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Hair-raising Hong Kong Crab Spider Looks Like A Walking Human Head!

A weird “human-headed” Goldenrod Crab Spider captured on a viral video from Hong Kong has evoked comparisons with the 1958 sci-fi classic “The Fly”, John Carpenter's 1986 thriller “The Thing,” and the golden-bodied Skulltula spiders from The Legend of Zelda games.

The Lion And The Labradoodle

This last week you had to be living under a rock not to have heard of the lion scare in Norfolk, Virginia. It happened not far from the zoo, which added to the confusion. Charles, a very hairy labradoodle, was just out of the groomers and was just taking a quick run down the street, and that sparked a number of 911 calls reporting a small lion on the loose.

Training, Competing, & Camping With The Dog Scouts Of America

You may never have heard of them, but they're in 22 states in the U.S. and there's one in Canada and one in Puerto Rico... chapters of the Dog Scouts of America (DSA).  And they don't sell cookies!

Chinese Stray Cat Rubs Paws To Keep Warm

Cold paws, warm heart? A video of a cat in Nanjing that appears to be rubbing its paws together on a chilly morning has touched the hearts of Chinese netizens, going viral to the tune of 410,000 views per day.

Rare Singing Dog Found To Still Exist In New Guinea

The elusive and shy New Guinea singing dog has not been seen outside of captivity in more than 23 years -- until recently. The canine, which is related to the Australian dingo and named for the coyote-style howling it does, was feared extinct in the wild. Only about 200 of the dogs remain on display in zoos or in homes as pets.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Might Not Be Fiction After All

Jules Verne might have been onto something when he wrote his classic science fiction novel titled, "Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers" or "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" in 1870. That mysterious sea monster might have been the ancestor of the living giant squid captured for the first time on film in its natural habitat.

Missing Boy Saved By Dogs

Last Friday Ryan Smith came home to every parent's nightmare. His son Riley was missing. Earlier that afternoon his son, six-year-old Riley, had chased the new puppy he had received for Christmas into the woods behind their home and disappeared. A few hours later hundreds of volunteer showed up on the Smith family doorstep to help search for the boy.

Mule Deer Rescued From Ice-Covered Lake

On Thursday morning a large mule deer wandered onto a lake in Golden, Colorado not far from the Coors brewery. The deer had gone through the ice and could not get himself out.  At first Coors sent out a boat and a winch to see if they could get the animal out of the lake. Colorado Parks and Wildlife showed up and took over the operation.

Long-Beaked Echidna May Not Be Extinct In Australia

A new study suggests that the critically endangered long-beaked echidna, which was thought to be extinct in Australia since the end of the last ice age, may still be alive. It has long been believed that the only remaining long-beaked echidnas were to be found on the island of New Guinea.

Wild Dogs Rounded Up In Mexico City

On Monday authorities in Mexico City confirmed that wild or feral dogs running loose in a park on the edge of the city have killed four people. The Cerro de la Estrella, a partially wooded, hilltop park is surrounded by a district of the city's poor. On December 29, 2012, the bodies of a 26 year-old woman and a 1-year-old child were found mauled in the park. On January 4, 2013, visitors to the park found two more bodies there.