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9 Foot Bull Shark Spotted In Florida Backyard1m19s

9 Foot Bull Shark Spotted In Florida Backyard

This unsettling video footage shows a shark prowling in the backyard of one stunned Florida resident’s home. Dick Frey, 69, shot the frightening footage two weeks ago from his home in Bonita Springs. In the video, the nine foot bull shark is spotted swimming close to the docks through the channel just outside his building. It was a sunny morning when this elderly man decided to have his first coffee just outside in his backyard, when he suddenly noticed something strange in the waters. Soon, he realized in shock that it's a giant shark, curiously wandering around. The man was quick to shoot all of this on camera, even though we're sure he was terrified by the sight. As much as sharks are scary, they are pretty simple creatures that do not want much to do anything with humans. They are a valuable animal that is part of the oceans ecosystem and without them, the balance of the ocean would be in dismay. Have you ever seen one of these sharks before? What would your reaction be if you saw one of these? We would love to hear your opinion so please do not hesitate to leave a comment! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely shock them. This is one clip that no one should miss!

World’s Largest Shark: 7-Metre-Long ‘Deep Blue’ Believed To Be Biggest Ever2m11s

World’s Largest Shark: 7-Metre-Long ‘Deep Blue’ Believed To Be Biggest Ever

Unseen footage of what experts believe is the biggest great white shark ever caught on camera has been released. The seven meter-long female known as Deep Blue stunned the world last year when video was unveiled of it dwarfing cage divers off the coast of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Now, diving enthusiast Michael Maier, 48, has released even more eye-catching clips of the giant female feeding on bait and inquisitively circling divers. Deep Blue, who is estimated to be at least 50 years old, was filmed by Michael in November 2013 - but these latest files were previously unseen. The seasoned diver released even more eye-catching clips of the giant shark as it was feeding on a bait and circling the divers in a cage. “When we entered the water we had to wait because there was nothing to see. All of a sudden out of the deep blue, there she came. We realized almost immediately that she was very big.” says Michael. “She was very calm and not at all nervous and was circling us. She was very interested and was looking at us. During the circles we realized just how big she was - she must have been something like seven meters long. Everything was very well prepared. The whole team felt safe.” The salesman from the Cologne area also described Deep Blue as graceful, rather than scary. He admitted that he loves that, no matter Deep Blue's massive force, it was quiet and beautiful to be with her in the water. Videographer / director: Michael Maier Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

Smiling Dog Is New York’s Happiest Hound2m19s

Smiling Dog Is New York’s Happiest Hound

Twelve years ago one special terrier was rescued from the streets of New York, and has been expressing his happiness - by SMILING. Brinks the Pit Bull has a remarkable habit of smiling exactly like a human. Owner, Jon Bozak noticed this pooch's rare talent the moment he first met him. Jon said: “I think I first discovered brinks could smile the very first day I found him. I’d thrown him in the car and he got into the front seat and just kind of made himself at home. I really didn’t want to get a second dog, but as soon as I saw him smiling at the world passing by my car, it pretty much was a non-decision. The best decision I made.” Jon spent the next two months putting up thousands of “found dog” signs around the city to no avail. So he decided to make Brinks a permanent member of his family and many years later, Brinks is showing his appreciation by revealing his pearly whites. Jon, who works as a creative projects director, says that the dog isn't like a clown, walking through life and smiling goofily, but he does have the smile-like expression on his face constantly. Videographer / director: Jon Bozak Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Meet The Giant 175lb Family Pit Bull4m47s

