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Snowmobilers Dig Out Moose Stuck In Newfoundland Snow49s

Snowmobilers Dig Out Moose Stuck In Newfoundland Snow

What started as a trip to check the conditions after a heavy snowfall turned into an impromptu rescue mission in western Newfoundland, when a group of snowmobilers noticed the head of moose that got stuck in the 6 feet of snow. “We weren’t sure what it was at first, but when we looked closer it was a full-size bull moose, up to his neck – literally – in snow.” said Jonathan Anstey of Sledcore snowmobiling riding clinic. Apparently, the animal got stuck in a bog hole covered with snow and it was frantically fighting to find its footing, but in vain. So, on December 30, these snowmobilers knew they had one job left to do in the deep snow. They grabbed their shovels and started working quickly, clearing a walking path for the moose to escape. The CBC reported the group was snowmobiling on a trail north of Deer Lake, located outside of Gros Morne National Park, when they spotted the moose’s head. Some of the riders left the area, but Jonathan Anstey, who was with the group and took photos, told the CBC that his group felt comfortable “stepping in” to help the animal. “I wouldn’t suggest anybody else try it, but in this situation we felt comfortable doing what we did,” said Jonathan. “Moose, when they get agitated, they pin their ears back flat and the hair stands up on their back and they lick their lips aggressively. So he was doing all these things.” A few minutes later a path was cleared behind the animal to help him escape. The snowmobilers then moved about 50 feet away, watching as the moose crawled out of its trap . It stuck around for a few seconds, shaking itself off. “And then he gave us a look or two and trotted on his way,” said Anstey. Credit: Andrew Emberley/Sledcore via Storyful

Security Camera Shows Earthquake Rattle Bodrum Hotel21s

Security Camera Shows Earthquake Rattle Bodrum Hotel

A powerful offshore earthquake rocked the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum in the early hours of Friday morning. This security camera video shows waiters fleeing outside when the magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the Galen Hotel & Beach resort in Bodrum. Across the Aegean Sea, on the nearby Greek Island of Kos, the damage was more severe with at least two dead and hundreds reported injured, according to Reuters. Credit: Galen Hotel & Beach via Storyful

Black Labrador Enjoys Snow for First Time36s

Black Labrador Enjoys Snow for First Time

Not everyone was worried by the second day of the so-called Beast From the East weather front: a black Labrador loved the arrive of the snow in his garden in Essex on Tuesday, February 27. Woody, the dog of local photographer Matthew Mallett, was pictured running around the garden and playing. “Well someone’s enjoying the snow for the first time in his life!” said Mallett. Credit: Matthew Mallet (JRM Photography). via Storyful

Frozen Alligators Thaw Out as North Carolina Temperatures Rise1m59s

Frozen Alligators Thaw Out as North Carolina Temperatures Rise

Alligators at The Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, had a chance to thaw out and sun themselves after temperatures rose above freezing on January 9. The American alligators survived the freeze by staying in the water with their snouts sticking out. The park wrote in a blog post on Saturday that the cold-blooded gators could endure temperatures by slowing their metabolism in a hibernation-like process called brumation. As soon as the temperature was back up and the sun out, so were the alligators. Credit: Youtube/Shallotte River Swamp Park via Storyful

Tasmanian Devil Curiously Lifts Nose to Falling Snow16s

Tasmanian Devil Curiously Lifts Nose to Falling Snow

The temperature plunged across Tasmania on Thursday, June 29, but among those least bothered were the Tasmanian devils at a Cradle Mountain sanctuary. A staff member at the sanctuary captured footage of one of the Australian natives wandering about in the swirling white, appearing curious but undisturbed by the cold snap. Credit: Facebook/Devils at Cradle via Storyful

Funnel Cloud Spotted in Pickaway County, Ohio50s

Funnel Cloud Spotted in Pickaway County, Ohio

Funnel clouds were spotted in Pickaway County, Ohio, on July 7, but the National Weather Service tweeted the storms were not capable of producing tornados. This video was taken from Ohio Highway 316 in Ashville. Credit: Instagram/naturalistandy via Storyful

