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Caring Mom Helps Baby Deer Cross The Road28s

Caring Mom Helps Baby Deer Cross The Road

Although we would like to believe so, there is no real boundary from where the wilderness ends and our concrete jungle begins. The ecosystems don’t work that way. The constant expansion of our ecosystem is barging in on the millions of other ecosystems governed by wild animals, and we are bound to cross paths one way or another. We, humans, often forget that we were once part of that wilderness. We roamed the Earth picking fruits and preyed on smaller animals in order to survive. We knew when to run and when to attack, when to wait and where to mark our territory. We knew that there was only one rule in the wilderness - prey, or be preyed upon. Things have changed a lot since then. We have established cities where we build housing out of artificial materials. We bend nature to make our civilisations work, we slash through it with asphalt, connecting our homes. We have upped the scale when it comes to production, creating more and more and even more until we don’t even know if it’s enough. We like things in positive numbers, never minding the surplus of food we gather that goes to waste or the surplus of animals we hunt and they eventually go extinct. We have become the ultimate consumer, consuming the homes and lives of the other organisms sharing this wonderful planet with us. One of the animals that defies our megalomaniacal tendencies is the deer. It seems that no matter how much we expand, it is always there to come knocking at our doors, reminding us that we’ve stepped the border and this is their land, not ours, that we need to take a step back because the wilderness is getting crowded. The roads that crisscross the nature in which deer live are a serious threat to their wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of the drivers that may come into the deer’s path. Luckily this video doesn’t have such a grim ending. It shows us that some things are universal for all organisms on the planet and that a mother’s love is unrivaled. Sometimes life is just too scary. Good thing we have moms to show us the way! This tiny fawn was crossing the road with its mommy, when the car drove down the road. The little baby deer was so frightened it curled up into a bundle in the middle of the road and just wouldn’t budge, Its mom had to come back and coax it to move, nudging its tiny body and peppering it with kisses. After a few unsuccessful tries to straighten its legs, the fawn managed to trot down the road with its mom. The driver waited patiently and encouraged the little fawn behind the camera. There are some of us who have tried to help these wild animals prosper in this interlocked and intertwined ecosystem we call Earth by building natural bridges for deer to cross the roads. This way they won’t have to step their hooves on the asphalt and a potential collision would be evaded. What did 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!

Massive Flock Of Birds Amazes All People Present When They Swarm The Shore 52s

Massive Flock Of Birds Amazes All People Present When They Swarm The Shore

What do you call that flock when the birds of a feather are starlings? It's called a murmuration. Have you ever seen a murmuration? Seeing hundreds, even thousands, of starlings flying together in a whirling, ever-changing pattern is a phenomenon of nature that amazes and delights those lucky enough to witness it. Luckily, a few murmurations have been caught on video. This is one amazing “murmuration" video that shows how incredible these large flocks of birds can be. One can wonder whether these birds plan out and practice their flying routines in advance? That's what we humans would have to do if we were to look that graceful. However, these birds don't plan or practice their flight patterns. Can you believe that! What is happening here is that they are all rushing toward the water and diving into it to hunt their prey, in this case fish. They all suddenly come out of nowhere and swing their big wings as is an apocalypse is coming. And all of a sudden of of them start diving into the water. It's quite a video to see let alone witness the whole thing. "Beachgoers" encountered quite a sight when a large flock of birds went diving for fish.This video does happen to get intense as they near the water and just before they dive in. This is truly a spectacular and a rare moment. Take a look!

Amazing Everyday Hero Jumps Into Lake To Save Struggling Deer56s

Amazing Everyday Hero Jumps Into Lake To Save Struggling Deer

We’re pretty sure that this deer isn’t supposed to be in the lake. No one knows how the deer ended up in middle of a lake, or how long it had been there. A call to the local police department was just what the deer needed. A man jumped into the lake to save the deer and officers helped him pull it to safety. Swimming is tough work! And this deer needed a rest before heading home! Poor little guy, he must be terrified! A man from Texas was the big hero that jumped into the lake to rescue the deer struggling to stay afloat and the incident was caught on camera. His name is Patrick. He didn’t think twice before getting into the lake and saving the deer. Authorities were summoned to the lake just before noon on Sunday, they say that is a normal and everyday event as they see deer in the lake all the time. Officers from the area say that it can be difficult for deer and other animals to get out of the lake because of retaining walls that protect the shore from erosion. Patrick's rescue was successful, but people should always use caution around wildlife, even deer. They could kick you, cut you, hurt you. I mean, it would be a bad thing! Thankfully this story had a happy ending, nobody got hurt and the deer was saved! Makes me see there are still good people in this world!

