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Famous Mythical Creatures Of Every US State (Illustrated)

Welcome to the American bestiary catalog! A catalog full of animals, birds, and other interesting natural (or sometimes imaginary) phenomena. 

According to this 12th century author, the purpose of bestiary is "to improve the minds of ordinary people, in such a way that the soul will at least perceive physically things which it has difficulty grasping mentally: that what they have difficulty comprehending with their ears, they will perceive with their eyes."

Thanks to CashNetUSA, for assembling all the greatest mythical creatures within the US, and illustrating them so wonderfully! 

If you're living in the US, share what mythical creature your state is famous for! 

Story via CashNetUSA

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Miniature Horses Are Still Allowed to Be Your Emotional Support Animal

You've probably heard that the rules concerning emotional support animals on airplanes are changing, after a few incidents including a hamster flushed down the toilet, a VIP turkey and a few dog bites. Now, all animals except for dogs, cats and miniature horses are banned from flying. Yep, you heard me right: miniature horses. If you're more interested in taking your doggo on board, check out this travel guide for your fur babies. But if you have equine inclinations, read on. 

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30-50 Feral Hogs: Why This Isn't a Joke

If you've been online in the past two days, you might have noticed that the internet is erupting with memes, jokes, information, and even an interactive game, about 30-50 feral hogs. What the heck is going on, you might ask? Well, what started out as a serious question by a Twitter user amidst America's seemingly never-ending gun reform debate is nonetheless a genuine question that we must address. The famous question goes as follows: "Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?". While the specificity of this question has driven many to hilarity, feral pigs in America are no laughing matter. They can wreak irreversible damage on ecosystems, endanger native plant and animal species, and can even harm or kill humans. Here's what the deal is with feral pigs in America. 

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It's American Eagle Day So Feel Free To Enjoy These Majestic Memes

The Bald Eagle, also known as the American Eagle, has long stood as a symbol of freedom and liberty in a country formed in its pursuit. This creature was chosen for the strength and beauty of its form and its longevity in the wild. They are strong protectors of their nests and are native to the country it represents. American Eagle Day celebrates this majestic bird and its place in it's country's history. We chose to celebrate this day with some funny memes that provide a different and funny perspective on this bird.     

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The animals are always the first to know.

In what some are considering a bit of symbolism for our country going down the drain, two bald eagles in — you guessed it — Florida decided to hammer home that metaphor by getting stuck in a drain. With their talons feet from being washed away by the waste water below, the two eagles cried out for a help as a nation looks on in horror, powerless to do anything.

Many are probably wondering, how did those eagles get in that storm drain? What were they doing so close to that storm drain? Don’t they know that storm drains are dangerous? Don’t they know that just because a storm drain hosted a reality TV show that doesn’t make it a qualified world leader? Questions that, you know, could only be applied to a situation in which two bald eagles get stuck in a storm drain.

via Gawker

Luckily, authorities from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission intervened and rescued the trapped metaphor. One of the eagles was taken to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland to treat its injuries. The other was released, presumably to search out more storm drains because no matter how perfect this metaphor is, it’s worth repeating over and over.

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If We Had to Describe the 2016 Presidential Election in One Photo, We'd Choose This One

A bald eagle got caught in the grille of a car over the weekend and we can't help but empathize with the poor creature. It just seems like the perfect metaphor for our country right now, doesn't it? But don't worry, the bird was rescued, and that kinda gives us hope for the rest of America.

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Day With These Adorable Dachshunds Dressed Like Wieners

July 14th is National Hot Dog Day here in the United States! Sure, you could use today as an excuse to eat a hot dog or you could spend your day looking at these cuties instead.

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These Sassy Pups Are Ready to Celebrate the 4th of July

Most dogs love celebrating our Independence Day here in the United States... well, as long as there aren't any fireworks.

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Meet the Stars of Musical Canine Freestyle

Canine Freestyle is a modern dog sport that's a mixture of obedience training, tricks, and dancing. There's music and costumes and each dog has their very own human partner. Bego Antón recently covered the sport for Slate.com and took these gorgeous photos.

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A pair of Bald Eagles in Washington DC will soon be welcoming some baby eagles to their nest! Mr. President and The First Lady, yes those are their names, have two eggs that are ready to hatch and The American Eagle Foundation is live streaming the entire event. This may be the most American thing we have ever witnessed.