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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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California Needs Harsher Animal Cruelty Laws Crossbow Arrow Lodged in Dog

July 30, 2011 12:34pm by hearit

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If animal abusers and killers faced murder charges, they might act differently: A California dog is found with the arrow from a crossbow lodged in its side as Riverside police search for the person who shot the German Shepard mix puppy that had to be euthanized to relieve its suffering. Read more

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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7 Year Old Boy Home Alone Reports Missing Dog Cops Find 19 Snakes

July 17, 2011 5:07pm by hearit

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"Home Alone" may have been made famous by Macaulay Culkin but the scenario's been'recreated in Suffolk, Virginia--with a bit of a twist. A 7-year-old phones police to report a missing dog. A house visit may prove how the pup went missing. There's 19 snakes at the house with no parents. Read more

Paco the Super Chihuahua Rescue Dog Fights off CA Robbers Shotgun

July 15, 2011 5:31pm by hearit

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He's Paco the chihuahua: He's a rescue dog and he's fearless--singlehandedly fighting off and chasing store robbers who were waving a shotgun at Altadena, California, store owner Eric Knight. With barks and bites of a dog ten times his size, 10-lb Paco chased thieves down a street before returning to check on 'his' store owner. Read more

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Yoda Wins World's Ugliest Dog Beats Out One Eyed Pug in Competition

July 13, 2011 11:54pm by copythis

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Unfortunately for one pup, her soon-to-be owner thought the wandering "Yoda"--a chihuahua found behind an apartment building--was a rat. Yoda did weigh only two pounds. But it may have been the hair. "Yoda", as it turns out, is valuable: She's won the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog Award and garnered her owner both honor and a bundle of cash, $1,000. Read more

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CA Cop Accused in Poisoned Meatballs Fed to Kill Neighbors Dogs

July 13, 2011 3:27pm by editor

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It's unbelievable someone would poison pets over a neighbor dispute, no matter how severe--but the man Concord (CA) police say is responsible for strychnine-laced meatballs in poisoning neighbors' dogs is unreal: Accused killer Earl Ansley's a cop, a former California police officer himself. Read more