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WATCH: Discovery Special Captures Dolphins Getting Stoned on Pufferfish Toxins

Originally posted 03/05/2015 02:20PM

Dolphins are hiding a dirty little secret under the waves.

Using hidden cameras, some designed to look like pufferfish, Discovery Channel was able to get up close to a group of teenage bottlenose dolphins for their special Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, and they found some of them may have a bit of a drug problem.

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Welcome to Aoshima Island, Where Cats Outnumber Humans 6 to 1

Welcome to Aoshima Island, Where Cats Outnumber Humans 6 to 1

Originally posted 03/03/2015 04:20PM

This one's for all the cat ladies out there: Call your travel agent now, because I have a fun and furry vacation idea for you.

Book a ticket to Aoshima Island. This tiny Japanese isle is a magical, meowy place where squads of feral cats rule the streets, and just about everything else, according to NBC News.

Also known as Cat Island, Aoshima is a pet dander paradise where felines outnumber humans six to one.

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Llamas React to the Llama Drama

UpdatePosted 02/27/2015 07:50PM

The Daily Treat: Llamas React to the Llama Drama

Originally posted 02/27/2015 05:50PM

No one knew just how much drama a pair of llamas (or a really ugly dress) could cause until Thursday afternoon.

Two llamas on the lam avoided capture by the Maricopa County sheriff's deputies in Sun City, Arizona, and commanded the Twitterverse, with hashtags like #LlamasOnTheLoose and #LlamaDrama trending for hours. (The llamas were eventually captured and are safe, according to reports).

The word on the streets of Phoenix and beyond is that nobody was more appalled, confused, and excited to have llamas in the limelight than llamas themselves. In fact, just a few weeks ago, Vogue predicted their emergence as this year's "It Animal."

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UpdatePosted 02/11/2015 08:35AM

Cockatoo Can't Stop Re-enacting Her Previous Owner's Marital Problems

Originally posted 02/10/2015 04:00PM

Things were not peachy at Peaches's old home.

According to Mashable, the Moluccan cockatoo has being airing her previous owner's dirty laundry. Before moving in with Elaine Sigmon and her husband, Peaches lived with a different married couple.

The pair ended up getting divorced, and it sounds like the bird had a front-row seat to the marital spats leading up to the split.

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Hat-Stealing Owl Stalks Joggers, Nature Lovers in Oregon Park

Hat-Stealing Owl Stalks Joggers, Nature Lovers in Oregon Park

Originally posted 02/07/2015 09:00AM

"Hoo" is responsible for the spate of hat-stealing attacks in one Oregon forest?

It seems hikers and nature lovers in Salem's Bush's Pasture Park may have more than Bigfoot sightings to keep them on alert.

An aggressive owl is reportedly attacking joggers and making off with their hats, The Guardian reports, noting four separate attacks over the past month.

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Couple Kicked Out of McDonald's for Bringing in Kangaroo

Couple Kicked Out of McDonald's for Bringing in Kangaroo

Originally posted 02/05/2015 02:45PM

McDonald's may say they are "lovin' it," but this slogan does not extend to kangaroos.

On Friday, Diana and Larry Moyer brought one of their five pet kangaroos to a McDonald's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, prompting a customer to call the police, reports WISN.

"He's just a little guy, but you can touch him and pet him," Larry says of Jimmy the kangaroo.

The couple often brings the smaller marsupial with them on errands to keep Diana, who is battling cancer, company. Jimmy isn't a licensed service animal, but the kangaroo is a therapy pet.

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UpdatePosted 01/11/2015 03:55PM

The Daily Treat: Dog Eats $23,000 Worth of Wedding Rings

Originally posted 01/09/2015 02:55PM

Clearly, Sierra has expensive taste.

The hungry black Lab swallowed owner Stephanie Lamb's wedding rings – valued at $23,000 – and a Tulsa, Oklahoma, veterinarian had to perform surgery to retrieve them.

"I saw my dogs near the coffee table and remembered I'd left my wedding rings sitting on the table," Lamb told Tulsa's FOX 23 news. "I knew it was Sierra because she's just a little bit of a troublemaker."

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Man Mistakenly Sells Mattress Set with Cat Inside

UpdatePosted 12/27/2014 10:20AM

Man Mistakenly Sells Mattress Set with Cat Inside

Originally posted 12/24/2014 12:00PM

When an Oregon man sold his girlfriend's mattress set for $100 because she was moving in with him, little did he realize her cat was hiding inside.

While his girlfriend was at work, Roy Dufek helped strap the mattress and box spring to the top of the buyer's car. When he went back inside his girlfriend's suburban Portland home, Camo the cat was nowhere to be found.

Dufek said it was impossible for the cat to slip outside undetected because there are three sets of doors in the apartment complex.

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Christmas Miracle Cat Saved After Being Trapped for 2 Weeks in Storm Drain

UpdatePosted 12/24/2014 07:15AM

The Daily Treat: Christmas Miracle Cat Saved After Being Trapped for 2 Weeks in Storm Drain

Originally posted 12/23/2014 12:30PM

By our calculations, Stormy the cat has exactly eight lives left.

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German Police Hunt Stolen Pigeon Worth $184,000

German Police Hunt Stolen Pigeon Worth $184,000

Originally posted 12/23/2014 12:45PM

Police in Germany are looking for a missing pigeon, and the finder could earn a $12,250 reward.

Duesseldorf police said Tuesday that the 6-year-old male homing pigeon, named AS 969, was stolen at some point on Saturday night from a locked aviary in the city's suburbs.

They say the light gray bird is valued by its owner at 150,000 euros ($184,000) and police suspect the thief or thieves were bird "connoisseurs" as AS 969 was the most valuable in an aviary full of other homing pigeons.

The owner has offered a 10,000-euro reward for the bird's recovery.

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