Blind dog wakes from slumber when treats appear at her nose43s

Blind dog wakes from slumber when treats appear at her nose

Briva is a 12 year old Great Dane who has been a wonderful pet and family member. She is in her golden years and she has lost almost all of her sight, some of her hearing, and most of her energy. But she hasn't lost her sense of smell. As she slumbered peacefully by the fire at the family cottage, her owner decided that she deserved the leftovers from breakfast. Briva doesn't get people food very often, but as she has reached such an advanced age, the bad habits that are instilled by giving her scraps just don't seem to matter as much. Briva came to this family as a rescue of sorts. Her owners were kind and caring, but they had two small dachshunds and Briva was a typical puppy, only bigger. She grew so quickly to such a size that her playful nature and energetic behavior terrorized the poor little dogs who lived in her home before her. Her owners had no choice but to give her up. She became part of her new family the moment she walked in the door. But her size and her spunk were costly. She bounced around and broke several couches, smashed through countless sections of drywall, ate anything that wasn't higher than shoulder height, and carried the family beagle around by the collar until his face turned blue from lack of oxygen. She ate a chocolate birthday cake off the table like it was a two bite brownie. She has silently snuck up on numerous cheese platters and stolen her favorite, the creamy brie. She can fit a whole brie cheese in her mouth and walk away like nothing is happening. Briva can reach anything on the counter or kitchen table without leaving the floor and nothing is safe for even a second. A raisin pie cooling on the window ledge vanished without a trace and cat food left within reach doesn't stand a chance. Despite her mischief, Briva is very well loved. She has been the loyal protector and enthusiastic playmate for the kids as they grew up. She takes up the whole back of the family van and sprawls across a whole couch. Her size is actually one of her many endearing qualities. Owning a Great Dane is challenging, but they are one of the most loyal breeds imaginable. As we see in this video, Dave was cleaning the frying pan after the eggs were cooked and it seemed like a good idea to give the leftovers to Briva. Carefully placing a heaping scoop in front of her nose, he quietly waits to see what effect the smell will have on Briva. Her enormous nose starts to twitch and she inhales several times in reaction. Her ears perk up noticeably and her giant head comes off the pillow. Even before she is fully awake, her mouth is open and looking for the source of the delicious aroma. This is the kind of wake-up call that every good dog deserves. Briva quickly figured out that the treat was gone and the need to be awake was gone with it. She was snoring happily again within minutes. Briva spends most of her time relaxing these days, which is just fine. She has certainly earned that privilege.

Horses showing complete joy will warm your heart1m32s

Horses showing complete joy will warm your heart

Horses are among the most loved creatures on earth. Their sheer size and power inspire respect and admiration and the sight of them in a run across a meadow is simply breath taking. And yet, despite their strength, they possess a gentleness that speaks to our souls. It's no wonder that time spent with a horse can evoke such a wide range of emotion. To ride one can be an exhilarating experience. To simply stand quietly beside one can be therapeutic and magical. To walk among horses grazing in a pasture and feel their acceptance is something unforgettable. This collection of beautiful moments is sure to touch anyone's heart. We can see from above, the majesty of The Mane Intent horses at a gallop through flowers and long grass on a summer day. It's horses at their most awesome, running happily together just for the sheer joy of running. Then we see Felix, a three week old foal, running and jumping as he tests out his new legs beside his mother, Fling. He hasn't got an ounce of fear and his energy is endless, as his excitement at being part of such a beautiful farm. Belle, an enormous Clydesdale with eyes the color of a bright, blue sky shows us what horse ecstasy looks like. She and her herd have just made a full speed trip around one of the meadows on her farm and she's rolling and munching grass, so happy to be experiencing a perfect day in the sunshine. Blaze can be seen happily slurping apple juice, shared by a cyclist who stops to visit him as he rides past. Blaze insisted on checking out the bottle and it was a surprise that a horse understood how to drink from one. We also see Prinz Harry showing us his skills with a giant ball in a round pen where he works. Harry was a race horse who found a higher purpose at The Mane Intent where horses connect with people to teach them new skills, or to help them with healing after traumatic circumstances. Harry has a playful nature and a sense of humor. He has a special gift for connecting with first responders in a truly magical way that leads them toward the healing that they need. Among the herd at The Mane Intent, we can see Samson, a mighty Clydesdale as he trots into the meadow, an then later as he munches grass in the outside stall. Samson also has a gift for helping those who need it. Despite his massive and powerful physique, he shows a vulnerable side, and he invites those with patience and understanding to experience how gentle and supportive a massive creature like him can be. In an unusual moment, Felix lies on the ground and cuddles with his new friend while Fling, his very tolerant mother looks on. Her trusting nature is obvious as she allows such close contact with her new baby. Who could resist giving Felix a belly rub? It's as if he is an affectionate puppy. From a horse's perspective, we catch a glimpse of the herd in full gallop as Samson follows with a small camera on his halter. This footage shows us a horse "stampede" from the inside. What follows is a quick glimpse of this same mighty steed following the herd through the grass. We even get a quick look at him enjoying a little face and head massage on a winter's day. His eyes close dreamily as he almost becomes relaxed enough to fall asleep. Samson, Raven, and Belle, all three Clydesdales keep cool in the shade as they are fed fresh grass through the window of the shelter. It's hard to keep up with three Clydesdales as they munch away. There are 11 horses in their incredible herd and each of them have a special gift and a way of making connections with people when they need it most. Each of the horses in this video has a unique personality and each one lives in a truly beautiful home that would make any horse happy and content. They all enjoy people and their happiness is undeniable. If you have an opportunity to spend time with a horse, you will undoubtedly learn something if you are sharp enough to pick up on it. And you will possibly experience a connection that will touch your soul in some way.

