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Pet chicken performs variety of impressive tricks1m13s

Pet chicken performs variety of impressive tricks

A new study says chicken intelligence is underestimated and they are in fact more intelligent and complex than previously thought. A lot smarter than most people think. Chickens are intelligent birds capable of learning a variety of tricks. They can be trained! They have keen eyesight and are extremely motivated by their desire to eat.

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Published: September 18, 20189,410 plays$13.73 earned
Man crunches apples in forest, deer comes to share1m30s

Man crunches apples in forest, deer comes to share

There is a beautiful forest in southern Ontario where the deer are protected. They cannot be hunted and they are safe from most of the dangers that wild deer usually face. Their contact with people is very limited, but those few who do share this area with them have never posed a threat. The deer have not learned fear and they will occasionally venture close if a person is still and quiet. This man has learned that if he sits patiently and eats apples, the deer will eventually come over to check him out. After enough time, the sound and smell might even entice them close enough that he can toss them a few pieces and share his snack with them. Some of them will casually graze or even lie down in the grass a few feet away. Sitting soundlessly in the forest with only the calls of the birds and the soft footsteps of a herd of deer is a very peaceful experience. Getting close enough to look in their eyes and hear the sound of them also crunching apples is an unforgettable experience. Deer are prey animals and they are always on the lookout for threats, even in an area where they feel safe. These deer communicate with each other far more than we might expect. To sit among them and observe their behavior carefully, we can actually see that every head movement and ear twitch tells the others something. A sudden movement or noise will startle one of them and the tail will lift, the ears will tilt back and the body language changes. Other deer in the herd will respond and some will even make a quick dash towards shelter until they see that it is a false alarm. One of the deer in this herd is actually a large fawn, having been born this spring. He has only recently lost his spots and he is naturally wary. He is also extremely curious. He is the one who comes over to his mother for reassurance and sniffs her nose briefly. He carefully watches the other deer and makes his decision to venture close to the man to eat some apple as well, but he is still unsure and wont't come as close as the others. Every tail switch and head movement that the mother makes is a signal to him as they wander around this man and look for chunks of apple.

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Published: September 16, 20188,748 plays$16.48 earned
Male Lion Belts Out Epic Roar For Zoo Visitors50s

Male Lion Belts Out Epic Roar For Zoo Visitors

In the flower kingdom, the uncrowned queen is a rose, the birds have an eagle, and among the animals, the lion is considered to be the king. His majestic appearance and graceful movements, combined with a violent force in anger, are perfectly suited to this role. The habitat of the "monarch" is the hottest continent in the world - Africa. It is there, among the expanses of the savannah, you can hear the eerie roar of a lion - one of the attributes of his power. Another distinguishing feature is the luxurious mane of males. They are among the most dangerous animals on the continent. Still would! This kitty reaches a solid size, with a weight of up to 250 kilograms of virtually single muscle. Just so go and pat her in the wild will not work. And if you heard the sound of a lion ... it's better to go home ... very quickly. Despite its impressive size and the horrifying sight, these are relatives of domestic cats and all felines are not alien to them. They also like to sleep and play. It is during the games that young kittens often train the adult sound of a lion's roar, preparing to receive the crown over the pride over time. The pride, by the way, is the name of the "lion family" of a group of individuals who live together with one group. Most are related by kinship ties. Plunge into the wildlife world of a distant and hot Africa with a selection of sounds of the roar of a lion - one of the largest and most graceful carnivorous cats in the world. This is the male lion from the San Diego Zoo. He normally starts his chorus of lion roars before dusk. The best time to see the lion and hear him roar at the San Diego Zoo is during the evening hours when it cools down. His roars can be heard from the other side of the park. Amazing! Making a roar, the lion wrinkles his lips and thrusts his chin, pointing his mouth to the horizon. His whole body thus methodically rises and falls, following the rhythm of the sounds produced by him. In the African night, the roaring of a lion spreads to a distance of up to 8 km. It simultaneously enchants and terrifies people. And yet the lion roars not at all to please us. To whom is the message of the king of beasts addressed? Lions keep in touch with each other with the help of a complex system of social interactions. Pride lions occupy an area of an average of 50 square meters. km; Some pride members find themselves in various parts of their territory. However, members of hostile pride always wander around. They can kill a solitary lion invading someone else's space, if, of course, they catch him by surprise. In this regard, the ability to distinguish enemies from friends becomes vital for lions. Like many other species that lead a group living on the basis of the "decay-unification" principle, lions maintain contacts at a distance with the help of sound communication. And the limit of audibility of sound signals, probably, exceeds an audible limit for the person. The lion's roar consists of a series of sound cycles: a slow series of lingering low roar are replaced by fast sequences of clear short roaring. Both male and female lions roar, but the male's voice sounds much stronger and lower in tone. Lions roar at night, when silence reigns around, and the lions themselves are active. Most young males need to survive the stage of loneliness, during which they try not to attract attention to themselves, avoid dominant males and remain silent, hearing how the lions grow from the formed prides, informing their neighbors about their presence. However, having settled on their own site and having marked the territory, young lions also begin to roar. Roaring lions respond to each other: it was this form of behavior that became the basis of research by scientists who used the records of a lion's roar to understand the meaning of the various sounds produced by the beasts. With the help of high-quality sound reproducing apparatus, the researchers lost the roar and roar of lions in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania and then recorded and analyzed their reaction to what they heard.

