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Fearless small dog chases crocodile back into river

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(UPI) A visitor to Australia's Goat Island captured video of a fearless dog running up to a much larger crocodile and chasing it back into a river.

The video, recorded late last month on the Northern Territory island, shows a croc nicknamed Casey emerging from a river when summoned by the property owner.

The footage, recorded by a visitor to ...Read more

Australia dog hitches 932-mile truck ride

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(UPI) A family in Australia is awaiting the return of their dog, Rusty, after the Australian terrier hitched a 932-mile ride across the country.

Staying with relatives on a Goondiwindi cattle farm while the Scudamore family, of Queensland, vacationed earlier this month, Rusty hopped aboard truck driver Paul McDowell's vehicle. McDowell didn't ...Read more

Rescue groups, foster homes step up to help Chicago shelter animals at risk of euthanasia

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CHICAGO -- Nearly a dozen dogs got a break from shelter life and were checked into a pet hotel recently to free up kennels at Chicago's animal shelter, which was on the verge of considering euthanizing dogs for space.

Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control, a nonprofit group, answered the urgent call for help and committed to paying about $...Read more

British house cats fascinated by 'Big Cats' documentary

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(UPI) Twitter users tuning into BBC documentary Big Cats shared photos of their unexpected viewing companions -- "little cats."

The first installment of the BBC One's nature documentary series aired Thursday night, and fans took to social media to share photos and videos of their pet cats -- or "little cats," as some viewers called them -- ...Read more

Idaho hunter's decoy deer baffles hungry mountain lion

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(UPI) An Idaho hunter captured video of a befuddled mountain lion stalking a decoy deer until discovering that its intended prey is a fake.

The video shows the hunter, perched above ground, filming the mountain lion as it stalks the decoy deer he was attempting to use to draw some real deer out into the open.

The cougar quietly sneaks up on ...Read more

Dog's pull man on bicycle through city streets during snowstorm

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(UPI) A New York state man harnessed his two Siberian huskies and had them pull him on his bike through the streets of his city during a snowstorm.

Paul Kearney, 47, captured video as he went bikejoring, also known as urban mushing, with his two dogs, Summer and Tucker, pulling him through the streets of East Northport last week during a ...Read more

Talking dogs: No, your dog isn't dumb, a toy or a vegetarian

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As we start the new year, the inevitable lists begin to show up. New Year's resolution lists, want lists, to do lists, dieting lists -- the lists go on and on. I've come up with a new list; one of memorable dog training challenges of last year.

1. Dogs named Bo, Joe and Moe. No kidding, all in the same house. One can only imagine the chaos and ...Read more

Idaho dog gains a following for his bowling skills

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(UPI) The star player at an Idaho bowling alley boasts an unusual pedigree -- he's the owner's goldendoodle.

Katelyn Simpson, owner of KT's Lanes in Emmett, said she put a ball on a kids' ramp when Blake was only a 12-week-old puppy, and the dog surprised her by pushing it toward the pins.

"We always thought it would be fun to teach him how to...Read more

This trained dog digs up buried treasure worth as much as $900 a pound

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- Mila smells the aroma of buried treasure in a field of hazelnut trees north of Placerville, then paws at the ground, indicating to Staci O'Toole that deliciousness is hiding beneath the soil.

Mila is searching for one of the most expensive culinary delights -- truffles. Known as the "Truffle Huntress," Mila is a Lagotto ...Read more

Snowboarder travels South Carolina streets pulled by dog

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(UPI) A South Carolina woman traversed the snowy streets of her city with an unusual method of transport: A snowboard pulled by her trusty dog.

Anna Shealy posted a video to Instagram showing her shredding the snowy streets of downtown Charleston while being pulled by her dog, Kodak.

Kodak effortlessly pulls the snowboarder through the fresh ...Read more

'Christmas miracle' as New Mexico husky lost for nine months shows up in KC

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If Koda could talk.

The 3-year-old husky might have some interesting -- and harrowing -- tales to tell of his journey from New Mexico to Missouri.

Koda just appeared in Jamie Bergman's backyard in Kansas City, looking a little worse for wear.

"This sweet boy showed up in our yard in Kansas City, MO on Christmas Day skinny and half frozen," ...Read more

If it is too cold to walk your dog outside, here's what you can do

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If your dog gets excited by the sight of his or her leash -- even in the middle of winter -- you might be looking for alternative ways to get in its daily walk.

Whether that's because cold weather can pose serious threats to your pet's health, or simply because it is just too cold to fully enjoy a walk with your furry friend, the cold weather ...Read more

Driving with Fido: Legal in most states, controversial in all

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WASHINGTON -- Those happy dogs sitting in a driver's lap or hanging their heads out the car window may look like the model of canine companionship. But they're also potential projectiles, poised to rocket through the air if there's a crash.

"A 10-pound dog can turn into 300 pounds of force at 30 miles an hour," said Richard Romer, AAA's state ...Read more

Dog rescued after falling through ice at New Jersey pond

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(UPI) Police and firefighters in New Jersey responded to a housing development where they used a ladder to rescue a dog that fell through the ice of a frozen pond.

The Howell Police Department said officers arrived along with Adelphia Fire Company after a 911 caller told dispatchers about 1:37 p.m. Thursday that her golden retriever had chased ...Read more

Creeping lioness flipped through the air by buffalo's horns

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(UPI) A lioness' hiding spot in some bushes near a buffalo herd in South Africa was found out by one of the animals, which used its horns to flip the predator through the air.

Bathabile Shakwane, 22, a field guide at Kruger National Park, captured video of the unusual encounter at the park.

Shakwane said she started filming when she spotted ...Read more

Cat born with rare two-faced deformity thriving despite condition

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(UPI) A kitten born in South Africa with a rare condition that caused it to grow two faces is beating the odds by thriving, its caretaker said.

The cat, dubbed Bettie Bee, was born earlier this month with three eyes, two noses and two mouths due to a rare congenital condition called craniofacial duplication. Felines with the condition are often...Read more

When Fido is sick as a dog, more pet owners turn to aromatherapy, massage, even psychics

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Brinks wasn't eating. Although green beans are among his favorite foods, he turned his nose up at two bowls of them placed around the Minnetonka, Minn., house where the yellow Lab lives.

To help, canine massage therapist Heidi Hesse rubbed Brinks in a specific spot on his ankle, an acupressure point, to soothe his lower back, bladder and ...Read more

Rare leopard wanders out of woods, approaches Russian road

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(UPI) A driver on a Russian road captured video of one of the world's rarest large cats, a far eastern leopard, wandering out of the woods and approaching the road.

The Leopard Land National Park shared footage recorded by a driver who was passing the park when a female leopard wandered out of the woods and came close to the road.

The leopard,...Read more

Fox wanders into Pennsylvania yard to play with dog toys

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(UPI) A shocked and delighted Pennsylvania resident captured video of a wild fox wandering into their yard to play with some dog toys.

The video, recorded Wednesday, shows the fox happily chewing, tossing and chasing toys that had been left in the Levittown home's back yard by the resident's dog.

The homeowner said the fox, apparently not ...Read more

The dog that tried to eat Christmas

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Birch, the new dog, has fared well for his first Christmas. He ate only one present. Since he belongs to some omnivorous breed that would start chewing on the Sphinx if we took him to Egypt, we put all the tiny ornaments high up on the tree. You might not notice if the little figurine of Yukon Cornelius is missing, and you would be confused to ...Read more

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