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Cape Cod great white shark gives family a fright by snatching fish from line

Captain says encounter captured on video shot from fishing boat just left everyone in awe A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed it was a great white, as did Marc Costa, captain of the Orleans-based Columbia Sportfishing vessel involved. Costa said the boat was about three miles west of Great Island in Wellfleet when the shark made its move. The captain told the Cape Cod Times the encounter just left everyone in awe. One returned to waters off Cape Cod in recent years, thanks…

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Tigers kill Italian tamer as parliament mulls ban on circus animals

All eight of the circuss tigers were impounded by police after tamer Ettore Weber was mauled to death Four tigers have mauled to death their tamer in southern Italy, fuelling calls for a ban on the use of animals in circuses as parliament debates the issue. Police said the 61-year-old tamer, Ettore Weber, was attacked by the tigers on Thursday during a training session in Triggiano, a small town in the Puglia region. All the circuss eight tigers were impounded by the police, triggering protests from animal welfare associations. The…

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Rhino poacher killed by an elephant and then ‘devoured’ by lions

Police say the man entered the park with a group intending to shoot and kill rhinos A rhino poacher is believed to have been attacked by an elephant and then eaten by a pride of lions during an incident in South Africas Kruger national park. Police brigadier Leonard Hlathi said police received information that a group of men had gone into the park on 1 April in order to hunt rhino, when suddenly an elephant attacked and killed one of them. His accomplices claimed to have carried his body to…

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Cast of Cats film to be size of actual cats

Stars including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift will be shrunk via CGI and made hirsute using digital fur technology Ever since Tom Hoopers movie adaptation of Cats the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the puss prose of TS Eliot was Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift, be donning Lycra, heavy makeup and fluffy wigs in the style of the stage show? How method might they be going with their performances? How many parts on top of playing the traditionally male Deuteronomy would be gender-flipped? Some…

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Dude autotunes his cat miaowing and the results will make you shake with laughter

Madonna and Cher are no strangers to the odd bit of autotune. But, cats — yep, cats! — are admittedly a new one on us.  Joaquin Baldwin — a feature animation layout artist at Disney — tweeted that he autotuned his cat Elton because “he won’t shut up in the morning.”  The results will induce laughter so uncontrollable your belly will likely shake. I do, of course, speak from personal experience.  For those wondering how to achieve such great heights of hilarity, Baldwin used Voloco App to record Elton. “Free…

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These paintings are literally made with love

There is nothing quite as pure as watching animals try to eat cumbersome people food. Dogs and peanut butter, hamsters and crackers — it’s a match made in viral video heaven.  But our personal favorite physical manifestation of cuteness comes in the form of turtles trying to eat strawberries. Their mouths are just too small to wrap completely around the strawberry, and their bodies too slow to chow down on the fruit. Adorable. SEE ALSO: 2018: The Year Humans Called Animals Hot If you need to purify your internet browsing…

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It snowed in Seattle, and the dogs are loving it

Fluffy.Image: David Ryder / getty So it snowed in Seattle. Like, a lot. And wouldn’t you know it, the city’s canine residents can’t get enough.  An unusually powerful winter storm dropped over six inches on the Pacific Northwest city Feb. 9 — a “new daily record” according to the National Weather Service, which also happens to report that more snow is on the way. That hasn’t stopped Seattle’s dogs from making the most of the surprise snow day.  SEE ALSO: 8 winter pranks that’ll make you weep icicles And, thankfully…

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Jason Momoa struggled to find work after ‘Game of Thrones’

Daenerys Targaryen's dragons are in the spotlight.Image: hbo Sadly, Game of Thrones isn’t returning until April 2019, but if you’re in the mood for some show- related news to hold you over, we’ve got you covered. Brett Ratcliffe, a University of Nebraska entomologist and professor, decided to name three of his eight newly discovered beetle species after Game of Thrones characters. How fun! According to The Omaha World-Herald, Ratcliffe named the three species of beetles — each from the Gymnetis genus — after Daenerys Targaryen’s three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal, and…

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YouTuber shares a touching reunion with his cat who survived wildfire

YouTuber Hamish Patterson revealed in a heart wrenching new video on Sunday that his cat, Mike the mini puma, managed to survive the deadly California wildfire that ravaged Malibu. In the video, Patterson shows his home completely destroyed by the wildfires, mourning the devastation. View this post on Instagram

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An accidental cat picture got the U.S. Embassy in Australia to apologise

We’d never get you to say sorry for sending an adorable cat picture. But the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia has apologised on behalf of the Department of State who did just that, accidentally sending a test email featuring a photo of a cat dressed in a Cookie Monster costume. SEE ALSO: Snake crawls up on man’s windshield mid-drive because nightmares are real According to the Australian Associated Press, the photo was was titled “cat pajama-jam” and was sent within an email titled “meeting,” as part of a fake meeting…

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‘The horse knew me’: Liam Neeson and Russell Crowe on working with animal stars

He whinnied when he saw me, says Neeson as other actors claim horses theyve worked with recognised them from previous film sets In show business, the adage goes, never work with children or animals. But if you do have work with horses, apparently, theres a chance theyll remember you. Liam Neeson this week bemused audiences in New York and rallied other actors like Russell Crowe with his claim that a horse on the set of his latest movie recognised him because they had previously worked together. Neeson plays a travelling…

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Bear smashes its way out of a minivan in dramatic fashion

You have to hand it to this bear — it’s got a real flair for the dramatic. The bear smashed its way out of a minivan after getting trapped inside. Whether the bear was sleeping off a bender or simply trying out the suburban parent lifestyle isn’t known. But what is known is that the furry, burly animal somehow snuck into Nicole Minkin Lissenden’s minivan and got locked inside.  According to Lissenden, the van’s automatic locks didn’t work so her husband ran over to try to unlock the door manually,…

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Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Canine-human lookalikes photographed by Gerrard Gethings Gerrard Gethings says: Certain breeds would be essential because of their unique characteristics: Afghan hounds, poodles, pugs, bulldogs etc. I put out the word on social media and was inundated with dogs. I chose 10 of them and then set out to find their human counterpart. Fenella and Georgine, a Saluki Fenella and Georgine, a saluki The plan was to shoot the dogs, find the humans, style them, then have them behave or pose in a similar way. This process would be repeated until…

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