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Deadly snake spotted devouring huge lizard on Australian beach | Fox News

It’s not what you expect to see on a walk along the beach. But visitors to a popular Western Australian beach made a terrifying discovery after coming across a hungry snake making a meal of a massive lizard.

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Wounded tiger 'finds humans to ask for help' after being injured - Mirror Online

The 'alpha male predator' known as Tikhon appeared at a remote Russian border close to China and refused to leave despite warning shots being fired by guards

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WATCH: Bald Eagle Lands on Notre Dame Fan at the Cotton Bowl | Breitbart

In life and in sports, sometimes you're the pigeon and sometimes you're the statue. Or, as one unwitting Notre Dame fan found out, sometimes

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NC has seldom seen breed of squirrel that’s 2 feet tall | Charlotte Observer

The Carolina coast has a seldom seen breed of squirrel that is 2 feet tall and weighs as much as a chihuahua. A state camera trap program is capturing images of these fox squirrels in remote areas.

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After car hits Thai elephant, animal kills driver

BANGKOK (AP) — Police say a man was killed by a wild elephant after his speeding car hit the animal near a national park in northeastern Thailand. Police Lt. Col. Kemchat Paedkaew says the accident occurred at dusk Wednesday on a small road that has sig

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Leopard, hyena share a rare meal—before other cats cut in

A strategic truce and rare interactions between normally solitary creatures determine who will get the lion's share of the meal.

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Pets Improve Your Health in Pictures

Are you as happy as your dog or cat? WebMD's slideshow covers pet habits that could teach us a lesson in becoming happier and healthier.

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Nepal's Tiger Population Nearly Doubles in Last Decade

Better protections, including an increased number of anti-poaching rangers, has allowed populations of tigers to grow quickly.

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S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard to see anything out of the ordinary. "These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artific

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Snow leopard 'poses for selfies,' goes viral | Fox News

A snow leopard, high up in the mountains of China, discovered several cameras used to photographs of their surroundings. The snow leopard did what anyone would do upon discovering a camera - take a selfie.

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Wisconsin man naps with cats at animal sanctuary, goes viral | Fox News

A 75-year-old retired Spanish teacher in Green Bay, Wisconsin, made headlines this week after he was documented taking cat naps -- with actual cats.

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Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos

Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from FOXNews.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

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Texas woman shocked to find 'stubborn' hen sitting on massive snake in wild photo | Fox News

A hen in Hull, Texas was rather “clucky” when a massive snake decided to rest near the animal rather than make the chicken its next meal.

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Nile or Asian monitor lizard scaring Davie FL families | Miami Herald

A six-foot Nile or Asian monitor lizard has eluded trappers from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Martin County Trappers in the Davie family neighborhood of Zachary and Maria Lieberman.

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Farmers should 'smile' at their livestock to produce better meat

Farmers should try to look happy around their livestock to make sure the meat tastes better after slaughter, a new study suggests.

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No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy - The Irish News

A new study has found the first evidence that goats respond differently to happy and angry humans.

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How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves | News | The Guardian

The long read: Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult

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'Intelligent' crows to pick up litter at French theme park | French News | Expatica France

Six crows specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, its president said on Friday."The goal is not just to clear up, because... Read France latest and breaking news online.

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Massive python slithers up Australian man's home in shocking video | Fox News

A homeowner in Australia captured an unwanted surprised on camera, as a nearly 10-foot long python slithered its way up the side of his home.

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'World’s smallest horse' stands tall at 19 inches – and he’s called Gulliver  | Daily Mail Online

American Miniature horse Gulliver was the size of an average cat when he was born last year. Now measuring in at 19inchs, the tiny horse has been pictured playing with a dog in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Survey: Pet Owners Happier, Wealthier, More Fit Than Non-Owners - Study Finds

If you think pets are the pits, you may not be living to your potential. A new survey finds that people who own pets are happier, earn more money, and exercise more frequently than those who don't.

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Bear steals pizza from Tennessee restaurant customers dining on patio | Fox News

Carolyn Ball, a waitress at Howard’s Steakhouse in downtown Gatlinburg, said a young black bear cub came up from the creek for a free meal.

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The Lassie Effect: Study Looks at Empathy in Dogs | The Bark

Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really upset, would he actually go out of his way to offer help and comfort? Some not only will, a new study found, they’ll overcome obstacles to do it.

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New Jersey police rescue deer 'doing laps' in swimming pool | Fox News

Depending on how you look at it, they either rescued the deer or totally ruined its morning.

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Grieving mother orca falling behind family as she carries dead calf for a seventh day | The Seattle Times

Researchers are keeping vigil over the orca mother for a seventh day. Now she's falling behind her pod. "I am so terrified for her well-being," said researcher Deborah Giles. "She is a 20-year-old breeding-age female and we need her."

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Can Dogs Keep Kids from Getting Allergies?

Scientists believe the results say it’s likely that dogs make bacteria in the home and the body more diverse, and therefore help strengthen the immune system.

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How the Wolf Spider’s Diet May Help Keep the Arctic Cool | Smart News | Smithsonian

As temperatures rise, the spider dines differently, resulting in a cascade of effects in the Arctic

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'Shark in the cage!' Shaq pulled from water after predator wiggles through bars of enclosure | Fox News

Shaquille O'Neal couldn't escape a curious shark, as the predator wiggled its way through metal bars of a 12-foot-tall enclosure the NBA star was locked inside of.

