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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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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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Marine biologist says humpback whale saved her from tiger shark attack

A marine biologist, Nan Hauser, travels all over the world doing research as the president for the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation. This week she shared an encounter that happened in October in waters off the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Hauser, 63, had been on a routine dive searching for whales when she spotted the 25-ton humpback.

According to the Press Herald, the experienced diver knows not to touch or get too close to the whales, and had been shocked when on this particular dive, a whale actually swam up to her and gently nudged her with its head and covered her with its pectoral fin. As told to the news reporter of the Herald, Hauser admitted had someone told her this story, she likely would not have believed it happened.

“His eye was so wide, I was just waiting to get whacked,” Hauser recalled as she just stayed still and waited for the whale’s next move. “But it was clear it was trying to communicate something.”

As Hauser’s companion continued to video the strange encounter, the next ten minutes were crucial for Hauser’s survival, or so she thought. When close enough to the research boat, she was able to return to safety. The story, however wasn’t over. Within moments, Hauser understood what the “dance” had been about; a 15-foot tiger shark had been watching the diver and possibly planning an attack. The whale had protected her.

Although it obviously can’t be proven the whale was looking after her welfare, it has been documented that whales often protect seals from predators. Could the whale have been the research scientist’s special angel around at the right time keeping her safe? We do know there is a scientist who believes this – how about you?

(Videos and photos via screenshot and YouTube Portland Press Herald)

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Pig hunter Natalie Cepeniuk defends ‘deep-throating’ baby kangaroo

Pig hunter Natalie Cepeniuk, who became a reality internet personality in Australia after becoming one of the girlfriends of Farmer Wants A Wife Lachlan McAleer, has created a social media uproar after posting a photo of her swallowing a beheaded, baby kangaroo.

The disturbing photo showed Cepeniuk wearing a bloody shirt swallowing the decapitated “joey” and including the following message along with the picture:

“I may have deep-throated a joey’s neck.”

With that Cepeniuk posted laughing and beer emojis.

According to the West Australian News, the photo was forwarded to authorities and wildlife supporters who have openely expressed disgust and condemnation on Cepeniuk’s Facebook page. An investigation by the RSPCA NSW  began, however it didn’t take long before Cepeniuk defiantly responded:

“…hit a few nerves with a few greenies and haters.”

She later explained the mother kangaroo had jumped in front of her vehicle, and that she “humanely put it out of its misery.” Claiming she did not shoot the mother, she claims to love animals but considers herself a “realist” and stated the baby joey had been mangled, and it would have been cruel to keep it alive. She says she has “guts of steel” and the photo had been part of a dare which was not worth “the carry on.”

“How is it animal cruelty if the joey was dead?” Cepeniuk asked. “Unlike all you sour c*** I like to make light of bad situations which is exactly what I did. Go and have a cry to someone else, cause I really couldn’t give a s***.”

The Department of Environment and Energy for the Australian government states injured female kangaroos must be examined for a joey, and the pouch young should be killed:

“Decapitation with a sharp instrument in very small hairless young or a properly executed heavy blow to destroy the brain in larger young are effective means of causing sudden and painless death,” the law states.

Some people just have bad taste.

(Photos of pig hunter swallowing joey via Facebook.)

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Man stops to rescue wild bunny from Ventura fire caught on camera

In Ventura County, California, a Good Samaritan saved a wild bunny from the quick spreading wildfires; the rescue was caught on camera.

A man, dressed only in shorts and a hoodie, is seen running over to chase down a wild rabbit on the side of Highway 1, but the man isn’t quick enough, and the frightened bunny runs into the thick brush. The man can be seen clutching his head and jumping up and down, trying to figure out how to save the defenseless little bunny. The animal lover, however had no intentions of giving up, and he moves closer and is finally able to scoop up his floppy eared friend – cuddling the furry little one in his arms and carrying it to safety.

