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Moose are tough.

This photograph of one from near Anchorage, Alaska has been floating around for a while. Various suggestions have been made, the most popular being that it survived bear attack, a tick infestation or a lightning strike!


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That looks like a lightning strike. Poor thing!
 

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We don't seem to have a thread on animal crime, so I'll put it here ...

This Ant Attempted the World's Tiniest Diamond Heist
A New York City gem dealer didn't need the long arm of the law to catch a recent would-be diamond thief — the bandit traveled only a few feet from the scene of the crime, and measured just a fraction of an inch in length.

The perpetrator of what is probably the world's tiniest diamond heist was an ant, and its daring caper took place in plain sight. Not only was the theft detected within moments; the ant's antics were captured in a videothat quickly went viral after it was posted to YouTube on Aug. 7.

In the video clip, piles of very small diamonds can be seen on a desk blotter. The camera zooms in and focuses on an unusual flurry of activity near a corner of the blotter, revealing an ant hurrying away with a diamond grasped firmly in its mandibles. At the very least, the determined insect deserves points for its confidence — the diamond appears to be nearly as big as the ant's own body....

For about 47 seconds, the camera follows the ant as it carries its glittering prize across the table. Sometimes the ant forges forward with the diamond, and sometimes the insect reverses direction and drags the diamond behind it. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/63383-ant-stealing-diamond.html

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FCI Dog dance World Championship 2016 – Freestyle final - Lusy Imbergerova and Deril (Italy)

 

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That looks like a lightning strike. Poor thing!
Many large forest fires occur in the northern boreal forest of Canada and Alaska. Don't here so much about them on the media due to the fact that these areas are very sparely inhabited. Perhaps the animal barely managed to get away form one.
 

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A man's hand is severely injured while trying to move - persuade a large alligator off the road. People's foolishness concerning large - dangerous animals can be incredible. This guy is lucky to get away with just a mutilated hand.

Crocodilians can move at speeds up to ~ 20 mph on land for short burst. Stay more than 20+ feet away and leave the these Frickin beast alone.

 

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Warning : Horny Dolphin!

A mayor on the north-west coast of France has ordered a halt to swimming and diving on local beaches because of potential risks from a rutting bottlenose dolphin.

For weeks the dolphin, nicknamed Zafar, has been entertaining children near the Breton city of Brest and swimming with bathers and kayakers.

But officials are worried the dolphin is seeking close contact with swimmers.

Mayor Roger Lars said a number of bathers had been scared.

"I issued this ban to protect people's security," said the mayor of Landévennec.

The 3m (10ft) dolphin had initially delighted locals, swimming with water sports enthusiasts in Brest harbour, but it had since moved south to his village of 300 people.

According to Le Telegramme website, the dolphin had not been aggressive but had rubbed up against boats and swimmers alike, even in shallow waters.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45319658
 

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