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You couldn't make it up!

First hand experiences from Newshound, our undercover retailer. Share your own retail views and experiences.


Hippy landings
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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Gelert Giveaway

Two lucky retailers each stand to win a Gelert Country Choice product bundle worth £250.

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Natural Instinct sponsors DogFest

Natural Instinct has sponsored Noel Fitzpatrick’s DogFest, which launched in Cheshire in June.

Zoological International owner scales Mount Blanc

Rick Wilton of Zoological International has climbed the highest mountain in Europe, raising funds for charity.

Vitalin offers special deal to retailers at PATS

Vitalin is offering 25% off all orders for Vitalin Puppy, Sensitive, Adult, Senior/Lite and Vitalin Ferret at PATS Telford in September.

Pets Corner draws closer to 100th store

Pets Corner has opened a new store in Tring Garden Centre, Hertfordshire, on August 1.

Group spotlights social good of wild-caught fish

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has welcomed a report from the ICUN’s Home Aquarium Fish Sub-Group following its inaugural meeting at Singapore’s Aquarama.

Cos’ I’m happy, happy, happy!

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has named Giggsy the Ragdoll as one of Britain’s happiest pets.

Critics say microchipping equals ‘dictatorship’

A survey of pet owners carried out by online retailer MedicAnimal has revealed that many pet owners will rebel against compulsory microchipping legislation.

Has that ‘crash tested’ harness actually passed?

Pet retailers and dog owners are warned to be aware of claims by some suppliers of car harnesses that they have been ‘crash tested’.

H-Trap horsefly trap now back in stock

Sentomol, the company responsible for the H-Trap horsefly trap in the UK, says its stocks have now been replenished after selling out due to ‘unprecedented demand’ in June.

US pet store under fire for binning live fish

A PetSmart store in the US has apologised after a video was posted on social media that showed live goldfish swimming in a bag alongside dead fish, and had been thrown away in the store’s rubbish bin.

Swordfish washes up on English beach

A massive swordfish has been washed up on a British tidal riverbank in South Gloucestershire.

Rosewood Pet Products reveals Meadow Menu diets

This Summer sees the launch of Meadow Menu, a new range of main diets from Rosewood Pet Products under the Naturals brand, which caters for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and degus.

US state looks to include sales tax on vet services

New sales taxes on veterinary and pet care services would be included with personal income tax cuts being proposed by the North Carolina Legislature in the US that would become effective in 2016.

Ancol gives small dogs a lift

Ancol has introduced a new pet carry bag and a matching pooch pouch.

France’s Ekkia to sponsor BETA Fashion Show

BETA International is set to welcome back leading French manufacturer Ekkia as Fashion Show sponsor for a third consecutive year.

Tetra lists select range with Argos

Leading high street catalogue retailer Argos has recently brought on board a selection of Tetra products to its in-store and online offering.

Mikki relaunches its grooming range

Mikki has relaunched its grooming range with new Flexi head design, customer support and exclusive spinner stand deal.

Pet insurance needs to ‘deliver affordable premiums’

Significant advances in pet treatment highlight more than ever the pressing need for pet insurance, says pet insurance technology expert Aquarium Software, following news that owners are paying up to £1,700 for stem cell treatments for their dogs.

Dengie brings out smaller Healthy Hooves size

Dengie Healthy Hooves is now available in new, easy-to-handle 15kg bags.

Talk to the dog

Orchard has launched a campaign for Pure Animal Wellbeing (PAW) in Australia featuring Pawl B. More, a talking dog that offers advice on natural pet health.

OATA creates guide on selling fish online

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has created a new guide to help people sell fish responsibly online and transport them correctly to customers.

Authorities battle in vain against fish ritual

Thousands of fish have been stunned and killed in an ancient ritual in northern India, in which up to 10,000 villagers sprinkled a bleaching powder into the Aglaar river before catching the fish, which were then cooked.

Tetra introduces new way to feed fish

Tetra has launched Tetra FunTips, which offers an interactive way of feeding fish.

Overfishing threatens 90 European marine species

More than 90 species of marine fishes in Europe’s waters are threatened with extinction, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

FishScience launches Malawi cichlid flake food

FishScience has launched a flake food formulated specifically for Malawi cichlids. 

Scientists find coldwater corals off Ireland

An international team of scientists has discovered a new coldwater coral habitat in Irish waters.

Evolution Aqua takes on new range of Koi food

Evolution Aqua is now distributing the Japanese-manufactured Koi food range from the FD Food Company.

Scientists find more than 100 new marine species

Scientists are celebrating the discovery of more than 100 marine species in the Philippines. Among the new species are sea slugs, barnacles and heart urchins, all which will be studied in the coming months.

London Zoo celebrates birth of endangered fish

London Zoo is celebrating bumper broods of two endangered freshwater species.

Boxfish proves to be a prickly customer

A spiny boxfish, which was donated to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium, is living up to its name and proving to be a prickly customer for aquarists.

Prisoner given aquarium ‘to pacify him’

A violent prisoner in an Irish prison has been given an aquarium on his landing to help pacify him, it has been claimed.

PFMA launches group to look at fish food

The Pet Food Manufacturers Association has launched a Fish Group dedicated to issues surrounding the manufacture of fish food.

It’s raining eels!

Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game has received a number of calls saying Arctic lampreys are dropping from the sky. One foot-long eel was found in the car park of a store far inland, reports the Tech Times.

Large number of new exhibitors flock to AQUA 2015

AQUA 2015, the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event, will welcome a number of new exhibitors to its October exhibition.

Singer Miley Cyrus pens tribute song to pet fish

Performer Miley Cyrus has penned a song in memory of her pet fish, Pablow the blowfish, which died. She’s even had its likeness tattooed onto her arm.

Animal rights members free lobsters from restaurant

Members from three animal rights organisations entered a busy Chinese restaurant in Dublin, took nine lobsters from a tank in the window, and released them into the sea.

A LEGO chance to become a deep sea explorer

Sea Life Great Yarmouth is hosting a special treat this summer… a chance to explore the secrets of the ocean and become a LEGO City Deep Sea Explorer.

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