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Giant Moose Caught Strolling Down Middle Of Highway

A giant moose in Alaska decided to have a wander down the middle of a highway, and one guy got it on camera.  Usually, to witness large animals casually strolling around near your car, you have to be in the midst of some kind of expensive, drive-through safari experience. Apparently, this is not the case

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A giant moose in Alaska decided to have a wander down the middle of a highway, and one guy got it on camera. 

Usually, to witness large animals casually strolling around near your car, you have to be in the midst of some kind of expensive, drive-through safari experience.

Apparently, this is not the case in Alaska.

Robert Farris was taking a midnight drive in Anchorage, Alaska, when he came across a huge moose enjoying an amble down the middle of the highway.

Check out the video here:

The excited driver turned onto the highway, camera at the ready, and said, ‘Look at this big fella here… wow look at him, he’s huge!’

Robert captured the huge animal walking along the grass divide between the two sides of the road, and tried to get its attention by calling out ‘Hey there bud!’

He actually called out ‘Hey there!’ four times with, unsurprisingly, no response from the moose. I think the animal was just after a peaceful stroll.

A passenger in the car, presumably Robert’s daughter, asked the driver if he was going to touch the beast. Thankfully, he replied, ‘No I’m not gonna touch it.’

While calling the moose ‘dude’ repeatedly was a questionable move, I’m glad Robert didn’t attempt to make the moose notice him in a more physical manner – those antlers could cause some damage.

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After Robert had his fill of late night moose-spotting, he headed off, seemingly attempting one last time to get some sort of reaction by calling out ‘Later dude!’

The moose was a popular sight for the surrounding cars, with one on the other side of the highway actually reversing all the way back and probably risking an accident in order to get a good look at the large-antlered animal.

The man behind the camera had been picking up his daughter when he spotted the moose.

He explained:

I was picking up my daughter when we came across the moose wandering in the street, so I decided to pull up next to the big fella and let the world basque in his awe.

The unusual sight has received mixed opinions from those watching it, with some people bringing to light the sad circumstances that might explain the moose’s choice to wander on the highway.

One person wrote:

Kinda sad. Our increasing population is diminishing their habitat. I bet that road used to covered in grass and trees not so long ago.The tiny strip of remaining grass is almost symbolic of what’s happening to the Moose’s home.

Another added:

I hope he is OK, it looks like he has an injury on his rear leg.

Other concerned viewers told Robert he was crazy for slowing down and getting so close to the animal.

One person commented:

you are crazy. This is dangerous

Another said:

Gentle giant…but with a simple twist of his neck all hell would break loose.

Hopefully the moose got where he was going safely, and no one suffered any reckless reversing or filming-while-driving related injuries.

That would not have been a-moose-ing.

Sorry.

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Tarantula Shedding Its Skin Is Terrifying And Mesmerising At The Same Time

tarantula1Why do we have a fascination with creeping ourselves out? It’s weird but I guess some things are just too irresistible to not watch. The recent craze of pimple popping is one such example. It’s utterly gross and a bit unnerving to see – I mean, where does that gunk come from?! Still, it’s an

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Why do we have a fascination with creeping ourselves out? It’s weird but I guess some things are just too irresistible to not watch.

The recent craze of pimple popping is one such example. It’s utterly gross and a bit unnerving to see – I mean, where does that gunk come from?! Still, it’s an easy way to waste spend a few minutes.

And while our own bodies have enough going on to make us feel a tad queasy, the insect and arachnid world has us beat hands down. From creatures who eat their partner after mating, to an army of ants taking on a wasps nest, the little critters easily have the edge when it comes to weird, but natural, phenomena.

This video of a tarantula shedding its skin is one of those don’t-want-to-watch-but-can’t-look-away moments. I don’t know why, it’s just plain weird. It’s a totally natural thing for tarantulas to do, but still, gross.

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It’s kind of mesmerising, right? And also totally creepy, and for the rest of the day, every time I feel the slightest touch on my skin, I’ll probably be convinced it’s a spider. Great.

The video is of a Mexican redknee tarantula. The whole process took two hours, which sounds exhausting but I bet you’d feel amazing after shedding off your old skin.

It also makes me wonder how the old legs stay intact – I would’ve thought they’d burst open like an eight-legged Bruce Banner turning in to the Incredible Hulk?

Instead, they just remain where they are and could still pass for a live spider. Imagine having this guy as a pet and one day you notice your tarantula has split himself in two?

Of course, this isn’t a unique spider who one day decided to grow himself some new skin. Many tarantulas go through this process several times a year in order to grow, renew the outer shell and even replace missing appendages – yep, tarantulas can gradually regrow their limbs, basically.

In the build up to casting off the old skin, the spider will become sluggish and stops eating so it can conserve as much energy as possible. The new exoskeleton grows underneath its old one, and to shake off the outer layer, the tarantula releases fluids between the layers and wriggles its legs to loosen it.

Once the old exoskeleton is off – imagine the relief – the tarantula will not eat for days or even weeks as its fangs, which are part of the exoskeleton, are still soft and need time to harden.

In other arachnid news, because I know you all wanted more, a rare species of JUMPING arachnid has been recorded in the UK for the first time.

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The ‘athletic moss-dwelling’ critter, known officially as the Sibianor larae, was found in June at Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s, Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve, in Warrington.