Meet The Giant 175lb Family Pit Bull

In this world, there are some very unique creatures. Although dogs are not unique animals and are actually very common, there are some dogs that are unique due to their size and breed. It seems that the dog in this clip is one of those dogs! Meet Hulk, a 175lb Pit Bull. The dog is massive in it's structure and is the literal definition of a scary guard dog. In fact, the dog is training to be a guard dog and can be quite viscous when he needs too. But despite being a banned breed in the UK, the breeders of the dog say monster dog is 100 per cent trusted with their young son. Despite the lethal potential and the couple's many other dogs, three-year-old boy has grown up with them within arm's reach.  The couple's company Dark Dynasty K9s supplies animals to high-profile celebrities, billionaires and wealthy professionals - as well as law enforcement around the world. They are trained to have 'no fear' and some specialist dogs can even run up the side of fences and walls to reach second-floor windows. Many their dogs share their house on a sprawling 150-acre ranch in New Hampshire, USA. The dogs include more than a dozen highly trained pit bulls - and a single chihuahua. Please share this video with your family and friends as the sheer size of the dog will surely leave them in awe!

Giant Pit Bull Hulk's $500,000 Puppy Litter4m17s

Giant Pit Bull Hulk's $500,000 Puppy Litter

THE world's biggest pit bull cuddles up to his adorable new litter - valued at a whopping half-a-million dollars. The eight puppies were fathered by gentle giant Hulk, who weighs in at a huge 12 stone. And even though his owners say his bite could 'snap a man's arm like a toothpick', here he shows off his softer side by nuzzling and licking his new brood. The eight pups could collectively command $500,000 (£320,000) if they go through owner Marlon Grennan’s training school to become elite protection dogs. And there are even hopes one of the new batch could one day grow big enough to steal their father's crown. Hulk, who made international headlines when he was unveiled earlier this year, has also been in training to become a protection dog at Dark Dynasty K9s in New Hampshire, USA. The business supplies protection dogs to high-profile celebrities, billionaires and wealthy professionals - as well as law enforcement around the world.

The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear: Grizzly Man2m07s

The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear: Grizzly Man

Grizzly man Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world that can swim with a polar bear. The fearless polar bear handler from Abbotsford, British Columbia, regularly goes for a dip in his swimming pool with 16-year-old female polar bear Agee, and the pair enjoy a watery cuddle together. Grizzly Man Mark and wife Dawn, 60, train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly polar bear - the world's largest land predator - to star in high-budget TV adverts. Agee has also performed in movies like 'Alaska' in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old. With his incredibly intimate bond Grizzly Man Mark wrestles on the grass with Agee, kisses her, puts his head in the polar bear's huge jaws, and even bear hugs her as she rears up on her hind legs to over seven feet. Mark and Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the now colossal bear lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed. "If anyone else tried this they would end up as Agee's dinner," Mark says. "The only people in the whole world she likes are me and my wife. I have worked with bears in this way for over 40 years, so I can read Agee's body language and know how to behave safely around her. But Agee is the boss and it's her rules that count."

Killer Whales Take Down Tiger Shark2m16s

Killer Whales Take Down Tiger Shark

A pod of killer whales have been filmed for the first time hunting and killing a tiger shark. The footage, which is believed to be a world-first, was captured off the coast of Costa Rica by underwater photographer Caroline Power and British marine biologist Nicholas Bach. It shows three killer whales working as a team to force the panicked shark to the surface, wearing it down and taking opportunistic bites at its fins. Eventually, a large bull moves in to deliver the death blow while flipping the shark onto its back in the process - which induces a state of paralysis known as “tonic immobility”. The pod then takes turns at eating and stripping the seven-foot shark down to its bare bones before disappearing back into the ocean. Ms Power, 26, who filmed the footage from a dive boat, said: "I have been lucky enough to witness some amazing things in and on the ocean, but this was unbelievable. I believe this is the first time orcas hunting tiger sharks has been documented - we were all fairly awestruck.” The two photographers had previously seen the same pod dismember a hammerhead shark just a few days earlier. The attack took place at Chatham Bay on Cocos Island, Costa Rica, on September 8.