This Sea Turtle Is Finally Tasting The Freedom Of The Ocean52s

This Sea Turtle Is Finally Tasting The Freedom Of The Ocean

This loggerhead turtle has been assisting researchers learn more about her kind for the past two years. Loggerhead turtles are marked as vulnerable on the IUCN list. In total, nine distinct population segments of the species are under the protection of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, with four population segments classified as "threatened" and 5 classified as "endangered". After helping humans for two whole years, Luna the loggerhead turtle is finally ready to set out on her own and start her new life. After a five-second countdown, surrounded by researchers and general supporters, Luna is finally let free into the ocean. And she did not hesitate for one second. As a species threatened from extinction, researchers are making their best efforts to save the loggerhead turtles and Luna has been helping them with just that. Researchers were studying the turtle to better understand her kind and even in the ocean, Luna will continue to help the team of scientists, despite her new journey. They equipped the turtle with a radio transmitter they attached on her shell. It will tell the scientists more about the lives of these turtles. As she grows older and her shell gets bigger, the radio transmitter will eventually fall off and Luna will finally get the private life she deserves. This turtle is all of the kids who couldn’t wait to go to college. The loggerhead sea turtle is the world's largest hard-shelled turtle, slightly larger at average and maximum mature weights than the green sea turtle and the Galapagos tortoise. It is also the world's second largest extant turtle after the leatherback sea turtle.

Inquiring Baby Goat Is A Cuteness Overload44s

Inquiring Baby Goat Is A Cuteness Overload

If there is one thing we are certain of, it’s that all baby animals are absolutely adorable. They are the epitome of innocence and everything good on this earth and they tug at our heartstrings with their goofy antics. We just can’t get enough of them exploring their strange new environment. Babies are born as clean slates so it is only natural that they wish to get to know each and every single one of the things in their surroundings. They are very eager to learn a lot about the elements, about the grown up people and their funny routines. It seems that we never have enough of tiny baby animals. They are absolutely precious! It’s so amazing to watch them grow and learn how the world and all of its intricacies work. They are the cutest students you’ll ever see and this footage proves it. There is nothing funnier than hearing the bleating of goats. The sound just doesn’t seem to correspond to the shape and size of these animals. It’s too serious-sounding and too loud to come out of these goofsters’ mouths. It almost looks like a voiceover, but unfortunately it isn’t. It usually comes out like a distinct ‘beee’ sound but this time the little guy appears to be saying ‘what’ and it’s absolutely hilarious! The person behind the camera seems to be egging the baby goat on and it has us in stitches.

Cattle Dog Leads Rescuers To Lost Little Girl1m06s

Cattle Dog Leads Rescuers To Lost Little Girl

You’ve probably heard the old saying, ‘dogs have no concept of time’. Some people believe that a dog can’t discern a minute from an hour, but this just isn’t true. Dogs simply remember differently than humans. If you’ve been gone for more than a day, expect a much happier reunion, than if you’d just stepped out for a couple hours. Dog’s love is undoubtedly true love. Dogs know how to cherish the person responsible for them and can show genuine fondness. These creatures certainly know how to express their gratitude, too and they do it in the most loving way possible. This is a story of a 4 year old girl wandering about a mile away from home into the forest. Her parents were very worried to say the least and after contacting the authorities they still could not manage to find the little girl before night fall. However this is not a story with a sad nor a bad ending so bear along. She had her most loyal friend with her, by her side all along. As her doggy saw that the girl was heading into an unknown region he immediately started following her. As night fell and rain began he stuck next to her to keep her company and keep her warm. Only after the night passed and along came the morning was that the grandma of the family had heard the dog bark from somewhere in the distance. As soon as she came to find the dog, he immediately started walking towards the location of the little girl. This is an incredible story of a cattle dog . Once he saw his tiny human wandering away from home, he did what any good cattle dog does… and protected her.

