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Wacky Animal Stories
Originally posted 10/22/2014 02:40PM
A 6-ft.-long pet boa constrictor accidentally slithered away from its Ohio owner on Sunday, and local police are currently on the lookout for the creature.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the snake escaped from its owner in Delhi Township over the weekend while it was outside being fed; the owner later realized it "wandered off."
The report says that the Department of Agriculture advised that this type of snake – which is permitted as a pet in Ohio – tends to scurry away from people or commotion. But authorities also caution that the snake will want to snuggle somewhere warm in cold temperatures, so home snake checks are advised.
Originally posted 10/20/2014 06:00PM
You know what to do with that big fat shell.
Originally posted 10/15/2014 11:30AM
Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.
Originally posted 10/13/2014 04:00PM
A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner – and the bird returned with some new knowledge.
Originally posted 10/08/2014 02:20PM
Australian man Rodney Langham seems to spend a lot of time with kangaroos. At least, that's what his YouTube channel would suggest.
Originally posted 10/07/2014 04:45PM
Buttercup the kitty is here to prove cats and dogs can get along, inside and out.
This orange tabby from the Florida Keys recently received a life-saving blood transfusion from a canine, KeysNet.com reports. The rare procedure is known as a xenotransfusion.
Originally posted 10/03/2014 02:00PM
Acer is a miniature horse with big dreams – of being a dog.
The 3-year-old is 22-in. tall and happily roams around owner Maureen O'Sullivan's house and miniature horse farm in Essex, England, according to the U.K.'s Mirror.
"I think he's one in a million, this little horse," said O'Sullivan. "I've never seen anything like him."
Originally posted 10/02/2014 09:40AM
A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog – and lasers.
They all came together in teenager Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait, which ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne.
The 16-year-old had originally wanted his senior yearbook portrait to show him holding his cat, with lasers in the background. He posted the photo on the Internet, and it went viral.
Originally posted 09/19/2014 01:15PM
It isn't easy being green.
Just ask this cat, who has undergone a complete transformation into a mystical green dragon in Russia.
Ekaterina Aidimirova is also the owner of a dog who has been fashioned into a bumblebee by the same groomer, Daria Gotz. She tells LiveLeak.com she decided to change her pup's look because she was dog-tired of the pet's regular fur.
Originally posted 09/17/2014 01:00PM
It's just a-maze-ing!
Over the course of 15 years, Greg Krueger has built nearly 100 yards of feline fun at the St. James, Minnesota, home he shares with his four cats – and it puts every cat tower and tree we've seen to shame.
There are tunnels, stairs, cat- and bird-shaped lookouts, comfy beds and more in Krueger's purr-fect pad, which CBS 4 Minnesota is calling a "feline amusement park."
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