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Published: September 15, 20185,433 plays$10.49 earned
Elephant gracefully steps over boom barrier with ease39s

Elephant gracefully steps over boom barrier with ease

The African elephant is Africa’s largest land mammal and a big male can weigh over five and a half thousand kilograms. At the same time they are most likely the most intelligent and intriguing animals that roam this planet. With this in mind, most people would never think that such a massive creature could actually perform delicate stunts with incredible agility, precision and style. Adult elephants are everything but clumsy and their ability to break into places where they should not be is astounding. Breaking into camps in the Kruger National Park, South Africa is one of their specialties. Gone are the days of elephants performing tricks in circuses. This video shows that wild elephants do not need any training from humans to be able to achieve their own stunts. The video is from a security camera located at the security gate of a private camp in the Kruger National Park. The camp was empty for 2 days and management thought it good to take all staff to town for a few hours. They left the camp unattended for four hours. On their return they did not notice anything out of the ordinary until they suddenly saw a number of trees snapped in half. Flowerbeds were destroyed and a great deal of greenery eaten. They immediately knew an elephant was in the camp and went to check the fences. Elephants have the ability to break through electric fences with great ease. None of the fences were damaged and the crew ended up back at the security gate. There the security guards noticed the tracks of the elephant at the gate. They immediately made their way into the control room and checked the recorded footage. To their amazement this bull elephant clearly knew that no one was home. He walked up to the gate and curiously touched it with his trunk to inspect it. Then the big bull elephant proceeded to step over the security gate one foot at a time. The boom pole of this gate stands at 1, 3 meters high and the elephant stepped over it without touching it once with any of his feet. The crew was stunned with the ease this guy made his way into the camp. Besides planting new trees and flowers, they could only laugh and make sure next time they always leave some people behind in camp to check the gate!

