Category Archives: Heartwarming Animal Stories

Will there EVER Be A Way to Protect Our Pets From Coyotes? So Far, This Is It!

*Many of us dog owners who live in coyote-vulnerable areas have stories to tell. Every time I see a sign posted with a photo of a cute little dog “missing,” my next thought is: Oh god. A coyote got it.

I have two big dogs, whose true genetics claim they were bred to chase lions. But for some reason the thought of coyotes getting at them is still a scary one. Once my daughter saw a coyote walking along the narrow wall separating our yard from a neighbors, we both freaked. Then she mentioned how they can jump over a six-foot-fence to get at their prey. Needless to say, this knowledge did nothing to make me feel better.

I hate those damn coyotes (even though I secretly feel bad about this when I see the baby ones). One pet owner I know got so frustrated he had his gardener put out poison. To this day he feels guilty that it killed some of the coyotes!

And hey, not to belabor the point, but I never even realized how traumatized I was about the experience of someone I’ve never even met. I recall hearing how singer Jessica Simpson’s cute little Maltese, Daisy, was snatched right in front of her, by one of those ugly things. I was horrified for her and I never forgot it.

So when I heard about a possible end to the bullying behavior of these ugly beasts; by way of an extension you can add to a fence called a coyote roller — a round, metal spinning bar — I was like, “OK. Let’s roll with this.

But then I read… 

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How To Avoid A Hole In Your Face Courtesy Of Your Neighborhood Brown Recluse Spider

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*Imagine waking up from a sound sleep the way country singer Meghan Linsey did recently:  with an “awful” stinging pain in her face.

She’d just been bitten by a brown recluse spider. She’d awakened to the little guy dying in her hand.  

Sadly, Linsey did not develop super strength, agility, nor the ability to swing through the city via webs spun from her wrists.  

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“The swelling was the first thing, and then I ended up just having crazy, crazy symptoms,” Linsey said.  “I had muscle spasms, and I had a body rash all over.”

Just over a week later, she developed an open wound at the site of the bite, which she called “a hole on my face.”

That’s what I’d call it too.  This MF took a chunk outta her CHEEK!   Continue reading

Wow! This Florida Gator Bit Into The WRONG 10-Year-Old! She Show’d ‘Em Who’s Boss! (Watch)

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*No, don’t worry. I’m not going to show you some kid wrestling with an alligator. It’s not THAT slow of a news day! But I’d like to give big props to the water park that taught this 10-year-old how to survive if she was ever caught in the jaws of an alligator, and I’d like to give her a “Good job!” badge for listening and remembering to use the lesson!

The little girl was said to be wadding in a designated swimming area at Moss Park along Lake Mary Jane in Orlando. She was in only 2-feet of water when she was attacked by an 8-foot-9-inch gator. In an ABC News video here, you hear emergency workers transmitting information saying that the girl’s leg was bitten, but that it is “still attached and the alligator is still” circulating nearby.

For the life of me I don’t know why people even bother to continue swimming in any of Florida’s lakes. Who on this earth has not heard that alligators have had a lifelong relationship with the waters in Florida? Last I checked, and it was several years ago, when I visited the Florida Nature and Culture Center run by the SGI-USA; there were warning signs everywhere that an alligator lives in the lake on the grounds.

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Giant Bunny Travels On United To Meet New ‘Celebrity’ Owner’ — But Dies En Route

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*United Airlines has yet another PR nightmare on its hands. Only last month was the airline criticized and caught on camera for violently dragging Dr. David Dow down the aisle; knocking out some of his teeth, and causing him a concussion, all because of an overbooked flight. Now it appears a huge rabbit named Simon, who at 3 feet (his father Darius was 4 ft.), could have easily been on its way to becoming  the largest bunny in the world, has died mysteriously while en route to its new owner. The pet’s fatal flight had originated at London’s Heathrow Airport, en route to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

Not a good look at all, United Airlines.

The rabbit’s breeder, 65-year-old Annette Edwards, from Worcestershire is shocked at the animal’s demise, and told the media that the rabbit, who was found dead in the cargo-hold upon arrival in the states, was fine when he was boarded on the plane. Continue reading

Not A Good Look, Sea World! Polar Bear Dies Of ‘Broken Heart’

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*Looks like SeaWorld’s decision to stop breeding orca whales was only the beginning of their troubles. Now they’ve got some explaining to do after an otherwise healthy, yet aged polar bear died unexpectedly — only days after its “best friend” was sent away to breed more polars.

According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) says a polar bear named Szenja, 21, “gave up” and “died from a broken heart” within days after “Snowflake” the female polar bear that she shared a space with for 20 years, was shipped away.

Szenja was born in captivity and had lived in SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic exhibit since the 1990s. Continue reading

Locals Allegedly Find Body of Missing Man ‘Inside’ Giant Python (Look!)

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Don’t shoot the messenger! Another weird snake story that just popped up out of nowhere. According to the French news agency, AFP, the family of 25-year-old Akbar became worried when he didn’t return home from a trip to harvest palm oil.

When locals got wind of this, they went to the area where the man was last suspected to be and became disturbed by what they found. The area was strewn with identifiable items belonging to Akbar.

…and a big, fat, sluggish python. Continue reading

Woman’s Pet Snake Gets Stuck in Her…WHAT? (Watch)

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*You’ve seen those people, usually rockers, who have those super-huge holes in their earlobes, right? Personally, I think its disgusting; but its just that, a personal preference.

I mean, its so BIG. 

Which brings me to the incredible nature of this story. A woman in Portland, Ashley, was playing with her pet snake “Bart.” Actually she was trying to take a selfie with it. She was showing it off to the camera and everything. Then the most ridiculous thing happened…

The snake slithered into that big gaping hole in her ear…AND GOT STUCK! Continue reading

Man Duct Tapes Dog’s Mouth So She’ll Stop Barking…And Look What Happens (To Both of Them!)

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*I’m starting to think my boss likes to torture me. Why else would he send these stories my way? He knows the compassion I  exude for animals, especially wounded ones, sometimes appear to outweigh my feelings towards humans. Why then must I, we, learn of yet one more muthaf*cker hurting an innocent animal?

Only THIS could make me use THAT word!

And to add insult to injury, it was just because she barked.

Yet here he is. The A-hole from Charleston, North Carolina named William Dodson, who, on May 27, 2015, chose to tightly wind duct tape around the then-15-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix’s snout, nine times, to quiet her natural instinct to bark.

As if this wasn’t enough, he chained her.

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Fortunately, the dog was able to escape; but it took 36 hours before she was rescued, wandering the streets near Dodson’s home.

Even more fortunate, she was rescued by a veterinarian. Continue reading