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Hero driver rescues possum being harassed by two birds

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No one likes a bully.

Especially Laurence Kirk in Sydney, Australia, who decided to take matters into his own hands when he spotted two magpies giving a possum on the road a hard time.

Beeping the confrontation didn’t seem to work, so Kirk decides to hop out and deal with the matter — taking the possum off the road and escorting it back into nature. What a guy. Read more…

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Doting boxer cares for eight needy piglets as her own

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A litter of rescue piglets is motherless no more, thanks to a boxer named Treasure who’s taken the group under her care.

Per Australia’s 9News, the unlikely family resides at Spectrum Plants in Wongawallan, Queensland, a plant nursery and petting zoo owned by Wes Trevor. 

As Trevor tells 9News, Treasure took to the group of needy, malnourished piglets immediately. Since allowing them to nurse, Treasure and her piglets have been inseparable. 

Although it’s unusual for a boxer to nurse piglets, Trevor says he has the blessings of a veterinarian. Read more…

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Intrepid koala hangs on for dear life to a car axle for 10 miles

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If you ever get trapped in a sticky situation, just think of this koala. 

Kelli the Koala found a new home up against the axle of a parked car in Adelaide, Australia last weekend. Then, the car started moving and Kelli was stuck. 

The koala held on for 10 miles until the driver noticed her “traumatized cries,” BBC reported. One rescuer even said she smelled the animal’s burnt fur. 

.@SA_MFS Firefighters had the #koalifications to extricate & rescue #KelliTheKoala from a tight spot. Couldn’t #bear to leave her there 🐨 pic.twitter.com/cORrc1Uc7u

— SA Metropolitan Fire (@SA_MFS) September 15, 2017 Read more…

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Cats, ranked

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Which cat is the top cat? You’re about to find out.

Using the same complex (kind of) algorithm we used for our dog ranking, we have ranked 30 of the world’s most popular cat breeds from thirtieth-best to first-best. 

And the absolute best part? Zero cats will care that we did this — or that we are alive at all.

Of course, if you want to adopt a cat, be sure to check out your local shelter first. The cats there might not be certified by the Cat Fancier’s Association, but we bet you will fancy them anyway.

Now, our ranking: Read more…

30. Havana Brown

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Hungry elephant has no worries about invading personal space

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A curious elephant in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, decided to conduct a routine traffic stop after smelling some snacks in the back of a pickup truck.  

After nudging the truck a few times, the elephant swiped off the truck bed topper with his trunk. He then casually reached into the back of the vehicle to confiscate some delicious snacks.  

Hey. Snacks are good. Can’t blame him. Read more…

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Love your pet? Why not get their face printed on a swimsuit

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Folks who’ve plastered pictures of your pooch everywhere, now you can get one on your butt.

Petflair is a company out of Sydney, Australia which aims to specialise in creating custom swimwear and accessories, but only featuring your furry best friend.

Behind the startup is Tyler Martin, Charlie Gearside and Brittany Bloomer, after Martin was asked by his friends to print a swimsuit of their Bernese Mountain dog, as a bit of a joke. 

One thing turned into another, and now they’re aiming to raise A$15,000 (US$11,900) on Kickstarter to make the pet printing project a reality. Read more…

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Weirdo dog pees while balancing on its front legs

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Augie is not like most dogs, he’s got a special skill.

While some pet owners like to show off their pup’s impressive tricks such as playing dead and rolling over, Augie the beagle is an expert when it comes to handstands (pawstands?). This is an impressive feat considering Augie is a beagle, a long boi indeed.

But Augie doesn’t do his handstands on command, he usually does them when he pees, an impressive display of balance, concentration, and most of all, confidence.

So why do some dogs do this? According to The Dodo, it’s possible that smaller dogs do this in an attempt at getting their markings physically higher than other dogs.  Read more…

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