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Big Bull Shark Is Spotted In The Backyard Of A Resident’s Home 1m19s

Big Bull Shark Is Spotted In The Backyard Of A Resident’s Home

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 ecosystem of the ocean and without them, the balance of the ocean would be in dismay. The video is like a scene from a Hollywood horror movie and it makes our blood freeze in our veins. Imagine seeing a shark in the pool of your own backyard. Wouldn’t you be taken aback? We bet you would! Just look how it is roaming freely in the water without even taking notice of where it is. It looks like this shark doesn’t bother that it isn’t swimming in the deep blue of the ocean as long as it has enough space to make itself happy. If you are curious about some more bull shark sightings, then we suggest watching the following video where reef sharks brought a pair of bull sharks, one of the most aggressive and unpredictable of the shark species. What started as a quiet dive became more thrilling than these divers expected. The sharks passed close enough to give a very clear view of their cold eyes and impressive teeth. Divers know that there is a fine line between curiosity and aggression and that improper behavior will have serious consequences. The divers in this video all surfaced without any incidents, but they were all surprised to have been greeted by the bull sharks. This dive took place on a wall near the famous Blue Hole near San Pedro, Belize. Reef sharks are a relatively common sight but it is quite rare to see bull sharks swimming so close to scuba divers. The truth is that shark attacks are rare, even in the case of bull sharks , and if the divers remain calm, stay together and stay vertical, their chance of experiencing a serious problem is very small. Even though they know this to be true, the divers can be seen moving closer together and instinctively pulling their feet and hands in closer. 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!

This Shark Is Believed To Be The Biggest One In The World 2m11s

This Shark Is Believed To Be The Biggest One In The World

Unseen footage of what experts believe is the biggest great white shark ever caught on camera has been released. The 20 feet 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 Great White shark 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 huge 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 (20 feet). 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

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.

Sharks Pick Up A Fight Over A Feeding Bait 1m40s

Sharks Pick Up A Fight Over A Feeding Bait

JAWS WARS! A vicious great white shark burst from the water to rip into another shark. The sensational moment was caught while Adam Malski, 33, was trying to study the species when the fish proved why it has the reputation of the ocean’s most fearsome predator. The 4.8m shark attacked the rival fish 50 miles from Australia’s shore. The larger Great White survived the encounter but the smaller shark has not been sighted since. The smaller, juvenile shark was attempting to feed on some shark bait when the larger and older female came at it at the same time. The female snapped at the youngling, but instead of ripping a chunk, she spat it away before continuing with her feast. The rare shot was captured on camera by photographer Jason Whittle in the Neptune Islands in South Australia. Whittle said: 'A smaller one came in to take the bait and without warning a bigger female charged in and opened up its mouth fully wide revealing its sharp teeth and caught the smaller shark in its mouth." He added: “It was definitely a warning not to jump the line and respect the elder, queen of the territory.' Watching these two sharks engage in fierce fighting gives us chills down the spine! How creepy is that! These predator animals going against one another is a real frights show to watch! While Great White sharks are known to occasionally cannibalize their own, even their own siblings while inside the uterus during pregnancy, but it has rarely been caught on camera. Sharks are one of the most feared carnivores in the sea. There are 365 species of sharks in the sea as we know today. All sharks are carnivores. Most of them eat live fish, including other sharks. Sharks can travel with great bursts of speed especially when attacking their prey or when excited. The fastest-swimming sharks have a moon-shaped tail that provides extra power and durability for swimming! Overall sharks are scary! And being close to two sharks fighting? Is even closer to a heart attack! Just take a look at this video! He described the shark's reaction to his presence as "inquisitive" but "not aggressive." While Gilbert has since been seen in the waters around the island, nobody has gotten a quick look at the little one since the recorded assault. Extraordinary white sharks, which can develop to 20 feet long and are the biggest savage fish on Earth, are thought to number under 10,000 around the globe and for the most part don't battle about nourishment, specialists say. They are found in beachfront surface waters of all the world's significant seas. They achieve development at around 15 years old and can live as long as 70 years. It's difficult to state how the assault ends, however, it would appear that the greater shark gets the high ground in the battle. Also, it is by all accounts chomping down as an afterthought, directly before the Pettoral balance, on the little shark.

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.

