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A video of a heron surfing across a lake on the back of a hippopotamus is proving a viral hit online.
More than a quarter of a million people have watched the clip, which was filmed in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
The heron appears to be somehow skimming across the surface of the lake under its own propulsion at first. But it soon becomes clear that the bird has a hidden helper as the hippopotamus rears its head from the water.
Years add-ers up
Fossilised remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old – nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils.
Led by scientists at the University of Alberta, the findings were published in the journal Nature Communications.
The four snakes were found in two locations in the UK, Kirtlington Quarry in Oxfordshire and Swanage, Colorado in the US and Leiria, in Portugal.
Snap, crackle ‘n’ eyes poppin’
It was a surreal start to the day for a bleary-eyed night shift worker who got a lot more than he bargained for with his morning cereal.
Jarred Smith, 22, woke up at about 3pm and headed into the kitchen at his home in Davidson in Sydney’s northern beaches.
He took some food from the fridge and walked over to the kitchen counter when he saw something scaly sticking out of a Corn Flakes box.
According to a report in the Daily Mail Australia, Jarred said he stared at the box for about 15 seconds before he realised it contained a snake.
Jarred called the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) and explained to the lady on the other end of the phone where the slithery reptile was hiding.
The snake handler turned up minutes later and was surprised to see the size of the diamond python, which was about two metres long.
Diamond pythons are known for being timid and the snake handler told Jarred that the species was harmless and only attacks when aggravated.
Although Jarred had never seen a snake before, he was impressed with how attractive the reptile was.
“He’s a good looking snake so if he comes back it’s fine – I just didn’t expect to find it in my
cereal,” he told the Mail.
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Do you have a winning business? Entries have now opened for the 2015 Pet Industry Awards, organised by the Pet Industry Federation. Entry is free by clicking on the link below.More details
Two lucky retailers each stand to win a Gelert Country Choice product bundle worth £250.Gelert Giveaway
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