Passenger Rides Elephant Through Flooded Nepal Street36s

Passenger Rides Elephant Through Flooded Nepal Street

A man sporting an umbrella and riding an elephant was captured on film travelling through the flooded streets of Sauraha, Nepal, on August 14, the day after elephants helped rescue hundreds of tourists from a flooded jungle safari park in the area. The Rapti River had overflowed its banks in Sauraha, roughly 80 kilometers west of Kathmandu, leaving about 600 tourists stranded. Indian media reported on August 15 that 91 people had been killed in the floods, and another 38 people were still missing. Sauraha is popular with foreign tourists, mainly for rhino watching and elephant rides. When floods recently struck Nepal and stranded hundreds of tourists in a jungle safari park, it was dozens of elephants who came to the rescue. The Rapti River had overflowed its banks in Sauraha, roughly 80 kilometers west of Kathmandu, leaving about 600 tourists stranded in the popular tourist destination. “Some 300 guests were rescued on elephant backs and tractor trailers [and taken] to [nearby] Bharatpur yesterday [Sunday] and the rest will be taken to safer places today,” Suman Ghimire, head of a group of Sauraha hotel owners, told Reuters. Credit: Rajendra Kharel of All Angels Nepal via Storyful

Thousands Evacuated as Rapidly Spreading Brush Fire Destroys Homes in Ventura, California39s

Thousands Evacuated as Rapidly Spreading Brush Fire Destroys Homes in Ventura, California

Around 27,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes in Ventura County, California, on December 5, as a rapidly spreading brush fire grew to 31,000 acres and destroyed 150 structures, the Ventura County Fire Department said. Local media reported that one person had died as a result of the blaze, known as the Thomas Fire. The Ventura County Fire Department also said one firefighter had also been injured in the blaze. The Thomas Fire was first reported at around 6:25 pm and was said to be moving at a “rapid rate,” according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Strong winds in the area, recorded at 43 mph with gusts over 60 mph, fueled the fire. Credit: Instagram/boostedbosslady via Storyful

Snowball Fight at Dublin's Trinity College14s

Snowball Fight at Dublin's Trinity College

Students at Trinity College in Dublin made the most of the “beast from the east” by having a snowball fight on the university’s Front Square. Journalist Richard Chambers, who shared the video, said: “Brazilian, Venezuelan students are enjoying their first ever snow day.” Credit: Richard Chambers via Storyful

Fast-Moving Water Rushes Down Fukuoka River46s

Fast-Moving Water Rushes Down Fukuoka River

Fast-moving water rushed down a river in the Tagawa District of Fukuoka during rain storms on July 5. At least seven people were killed and 14 others were missing as the storms hit Kyushu, NHK reported. Around 100,000 people had been evacuated in southern Japan due to heavy rains, flooding and landslides that started on July 5, according to Reuters. Authorities on July 7 warned that the Itabitsu River in Kitakyushu could overflow and recommended the evacuation of more than 1,700 residents in the Akihabara district. Thousands of police, firefighters and soldiers were mobilised to help victims in the flood-stricken areas. Credit: Facebook/Kazunori Tamada via Storyful

Record 21 Inches of Snow Falls in British Columbia40s

Record 21 Inches of Snow Falls in British Columbia

A record-breaking snowfall in British Columbia knocked out power and shut down roads on Tuesday, October 24. A total of 23 centimeters, or nine inches, fell, which broke the record of 15.2 centimeters, according to a news report. More snow fell on Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 55 centimeters, or about 21 inches, for the two days. School buses were shut down, though schools remained open, the news report said. City bus service in Fort St John was suspended until Wednesday afternoon so plows could clear the roads. About 5,000 homes and businesses were without power at the height of the outages. However, officials thought power would be restored to everyone by Friday, a news report said. Credit: Facebook/Foxtail Labradors via Storyful

