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Salpa Maggiore: Mysterious Translucent Fish Identified

New Zealand Salpa Maggiore

A Salpa Maggiore was spotted and caught off the coast of New Zealand. Stewart Fraser and his two sons were on a fishing trip when they found the bizarre creature floating in the water. Although it was shaped somewhat like a shrimp, it was almost completely transparent. Fraser said the fish “felt scaly and was… Read more »

Marijuana Poisoning In Pets On The Rise

Pets Marijuana

Marijuana poisoning in pets is on the rise and the trend has veterinarians concerned. Although marijuana is not generally dangerous for humans, it can cause serious illness or death in animals. Most pets are poisoned when they consume the substance. However, some pets may become ill from the secondhand smoke. According to the Animal Poison… Read more »

Blackie The Hippo Was Euthanized, Will PETA Freak Out?

Blackie The Hippo Was Euthanized, Will PETA Freak Out

Blackie the hippo became famous for not only being the oldest Cleveland hippo, but also the oldest hippo in the United States. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Blackie the hippo lived to the ripe old age of 59 before being put down. Of course, that doesn’t beat the story about the man swallowed alive… Read more »

Cleveland Hippo: Oldest Nile Hippo In North America Dies Aged 59

Cleveland hippo

The well known and much loved Cleveland Hippo, ‘Blackie’ has died at the Ohio zoo. He was 59-years-old. Blackie, who was believed to be the oldest Nile hippopotamus in North America, was euthanized on Monday due to what vets called: “advanced age-related ailments.” The history behind how Blackie made his way to America is an… Read more »

Beagle Chicken Nuggets Thief Bounces Kitchen Like Super Mario [Video]

Beagle Chicken Nuggets Thief Bounces Kitchen Like Super Mario

For a beagle, chicken nuggets are apparently worth risking a hot oven and traversing the dangers of a kitchen. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, beagles also can’t be denied popcorn and they can also survive jumping off a bridge. Pretty much every miniature or small dog owner can attest to this video. While dog… Read more »

Giant Squid On California Coast Is A Hoax

Giant Squid Hoax

A photo of a giant squid on the California coast is nothing but a hoax. The photo went viral after it was posted online with an article describing its origin. The article claims the squid grew uncontrollably due to radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Although the Lightly Braised Turnip website is obviously meant… Read more »

Conjoined Whale Calves Discovered In California Lagoon [Video]

Conjoined Whales

Conjoined whale calves were discovered by scientists in Scammon’s Lagoon, Baja, California. Although the calves did not survive, the discovery was quite significant. Conjoined fin, minke, and sei whales, have been documented. However, the recently discovered calves could be the first documented case of conjoined gray whale calves. Alisa Schulman-Janiger, with the American Cetacean Society,… Read more »

Pit Bull Attacks, Bites Police Officer After Suspect’s Command

Pit Bull

A pit bull chomped on a police officer’s leg in Camden, New Jersey last week. Now a 19-year-old faces serious charges, even though he claims that he did nothing to cause the dog to attack. Police say that Thomas Wright, 19, ordered his family’s pet pit bull, Missy, to attack officers who were chasing him… Read more »

Dad Fights Crocodile To Save His Son’s Life

Man Fights Crocodile With His Bare Hands

A Zimbabwe man fought a crocodile with his bare hands to save his son’s life. Although the boy was seriously injured in the attack, he is alive and in stable condition. Tafadzwa Kachere and his 11-year-old son Tapiwa were crossing the Nyaitengwa River when the crocodile attacked. Kachere said he and his son were returning… Read more »

Piranha Attack Injures 60 In Argentina

Piranha Attack 60

An unusual piranha attack injured 60 people on Christmas Day. Witnesses said dozens of swimmers at the Parana River beach suddenly ran out of the water screaming for help. Many of the swimmers were injured and covered in blood. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they immediately began assessing and treating the injuries. Authorities in… Read more »

Alligator Restaurant Called Cajun Gator Uses Live Animal At The Door

Alligator Restaurant Called Cajun Gator Uses Live Animal At The Door

An alligator restaurant called the Cajun gator is using a live animal at the door. Hopefully, it’s only the patrons who will be doing the good eating… As previously reported by The Inquisitr, one man tried to swap an alligator for a 12-pack of beer. The owners of the alligator restaurant weren’t drunk when they… Read more »

Chinese Turtles: Endangered Species Born At NYC Zoo

chinese turtle

Chinese turtles, an endangered species, were born at the NYC Zoo. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, another Chinese turtle recently made news for chain-smoking. The birth of the rare little critters marks the first time the species has been born in the United States, according to zoo representatives. Denise McClean, Director of the Prospect… Read more »

San Antonio Zoo Reptiles Killed In Fire

San Antonio Zoo Fire

A fire at the San Antonio Zoo killed three reptiles, including a Komodo dragon. Zoo officials said the fire was extinguished with 10 to 15 minutes. Unfortunately, the fire burned long enough for the building to fill with smoke. San Antonio Zoo Director Steve McCusker said the fire started with a heating pad. The pads… Read more »

Horse Slaughter Ban Lifted By Federal Appeals Court

Horse Slaughter Ban Lifted

A horse slaughter ban was vacated by a US federal appeals court. By vacating the ban, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an emergency injunction that banned the slaughter of horses. The decision will allow companies in Iowa. New Mexico, and Missouri, to slaughter horses and process the meat for consumption. The ruling… Read more »

