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Australian Surfer Mick Fanning Says 'It's a Miracle' He Survived Dramatic Shark Attack Uninjured

Surfer Mick Fanning Says 'It's a Miracle' He Survived Shark Attack Caught on Live TV

Originally posted 07/21/2015 10:05AM

Mick Fanning, who survived a terrifying shark attack caught on live TV during a surfing competition in South Africa this weekend, arrived back home in Australia Tuesday – still clearly shaken from his brush with death.

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'Hugging Dogs' Photo Helps Two Pound Pals Find a Home

'Hugging Dogs' Photo Helps Two Pound Pals Find a Home

Originally posted 07/21/2015 12:00AM

It took just over two hours for this pair of dog buddies to not only escape being put to sleep but find a new home – together.

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Australia Plans to Kill 2 Million Cats by 2020

Australia Literally Wages 'War' on Cats, Plans to Kill 2 Million by 2020

Originally posted 07/20/2015 03:15PM

On Thursday, the Australian Federal Government announced a very new kind of war – one against cats.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats
72-Year-Old Ex-Marine Shot While Defending Sea Turtle Nest

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72-Year-Old Ex-Marine Shot While Defending Sea Turtle Nest

Originally posted 07/20/2015 01:00PM

A 72-year-old ex-Marine was shot in the hip late Friday at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, beach while defending a sea turtle's nest from a man police believe was intoxicated.

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Surfer Mick Fanning Walks Away Uninjured After Getting Attacked by a Shark During Competition

Originally posted 07/19/2015 12:20PM

An Australian surfer was attacked by a shark while competing in South Africa – and, in an unprecedented moment, the attack was broadcast on live TV.

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Georgia Police Officer on Paid Leave After K-9 Dies While Trapped in Patrol Car

Georgia Police Officer on Paid Leave After K-9 Dies While Trapped in Patrol Car

Originally posted 07/19/2015 11:30AM

A Georgia police officer is on paid leave after his K-9 partner was left in his patrol car Thursday for about 10 hours, as temperatures broke the 90s, according to multiple reports.

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How Dog-Friendly Ice Cream Tastes, According to Dogs

We Tried It: PetSmart's Dog Ice Cream

Originally posted 07/19/2015 11:10AM

WHAT IS IT: PetSmart's Dog Ice Cream "Treat Time," which is served at their PetsHotels

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This Lizard-Lamb Friendship Is the Cutest Thing You'll See This Week (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/17/2015 03:00PM

We have never seen a more touching display of lizard-lamb camaraderie.

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Bear Breaks into Colorado Bakery and Devours 24 Pies

Bear Breaks into Colorado Bakery and Devours 24 Pies

Originally posted 07/17/2015 11:25AM

Hunger makes us do crazy things.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets
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Finally! You Can Now Have an Alpaca Walk You Down the Aisle (in Japan)

Finally! You Can Now Have an Alpaca Walk You Down the Aisle (in Japan)

Originally posted 07/16/2015 05:30PM

For anyone who's dreamed of being walked down the aisle by an alpaca on her wedding day, here's some excellent news: your dream has become a reality … if you get married in Japan, that is. (Destination wedding, anyone?)

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