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Deputy shooting groundhog crossing roadway video goes viral

A deputy from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office shot a groundhog on Sunday afternoon in Eldersburg, Maryland, but not before a woman driving home from work captured the disturbing incident on video and shared it on social media.

“This just happened. And I’m soooo distraught!!!! Like I cannot believe I just witnessed this. If you’re not an animal lover, you won’t understand my pain… Liberty rd. Sykesville Police shooting Grundhogs in a head in broad daylight. Please share. I may be wrong and he might have been doing his job but all I kept thinking was what if my little niece and nephew were in the car with me seeing this..,” wrote Justyna Olkowska who then posted the video on her Facebook page which has been viewed 55,000 times.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office department spokesperson, Cpl. Jon Light, stated the deputy stopped when he observed a groundhog acting strangely in the roadway. The animal had not bitten or attacked anyone, and there was no way to tell if the animal had rabies.

“You see the groundhog coming after the officer. At this point in time, the animal was not acting as a normal animal would. It is within our policy to dispose of any animal that could pose a health threat,”Light stated.

When watching the video, the deputy can be seen walking towards the groundhog which just stays there. The deputy backs away into the next lane and the groundhog runs towards him. At that moment, the deputy points his gun, kneels down on one knee, takes aim and shoots the groundhog once. The groundhog rolls around in pain, and the deputy shoots the animal a second time killing it. The incident is under review..

Justyna originally thought the entire incident was going to have a happy resolution, and it had been the deputy who would have helped the little guy cross the road.

“I obviously did not think that would take this turn and was kind of shocked,” Justyna told the New York Daily News. “I am sure the officer did the best thing in this situation. It is not for me to judge.”

(Video and freezeshots via Facebook page of Justyna Olkowska)

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‘Half human, half animal’ 7 foot beast captured on video killing 2 dogs

A mysterious “half human, half animal” seven-foot beast was captured on video prowling along the streets of Santa Fe, Argentina attacking and killing two dogs. Photos continue to be circulated through social media after a YouTube channel, UFOmania uploaded it.

 

According to the Sun, local residents have described the creature as resembling a camel because of its small head and long neck.

“It blew my mind because it looked at us and turned and began moving just like a kangaroo,” one person commented on the video stating he had encountered a beast just like this one in 2005. “…it cleared the concrete wall easily and dropped at least 15 to 20 feet.”

The creature had been seen killing two dogs – a German shepherd and a pit bull. Viewers have a variety of opinions as to what exactly this creature could be.  One person in the Philippines called it an ASWANG – a man transforms into a monster dog.  Another viewer stated, “That is half human and half dog – look at its paws.” And still another viewer stated is was a werewolf; if it stood on its back legs it would be seven-foot tall.

Perhaps the most often cited creature name was one of the folklore, vampire type creature  known as a Chupacabra.

(Photo and video of half human, half animal via YouTube UFO Mania)

What do you think it is?

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Florida boy trapped inside of arcade claw machine for stuffed animal

In Melbourne, Florida, a spirited little boy became trapped inside of an arcade claw machine trying to retrieve a few stuffed animals and a football. According to the Titusville Fire  and Emergency Services, four-year-old Mason climbed into the game machine and by the end of the rescue mission, snagged the toys he had been determined to own.

So how did Mason get into the machine? The child crawled up through the machine’s small door where the prize would fall. An off-duty lieutenant from the Titusville Fire Department happened to have been eating dinner at the Beef ‘O’ Brady restaurant and noticed the child inside of the machine. He was quickly able to assess the situation and called for assistance.

“Engine 10 led by Lt. Abernathy, made short work of the situation. Driver Operator Lane and Firefighter George were able to get Mason out in short order with minimal damage to the game. We love a happy ending and are glad everything worked out. Mom, Mason and friends went back to eating dinner, E10 back to their station to await the next call. Pretty sure it won’t be the same as their last,” the department posted on their Facebook.

The entire rescue situation from the time the department was called until Mason was safely back eating dinner, took less than eight-minutes! The damage to the arcade machine was minor. Great job men – you are our heroes.

We know – the entire story begs us all to ask,

“Where were his parents?”

(Even though we all know it only takes a few seconds for children to find mischief)

(Photos courtesy of Titusville  Fire and Emergency Services)

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Ollolai, Italy selling homes for $1.25: Bring your pets

There are 200 historic stone homes for sale along the picturesque coast of the Mediterranean isle of Sardinia. In the quaint village of Ollolai, the population has decreased from 2,250 people to 1,300 with just a small population of new births, and the village’s mayor has a plan. Efisio Arbau is offering to sell homes for a $1.25 each.