Breathtaking footage of earth's most ancient creatures2m05s

Breathtaking footage of earth's most ancient creatures

When people think of animals that represent peace and tranquility, beauty and grace, one of the first animals that comes to mind is the sea turtle. They are among the earth's most ancient creatures, having been around for over 110 million years, swimming in the oceans even during the existence of some of the dinosaurs. There are actually seven species of sea turtles that inhabit our waters, each of them having unique features and characteristics, and even unique feeding and behavior. They often nest and feed in vastly different locations with some traveling as far as 1400 miles to lay their eggs on the beach. These animals are majestic and gentle and have become the most recognizable symbols of the marine world. If you ask people which marine creature they would most like to meet, most will answer that it is the sea turtle. Because they spend so much of their life under water, only coming to the surface for a few quick breaths of air, most people will never have that opportunity. If we are lucky, we will catch a glimpse of a baby that has hatched and is hastily making its way across a beach for the cover and protection of the waves. Sea turtles are clumsy on land and they are an easy mark for birds, lizards, crabs, and even raccoons and foxes. By far, their biggest threat is man, due to nest depredation and habitat destruction. Less than one in a thousand will reach the sea and then continue to grow to maturity. Those that are fortunate will return to the same beach where they were born to deposit their eggs and repeat the cycle. They are at their most breath taking while swimming in the ocean, gliding gracefully over the reef or sand as they search for food. They eat sponges, corals, jellyfish, and crabs. Some are vegetarian and will feed exclusively on sea grass and other plants. Scuba divers consider themselves very lucky to catch sight of a sea turtle and they will often plan their excursions around breeding cycles or feeding grounds in an effort to experience the beauty close up that most people will only see in movies or photographs. Moving cautiously and respectfully will sometimes allow a close up encounter that is unforgettable. This video shows three different sea turtles in their natural habitat. The first is a massive Loggerhead that has come to the reefs of Belize in search of females. He will cruise along, eating large conch shells which he can crush in his massive and powerful jaws, but his true goal is to find a mate. Food is a secondary concern during mating season. This huge turtle weighs over 400lbs and may be as old as 100 years. This means he was swimming through these waters, possibly as early as world war two. In other clips, we can see these brutes approaching divers and looking them over, apparently a common behavior during mating season. One of the divers nervously had to push the Loggerhead away gently as she was unsure of his rapid and close approach. The second turtle we see is a Green Turtle which is a vegetarian and frequents warm waters around South America and the Caribbean where sea grass is plentiful. Unafraid, he approaches a diver who is carrying a GoPro camera. Something about the camera captures his interest and he ventures close enough to nibble at it curiously. Needless to say, such a close experience with a sea turtle is rare and magical. We also see Hawksbill Turtles gliding along in the clear, blue waters of the Cayman Islands. Two of these beautiful turtles have found each other and they circle the coral together like they are dancing. A young diver gets a very close look at a Green as it swims over to her and actually circles her before heading for the bottom to graze. She is fortunate enough on the next dive to have a similar experience with a Hawksbill as it swims along, occasionally closing the distance between them as if it welcomed the companionship briefly. Sharing a few moments with sea turtles is one of the most beautiful experiences imaginable. Their existence is fragile now though, with the pressures that humans put on them and their habitat, and we must be very careful not to lose them forever.

Raccoon mom & babies snack together with wild black bear26s

Raccoon mom & babies snack together with wild black bear

An adult black bear and a mother raccoon eat crack corn together. Her six babies must wonder at the size of mother's new friend. The bear appears totally uninterested in the raccoons, who remain guarded with this new friendship. This is a completely wild setup. This person put out the corn and the bathtub in the driveway and these animals just appeared!

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Published: September 11, 20189,500 plays$9.15 earned
Ecuador Is Home To A Stunningly Beautiful Treehopper 1m43s

Ecuador Is Home To A Stunningly Beautiful Treehopper

Nature is so beautiful and so are all the living creatures in it! If you are someone who is frightened by insects or bugs this might not be the one for you! If you do like insects and how beautiful they can be, then you will definitely enjoy this short video showing off an Ecuadorian insect! They can look kind of creepy but they also look very elegant at the same time! Hope you enjoy this little video showing of this little treehopper ! The Amazon Rainforest is actually located in 9 different countries, mainly in Brazil but it also located in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Venezuela. It is the largest rainforest on Earth and actually has one of the largest river systems with the main one being the Amazon River. The Amazon is home to some of the most unique, scary, beautiful, and strange creatures. Some of the most dangerous creatures reside in this giant forest such as Poison Dart Frogs, Anaconda, Jaguars, and all sorts of insects and spiders! Definitely not somewhere to explore alone and with no professional help! Always have to remember to be careful in the habitat of wild animals and remember that you are invading their space now. The treehopper in this video definitely looks very unique. It can be found in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador and it has such vibrant colors! Actually, it can be mistaken for a butterfly that has its wings closed ready to fly! Treehoppers are insects related to leafhoppers and cicadas. Leafhoppers are very similar to grasshoppers but are much smaller and do not jump as far as a grasshopper. I imagine most people have seen a grasshopper maybe in their garden or in the grass but definitely haven’t seen one like the Amazon has to offer! A cicada is a family of insects that usually jump and are small and round. They have wings to fly and are usually pretty frightening. They have been around since ancient times and you can see they have an old mythological look to them! Wide eyes and small wings and they can be pretty noisy! They usually appear at night to avoid predators and mostly live in trees and feed off sap. Since this treehopper is a member of the cicada family it shares similar traits! This colorful treehopper has a very pronounced pronotum. It is the colorful part of its body and its seen like a big hump on its back. In fact, this is what makes it look like a butterfly with closed wings! Even though these are actually not its wings but part of its body. The treehopper has 6 legs and feed off plant sap to get a high sugar intake! This is quite an amazing insect. One of the more pleasant insects to look at with its butterfly like appearance. Maybe if it was flying towards you it might be a different story, but in this video, it looks very elegant. There is many more surprising and strange creatures in the Amazon !

