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Watch This Otter Hack A Vending Machine

Guinea Pig Armor
Guinea Pig Armor
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Go Fetch, Little Buddy

This week, we were dismayed to learn that large snakes can open doors on their own now. But there is a silver lining. Before you get swallowed in one gulp by a python, The Little Prince-style, this adorable otter can crawl into a vending machine and fetch you an icy cold Diet Coke.  So, kind of a wash.  [Laughing Squid]

Finally, A Suit Of Armor Fit For A Guinea Pig

“Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Do they get picked on by other guinea pigs? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear? Fear not! A solution is here!”

This is the text of an eBay listing for the majestic suit of guinea pig armor and matching helmet shown above. Apparently the suit was handmade for the guinea pig in the photo, Lucky, who unfortunately passed away before he was able to use his armor for anything other than a couple photoshoots. His owner is now auctioning off Lucky’s outfit to the highest bidder, and donating all proceeds to Virginia’s Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue. The current winning bid? Over $8,000. Yes, seriously. Lucky’s legacy will live on for quite some time. [eBay via Digital Spy]

Guinea Pig Fashion
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The Bay Of (Guinea) Pigs
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Snakes Are Opening Doors Now

No Snakes For Salma
Watch Salma Hayek completely lose her shit over a snake. Read More »
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Guy who was keeping 53 king cobras in his car. Read More »
Baby Girl, Pet Python
This little girl has a pet python to play with. At least until he eats her. Read More »
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Hide Your Kids

New thing to be afraid of: SNAKES KNOW HOW TO OPEN DOORS NOW. We’re not sure if this is a python or a boa constrictor, but we all agree we are having nightmares tonight. And going to the bathroom in pairs all afternoon. Carrying axes.

After the jump, watch Amelia’s not-at-all-over-the-top reaction on Vine to the news that snakes are taking over. Keep reading »

Dogs In Car Windows Make Everything Better

doggies in car windows
With the wind in their fur!

Having a difficult day? Then stop what you’re doing and spend the next two minutes and 22 seconds watching this video pup Odin and some of his friends sticking their heads out of car windows. Are you still in a bad mood? Didn’t think so. [YouTube]

Dogs in Pantyhose
Man, dogs look weird in pantyhose. Read More »
I Love My Dog
Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
Comfort Dogs
Amidst the Newtown tragedy, a furry paw of comfort. Read More »

Jane Goodall: Still Awesome After All These Years

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Jane Goodall is one of my personal heroes, so I was delighted to see this pair of photos of her — one as a young researcher playing with a chimpanzee in the early 60s, and another more recent shot (below) of her and another chimp enjoying a similarly silly interaction. The only detectable change in the more than 50 years between the two snapshots? A bit of gray hair. Now 79, Goodall has studied three generations of chimpanzees and spends her time mentoring researchers and zoologists who want to follow in her footsteps. She also makes sure to visit her beloved animals at Gombe Stream National Park a couple times a year. “When I’m on my own at Gombe now, I can easily recapture how I felt at 26, when all the world was new,” she told National Geographic. “There’s still a spiritual power there. I can breathe it in.” [National Geographic]

7 Photos Of An Orphaned Baby Wallaby & Her Makeshift Sleep Sack

I was having kind of a rough day, but then I saw these photos of a orphaned baby wallaby and my internal desire to SQUEE overwhelmed my desire to cry for the third time today! Four-month-old Skye lost her mom and is currently being taken care of by Donna Liversedge, a zookeeper at the New Forest Wildlife Park in the UK, who lets Skye sleep in a tote bag at the end of her bed. The totes is lined with a little bit of Skye’s mom’s fur and Donna is teaching her how to get in and out of it herself. The cuteness is beyond. Guys, I have a lot of empty tote bags that I didn’t know what to do with until now, but clearly I need a baby wallaby.

Small Town Sends Unscooped Dog Poop Back To Dog Owners

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You can send someone revenge poop in the mail through an online service. Read More »
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Anne Hathaway and 11 other celebs picking up dog poop. Read More »
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Amelia says not to dye your dog to look like a panda. Jessica disagrees. Read More »

Brunete, a small town outside of Madrid, Spain, had a problem. Dog owners had become lax about scooping their pets’ poop, and sidewalks were strewn with waste. To solve the problem, town leaders teamed up with ad agency McCann Erickson to create a publicity campaign that would shock residents into following the rules. The plan? If dog owners didn’t pick up their dog’s poop, the abandoned feces would be mailed back to them. No, seriously. Keep reading »

Criminal Cat Arrested For Smuggling Goods Into Prison

Cats & Lasers
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This Cat Is Mayor
A cat named Stubbs is the honorary mayor of an Alaskan town. Read More »
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Not so much a cat burglar as a cat smuggler, a kitty at a Russian prison facility was detained after guards found cell phones and chargers taped to the animal’s belly. Cell phones are strictly verboten in Russian prisons, and authorities believe that the cat was being used by prisoners to ferry items in and out of their cell blocks.

The technologically advanced cat was discovered near the fence at Penal Colony No. 1 near the city of Syktyvkar, which is around 600 miles north of Moscow. The cat was detained and stripped of its expensive contraband.

Training cats to do pretty much anything is near impossible. The CIA once tried — and failed — to turn cats into spies (they spent $20 million on the attempt). So it would be pretty impressive if these inmates had been able to successfully get a cat to deliver electronics to them inside prison walls. Ah well, there’s always carrier pigeons. [Business Insider]

Scooter The Llama Escapes, Is Tased & Captured By Florida Cops

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Scooter the llama

A llama, clearly influenced by Kanye West, led Florida cops on a nine-hour goose (llama?) chase around Leon Country Friday night, before being Tased and returned to its owner. Scooter the Llama — seen above with a couple of police officers who are like, “whaaaa?” – made it all the way to Tallahassee before being found. Their main concern, police said, was making sure that Scooter wasn’t accidentally hit by a car (bad for the llama, but likely worse for the car). “I’ve been doing this twenty years and this was the first llama I’ve ever had to chase,” said Leon County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant. Tony Drzewiecki. To get him home, police officers Tased him and guided him (rather unwillingly) into a trailer.

So what might motivate a llama to go on the lam? Did the llama have dreams of rock stardom? Of opening his own artisanal chocolate operation? Maybe he wanted to train hop around the country, bindle stick in hoof, looking for a delicious patch of alfalfa grass to chew on? In any case, Scooter’s owner said that after the traumatic Tasing, he was mostly back to normal and eating his favorite snack — Triscuits — like it was no big deal. Llamas, man, cool customers.  [NBC Miami]

9 Squittens You’re Gonna Want To Squish

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Squittens! It sounds like a noise that happens in your ladydrawers after a makeout session, but hell to the NO. Squittens are kittens that look like squirrels — specifically kittehs which sit up on their hind legs like squirrels peering around for nuts. Some squittens, like the cutie named Petal above, are born without bones in the elbow joint of their front legs (aww!!!!), meaning they have to sit back on their hind legs at all times. It is just too cute.

Click through and check out a few more squittens we found on the Interwebs. [Huffington Post]

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