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15 Jul

Untold Stories of the ER: Snapping Turtle Latches on and Won't Let Go

Our friends over at Discovery Fit & Health shared this crazy video with us from Untold Stories of the ER.

Patient Bo was noodling for catfish (just like our friends on Hillbilly Handfishin'!) when a 25-pound alligator snapping turtle latched onto his neck. Shouldn't be a problem to remove it, right?

Wrong. If the doctor harms or, worse, kills the turtle during removal, the catfishers risk serving jailtime according to the game warden who accompanied the group to the emergency room. Not to mention that pesky little detail of how strong the turtle is and the fact that it can hold its breath for an extended period of time.

Check out the video above, then watch some more awesome turtle videos.

11 Jul

GOOOOALLLL: Animals as World Cup Announcers

Since the World Cup began in June, it’s been a long road of excitement, stress, disappointment, and, most of all, fun. Sadly, it is coming to an end but we’ll never forget our favorite memories of this year’s games, especially the best part of the entire World Cup: screaming GOOOOOOOOALLLLL along with our favorite Word Cup commentators! But, the World Cup excitement isn’t just reserved for people! Check out these animals taking part in the World Cup excitement and practicing their best GOOOOOOOOALLLL shout:

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7 Jul

Goats and 'Jurassic Park' Come Together in This Hilarious Video

It's the Monday after a long weekend, so we all need a pick -me-up. And what better way to cheer yourself up than with a 36 second video of goats singing the Jurassic Park theme song? 

 

Music to our ears! Happy Monday, everybody.

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3 Jul

Roo and Penny: Unlikely Best Friends

Alicia Williams, a client services receptionist at Duluth Animal Hospital in Georgia, has a habit of rescuing animals that are in bad situations. Roo and Penny are two of Alicia's rescues that have developed a very strong bond with one another.

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1 Jul

Top 10 Animal Reactions to the World Cup

The whole world is tuning in to watch the World Cup. With all of the upsets, close games, and shocking moments from the players, fans have had a lot to react to. But what if animals were to watch the World Cup? We imagine they would look pretty funny, actually we imagine they would look kind of like this...

1. When they don't agree with the penalty...

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2. When their team doesn't make it on to the next round...

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13 Jun

Male Guinea Pig Has Quite the Father's Day Surprise

Nothing says, “Happy Father’s Day” like a new baby. But what if there were 400 new babies? This is a male guinea pig's, aptly nicknamed Randy, reality. According to iTV, Randy escaped his enclosure at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire County, England, and found his way into the female enclosure. A female enclosure full of 100 female guinea pigs. You know where this is going.

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How did they know Randy escaped? Apparently, it seemed like a female guinea pig had lost quite a bit of weight and discovered that this underweight guinea pig was not a female at all. Hatton Country World's manager Richard Craddock said that Randy could have been in the enclosure for several weeks and it is possible he could have impregnated all of the females. The average size of a litter of guinea pigs is four. So the staff is looking at a possibility of 400 baby guinea pigs, or pups, on top of their 300 other guinea pigs. Talk about baby boomers. The staff is even considering expanding their guinea pig farm to accommodate all of these pups.

Craddock said, “[Randy] has now re-joined his male friends, clearly he's got a lot of bragging to do.” He won’t be bragging when he’s up all night with 400 crying pups.

Happy Father’s Day to all those dads out there, human and animal alike. Head to our video playlist to learn about more amazing animal dads like Randy

 

12 Jun

#ThrowbackThursday: Pets as People

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We’ve all seen pets doing hilarious human things, whether it's wearing tutus and jackets to "waterskiing" and “driving” cars. But this is not just a passing fad; it’s a trend that’s been around for decades, as you can see in these pictures. Driving cars, taking care of the kids, getting a perm -- these pets have done it all. But why do humans have such a fascination with trying to make their pets more human, or to put it scientifically, anthropomorphizing them?

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10 Jun

VIDEO: This Dog Really Loves the Wind in His Hair

What do you do if you don't have a car and can't take your dog for a ride so he can feel the wind in his face? You grab a leaf blower and watch what magic ensues.

Meet Jersey the dog - who aboslutely loves whenever his owners turn on the leaf blower. And they've got video to prove it. Watch it below:

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24 Apr

Is Cat Shaming the Last Acceptable Form of Prejudice?

They're popping up everywhere—pics of unsuspecting fur balls sitting next to cute little "confessions" broadcasting their sins to the entire world. This relentless vilification of feline exploits has become fair game in pop culture today. As if depravity and bad behavior are a choice cats consciously make. But what if cats live by a different set of rules? Maybe we should try looking at things from their 12-inch high point of view. Either way, we're getting in on the action. Post your cat shaming photos on Instagram and tag them #MyCatFromHell. The baddest of the bad will make it on air LIVE during My Cat From Hell, airing at 8 PM E/P on Saturday nights!

Now, back to the shaming ...

7 EXCUSES FROM A RECENTLY SHAMED CAT

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1.  "All squiggly snake-shaped objects must be destroyed and immediately ingested. It’s a safety thing."

[Tune in for an all-new season of My Cat From Hell this Saturday at 8PM E/P!]

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18 Mar

CUTE ALERT! Doggy in Football Costume = Best Vine EVER

Hear ye! Hear ye! Here is the cutest Vine EVER created: 

Next time you're looking for a pet costume, how about a sports theme?! Is there a March Madness basketball version of this?! ... Thank you, Internet.  

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Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.

 

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