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VIDEO: Indian forest ranger jumps off house roof to dodge leopard attack

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(UPI) An Indian forest ranger was recorded jumping off the roof of a home to dodge an attack from a leopard that wandered into a village.

Authorities said a 12-hour hunt was launched in the village of Kuruli last week to capture a leopard that wandered into the village and was seen running around near, inside and even on top of homes.

A video ...Read more

Texas police capture rattlesnake stared down by 'fearless cat'

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(UPI) A Texas police department shared photos from the capture of a massive rattlesnake spotted by bird-watchers hanging out next to a "fearless cat."

The Laguna Vista Police Department said the Bay Area Birders of LV reported they were on a walking trail Thursday when they spotted the snake.

The department shared several photos from the ...Read more

VIDEO: Traffic stops on highway for crossing pride of lions

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(UPI) Traffic came to a halt on a highway in India when drivers yielded to a pride of at least 12 lions that took a walk across the roadway.

Witnesses to the scene on the Pipavav-Rajula highway in Amreli, Gujarat, said the lions were stopped at the side of the road for about 15 minutes, appearing as if they planned to cross, until the vehicles ...Read more

Even old, sick dogs find love at Michigan's only animal hospice

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ELK RAPIDS, Mich. -- Her name was Jersey Girl. She was an old dog. She had cancer. And her owner decided she'd become too much trouble to deal with.

So he brought her into the local animal shelter to get rid of her. He sheepishly filled out the required paperwork. But a cold heart didn't dull his fear of shame, and he tried to soothe it by ...Read more

PetSmart to buy, and the price fetched may be eye-popping

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MIAMI -- E-commerce is going to the dogs. Or vice versa.

PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-supplies retailer, has agreed to acquire, the market's No. 1 online retailer.

The combination of Phoenix-based PetSmart, with 1,500 stores nationwide, and Chewy, based outside Miami, will enhance both companies' reach, the companies said ...Read more

Kansas firefighters rescue cat, owner from tree

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(UPI) Firefighters in Kansas said they responded to a local tree to rescue a climbing cat -- and the feline's unlucky owner.

The Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center said the Topeka Fire Department was dispatched when a call came in about 9:59 p.m. Wednesday about a woman who became stuck in a tree while trying to rescue her cat.

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VIDEO: Leashed tiger takes a walk through shopping mall

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(UPI) An astonished shopper at a Russian mall pulled out their phone and captured video of a man taking a leashed tiger for a walk through the shopping center.

The video, filmed April 7, shows a man casually strolling through the Lotus Plaza mall in Karelia with a tiger wearing a leash.

The tiger appears docile and does not seem bothered by ...Read more

VIDEO: Mountain lion chases deer across California street

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(UPI) A police officer in California witnessed an intense chase between a mountain lion and a deer on a local street.

Chumash Reservation Community Resource Deputy and Mitigation Deputy shared dash cam footage of the mountain lion chasing the deer back and force across the street.

"While patrolling in Solvang, Deputy Green witnessed a deer ...Read more

Penguin love triangle at Shedd Aquarium

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CHICAGO -- At the Shedd Aquarium, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins are in the midst of creating perfect love nests using twigs and rocks in preparation for mating season. But a twist has developed.

There's a love triangle between three Magellanic penguins, which are typically monogamous. Both Izzy and Georgia are vying for the attention of ...Read more

Confused Michigan woman brings dog to 'Furrycon'

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(UPI) A Michigan woman who brought her Bernese mountain dog to an event called "Furrycon" said she and the canine were both surprised to learn the definition of a Furry.

Cheryl Wassus' son, Kenny, said in a tweet that quickly went viral that the woman thought Furrycon "was a pet event" and brought her dog along, only to discover it was ...Read more

VIDEO: Leopard learns painful lesson about messing with porcupines

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(UPI) A leopard in South Africa learned a valuable lesson about attacking porcupines -- but not before receiving quill wounds from two of them.

A video filmed by Donovan Piketh and posted to the Kruger Sightings channel on YouTube shows a leopard stalking two porcupines that appear to be less than terrified of the big cat.

"We were following ...Read more

VIDEO: Toby the whippet sets new dog balloon-popping world record

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(UPI) A dog from Canada set a new record as the world's fastest balloon-popping canine.

A purebred whippet from Calgary, named Toby, set a new Guinness World Record for "Fastest time to pop 100 balloons by a dog" by bursting the balloons in 36.53 seconds.

"Toby and I have volunteered as entertainment for the community for all of our lives ...Read more

Dog, cat and rat with special bond adopted from Wisconsin Humane Society

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(UPI) A strange trio of animals with an inseparable bond of friendship were adopted together after being sent to a Wisconsin animal shelter.

Oshkosh Area Humane Society shared photos of Sasha the dog, Jack the cat and Tweaks the rat after the trio, known as the "Rat Pack," were adopted together.

"We're very grateful to their new family for ...Read more

VIDEO: House cat mesmerized, frustrated by optical illusion

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(UPI) A YouTuber shared video of a cat showing a human-like fascination -- and ultimately, frustration -- with an optical illusion printed on a sheet of paper.

Ryan Kotzin's video, which quickly went viral with millions of views in just three days, shows the dark-colored cat staring intently at a sheet of paper bearing an optical illusion which...Read more

VIDEO: News camera captures man rescuing dog from frozen pond

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(UPI) A Canadian news crew filming footage for a segment on thin ice captured the moment a man jumped into a freezing pond to rescue his dog.

Duncan McIver was visiting a park in St. Albert, Alberta, on Saturday when his dog, Cosmo, wandered out onto the thin ice covering a pond at the park.

A CTV Edmonton crew shooting footage of the pond for...Read more

Corgis take over Huntington Beach dressed as lobsters, superheroes, princesses — and a taco

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Corgi Beach Day took over Huntington Beach on Saturday.

With every walk signal on PCH, the dogs just kept coming. Corgis dressed as lobsters, superheroes, princesses, and one corgi dressed as a taco.

Three times a year the corgi gathering takes place sponsored by So Cal Corgi Nation. The first beach had just 15 dogs...Read more

Pug rescued from 30-foot sinkhole in Florida

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(UPI) Volunteer rescuers from a Florida veterinary school spent five hours digging to free a 10-year-old pug that plunged into a 30-foot sinkhole in her owner's yard.

Owners Patricia Langston and Laurel Johanson said the dog, Cookie, was coming back from scratching herself on the fence in their Trenton back yard Tuesday evening when the rain-...Read more

VIDEO: Cat takes sip from Latvian mayor's mug during interview

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(UPI) A thirsty cat wandered onto the set of an interview with the mayor of Latvia to drink from the politician's mug.

Nils Usakovs, mayor of Latvia's capital city of Riga, paused in the middle of the interview and stared lovingly at the bold feline as it walked along a table and began to drink from the mayor's mug.

"Anything can happen, when ...Read more

Man walking dogs finds ring-tailed coatimundi

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(UPI) A man in England was surprised to stumble upon a ring-tailed coatimundi while out walking his dogs.

The man was out for a stroll with his pets in Abbeygate, Middlesbrough when he spotted the unusual mammal and called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to help rescue the coati.

"Unsurprisingly, the dog walker got ...Read more

Guantanamo has a feral cat problem. Operation Git-Meow to the rescue

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- This base best known for its wartime prison has cats. Lots of cats. Kitty cats. Dumpster cats. House cats. Abandoned cats. Foster cats. Stray cats. Tabby cats. Cuban cats.

And, by the estimate of activists who want to do something about it, it has upward of 500 feral cats.

In an unusual alliance, some troops,...Read more


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