Mother cow clearly asks man to rescue her newborn calf3m29s

Mother cow clearly asks man to rescue her newborn calf

This video tells the story of "Flo", a wonderful cow with a beautiful disposition, as she encountered serious difficulty soon after giving birth to her baby. On a very hot, spring day in Millbrook, Ontario, Flo was near the pond in the meadow that she called home. She and the rest of the herd live on a gorgeous farm where the cows wander freely and graze as they wish. It's life as close as possible to what nature intended for these sweet creatures. For whatever reason, Flo found herself beside the pond and up against the electric fence when it was time for her baby to be born. This fence is there to keep the cows from wandering on the highway and to keep predators out. The voltage is actually dialed down to a low setting. But her calf must have been slippery enough that it slid down the small slope and under the wires. It would have been difficult, if not impossible for the calf to get back under the fence, and Flo could not get to her newborn. The sun was beating down and the baby was supposed to be nursing, getting that first crucial dose of antibodies in his mother's collostrum. (First milk) Dave, a passing motorist who lived nearby had stopped with his GoPro camera because he wanted to film the other cows splashing and bathing in the pond. Their behaviour seemed interesting enough that he wanted to get some video. He stood by the fence with one camera in his hand and another on the fence post. He saw Flo acting annoyed to his left but he thought maybe she was just trying to express displeasure that he was near the fence. Dave knew very little about cattle and he had no idea that her unusual display was actually a request for help. Still not catching on, Dave began to film Flo as she pawed at the ground and paced back and forth. She looked at him and mooed as she did so. Even the other cows knew something was wrong and they came over to look. Flo was looking at the same spot outside the fence, and at Dave alternately. Dave decided he better investigate and he took his camera with him. He saw a small, newborn calf on the outside of the fence. It was lying still and appeared to be either dead or paralyzed with fear. When Dave got closer, he could see that it was OK but that it wasn't able to help itself. Dave knew the wires between him and the mother were not solid enough to hold her back if she objected to him going near the calf but he was now starting to understand that this is what she was asking him for. Cautiously, he moved over to the calf and used a stick to lift the lower wires. He could see the name "Flo" on her ear tag and he spoke to her as he worked to get the calf back into the meadow. The calf's umbilical cord was very fresh, showing that he was just born. Flo relaxed visibly as she saw what Dave was doing. Her agitation decreased and even the sound of her bellows had changed. She made no sign that she was angry as he shoved and wiggled the calf under the wires. The calf and Dave both touched the wire and got a few shocks in the process but Dave was relieved that the calf didn't cry out, as this could alarm Flo. An angry mama cow can sometimes be protective if they sense their babies are being hurt. The calf was eventually reunited with his mother and she promptly licked him and checked him over. As Dave walked away from the fence, she gave him a long look that seems to convey understanding and relief that this stranger had helped her baby. She led him off into the meadow and he was able to nurse right away. The farmers, who had been on an errand while this was happening arrived as she was leading the calf away. Dave offered to help them catch the calf so it could treat the umbilical cord with iodine and give it a checkup. They also had to tag the calf ("F20"). Dave filmed the two as they grazed with the herd. Unbelievably, the little calf saw Dave and wandered up to him curiously, seeming to recognize him from earlier in the afternoon. Flo also seemed to remember Dave and she gave him a long look before wandering off behind her baby. Dave was surprised by Flo's ability to communicate her need for help, as well as her patience with his inability to understand. She persisted until he finally got the message. What was also impressive was the depth of emotion that she showed for her calf, despite the widespread claims that animals are not capable of profound emotion. And one more thing about this encounter struck Dave as remarkable. Flo and her calf seemed to be able to remember that Dave had helped them. Dave created a video about this experience to demonstrate Flo's capacity for emotion, as well as her surprising intellect, but parts of that first video were edited out in order to shorten the length of the video. The video has gone viral and the internet has been touched by Flo's love for her baby. He is now known as "Sparky" due to his early exposure to electricity. Flo and Sparky have become cow celebrities. But in the editing, some of Flo's attempts to communicate were left out. This is a second video of the same story, but it focuses more on Flo's impressive understanding of the fact that this unknown human could help her if she can only communicate her need to him. We don't give cows enough credit. They are far more complex than some people believe, and they are far more deserving of a life of happiness. If people chose to eat beef, they have the option to at least buy their meat from ethical sources, like this farm, where the cows are treated properly.

Polite talking crow can't befriend grumpy squirrel47s

Polite talking crow can't befriend grumpy squirrel

Competition at the backyard bird feeder is a natural thing. Squirrels chase each other and birds also squabble for their share of the food. But a wild, talking crow tried another approach when he landed on a branch beside the peanut supply. The talking crow was patiently waiting in line behind another crow. The first crow took three peanuts in his mouth before flying off. A red squirrel quickly dashed onto the peanut platform ahead of the waiting crow. The crow took the polite approach and greeted the squirrel with a friendly "hello". Believing that all was cordial and that the squirrel might be in the mood to share, he landed on the edge of the feeder platform. Ever so politely, he repeated "hello" as he moved in for a treat. The squirrel didn't seem to care that the crow was polite, or that he was in line first. He promptly launched himself at the talking crow in a very unfriendly manner. He then grabbed a peanut in his mouth and made a quick exit. Quickly stashing his peanut, the saucy red squirrel returned to the feeder for another. This time, the talking crow flew in and landed on the branch, startling the squirrel. The furry little fellow ran right over the top of the camera with his peanut in his jaws as he made his escape. Ever the gentleman, the crow offered an apologetic "hello" as he hopped onto the platform and finally got his snack. This bird feeder is located behind a home in Millbrook, Ontario, that is owned by a compassionate veterinarian. The animals who come to it for food are completely wild and free, but a family of orphaned crows fell out of a tree in the neighborhood in 2011. The parents were unable to care for them and the vet and her family took them in, raising them in as natural a way as possible. The crows learned to say a few words in a voice that resembled a parrot. One of their words was "hello". They greeted their human family with this word each time they flew in for a meal. They would also repeat this if the family spoke to the crows. The crows soon became wild again and integrated with a local crow family, even flying south with them that first winter. They return each spring and can occasionally be heard in the trees or at the feeder, saying 'hello". The family is relieved and thrilled each time they hear this because it tells them that their crows are still alright. But it was a great surprise to hear the crows trying to speak with other wildlife, such as this squirrel. Incredibly intelligent, crows have complex language skills and understanding. It is obvious that these crows even understand that this word "hello" is a greeting. But despite the impressive manners and friendly efforts, it doesn't seem to impress the local squirrels that a crow can speak "human".

Baby Shark Follows Scuba Divers Like A Lost Puppy1m35s

Baby Shark Follows Scuba Divers Like A Lost Puppy

Scuba divers returning from a deep dive in Belize were making their way along the shallow grass bed to their dive boat. As they finished their dive, they met up with an adorable baby nurse shark who approached them much like a lost puppy. These sharks are docile and harmless, occasionally curious, but they have no reason to sit and look at a diver expectantly as this one did. It paused and looked right at divemaster, Danny, waiting at his fins as if he would issue a command or dish out a treat. When he began to swim away, the shark moved under him as if it wanted something and he couldn't resist the urge to give it a little scratch on the back. As the divers continued, the baby shark followed along as if he were a stray looking to be adopted by a family. It swam under Dave and seemed to be looking for attention. As Dave swam on and met up with Kristy, the shark followed. It was like he was completely at home with his new human friends and was ready to follow them all the way home. Nurse sharks are abundant in Belize. They can reach a size of approximately ten feet and can weigh much more than a full grown man. Powerful swimmers and graceful in the water, they are no threat to people. Although they possess impressive teeth, as any shark does, their mouths are actually designed for feeding on scraps and smaller prey than people. They are not known to attack humans, except if provoked or treated carelessly. Divers find them to be a welcome sight as they occasionally follow a group from a distance and act like curious tagalongs. Baby sharks are seldom seen and this one is smaller than most people are familiar with. Its friendly nature is also exceptional as they don't usually follow divers so closely and they also don't usually seem to want interaction. When careful and respectful, an interaction with wildlife can be the highlight of a dive for scuba enthusiasts. Such encounters should be kept to a minimum and should also be completely on the animal's terms. It is not only dangerous, but it is also unfair to make an animal more comfortable with people than they should be. Such habits can lead to disaster for all. In this case, the divers had very little interaction with the shark before choosing to ignore it as much as possible. He still followed the divers until they reached their boat. His unusual behavior was a treat for these shark lovers. 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. 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!