Dog Goes Temporarily Bananas After Seeing its First Snowfall19s

Dog Goes Temporarily Bananas After Seeing its First Snowfall

A dog named Ted from Bromley, Kent, loved every single minute of his time in the snow on February 26 as many parts of the UK braced for flurries and subzero temperatures from the “Beast from the East” storm moving across the country. “Never seen a dog so excited in my life! Teds first time in the snow!” his owner, Autumn Powell, wrote. Credit: Autumn Powell via Storyful

Hurricane Jose's Waves Erode Outer Banks Beaches1m08s

Hurricane Jose's Waves Erode Outer Banks Beaches

Churning some 230 miles off the coast, Hurricane Jose took a toll on the beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Tuesday, September 19. In this video, rough surf eroded a small dune along NC-12 in Kitty Hawk, dangerously close to the road itself. Jose is currently holding strength on its slow slog to the north. Credit: YouTube/Sam Walker via Storyful

Kurnell Bushfire Seen From Plane Landing at Sydney Airport45s

Kurnell Bushfire Seen From Plane Landing at Sydney Airport

A raging bushfire was captured on film from above by a passenger flying into Sydney Airport on September 3. More than 350 hectares of bushland was destroyed overnight by fire at the Botany Bay National Park in Kurnell, south of Sydney. Firefighters sharing updates from the scene said about 140 firefighters were in attendance and the fire was within containment lines but not yet contained. More crews will arrive later on Monday, September 4. According to the Rural Fire Service, the fire began on Saturday afternoon, September 2, and it had burned close to an oil refinery. Credit: Twitter/Bobby Tran via Storyful

Timelapse Shows Bali's Mount Agung Volcano Erupting at Daybreak24s

Timelapse Shows Bali's Mount Agung Volcano Erupting at Daybreak

The maximum alert as Bali’s Mount Agung erupted remained in force on Tuesday, November 28. On Saturday, Agung commenced a “sustained ash eruption” that saw plumes reaching nearly two miles high, according to The Jakarta Post. The island’s airport closed on Monday morning, stranding about 59,000 passengers. While the volcano’s activity was said to be unpredictable, scientists said it matched the buildup to the 1963 eruption that left 1,600 dead. The island had issued a mass evacuation order, with around 100,000 residents told to leave the area as the mountain continued to spew volcanic ash with increasing intensity. This time lapse video, shot from neighboring Batur, shows plumes of smoke rising up from the volcano in the early hours of the day. Credit: Instagram/ikpsframes via Storyful

Monsoon Causes Road Closures in Las Vegas31s

Monsoon Causes Road Closures in Las Vegas

A monsoon in Las Vegas caused flash floods and road closures on July 25. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the greater Las Vegas area. Rushing water in roadways made conditions hazardous for drivers, as this video shows. According to KTNV news, several roads remained closed after the flood warning was lifted due to debris from the storm. Credit: Instagram/Maggie Swanson via Storyful

Man Dressed as Disney's Elsa Spots Boston Police Van Stuck in Snow - and Helps to Let It Go44s

Man Dressed as Disney's Elsa Spots Boston Police Van Stuck in Snow - and Helps to Let It Go

A man dressed as Elsa from Disney’s animated film Frozen helped to push a police van that had become stuck in snow in South End, Boston, on March 13 as onlookers applauded and shouted “Let him go.” The National Weather Service said that 16 inches of snow was reported to have fallen on the night of March 13 in South Boston, while more than 27 inches of snow fell in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, on the same night. Credit: Jordi Mullor via Storyful

Humpback Whale Takes a Leap, Narrowly Missing Small Boat18s

Humpback Whale Takes a Leap, Narrowly Missing Small Boat

A small boat carrying a group of whale watchers appeared very small when a humpback whale breached nearby, sending water flying as it landed again on Friday, July 7. Collins told WA Today it was rare to see a whale breach so close to a vessel. Credit: YouTube/Mark Collins via Storyful

