Video shows coyote attacking dog in suburban Illinois backyard

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A suburban Illinois couple have a warning for fellow pet owners after their dog was attacked by a coyote in their own backyard. It happened so fast: just moments after Boozer stepped outside, a coyote rushed in and circled the cairn terrier briefly before rushing in and clamping down on his head, dragging the 14-pound dog around the yard. The couple’s home surveillance camera captured the attack as the coyote dragged the dog around, until Barnaby Dinges’ wife ran […]

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Three charged in video of shark being cruelly dragged behind boat

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after a video surfaced in July showing a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat, Florida wildlife officials announced Tuesday. The suspects, 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Lee Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz, all face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty after turning themselves in Tuesday. Benac and Wenzel face an additional misdemeanor charge of illegal take. Shark-dragging video case results in three arrests https://t.co/QNDSzFRcTD @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/Po8qUhuIHw […]

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Man celebrated for rescuing rabbit from fire now faces backlash

LOS ANGELES – A man caught on video rescuing a small rabbit from a blazing wildfire in California was hailed as a hero Thursday — but not by everybody, including experts who say it’s debatable whether the rabbit even needed saving in the first place. Torie Bosch at Slate says risking the flames to grab the bunny was “a stupid thing to do” and sharing the man’s story, possibly inspiring others to similar acts of animal rescue, is “irresponsible.” Tosch […]

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Heartbreaking video shows emaciated polar bear struggling to survive

A heartbreaking video of an emaciated polar bear is going viral online. The video, shot by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen, was taken in Canada inside the Arctic Circle. It shows the starving bear struggling to walk, scavenging for anything to eat. Nicklen said he didn’t want the bear to die in vain. In the days since he posted the footage, Nicklen said he’s been asked why he didn’t intervene. “Of course, that crossed my mind,” Nicklen told National Geographic. […]

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Coyote attacks 3-year-old on front porch

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Families in a Washington State community have noticed an uptick in coyote sightings lately. Within a 24-hour span, the city of Snoqualmie received seven reports of coyotes in the area—including an attack on a 3-year-old girl while she was on her porch, according to KCPQ. Douglas Lucas says his daughter was attacked by a coyote who came up to the front porch of their home and pounced on the child on Thursday.   “It bite me,” said three-year-old Sophia about her […]

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Who’s smarter? Canines or felines? Science has the answer!

DALLAS- This is it! Dogs vs. cats-the true battle of the brains! “You know, before I read the study, I would say for sure that cats probably had more of the street smarts than dogs,” said Maura Davies of the SPCA. “But even before I looked at the study, I had my doubts.” Vanderbilt University examined cortical neurons and suggested dogs have bark and brains. The study showed that dogs have about 530 million of these neurons, while cats carry about […]

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