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.

Flash Mob Of Sea Lions Is Closely Interacting With Scuba Divers  1m00s

Flash Mob Of Sea Lions Is Closely Interacting With Scuba Divers

These incredible marine mammals are not only adorable and graceful but are also highly intelligent and extremely friendly, making them the perfect companions for any diving enthusiast. Their energetic and playful nature is guaranteed to turn anyone's trip underwater into an unforgettable experience. This fascinating video showcases one such incredible encounter in which scuba divers are met by a group of sea lions, eager to interact with them in various ways, including swirling around them and nibbling on their heads. Though their behavior may seem intrusive at first, it is simply their playful personality shining through which has earned them the name of "sea puppies". Those who decide to partake in this adventure will soon experience the curious and gentle nature of these friendly mammals and will be able to admire them up close in their natural habitat. Given that sea lions are highly social animals, they can often be seen swimming in large colonies. Therefore, upon entering the water, divers may expect to immediately encounter a large group of curious spectators who want to get a close look at their new visitors. The sea lions in these situations will most likely swim up to and around the divers or even come face to face with them. Some, on the other hand, might remain cautious and merely pop up behind rocks and corals to get a quick glance at the new creatures surrounding them before building trust and finally greeting them. Their curious nature may sometimes make them come across as intimidating due to the fact that they will often come quite close to the divers, swirl around them, push them around a bit, nibble on their suits or even the top of their heads just as the one in this video. This may then cause some panic or apprehension on the divers' side, but it is important to remember that all of this is completely harmless as sea lions present no threat to humans. Many places around the world offer diving with sea lions as one of the most popular activities both with tourists as well as locals. Given that it does not require past experience, anyone is able to partake in this adventure and will be properly informed by their guides in order to make the divers as prepared as possible and the dive a wonderful and unique experience in the crystal clear shallow waters where these adorable marine animals reside. Those who wish may also take photos or video footage of their underwater trip which will always serve as a reminder of this incredible adventure. Therefore, if you are a fan of diving, snorkeling or any other water activity but you are scared to take the big plunge and take part in shark cage diving, then this is the perfect activity for you. Just one encounter with these magnificent animals will make you fall in love with them and the beauty of their underwater habitat which is guaranteed to turn your scuba diving experience into an unforgettable adventure.

Paddleboarder Takes Lost Iguana On A Cruise Across Curacao34s

Paddleboarder Takes Lost Iguana On A Cruise Across Curacao

This man finds a wild iguana swimming in the bay while he was on his standup paddleboard, so he decided to give it a lift to the mainland. Watch this video where a small iguana is rescued from the sea after swimming aimlessly for who knows how long. The kind savior gives him a little ride on his paddleboard and takes the iguana to shore and back to safety. It is impressive! This man found a wild iguana swimming in the bay while he was riding on his standup paddleboard, and he decided to take it to mainland. The video was filmed on the beaches of Curacao and shows the wonderful rescue. Faith in humanity restored! Watching this video, we will not only see a person trying to save an iguana, but if we look further we will see a happy iguana enjoying a beautiful vacation in Curacao after having swum for too long. As many of us know, iguanas are impressive animals. The green iguanas can reach almost two meters in length, together with the sample of exotic colors so beautiful that they exhibit on their bodies. However, green iguanas also have other surprises for those who decide to study them thoroughly. This guana went on a vacation in Curacao with all paid services, but made the wrong call when it went swimming for too long. Apparently the little buddy wanted to catch some ten and bathe in the salty sea. The idea of ​​taking a little break from an entire journey is very good indeed, but swimming tirelessly in the water for hours can drain your body for real. The tired iguana was very happy to catch a ride back to shore and get an extra boat trip. What else do you need? Enjoying the wonderful view and pleasant breeze, the critter is enjoying a royal treatment, riding the paddleboard and breathing fresh air. Can you imagine gazing at the sea and breathing premium-quality air to the maximum? It is obvious that the iguana likes the sea breeze on its skin, while watching a beautiful landscape. The iguana likes it so much that at the moment her rescuer decides to catch it and transport it to shore, the creature immediately gets upset because the pleasant trip is over. Apparently, she did not want to get off because the ride was too comfortable to begin with. We bet you would act the same if someone was to give you a free paddleboard cruise around Curacao with a luxury landscape view. There’s no doubt that this was this iguana’s happiest moment, unfortunately quickly interrupted by the man. The rescuer left it perched on some tree branches in order to be safe from water and still enjoy a nice view. What a kind gesture to rescue a shipwrecked iguana! Random acts of kindness towards animals are the best way one can contribute for better tomorrow. If you liked this particular video telling a tale about the fantastic journey one beautiful iguana took we invite you to like it. In case you want more people to know about this particular iguana and the way it navigated across the sea, do not hesitate to share it with your friends and family. It may be the most impressive thing you see today. Enjoy it!