Angry Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Attacks Man1m47s

Angry Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Attacks Man

This feisty llama brought some drama to an unwanted visitor – who she chased out of her pen. The amusing footage, which was shot at Tri State Zoo in Maryland, shows Animal Bytes TV producer Brian Barczyk taking on the role of zookeeper for the first time. But Brian didn't get a warm welcome from Misty – a four-year-old llama crossed with an alpaca. Barczyk said he was surprised by the animal's behaviour. Here we have a ton of options for alpaca plush animals. Although this alpaca was pretty aggressive, they are still adorable creatures loved by many children around the world. It's a promise that if you buy one of these alpacas, it won't run at you like this one did, that's for sure! Some people love these fluffy guys, and some people can't stand them! What would have you done in this situation? Would you even be caught being that close to an animal like an alpaca? Let us know in the comment section! Check out this hostile alpaca! Videographer / Director: Animal Bytes TV Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Living With Tigers: Family Share Home With Pet Tigers3m05s

Living With Tigers: Family Share Home With Pet Tigers

A BRAZILIAN family have taken the trend for exotic pets to new extremes. Not content with the standard pooch or moggy, the Borges brood have been sharing their home with a pack of SEVEN tigers. Aryas Borges, began his love affair with tigers when he found two of the big cats living in a bad state at a circus -- and decided to bring them home. His daughters Nayara, 20, Uyara, 23, and Deusanira, 24, grew up sharing their meals, beds and playtime with the fully-grown predators and walking them on a leash. And Nayara, a real-life female Tarzan, regularly hops into the family swimming pool to take a dip with her furry friends. After his success with the rescue tigers, Ary started breeding them, and the tigers still have the run of the house at the Borges family home in Maringa. The family have forged an incredible bond with the tigers after living under the same roof for so long.

Dog Whisperer: Trainer Walks Pack Of Dogs Without A Leash2m47s

Dog Whisperer: Trainer Walks Pack Of Dogs Without A Leash

Meet leader of the pack Augusto Deoliveira, who can walk huge groups of unleashed German Shepherd dogs obediently at his heels. The magical dog trainer, 23, is a web sensation and turns heads wherever he goes - at the head of huge packs of dogs. Augusto lives in Hyannis, USA, but grew up surrounded by dogs on a farm in Brazil where he discovered he could lead groups of dogs with training. Now he’s wowing Americans as he walks through their towns and cities showing off the amazing feat. Augusto lives, breathes and sleeps with dogs as the head of his firm Griffin Shepherd Kennels. At the training kneels where he lives, he claims to be able to guide up to 15 free-walking dogs at the same time. Augusto has taken a new feat to the busy streets of the city of Boston, when he walked six dogs, all at his heel and without a leash. He says that it was different for the dogs, to be able to walk in such a noisy and stressful environment they are not used to, plus all those distractions. He starts by walking them all on a leash and removes them one by one over time. German Shepherds are known for their agility and obedience. Originally bred for herding sheep, today they are the number one working dog, from police and military roles, to disability assistance. Besides being highly intelligent and obedient, they are well known as being very protective of their owners.

Shark Attack: Great White Attacks Boat1m09s

Shark Attack: Great White Attacks Boat

A GROUP of German tourists got the shock of a lifetime when a hungry great white attacked their RUBBER boat. These images show the 12ft female savaging the side of the vessel, causing part of it to deflate. The attack took place off the coast of Mossel Bay in South Africa. The tourists had been on a sightseeing expedition to watch seals when the shark turned up. Rainer Schimpf, who organised the tour, believes the shark mistook the boat for a dead whale. This is absolutely incredible! The tourist in this boat must have been really scared as if their boat had sunk, the unthinkable could have happened. The shark most likely mistaken the boat for a big seal, as sharks do not attack people as often as the media portrays it. Either way, this really was a scary moment to behold. Good thing everyone is alright! As much as a scary moment this was, it was still a fascinating moment to be up close and personal with a wild shark! Not many people get a chance to do something like that! Good thing the tourist had the proper water gear as that is what could have saved their lives! This is one startling video that no one wants to miss!

