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Lioness attacks vehicle's tires at South African sanctuary

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(UPI) A veterinary mission at a South African lion sanctuary became extra costly when one of the big cats popped three tires.

A video filmed by veterinary workers at the Glen Garriff Conservation Lion Sanctuary shows a lioness dubbed Lexi chewing on a vehicle's tire.

"She loves car tires and usually chases cars because of it," the filmer wrote...Read more

Sea lion recovering after collapse on Los Angeles street

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(UPI) A sea lion is recovering after being rescued by a man who found it collapsed on a Los Angeles road amid a heat wave.

Longshoreman Carlos Gutierrez said he was leaving work on Monday afternoon when he spotted the sea lion collapsed amid the trucks going in and out of the Port of Los Angeles.

"I saw him and thought, 'Oh, that's not ...Read more

Bear climbs out of manhole to escape storm drain

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(UPI) A bear that somehow ended up in a suburban Colorado storm drain was able to climb to freedom after workers removed a manhole cover.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Southeast Region tweeted a video showing the bear climbing out from the manhole after a Colorado Springs Utilities worker removed the manhole cover.

A Parks and Wildlife officer...Read more

Snake encounter, brave beagle lead woman to big lottery prize

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(UPI) A Maryland woman said her $29,295.70 lottery jackpot might have never happened if not for a pesky snake and a brave beagle.

The 63-year-old woman said she was preparing to leave her Upper Marlboro home to play the Maryland Lottery's Racetrax virtual horse racing game on Monday, but a snake sighting outside her door sent her running back ...Read more

Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras

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(UPI) Officials at an Egyptian zoo are denying allegations that two zebras on display are in fact donkeys painted with black and white stripes.

Mahmoud Sarhan snapped photos at the International Garden Municipal Park in Cairo after he noticed the two zebras on display appeared to be donkeys painted to look like zebras.

The photos, which went ...Read more

Albino fawn approaches Missouri couple

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(UPI) A Missouri couple captured video of their encounter with an albino fawn that fearlessly walked right up to them.

Chris and Melissa Dellinger shared video of the unusual deer they spotted this week in the Lake Wappapello area.

The video shows the friendly fawn walk right up to the couple.

The Dellingers said the fawn is likely the same ...Read more

Black bear charges at tourist snapping photos

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(UPI) A traveler on a Canadian road captured video of the moment a black bear charged at a tourist who had gotten out of her car to take photos of the animal.

The video shows the filmer's car traveling on Highway 93 near Jasper Park in Alberta while capturing footage of a large group of sightseers who had pulled over to the side of the road and...Read more

My Pet World: When is the right time to help a pet pass over?

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Dear Cathy,

Our beloved husky Krypto is over 13 years old. He has had Valley Fever for over a year and has been taking compounded meds (Fluconazole) for eight months. He is very thin, although he eats a lot and has a good appetite. He drinks gallons of water every day. In fact, when the vet took a ...Read more

Friendly deer visits, plays with West Virginia family

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(UPI) A West Virginia woman shared video of her family's encounter with an unusually friendly deer that splashed in their wading pool and played with their ball.

Amy Dempsey said the deer, which the neighborhood dubbed Oliver Rainbow, wandered out of the woods behind her family's East Bank home on Saturday and came up closer when some neighbors...Read more

Texas puppy drags running sprinkler into living room

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(UPI) A Texas woman shared a photo of her puppy beating the summer heat by dragging his favorite sprinkler inside to spray water around the living room.

Cara Wohr posted a photo to Facebook showing her 5-month-old border collie, Baloo, playing in the water sprayed by the sprinkler after dragging it through his doggy door into the living room of...Read more

Why is the cat still scratching after flea treatment?

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Q: I've been using Cheristin for my indoor/outdoor cat, but he's still scratching, and I think he's brought in fleas to my elderly indoor cat.

Do some flea treatments start to lose their effectiveness? Should I switch to something else? He also had ear mites when I rescued him from the neighborhood, so I'd like to find something that works for ...Read more

Leopard interrupts fighting impala in South Africa

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(UPI) A group of safari-goers in South Africa stopped to watch two impala fighting in the road -- and were shocked by the sudden appearance of a leopard.

The video, filmed last week in Kruger National Park, shows a safari vehicle stopped on a road inside the park to observe two impala fighting on the dirt path.

A leopard suddenly darts into ...Read more

Golden retrievers gather in Scotland to celebrate breed anniversary

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(UPI) A Scottish organization gathered 361 golden retrievers in one place to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the breed.

The Scottish Golden Retriever Club said 361 of the dogs attended the event at Guisachan House in Tomich, Inverness-shire, marking a new record for the club's gatherings.

"We've gone from 188 golden retrievers at the 2006 ...Read more

Cat takes office as mayor of Michigan village

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(UPI) A Michigan village inaugurated its fourth-ever mayor to paw-ffice: A local cat named Sweet Tart.

The Village of Omena voted the 9-year-old feline, who previously served as the village's vice mayor, into office in an election that featured votes being cast via $1 donations that went to the local historical society.

"While I'm home ...Read more

'Serial offender' koala rescued from power station fence

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(UPI) A hapless koala was rescued for the third time when it managed to get its head stuck in a metal fence at a power station.

SA Power Networks tweeted a photo showing the koala with its head stuck in between the metal bars of a fence at the Happy Valley substation in St. Marys, South Australia.

The tweet said the crew at the station ...Read more

Safety concerns about duck boats have been sounded for years

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Safety concerns about duck boats similar to the Ride the Ducks tourist vessel that sank Thursday on Table Rock Lake, Mo., killing 17 people, have been sounded for years.

A scathing report by the National Transportation Safety Board after a deadly wreck involving a duck boat in Arkansas in 1999 recommended requiring the vessels to improve ...Read more

Bear chases overly friendly dog away on Alaskan street

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(UPI) An Alaska resident captured video of the tense encounter between a bear and a dog that ran up to the predator to say hello.

The video, recorded Sunday in Juneau, shows the dog run toward the bear on a residential street.

"I was hoping they would sniff each other and check each other out, but the bear seemed more interested in keeping its...Read more

My Pet World: Sweet talk, distractions and other 'magic' tricks for cutting cat's nails

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When I opened my email, I was pleasantly surprised to find a slew of reader tips on how to cut a cat's nails. I am impressed with so many soft-spoken cat parents who have mastered the art of distraction to get their felines to pay attention only to them, and not the approaching nail clippers. In my house, I have to hide the nail clippers behind ...Read more

Kayaker charged by grizzly bear in British Columbia river

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(UPI) A kayker serving as a safety guide for a rafting tour group was charged by a fast-swimming grizzly bear and the scary encounter was caught on video.

Footage recorded by an Adventure Group Whistler tour guide's GoPro camera during a rafting trip on the Elaho River near Squamish, British Columbia, shows a grizzly bear running into the water...Read more

Mountain lion captured after wandering into back yard

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(UPI) Authorities in California said a mountain lion that wandered into a resident's back yard was tranquilized and captured in the neighborhood.

Witnesses said the cougar was first spotted in the San Mateo home's back yard about 9:35 a.m. Monday and police responded to the scene.

The mountain lion, which officials said was not acting ...Read more