Surprise of the Day: Hungry Great White Shark Steals Fisherman’s Catch

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A fishing charter in New Zealand recently got to experience “Jaws” in real life.

As one of the fishermen reels in his line, he notices the fish is actually half-eaten, and just seconds later, a giant great white shark pops up to finish what he started.

“Did you see that?” he shouts.

The video was uploaded to Captain Bucko’s Fishing Charters Facebook page on March 9, and in the comments the company says it’s the first great white they’ve seen in the Bay of Islands, an area off the northern coast of the country.

Looks like they’re gonna need a bigger boat.

 

Anyone Want To Tee Off Against This Giant Golfin' Gator?

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Spotted on Florida's Myakka Pines Golf Club course, this giant gator might have just been looking for a partner to play a round or two. I mean, what could be greater than golf with a gator?

Animal of the Day: Aperil the Monkey Wears a Hat and Runs Into Walls

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This crazy 3-year-old monkey enjoys pulling a wool hat over her head to blind herself and running around until she hits something.

Pretty standard monkey business.

She’s one of four gibbons that live at the Monkey Island Rescue in Greenwood, Missouri, which houses over 250 rescued animals.

Her owner, Dana Savorelli, says she’s been playing this game for several years and came up with it on her own.

“You have to wonder about the level of intelligence that is being processed,” he says.

These Two Raccoons Get Busy in a Family’s Backyard

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A couple of raccoons recently put on a show for an unsuspecting family, and they caught whole the whole dirty deed on video.

The kids don’t quite seem to know what’s going on, and one of them thinks the animal is performing the Heimlich maneuver.

“Whoa they’re wrestling,” says one of the boys.

“They’re doing more than wrestling, I think,” replies the dad.

Animal of the Day: Octopus Tries to Escape Seattle Aquarium

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An octopus recently tried and failed to make a break for it at the Seattle Aquarium.

The 8-legged beast climbed up his tank and nearly made it over the edge before a member of the staff thwarted his plans.

He was probably just hungry and headed for the crab tank. Or he was jealous of some his cellmates who were recently granted their freedom.

A few weeks ago, the aquarium successfully mated Franklin and Hazel who met on an octopus “blind date” before releasing them back into the wild.

Here’s video footage of the two being set free below a pier.