Santa Fe Cat Killings: 20 Cats Found Dead, Tortured During Meth Bust

Santa Fe Cat Killings: Couple Accused Of Torturing, Killing More Than 20 Cats

A Santa Fe couple is accused of torturing and killing more than 20 cats after police searching for drugs in their home stumbled upon the gruesome discovery. Police in Santa Fe arrested 39-year-old Brian Anthony Creek and his wife, 38-year-old Veronica Lynn Springer, when they entered the couple’s house with a search warrant and found… Read more »

Florida Bear Captured And Euthanized Following Attack

Florida Bear Attack

A Florida bear attack gained national attention, as 54-year-old Susan Chalfant managed to escape. Although she was seriously injured, Chalfant got away from the bear and called for help. The attack prompted wildlife officials to set traps in and around the Wingfield North gated community. On Monday evening, Chalfant was walking her dogs through the… Read more »

Florida Bear Attack: What To Do If Confronted Or Attacked

Florida Bear Attack: What To Do If Confronted Or Attacked

A Florida bear attack has people asking what they should do if confronted or attacked. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a Florida woman living in Longwood was seriously injured in a bear attack. The woman, identified as 54-year-old Susan Chalfant, was walking her dogs in Longwood when she was wounded. The bear mauled her… Read more »

Dozens Of Pilot Whales Stranded Near Everglades National Park

Whales Stranded

A pod of pilot whales is stranded in shallow water near Florida’s Everglades National Park. Officials said the pod included nearly 50 whales. Although six have died, dozens remain stranded in water that is less than four feet deep. Volunteers are prohibited from entering the water without boats due to safety concerns. However, rescue crews… Read more »

Toxic Mice Dropped On Guam To Control Snakes

Poisoned Mice Guam

Toxic mice were dropped on Guam to control an overpopulation of invasive snakes. Close to 2,000 mice, laced with 80 milligrams of acetaminophen each, were dropped on two separate plots of land. The mice are expected to assist in diminishing the island’s population of brown tree snakes. The program began with an initial drop of… Read more »

Orchid Mantis: A Deadly Master Of Disguise

Unusual Ochid Mantis

The orchid mantis is one of the most beautiful insects, known for mimicking colorful orchids. Unfortunately, the disguise is often used to fool their unsuspecting victims. While many insects and animals disguise themselves to deter predators, the orchid mantis uses its camouflage to attract prey. Although scientists have suspected the predatory behavior since the 1800s,… Read more »

2007 Ugliest Dog Dead On Thanksgiving, Elwood Remembered As Not Ugly

2007 Ugliest Dog Dead On Thanksgiving, Elwood Remembered As Not Ugly

As 2007′s ugliest dog dies on Thanksgiving morning, the owner of Elwood remember the odd-looking dog as actually not being ugly. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 2013 world’s ugliest dog was named Walle and was considered a surprise winner because he just wasn’t that ugly. The owner of the 2007 ugliest dog, Karen… Read more »

Missing Dog Dexter Found Nine Days After Illinois Tornado

Missing Illinois Dog Dexter Found

A missing dog by the name of Dexter has finally been reunited with his family after being trapped for nine days under the rubble left over after a tornado ripped through Washington, Illinois. According to ABC News, the six-month-old pit bull has been missing ever since the tornado tore through the town. After the tornado… Read more »

Badger Cull Halted With Disappointing Results

Badger Cull Stopped

A controversial badger cull has come to an end. The government halted the effort after marksmen failed to meet predetermined quotas. The initial target was 70 percent of the Gloucestershire badger population. However, as the trial period neared its end, the marksmen barely reached 30 percent. A similar cull in Somerset also had disappointing results…. Read more »

Missing Cat Found 1,000 Miles From Home

Missing Cat Found Safe

A missing cat was found 1,000 miles from his home. Cree Cantrell said Jacque went missing two years ago and he never expected to see his beloved pet again. Last week, the Mississippi man received a phone call from a veterinarian clinic in Denver, Colorado. He learned that his cat was found alive and well… Read more »

Eagle Deaths Lead To $1 Million Fine For Wind Energy Company

Eagle Deaths Lead To $1 Million Fine For Wind Energy Company

Eagle deaths at wind energy farms in Wyoming has led to the first-ever fine from the federal government for environmental laws protecting birds — a $1 sum for 14 eagles killed. The fines were leveled against Duke Energy Corp., which pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two wind farms. The… Read more »

Greenland Shark Saved From Choking To Death On A Moose

Greenland shark saved

A Greenland shark was saved from choking to death on a moose last weekend by two quick-witted passersby who noticed the shark. The shark savers, Derrick Chaulk and Jeremy Ball, said the shark was around 2.5m long and weighed about 250 pounds. Chaulk, who was driving down a road near to the Norris Arm North… Read more »

Cava-Poo-Chon: Three Breeds Combined To Create ‘Perfect Dog’

Cava-Poo-Chons Perfect Dog

Cava-Poo-Chon dogs are being marketed as perfect pets. The fluffy little dogs were created by crossbreeding the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise, and Toy Poodle. The result is a 10-15 pound dog which is portable, mild-mannered, and hypoallergenic. The designer dogs are the work of Steven and Linda Rogers. The couple owns Timshell Farm… Read more »

Rare Long-Nosed Chimaera Fish Caught In Canada

Unusual Fish Identified

A rare long-nosed chimaera was caught in Canada’s Davis Strait. Although it was initially thought to be goblin shark, a researcher with the Ocean Tracking Network identified the creature as a rarely seen species. A fisherman aboard a Nunavut vessel caught the unusual fish. He posted photos online, which led to wild speculation about the… Read more »