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Published: August 15, 20181,302 plays$1.31 earned
Black Swan Helps Feed The Koi Fish6s

Black Swan Helps Feed The Koi Fish

The black swan from this video is not only incredibly graceful and looking beautifully, but is helpful and generous as well as it appears to be feeding a large gathering of koi fish. This act is not something you see every day but it is still relatively common to witness swans being surrounded by fish, usually koi or other common carp, during their mealtime. Though incredibly endearing to watch swans share their food with the beautiful and brightly-colored fish, the reality of the situation is far simpler. In the vast majority of these cases, the swans are only trying to enjoy a meal on their own and are simply wetting their food in the water in order to soften it and make it easier for digestion. Because a swan's meal generally consists of dry food, water is necessary to ensure that the food goes down their long necks more easily. They will pick up the food and dip it into the water while quickly opening and closing their beaks. During this process, small amounts will most likely fall into the water and the fish may notice the remaining food floating around. They will then gather around the swan in the hopes of taking advantage and catching some of its food. These beautiful and mesmerizing fish come in different colors including the brighter shades of yellow, red, orange and even white as well as darker shades such as blue or black. They are very friendly, and if properly accustomed to their surroundings they will usually come up to the surface where people may feed them. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see large gatherings of koi fish swimming up to the surface when they see a swan trying to eat. The swans in these situations generally do not mind the fish. While some may try to avoid them, other will most likely grow used to their new meal companions and will be perfectly content with a large audience during lunch time. Therefore, while they are not consciously trying to share their meal they are still feeding the fish nonetheless. And, though the reality of the situation is not as spectacular as imagined it is still a unique sight to witness as both fish and swan are able to enjoy their meal together. Some fish will swim up to a very close proximity of the swans even trying to eat directly from their beaks and others will simply swim around and collect the bits and pieces of the food that happens to fall into the water. This then creates a beautiful scene to witness as the elegant nature and black coloring of the swan beautifully contrasts with the bright fish around it creating a mystical scene straight out of a fairy tale as seen in this very short yet captivating video. Therefore, if you happen to catch the two species interacting and enjoying a meal together make sure to photograph or record it for everyone to see the beauty of both the swan and the fish.

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Published: August 14, 20183,204 plays$2.65 earned
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!

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!

Woman Takes Pet Boa Constrictor For Swim21s

Woman Takes Pet Boa Constrictor For Swim

Boas are a group of reptiles that differ from poisonous snakes by the special way they hunt and kill their prey. They are non-venomous serpents renowned for their way of subduing their prey. They do not bite their victims, but suffocate them: they squeeze or constrict them to death (this is where their name Boa Constrictor comes from). In this respect, they are very similar to their close relatives - pythons and anacondas. Though boa constrictors do not reach the same length as their relatives, anacondas and reticulated pythons, these snakes are on the list of the longest snakes in the world. However, boas exceed their non-poisonous brethren in diversity: in nature, they number 60 species. They are also favorite pets to a large number of snake enthusiasts. Their character and nature when observed from up-close is pretty mild, even friendly. Boas are not usually considered deliberately aggressive or malicious pets. In the serpent world they are even known as the beginner-friendly snakes. These snakes, especially young ones, are semi-arboreal. Though they are good swimmers, they prefer to be on dry land or in trees. Because of their large size, they tend to move in a straight line instead of sliding back and forth like minor snakes. Sometimes they hide in the burrows of medium-sized mammals. Now, put two and two together and take your boa constrictor out with you on a little picnic, like the young woman did with hers in the video above. Watch! Isn’t it awesome to actually take your pet animal out in nature and let it have fun?! So cool! The woman has taken her boa constrictor pet out in nature for a little swim in the pond. Look how the boa follows its owner in the water. There are other people around who have also taken their boas out and it seems to us that this is some sort of a retreat purposefully intended for a little hang out between boa enthusiasts. how amazing is that? Apart from terrariums at home, boa constrictors live exclusively in the Western hemisphere and this is why they are often referred to as New World snakes. The habitats of these reptiles are also diverse: they can be found in South and Central America, in Cuba, in the west and southwest of North America, in northern Africa, in South and Central Asia, on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, Madagascar, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad Island, and New Guinea. Some species (rubber snakes and Californian boas) live in the western states of the United States, as well as in the south-west of Canada. Sand boas, or boa constrictors, are widespread in Central and South Asia, as well as in East and North Africa, the Middle East, Asian countries (Iran, Afghanistan, Western China, India, Pakistan). Several species live on the territory of Russia (Dagestan, Central, and Eastern Transcaucasia) and CIS countries (Kazakhstan, Mongolia). 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!

