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You Can't Make This Up: Chihuahuas Terrorizing Arizona Neighborhood | Animals & Pets, Pet News

Chihuahuas Are Wreaking Havoc on an Arizona Neighborhood

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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VIDEO: Camera Falls from Plane, Lands Safely in a Pigpen

Originally posted 02/12/2014 10:00AM

This little piggie is so ready for his close-up.

In a video that's almost too good to be true – as many a commenter has pointed out – a GoPro camera plummets out of an airplane, barreling toward the earth until it lands smack-dab in a pigpen. It appears to have been dropped by accident. (Watch above.)

YouTube user Mia Munselle posted the video Sunday, writing, "Camera falls from a sky diving airplane and lands on my property in my pig pen. I found the camera eight months later and viewed this video."

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70 People Injured After Piranha Attack in Argentina

70 People Injured After Piranha Attack in Argentina

Originally posted 12/26/2013 06:00PM

An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes.

Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet.

He blamed the attack on palometas, "a type of piranha, big, voracious and with sharp teeth that can really bite."

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Surprise! Beluga Whale Photobombs Couple's Wedding Portrait

Surprise! Beluga Whale Photobombs Couple's Wedding Portrait

Originally posted 12/13/2013 03:00PM

Amanda and Patrick Leigh have a whale of a tale to share about their wedding day.

While taking photos at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., the couple was photobombed by Juno, an 11-year-old beluga whale, who managed to swim right in between the two just before the camera clicked.

"That was just a lucky photo," Amanda told GoodMorningAmerica.com. "We paused to fix the dress and the whale happened to come over. My husband and I looked behind us and he was right there, like, 'Hello.'"

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Meet the Real-Life Fox and the Hound

UpdatePosted 12/07/2013 12:10PM

The Daily Treat: Sniffer and Tinni Are a Real-Life The Fox and the Hound

Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:00PM

If you've ever wished Disney movies were real, then this is the story for you.

Tinni is a dog and Sniffer is a fox, and together, they're best friends. Much like the characters in the beloved animated film The Fox and the Hound, the pair have forged an unlikely friendship, which began when photographer Torgeir Berge and dog Tinni met the fox one day in the woods of Norway.

Berge's observation of the pair led him to realize "how similar foxes and dogs actually are," and inspired a book of adorable snapshots of the twosome frolicking outdoors, reports the Daily Mail.

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Chimps Could Soon Have Human Rights

Lawsuit Seeking Human Rights for Chimpanzees

Originally posted 12/04/2013 02:00PM

Planet of the chimpanzees?

An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment.

Nonhuman Rights Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Massachusetts lawyer Steven Wise, filed a second lawsuit Tuesday and plans to file a third Thursday that asks the courts to declare that the chimps are not things to be possessed and caged by people. It also asks that chimps should be released from "illegal detention."

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Bird Steals Video Camera, Selfies Ensue

UpdatePosted 12/03/2013 10:30AM

The Daily Treat: Bird Steals Video Camera, Selfies Ensue

Originally posted 12/02/2013 02:00PM

If only this feathery fella had an Instagram account.

A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 70-mile journey across the country's remote landscape.

Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberley region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper (watch above). The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens.

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The Daily Treat: This Turkey Is Too Cute to Eat (Because It's a Tortoise)

The Daily Treat: This Turkey Is Too Cute to Eat (Because It's a Tortoise)

Originally posted 11/27/2013 02:50PM

By this time, you're probably catching a flight or hopping in your car, ready to get to celebrating tomorrow. But while you're doing that, this tortoise is way ahead of you – and he's dressed to impress.

In fact, we could all learn a thing or two from this little guy. Just because you were born a reptile and have no way of growing feathers doesn't mean turkeys get to have all the fun this Thanksgiving. For Thursday's festivities, this inventive fellow will be rocking a turkey-like shell cover, complete with beak and all.

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The Daily Treat: Cat Gets Stuck in Vending Machine; College Students Live-Tweet the Ordeal

UpdatePosted 11/25/2013 06:15PM

The Daily Treat: Cat Gets Stuck in Vending Machine; College Students Live-Tweet the Ordeal

Originally posted 11/25/2013 03:20PM

If you've checked Twitter recently, you've probably seen a lot of commotion about the American Music Awards. But among the chatter about Katy Perry's geisha costume and Justin Timberlake's many wins, there was an even more important event being live-Tweeted: the saga of #vendingmachinecat.

Late Sunday night, Twitter user June Murph posted a photo of a cat stuck in a vending machine at New Orleans's Tulane University.

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The Daily Treat: Two-Headed Turtle Is Named Thor and Loki

Originally posted 11/13/2013 01:35PM

They don't have Chris Hemsworth's golden locks or Tom Hiddleston's smooth moves, but this Thor and Loki combo are still quite the package deal. The turtle duo, named after the popular comic book characters, are inseparable – literally.

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