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Rescued baby squirrel eats and cuddles for nap1m01s

Rescued baby squirrel eats and cuddles for nap

This poor baby squirrel was found cold, hungry and hairless on a couple's side porch in mid spring. Initially the couple left the baby squirrel to see if his mother would locate it and return it to the nest, but after a few days it became apparent that this baby squirrel had been abandoned by it's mother. We're not sure why this baby squirrel had been abandoned, but it was clear that he needed help. Otherwise it would not survive the cold spring climate. When the baby squirrel was first found, he was hairless, which made it easy to see that he was quite skinny and needed food and water. It was cold and shaking. Taking the baby squirrel into their home, they began caring for and feeding the squirrel, giving him a warm place to live and grow. Slowly over time, he began to regain his strength. We can see in this video the baby squirrel is being hand-fed from a syringe and at one point, takes the syringe into his own hands to feed. His little hands are adorable! He has one voracious appetite. After the squirrel has a full belly, he hops down to the blankets below, searches for an opening in the blanket and cuddles in for a well deserved nap. Sweet dreams baby squirrel! Squirrels can sometimes lose their hair for a number of reasons, such as mange infections brought on by nest mites, fungal infections or it can be inherited from their parents. There is very little we can do to help with this condition. Over time the hair will gradually grow back in the absence of the conditions that caused it.

500lbs of solid muscle and teeth - see why you can't out-swim an alligator! 38s

500lbs of solid muscle and teeth - see why you can't out-swim an alligator!

The American alligator is a prehistoric beast left over from a long forgotten time. Measuring up to 15 feet long and weighing in at over 500lbs, this apex predator is at the top of it's food chain. Watch as this massive alligator demonstrates it's impressive speed in the water, propelling itself forward with lightning speed. The alligator's tail typically comprises over half of an alligator's length and is solid muscle. Think you can out-swim an alligator after watching this video?

Drone view of mother heron guarding her nest high1m28s

Drone view of mother heron guarding her nest high

Passing over the tree tops in central Florida, a DJI Mavic Air drone spotted a view rarely seen by ornithologists and bird watchers alike - an occupied Great Blue Heron nest. Great blue herons nest in the tree tops making it difficult for bird watchers to get a great view of their nesting habits as well as the maternal instincts of the females. Here we can see a female who has arrived at a nest and will soon be laying her eggs.

AnimalsRule
Published: March 31, 2018684 plays$0.66 earned
Misty morning Florida canal flyover 4K drone footage1m02s

Misty morning Florida canal flyover 4K drone footage

This video captures a gorgeous misty morning in central Florida flying over a local canal. The sun cast a beautiful golden hue over the trees as the early morning mist was getting burned off by the strong Floridian sun. This video was captured with a DJI Mavic Air.

4kDrone
Published: March 30, 2018811 plays$0.99 earned
Florida gator lunges at drone! 35s

Florida gator lunges at drone!

While out flying his drone in the beautiful Florida sunshine, a videographer spotted 2 alligators sunbathing on a small island in central Florida. Going in for a closer look yielded a great closeup view of the alligators that most people don't get a chance to do safely in the wild. Zooming in on the biggest alligator first, the drone pans slowly to the second alligator who is taking in the warm sunshine on a slightly elevated island from the first. Both seem unconcerned that the other is there. As the drone pauses and takes in this amazing animal, the alligator suddenly lunges at the drone but misses and dives into the murky water. A close call for the drone operator that left him shaking in the excitement! Never underestimate the speed of alligators, both in the water and on land. They are exceptionally fast animals, able to outrun a human and did you know they are quite adapt at climbing?! The American Alligator, or Gator, as they are more commonly known, is crocodilian reptile that is found in the southeastern United States. Adult male American alligators measure 11 to 15 ft in length, and can weigh up to 453 kg (1,000 lb). Females are smaller, measuring around 9.8 ft in length. American alligators are apex predators and consume fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Hatchlings feed mostly on invertebrates. They play an important role as ecosystem engineers in wetland ecosystems through the creation of alligator holes, which provide both wet and dry habitats for other organisms. Throughout the year, but particularly during the breeding season, American alligators bellow to declare territory and locate suitable mates. Male American alligators use infrasound to attract females. Eggs are laid in a nest of vegetation, sticks, leaves, and mud in a sheltered spot in or near the water. Young are born with yellow bands around their bodies and are protected by their mother for up to one year. Alligator courtship begins in late March into early April with breeding occurring in May and June. From the look of the alligators in this video, we very well may have caught a male and female showing some interest in each other as the courtship season begins.

