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Florida man captures alligator in garbage bin

Florida man captures alligator in garbage bin

A Florida man who spotted an alligator wandering through his neighborhood was caught on camera capturing the reptile in a garbage bin. Abdul Gene Malik, a U.S. Army veteran, posted a video to Instagram showing how he captured the alligator in his Mount Dora neighborhood. The video shows Malik asking onlookers to tell him when the alligator’s…read more »

The paw-fect pitch invasion? Dog brings halt to Irish cricket match

The paw-fect pitch invasion? Dog brings halt to Irish cricket match

(CNN)An Irish cricket match had to be halted due to what could be the most adorable pitch invasion ever. CSNI CC and Bready Cricket Club were playing out the closing stages of their Women’s All-Ireland T20 match when a dog appeared out of nowhere. The players and commentators were then left in hysterics as the…read more »

You bloody fool’: Duck mimics human sound

You bloody fool’: Duck mimics human sound

(CNN)-An Australian musk duck has been recorded saying “You bloody fool” in the first documented instance of the species mimicking human speech. A hand-reared male named Ripper was recorded imitating the phrase during a courtship display, according to a study. The authors said he could have learned it from his caretaker. “The Australian musk duck demonstrates an unexpected and…read more »

Farmer honors his late aunt by forming a heart with a sheep flock

Farmer honors his late aunt by forming a heart with a sheep flock

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian farmer couldn’t go to his aunt’s funeral because of pandemic restrictions so he paid his respects with a novel alternative: dozens of sheep arranged in the shape of a love heart. Drone-shot video of pregnant ewes munching barley in a paddock while unwittingly expressing Ben Jackson’s affection for his beloved Auntie Deb…read more »

Snakes on a shelf: Massive python surprises shoppers at supermarket

Snakes on a shelf: Massive python surprises shoppers at supermarket

It was on a sssshoppping sssspree. Customers at an Australian supermarket got an unexpected wildlife encounter after happening upon a 10-foot python slithering about the shelves. “Only in Australia!” Facebook user Hilary Leigh wrote above a clip of the serpentine “shopping spree,” which occurred Monday night at Glenorie supermarket in Sydney’s North West District. The accompanying 12-second…read more »

German police revive Chihuahua

German police revive Chihuahua

BERLIN (AP) — No job is too small for Hamburg police. Officers in the German city found themselves having to perform CPR on a Chihuahua last week after a distraught girl came rushing into a police station saying her pet had stopped breathing after she accidentally dropped it. After checking its vitals, officers cupped the dog’s…read more »

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has just opened in Portugal. 516 Arouca — so called because it’s 516 meters long and is in the town of Arouca, an hour south of Porto — connects Aguieiras Waterfall and Paiva Gorge and is the latest adventure offering in the Arouca Geopark, known for its extreme sports.…read more »