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This Sleeping Octopus Intensely Changing Colors Suggests It May Be Dreaming

A clip from PBS Nature’s upcoming episode, Octopus: Making Contact, captures incredible footage of a brilliant color-changing octopus in a deep sleep and possibly even dreaming. “Octopus: Making Contact“ premieres Wednesday, October 2nd at 8|7c on PBS. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sleeping-octopus-intensely-changing-colors-suggests-it-may-be-dreaming/

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Check Out the Incredible Head Stabilization of this Male Kestrel

Wildlife enthusiast Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) recently shared this fascinating clip of a Male kestrel hunting at South Stack Island in Angelesey, Wales. Despite the strong winds, the bird can be observed using its remarkable head stabilization and maintaining his focus on his prey. You can see the original tweet embedded below. Just look at that head stabilisation! Male kestrel hunting at South Stack, Anglesey yesterday. pic.twitter.com/z1KKrvPR8S — Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) June 6, 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/incredible-head-stabilization-of-male-kestrel-bird/

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Safari Guide is Way Too Chill About a Cheetah on the Roof

During a safari in the Serengeti, a family has an experience they’ll never forget as a cheetah hops onto the roof of their car and peeks at them through the open sunroof. The guide, unbothered by the whole thing, sees this as a great time to take a sweet selfie. Apparently, the two cheetahs had just finished hunting, killing and eating their prey—meaning the guide deduced they would not have any interest in them. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/safari-guide-way-too-chill-about-cheetah-on-roof/

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Pets Pranking Their Owners is the Most Wholesome Thing Ever

In an age of uncertainty, pets provide a beacon of hope and comfort. They make us laugh, they make us smile, and their unconditional love is like a cuddly blanket of security. Which is why pets trying to prank us, is easily the most wholesome thing ever. What did we do to deserve pets!   [Sources: @_TakivaBreanna on Twitter, OddlyGruntled on reddit] Exhibit A Exhibit B Gif Versions, Because Internet       Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/07/pets-pranking-their-owners/

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At 1/6000th of a Second, the Hairy Frogfish Has the Worlds Fastest Bite

The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it. From the Series: Great Blue Wild: Life in the Muck Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/hairy-frogfish-worlds-fastest-bite/

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Amateur Photographers Perfect Bald Eagle Reflection Photo Goes Viral

© Steve Biro When Canadian amateur photographer, Steve Biro, set out that morning to shoot his favourite subject, he already had the shot he wanted in mind. In an interview with CBC, he said he tried a year prior to get a similar shot with no success. After hundreds of photos taken that day at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Vittoria, Ontario, Biro stumbled across the perfect frame when going through the shots at home. Staring directly at his camera, the bald eagle squared up perfectly with both wings touching…

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A Rare Cat Born With Four Ears; Yoda His Name Is

A rare cat born with two extra ears (they are more like flaps) has recently resurfaced online after first garnering online attention over a decade ago. Owners, Valerie and Ted Rock, adopted the frisky feline back in 2006 and decided to name him Yoda, a nod to the famous Star Wars character and legendary Jedi. According to The Telegraph: Yoda’s extra ears – which are not thought to help him hear – are not attached to the base of his skull, with one placed slightly behind the other. They are…

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Beluga Whale Saves iPhone From Sea in Norway

Surreal footage of a beluga whale saving an iPhone from the sea in Norway has gone viral after being posted to Instagram and Reddit. Interestingly, the beluga was found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness and was ‘probably trained by the Russian Navy‘. While surprising to some, it is known that Russia and the United States have a fleet of trained dolphins for ‘military and naval purposes’. In the past dolphins have been used to locate mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor as well as…

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Lone Orangutan Tries to Fight Bulldozer Destroying Its Home

Footage released by International Animal Rescue shows harrowing footage of an orangutan trying to fight off a bulldozer destroying its habitat. As loggers smash the base of a tree in the Ketapang District of West Borneo, video shows one of the great apes perched in the tree’s canopy as it falls to the floor. Two members of IAR’s Orangutan Protection Unit try to dart and carry the animal to safety. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/orangutan-tries-to-fight-bulldozer/

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