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Shark Expert On Attacks: ‘Something Strange Is Going On’

Seven shark attacks have happened so far this year in North Carolina alone, a state that usually sees one or two such incidents.

A recent outbreak of shark attacks has gripped some regions of the East Coast with fear heading into the Fourth of July weekend, and experts assert that while the phenomenon is likely to be temporary, something “strange” is most certainly going on. The attacks began last month along the coast of North Carolina and continued… Read more »

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Honors Go To ‘Quasi Modo’

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The World’s Ugliest Dog contest winner is Quasi Modo. The pit bull Dutch-shepherd mix was born with a spinal defect that caused a hunchback appearance. Quasi Modo, 10, earned the World’s Ugliest Dog title and a $1,500 prize by beating out 25 other dogs for the honor on Friday evening. The dog was abandoned at… Read more »

Python Eats Porcupine: Did The Meal Cause The Snake To Die?


A python eats a porcupine for dinner, and it does not live to see its next meal. A 12-foot-long African Rock python was seen shortly after it swallowed the porcupine whole by a mountain biker, according to CNN. That biker snapped a photo of the snake with its full belly and shared it on social… Read more »

Paddleboarders Encounter Great White Sharks Off Huntington Beach

The sharks have become local celebrities, following their arrival earlier in the year with roughly 10 others.

Two paddleboarders have recorded their interactions with several young great white sharks off the coast of Huntington Beach, revealing how startlingly close they came to the juvenile predators. The video was uploaded to YouTube by Courtney Hemerick, and reportedly filmed on Friday off Seal Beach, according to KTLA. It depicts two men on stand-up paddleboards… Read more »