“We boast prehistoric origins. My crusade is to rescue our unique traditions from falling into oblivion,” Arbau stated. “We need to bring our grandmas’ homes back from the grave. They’re picturesque old buildings made with Sardinia’s typical gray granite rock that grows on mountain peaks and shores.”

According to MsmNews, the homes are for sale and are in all stages of disrepair. It is estimated the homes would require about $25,000 each to renovate, and that is one of the requirements for purchasing one, however the buyer is given three years to do the work.

So what does Ollolai have to offer? Retired builder, Vito Casula purchased one of the two story homes and transformed it into an environmentally friendly structure, but still keeping the original design and furniture. He recommends the village to anyone who is “sick with too much stress and needs a break.”

“We live nearby and frequently visited Ollolai. Then one day my wife saw the ad in the newspaper. It was an opportunity,” says Casula. “This quiet town is frozen in time. It offers a peaceful, healthy life.”

In addition the village has access to sheep cheese, artisan baskets, delicacies produced in the region as well as traditional celebrations to give lots of reasons to dress up and dance.

So far three houses have been sold and there have been 100 additional requests from all over the world to purchase one of the homes. Time is quickly running out; a surge in interest has led to a deadline of February 7 being set for applications. After that, applications  will be assessed in order in which they were made.

And welcome to capitalism as a reality show featuring a Dutch family moving to Ollolai and restoring their home is expected to premier in May.

This isn’t the first time Italian towns  have run similar inducements including Montieri in Tuscany, Patricia in Lazio and Lecce de Marsi in Abruzzo. Bring your parents, bring your pets and who knows? Ollolai could be the place to live happily ever after once you brush up on your Italian.

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Young buck wanders into backyard to play with family dog

In Metamora, Michigan, a surprised resident captured on video a very unusual encounter with a young buck who wandered into their backyard to romp around with the family dog.

The person filming the precious moments stated the deer didn’t seem to have any fear of the dog or humans.

“The kids and I let the dogs out to play and saw this button buck coming around the corner. He came right up to us and let the kids pet him. He was out there for hours playing with the dog,” the homeowner stated.

Let’s hope the young buck smartens up and stays away from people when hunting season begins in Michigan at the beginning of October 2018.

(Video by Viral Hog)

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California man tries to kill spider with blowtorch but sets apartment on fire

A man from Redding, California, trying to kill a large wolf spider in his apartment with a small blowtorch, really messed up when he accidentally set his home on fire. According to Fox13News, the man set the spider on fire, but the flaming arachnid scurried away into the bedroom and hid inside  the mattress. It didn’t take long before the other items in the room caught fire. As the nearby curtains caught fire, the man tried his best to snuff out the flames.

The residents pulled out a garden hose to extinguish the fire and waited for the fire department to arrive. No one was injured, but the apartment was left heavily damaged.

The cost to kill a spider? Firefighters estimate the damage to the apartment at $14,000 even though the damage wasn’t a total loss. The residents have been forced to move out. Fortunately none of the neighboring apartments were damaged.

The fate of the spider remains unknown, but is believed to have perished in the flames.

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Video: Pack of dogs rip car apart trying to reach cat ‘hiding underneath’

What could motivate a pack of dogs to literally tear a car apart trying to reach a frightened cat hiding underneath the chassis of the vehicle? In a very puzzling situation caught on closed circuit television surveillance camera, a pack of wild dogs can be seen sniffing all around a white auto parked on a quiet residential street in Turkey.

According to the Daily Mail, the video footage was captured two years ago, but has recently garnered Internet attention with more than 27,000 views in one day. The action begins when suddenly nine dogs gather around the car, and frustrated they can’t reach the cat, begin to rip the auto apart using their teeth and paws. One dog is shown ripping the bumper off, making room for the dogs to climb inside the entrance to the engine. The other dogs join in as they continue searching for the cat.

Frustrated they haven’t tracked down their prey, the dogs pull away the car’s spoiler and then another dog rips off the other half of the bumper. In less than a minute, the dogs destroyed the car. The good news however – they never found the cat!

(Photos of dogs rip car apart and YouTube video Chan Michelle)

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Veterinarian melts our hearts as he croons Elvis song to frightened dog

And now for a veterinarian who will melt your heart with his kindness this Saturday morning. Meet Ross Henderson, a veterinarian at Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. Not only does Dr. Henderson fix broken bones, remove kidney stones and all those lousy things that happen to our dogs, he is also a part time singer who carries his guitar to the office and croons Elvis songs – just for some needed stress relief and relaxation.

