Rosie Kemp, a resident of Nassau, Bahamas, discovered a baby raccoon that had fallen out of a tree with the mother was nowhere to be found. So, instead of just leaving it there, Kemp and her daughter Laura Young decided to adopt the tiny animal and named her "Pumpkin". According to Young, "She instantly bonded with us and our two rescue dogs and follows me and our two dogs everywhere we go. She now thinks she is a dog...she is able to play and be rough with them and she respects them when they have had enough." Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Farmer James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post at first, caked with mud. It was actually a part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago. Researchers from the University of Michigan used an excavator to recover 20% of the animal's skeleton this week in Washtenaw County's Lima Township. Aside from the pelvis, they also found the skull and two tusks, along with numerous vertebrae, ribs and both shoulder blades. Continue reading to watch the raw un-edited video footage of the dig and more pictures.
When it comes to photography, whether landscape, architecture or wildlife, it's more important to be at the right place and time, rather than having the most expensive equipment. For example, in the shot above, two cats just happened to be going in and out of wall slots, giving the appearance of a multi-colored feline. Other examples include: television characters reacting to cats walking by and just a statue-perfect pose. Continue reading to see them all.
Two photographs and a video showing what appear to be a massive snake are currently going viral on the internet. The beast in question is purportedly 700-pounds, 25 to 30-feet long, found in the Proctor, North Carolina area, and was accidentally killed by an excavation machine, before being pulled onto a truck. Continue reading for another picture.
Whether it be working, gaming, or even brushing your teeth, cat owners know that their pets really don't care about personal space, and will sneak right up to make sure you never get things done. One the bright side, did you know that owning a cat can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third? Or, that a cat's cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive processing) has 300-million neurons, compared with a dog's 160 million? Continue reading for more pictures.
There are several internet famous dogs, cats, and now, hamsters. These photographers went the extra yard to show just why the internet needs more of them, especially playing mini arcade cabinets. In the wild, these small animals remain underground during the day to avoid being caught by predators, while feeding primarily on seeds, fruits, and vegetation. They have elongated cheek pouches extending to their shoulders in which they carry food back to their burrows. Continue reading for more.
Fisherman Hiroshi Hirasaka captured this massive wolffish off the island of Hokkaido, close to eastern Russia, and it might be the largest ever discovered. The species usual only grow to around 112 cm and weigh 15kg, but the one found lurking beneath the Pacific Ocean measured in at staggering 2-meters long, twice the normal size. Many people on social media are saying that this might have been caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
An ultra rare pink bottlenose dolphin known as "Pinky" was recently spotted at a Louisiana lake by Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service, who first photographed her in 2009. Its stunning pink coloration is thought to be caused by a genetic fault. "The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws. I have spotted it about 40 to 50 times in the time since the original sighting as it has apparently taken up residence with its family in the Calcasieu Ship Channel," said Rue. Continue reading for more pictures and additional information.
For those who hate all the maintenance required of a fish aquarium, the BEEcosystem is just for you. Simply put, it's a hexagonal cedar observational hive that's "small enough to be manageable in non traditional beekeeping spaces," but still capable of producing cut-comb honey, complete with a viewing window on the hive to enable you to see the bees at work. A red light filtering cover maintains the bees' natural cycles irrespective of the home's artificial lighting. There's also a transfer tube setup for sliding windows, so bees can leave or enter the hive as they please. "BEEcosystem works well for renters because it features a window exit unit that fits into practically any sliding window' There's a tube that the bees crawl through to get outside to fly, then they return through it to get back to the hive. You don't have to drill a hole in your wall; you just need to mount a bracket," according to co-founder Mike Zaengle. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Your dog may love all humans, but once you strap this muzzle on them, it transforms them into an intimidating werewolf-like creature. It's manufactured by a Russian company, and Marina Kurulyova recently became an internet hit after she posted a photo of her dog, a giant Schanutzer, wearing the muzzle. How much does it cost? Around $30 if the store (above) ships internationall. Continue reading for more pictures and information.