Gentle giant bull politely begs for treats59s

Gentle giant bull politely begs for treats

This is Gus. He's a big bull with a big appetite, and he loves bread most of all. What's surprising about him is that he's a fully intact male bull who wighs 2,000 pounds, but he's as friendly and gentle as a pet dog. By nature, bulls are usually grumpy, aggressive and not to be trusted. It's never wise to turn your back on one or to put yourself in a position where you could be injured. They have enough power and strength to do a lot of damage in a very short time if they chose to. But Gus is an exceptional bull. He was raised on a farm where he had a lot of interaction with people right from birth. Gus developed an appetite for grains of all sorts, especially bread. This is not unusual for cattle, and Cornell University even did an extensive study to determine the effects of feeding cattle bread and other baked goods. The result was that the animals did very well on a diet that was very high in bread. Gus' taste is not that unusual. What is unusual is the way he will approach someone for a slice of doughy goodness. He literally begs like a dog would beg for a slice of sirloin. Chris is meeting Gus for the first time. The farmer who owns Gus is fine with him having visitors, and with him being hand fed. Chris has been given some instructions on how to approach this enormous animal, and Chris, a biology student, has extensive experience with animals of all kinds. Armed with a loaf of multigrain bread, Chris is all set to make a new friend. Predictably, Gus saw the opportunity for a treat and started a fast walk toward Chris. It's one thing to warn somebody that he's a very big boy and another thing to see it for yourself. Chris laughed nervously as Gus closed the gap and opened his cavernous mouth. A tongue, longer than seems possible, shot out and wrapped around the slice of bread like a large hand. The slice of bread completely disappeared and seemed to be gone with three quick chews. In this video, we see Chris shoveling bread into Gus as fast as he can. In comparison, these slices of bread would be like a cracker for us, and an entire loaf is a reasonable serving for Gus. Although Gus is enjoying the breed immensely, he doesn't get pushy. He sniffs at Chris and at the bag and he politely waits to be hand fed each slice. He even allows Chris to pat his head throughout the encounter, as if he is a large puppy. Gus likes people and he's friendly enough, but he's quick to return to the herd to graze with the other cows when he sees that the treats are gone.

Dad shocked by electric fence, son in tears with laughter52s

Dad shocked by electric fence, son in tears with laughter

Dave and Chris had been feeding some cows and a big bull in a meadow on this farm. The meadow is surrounded by an electric fence that keeps predators out and keeps the cows from wandering onto the nearby highway. They were able to get into the meadow smoothly enough by using an overhanging tree branch to swing out over the fence to drop down into the meadow. But getting out of the meadow proved to be a lot trickier. Chris jumped up and grabbed the tree branch. He swung his legs smoothly over the fence and gracefully landed on the outside. Dave was confident that he could do as well as his son and he tried the same tactic. Unable to pull himself up enough, his legs touched the fence and he got a shock. He got a foot tangled in the wires and got two more shocks before dropping clumsily onto the ground. Chris laughed until he was in tears and he started the camera to record his father's second attempt. Dave tried to use a stump to get some extra height but he still wasn't able to figure out a way to get over the fence and out of the meadow. Chris encouraged him to make another try at the tree with a little greater effort. They both agreed that the tree branch was the best option. The gate was all the way on the other side of the meadow and Dave can't admit defeat in front of Chris. Dave believed that the stump on the ground would help him to get higher on the tree branch and he nervously lined up his approach. Chris didn't seem convinced that things would go any better this time. Dave was thrilled to get a better grip on the tree branch and he became optimistic. He was already congratulating himself on how much better his second attempt was going when the shock caught him by complete surprise. It caused a muscle contraction that he felt from his knees to his waist and everything in between. This jolt provided him with the incentive that he needed and, even though he screamed through it all, he quickly got his legs over the fence and dropped on the outside of the fence. Pain can be a great motivator. Chris couldn't contain his laughter and Dave felt the humor as well as the pain. He tried to explain to Chris where the jolt hit him and the two howled. In true fatherly form, Dave raised his arms in victory as if he completely nailed it. Fathers are meant to be an occasional source of laughter for their children, maybe even embarrassment, but this was a little more than either of them had planned for. (This cattle fence is set for a mild shock and the cattle are not harmed by what little electricity the fence delivers. The safety that it provides them is far greater than the discomfort. They are also smart enough to avoid the fence after one shock. Unlike Dave.)

Newborn foal wants to play with nervous German Shepherd50s

Newborn foal wants to play with nervous German Shepherd

Felix is a newborn foal, born three weeks ago on a sunny morning on a beautiful farm near Peterborough, Ontario. He is the son of a mare named Fling who has an exceptional disposition. Relaxed and calm, confident and friendly, she has taught her baby to be the same. He approaches life, as well as people and animals, with curiosity and confidence. Jemma, the farm dog, is less confident, and she is nervous as the foal approaches her to make friends. He's only a baby, but he is large and moves quickly. She is understandably cautious when he tries to sniff her. Felix is playful and he adopts the pose that says he wants a game of chase, or he'd like Jemma to join him in bouncing around the meadow. Jemma decides she's not in the mood and she makes a rapid retreat, startling Felix slightly. Looking a little confused and rejected, he stares after her and then goes to his mother for the emotional security and a little milk that she offers. Felix is still nursing, and although he will imitate her as she grazes and eats grass, he really doesn't understand why he's doing it and he isn't even able to digest the grass yet. Felix will spend the next few months close by Fling's side as he discovers the world around him and learns what is safe and what should be avoided. With a little persistence, Felix will be able to start a friendship with Jemma. She is also a very relaxed and friendly dog once she gets over her initial hesitation. Felix is a lucky foal to live on this gorgeous farm. He shares the meadows and pastures with other horses, cows, and dogs. He is well cared for and well loved and he will have plenty of exposure to animal loving people like Alison and Glenn, who own this little piece of paradise.

Terrified alpaca runs screaming for safety near herd dogs1m00s

Terrified alpaca runs screaming for safety near herd dogs

Alpacas are interesting animals that closely resemble the llama. They look very similar, although much smaller. Both are part of the camel family. Originating from South America, usually Peru, they are becoming more common in North America on farms that raise them for wool production. We can see these alpacas engaging in play fighting or dominance behavior. It appears to be a fun game, and it may be a form of play, but the goal is for one male to immobilize the head and neck of the weaker alpaca to show superior strength and dominance. This play fighting became more aggressive and some of the alpacas actually began biting half-heartedly at the others. The black alpaca began running away and the brown one decided to chase it. Relentless, it followed the submissive alpaca even to the far corners of the pasture. The brown alpaca became very distressed and started screaming. This evoked no sympathy from the brown alpaca. If the goal was dominance, this only made the situation worse. Eventually, two muremma sheepdogs reacted to the noise. Protective of the herd, they will stand guard and confront any person or predator that tries to enter the pasture. Tall and strong, they are a force to reckoned with, but they seemed slightly confused about what to do with fighting alpacas. They wandered among the herd and looked on curiously. The black alpaca ran for the protection of the dogs, much like a younger sibling running for his parents when the older sibling begins tormenting him. In this case, the presence of the dogs was enough to deter the aggressive alpaca and the fighting stopped. It's not unusual to see alpacas, or any other social animal behaving in a way that helps establish dominance or pecking order. In fact, it's a natural part of herd social structure. But it does seem very unusual to hear a large alpaca running through a pasture screaming in such a loud voice. Watching this, you couldn't help but feel sorry for him and want to step in to help put the bully in his place.