Wrestling A Grizzly Bear In My Garden2m37s

Wrestling A Grizzly Bear In My Garden

BEAR trainer Doug Seus is a man who thinks nothing of play wrestling a grizzly bear - or posing with his head in its mouth. For the last four decades, Doug and wife Lynne have shared their ranch in the the Heber Valley, Utah, with their four bears: Bart the Bear 1, who died of cancer in 2000, brother and sister team Bart 2 and Honey Bump, and Tank. The bears' ease in human company has helped them carve out an impressive showreel working alongside Hollywood stars including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston and Eddie Murphy, while Bart 2 recently starred in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The bears are also ambassadors for Doug and Lynne's charity, Vital Ground, which helps to protect key landscapes used by grizzly bears and other wide-ranging wildlife.

Cute Dwarf Dog Lives His Life To The Fullest Despite Of His Condition2m30s

Cute Dwarf Dog Lives His Life To The Fullest Despite Of His Condition

This inspiring pup is refusing to let having dwarfism get in the way of living his life to the fullest. German Shepherd Michelangelo Augustine, affectionately known as MikeyGus, was born to proud parents Spartacus and Temperance in Clarksville, Indiana, and at first he seemed just like the rest of his litter. At six weeks old his owners Amy and Heath Carkuff began to wonder if there was something wrong with the happy puppy as he was much clumsier than his siblings. The mischievous pup lives happily alongside his parents, Lilo the family Shuh Tzu, a brood of chickens and Biscotti the cow, who often lays against the fence so that MikeyGus can snuggle up to her. When he was 16 weeks it was confirmed that MikeyGus had dwarfism, which has many negative side effects, the bone deformation of all of his long bones. When MikeyGus turned six months old he suddenly stopped walking entirely but owners hoped that he would learn to walk again and that he just needed some time and encouragement. He was extremely determined and eventually began walking again. His condition contributed for the family to learn much about determination, ambition, love and serving. Their journey with MikeyGus has been very bittersweet. He isn't showing any signs of pain even if walking appears to be uncomfortable, but his ears are up and his disposition cheery. MikeyGus has a particularly special bond with the Carkuff’s youngest daughter Samantha, who says MikeyGus is more like a sibling than a pet. Videographer / director: Amy Carkuff Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

This Big Cat Likes To Play Soccer3m15s

This Big Cat Likes To Play Soccer

For South Africa, 2010 was the year of soccer, something even the animals at the Johannesburg ZOO had felt. The animal that was most excited about the World Cup was Triton, their white lion, who could be seen running around the enclosure with a soccer ball, at the amazement of visitors. "This year, being 2010, we just thought it would be a good idea to do a soccer-themed behaviour enrichment programme," said the zoo's brand and communications manager, Letta Madlala. "[The programme] is not something new; it's just the angle that's befitting at this point in time." Triton might have been the most excited about playing with the balls, but the female lions held their own competition. Children and adults alike were enthralled with the vigorous display of agility; even the zookeepers were enchanted. White lions are uncommon, even in the wild; the Joburg Zoo was the first to breed a white lion cub. Most white lions found in other zoos originate from the Joburg zoo, which highlights the importance of conservation. White lions are not albinos - their coloring is a genetic mutation. They are a genetic color mutation of African lions native to the Timbavati area, although all but one pride has existed solely in captivity since their first natural wildlife reintroduction in 2009.

Snake Fakes Death While Showing Off Its Impressive Acting Skills 2m10s

Snake Fakes Death While Showing Off Its Impressive Acting Skills

This snake has perfected a cunning way of deterring predators - by playing dead. With an Oscar-worthy performance, the Eastern Hognose writhes around as if in sheer pain, whilst also emitting a disgusting smell. The snake even hangs its fork tongue out of its mouth to ensure the dramatic scene is fully believable. Texan local, Kenneth Gisi, stumbled across the distinctive snake when it was being confronted by a feral cat. Kenneth explained: "I was just coming home from the store and, while I was walking down my driveway, I noticed a feral cat in the tall grass staring down at the ground intensely. I had a feeling that this cat had found a snake so I went to investigate. Sure enough, it was this Hognose. I was extremely happy that I got to save it from the cat and got to experience this beautiful creature." The Eastern Hognose is famous for being able to deter its enemies from attacking by doing the ages-old trick of playing dead. One really cool feature is that, when confronted with a possible foe, they spread their necks to imitate cobras. But if you don't go away, they will eventually throw themselves into fake spasms and simply play dead! Awesome! Videographer / director: Kenneth Gisi Producer: Shannon Lane, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

