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Two legs and I’m waggin’ an’ I’m just rollin’ along
A two-legged chihuahua and a chicken have become best friends at an animal hospital.
Penny, the chicken, was part of an experiment and at nine weeks old was rescued by Alicia Williams, an employee at the Duluth Animal Hospital, in Georgia, USA.
The dog, Roo, was taken in after being abandoned in a park on a freezing February night last year. It is believed he was deformed from birth, possibly as a result of his breeding, and is now on wheels!
“Penny gets excited when Roo is around because she knows he’s got treats and food all of the time,” Alice told the Gwinnett Daily Post.
“Whenever she hears him being fed, she steals his food. He loves snuggling with her because that’s his big teddy bear.
“He runs over her sometimes because he doesn’t realise how big his wheels are.”
Scary web sight
A family were forced to flee their home when they discovered hundreds of potentially deadly spiders crawling out of a bunch of bananas.
Father-of two Jamie Roberts told the Daily Mail he noticed white patches on the bananas after placing them in a bowl but assumed it was simply mould…until hundreds of spiders began scuttling from the fruit.
Jamie, who already suffered from arachnophobia, said he then rang the store he bought the bananas from, which organised for pest control to visit the house.
The Staffordshire home had to be evacuated for three days as toxic fumes were used to kill the spiders.
Although they creatures have not been formally identified, experts believe they could have been Brazilian wandering spiders, which appear in the Guinness World Records from 2010 as the most venomous spiders.
Early plunge for Cowes weak
The RSPCA co-ordinated the dramatic rescue of a female calf that fell 100ft over a cliff during a landslip.
The heifer, a seven-month-old Dexter, became stranded in an inaccessible cove below the Lizard lighthouse in Cornwall.
Although the calf miraculously appeared relatively unharmed, planning her rescue was to take
several days. So, wet hay was dropped over the cliff to ensure she had adequate food and hydration while the rescue was worked out.
The calf was eventually rescued with help from Cornwall Fire and Rescue, the Royal Naval Air Station at Culdrose and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
“The calf was remarkably uninjured and clearly had been able to drink from rainwater puddles as well as eat the hay thrown down to it.
“It weighed around a 100 kilos so it took a number of us to catch it and guide it into position on a tarpaulin placed over a cargo net. It was then sedated by the vet and airlifted to safety by a helicopter.”
“The whole on-site rescue team were extremely soggy and some very muddy at the end but all were happy that the rescue had been a success,” a spokesman said.
We now Lykoi
A new breed of cat with a likeness to the X-Men character Wolverine is fast becoming the latest craze for pet owners.
The werewolf-like Lykoi cat is a natural mutation from a domestic shorthair that resembles the movie character, played by Hugh Jackman.
It is now being championed by a group of breeders spearheaded by Tennessee-based Lykoi specialist and vet Johnny Gobble and his family, according to website googlenews.com
He says Lykois began as a mix of a natural occurring sphynx cat mutation and a black domestic shorthair, with the first litter being born in July 2010.
They decided the name Lykoi was fitting because it is the Greek word for ‘wolf’.
Johnny had the cats tested to ensure their unusual coat wasn’t a sign of disease but they were given a clear bill of health.
Sally finds key to loch lonesome
A broken-hearted swan found covered in cooking oil has been released back into the wild after finding love with a new mate in the Scottish SPCA’s care.
The swan was rescued from Loch Lomond after concerns were raised by staff at a holiday park.
Locals told the charity that Spike had recently lost his mate and seemed very sad. He soon brightened up when the SSPCA paired him with a female swan named Sally after he was washed in a specialist oiled bird cleaning unit. The female swan had been rescued after swallowing fishing tackle.
Spike and Sally have now been returned to the loch.
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