Category Archives: Perspective

ThisNthat Quickbits: Lioness Lunges Towards Defenseless Man…Only to Give Him a Hug (Watch)

"Sirga" the lioness
“Sirga” the lioness

*As an animal lover I have one thing to admit…

I’m so jealous.

At first this looks like its going to be a bloodbath; as a huge lioness appears to lunge towards a defenseless man who may be opening the gate to feed her.

But after a second, once you take your hands away from your eyes, you realize its a wild animal showing love to an old friend in a very tame way we never expected to see. Continue reading

ThisNthat Quickbits: Fishermen in Italy Captures 280 lb. Catfish (Watch)

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Dario Ferrari and his 280-lb catch

Dario Ferrari won’t tell us exactly where in Italy’s Po River he caught this gigantic catfish, but he does say it took him and his companions about 40 minutes, a boatload of strength and tons of patience to reel it in.

But don’t worry, after taking a few photos and videos of his prize catch he released it back into the river!

Amazingly enough, Ferrari’s fish isn’t the world’s largest catfish, that fish was captured in 2010 and it weighed 298 pounds.

Watch the whole thing on video directly below.

ThisNthat Quickbits: Baby Elephant Once Torn From Mother is Passionately Reunited (Watch)

MeBai in a passionate reunion with her mother. Photo from Lek Chailert’s Facebook page
MeBai in a passionate reunion with her mother. Photo from Lek Chailert’s Facebook page

*MeBai the baby elephant was torn away from her mother three years ago, and recently had a very passionate reunion with her.

The baby elephant was thrown into a life of slavery in Thailand, but thank goodness she was rescued when a team from Elephant Nature Park arranged for the meeting between her and her mother.

Baby elephants are said to be emotionally dependent, so you can imagine this little baby elephant going through years of depression.

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Watch this beautiful family reunion directly below.

Visit GrindTV for more videos like this and to read more about MeBai and her mother.

**Thanks to Allison for sharing this beautiful video!

ThisNthat Quickbits: Ever Hear a Cat Say ‘No!’ to a Bath…You Have Now (Watch)

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Awww boo, trust me. It ain’t that serious.

This is just something you’ve got to do. But “Tigger” the cat says ‘Talk to the paw!’ ’cause he’s not happy about getting the bathtub.

This video from 2010 shows Tigger the cat’s very vocal reaction to bath time. His howling actually sounds like he’s saying “no!”

But his owner is quite used to his protests, and insists on giving Tigger a really needed bath.

“I decided to give him the bath on this day because he came in with a couple [of] car oil stains on his back which he was unable to clean himself, nor would it have been healthy for him to lick the chemicals off,” she wrote in the video’s YouTube description.

Sometimes, little buddy, we just gotta do what we gotta do.

Watch the video of Tigger’s huge disagreement with a certain bathtub directly below.

ThisNthat Quickbits: Wanna Wabbit? A Weely, Weely, Big Wabbit Makes a Great Pet! (Video)

Meet Darius, or maybe its his kid, Jeffrey
Meet Darius, or maybe its his kid, Jeffrey

*OK, its actually a RABBIT, but I was doing my famous Bugs Bunny impression and showing my age in the process. But in this video you see how cute and cuddly a nearly 4-foot rabbit is; and what wonderful pets they make.

Take “Jeffrey” and his dad “Darrius” for instance. They will live (hopefully) until age eight or nine.

Take a look at the huge rabbits with their humans below  and see more cute photos at Huffington Post.

Watch: Lion Jumps Through Tourists’ Car Window, But Man’s Got a Sense of Humor About It

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Brendan Smith and friend before a lion took a bite out of his leg.

*You can bet this tourist got more than he was looking for when the lion he was looking at decided to give him a closer glimpse. Brendan Smith, a tourist from Australia, had landed in South Africa just over a day ago before coming on safari in Johannesburg; when an adult-sized lion jumped in his car through the window and went to town on his legs.

And not only is dude alive to tell the story, he actually has a sense of humor about it.

“No later than 36 hours after touching down in Africa, I find myself in hospital after a lion jumped through the car window and decided to go to town on my legs,” he wrote on Facebook. “Pretty full-on but am alive, with insurance coming to the party and an influx of curious Africans wanting to see ‘the lion man.’”

On top of his humorist view of the incident, he posted pictures of the nasty bites on his Facebook page (but if that’s too far to travel, you can scroll down and see a sample below). Continue reading

Elephants to The Rescue: Two Huge Mammals Keep Truck From Toppling Over on Road

Two elephants support a stranded eighteen-wheel truck in danger of tipping over in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana in this handout photo
Two elephants support a stranded eighteen-wheel truck in danger of tipping over in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana in this March 24, 2015 handout photo.

*On Tuesday morning sheriff’s deputies in the Louisiana parish of Natchitoches  got a call about a truck that was stuck on the side of the road. But when they arrived on the scene they didn’t see a truck hindging on its side wheels, what they saw instead was two elephants who were preventing the fall.

The truck’s driver, who is also an elephant trainer,  had walked the elephants out of the cargo compartment and directed them to help prop up the vehicle, sheriff’s Captain Tony Moran said in an interview.

According to Moran, the deputies were “just astonished to see it,” and he called the rescue “very creative.”

The elephants leaned side-by-side, and pushed with their weight against the truck, the sheriff’s photos showed. Continue reading