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

Great White Shark Tries To Take A Nibble Off Dinghy1m09s

Great White Shark Tries To Take A Nibble Off Dinghy

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again - the deep dark waters of the ocean are filled with wonders. We know so little of what is really hiding in its depths, it sometimes even scares us. When we think of sharks, the first thing that comes to mind are their sharp teeth and beady eyes. These forces of nature can literally freeze the blood in our veins. Some of them are so notorious, they are known to be able to snap a human body in half. However, more gruesome than those instances are the shark corpses found in the ocean. If we think that sharks are dangerous, we need to think again because the dark waters are filled with forces to be reckoned with. Despite their ill reputation, we can’t ignore the facts that sharks are a masterpiece. They have lithe bodies that are able to thread waters despite their weight. And if you think that they are slowed down by their built, think again. They are so fast that escaping them requires a certain amount of skill, and an enormous amount of luck. It’s only normal that we are afraid of them. This video, however, shows us a different view of sharks. They look mighty different when you aren’t in the way of danger. 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! It seems that these great monsters of the deep have a growing fascination with man's vessels. Another Great White was captured on camera trying to take a bite off another, far sturdier boat off Port Lincoln in Australia. This is one startling video that no one wants to miss! What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

This Woman Shares Her Home With 1,100 Felines4m11s

This Woman Shares Her Home With 1,100 Felines

A caring cat lady has given up her 4,200 square foot home to more than a thousand felines. Sixty-seven-year-old Lynea Lattanzio now lives in a trailer on her six acre property and allows the cats to run freely through the five bedroom house. Today she runs Cat House On The Kings which is California’s largest no-cage, no kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats. Lynea and her team of volunteers care for about 800 adult cats and 300 kittens. She started fostering cats in 1992 and acquired 96 by the end of the year - successfully rehoming all of them. In 1993 she became a veterinary technician to help keep the animals’ medical costs down and the number of cats continued to grow. The team starts feedings at the shelter at 4 am and they also give medical attention to critically ill cats. To learn more about adoptions at Cat House On The Kings visit  http://www.cathouseonthekings.com   This is one interesting lady. We have heard of the stereotypical cat lady before, but this has taken that stereotype over the top! Over 1100 felines is insane! At least all these cats have a good home and will be happy and safe! Having that many cats require a whole lot of cat food! She spends a a whole lot on those cats alone! Over a million dollars a year, that is crazy! If she ever runs out of the food, she could always buy some more cat food from Amazon ! Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Samantha Grillo, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips

Unique Tiny Rescue Dog Finds Fur-Ever Home3m22s

Unique Tiny Rescue Dog Finds Fur-Ever Home

This tiny, funny looking dog is named Cletus. He’s got a crooked nose, a terrible overbite and a hump on his tiny back. When he was found, wandering the streets of Los Angeles, he already had lived a terrible life and no one knew where he had come from. When Cletus was rescued by Best Friends Animal Society, he had respiratory problems and trouble eating. But after getting slightly better, his photo was taken and uploaded to Best Friends Animal Society’s Instagram page, where he stole the heart of Summer Esslingen, Mark Enrietto’s girlfriend. He had just come home from work when Summer sent him a photo of Cletus, demanding that he went to Best Friends LA to pick Cletus up. That’s when love at first sight happened between the two. Cletus loves all dogs, but because of his looks, some dogs don’t like Cletus back and don’t know how to lay with him. The tiny dog gets tired very easily, so he can only walk around the cul de sac for 15 minutes or so, before having to lay down. Cletus might have a myriad of health issues and he can only eat specialty dry dog food, but when it comes to posing in doggy outfits, this once-unfortunate puppy is a rising star on Instagram! After falling in love with Cletus, the pair fully recommend adopting a dog , even if they look a little different. Videographer / director: Summer Eslinger Producer: Shannon Lane, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Hostile Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Headbutts Unwanted Visitor1m47s

Hostile Llama-Alpaca Hybrid Headbutts Unwanted Visitor

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. Check out this hostile alpaca! 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! When Brian Barczyk volunteered to clean up this zoo’s petting area he got more than he bargained for. Head zookeeper of the Tri-state zoological park in Cumberland MD want to make sure they are looking good for people coming in and taking care of the animals, so the petting area is where they start. Even though Brian is known for his online videos with snakes and other reptiles, on this occasion, he wanted to get a feel for the zookeeping of some other animals. Thinking it was some pretty easy job, he was up for a big surprise! Namely the alpaca hybrid wasn’t a fan of the reptile man and soon let him know that! While you would expect animals in the petting area to be quite docile, this four-year-old llama-alpaca cross isn’t that keen on keeping Brian in the pen. However, despite his problems with Misty, it seems he shouldn’t take it too personal as the animal seemed to be aggressive with the head zookeeper as well. After watching this clip, you probably won’t believe this, but llamas can be a quite organized gang and even try to snatch a vehicle from the unsuspecting scents! For real! As you are about to see, this can happen in real life! In another video, we see two guys riding through something that looks like a safari park when a bunch of llamas surrounds them. They try feeding them in the attempts to make them leave, but these hilarious llamas are not giving up! One of them even stood in front of the car, so the guys can’t leave! How hilarious is that? One of the guys is obviously scared, while the other one keeps his cool and tries to come up with the solution to this crazy situation. In the end, he politely asks llama to move, and she does exactly that! LOL! Can llamas understand English? Judging by this video, yes, they can! Well, at least when you are super polite to them! What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy! Videographer / Director: Animal Bytes TV Producer: Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