The entire rescue, as the unidentified man risked his own life to save the rabbit, was caught on video by a news reporter. He declined to be interviewed.

It was a Twitter user who said the video restored her  “faith in humanity.”

“We don’t know who this man is, but it doesn’t matter,” stated another Twitter user. “Whoever he is, he has been added to the ranks of heroes who have risen from tragedy with their small acts of compassion.”

So far the fire has destroyed more than 90,000 acres with more than 50,000 homes having been evacuated.  The fires have been burning since Monday night and continues to be fueled by prevailing winds.

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Hikers poke injured wild boar with sticks pushing it to its death off a cliff

A group of hikers came across an injured wild boar and taunted the animal with sticks before pushing it off a cliff on the side of a mountain in Spain this week. The disturbing incident had been videoed along a popular hiking path on “Cares Trail” located in the Picos de Europa mountain range.

According to the Daily Mail,  the seven men surrounded the injured animal and continued to poke it with sticks until they forced it off the cliff to its death. One of the hiker’s could be heard encouraging his friends to prod it more as the terrified animal inched closer to the ledge of the mountain. And as the animal fell to its cruel death, that same voice could be heard shouting “that’s it” as if congratulating each other for an evil deed well done.

The Civil Guard’s Nature Protection Services has asked the public for help identifying these men. In a recent tweet, they posted:

“Do you know the people who pushed a wild board off a mountain in the Picos de Europa National Park. Made sure it doesn’t go unpunished.”

It will be difficult to determine who the men are, but the public is so disturbed by the apparent cruelty, an all out attempt to bring these men to justice continues to gain interest. Animal welfare organizations have come out against the hikers, but stated the men would most likely only face a fine if arrested. Sadly, the Spanish Penal Code has no animal cruelty protections for wild animals.

Fernando Nava, a local Cabrales town hall official said:

‘The images are really cruel. What they did was barbaric. We will try to find those responsible so they pay for what they did, because this is a crime and savage and killer behavior.”

Reactions to the video on social media were strong with readers condemning the cruelty as the footage was shared by hundreds of thousands of people:

“I’m more certain every day that we have to disappear so the world can become a better place. Us human beings are a scourge.”

And one more comment by a reader named Marta reflected the thoughts of many:

“I would put these men on the edge and let them fall, but I would hit them on the head before they went over to make sure they didn’t get us again.”

Rest in peace poor animal. “Oh what fools these mortals be.”

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Bald eagle spotted eating a black cat on busy city sidewalk

In Norfolk, Virginia a bald eagle was spotted on Tuesday  eating a black cat on a busy sidewalk along Monticello Avenue. Joshua Phelps posted several photos and two videos on his Facebook page of the seemingly made for a scary movie Halloween scene.

“Pull over on the side of Granby Street couldn’t believe what I was seeing bald eagle eating a cat,” Joshua wrote.

According to Joshua’s timeline, the eagle was spotted at 2:33 in front of Advance Auto Parts. The eagle seemed unfazed by pedestrians in the area, although everyone kept their distance and were equally sure he was keeping a close eye on the pedestrian traffic. No one interrupted him while he picked the skin and bones apart of the dead cat for the next 45 minutes. According to the PilotOnline, the store manager Bobby Rafalski did say the first call to his store on Wednesday morning was a crying woman who had been looking for her missing black cat.

“There’s a lot of cats around here. I just tried to reassure her that it probably wasn’t hers,” he said.

 

The eagle was described as more than two feet long from head to tail and stood around a foot and a half tall. No one shared any information as to the cat’s death. Was he hit be a car and the eagle dragged his body off for lunch or had the eagle swooped down and killed it? Cat owners are urged to keep their pets indoors.

The photos and videos have been shared more than 17,000 times. Photos and videos of bald eagle via Facebook and Joshua Phelps.