Horse's Irregular Facial Expression Indicates Health Problems1m25s

Horse's Irregular Facial Expression Indicates Health Problems

We are sure you will agree that horses are one of the most majestic and beautiful animals on the planet. Despite the fact that they can easily crush us with their sized and immensely powerful hooves and therefore inspire fear, horses are very tender and beautiful creatures. And they show their tenderness in a wonderful way. Many people love their horses, take care of them and provide them with a natural life of the highest quality. But they cannot understand how horses communicate their gratitude, affection or even convey their reaction back to people who handle them. Just like a cat that folds on its lap, or a puppy that licks its nose, the horse has ways of saying that they love you. Horses are amazing animals and extremely perceptive to their surroundings. They are a prey animal whose evolution has helped them develop highly tuned senses that are able to pick up subtle communicators and body language to help them survive. When you stand among a herd of horses, you will see that they respond to every eye movement, ear flicker, or tail swipe of the other horses. And they read and respond to our non-verbal cues and body language too. They are so sensitive that even your breathing will give them clues about your mood and intentions. If we could be as perceptive as horses, we would no doubt process information in a way that would allow us far greater communication with each other. This horse is Prinz Harry, known as Harry, and he was a racehorse in his former life. He collapsed on the track several years ago due to cardiac arrhythmia and the diagnosis changed his life forever. He found his way to a very unique farm, The Mane Intent, near Peterborough, Ontario, where he lives with 9 other horses . Together, they work with people in a variety of situations to work miracles. They assist with leadership skills, experiential learning, and sometimes healing after traumatic or troubling events. Harry has definitely found his calling here. Harry is working with Dave, a police officer who found his way to the Mane Intent by coincidence. What is truly remarkable is that when they became paired up to work together, Dave was also struggling with cardiac arrhythmia, exactly as Harry had. Dave was facing his own challenges as a result and he was trying to come to terms with how the condition would affect his life. As they stood quietly in the ring, Harry made his way over to Dave and he began to show his teeth and tilt his head in what appears to be several exaggerated yawns. Anyone who understands horses can tell you that this is believed to be a purging of stress or tension. It may be a release of their own tension or the reaction to the tension that they sense from those around them. It's an unusual behavior which is meant to have great significance in an interaction such as this. Dave is a serious animal lover who came to The Mane Intent simply for the human/animal connection that the farm offers, but what he left with was a new outlook. After seeing that Harry had found a higher purpose and a beautiful life on this gorgeous farm, Dave realized that obstacles can sometimes be life's way of moving you in a better direction.

Nothing is as Cute as a Newborn Horse who Wants to Cuddle1m05s

Nothing is as Cute as a Newborn Horse who Wants to Cuddle

This is Felix, a three week old foal who lives on a beautiful farm near Peterborough, Ontario. He spends his days playing and wandering in the meadows with his mother, Fling, an exceptionally well-dispositioned mare. Felix runs and plays with great enthusiasm. After running full speed and jumping all around, he's understandably tired. Felix had been playing with his new buddy, Dave, on this particular sunny day. He chased Dave around and then Dave chased him. But when enough was enough, he flopped down on the ground at Dave's feet and rolled like a giant puppy who wanted a belly rub. How could anyone resist?! Felix lay on some straw and demanded attention with his hooves, just like a dog will paw at it's owner for affection. He wiggled and pushed his way right up against Dave, who was only too happy to get down on the ground for a cuddle with the baby horse. What's even more surprising than a baby horse who wants too cuddle is a patient and tolerant mother who will allow it. Fling is an exceptional mare, and her dispposition is as gentle and as friendly as you can imagine. Horses are huge animals and they are naturally wary, even of humans. For Fling to graze contentedly nearby without objecting was truly remarkable. Even when Dave leaned right over Felix to rub his belly, Fling didn't bat an eye. She did keep a careful watch, never straying too far from Felix as he napped and cuddled. Mares will not venture far from their foal's side in the first few weeks when they are especially vulnerable to predators. Ever ready to defend her baby, Fling would be protective if the need arose. But Felix was obviously enjoying the attention and Fling was obviously aware that her precious baby was in no danger. Is there anything as cute as a cuddly newborn horse?

