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BBC: Giant Red Leech

(Gross) The upcoming BBC documentary Wonders of the Monsoon features a rare – and unsettling – footage of a 19.6″-long Giant Red Leech devouring an even larger earthworm. Both animals are endemic to Borneo. More here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Visarute Angkatavanich: Betta Fish

Visarute Angkatavanich takes close-up shots of Siamese fighting fish aka betta fish, which have a variety of scale colors and fin shapes. As Colossal said, Visarute’s photos are so clear it’s as if the fish are suspended in mid-air. Hat Tip Link Price: $50-$250 Continue Reading from the Source

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Mime Dog

YouTuber Daniel Wirtz shares this video of a dog who won’t enter its master’s house because it thinks the glass door is closed. So how do you open a door that’s already open? Wait for it… Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Lion Hug

While visiting Botswana’s Modisa Wildlife Project, adventurer JHawk Daily watched his friend Val say good morning to a young lion in the best possible way – with a huge hug. And yes, Val lived to see another day. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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The Squeaky Caterpillar

N’awwwwwww… When we first saw this clip of a caterpillar emitting the sound a squeaky toy might make, we figured it was a bit of internet fakery. But apparently there are caterpillars who can make these kind of sounds. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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​What Animal Tracks Mean For You

Big ones, small ones, cute ones and dangerous ones. The outdoors is full of animals, but often, the only way you’ll know they’re there is if you see the tracks they leave. Here’s how to identify them and use them to your advantage, even if you’re just a casual day hiker. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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FrogTV

YouTuber Joe Myers shares a video that would make Memorex proud. Watch as an army of frogs are captivated by a video of worms on a smartphone, so much so that some of them try to take a bite. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Sneak Attack

The cat on top of this table seems to have no idea that it’s being stalked by the curious kitty down on the floor. Well, we’re all in store for a rude awakening when he eventually decides to pop up and say hello. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Koala Argument

A tourist visiting Australia’s Great Otway National Park encountered a pair of Koalas in the midst of a heated discussion. Of course, the fight doesn’t seem so serious when the sound your mouth makes is that of a clown horn. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Who’s the Best Dog?

…Amelia the Brittany Spaniel, that’s who. Watch as she nonchalantly acknowledges her undisputed superiority. All that’s missing is a pair of pixelated shades lowering from the ceiling and onto her face. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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“Happy” Dog

YouTuber Madi McGlone shares this video of their Great Dane playing along with a canine version of If You’re Happy and You Know It. The rest of its body doesn’t seem to agree with its tail though. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Deep Sea Siphonophore

Caught on camera by Nautilus Live’s remote-controlled submarine Hercules, this… thing appears to be a siphonophore – a class of “animals” that isn’t actually a single being but a colony of highly integrated tiny organisms. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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This Custom Poop-Chute Dispenses Droppings for Lions to Play With

There’s a lion in the San Francisco Zoo that absolutely adores rhino dung: loves smelling it; loves rolling in it. A team of Stanford students found this out during a design-build course, and you know what they did? Those undergrads developed a custom three-pronged poop-chute for the lion lair. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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Tiny Hamster vs. Kobayashi

Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi takes on a new opponent – an adorable hamster – as they each try to gobble down as many hot dogs as possible. We’re thinking the hamster had an advantage because he didn’t soak his in water. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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