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Alaska man wakes up to family of eight Lynx playing on his porch

In Anchorage, Alaska, photographer Tim Newton woke up to a noisy party on his front porch last week. And there they were; a family of eight Lynx playing on the deck – momma kitty with her seven little ones. On Newton’s Facebook, he posted many of the delightful photos and described his experience:

“Tim was awakened by noises on our deck last week – and looked outside. In astonishment, he grabbed his camera.. and can you believe it? Mama Lynx and her SEVEN kits!! She called to them and they all lined up right outside in front of where he was standing (he was inside the screen door!) Amazing ALASKA WILD LIFE!!! (They proceeded to run and play on our deck, and then in our yard!)”

It had been on September 19 when the family gathered on Tim’s neck. They had been running back and forth in playful kitty antics when Tim heard the strange noises. Pulling back the curtains, Tim originally thought the visitor he first spotted had been a domestic cat, but as the youngsters played, he noticed the long tufts on their ears and their huge paws.

What could be cuter than the litter of kits frolicking in the early morning hours – mom watching over her babies very carefully, but enjoying their carefree antics? In a few minutes the family disappeared towards the northern side of the home. It was then Tim heard the mother’s distinctive Lynx meow. Apparently she had been calling the kittens, and as  the tall grass moved, tiny camouflaged little ones ran towards their mom.

Clicking away with his camera, Tim could hardly believe his luck. One click did alert the mom, who momentarily checked the photographer out from behind the screen door, but no worries there, and the kittens turned the deck back into their playground. It had been an incredible 40 minutes of having a close encounter with one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creatures just enjoying being free.

 

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Majestic white giraffes spotted and captured on video

In Kenya, a pair of rare white giraffes were spotted and their majestic movements have been captured on video. The giraffes, a mom and her baby, have white skin because of a genetic condition known as lueucism which prevents pigmentation in the skin cells – causing the skin to turn pale and white.

According to the Wild Nature Institute, another rare and beautiful calf lives in Tarangire National Park and recent reports have confirmed she is doing well. The latest report states these two were seen walking around the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservatory, and the mother giraffe appears to recognize she is being filmed and looks directly into the camera.

The Hirola Conservancy, said this was the first time the white giraffes had been spotted by rangers and villagers alike.

“The mother kept pacing back and forth a few yards in front of us while signalling the baby giraffe to hide behind the bushes,” the blog read.

This is the first time the beautiful animals are believed to have ever been caught on video. 

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(Photos and video screenshots of white giraffes courtesy of Hirola Conservancy)

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Mystery of Bengal tiger roaming near Atlanta shot and killed solved

Authorities have solved the mystery of a Bengal tiger found roaming in metro Atlanta on Wednesday. The animal had quietly slipped out of her enclosure while he was being transported – sadly police shot her dead after she attacked a dog.

According to Nola, area residents had made multiple 911 calls to police after spotting the wild animal. Captain Joey Smith of the Henry County police, wondered how the tiger wandered onto Interstate 75 in the metro area. Field Entertainment, which had been contracted to move the tiger, stated it had no idea how Suzy escaped as she was being transported from Tampa, Florida to Memphis, Tennessee.

Six-year-old Suzy had been in transport when the driver made a stop in Georgia overnight. The company didn’t realize the tiger was missing until the truck arrived in Tennessee and Suzy was not in her enclosure. Personnel notified the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The cat was to be flown to Germany to be part of another circus.

As Suzy jumped over a fence and attacked a dog, authorities shot her:

“When the tiger became aggressive toward pets in the area, it was deemed necessary for public safety to put it down, and it was done quickly and humanely,” Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark McKinnon stated.

The dog attacked by Suzy is fine except for a few minor scratches. Tragically, the tiger had been raised from by her owner since a cub; the owner from Feld Entertainment was devastated. Surely someone could have considered tranquilizing her instead of killing this magnificent animal.

(Photo of Bengal tiger via Henry County Police Department)

Rest in peace Suzy.

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