Are you a horse girl? I’m a horse girl. And in another life, I would do what photographer Becky Standridge does. She spends her days in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, documenting the wild horses that live there and helping to catalog the herd and its migration patterns. One day, while watching the horses, she managed to capture a dramatic water rescue on film. “People think horses don’t have a soul,” says Standridge. “But the soul of a horse is much bigger than man knows.” [AZ Central]
Earlier this week, a woman in New Zealand came home to find a furry, adorable surprise — a baby seal pup was cozied up on the corner of her couch, blissfully sleeping. The pup had apparently traveled from the nearby Bay of Plenty, through the busy streets of the town of Tauranga, and wandered into Annette Swoffer’s home. The little guy traveled, say experts, at least five kilometers from his native habitat to end up as a couch potato. Weirdly, this isn’t the first time this seal pup — dubbed Lucky — has wandered far from home. Local residents have called authorities about the wandering seal two other times. And Lucky is hardly the only wild animal to show up where he’s least expected. Read on for some more bizarre stories of animals coming in from the wild.