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Kids' Reactions To Meeting Their New Pets Are Priceless1m36s

Kids' Reactions To Meeting Their New Pets Are Priceless

Do you remember the first time you asked for a pet? You nagged your mom and dad, begging for that sweet little ball of fluffy that you saw on the street or at the pet store. “I’ll love ‘im, and pet ‘im, and feed ‘im, and walk ‘im…” were probably the words you chanted over and over, in the hopes of convincing mama and dada that you are old and mature enough to take care of another living being. Let’s face it, pets are hard! Especially when they are really young and tiny, they need constant companionship from a mother figure, or they will whine and cry and bark, driving you mad! But when they grow up with you, they will remember how much you took care of them and they will love and respect you to the end of their days. If, however, you did manage to convince your parents that you will be very good to the pet and take care of it, then you probably already had the surprise most kids only dream of. To get down the stairs one day and meet your new best friend! These kids found exactly that! The asked for a pet and their parents decided to fulfill their wish, but not without filming their reaction along the way! Screams and tears of joy all around, as both girls and boys bawl their eyes out. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Whether it was a lifelong wish or as a means to mend the void that an elderly friend passing away has left behind, these kids really do know how to say thank you. Here’s to many more years of unbreakable friendship!

Father-Son Duo Rescue Deer Trapped In Middle Of Frozen River46s

Father-Son Duo Rescue Deer Trapped In Middle Of Frozen River

As dramatic moments caught on camera go, this one is no exception! A father and son dynamic duo ventured out onto a frozen river to rescue a doe that found herself stuck in the middle of a frozen river. Michael Konopka and his son Christian came across the helpless animal when they were out hunting near the frozen Monongahela River in Pennsylvania. As his son is very young, Michael didn’t think twice before strapping himself to a rope and slowly walking across the cracking ice towards the animal. The doe, obviously cold and tired from the struggle with the slippery surface, was lying on the ice, unable to move. When she saw the human approaching, she gave her best efforts to move away, but with fatigue and cold, she didn’t get very far. “Bud, alright please. Don't fall in,” Michael can be heard warning his son as he began to inch out onto the ice. The brave dad slowly makes his way to the deer while tethered to his son, who was ready to pull him back at a moment’s notice. Clearly, the animal felt the man’s desire to help her, so she lay still, while Michael struggled to grab a firm hold on her and pull her back to dry ground. The doe made one final attempt at escape into the great unknown, causing Michael to drop her. Second time’s a charm, though, as Michael was able to grasp her firmly and, with the help of his little boy, pull her out from the ice. When the man let her go on land,the doe struggled to find her footing, from being so long on the ice. After stumbling into some bushes, the deer regains her strength and darts back into the wilderness.

Here's How Gators Survive In Frozen Ponds1m47s

Here's How Gators Survive In Frozen Ponds

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water-dwelling creatures when the icy weather hits town? In this viral video from North Carolina’s Shallotte River Swamp Park, we get to see that alligators are not just bullies of the deep; they are actually pretty smart and resilient too. Many people have wondered whether the cold blooded cousins of ancient dinosaurs can survive in the brutally cold temperatures that have hit most of the Eastern United States last week. According to this footage, they know just how to sustain themselves in the harsh climate - by sticking their snouts out on the surface, while the rest of water freezes around them. The park’s general manager George Howard, the reptilians, who seem to have fallen victim of Old Man Winter, are actually quite well and alive. Just like us, warm-blooded humans, gators hate temperatures below freezing point, so they go into survival mode. They can sense the drop in temperatures, so they just stick their noses out to the surface so that they can breathe, while their body goes into torpor, a condition where their metabolism slows down considerably. They just don’t sleep. “In that state, they are still alive, still moving, but very lethargic,” Howard said. If they didn’t stick their noses out like the did here, they would perish in less than a day, which is the amount of time they can stay underwater without coming out for a fresh breath of air. But fear not, animal lovers, because the temperatures at the park have increased since this instance, freeing the gators from their icy bed. On January 9, Howard came out to say that the reptilians are out and doing their happy dance.

