Joey, The Indoor Pet Squirrel, Guards Home Against Burglary.

Joey, The Indoor Pet Squirrel, Guards Home Against Burglary.

Animals, Cutesy Animals
This Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 image from video provided by KIVI-TV shows an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey in Meridian, Idaho. Police said the squirrel has thwarted a burglary attempt. The Meridian Police Department said a juvenile entered the home last week and told police after later being arrested that the squirrel attacked him when he tried to break into a gun safe. (KIVI-TV via AP) MERIDIAN, Idaho — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel's attack "scared him, obviously, because he wasn't expecting to have, you know, a squirrel come flying out of nowhere at him," said Officer Ashley Turner of the polic
20 Sneaky Cat Burglars Who Got Caught In The Act

20 Sneaky Cat Burglars Who Got Caught In The Act

Animals
One sugar-loving cat was caught red-pawed trying to sneak a cinnamon roll, and the photos tell the tail of the thieving tabby. Sophia Lindner snapped the purr-petrator — her sneaky 6-year-old cat, Percy — reaching for the rolls her family traditionally makes on Christmas morning, in hilarious photos. She captioned the photos, shared on Twitter, "merry Christmas here's my cat getting busted for taking a cinnamon roll 2 seconds after we told him no." The photos have been re-tweeted more than 140,000 times. Lindner, a 19-year-old student from Ardmore, Pennsylvania, told ABC News that Percy looked as if he was up to no good when she grabbed her phone to capture the moment. "My mom had put [the rolls] on this TV table, and I could see him eyeing them from underneath," the University of
This Is What Happens When A Wild Wolf Approaches A Pet Dog.

This Is What Happens When A Wild Wolf Approaches A Pet Dog.

Animals
Wolves are some of the most beautiful creatures on Earth. They’re strong and intelligent animals that move in packs and are fiercely loyal to their companions. It’s hard to find a more fascinating creature. But everyone knows they are dangerous predators that should be avoided whenever possible — for their protection and ours. It’s just the respectful and safe thing to do. But in 2004, Alaskan wildlife photographer Nick Jans and his dog Dakotah crossed paths with one of these animals outside their Juneau home… and sparked a chain of events that would change their lives forever. Nick Jans was sitting on his back porch with his dog, when a wild wolf emerged from the forest. Without warning, and before he could do anything, his dog ran out to meet the strange animal.   Mor
Cats Wearing Tights Is The Greatest (Or Worst) Thing To Ever Happen

Cats Wearing Tights Is The Greatest (Or Worst) Thing To Ever Happen

Cat News
Every so often, something comes along that stirs a unique blend of amusement and unease, a feeling no single word is really capable of describing. "This is one of those things". The internet loves watching cat videos and looking at cat pictures, but just when you thought there was nowhere left for our feline friends to go, one Swedish woman started dressing up her cat in tights, and the results were internet-breathtakingly hilarious. Katja Wulff shared her puss-in-tights pictures on her blog Meowtfit of the Day and in the process launched a whole new – and slightly weird – trend that inspired other cat owners to play dress-up too. (more…)
Burger King admits to using HORSE MEAT in their burgers and whoppers!

Burger King admits to using HORSE MEAT in their burgers and whoppers!

Animals In Need
After weeks of uncertainty and growing scrutiny, Burger King has finally admitted to using burgers and Whoppers containing equine meat. Burger King has been strongly denying all accusations and has repeatedly given assurances the claims have no basis. But in a spectacular U-turn, the fast food chain has admitted that the tests were incorrect and issued an apology to its customers. Burger King revealed that the horse meat burgers were producted by processing company called Silvercrest, based in Ireland and part of the ABF Foods Group. The same company is believed to have supplied equine meat to Tesco, Asda and the Co-op. The company is said to have using banned ingredients for a year.  A statement by Burger King reads as follows: ‘We have determined that Silvercrest has been us
Poachers Kill Rhino For His Horn At French Zoo

Poachers Kill Rhino For His Horn At French Zoo

Animals, Animals In Need, Wild Animals
A rhino has been shot dead by poachers at a zoo in France in what is believed to be the first such incident in Europe. Keepers found Vince, a four-year-old white rhino, in his enclosure at Thoiry Zoo on Tuesday morning. One of his horns had been hacked off with a chainsaw, police said. The African rhino's horn commands high prices on the black market, with about 100 killed every month in the wild. However, this is thought to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a European zoo. Vince was shot three times in the head after poachers forced their way into the zoo overnight. They then took the horn - a kilo of which could fetch as much as $60,000 (£49,300). But the poachers appear to have been disturbed as his second - partially sawn - horn was left behi
Why Does My Cat… Always Like to Curl Up in Small Places?

Why Does My Cat… Always Like to Curl Up in Small Places?

Cat News, Cutesy Animals
This propensity among domestic cats is most likely an instinctive behavior that is hardwired in their brains. We often think of our cats as accomplished predators of small prey, like birds and mice, but it’s important to realize that they themselves are often prey to larger predators, such as coyotes, foxes, eagles, hawks, owls, etc. As such, a cat who is curled up is protecting the softer, more vulnerable part of his body — the abdomen. There are a lot of vital organs in the abdomen, and an injury in that area can be detrimental and even fatal to the cat. Also, sleeping with the limbs close together and in a more compact position makes it easier and quicker for the cat to get his legs underneath him in order to either run away or attack. When an animal is lying on his side, it ta
Huge Dogs and Their Tiny Owners Bring Big Smiles In New Book.

Huge Dogs and Their Tiny Owners Bring Big Smiles In New Book.

Animals
Could anything be cuter than a little kid with a smile of pure joy on their face? What about that same little kid next to a giant cuddly dog? Now that's cutesy stuff! Little Kids and Their Big Dogs from Revodana Publishing That's the idea behind photographer Andy Seliverstoff's new book "Little Kids and Their Big Dogs."  The St. Petersburg, Russia-based artist was inspired to capture these massive pooches and their pint-size owners, and the results are nothing short of magical. Check out a selection of photos from the book and just try not to smile! Andy Seliverstoff / Little Kids and Their Big Dogs from Revodana Publishing This precious moment with Alice and her Great Dane Sean sparked Seliverstoff's "Little Kids and Their Big Dogs" project. We can see why! Andy Seliverstof