This Adorable Canine Is Best Of Friends With A Playful Big Feline1m41s

This Adorable Canine Is Best Of Friends With A Playful Big Feline

Playing rough with a jaguar would leave most thinking this pup’s chance of survival is slim at best. But this unlikely dog and big cat pairing are actually best of friends – playing, sleeping and even eating together 24 hours a day. Bullet the Jack Russell dog became pals with the jaguar, fondly known as ‘Jag’, after he was moved to the Akwaaba Lodge in South Africa. Now the two are almost inseparable! When it comes to friendships in the animal kingdom, it’s rare you would think a dog and a jaguar would be best buds. Jag the Jaguar came to them at a very young age, and was in need of company. Facility owner Layla knew that Bullet the Jack Russell was the perfect canine companion for the job. She says: “Every night Jag needed comfort so he took me in as a mom. And as I could not let him sleep with me all the time, I put Bullet with him. “These two struck it off straight away. They don’t leave each other alone, they feed together, sleep together, do everything together. They are like brothers.” They play together, sleep together and even eat their meals together. Showing a kinship and wonderful understanding between species, this video proves to us that if a dog and jaguar can get along, there’s hope for Celtics and Lakers fans yet.

Record Breaking Rabbits: Angora Bunnies Get Blow-Dried3m39s

Record Breaking Rabbits: Angora Bunnies Get Blow-Dried

BUNNY breeder Betty Chu is the proud owner of the world's furriest rabbits - whose hair can measure almost 15 INCHES long. The 70-year-old has dedicated the last 34 years to producing prize-winning English angora rabbits. She lives with 50 of them at her home in San Jose, California, and is so dedicated she hasn't holidayed with her husband since 1992.  She is the undisputed queen of the angora category, with countless best-in-show awards to her name. But she really hit headlines when her top rabbit Franchesca (ok) entered the Guinness Book of World Records last year as the rabbit with the longest hair in the world - measuring 14.37in.

Cute Puppy Shower: Rescued Pup Enjoys Bath Time1m47s

Cute Puppy Shower: Rescued Pup Enjoys Bath Time

This adorable puppy may be the most chilled canine on the planet as he blissfully settles into bath time. The two-week-old was close to death when he was found abandoned in a dumpster with his two sisters– but now it looks like his troubles are a million miles away. They were found by Dallas Animal Service and referred to the DFW Rescue Me animal shelter where volunteer Claire Fowler was tasked with looking after them.

Cute Animal Friends: Lion And Dog Kiss52s

Cute Animal Friends: Lion And Dog Kiss

A 500-POUND lion and a cute miniature sausage dog have completely turned the idea of "fighting like cats and dogs" on its head. Bonedigger, a five-year old male lion, and Milo, a seven-year old Dachshund dog, are so close that Milo nonchalantly licks the massive lion's teeth to clean them. The two have been inseparable over the past five years at G.W Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Bonedigger and his pack of dogs cuddle, feast on raw meat and play in the grounds together. The park was damaged and flooded, but is managing to provide shelter for domestic and wild creatures that are homeless because of the storm.