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Dogs go out of their way to help upset owners, study shows

Dogs will make a speedy effort to comfort their owners if they think they are upset, a study has shown for the first time.

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Feds: Backyard chickens sicken people in 44 states - CBS News

The CDC warns that more than 200 have been stricken with salmonella linked to live chickens and ducks

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Shark shocker: 20-foot great white 'Deep Blue' caught on camera | Fox News

The great white shark known as Deep Blue is nearly 20 feet long and is thought to be the largest great white ever caught on film.

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Instagram model, 19, bitten by shark while taking photos in Bahamas | Fox News

An Instagram model said she’s fortunate to still have her arm after a nurse shark latched onto it and dragged her under water while the woman was swimming with a school of seemingly harmless sharks in the Bahamas last month.

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A mini horse was found on a Japanese rooftop three days after disappearing | Fox News

A miniature horse that went missing during Japan’s devastating floods last week has been found alive and stranded on a roof.

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Brown recluse, black widow and other dangerous spiders found in the US | Fox News

A look at some of the most venomous spiders found in the United States and what symptoms appear if you’re bitten.

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Antelope sends honey badger flying in epic fight | Fox News

An epic fight between an antelope and a honey badger has gone viral after pictures emerged of the antelope sending the honey badger flying.

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'It's a miracle': 81-year-old man survives attack from hundreds of bees | Fox News

An 81-year-old man in Texas is thankful to be alive after being stung by hundreds of bees.

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These are the 19 ways your dog is secretly communicating with you | Fox News

Scientists have discovered dogs use 19 signals dogs to try and communicate with their human pals.

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Out of control iguanas infesting South Florida - Sun Sentinel

Now that summer has arrived, invasive green iguanas, which have no natural predators, are multiplying like rabbits in South Florida, causing internet, phone and power outages, damaging landscaping, seawalls, roofs, patios and contaminating pools with poop

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Forest ranger almost strangled to death by python while posing for a selfie with it | Fox News

An Indian forest ranger was nearly strangled to death by a 90lbs python when he poses for a selfie with it moments in front of horrified villagers moments after capturing it.

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A Woman Rescued This Fox From A Fur Farm – Then Got Her A Buddy To Stop Her Feeling Alone

For one lucky fox in Poland, life wouldn’t begin and end on a fur farm. Instead, she’d be adopted by Polly Lushchynskaya, who didn’t stop her efforts at bringing the pup home – she also paired her new pet with an unexpected companion to ease the f

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Strange wolf-like animal killed in Montana puzzles wildlife officials | Fox News

A large wolf-like animal shot and killed in Montana has wildlife officials and social media wondering what it was, ABCFoxMontana reports.

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Eagle snatches fox holding rabbit in mouth in dramatic images | Fox News

Videos and photos captured a bald eagle attempting to snatch a rabbit from a young red fox as they battled it out 20 feet in the air in what a photographer called a “dramatic act of thievery.”

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UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security. "It is not possible to have food security if we don't have polli

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6 squirrels stuck in a jam after getting their tails tangled | Fox News

Six squirrels tied together at their tails were unknotted Monday by a Nebraska wildlife group after a man heard their screeching cries for help.

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Purebred dogs are helping us cure cancer | Popular Science

The idea of a dog helping to find a cure for cancer probably conjures images of golden retrievers sniffing blood samples and sitting dutifully in front of the cancerous specimen. But though their noses are valuable, there’s something much more useful hi

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World's oldest spider has died after wasp attack | Fox News

The world’s oldest spider has died at the age of 43 after being subdued by a parasitic wasp in the Australian oubback, the Independent reports.

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Tigers are legal in some Texas counties, but few are registered

By some estimates, a couple of thousand tigers live in Texas, many in backyards and most not registered with the state.

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Jaw-dropping nature photos from the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest | Daily Mail Online

They include amazing animal encounters and breathtaking landscapes from the Maldives to Alaska. The overall winner of the contest will receive $10,000.

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List of Plants Poisonous to Dogs | LoveToKnow

Every dog owner should have a list of plants poisonous to dogs in order to protect their canine companion from illness or death. There are literally [...]

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Ben Kilham, the American bear whisperer

Stripy and Jake are bear cubs fed by bottle, who frisk around happily. Meet the American bear whisperer, who lives in the woods of New Hampshire and whose life work is understanding black bears, winning him not just international stature but greater insi

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Mysterious Gatherings of Nearly 1,400 Sharks Spotted Off Northeast Coast | The Weather Channel

It's rare to see the animals in groups and researchers are trying to figure out what's been bringing them together.

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Bald eagle lands on Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton prior to start of national anthem | Fox News

Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton was visited by an unexpected guest during his warmup routine Thursday prior to his start against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

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Cecile Richards Pitches Adoption for Pets to Save Them from Death

Departing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards posted a tweet in support of adopting pets from a rescue shelter.

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Smile! Your dog’s brain will light up in response | Science | AAAS

Brain activity suggests that dogs really can read our emotions

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Sea mammals are huge for a reason | Science | AAAS

Study explores what makes sea lions and manatees much bigger than their terrestrial kin

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These are the best guard dogs, according to science | Science | AAAS

Three European and Asian breeds are better at guarding U.S. herds than local dogs

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How To Understand What Your Cat Is Trying To Say

Humans are lucky. We have complex verbal and physical languages that can get across pretty much any message that we feel we need to.