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 duck's 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! Even though some people still believe that animals are not capable of having feelings and having friends, so we think that with this heart-breathtakingly and adorable video will show everyone that animals can be best friends with humans and other animals too. Adorable animal friends are always there for each other as companions, no matter what. Sure, they get into scuffles every now and then, but in the end, there is no other furry creature they’d rather spend their time with! Animals build you up. People come and go. Animals stay even when people go. That’s why they develop these kinds of unique friendships. Because they are loyal and trustworthy! This friendship is another proof of how animals can have a great time and fantastic relationship no matter how different they are! Having a best friend is the greatest feeling in the world. The be that super team, the enjoy every day together, share secrets and this dog and duck probably share the same bond! Personally, we think that there’s nothing cuter than seeing a precious video about animal best friends, but there’s a special place in our hearts for dogs that have friendships with animals of a different species. A little factor in these kinds of friendships is that dogs are very sociable and accepting. They like to give love and to receive back. We are pretty sure there is a lesson to be learned from our four-legged friends and amazing friendships. One of the greatest gifts of life is friendship because having a friend who loves you and knows you are priceless. A friend brings out the best in you, who will prove to you that they will be there for you no matter what. Spending the day with your friend is a therapy that no money can buy! 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

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.

This Is The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear2m07s

This Is The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear

Polar bears are one of the most iconic and well-loved species in the world. They can swim constantly for days at a time. As well as reaching speeds of up to 6 mph in the water, polar bears can swim for long distances and steadily for many hours to get from one piece of ice to another. Their large paws are specially adapted for swimming, which they’ll use to paddle through the water while holding their hind legs flat like a rudder. Polar bears are actually black, not white. It’s fur is translucent, and only appears white because it reflects visible light. Beneath all that thick fur, their skin is jet black. Imagine being able to have a polar bear as a pet just like you have a dog. Imagine doing all kinds of things with the bear as you do with your dog. Ok, maybe your dog wouldn’t be able to swim in freezing cold weather and icy water, however the time you spend with them is nevertheless amusing. Well, a man also known as a grizzly man called Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world that can swim with a polar bear. We can say that he is one of the rare lucky people in the world to have a polar bear as a faithful companion. 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." Despite this, these majestic and awe-inspiring bears are under serious threat from climate change, which has left their sea ice habitat dwindling. Since 1972 WWF has worked hard to fight the challenges that polar bears are facing and secure them a safer future. We are sure that this video provoked an interest among viewers, so if it tickled your imagination, don’t forget to share it and let your friends know about this phenomenal friendship.

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

Brave Mongoose Fends Off Four Lions While They Try To Attack 1m04s

Brave Mongoose Fends Off Four Lions While They Try To Attack

Everyone has to eat to survive and these four lions are ready to attack their next meal, a mongoose. What we expect to be a quick kill, turned out to be a much harder task for the lions. This mongoose wasn't going to give up without a fight. Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators. The mongoose may be under two feet tall, but that doesn't stop it, it is ready to fight. The aggressive mongoose growled at the felines and even bit one at the nose, this is one brave mongoose! Mongooses are one of the bravest animals in nature. There’s the famous fictional mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the “Jungle Book” that battles a cobra . And then there’s this real-life mongoose in Kenya that was caught on film in Masaai Mara National Park fending off four lions! Amazing! The shocking fight, which was photographed in 2011 but has just been released, began in the Masaai Mara National Park, Kenya, when photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose. The lions chased the mongoose into a hole in the ground, but the mongoose wasn't done with it's fight. It came back out and fought the predators once again before running for cover, amazing! For more information, visit http://www.wild-dog.fr/en During a trip toKenya, Jerome Guillaumot caught something truly fascinating. Maybe even something a little adorable. This professional photographer stumbled across a mongoose surrounded by four fearsome lions, a situation that you’d think would have an obvious outcome. In a bizarre turn of events, the plucky mongoose started running around manically while screaming at the predators. Even the lions were caught off-guard. Stunned, they began to edge back with uncertainty. With every screech the little mongoose advanced towards its would-be tormentors, intimidating them through sheer noisiness. One lion got brave and gave its prey a bash over the head with its large paw, but the mongoose barely registered the blow and continued to edge forwards menacingly. It even dared to physically attack the mighty monarch of the jungle, launching itself at one lion’s face at lightning speed. The surprise managed to buy the mongoose enough time to make a break for it, but the confused lions weren’t ready to give up just yet, and chased after the loud little lout. Their pursuit proved unsuccessful, as the mongoose threw itself into the safety of a nearby hole in the ground. The lions gathered around the hole in frustration, having let their prey slip through their fingers. But the fearless mongoose clearly enjoyed the taste of power, and emerged from the hole for one more round. As the brave little mongoose continued to scream and shout, the stunned lions once again felt their nerves shake and backed away.Though they’re known for taking on venomous cobras without fear, this is the first time a mongoose has been filmed fending off predators as big and fierce as lions. Check out this video of a brave mongoose fighting for its life! Have you ever seen prey fighting back against their predators? Let us know in the comment section down below!