Hungry Bull Steals Cyclist's Sandwich Out Of His Hand2m06s

Hungry Bull Steals Cyclist's Sandwich Out Of His Hand

Dave gets out on his bike when he can and he often stops for a snack or a drink at the side of the road. He has a few favorite places to rest, most of them near a meadow with horses or cows. He loves animals and he takes advantage of any chance he gets for a little visit. He has gotten to know a few of the local farmers and he always makes sure that they don't object to their animals being given a little treat, or to Dave having a close up visit. This herd of cows lives on a farm along Dave's biking route and they belong to a man, also named Dave and his wife, Cathy. Their farm is a beautiful expanse of rolling pasture with a few ponds and a woodlot where the cows wander freely. Because the cows have become very used to human interaction and kindness from their people, they don't mind a visitor. Farmer Dave has no objection to a visit over the fence like this. Dave got to know the farmers recently when one of the cows, "Flo", had her calf right beside the fence and he slipped under it when he was born. Dave had stopped on his way past and was filming the cows in the pond. Flo cried and bellowed, pacing back and forth as if asking for help. Dave eventually realized she needed help and he pushed "Sparky" under the electric fence, despite the two of them getting a few little shocks. The video went viral on Rumble and the calf got his name as a result. This is how Dave met the farmers and now he stops to see how his little cow buddy is doing. Dave loves his Gopro cameras as much as he loves his cycling and he records almost everything that involves animals. Dave even had a camera on his helmet which was also running during this encounter. As Dave slipped past the fence and into the meadow, he left a camera at the fence to record the moment. What he expected was that Flo and Sparky would come up for a curious sniff as they sometimes do, and maybe even a little treat. Dave happily munched on his sandwich and shared some lettuce from his wife's garden with the cows. What Dave did not realize was that there is a newcomer in the meadow. Gus, a 2,000lb fully intact bull, now resides in the meadow with the herd. Dave began to realize that things weren't going as expected when he noticed a big, black cow emerging from among the red and tan ones. He looked to his right and stopped mid-chew as he picked up on some things that very different. This "cow" was much larger than the others. His head was almost twice the size of the females' heads and his shoulders seemed impossibly large. He didn't have horns but the unmistakable genitalia beneath the beast left no doubt in Dave's mind that he was male. Dave had never seen a bull this close before and he wasn't sure how to react. It was obvious that the bull was not charging and his approach seemed curious as opposed to angry or aggressive. A bull this size has no need to fear a cyclist or any other creature. He also has no reason to tolerate a stranger in his meadow paying attention to his women. Dave decided to remain still and see what the bull had in mind. He was hoping that remaining motionless would cause the bull to walk past. Dave couldn't believe his eyes when the monstrous animal walked up nonchalantly and took the sandwich right out of his hand. He can be heard muttering "Whoa bull" nervously but it didn't stop the giant sandwich thief from helping himself. At that moment, Dave didn't want the sandwich as much as he wanted to leave, but he was frozen on the spot. Surprisingly, the bull took the sandwich with all the gentleness of a well-trained pet dog. He sniffed curiously and then opened his enormous mouth. One slice of bread fell to the ground as the bull made the other one disappear. He sniffed at the slice on the ground and then it disappeared too. When your head is this big, a sandwich can fit in your mouth like it's a cracker. The bull sniffed Dave for a few seconds and even sniffed the camera on his helmet. Dave didn't dare move as he felt the hot breath on his face, the bull's face only inches from his own. The animal stood patiently as if waiting for another sandwich to appear and then he calmly made his way back into the middle of the cows. Dave commented at that point that he had lost his appetite. When the bull was looking the other way, Dave slipped back over the fence and out of the meadow. He later spoke to the farmers who told him that "Gus" is actually an exceptionally friendly bull and that Dave was never in any danger. Gus does like being hand fed and he especially likes bread. Since he was a very young bull, he had been given an occasional treat. He is also very comfortable with people and has never been aggressive. Dave was even invited to visit Gus again if he likes. Studies conducted by Cornell University actually show that cows and bulls have no trouble with a diet that includes bread, even in large quantities. If Dave does visit Gus again, he will be sure to bring an extra sandwich for him. Or two. Lucky for Dave, Gus is not a typical bull. An animal this large could easily kill a grown man and bulls can often be very unpredictable. Entering a meadow with a bull is never advisable.

Playful Newborn Foal Falls While Playing In Pasture1m44s

Playful Newborn Foal Falls While Playing In Pasture

Felix is a playful and happy foal who is three weeks old. He lives on a beautiful farm near Peterborough, Ontario, along with a few other horses, some cows, and a few dogs. He lives a carefree life and has access to several pastures and paddocks which he can romp and play in alongside his mother, Fling. The two are a joy to watch as they wander, graze, or lie in the sun. A typical foal in many ways, Felix often becomes playful and bounces in the air or runs around spontaneously, testing out his new legs. But Felix is not yet as coordinated or as graceful as his mother. In this video, we see him happily sprinting and kicking up his heels and we see his mother joining in the fun occasionally too. Felix hasn't mastered the art of cornering yet and he leans too far into his turn, causing his legs to slide out from under him. The moment turns from joyous to scary as Felix goes down hard, colliding with the dirt. He slides and ends up with his head being driven down into the ground. Alison, the owner of the farm watches as Felix rolls over, balanced momentarily on his head with his neck twisted painfully under him. The laughter stops as the man holding the camera ask Alison if Felix is okay. For a moment, it looks as if the poor foal might be seriously injured. Fling hurries in to check on her baby and she sniffs at him and waits. Felix lies on the ground, recovering, and everybody holds their breath. It's a good thing that a newborn foal is flexible or this spill would have caused a serious neck injury. Alison helps Felix to get his legs under him so he can get up. Felix eventually manages to get to his feet and he stands and looks around. Poor Felix seems confused and has temporarily lost his desire to run around the paddock. But after a few more minutes, Felix shakes it off and decides that its playtime again. Horses are naturally tough and being young, Felix is able to bounce back from a fall like this without any trouble. Within a few minutes, he is back to doing what foals do and he trots around again, ready for more playtime. But perhaps Felix will remember the lesson that comes with a fall and he will take the corners more cautiously. Felix is a very friendly little foal who is more curious about people than most horses . Following his mother's nature and temperament, he is more comfortable with human interaction and more content with close human contact. He seeks affection, much like a family dog, and enjoys playing with anyone who will chase him or run away from him. Felix is getting a lot of attention from Alison's family and from people who come to the farm to visit Fling and Felix. They have become a very popular pair. He is so adorable!

Stunning drone footage over beautiful (and famous) cattle farm2m12s

Stunning drone footage over beautiful (and famous) cattle farm

There is a beautiful farm in Millbrook, Ontario where cows wander over lush green pastures. They cool off in refreshing ponds and graze in the meadows in the heat of summer. The cattle are free to roam as they please, which creates opportunities for social time or for choosing quiet time on their own, if they desire. The farm is situated on rolling hills with forested areas all around. These cows are well loved and well cared for. They are healthy and happy in this picturesque home. This property has been a family farm, and the farmer and his wife are equal partners in the workload now that the kids are grown and have moved away. They live in a nice home on the top of the hill that overlooks the cow pasture. The wraparound porch is the perfect spot to relax and watch the cows, ever ready to intervene if they need help in any way. Recently, one of the cows, Flo, had her calf right beside the fence. The slight slope caused the calf to slide under the fence and it couldn't get to its mother. Poor Flo bellowed for help when a passing motorist stopped at the side of the road to watch the cows as they bathed in the pond. The resulting interaction between the cow and the motorist was caught on video, as well as the "rescue" that saw her reunited with her baby. The internet community named the calf "Sparky". The video emphasized the intelligence that Flo displayed in communicating her need for help, as well as her emotional attachment to her baby, evident by her agitation as she watched it lie helpless in the ditch beside the fence. After seeing this loving mother and her obvious gratitude toward the motorist, it was impossible to deny that these creatures are more complex than we give them credit for. (Worried Mama Cow Asks Man to Rescue Her Newborn Calf). This drone footage shown here gives us a bird's eye view of this now famous farm and the herd that shed a whole new light on the bond between a mother cow and her calf. Flo and Sparky are actually seen here looking curiously at the drone as it is flown over the family farm to capture the beauty and majesty of this wonderful property.