Fly-mimicking weevil communicates by drumming with snout57s

Fly-mimicking weevil communicates by drumming with snout

This little Weevil from the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador is about 5 mm in size and mimics a Flesh Fly, which protects it from predators such as birds because they do not waste time trying to catch what seems to be such swift prey. As shown in this video, these Weevils communicate with their partners by drumming with the snout on a leaf. When two weevils reside on the same leaf they alternate in drumming. Vibrational communication is known from other insects, such as Treehoppers.

Gigantic dock spider enjoys being hand fed1m16s

Gigantic dock spider enjoys being hand fed

Dock spiders are the largest species in Canada. They are a common sight at cottages and at almost every lake in North America. They commonly reach three inches across, a size that can make even the bravest of us dive into the water for escape. But luckily, dock spiders aren't very interested in people and pose no threat to us. This dock spider, affectionately know as "Larry", was seen lazing in the sun, watching closely as the dock was being repaired very close by. He wasn't at all shy about people walking past and trepidation turned to fascination. Horse flies buzzed around and took chunks out of unwilling victims at every opportunity and Larry might have even been able to sense this. With a GoPro in hand, our cottager inched closer and began recording Larry. Sure enough, a large horse fly landed in front of Larry and he lunged for it. Appreciation for Larry instantly soared and our cottagers had a thought. As they swatted horse flies, they decided to see what this monster would do if they served them up as a snack. Nobody was brave enough to hold their hand out, and for good reason. Dock spiders have sharp fangs and venom that would leave a human in a lot of pain. They have lightning quick reflexes and sharp vision too. No, Larry needed to be served from a safe distance. A dead horsefly was mounted on a skewer and wiggled in front of the spiders nose. Using his front legs to grasp the fly and pull it in close, the spider bit right into it. Even when holding one fly in its mouth, this spider was quick to lunge at or grab a second. Surprisingly, it even attacked and ate other large spiders on the dock. Known for being hunters instead of web spinners, dock spiders will eat large insects and even very small fish. They dangle their front legs in the water and sense vibrations created by approaching prey. This is one of few instances where an invertebrate is capable of preying on a vertebrate. As if all of this wasn't creepy enough, dock spiders are able to run on top of water due to a waterproof coating on their legs. They can even trap air against their bodies, enough to scuba dive for up to half an hour as they hunt or hide from predators. They can literally be anywhere at the cottage or lake, even watching you as you swim past. It's perfectly normal to be squeamish about these fearsome creatures. In fact, fear of arachnids is the second most common irrational fear among humans, surpassed only by the fear of public speaking. But before we make a run for it, or worse, grab a rolled up newspaper, consider that these dock "monsters" can see us clearly and are determined to avoid contact with us whenever possible. And if we leave them where they are, they are ridding your cottage area of other spiders and of those incredibly annoying horseflies. You may even want to try getting close enough to hand feed one to show your appreciation. Or not....

Bright green orchid bees filmed in Ecuadorian rainforest1m53s

Bright green orchid bees filmed in Ecuadorian rainforest

This footage from Jardín Botánico "Las Orquídeas" in Puyo, Ecuador shows orchid bees (metallic green) and eulaema (yellow, black and brown) collecting perfume from the tulip orchid in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. These orchids do not produce nectar to attract pollinators, but fragrances which are collected by male orchid bees in order to seduce females. The bees collect perfume with brushes on their forelegs and transfer it in flight via the middle legs to cavities on the enlarged hind legs.