Florida wilderness flyover 4K drone footage51s

Florida wilderness flyover 4K drone footage

This is a 4K drone video flyover of a central Florida waterway and wilderness. This video captures the stunning Floridian landscape, including a beautiful sky with clouds reflected in the water.

4kDrone
Published: March 25, 2018389 plays$0.34 earned
Fisherman Catches Majestic Bonnethead Shark1m56s

Fisherman Catches Majestic Bonnethead Shark

It was a hot and sunny spring day in March on the gulf beaches of Fort De Soto Park in beautiful Florida. North Beach was filling up fast, but three enthusiastic fishermen took advantage of the day to do some shore fishing. The fishing began slow until something hit one of the fisherman's lines hard. His two friends brought in their lines dropped their rods on the beach and ran over to give their friend a hand. With his rod bent over, the battle with the unknown sea creature began. The battle raged for approximately 10 minutes when a fellow beachgoer took out his phone to record the final few seconds of the fight. When the unknown sea creature was finally brought into shallow waters, it was discovered that the fisherman had a bonnethead shark on the end of his line!The fisherman worked quickly to bring the shark to shore, in order to free it from the hook and safely return it to the warm waters off the coast of Florida. What a thrill of a lifetime to land one of these majestic sharks from shore! The bonnethead shark is found in tropical and subtropical waters on both coasts of North America, from North Carolina to southern Brazil, including the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, and from Southern California to Ecuador. It lives in estuaries and shallow bays with mud or sand bottoms and in coral reefs. It primarily eats crustaceans but has been known to also eat clams, octopuses and small fish. Fortunately for the beachgoers as well as the fishermen, the bonnethead shark is harmless to humans!

AnimalsRule
Published: March 20, 2018210,625 plays$724.28 earned
Jumbo jet barrels towards mountain during extreme takeoff 1m19s

Jumbo jet barrels towards mountain during extreme takeoff

The beautiful Caribbean island of St. Maarten boasts one of the most popular and extreme airports in the world - the Princess Juliana International Airport. St. Maarten is part of the Netherlands, located in the eastern islands of the Caribbean and can be found just east of Puerto Rico. The island is home to approximately 34,000 inhabitants and is a very popular destination for cruise ships and holiday travellers. Princess Juliana International Airport annually sees around 2 million travellers pass through its terminal during 60,000 aircraft movements. What makes the airport so extreme and popular amongst aircraft enthusiasts is it's location. At 7,546 feet long, the runway is only 14 feet above see level and the taxiway/runway is only a scant 70 meters from a popular beach on the island. The airport only has a single runway orientated in an east/west direction. Runway 10 faces the east and is by far one of the most extreme runways in the world. Jumbo jets landing on Runway 10 fly just meters over the beach creating a breath-taking spectacle for onlookers. Runway 10 is also extreme for another reason - it's takeoffs. Here in this video we watch an American Airlines jet taxiing onto Runway 10 in front of onlookers. Beach goers enjoy lining the beach during takeoffs - many of them getting blown into the sea from the jet wash. Signs on the airport's fence warn beach goers of the dangers of doing so. As the jet engines wind up for take off and the jet starts barrelling down the runway, viewers can quickly see why this is an extreme airport - the mountain at the end of Runway 10! Pilots have to quickly reach takeoff speed and rotate into a very steep climb in order to safely clear the mountain. It's definitely not a takeoff for the faint of heart!