The handsome veterinarian takes his patients’ emotional well-being very seriously. Often when the dogs are stressed, Dr. Henderson , who is 6’5″ tall will crawl into the biggest kennel he can find in the office and just sit with the dogs to help release their stress. Then there’s his other method of soothing the nervous pooches – yep; you’re right; he strums his guitar and sings them songs. When Ruby, one of the patient’s at the clinic seemed very nervous, Dr. Henderson sang an Elvis song. And as he sang “Can’t help falling in love,” Ruby relaxed, cuddled up on the good doctor’s lap and peacefully closed her eyes for a well deserved stress free snooze.

Don’t fret – there are plenty more songs; even original ones applicable to “doggy love.” What could be more perfect?

Go to Fox Hollow Animal Hospital’s Facebook page and follow some of the comments; guaranteed to make your heart smile too!

(Photos via  Fox Hollow Animal Hospital Facebook)

Katie Schwenger Lucky little girl …hope she feels better

Debi Grant Henderson
Debi Grant Henderson So so sweet, ” The Music Vet”. Great healing remedy. 

Julie Walker King
Julie Walker King Wow, just wow. Dr. Ross is my dog Wendy’s vet. Like this sweet dog, she’s lucky. I’m gunna let her listen to this!
Michele Zollo Omg they r both so cute love a man who is kind to animals

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Family’s pet dog undergoes sex change after born with male and female organs

A canine hermaphrodite has successfully undergone the rare operation of a sex change and has made a complete recovery. Molly, a Jack Russell terrier, was born with both female and male body organs. Shortly after Mary and Frank Finlay, from Glasgow, brought their puppy home, they began to notice some unusual habits whenever the dog would go outside to relieve herself. According to the Telegraph, not only would she squat to urinate, but at times she would also lift her leg. (now mind you she was thought to be a female puppy)

Concerned with Molly’s unusual behavior, the doting couple brought her to their vet, Ross Allan who discovered she was intersex, with elements of both male and female external genitalia. MRI scans and X-rays revealed her internal sexual organs were that of a male; she had testicles in the place of her ovaries within her abdomen.

Sadly, her condition had been causing her “significant” pain and abrasions – prompting the operation to improve the puppy’s quality of life.

“Her particular anatomy meant that whilst Molly appeared to be a female, closer examination revealed elements of both male and female external genitalia, and unfortunately this was leading to significant genital discomfort. If left untreated, this risked her developing a long-term and debilitating condition. We decided that the very best solution for Molly was to proceed with definitive surgery to create an anatomical situation which would avoid ongoing issues or discomfort.”

Molly’s surgeon removed her male parts and created an opening where her female genitalia would have been located. Her devoted family is ecstatic, and have not noticed any changes in the way their dog acts. Dr. Allan said Molly is now 18-months-old and acts like any other loving dog. Although quite rare, in most cases, hermaphrodites are just as loving and adorable.

(Photo screenshot of dog that underwent sex change via the Telegraph and family submitted photo)

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Video catches clever husky break out of his cage and free 2 other dogs too

It has been labeled the “great escape” at a veterinary office in the east China’s Jiangsu Province. when a clever husky used his teeth and tongue to open his locked cage, and then – yes there was more- freed two of his friends in their locked kennel cages. The closed circuit television video shows the dog using his teeth and then scampering over in the darkness to do the same to help the other dogs gain their freedom.Clever husky 2

According to the Daily Mail, the owner of the shop, Cao Sheng stated he had never seen anything like this before. The cage has a mechanism required to open the lock, and at times it is even confusing for humans, yet the pooch seemed to have figured it all out so quickly. In the seven years, Sheng had been using the kennel cages, there have never been any breakouts.

Wagging his tail at all times and seemingly quite confident he was going to succeed in happily padding out of the veterinarian’s office, the clever husky then started on the door of the room. Since it was password protected, and the fearless pooch hadn’t cracked the code, instead he tried to chew it down; scaring the cats who quietly watched their canine counterpart continue his pursuit of freedom.clever husky 3

So the question remains – did the husky free the other two larger dogs to aid and abet the escape?

“We call the Husky one of ‘the three stupid sled dogs,’ and it is the dumbest. Very few of them can open cages. The whole thing was totally unexpected,” stated Cao to the Daily Record.

As punishment, the “criminal” has been locked up in a sturdier cage that used to hold a fierce Tibetan Mastiff.

Photos of clever husky freezeshots via video and CGTN.

 

 

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