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Raccoon Attacks Baby: Charlotte Ponce Gets New Ear After Attack

Charlotte Ponce was 3-months old when she was attacked by a pet raccoon while laying in her crib. The raccoon destroyed her right ear, nose and part of her cheek. The children were taken into protective custody after the accident. Her great-aunt and uncle, Sharon and Tim Ponce from Spring Lake, Michigan heard the horrific news on the TV news and stepped in to adopt Charlotte and her older brother... 

Rare Sighting of a Giant Oarfish Along Mexican Coastline

A giant Oarfish was caught on video while a group of tourists were kayaking in the coastal waters of Baja, Mexico. The video shows two giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) swimming near a beach in shallow water trying to beach themselves. “It was one of the most stunningly beautiful fish I’ve ever seen,” says Tim Binder, vice president of collection and planning for the Shedd Aquarium,... 

Videos of Bison Fleeing Yellowstone have People Questioning Volcano Eruption

Viral videos of Bison fleeing Yellowstone National Park have rumors swirling that the super-volcano located under the park would be erupting soon. Yellowstone National Park dismissed those rumors on Friday about the super-volcano erupting soon. Amy Bartlett said the bison were simply running deeper into the park. “It was a spring-like day and they were frisky. Contrary to online reports, it’s... 

Cat Attacks Baby and Forces Family to Call 911 While Trapped in Bedroom

An Oregon family had to call 911 after their 22-pound black-and-white Himalayan cat attacked the 7-month old and then “went over the edge.” The family locked themselves in their bedroom along with their baby and family dog. Owner Lee Palmer told dispatchers the 4-year-old male cat “has a history of violence,” and had scratched his 7-month old son in the forehead. “I kicked... 

Poisoned Meatballs Killing Dogs in San Francisco

Pet owners are being advised to be on alert for poisonous meatballs in the San Francisco Twin Peak area. Twenty-one poisonous meatballs intended to kill dogs were found hidden in bushes and shrubs in the area of Crestline and Parkridge drives in the city’s Twin Peaks neighborhood Saturday morning, Animal Care & Control Volunteer Coordinator Deb Campbell said. After a resident called Animal Care... 

Reward Offered for 3 Sea Otters Found Dead in California

California authorities are offering a $21,000 reward for information that could lead to the person or persons responsible for fatally shooting three sea otters last year. The three sea otters were all found dead last fall on a Monterey Peninsula beach, according to federal wildlife authorities who announced the reward on Friday. An endangered species that was hunted nearly to extinction during the... 

Cat Bites Are Dangerous and Can Cause Infections that Lead to Hospitalization

Being scratched by your cat during rough housing is bad enough, but being bit and having to go to the hospital because of infection is serious. A Mayo Clinic research published in the February issue of Journal of Hand Surgery found that cat bites can be very serious and lead to one in three people being hospitalized after being bitten. For the study “Cat Bite Infections of the Hand: Assessment... 

Can Crocodiles Climb Trees? Research Says, Yes

As if spotting a crocodile in the water or on land wasn’t enough, new research revealed some species of crocodiles can climb trees. Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and his colleagues watched crocodile species on three continents and analyzed earlier research. They discovered that four species of crocodiles climbed trees. Researchers documented... 

Battle of the Bowls: Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet or Kitten Bowl on Hallmark

If you’re not interested in watching the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos today at 5:30 PM CST on Fox, there are other program options on different channels. The Puppy Bowl is back for the 10th year on Animal Planet. Animal Planet says, “Puppy Bowl returns for its tenth consecutive year with an all-star, all-adorable cast that’s ready to mix it up on... 

Frogs Mating Call Also Attracts Bats

The frog’s love language not only attracts it’s mate, but also predators. The tiny brown tungara frog, found in Central and South America, seeks out females by perching in a shallow pond and making a mating call. A large vocal sac under his mouth inflates and deflates as he calls, causing ripples in the water. “They produce two kinds of calls—a simple one, and a complex one,”... 
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