Newborn Foal Loves Playtime And Then Snuggles1m31s

Newborn Foal Loves Playtime And Then Snuggles

Felix is a three week old foal who lives on a beautiful farm near Peterborough, Ontario. He was born in the early hours on a sunny morning to a very exceptional mare named Fling. She is a very relaxed horse with a beautiful disposition and a love for her people. Fling has always been playful, curious, and very intelligent. Working with her over the years has been a true joy. It's no surprise that her owners decided to breed her. Felix obviously takes after her mother and he is just as relaxed and easygoing around people. These horses actually belong to a woman named Shauna, who boards the horses here. It's the perfect place and they receive the care and attention that they so richly deserve. Alison, who owns the farm, also has other horses, some cows, and a few dogs. She adores all animals and loves her life on this farm. Even though she works full time as a paramedic, and also as a firefighter, she finds time whenever she can to ride and care for the animals. Between her husband and a few hired hands, this farm has plenty of help and the animals thrive here. Dave, seen in the video, was invited to meet Felix and he didn't hesitate. Felix and Fling were in the pasture when he arrived and he decided to record this adorable pair doing what happy horses do on a sunny day. This video shows the first few minutes of their meeting. Fling wandered around the pasture grazing, but she kept a watchful eye on Felix and on Dave. Even though a mother horse can be protective, she seemed to understand that all was well and she allowed him to get close to her foal. Felix had no shyness at all and he quickly discovered that Dave was willing to run and play in the pasture with him. Felix bounced happily and sprinted back and forth with Dave, eager to show how quickly he could move on his new legs. He wandered back and forth between Dave and his mother, often returning to her for the reassurance that she still approved. Occasionally, he tried to graze and eat the grass, as Fling was doing, but a foal this age can't actually digest grass. Felix happily nursed on his mother between rounds of romping and jumping. Like a big, playful puppy, Felix chased Dave and bounded back and forth excitedly before it became obvious that he was getting tired. After a few nudges and head butts, Felix lay down on the ground near Dave as if he was ready for a nap. Dave happily sat down too and began petting him like he was a large lap dog . What is surprising is that Felix is so happy with human affection that he even rolled on his back as if he wanted his belly rubbed. But what is even more surprising is that Fling grazed contentedly beside the pair and had no objection to Dave snuggling on the ground with her baby. A mare, even one as exceptional as Fling, would not normally allow this, especially with a newcomer. Of course, Dave saw this as one of those opportunities that are too good to pass up. His smile tells it all as he gives Felix all the love affection he can. Few things are as heart warming as an affectionate, newborn horse. Is there anyone who would not love a chance to spend an afternoon with two horses as special as these.

Man and his grandmother encounter bull casually standing at roadside1m44s

Man and his grandmother encounter bull casually standing at roadside

Cameron and his Grandmother, Doreen, were on their way from a family gathering to Cameron's parents' house. The drive involved an hour of travel through quiet farmland and almost deserted country roads just after sunset. They were surprised to find that on one of their turns, they saw a large, tan colored bull standing casually by the stop sign, grazing on some grass. As Cameron makes the turn, he exclaims "Hey, that was a cow!". We can see the huge beast munching away right at the edge of the road on the left as the headlights light the area up. Cameron pulls to the shoulder of the road just after passing the bull and explains his concern that it will wander out on the road and cause an accident. Bulls can weigh as much as 2,000lbs and colliding with one would be a disaster for the people as well as the animal. Cameron and Doreen debate making a call to report the bull but they quickly decide that the best action is to look for the nearest farm and try to find the owner. They know that they can't leave it standing beside the road. Where this becomes amusing is after the two turn around, Doreen comments that the cow is actually a bull. Her grandson asks if it really is and how she knows. After a careful pause, she says "Well, you can tell." Cameron has obviously spotted what Doreen sees at the back end. Those and the horns suddenly make it obvious to Cameron that this is indeed a bull. Cameron is a little nervous as he realizes that he has pulled up beside the bull and it is close enough to stare right in the passenger window. He jokingly pleads: "Please don't charge my car." and then says: "Hey buddy." as they roll past. Cameron and Doreen found the farm just up the road and let the owner know that the bull had escaped from the field. They returned to make sure that all went smoothly. The last part of the video shows Cameron standing on the road as a car drives past, illuminating the enormous bull on the road as it makes its way home. In fairness to Cameron, he has grown up around many animals, butt not bulls and cows. His grandmother, Doreen however, grew up on a dairy farm in Chilliwack B.C. and is quite an authority on the difference between a cow and a bull. In rural Ontario (Canada) you just never know who you might meet on the side of the road after dark!

Drone provides unique and stunning look at giant wind turbines1m06s

Drone provides unique and stunning look at giant wind turbines

As we look at our landscape and the world around us, there is more beauty than we sometimes take in. Our busy lives make it hard for us to stop and appreciate the colors, the scenery, or the majesty of what is in front of us. And our view from the ground provides us with a limited view as well. This drone operator has driven past a field of enormous wind turbines for years and each time he marvels at the construction and engineering that goes into machines that seem to reach almost to the sky. He wondered how things would look if you were able to lift yourself up to their level. These enormous turbines are a monstrosity to some who see them as an invasive sight, out of place with the natural world. Others consider them a potential threat to health and well-being with the unanswered questions about their electromagnetic field and their effect on humans and animals. Others see them as a godsend that will reduce the emissions from burning fossil fuels. No matter what your opinion is, these towering wind catchers are springing up all over and it's impossible to not be at least a little impressed with their enormity. This thought gave Dave the idea to put his drone in the air and fly around them for a close up view. The farmer who owns the field gave his permission, as well as a little insight regarding these machines. The hub is approximately 150m or 450 feet above the crops and the blades stretch for over 50m or 150 feet each. This video was filmed at a height of 150m for most of it and 230m (690 feet) for the view looking down on the blades. The view of the landscape behind them is stunning and as unnatural as these turbines are, the sight is magnificent. Filming from behind the turbines, facing west, provided a surprisingly glorious sunset as the sun sank low over the horizon near Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes. From this height, the horizon is much farther away and the dramatic moment when the sun dipped below the horizon was more pronounced. Near the end of the video, the sun disappears with a suddenness that darkens the landscape almost instantly. Dave began to bring the drone down to earth as the light faded and we catch a glimpse of the hay silhouette as the quadcopter lands. These giant contraptions will be the subject of heated debate and differing opinions for many years. No matter what your position on the value is, you can't help but marvel at the sheer magnitude and impressive engineering that is behind them.

Supercar club does the unbelievable for cancer research3m29s

Supercar club does the unbelievable for cancer research

The North Face Rally is a supercar club based out of Toronto. They are known for their fast cars and big hearts. They are involved in many charities and community projects and they regularly use their amazing machines to make dreams come true for very deserving people. The club has even organized massive toy drives for Sick Kids Hospital and The Metro Toronto Police Christmas hamper. They are a huge hit when they roll into the Strada Car Show in Vaughan, Ontario. Their reputation is as big as their lineup of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Mercedes, Audis, Lexus', GTRs and other gorgeous exotics. Their entry steals the show. They are generous with their time and often allow car enthusiasts to sit in the cars and take pictures and videos. This gave one of the members of the club an idea. Ghostrider, a very active member in the North Face Rally, approached the organizer of the Strada Car Show with a brilliant idea. Together, they came up with a plan to offer members of the crowd rides in their dream cars for a donation to charity. They decided to donate all of the proceeds to Cops for Cancer/Pedal for Hope, the largest pediatric cancer research fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. In 14 years, Pedal for Hope has raised over 5 million dollars, with a big part of that funding a special and groundbreaking research grant at Sick Kids Hospital. The offer was announced at the show and a line quickly formed to hop in the cars. Car club members lined up and took donors on a full throttle thrill ride around a closed track in the parking lot. The event last for three hours. People had a ride like nothing they had ever experienced, pictures and videos to help tell the story, and the feeling that comes with helping a good cause. This first of its kind event raised over $1,000 to combat childhood cancer. Kudos to this club full of everyday heroes. They really are "The Fast and the Generous."