Spitfire
Published: February 24, 201814 views
Massive white rhino with huge horn bluff charges another rhino 36s

Massive white rhino with huge horn bluff charges another rhino

In this short video clip we see a male white rhino going about its' day, when out of the left, another massive male white rhino rushes in and bluff charges the unsuspecting rhino. The unsuspecting rhino turns to face the charge, but the charging rhino pulls up and turns away. It's uncertain if this was out of play, or a legitimate charge, but it was a great display of the rhino's awesome power! The white rhino is the largest living land animal after the elephant . They have massive bodies, short necks, and broad chests. These rhinos can weigh anywhere from 3,200 lbs, up to a tremendous 7,936 lbs - that's almost 4 US tons! They have a noticeable muscular hump on the back of the neck which supports the large head. On their snout are two medial horns, one behind the other. The rear horn is smaller, but the front horn can reach up to 166 cm or 65 inches. The front horn is a formidable weapon to any animal that dares to come close. The white rhino gets it's name, not because they are white, but from the Afrikaan word "Wyt" which means wide. And wide these rhinos are - they are the tank of the animal world! The White Rhino's habitat is on the grassy savanna and brushy woodlands of Africa but unfortunately the White Rhino is labelled as 'Near Threatened' on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list.

White rhino with massive horn bluff charges another rhino. 1m17s

White rhino with massive horn bluff charges another rhino.

The white rhino is the largest living land animal after the elephant . They have massive bodies, short necks, and broad chests. These rhinos can weigh anywhere from 3,200 lbs, up to a tremendous 7,936 lbs - that's almost 4 US tons! They have a noticeable muscular hump on the back of the neck which supports the large head. On their snout are two medial horns, one behind the other. The rear horn is smaller, but the front horn can reach up to 166 cm or 65 inches. The front horn is a formidable weapon to any animal that dares to come close. The white rhino gets it's name, not because they are white, but from the Afrikaan word "Wyt" which means wide. And wide these rhinos are - they are the tank of the animal world! The White Rhino's habitat is on the grassy savanna and brushy woodlands of Africa but unfortunately the White Rhino is labelled as 'Near Threatened' on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list. In this short video clip we see a beautiful white rhino going about its' day, when out of the left, another white rhino rushes in and bluff charges the unsuspecting rhino. The unsuspecting rhino turns to face the charge, but the charging rhino pulls up and turns away. It's uncertain if this was out of play, or a legitimate charge, but it was a great display of the rhino's awesome power!

Well-dressed penguins are fascinated with underwater GoPro 46s

Well-dressed penguins are fascinated with underwater GoPro

We all take nature for granted sometimes, but every once and awhile we are offered a unique glimpse of nature that gives us a new perspective on what was once deemed common-place. Take these playful, and well dressed penguins for example. These small African Penguins appear uncoordinated and clumsy as they waddle around on dry land. But the minute they hit the water, they're like Ferrari's of the sea! Very much like puppies, they enjoy exploring their environment and this GoPro provides them a great opportunity to explore something new in their habitat. And also like puppies, they try their best to put the GoPro into their mouths. Don't you just want to give one of them a hug!?

Dreaming puppy runs in her sleep30s

Dreaming puppy runs in her sleep

Willow, the 2 month old Golden Retriever, is so tired from an afternoon of play that she flakes out in her cage for a quick nap. Puppies love to sleep as they grow, but here Willow can't get enough of play time that she's dreaming about still being outside and chasing after her ball. She's going to wake up still tired after running so much in her sleep!

Spitfire
Published: August 16, 201731,916 plays$32.03 earned
Baby tree frog seeks human warmth on frosty night45s

Baby tree frog seeks human warmth on frosty night

Nature can be such a beautiful and fragile place. While out for a hike, a tiny green dot was spotted along a busy highway. Looking closer revealed a beautiful female Gray Tree Frog hopping towards the roadway from the safety of the tall grass in the ditch. Even in the summer, cool and frosty nights cause even the smallest of animals to seek the warmth of area roads and highways. In an attempt to coax this little lady away from the road, she hopped onto his outstretched finger and then settled down into the warmth of his hand. The video starts shortly after she snuggled in. The Gray Tree Frog, Hyla Versicolor, is native to Canada and the United States and is typically found in the upper reaches of arboreal trees. It's a rare sight to see one down on the ground like her. Gray Tree Frogs are fascinating in that they can change their colors to match their environment. Although they can't change their colors as fast as a chameleon, their colors can range from bright green to dark grey or black. After a quick break and warming up, this Gray Tree Frog hops off of his hand and back onto the shoulder of the road. A few quick prods of the finger causes her to hop back to the safety of the tall grass. What a treat to see!