Thousands Of Stray Dogs Live In This Doggy Paradise3m15s

Thousands Of Stray Dogs Live In This Doggy Paradise

You could call this woman a crazy dog lady, since she does have over a thousand stray dogs, but this devoted animal lover has given them the best possible life. Her name is Lya Battle and she has always been a devout lover of animals. Come 2006, she and her husband Alvaro Saume adopted a couple of dogs from a local shelter. But she then started noticing all the hungry and vulnerable strays that were roaming the streets of her home town of Costa Rica and she vowed to help them. All. Before the couple could realize it, they have homed 100 canines from the streets. Space was getting low, so they opted for a new location - a 375-acre farm Lya inherited from her grandfather. They gave it the name Territorio de Zaguates, literally meaning “Land of the Strays” and it now provides food and shelter to over 900 dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds. "We don't put an expiration date on our dogs," Lya says. "Some are really ill, some are on their last leg, so it's important to us that they have at least a good memory of their time on Earth when it's time to leave." According to a source, Costa Rica has an estimated one million dogs on its streets. Since 2003, the Central American country does not allow euthanasia as a form of animal control, instead relying on sterilization programs. Lya and Alvaro’s Land of the Strays is certainly doing its part in dealing with the street dog situation as humanely as possible. Each of the stray dogs is spayed or neutered upon sheltering.

We Love How Persistent These Bears Got With A Hammock57s

We Love How Persistent These Bears Got With A Hammock

Try as we might, we just can’t seem to get the fascination bears have with hammocks. Why is that? Let’s be real, hammocks are hard. There are grown people who avoid them any way possible, because no matter how hard they try, they just can’t seem to get inside! Hoisted between two verticals, you have to steady the fabric or netting in order to place your bum in the middle and surrender yourself to the bliss that comes with a hammock. Humans have trouble with hammocks, can you imagine what it must be for bears? Three black bears stumbled across these folks’ backyard recently and instantly became fascinated with their large hammock. That thing can hold two humans, accent on “humans”. But the curious trio wanted to see if maybe it can also hold two large bears! One stands on one side of the fabric, probably in the attempt to balance it, while the other two did their best shot to get on it. You know what happened? They actually did! Sure, they overturned it once or twice, but hey, they had zero fear of the hammock! They just got bored of it quickly and ran into the woods after tumbling out of the sling twice! This probably means that, no matter how big, a hammock is only good for one. This wild bear knew that very well, because it got on a webbed hammock all on its own and had some old fashioned fun. We wonder how it got on there though...

This Moose Obviously Can't Be Bothered With Traffic Rules41s

This Moose Obviously Can't Be Bothered With Traffic Rules

A remarkable footage comes to us from Maine: a father and a daughter are sitting in a car at a stop sign when the father spots a moose friskily dashing through the road, no slay attached! This, we all must admit, is an unusual sight, even for Maine. “That’s a horse, or a donkey,” you can hear the sweet tones of a baby daughter, half stating half questioning. “That’s a moose!” an even more perplexed father can be heard, explaining the unusual sight more himself rather than to his daughter. Moose are not typically seen galloping down the road, but this one seemed like e moose that was going places. So no questions asked, the father starts to tail along the moose and see where it is headed with that cute trot. Moose business, obviously. A tiny bit of fun fact: although the moose is the largest species in the deer family, it is quite a fast runner – it can achieve a speed of up to 60 kilometers an hour. Also, Maine is home to the largest moose population in the U.S. in the lower states, it has even become the trademark of the Maine Woods. So spotting one trotting down a wintery Maine road, at least in mathematical terms, is not that unusual, awaiting with your baby girl next to a stop, however, to give way to this sort of a moving “vehicle” is extremely unexpected, remarkable and we might add – unbelievably cute!

Two Baby Foxes Discover The Joy Of Playing On A Trampoline51s

Two Baby Foxes Discover The Joy Of Playing On A Trampoline

This video footage comes from a surveillance camera placed in the backyard. A pair of young wild foxes discover a kids’ trampoline and immediately turn their little sharp minds to discovering what it can do. Naturally, being renowned for their intelligence and cunningness, it doesn’t take long for our two little foxes to figure out how to enjoy it! As the old adage goes: “When the kids are away, the foxes will play...” Trampolines are not for little humans only. These two baby foxes had great fun playing in the dark. You can see one of the foxes jumping on the top of the small trampoline while the other is hiding beneath it, as if in an attempt to intercept the first one in the midst of a fall. It is not only from their body language that one can understand how happy this trampoline has made the two foxes look at their facial expressions, just like two kids jumping around and enjoying their childhood. This video serves as proof that when foxes are not roaming the forests and fields hunting or outwitting everyone else, they behave just like humans do— they work hard and then they play hard, which we find especially true when it comes to a kids' trampoline left waiting the entire night in the backyard. The playful red baby foxes were having the times of their lives bouncing around on the kids’ trampoline in the backyard! They are having so much fun that we are now thinking of placing random trampolines in the wild so as to achieve the same effect. Kidding, but just imagine that!