diverse when it comes to food and weight. Although Roxy and Cha-Cha are litter-mates and similar in height and build, Roxy is rotund, and Cha-Cha looks thin enough to be a super model. Brian describes meal time as quiet and mannerly, with Cha-Cha politely waiting for Roxy to finish eating before moving toward ...Read more

Animal rescuer finds reported lizard was old dog toy

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(UPI) An animal rescuer called to a London home on a report of a collapsed lizard arrived to find the reptile was actually a chewed-up dog toy.

The RSPCA said Animal Collection Officer David Eckworth responded to a home in the Hackney area of London where a resident reported spotting a lizard collapsed in her garden.

"The call came in saying ...Read more

This man and his cat became the faces of Florence — and a story of resilience and hope

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the photograph that delivered his face onto phone screens and into living rooms across the nation, Robert Simmons Jr. wears a look of anguish.

He is riding in a jon boat out of his neighborhood in New Bern, the neighborhood where generations of his family have lived in the same house off of Garden Street. His great-...Read more

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