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Thank You Florida, Now For Something Completely Different: An Alligator in Yoga Pants

You almost wish this headline was just click-bait. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you see it), this actually happened. A routine traffic stop turned bizarre is this week's Florida headline. A couple was pulled over in May after running a stop sign, and deputies asked them what they had been doing, and they responded searching for frogs and snakes to collect. The deputies asked them if they had any other creatures in the truck, and that is when things took a turn for the weird.The woman had over 40 turtles in a Ninja Turtles backpack, which was definitely an eye-opener. But that is not what shocked the officers. 

The woman in the truck, Ariel Le Quire, after being asked if she had anything else, promptly pulled a foot-long alligator from the yoga pants she was wearing, and placed it in the bed of the pickup truck. The pair were cited and a judge found little humor in her stunt. sentencing Le Quire to 6 months probation, 200 hours of community service, and required her to pay $500 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This was all for charges of possessing an American Alligator, transporting more than one turtle or turtle egg, one count of possessing a soft-shell turtle, and one count of possessing more than one turtle, per day. 

The woman was also homeless at the time, so it is uncertain how the court expects her to pay the fine. But internet ridicule is sometimes a better teacher than any monetary penance could be.

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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

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Everyone's favorite fluffy cat, Smoothie, is back and working hard to perfect her piano skills! Her brother, Milkshake, is there for moral support and gives it a whirl as well!

For those unfamiliar with Smoothie and Milkshake, they are two British Longhair cats living in The Netherlands. Smoothie rose to fame in 2016 as she was called "The Most Photogenic Cat In The World". According to her youtube bio, "She's the Queen of Fluff, and always camera-ready. She judges, she disapproves & she plots (world domination) on a daily basis."

These are some very talented cats, and the musical duo you've been waiting for! 

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New Book Documents Domestic Dogs In Beautiful Photos Taken By a Wildlife Photographer

Legendary National Geographic photographer, Vincent J Musi, decided to take a year off from traveling the world to spend a year at home with his teenage son. During that time, Musi discovered a love for photographing more domestic subjects, namely dogs and even opened up a dog portrait studio during that year in his South Carolina hometown. Musi is quite active on Instagram and has turned his newfound craft into a book aptly entitled "Year of the Dogs", which is due to be released on September 17, 2019. The book is for sale on Amazon.  

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Here's Your Weekly Dose Of Cute! (#44)

We scoured the internet to bring you the cutest animal pictures of the week! Bringing you cuteness every week - stay tuned for next week's dose! If you missed last week's dose, and you need a cuteness overload, check out last week's here.

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You Can Now Buy Chicken Diapers On Amazon And We Are Speechless

Apparently, Various companies are selling and designing them for the rapidly growing community of pet chicken owners. We truly live in an amazing time…

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Sedate Yourself With This Strong Dose Of Adorable Kittens

Thank goodness for @TheDailyKitten! They provide your insatiable appetite with a daily dose of kittens and our obsession just grew tenfold! 

There is also no known cure from kitten dosages, so please proceed with caution... it's already too late for us. 

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These Relatable Memes Are All You Need To Celebrate World Mosquito Day

August 20th is the world mosquito day and even though many of us don't really understand why we should celebrate the existence of these annoying creatures, the day is usually dedicated to raising awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented, as well as fundraising for research into the cure of malaria. We have chosen to "celebrate" the day with the thing we love most- some funny memes. Enjoy!  

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The Viral Video Of a Cat Dancing To "Mr. Sandman" Encouraged Others To Send Similar Videos With Their Pets

The viral trend of lipsyncing the "Mr. Sandman" song with the nine-camera split filter on Tik Tok started a couple of months ago by a user who has since then gathered 22.5 million views on his video. Many successful and not so successful videos emerged after the original video was posted but it seems that this version of a cat lipsynching the song is definitely one of the best, with more than 1.5 million views. When people on twitter first saw it, they have decided to join the craze with some similar videos of their own. 

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Extremely Rare Strawberry Leopard Spotted At The Wildlife Reserve

The extremely rare strawberry leopard has been photographed for the very first time up close! The image was caught by a couple, Alan and Lynsey Watson, in Thaba Tholo Wilderness Reserve. The couple had seen the leopard skulking around the reserve before but was never able to capture it on film. 

The strawberry leopard gets its name due to its unusual reddish skin pigmentation. The images the Watson's managed to get show the pink-hued creature feasting on the carcass on a giraffe, which had been kill during an intense thunderstorm. 

Story via Fox News


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I See Your Dolphin Side Show and Raise You a Selfie-Loving Orca

A couple of friends from San Diego got a super rare treat while out on a fishing expedition. While traveling at a high rate of speed, they suddenly happened upon an pod of Orcas about half a mile off the bow. Then, one of the Orcas split off from the pod, and burst from the water right beside the boat. The Orca would continue to follow them for around 10 minutes, having thoroughly shocked and soaked them with its first appearance. It was so close to the boat that they said they could have reached out and touched it while it leaped out of the water.

The crew took advantage of the ample selfie and video opportunities. They said the fishing trip may have been a dud, but it was worth it for the Orcas and an "awesome day on the water". But if you thought this was an amazing case, this encounter with a young white killer whale was truly a rare sight to behold.

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