Occupants bail out of supercar as it catches on fire at charity event2m40s

Occupants bail out of supercar as it catches on fire at charity event

A Toronto based car club, The North Face Rally decided to turn their attendance at the Strada car show into a charity fundraiser. They regularly use their cars and their notoriety to accomplish good things in their community, so it was no surprise when they came up with this idea. They lined up their cars on a closed track beside the car show and invited attendees to hop in with trained drivers for the ride of their lives in exchange for a donation to charity. But something happened at the event that nobody bargained for. A Nissan GTR, one of the fastest street cars you're likely to see, became overheated from the repeated acceleration and caught on fire. This video shows the moments leading up to the fire from the interior dash camera. We can hear the crowd yelling that the car was on fire and we see the driver and the passenger bail out in a hurry. Everybody clears away from the car, anticipating that things will quickly become unsafe. Another camera happened to be pointing at the line of cars as they returned and it shows the early stages of the fire as the car is surrounded by smoke. We also see a masked figure running with a fire extinguisher while the crowd watches helplessly. The masked man is Ghostrider. He is a legend in the car scene and a member of the North Face Rally. He sprays the car down and puts out the flames before they get out of control and endanger people, as well as destroy an expensive machine. Ghostrider keeps his identity anonymous and his face hidden behind a bandana. Everybody knows his car, a lime green Lamborghini, although he has several supercars. Everybody also knows his reputation as serious car enthusiast. What they don't know so much about is that this philanthropist does a lot of anonymous charity work, finding ways to make dreams come true for deserving people. He sees the good in people and finds a way to do good things for them. The North Face Rally generously gave their time for almost three hours as people lined up for a ride that they could not ever experience elsewhere. They got into the cars and they were pinned to their seats as the cars rocketed down the track for a brief, but unforgettable burst of acceleration that is far greater than that of a commercial jet airliner. This event was the first of its kind and it raised more than $1,000 for Copes for Cancer/Pedal for Hope. This is one of the biggest pediatric fundraisers in Canada for the Canadian Cancer Society. And on top of funding research, they gave hundreds of people a dream come true.

Crowd cheers as masked hero extingishes supercar that caught on fire40s

Crowd cheers as masked hero extingishes supercar that caught on fire

North Face Rally is a group of car enthusiasts with supercars and a love for powerful machines. They also love supporting community and charity events so they decided to do something very new and very exciting. They rolled in to the Strada car show in Vaughan, Ontario, the largest supercar and exotic car show in Ontario amid the usual cheers and requests for pictures. Then they announced that they were going to line up to take the audience for a dream ride on a closed track on the back of the property. For a donation to Cops for Cancer/Pedal for Hope, enthusiasts could ride in their dream cars and experience the full throttle acceleration of these beasts. Some tried to take pictures and video as they were pinned to the seat with thrust that far exceeds that of commercial airliners at takeoff. They were taken around the track and treated to a first hand experience of the handling abilities and driving abilities of the expert drivers.

12-year-old Great Dane celebrates birthday with special dinner52s

12-year-old Great Dane celebrates birthday with special dinner

Briva has been a loyal pet, friend, and family protector for 12 years. Most Great Danes live to about 8 years and anything beyond that age is considered a bonus. A few get to 10. But to have a Great Dane live to the age of 12 is remarkable. Briva may not know she is a dog though. She is enormous and she takes up an entire couch when she spreads out. She will also sit with her rear end on the couch and her front paws on the floor. The result is a surprisingly human like pose that makes everybody laugh. Great Danes are very relaxed dogs that are extremely affectionate. Like most Danes, Briva likes to walk up beside people and lean on them, asking for attention. Unaware of her size and weight, unsuspecting people are often knocked off balance by this. It's very endearing to have such a gentle giant asking to be petted. But Briva wasn't always so low-energy and relaxed. As puppies, Great Danes are high-energy, mischievous, and even destructive due to their size and power. Briva would run from room to room, bouncing off furniture sideways to spring back in the direction that she had come from. She pushed off so hard from the back of the family couch that she put the couch through the drywall. Briva's owner, Kristy, took her to work when she was a few months old and Briva bounced through the drywall while she was on an excited tear around the staff room. But Briva has grown very ladylike in her golden years and she prefers to lounge quietly on the front porch of the family cottage now. She enjoys walks in a local forest and she freely wanders the property where she lives. On special occasions, such as her birthday, Briva is served a gourmet meal to show her how much she is loved and adored. Here, she is given a large tenderloin steak, a baked potato, and glazed carrots. She eats 10 or 12 slices of beef in two bites and inhales the potato. She even munches away happily on the carrots. Briva may not fully understand birthdays, but she knows that when a steak is in placed in front of her, it's a special day! Briva's owner is a veterinarian. It's more than likely that her long life is due to having very attentive and thorough care, as well as proper diet and exercise, but it's also likely that Briva has lived so long because she is so well loved!

Six-year-old wins talent show with amazing dance performance2m22s

Six-year-old wins talent show with amazing dance performance

Vincent has a dream of being a performer. His first goal is to be on YouTube. When his school was having a talent show, he announced that he was going to perform a dance. His family wanted to support him and help him, but being a very determined and confident young man, he told them that he would choreograph a dance routine without help from anyone. Vincent would be competing with children his own age, as well as children several years older. Vincent selected his own music, figured out his own moves and put together a show that nobody would see until the moment he took the stage. He didn't even let them know what he had planned for his piece. On the day of the show, Vincent's family held their breath and waited. They knew he had moves and they knew he was about to live his dream on the stage, but they weren't expecting anything like what he was about to give them. The spotlight turned on Vincent and the song began. In perfect time, he bounces back and forth to the intro. As the tempo slows for the start of the vocals, he delivers a hip-swaying, knee bending interpretation that makes him look like a young Bruno Mars. He draws gasps and cheers from the crowd. Vincent begins to really get into the music as he matches his actions to the vocals. When the tempo picks up, he gives us some fancy foot work that is in unbelievable synchronization with the sound. As if in his own world, he spins, bounces, turns his hat for dramatic effect and ups his game even more. His feet fly, his arms flap and he puts all of his heart into the dance while his grandmother cheers from behind the camera. Vincent took first prize with his amazing performance. Anyone would be proud of a routine like this, but considering his age and the fact that he did it all on his own, it's no wonder he completely stopped the show. Vincent seems to have a promising career ahead of him. At the very least, it's very possible that he will realize his dream of having a YouTube presence. Vincent's got talent, he's got heart, and it's hard not to admire that and cheer him on.