They can jump to heights of around six feet, and though they’re not poisonous to humans, I’d really rather not see one of them leaping all over the place cheers.

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Puppy Saved From Drowning By Owner In Heart Stopping Footage

Dogpool5People often say dog is man’s best friend, but undoubtedly, there are millions of owners who would class them more than just a friend – they’re part of the family. And for many of us, when it comes to family, we’d do anything for them – and if it came to saving their life –

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People often say dog is man’s best friend, but undoubtedly, there are millions of owners who would class them more than just a friend – they’re part of the family.

And for many of us, when it comes to family, we’d do anything for them – and if it came to saving their life – we’d do anything we could to help. I have a dog, I speak from experience.

Earlier this week (Tuesday, August 14), one owner had to come to the rescue of his beloved pooch after the poor little pup fell into their backyard hot tub.

Check out the video below:

In the footage, Bernard Williams is doing his daily fitness regime, which consists of jogging around his pool, in Bakersfield, California.

Mr Williams has two beloved dogs – French bulldogs who go by the name Lola and Adela.

On this particular day however, while they were accompanying him during his exercise, he’d turned around to see one of his pets had slipped and fallen into the hot tub.

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The CCTV footage captures the moment six-month-old Adela loses her footing and stumbles into the hot tub.

After he quickly comes to her rescue, Mr Williams then rubs her down and makes sure she’s safe and well before lifting himself out of the water.

Luckily, Adela seems safe and out of harms way – other than being a little wet! She shakes herself down – probably to try and dry herself a little bit more thoroughly – before continuing on with her day which consisted of a bit more running around in the garden with Lola!

This isn’t the first time a dog’s got into a bit of bother when it comes to water – unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last either!

Two doggos, by the name of Remus and Smokey were in the backyard when the latter got swamped by a pool of chlorine.

A shocked Remus tries everything he can in an attempt to help poor Smokey, who’s trying with all his might to paw his way to safety.

However it isn’t working. The poor pup’s plight becomes greater – check it out:

Remus, quickly thinking on his four paws, then jumps into the pool himself in order to try to bump up Smokey back onto the ground.

Remarkably, it works and little ol’ Smokey is saved.

If stories like this don’t prove just how great dogs are, then I don’t know what will?

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I’d like to think if push came to shove, my pup – named Laursen – would do anything to save me or our other pets.

I’ve tried the whole pretending to faint in the park when we’re out for walkies, and all he does is run over and start licking my face.

Well in fact, that’s when he was younger, now, if I try to pull any stunts like that, he just watches me fall to the ground and sits there paying more attention to his rubber balls!

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I share my food and my bed with him and the most I get is an early wake up call when he’s barking at the milkman! Brilliant.

Still, I wouldn’t change him for the world!

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Terrifying Footage Shows Huge 7ft Wolf Chasing A Dog In The Woods

wolf1A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods.  A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was

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A dog in Canada had to have quick reflexes when a terrifyingly huge wolf chased it through the woods. 

A video of the incident was taken near a fishing lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.

The camera focuses on a dark shape in the undergrowth while a white dog barks ferociously at the creature which was lying in wait.

Suddenly, the huge black wolf leaps from the floor and runs towards the dog, whose barking turns much more intense as it becomes the wolf’s target.

Watch the scary footage here:

A real life embodiment of the Big Bad Wolf, the creature appears to be about seven foot long. It springs towards the barking dog before turning back into the woods.

The brave white dog wasn’t too deterred by the wolf’s initial pounce, and ran after it into the trees. However, the wolf seemed to turn back on its competition, and the camera loses focus as the dog’s barks begin to sound pained.

The man behind the camera started to shout at the two animals, yelling out ‘hey!’, presumably in an attempt to stop them from fighting?

The dog could be heard yelping, but then the camera cuts off. Unfortunately, it’s not known what happened to the smaller dog after the video ended.

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The dog’s owner, who’d filmed the scary footage, shared the video on social media.

He explained:

I work as a fishing guide in northern Saskatchewan and I shot this video on one of our trails around the lodge.

Commenters have been expressing their fear at the video, with some suggesting the black creature is a timber wolf – which have been known to grow to huge lengths.

One person explained:

It’s a timber wolf we have them here in Canada but they are rarely seen. This guy is pretty stupid allowing the dog to get that close.

Another said:

This video shocks me everytime see them ears poking up from the ground. If i saw that in real life i would be petrified. absolutely terrifying. that wolf is massive. powerful force. imagine a pack…. [sic]

A third commented:

Wow that thing was massive,the dog had no chance……unless the dog was very obedient there was no chance it would of backed down,probably protecting its owner mine would of done the same!But dam that thing was big!!!! [sic]

Other viewers aren’t convinced the creature is a normal wolf, and have instead suggested it might be some sort of supernatural being – possibly a character from Twilight. 

One viewer jokingly said:

that was Jacob from twilight, that mf is abusing his role smh [sic]

Another person claimed the creature wasn’t even of the canine variety:

That wasn’t a wolf, that was a frickin dragon [sic]

Although we’re not entirely sure what happened after the video stopped recording, I think I’m going to remain optimistic and hope the dog somehow managed to get away from the terrifying creature.

At least that way I can believe this story has a happy ending.

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