Sully the tabby cat is a hero after rescuing her owner Craig Geeves from a fire in his home in a Melbourne, Australia suburb. Craig was asleep when the fire began around 1 a.m. on Monday. Sully sat on Craig’s chest meowing loudly in his face to wake him. Craig told the Australian Broadcasting Company, “She was standing on my head screaming, the loudest scream I’ve ever heard from a cat screaming at me and then I smelt the smoke and jumped out of bed … she saved my life.” Keep reading »
No, “chubby prairie dog gets stuck in a hole” is not a naughty euphemism (but it could be). This is simply a video of a fat prairie dog who vastly overestimated his ability to exit a hole in the ground. Lucky for him, some good Samaritans drove by to pull his ass outta that hole. Clearly he is flipping the fuck out because he thinks he’s about to become somebody’s lunch. Instead they filmed the entire thing and posted it on YouTube, much to his eternal prairie dog humiliation. Close up of the rescue begins at 1:19!
These little pandas turned one-month old this week! The newborn bears live in a Chinese zoo, where they are believed to be the world’s only set of panda triplets. Sure, they aren’t much to look at yet and anyway, upon their birth, zookeepers told the New York Post not to get excited until they pass their six-month birthday. But I believe these guys will survive. (The species depends on it!) In just a few months they’ll be fuzzy little puffballs and YouTube will have a fresh new crop of baby panda vids. Happy one month birthdays, little guys! [YouTube; New York Post]
We hope your three-day weekend is as relaxing, chill and blissful as this little guy’s!
“Punk’d,” panda edition: Ai Hin, a female bear living at the Chengdu panda preserve in China, had animal researchers thinking she was pregnant. She couldn’t pee on a stick or anything, but Ai Hin had shown a surge of hormones and had been laying about even more than usual for a panda. A pregnancy is joyous news, of course, as there are less than 2,000 pandas in the world and the bears are notoriously difficult to breed. But now researchers say a wily Ai Hin may have been faking her pregnancy for special treatment. Pregnant pandas move on to air conditioned private rooms and are given extra bamboo and fruit — and Ai Hin milked it. “Some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life,” a researcher told Xinhua news agency. In response, a live broadcast of the panda childbirth has been canceled. Maybe Ai Hin just had cold feet, er, ovaries? In any case we have to be real here: pandas, 1; humans, 0. [Daily Mail UK; The Journal IE]
If I were in this cat’s shoes, I can’t promise I wouldn’t do the exact same thing.