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Police Dog Saves Deputy During Frightening Ambush on Remote Mississippi Highway

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Police Dog Saves Deputy During Frightening Ambush on Remote Mississippi Highway

Originally posted 05/28/2015 11:15AM

A Mississippi police dog is being hailed as a hero after he saved a deputy who was ambushed by three men on the side of a remote stretch of highway.

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Police Dog Named Lucas Hailed as Hero for Saving Deputy's Life

Originally posted 05/28/2015 01:55AM

[YOUTUBE "VhpgOQNVq6Y"] Lucas, a Belgian Malinois, proved he really is one man's best friend.

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Your Daily Cuteness Allotment: Two 'Puppy-Sized' Baby Bears Frolicking Without a Care

Originally posted 05/27/2015 10:00PM

And this, folks, is why you should always drive slowly through National Parks.

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Kitten Starts Fight with Two Dalmatians, Teaches All of Us True Bravery

Originally posted 05/27/2015 05:00PM

Uno is a five-week-old, black and white foster kitten living with two full-grown Dalmatians.

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Owl Surprises Bride by Delivering Rings at Wedding Ceremony (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:50PM

Deciding hoo to trust with your rings at your wedding is a big deal.

This couple chose an owl named Bilbo.

For his wedding last year, Shaun Palmer decided to surprise his bride Adele with an owl ring bearer – one reminiscent of Hedwig from the Harry Potter films – who flew down the aisle to deliver their rings to his best man. And, yes, there's video of the sweet exchange.

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This Is How Spiders Tell Each Other They Want to, Ahem, Make Love

Now You Can Hear How Spiders Tell Each Other They Want to Go All the Way Tonight

Originally posted 05/26/2015 06:45PM

Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love To You," Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," the faint purr of a wolf spider – as it turns out, these are all basically the same thing.

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Dog Loses Eyesight, Dog Siblings Serve as Her Guide

Originally posted 05/26/2015 02:15PM


ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News Glaucoma may have stolen Kiaya's eyesight, but Cass and Keller have helped give the dog her life back.

When the akita lost her eyes to the condition, her doggy siblings, also rescued akitas, stepped up to help in the sweetest way possible. They're always by her side and help her get where she wants to go.

"They were kind of bookends to her," owner Jessica VanHusen, of Waterford, Michigan, told ABC News. "They're not fiercely protective but they're always touching her. They're really respectful of her."

The veterinary ophthalmologist who removed both of Kiaya's eyes says watching the trio in action warms the heart.

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This Video of a Shark Getting a Belly Rub Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

Originally posted 05/26/2015 12:45PM

What do you do when a leopard shark requests a belly rub?

If you're trained to do this sort thing, you do as you're told.

The professional in this YouTube video is swimming among the aquatic creatures and seemingly cleaning the tank at an aquarium, when a sizable leopard shark swims over for a look.

The staffer wraps his or her arms around the animal (described by Wikipedia as an "active-swimming predator" – yikes!) and gives it a lengthy rub on its belly, the shark rolling over with the calm of a willing dog.

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Unusually Buff Kangaroo Intimidates Australian Neighborhood

Originally posted 05/25/2015 11:10PM

[YOUTUBE "B272weCsBM0"] Australians are a hardy bunch, dealing with their nation's evolutionary curiosities on a daily basis, but one kangaroo is giving pause to some residents of a Brisbane suburb.

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Man Takes Cat Canoeing, Drowns Trying to Save It

Man Takes Cat Canoeing, Drowns Trying to Save It

Originally posted 05/25/2015 05:30PM

A Memorial Day weekend canoeing excursion turned deadly when a man drowned after jumping out of the boat to try and save a cat he had brought on board.

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