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Tiny Ant Attempts To Steal Precious Diamond From Inside Shop

No, this is not deleted footage from Ant-Man & The Wasp, this is actual footage of an ant trying to steal a diamond. Unlike some insects who are completely useless to planet Earth (I’m looking at you, wasps) ants are a productive species who are important to the very fabric of nature itself. As a team,

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No, this is not deleted footage from Ant-Man & The Wasp, this is actual footage of an ant trying to steal a diamond.

Unlike some insects who are completely useless to planet Earth (I’m looking at you, wasps) ants are a productive species who are important to the very fabric of nature itself.

As a team, they are an unstoppable unit. On their own, they’re not as useful – or so I thought. As it turns out one ant can be a very good diamond thief.

What do ants need with diamonds anyway?

The footage was recorded at a diamond wholesaler in New York City. The person filming the attempted heist spotted movement on the table. When they zoomed in to find out what it is, it turned out to be a cheeky ant attempting to do a runner with one of the store’s diamonds.

To be fair I’m pretty impressed that an ant has the strength to lift up a diamond and keep on moving. However, ants – like most insects – are quite strong. According to Futurism, they are able to lift three times their own bodyweight and they can dangle while holding 100 times their own weight.

Which explains why this ant, in particular, had no trouble lifting the diamond. It’s got me wondering, where is he going with it? It’s not like they can pawn it off anywhere. Maybe it was sent on a solo mission on behalf of the colony to collect resources for a megastructure they are building which will one day eliminate the human race.

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My God, I’ve been reading way too many sci-fi novels. That being said, maybe the notion isn’t too far off. Just like humans, they’ve conquered the world. You can find different species of ants all across the world – save for Antarctica, the Arctic and a few islands.

Ants work as a hive mind, with an army of them essentially acting as one entity. If you want an example of their ruthless efficiency, check out this video of a million ants coming together to form a bridge to take down a wasps nest.

Watch the amazing work of the ants here:

The incredible footage was taken in Brazil, and shows hundreds of thousands of ants clambering over one another to build a living bridge.

The video was filmed and shared on Twitter by electrical engineer, and apparent part-time ant enthusiast, Francisco Boni.

In Francisco’s video post he added a caption which read:

Attack of legionary ants (also known as army ants or marabunta) to a wasp honeycomb. Impressive the level of swarm intelligence and collective computation to form that bridge.

Flexing his knowledge on ants, he added:

When this type of attack happens, the wasps usually escape and the ants do not leave until they’ve completely looted the honeycomb, carrying pupae, larvae, and eggs, as well as some adults who did not manage to escape

They can even build across the water!

It’s official, my newest fear is human-sized ants coming to take over the world.

Time to call in the exterminators.

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Wildlife Official Slammed For Posing With Dead Animals He Killed On Hunting Trip

Hunter A>An Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner has come under fire after posing with animals he had killed during a Namibia hunting trip.

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An Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner has come under fire after posing with animals he had killed during an African hunting trip.

It is believed Commissioner Blake Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals during their time in Namibia. Fischer emailed photographs of himself smiling broadly alongside his kills, apparently expecting an appreciative response.

The photographs, which were received by one hundred friends and colleagues, show how Fischer had killed a leopard, giraffe, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthog, kudu, gemsbok (oryx) and eland.

In one particularly disturbing photo, Fischer can be seen grinning as he sits behind the bodies of an entire family of baboons, including a baby. He had reportedly killed them using a bow and arrow, and captioned the picture, ‘So I shot a whole family of baboons’.

His predecessor Fred Trevey has now called upon Fischer to step down from his position within the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, a commission which makes policy decisions relating to Idaho’s wildlife.

As reported by the Idaho Statesman, Trevey – who served as a Fish and Game Commissioner from 2007 to 2015 – sent Fischer an email where he told him to resign.

According to this email, Trevey believed Fischer’s resignation would help ‘shield the commission as an institution and hunting as a legitimate tool of wildlife management from the harm that is sure to come’.

Trevey wrote:

I’m sure what you did was legal, however, legal does not make it right, Sportsmanlike behavior is the center pin to maintaining hunting as a socially acceptable activity.

He continued:

I have a difficult time understanding how a person privileged to be an Idaho Fish and Game commissioner can view such an action as sportsmanlike and an example to others.

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Fischer, who has held his position for four years, has reportedly since apologised for sending the photographs but has not apologised for the hunt itself:

I didn’t do anything illegal. I didn’t do anything unethical. I didn’t do anything immoral,

I look at the way Idaho’s Fish and Game statute says we’re supposed to manage all animals for Idaho, and any surplus of animals we have we manage through hunting, fishing and trapping. Africa does the same thing.

Fischer told the Idaho Statesman how he likes to hunt ‘new and interesting species,’ and has described the photos as being ‘normal’:

I was raised in a very ethical hunting family, In every picture, we try to pose the animals in a natural position, wipe the blood off the mouth, place the rifle or bow over the bullet hole. … These are normal hunting photos. You shoot an animal, you take a picture of it.