Check Out India’s Cyclops Baby Goat1m41s

Check Out India’s Cyclops Baby Goat

A baby goat with one enlarged eye has been born in Assam, India. The kid was born on Wednesday May 10th, and has baffled local villagers. Vets predicted that the goat, who also has only one ear, would die within a few days but he has defied expectations and stayed alive longer than expected. The condition which causes these defects is called cyclopia and can also affect horses, pigs and cows. The cause for this condition is the brain's failure to separate the two hemispheres, which in turn causes the skull to form a single eye socket, with lid and lashes missing. The cause of this genetic condition is uncertain, although it is possible that a toxin ingested during pregnancy can be culprit. The upper and lower lips can be present, but are usually small, and the upper jaw is short and teeth are missing, which is why the normal sized tongue protrudes. Horses, pigs, cows, cats and even dusky sharks have been known to get affected with this condition. The goat’s owner Mukhuri Das, says that he was really shocked when he saw the baby goat. At first they thought that the neighbors would ridicule them, but instead people have been travelling from all around the area to see the “gift from God”, making them famous. Videographer / director: Rima Sharma Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Dog And Duck Become Inseparable Best Friends  2m46s

Dog And Duck Become Inseparable Best Friends

A feisty duck has chosen a pretty unusual best friend- a loving golden retriever. Proud duck owner Pam Ishiguro has a flock of seven ducks but her four-year-old Pekin duck Rudy and Golden Retriever Barclay have formed the strongest bond. The Orange County-based mom said: “The animals are much like my two boys - they have a love-hate relationship. When they are together, somebody is always chasing or jumping on someone else, but when they are apart, they’re always calling for each other.” When the ducks first arrived, Barclay didn't care about them at all, but it all changed when he realized they all have food, too funny! Barclay thinks their food is delicious! He is not a very picky dog, he loves food so much and is always excited to eat a meal. Sometimes he will even steal the ducks food, he always wants more food! Barclay and Rudy are best friends and no one is going to take that away from them! This is too cute! Check out this video of a dog and a duck who become best friends! Have you ever seen an unlikely duo like these two before? Let us know in the comment section down below! Videographer / director: Pam Ishiguro Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Horse Play: Jack Russell Rides Miniature Horse1m40s

Horse Play: Jack Russell Rides Miniature Horse

Seven-year-old miniature horse Spanky, who stands at just 32 inches tall and his pal Dally, a six-year-old Jack Russell Terrier were rescued by horse trainer Francesca Carson and have worked together since. The dynamic duo perform their tricks across America and have even appeared on the iconic Late Show with David Letterman.

Flying Lion: Buffalo Launches Predator Into The Air1m05s

Flying Lion: Buffalo Launches Predator Into The Air

THIS lion was flipped five metres into the air by a buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The buffalo bull was conducting a daring rescue mission in a bid to save his friend from certain death. Two young lions had been silently stalking the buffalo for about 45 minutes when one finally made its move. But the predator was so focused on bringing down his prey that it left itself open to a surprise attack. The astonishing images were captured by Ian Matheson, 52, during an early morning game drive with his son Oliver, 16, and two of Oliver's friends in the Mjejane Reserve on the border of the Kruger Park. Amazingly all of the animals walked away from the encounter with no major injuries, except perhaps some bruised egos on the lion's part.

Cute Bouncing Lamb Becomes Huge Internet Star1m27s

Cute Bouncing Lamb Becomes Huge Internet Star

AN ADORABLE happy lamb hops his way to internet fame after a brush with death. Hilarious videos of little Winter bouncing down hallways and on beds has made the fluffy creature a Vine star. And despite being just five months old he has amassed a dedicated following of 25,000 people who follow his every move.Shannen Hussein, 21, from Melbourne, Australia, found the young lamb during a cold winter night after being abandoned by their mother.

Cute Otter Is Best Friends With Lions And Hyenas3m09s

Cute Otter Is Best Friends With Lions And Hyenas

An orphaned otter has formed an extraordinary bond with a hyena and a huge lioness. Moses, a Cape clawless otter, was found abandoned by his parents by the side of a river when he was just a few weeks old. A policeman brought the helpless pup to Annel Snyman at Loebies Guest Farm and Predator Park in Bela Bela, South Africa. Moses was nursed back to health by Annel who was also raising lion and hyena cubs in her home. Now 18-months-old Moses still visits Annel in her house, sleeps in her bed and play fights with the big cats at the predator park.