Meet Hulk, The Giant 175lb Family Pit Bull4m47s

Meet Hulk, 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!

Dog Whisperer Walks Pack Of Dogs Without A Leash2m47s

Dog Whisperer 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.

Cute Ninja Kitten Shows Doberman Pal Who’s The Boss59s

Cute Ninja Kitten Shows Doberman Pal Who’s The Boss

This is the heartwarming video in which a curious kitten launches a surprise attack on a bemused dog in an adorable bid for attention. Cuteness overload! Two-months-old kitten Sophie was found abandoned in a gas station restroom in British Columbia, Canada and was adopted by kind-hearted Jessica Manning. After meeting Jessica’s three-year-old Doberman, Bishop, the new arrival attempted to set a few ground rules. During the comical encounter, Bishop patiently endures Sophie’s paw-attacks and Jessica hopes that the pair will soon become best friends! Watch as frisky feline Sophie paws at the dog's snout and quickly runs off before launching another attack. Customs officer Jessica Manning recorded this footage of her two pets Bishop, a three-year-old doberman, and two-month-old kitten Sophie in her home. When Sophie was found abandoned in a gas station restroom near Jessica’s home, the kind girl, 30, and her boyfriend Ryan Onsowich, 31, decided to raise the kitty and give it a nice, warm home. When the couple decided to give this lovely kitty a home, they expected for some kind of rivalry to take place, but didn’t expect for the adult dog to be so patient with the little kitty! Sometimes cats can be too bossy to handle , that is why some dogs are often afraid of cats, and they sure have a good reason for it. Cats are known for their wilderness and attacking skills, so dogs rarely take the risk to fight back. The owner in this funny video had a fun time recording her pets. The cute dog sits patiently while the small kitty tries to prove a point. The cat keeps using its tiny paws, slapping the dog in its face in a play-like manner. Such a rebellious behaviour! Was little Sophie trying to engage in play mode or did she just try to show Bishop who is the boss?

Wiener Dog Gives Loving Kisses To Massive Lion52s

Wiener Dog Gives Loving Kisses To Massive Lion

This is quite the story of an unusual friendship. Here we have the king of the wild, yes you guessed it, a lion. The most vicious creature with the highest predator instinct. The lion is not only the toughest, strongest but the proudest and scariest of all the land animals. It's in the lion's nature to be respected and feared from all and that's exactly the way he carries himself. Although, you will not believe your eyes once you see what happens in this video. This is proof that there is kindness above all in this world. This video will for sure blow your mind. 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. Now having to now a little about these two lovely palls, go ahead and complete the picture by taking a look at an ordinary everyday life of these two BFF's. They bond they have created is nothing short of extraordinary!