Resident Films His Neighborhood Burning in Santa Rosa Wildfire2m54s

Resident Films His Neighborhood Burning in Santa Rosa Wildfire

A local resident filmed his Santa Rosa neighborhood burning on Monday, October 9, as wildfires continued to grow in northern California. Larry Broderick, a resident of Flintwood Drive in Santa Rosa, told Storyful that he had returned to his neighborhood in an attempt to save his house but he was unsuccessful. He said he filmed this footage after five hours of attempting to fight the fire on his own. By October 10, the wildfires had killed 17 people and destroyed up to 2,000 structures, the LA Times reported. California Gov Jerry Brown declared states of emergency in Sonoma, Napa and five other counties. US President Donald Trump also approved a disaster declaration, allowing federal emergency aid to help state and local recovery efforts. Credit: YouTube/Larry Broderick via Storyful

Tornado Touches Down in Three Hills, Alberta1m00s

Tornado Touches Down in Three Hills, Alberta

A tornado briefly touched down at around 5pm on Friday, June 2, in the town of Three Hills, Alberta. The tornado was moving east at 50 km/h, according to reports, and nearby Morrin and Rowley were in the twister’s path. Twenty-seven minutes after the alert was first issued, Alberta Emergency officials reported the tornado threat was over.

Snowfall in Derbyshire Causes Road Closures and Disruption49s

Snowfall in Derbyshire Causes Road Closures and Disruption

The town of Buxton, in Derbyshire, woke up under a blanket of snow after the Met Office issued a yellow warning in the area for snow and ice on Friday, December 29. Video filmed from outside the local railway station shows heavy snowfall. Buxton is the highest market town in England with an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea level. Credit: Twitter, Facebook/SevereWxUpdates2017 via Storyful

Storm Pushes Container Ship Across Durban Harbor Mouth1m15s

Storm Pushes Container Ship Across Durban Harbor Mouth

A container ship was pushed across the harbor mouth in Durban’s port on October 10, due to a powerful storm that brought high winds, torrential rain and flash flooding to the city and the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal area, killing at least five people. Footage here shows a glimpse at the MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) ship, which separated from its mooring in the severe weather and lodged in a sandbank, according to IOL News. The South Africa Times reported that floodwaters submerged cars and blocked highways in the western South African city and winds were powerful enough to cause at least one other cargo ship to also slip its moorings. Credit: Facebook/Blue Security – Durban via Storyful

Water Surges Into Dovestone Reservoir After Heavy Rain45s

Water Surges Into Dovestone Reservoir After Heavy Rain

Rain in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester, over the weekend led to strong surges of water into Doverstone Reservoir on the morning of September 11. A local fell walker captured video showing the water cascading into the reservoir and wrote, on Twitter, that he had “not seen rain like this for a while”. Credit: Twitter/Houndtrail via Storyful

Snow Falls in Santiago in Rare Winter Cold Snap39s

Snow Falls in Santiago in Rare Winter Cold Snap

Temperatures dropped in Santiago, Chile, over the weekend of July 15, resulting in a rare snowfall. The chilly air resulted in about one to two inches of snow in a city that has not seen it since 2011, Accuweather reported. Temperatures were expected to remain frigid through the weekend, with a minimum temperature of 3 degrees Celsius (37 Fahrenheit) and a maximum of 8 Celsius (46 Fahrenheit) expected for Saturday, according to Latercera. Credit: Twitter/marcog1966 via Storyful

High School Security Camera Captures Tulsa Tornado1m15s

High School Security Camera Captures Tulsa Tornado

Surveillance cameras were rolling at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, high school when a tornado ripped through the area early on August 6. The video shows street lamps exploding and winds blowing. The school reported minimal damage to the campus, but there was extensive damage in a nearby neighborhood. The power also was knocked out on the campus. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-2 tornado with winds of 120-130 miles per hour landed in Tulsa. The tornado injured at least two dozen people. Credit: Bishop Kelley High School via Storyful