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This Might Be the Most Well-Dressed Kangaroo We've Ever Seen

The Daily Treat: This Might Be the Most Well-Dressed Kangaroo We've Ever Seen

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."

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Dog Calls 911 by Accident

UpdatePosted 03/27/2014 01:30PM

The Daily Treat: Nebraska Dog Prank Calls 911

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.

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UpdatePosted 03/21/2014 04:30PM

Dinosaur Nicknamed 'Chicken from Hell' Discovered

Originally posted 03/21/2014 12:30PM

Nope, it's not an order of wings served at your local bar: the "Chicken from Hell" is a newly discovered dinosaur – and by the looks of it, it was quite scary.

Scientists recently discovered the bones of the Anzu Wyliei in a sedimentary rock layer known as the Hell Creek Formation in North and South Dakota (hence the nickname). It's believed the bizarre, feathery creature – which kind of resembles today's ostrich – was a hefty 500 lbs. and stood at a towering 10-ft. tall when it roamed Earth during the Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago.

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Is This Bird a Parrot-Pigeon Hybrid – & What Should We Call It?

UpdatePosted 03/12/2014 11:30AM

The Daily Treat: Is This Bird a Parrot-Pigeon Hybrid?

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.

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Parrot Helps Solve Murder of Its Owner | Animals & Pets, Exotic Animals & Pets, Funny Pets, Pet News, Talented Pets, Unusual Pets

Parrot Helps Solve Murder of Its Owner

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.

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Five Times Animals Won the Olympics | Olympics, Winter Olympics 2014

UpdatePosted 02/20/2014 06:15PM

The Weird, Wild & Cute Animal Encounters of the Winter Olympics

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.

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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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