At 4 Feet Long, This Is New York's Biggest Cat2m48s

At 4 Feet Long, This Is New York's Biggest Cat

Meet Samson, New York's biggest cat - weighing 28 pounds and measuring an incredible four foot in length. The hulking feline is chauffeured around in his very own super-size carriage and spends his downtime playing fetch - just like a dog. The insatiable kitty eats six cans of food a day to feed his massive appetite. Despite popular belief, Samson is not a cross between a bear and a Persian cat. Can you even imagine that? Actually, he is a maine Coon , a cat breed known for their hulking sizes. He is the proud owner of DJ Jonathan Zurbel, who says: "I just watched his weight start to grow and grow. "I went to the vet and she said this is the largest cat we have in the registry. I decided to claim that name and claim that throne." Jonathan inherited the cat from his brother and dedicated himself to making Samson a celebrity on Instagram. Being a celebrity feline on social media doesn’t just make you look good, it works wonders for your entourage as well! Jonathan says that he has changed his love life completely, as many girls want to come over and meet the big fella. But having a big cat means having even bigger responsibilities. Jonathan had to get him a huge litter box and even a dog carrier and a dog leash! All joking aside, Jonathan hopes that Samson’s fame will help promote cat adoption . He says: "I like to share him with people and that’s really the goal - just get him out there. “I want to spread pet ownership and encourage people to adopt because there’s lots of cats out there that need homes.” Since he is convinced he has the largest cat in New York, a challenger is invited to come and say they have a bigger feline pet! The four-year-old Maine Coon has now reached celebrity status due to his impressive stature - and has amassed over 104,000 followers on Instagram. For more information, visit https://www.instagram.com/catstradamus/?hl=en

Orphaned Baby Elephant Saved From Starvation | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES2m08s

Orphaned Baby Elephant Saved From Starvation | WILDEST ANIMAL RESCUES

Animal lovers prepare to have your heart melted as this emotional yet inspiring video emerges! This precious elephant calf was saved from starvation after being separated from her elephant family on the dry African plains. Luckily The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) stepped in after a call from a Big Life Foundation ranger who had spotted the calf wandering the Narraengolo area within the Amboseli-Chyulu ecosystem. Faith in humanity restored as this group of heroes save this elephant. This adorable elephant calf , now named Esampu according to the area she was found in, seems so happy after it got rescued. Although the calf was not in need of medical treatment, the sorrow over the loss of her family will take time to overcome. It is believed that the Masai practice of elephant spearing could be the reason behind her family’s disappearance. The DSWT really is an amazing group and organization as animals are precious to this planet and need to be saved if they ever get in trouble! They deserve a pat on the back! This adorable elephant looks so cute! Don't you wish that you could bring something like that home with you? Unfortunately you can't but you could always get an adorable animal plush from Amazon ! Videographer / director: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Jack Stevens

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

Russian Couple Share Their Studio With An Oversized Cat6m30s

Russian Couple Share Their Studio With An Oversized Cat

Meet the brave couple that shares their home with a playful two-year-old cougar. In 2016, Alexandr Dmitriev and his wife, Mariya, decided to adopt a young cougar called Messi and raise him as a house-pet in their small, studio apartment in Penza, Russia. Messi follows a strict grooming routine to ensure he doesn’t make too much of a mess around the house – he gets washed in the bath, has his nails trimmed, his teeth checked and he receives a special brush-down every day. The big cat eats twice a day with a diet consisting of turkey, beef, a bit of chicken breast and some bones. And with a growing social media following of 250,000 on Instagram and more than 2 million views on YouTube, Messi has become a local celebrity. According to his owners, Messi has a condition that makes him only half of the size a normal, healthy puma would have at his age. Still, they both claim he is just like having a dog. "We live together, sleep together," Alexandr Dmitriev said. "He convinced us with his behavior that he's a full member of our family and that he wouldn't be doing anything bad apart from some small naughty things. He's very kind and likes contact. He gets on very well with people." They saw Messi when he was but a little cub in a petting ZOO. "The first time we saw him in the zoo, I think we both had the same feeling towards this animal," Mariya said. "It was such an excitement, such tenderness. Like, I don't know, it's impossible to grasp but it was very strong." The one thing everyone who has seen the oversized pet online have but one question - where does he go to the toilet? The answer is pretty simple really - he uses the bathtub.

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

Caught On Camera: Leopard Attacks Safari Guide1m27s

Caught On Camera: Leopard Attacks Safari Guide

A BRITISH safari guide has been hospitalised after a leopard attacked him in the open-top jeep he was travelling in. Curtis Plumb, 38, was bitten and clawed in the arm after the predator launched itself at his vehicle in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The mauling just after 1pm on Thursday was caught on camera by tourists, who watched the horrifying incident unfold before their eyes. Eyewitness accounts say Mr Plumb stopped his vehicle full of tourists to watch the big cat when it suddenly attacked. In the chaos that followed, the safari vehicle and another car in the convoy both ran over the leopard with their wheels. In a statement William Mambasa, general manager of Kruger National Park, thanked the tourist from the other vehicle for saving the guide and tourists’ lives. Mr Plumb, who has been working as a guide for four years after moving to South Africa from the United Kingdom, was taken to hospital for immediate surgery. He is said to be in a stable condition. The injured leopard was put down after the incident, which comes just a month after a lion mauled 22-year-old American tourist Katherine Chappell to death in a predator park in South Africa.