Dangerous driver narrowly misses collision, continues driving unsafely39s

Dangerous driver narrowly misses collision, continues driving unsafely

A dangerous driver is making his way north on Highway 404 in Southern Ontario on a clear, dry day. Conditions are perfect and visibility is good. There is no reason for what is about to happen. But fortunately, the driver in the blue Honda civic with the dash camera is looking right at the gold colored Honda as the scene unfolds. Traffic is merging from Highway 401, the Trans Canada Highway, onto Highway 404. These are two of the busiest highways in Canada. This stretch of road is 6 lanes wide, but there is plenty of room for everybody. Traffic is also moderate and moving along smoothly. The speed limit is 100km/h, or 60mph and the cars are all slowly picking up speed to reach the posted limit. There is no reason to be in a hurry, or to take needless risk to move into the preferred lane. As the blue Honda begins to move past the gold one, a signal light appears, indicating that the gold Honda will change lanes. There is not enough room to do so in front of the blue Honda, and the blue one is moving a little more quickly that the gold one. In Ontario, as in most provinces and states, a driver must signal his intentions and see that a lane change can be done safely before he has the right to move into a new lane. His lane change must not be done if it will interfere with traffic lawfully in that lane, or if it will require corrective action from another driver. The blue Honda has the right of way. The blue car is travelling at approximately 80km/h or 50mph. The gold car is travelling just slightly less, as they all slowly gain speed. It would be expected that the driver will see the blue car when he does his legally required shoulder and mirror checks. A common mistake is to check mirrors, but not the "blind spot" that is at the corner of a vehicle on each side, near the back bumper. This area might not be visible to a driver in any of his mirrors. Many people are not aware of this and commit this error several times per day. The driver of the gold car crosses the line and almost collides with the front of the blue one. The driver of the blue car brakes and swerves, but he cannot move far out of his lane without hitting another car that is on his right side. The gold car has boxed him in. The driver of the gold car seems to hear the horn and returns to his proper lane prior to collision. He continues on as if nothing has happened and then he makes a second attempt to move right. He signals this time, but does so to indicate a LEFT lane change. Traffic around him is now confused. He turns his signal completely off and then makes another lane change, moving one more lane to his right. He is now catching up to congested traffic in front of him and has to brake. Many of us make dozens of lane changes on a daily basis. It is also likely that we occasionally miss the traffic around us and unintentionally affect traffic. But this driver seems to be unaware of how to safely make a lane change at all. Almost anybody who drives has encountered this type of driver. Most of us have experienced something like this that makes your heart pound as you stomp on the brake and narrowly miss being involved in a collision. These are the drivers who endanger us with their carelessness.

Drone in cow pasture discovers life-threatening problem1m33s

Drone in cow pasture discovers life-threatening problem

On a beautiful, sunny day in Millbrook, Ontario, some cows were grazing in a meadow and a few were cooling off in the pond. A drone was filming the farm and capturing footage of the scenery and the animals. The drone operator (Dave) was up a hill beside the farmhouse, half a mile away. He had filmed these cows before and wanted to make a video of the farm, the meadows and of the cows enjoying their huge expanse of pasture. This gorgeous farm provides a life for the cows that is exactly as it should be. They have room to roam and are treated extremely well. Dave was watching his large screen monitor and seeing what the drone was filming in real time. The cows were curious and some of them watched the drone with surprising interest, allowing a close pass around the herd. But something that Dave saw was very unexpected, and very concerning. One of the cows had a strange cluster of white on her nose. Initially, it looked like hair or fur. He brought the drone closer and closer until he could make out what it was. The drone was set on 4K resolution and it clearly showed that there were porcupine quills sticking out of the poor cow's snout. There appeared to be dozens of them. Dave brought the drone back and popped the SD card from the drone into his laptop computer. Zooming in on the image confirmed without a doubt that there were dozens of quills in the snout of the cow. She had to be feeling very uncomfortable with all those quills and eating must have been challenging for her. Dave could even see on the ear tag that the cow was named "Linda". Dave told the farmer what he had seen. Quills work their way into an animal and migrate to inner organs in some cases and can cause death. They can also become severely infected and cause life-threatening illness. They do not fall out on their own. Contrary to the popular myth, North American porcupines cannot shoot their quills. They swing their back ends abruptly at animals that come too close. The result is that the quills jab into the animal that seems to be a threat, and the quills detach from the porcupine. The cow must have tried to sniff the porcupine, and her curiosity must have appeared as aggression to the frightened creature. Porcupines are not aggressive and it takes a long time for them to grow their quills. They do not have any desire to waste them unless they feel they are in danger. It is also a myth that the quills should be cut before being pulled. This doesn't do anything to make removal easier. The farmer coaxed Linda into a pen where her head could be held still. He gave her a local anesthetic and waited until the quills could be pulled painlessly. He also applied an antibiotic to prevent infection. She was even given a big serving of oats and corn, her favorite treat. Linda was brought back to the meadow and she quickly joined her newborn calf. The next day, she was grazing happily and was feeling no after effects from her encounter with the porcupine. Linda is part of the same herd as Flo and "Sparky" the newborn calf that was born at the edge of this pasture. He slid under the electric fence moments after birth and couldn't get back in to his mother, Flo. Flo and Sparky became famous after the video of his rescue went viral. Dave filmed as he pushed Sparky back through the fence. It was this incident that prompted Dave to return to the farm with his drone for more footage, and ultimately led to the prompt discovery of Linda’s problem.

Camera dropped overboard records large fish with embedded object1m06s

Camera dropped overboard records large fish with embedded object

A GoPro tied to a chunk of wood was dropped overboard from a canoe in a remote lake in Northern Ontario. The camera was tied to the wood in an effort to ensure that it would float if it fell overboard while the owner was fishing. The large battery pack proved to be too heavy, however and the camera slowly sank to the bottom, bounced along and became stuck on a log and submerged tree. The camera was running and the wood tied to it provided enough buoyancy to keep the camera leveled while it recorded the action below the waves. Although this lake is quite deep, the camera becomes snagged and does not slide along the sloping rock face beyond a depth of about 15 feet. What is recorded is the eerie green surroundings at the start of a deep drop-off. Algae and silt cling to the rock and log and provide us with a fascinating, and slightly creepy view. Large bass swim around the submerged tree and they glide past the camera several times while it runs on. One large bass makes a slow pass and looks directly at the camera, revealing a white rubber lure hooked on the right side of his mouth. He doesn't seem very affected by the attachment, but what is interesting is that it must be a lure from last year. This is a largemouth bass and fishing season for this species had not yet opened when this video was captured. It is very unlikely that the lure became lodged in his mouth this year. It is probably from last season. If this is true, it shows that stainless steel fishing hooks do not rot or rust quickly, as many fishermen believe. The idea that the fish has enzymes that will corrode a hook is a widespread myth. It has been proven completely false. This video seems to disprove the myth. What it looks like is a rubber worm or grub lure. Luckily, it does not seem large enough to interfere with its ability to get food, and it seems that it is not likely to snag on anything and trap the fish. But the hook would certainly be irritating. It would also be problematic if lodged in the throat or if it were bigger. This is an indication that anglers should be as careful as possible to avoid hooking fish and leaving them with a lure attached. The video also provides a very interesting view of life beneath the surface of your local lake.