It is believed by some critics that Fischer’s poor judgement could reflect poorly on the commission if left unchecked, with the photos going against the recommendations made in Idaho’s hunter-education manual.

Governor C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter has reportedly been notified about the photographs and has expressed concern. The governor’s office will now be looking into the matter further.

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Snapchat Now Has Selfie Filters For Cats

snapchatthreat-webAnimal lovers rejoice, it’s the social media news we’ve all been waiting for – Snapchat now has selfie filters for cats! Sounds purrrfect to me! Whether you admit it or not, most of us can’t seem to shy away from a selfie – and on Snapchat, the added bonus of being turned into a cuddly

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Animal lovers rejoice, it’s the social media news we’ve all been waiting for – Snapchat now has selfie filters for cats! Sounds purrrfect to me!

Whether you admit it or not, most of us can’t seem to shy away from a selfie – and on Snapchat, the added bonus of being turned into a cuddly bear, a cute kitten, or a playful puppy, it just too good to ignore most of the time.

Yet now, in possibly the best news I’ve received this week, it seems the media company has just launched a new set of filters, meaning your beloved pet (or pets in my case), can now be a part of your fur-midable fun.

Snapchat have introduced a total of three lenses for our feline friends, meaning the app is now able to detect cat’s faces, whereas it’s previously only been able to detect human ones.

However, I must say, I have six cats and one dog, and they’ve worked in the past – pics or it didn’t happen? I’ve been trying to scroll through my 3,000 animal pictures and it’s taking some time…

The new range of filters include glasses and flower crowns for your cute little kitty, as well as unicorn horns, fiery red devil horns and wings – just in time for Halloween. YES!

No need to put them in adorable costumes most of them hate…

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The news was announced on their social media yesterday (October 12), and read:

Lenses. For cool cats 😎 and their cool cats 😻 Try them meow.

Unsurprisingly, the news has been well received, with hoards of cat lovers responding in the best way possible – with cat selfies of course.

One cat owner expressed the p-awesomeness of it all, writing:

they have snapchat filters for your cat now!! HELL YEA!!!!!! [sic]

Just check out a snippet of photos below – be warned though – it’s cuteness overload:

Of course, in 2018, people on social media had a reason to moan about the new addition to the popular app.

No, not because of animal cruelty, but because many dog owners were quick to respond to the tweet, asking why the developers hadn’t made any new lenses for man’s best friend.

But to be fair, if they’re going to make one for cats, and then probably dogs, what about our hamsters, snakes, fish… Can’t they just make a lense which is suitable for all animals?

Next time I’m on safari, I’d love to see a big burly rhino adorning some wings, or perhaps a pair of pink bunny ears – why not?

Anyway, back to the excited cat owners across the world…

For those of you looking to try the new filters for cats, you can find them in the carousel alongside the existing lenses for humans.

You’ll be able to tell which ones are available for your cuddly companion, because it’ll have a little blue paw print icon on the lense icon.

I swear, this feature better not be temporary! I have six cats to snap, and therefore six new selfies to take – I just need to do it when they’re all in a good mood…

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Tiny Trump Statues Inviting Dogs To Wee On Them Appear Across Brooklyn

Donald trumpLamposts, walls, cars – you name it. If a dog sees pretty much anything stationary on its walk, it’s likely to wee on it. Which is exactly what someone in Brooklyn is hoping will happen to some newly erected statues of Donald Trump. A range of statues depicting the American president have appeared in a

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Lamposts, walls, cars – you name it. If a dog sees pretty much anything stationary on its walk, it’s likely to wee on it.

Which is exactly what someone in Brooklyn is hoping will happen to some newly erected statues of Donald Trump.

A range of statues depicting the American president have appeared in a park in Brooklyn, each of them emblazoned with the words ‘pee on me’.

The man who placed the statues all over Park Slope, advertising professional Phil Gable, did so to express his dislike for Trump.

He told Gothamist:

It was largely just a personal expression of my own disdain for Donald Trump, both as a President and a human being. I find it cathartic anytime I can express disdain through comedy, especially if it’s related to politics.

He went on to say that dogs need a ‘positive place to pee’ and he hopes that placing these statues will encourage dogs to avoid flower beds.

In fact, to further encourage dogs to urinate all over Trump’s face, Gable says he sprayed the statues with ‘dog potty-training aids’ so they can’t resist.

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The perfect scenario, I’d say. I wish I lived in Brooklyn just so I could take my dog there to be honest. In fact, maybe I’ll buy a plane ticket tonight.

And the neighbourhood appears to think it’s a positive thing too. Gable described how he’s already received praise from people.

He said:

While I was setting it up, one woman came by with her two daughters. They really liked it—they took pictures with it, and she thanked me and said ‘This is the kind of thing that makes me love Brooklyn.’

So the neighbours and the dogs are happy – it’s a win-win situation!

However, not everyone was. The first statue was placed on Friday October 5 and disappeared within a few hours, since it was not secured to the pavement.

Gable realised they were easy targets and so has since made several more which he has placed throughout the park. These new statues have been secured in place and are anchored to the ground with cables.

So hopefully they won’t be going anywhere soon!

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