AnimalsRule
Published: August 5, 2017111 plays$0.16 earned
Rescued ferrets discover snow for the first time32s

Rescued ferrets discover snow for the first time

Meet Dusty and Milky, two rescued ferrets from Surrey, UK. Dusty and Milky were taken in by a loving family and given a new home. Watch these two rascals discover snow for the very first time. They hilariously frolic and try to bury themselves in the snow. They get so excited they nearly turn themselves inside out, falling out of the bowl. Every year now, they can't wait to get out into the snow to play!

AnimalsRule
Published: April 3, 2017274 plays$0.59 earned
Curious beaver investigates submerged GoPro58s

Curious beaver investigates submerged GoPro

This friendly neighborhood beaver returns every year to this secluded backyard pond. It's early spring and she has become more active as she forages for food in the pond and on it's banks. Here we get a great close up view as she investigates a partially submerged GoPro and then climbs on the bank of the pond for a quick snack. The GoPro catches all the action above and below the waterline. Watch what she does to the GoPro... Bonk!

AnimalsRule
Published: April 3, 201719,725 plays$70.06 earned
Man's best friend waits all day for this moment 34s

Man's best friend waits all day for this moment

Willow, the golden retriever, waits all day for her human to come home. She waits at the front door until she hears the sound of the car door, then she jumps up to greet her human home. The love of a dog for her human is unparalleled!

World's most relaxed dog plays with her toys29s

World's most relaxed dog plays with her toys

Willow the Golden Retriever can't possibly get any lazier when she plays with her toys. She'll gather up all her favorite ones from around the house onto her red carpet and play for hours like this. How adorable!

AnimalsRule
Published: March 5, 20172,335 plays$5.88 earned
Aggressive young buck bullies two does at feeder1m34s

Aggressive young buck bullies two does at feeder

This young buck seems to want to exert its dominance over a local deer feeder by chasing away a couple of hungry does. One ingenious doe circles behind the buck to grab a quick snack. The second doe quickly joins her, but the young buck decides he's had enough and chases them off for good!

AnimalsRule
Published: February 11, 2017181 plays$0.44 earned
Curious wild turkey spots hidden GoPro36s

Curious wild turkey spots hidden GoPro

A rafter of wild turkeys, 24 in all, enjoy the spoils of a bird feeder after it was raided by a deer. One young turkey in particular is rather curious when she spots a GoPro camera hidden in an old stump. She inquisitively looks at the unknown object and gets up the courage to start pecking at it. Fortunately for her, it doesn't peck back!

AnimalsRule
Published: January 23, 20171,258 plays$3.31 earned
Caught in the act: Deer raids bird feeder1m07s

Caught in the act: Deer raids bird feeder

Homeowners were wondering what kept emptying their bird feeder, so they attached a GoPro to see what was going on. The footage shows a beautiful doe helping herself to the bird feeder all the while keeping a watchful eye on the camera. What a rare sight being able to watch this deer up close and personal while she grabs a snack!

AnimalsRule
Published: January 16, 20171,711 plays$3.80 earned
Curious hedgehog closely investigates camera33s

Curious hedgehog closely investigates camera

This adorable hedgehog is quite inquisitive as he wanders a laundry basket and investigates the camera watching him. Watch as he noses and scratches at the camera. He also makes funny faces, furrowing his brow at the end!

AnimalsRule
Published: December 31, 2016813 plays$1.61 earned
Chipmunk finds refuge in drain pipe from circling hawk31s

Chipmunk finds refuge in drain pipe from circling hawk

A day in the life of a chipmunk can be pretty tough. This adorable chipmunk was first observed poking it's head out from a drain pipe but it was quickly realized that it was hiding from a hawk that was circling directly overhead. The drain pipe was a perfect hiding spot for this little guy. This chipmunk took refuge for about 10 minutes when the hawk finally gave up and flew away. We catch the chipmunk checking if the coast is clear and finally making his escape.

AnimalsRule
Published: November 8, 20162 plays$0.01 earned