Sly Cat Burglar Tries To Steal Owner's Breakfast1m03s

Sly Cat Burglar Tries To Steal Owner's Breakfast

We all may love our furbabies to bits, but the way the maneuver their way in life is just stunning. The little tyrants know you better than you know them, so the saying "honest as a cat when the meat's out of reach" is well justified. Cats will not steal if they are likely to be caught. The adorable furballs always sound hungry, and tired, and bored, but you know they are sneaky little thieves. Felines might purr and beg for a scratch behind their ears, but as soon as you turn your back, they're back to their scheming. In all honesty, cat owners should be careful when leaving food out in the open. It might be on a high level, but cats can jump anywhere. Not to mention that, even though they love the delicious kibble you serve them twice a day, that will not stop them from trying to hunt down their snack. Even if that is a bun on your desk. There are several kinds of cat thieves that have been caught red-pawed in the act of stealing a tasty morsel. There are cats that steal cookies, smoked fish, milk, balloons, sausages, even pens. There are cats that steal from kids, disguised and not showing a grain of remorse for their actions. There are cat burglars and there are determined kittens. You name it. The cat in this video is trying to be extremely sneaky when attempting to steal a bread roll from behind her owner’s laptop. As soon as the human leaves his bread on the table, a paw appears from behind the laptop and begins pulling the paper with a piece of bread. Obviously this feline thief thinks that he can go unnoticed. But then the owner pulls the paper back, so the kitten is left empty handed. That’s when the "fight" starts. "I want your breakfast. Gimmee…" As it seems, none of them is going to back down. At the end, the little thief decides that he has met his defeat. "Fine, I’ll just eat napkin."

Reporter's Lemur Shoot Went Horribly, Hilariously Wrong47s

Reporter's Lemur Shoot Went Horribly, Hilariously Wrong

Reporters from the BBC always seem to be up to something – getting lost in the studio, mocking the Royal Palace, being pranked, or, in this case, getting mobbed by lemurs. You think they have it easy? Well, think again, because what we are about to show you proves they have anything but! One reporter from the BBC had to report from the Banham ZOO in Norfolk. His report gained online notoriety because of the outtakes, featuring him getting into an unexpected tangle with a bunch of leaping lemurs. Defence reporter Alexander Dunlop can be seen standing in the lemur exhibit, reporting on a story about the number of animals at the zoo when eight of those eager primates mobbed him between takes. We swear we saw King Julien in there somewhere! Dunlop retweeted the video of the outtakes after it went viral with the original tweet by BBC show Look East. His caption? “Give our BBC online team an inch and they’ll take a country mile.” We think our caption says it best - this is how moms with multiple kids feel like. All the jumping, screaming, tugging and biting….it must be fun! (not) He also joked how he managed to report on location during violence in the Middle East and that he left Iraq and Afghanistan unscathed, but couldn’t escape NR16 (a postal code area in the U.K.) without a few battle wounds.

Horses Regret Their Decision The Minute They Step In Snow37s

Horses Regret Their Decision The Minute They Step In Snow

Watching snow fall is just so enchanting. The first one of the season is always the most magical. Snow might lose some of its glitter after you get buried in the stuff one too many times. But, animals can show us that they are still in the “honeymoon stage” of their relationship with snow. While seeing it for the first time and introducing themselves with the white glitter, all they can see is fun and it can do no wrong. Unless you are one of these two horses. In a video posted on January 4, a man captures the moment he lets out his horses out of the barn to stretch their legs. There is a catch though - it has been snowing the previous night and now there is more than a feet of snow on the ground. The moment the door flings open, the two gorgeous horses walk outside without a single shred of doubt. Both of them make no more than five or six steps, before realizing the cold, hard truth. It is still snowing! They were initially so excited after being let out of their stalls by their owner, dressed in their coats. However, after taking a few steps into the snow, they realized how cold it was and immediately went back into the barn. Apparently, not everyone can be like this horse, who was frolicking around in the white powder the minutes her owners let her out!

This Husky's Love For Her Newborn Human Is Too Much58s

This Husky's Love For Her Newborn Human Is Too Much

If you didn’t believe in love at first site, then have we got the clip for you. All you naysayers will have your words handed to you after you see the amount of love this dog has for her newborn human! Millie the Husky is a huge sensation on Instagram, with her need to hug and cuddle with her owners. Her and her Husky brother Rupert are huge, but after this clip, he will fall behind in the shade of what you are about to see. Husky dogs are known for their pack instinct, so much so that human fear it might make them dangerous to a newborn baby. But in this adorable footage, shown in Millie’s home in Manchester, shows the loving pooch gently nuzzling the newest arrival to her family - a tiny baby boy. Sweet Millie stares into the baby’s eyes, while the baby’s mom gently strokes her on the head and gives her warm praises. The charming Husky then turns to her first love, her owner, who is recording the sweet moment and looks at him with those big brown eyes that have made her famous in the first place. When the baby is removed from the dog's reach, Millie looks heartbroken and pushes her pointed ears back in alarm. She is in shock that they won’t allow her to nuzzle her new brother! But when they bring the baby back she is calmer again, knowing that they baby boy is hers to protect once again! Huskies are a protective breed with a strong pack instinct. This makes them highly protective, especially of their young.