12:02 PM EDT 04/13/2014
Originally posted 04/10/2014 02:00PM
Have you ever called a politician a bonehead? Think the world would be a better place if pets made all major life decisions? Even the ones that have nothing to do with bacon or the mailman? You might want to consider moving to Divide, Colo.
Pa Kettle the bloodhound has been elected mayor of the small mountain town, reports the Associated Press. He beat out 10 other animals competing for the unofficial title in an online race benefiting the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Each vote raised $1 for the rescue, and the election also spotlighted groups such as Teller County Search and Rescue (for which Pa Kettle works as a search-and-rescue hound).
Originally posted 04/08/2014 03:30PM
Originally posted 04/04/2014 02:10PM
Ever since Ellen DeGeneres took the mother of all selfies at the Oscars last month, people everywhere have been trying to top it. Well, it appears someone finally has – a koala.
The cuddly residents of the Wild Life Sydney Zoo are the latest members of the animal kingdom to become selfie-obssessed. When a camera was set up on a moveable tripod in their enclosure a few weeks ago, Bruce, Aaron and Bill immediately started posing for snaps.
Originally posted 04/02/2014 03:15PM
She may not be on any official best dressed lists, but we'd take style advice from this kangaroo any day.
Boomeroo – who was adopted by Virginia resident Julia Heckathorn at just 3 weeks old – boasts an entire wardrobe of human clothing. Among the duds filling her closet: shirts, sweaters and dresses, all purchased from baby shops.
"When we first got Boomeroo, she was wearing a little shirt, and she's worn clothes ever since," Heckathorn, 28, told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "She loves her tops, and when I have to take her top off to clean it, she puts her arms out and waits for me to dress her again."
Originally posted 03/27/2014 01:15PM
When emergency dispatchers in Nebraska's Sarpy County picked up a recent call, all they heard were the sounds of breathing and scratching. Dispatchers were worried – until they learned the noises were coming from a dog who'd dialed 911.
Sarpy County 911 Assistant Director Marilyn Gable tells Omaha television station KETV that it's the first time a dog has called the emergency center.
Originally posted 03/21/2014 12:30PM
Originally posted 03/11/2014 03:25PM
Once upon a time ... there was a colorful parrot who escaped from his pirate ship sailing the Atlantic and made a new home on land in the concrete jungle of New York City, where he fell in love with a friendly city pigeon. They made a home together in Queens and gave birth to beautiful, colorful bird babies.
Or something like that.
That was just one of our far-fetched theories after photos surfaced on Facebook of what appears to be a parrot-pigeon hybrid.
The half-pigeon, half-parrot-looking birds have reportedly been spotted in Long Island City, and their mysterious origins are ruffling feathers, reports Gothamist, because experts believe that they were dyed.
Originally posted 02/27/2014 06:35PM
Talk about a pet detective!
Hercule the parrot helped solve the murder of its owner in Agra, India, The Times of India reports.
Neelam Sharma and her dog were killed Feb. 20 inside their home. Police were stumped until Sharma's husband, Vijay, noticed the bird's unusual behavior.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 05:00PM
You didn't think the animals were about to let us humans have all the fun at the Winter Olympics, now did you? From party-crashing pups to death-defying felines, these furballs brought the weird, the wild and, yes, the adorable to Sochi.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 10:00AM
If you thought a stampede of cuddly, perfectly fluffy rabbits was intimidating, stay away from Maryvale, Ariz.
That's right: In today's edition of You Can't Make This Up, there are packs of chihuahuas roaming the Phoenix neighborhood, ruling the streets, wreaking havoc and causing chaos ... a.k.a. racing after children and going to the bathroom everywhere.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control tells FOX 10 Phoenix that the agency has fielded thousands of calls reporting the unleashed offenders.
"Yeah a lot of them – they are out here chasing kids or going yard to yard," says local resident Ray Rios. "Anywhere in groups of eight to 12 just running around."
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