These raccoons were thought to have rabies. Turns out they were just drunk

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/14223131/681fd790-26c2-4d23-9ab6-44b7042c79dc.jpgTwo raccoons have been causing alarm in a town in West Virginia, where residents were worried the animals had rabies. Officers from Milton Police Department were called out twice in consecutive days to what people thought were cases of rabid raccoons – but the truth turned out to be far less scary. In fact, the…

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A Japanese art museum is under siege from a pair of neighbourhood cats

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/14152350/33791a8a-86e4-4bab-95c7-024a57099d46.jpgSecurity guards at a Japanese art museum have been besieged by the most fearsome and persistent of opponents: a pair of neighbourhood cats. The Onimichi Municipal Museum in Hiroshima, south Japan, has been locked in a war of attrition with the fiendish felines for at least three years, posting updates to its Twitter account as…

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Stunning starling murmuration filmed in Scotland

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/33d0b901c45f1cf3e1ee97a63fc23ce9Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTQyMjc5NDQ2/2.39680452.jpgA spectacular starling murmuration has been pictured flying over the small town of Gretna in Scotland. The remarkable sight sees tens of thousands of birds swooping and diving in unison, forming a rolling cascade of movement in the evening sky. According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) the vast flying formations…

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This baby sloth winking at you will melt your heart

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/08173158/853d13db-f537-4956-bb52-373046e98419.jpgA baby sloth at a zoo in the States is earning itself something of a cult following online. The latest video released by Brevard Zoo in Florida shows the newborn giving a cheeky wink – and there’s no word to describe it other than “adorable”. 😉 Has a baby sloth ever winked at you? There’s…

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French bulldog puppy goes viral as she takes a tumble into a swimming pool

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/12160719/630c164b-4d82-4428-bb37-3e55caee673c.jpgPuppies have a tendency to do the silliest things, and French bulldog Karma proved she’s no exception as she accidentally plunged into a swimming pool. Posting the adorably unfortunate video to Twitter, user Kaylin said: “My sister’s puppy first time visiting the pool went like this…” The four-month-old puppy belongs to Kaylin’s sister, and was…

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Egypt’s newly discovered tombs contain cat mummies

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/662fa26b83d03629c26bd14b68e4a7d7Y29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTQyMDMwMjg0/2.39622211.jpgArchaeologists in Egypt have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds. Ministry official Mostafa Waziri told reporters that the discovery at Saqqara also includes mummies of scarabs, the first ever to be found in the area. Cat statues on…

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Seth Rogen joyous after octopus is named Ceph Rogen in his honour

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/09225148/1ebf5e27-1229-4aa4-bd34-fc81b5c387bf.jpgAn octopus has been named after Canadian actor and comedian Seth Rogen after a public naming contest. Ceph Rogen is a cephalopod from Vancouver Aquarium whose name earned a whopping 90% of the vote after Rogen himself promoted it. It really happened. @SethRogen, meet Ceph Rogen. Want to make this friendship official and meet your…

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A dog wearing his team’s scarf is the highlight of the FA Cup first round so far

https://image.assets.pressassociation.io/v2/image/production/2dc1aafc8c68a4feb01d83f3e67153efY29udGVudHNlYXJjaCwxNTQxODg4NDU1/2.39609475.jpgThe FA Cup first round got off to a flyer on Friday night, but the star wasn’t a player on the pitch – or even two-legged. Non-league Haringey Borough fan Bertie the dog was in attendance at their game against League One’s AFC Wimbledon and the little fan caught the eye of the TV cameras.…

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A little story about Jack and Diane, a donkey and an emu who ‘fell in love’

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/09113301/dccacb92-7e30-497b-b81a-49a3c01c7cdf.jpgAn unusual love story has captured the hearts of Americans after a donkey and an emu bonded so strongly that they couldn’t be separated. The pair were moved to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue wildlife sanctuary earlier this week after being found on a South Carolina farm which had apparently been abandoned. We are excited to…

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Huge lizard that terrified Florida residents captured

https://content.assets.pressassociation.io/2018/11/08204553/5956d128-975e-41eb-b347-3b997274bb45.jpgA huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban neighbourhood in Florida for months has been captured, authorities said. The Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8ft (2.5 metres) long, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. The lizard, which is an escaped pet, was first reported loose in August in a…

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