12:04 PM EDT 07/11/2014
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."
Originally posted 02/12/2014 10:00AM
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."
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.'"
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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