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Drunk Moose Stuck in Tree Sleeps Off Eating Alcohol Fermented Apples

September 8, 2011 4:13pm by hearit

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Someone's been eating too many fermented apples--and that will reportedly get you stuck in a tree. Police in Sweden decided to let a drunk moose "sleep it off" after the animal got itself stuck in branches following one too many fruit 'cocktails' that put the wild beast in a stupor.
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Deer Gets Unexpected Dip With Seals at Connecticut Aquarium Swimming Pool

August 4, 2011 10:59pm by editor

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It's no 'deer in headlights', it's a deer in a pool. But not just any swimming pool. It's not often you see a wild animal--normally dedicated to land--taking a dip with water-loving creatures like seals. Visitors at a Norwalk, Connecticut, aquarium captured video of a misplaced deer share the swimming waters of in-house seals August 2, 2011. Read more

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Girl Saves Rescued Woodpecker From Cat Gets US Fish Wildlife $535 Ticket

August 4, 2011 2:22pm by hearit

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While 11-year old Skylar Capo rescues a baby woodpecker from the jaws of her cat--rescuing a bird slated for certain death--a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee at Lowe's allegedly issues threats that her mom could face a year in jail plus a $535 ticket fine over the rescued bird in Virginia.
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Lost Happy Feet Penguin Gains July Pool Swim at New Zealand Zoo

July 25, 2011 5:20pm by hearit

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New Zealand's 'Happy Feet' got his first swim July 25, a month after the stranded baby Emperor Penguin turned up beachside. After repeated surgeries from ingested sand, the stranded animal has been on ice. Video shows temps finally cooled enough for 'Happy Feet's' first swim at Wellington Zoo pool. Read more

Great White Shark Boards South Africa Research Boat at Sea Never Attacks

July 25, 2011 12:09pm by hearit

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Six researchers from South Africa get to encounter a great white--at a much closer distance than nearly anyone prefers. Try a close-up encounter, in a boat. After a thrashing shark boards a boat but never attacks, boats tow the dying animal to safety--twice. The great white beached itself after researchers had sprayed water to ventilate gills and keep it alive. Read more

UK Mandrills Video Shows Monkeys Use Crude Tools to Give Pedicures

July 24, 2011 11:11pm by editor

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Again it's the same argument: Monkeys may be more intelligent than man thought. Perhaps it's man that needs the reassessment. Mandrill monkeys in the UK have now been spotted giving pedicures in July--using twigs as 'crude' tools. Read more

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Monkey Snaps Self-Portrait After Photographer Leaves Camera Unattended

July 6, 2011 1:23pm by hearit

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It's the mug shot of a lifetime: A monkey captured some self-portraits after professional photographer David Slater left his camera laying around while visiting a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read more

No Crazy Cat Lady Brenda Hoch Has Skunks for Florida Adoptions

July 3, 2011 9:10pm by hearit

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No one wants to be dubbed the "crazy cat lady" -- making Brenda Hoch one brave woman, to be housing 15 skunks. But she's got an excuse: the Florida woman and her husband Don do it all for a good cause--sheltering skunks that need a new home and owners for adoption. No scent included. Read more

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New Zealand Refuses to Ship Home Lost Happy Feet Emperor Penguin

June 22, 2011 6:21pm by editor

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The last sighting of a penguin in New Zealand is 44 years ago: A baby Emperor penguin has washed up on Peka Peka shores roughly 4,000 miles from Antarcticca. Nicknamed "Happy Feet" by locals, the country's not planning on getting the lost baby home. Read more

Sloth Crosses Road While Taking Nap in Costa Rica Video

May 16, 2011 7:15pm by hearit

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Why did the sloth cross the road? To (kind of) get to the other side, at some point -- when he's not sleeping throughout the process. Sloth crossings on Costa Rican roads may not be the most uncommon event, but the best video -- of the famous crossings -- is this particulary slow-moving personality who seems to suffer from narcolepsy. Read more

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