News Weird_and_Wonderful


latest pet news

To find out about our latest news, view the summary below.  To find out more about any item, click on the link provided.

Use our search facility to search through our database of more than 11,700 news stories.

Weird and Wonderful(view archive news)
A lizard left behind hot and sunny Greece for South Wales after sneaking into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.
An 86-year-old man was bitten by a bat that somehow got wedged between the back of his iPad and its case.
A dog that went missing while on a walk on the Dorset coast has been found on the beach – after 45 days.
RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor.
Four baby squirrels have been rescued after becoming stuck to each other.
A cat that wears sunglasses when out and about has become an Internet star.
The RSPCA was called out to reports of a tiger kept in someone’s back garden – but it turned out to be a stuffed toy in a cage.
Wildlife authorities have shared photos of a three-eyed snake that was found on a highway in northern Australia.
A painter has saved a baby deer from drowning after jumping into a freezing canal in his underwear.
A driver in Germany avoided a speeding fine of €105 (£93) thanks to the intervention of a passing dove.
Unnatural chemicals in water are making fish increasingly horny, according to research from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 
Police in Pennsylvania, USA, were called to help round up a bear that went for a swim in a resident’s back garden.
A peckish seagull tried a daring piece of shoplifting when it attempted to steal an entire loaf of bread from a supermarket.
Birmingham Dogs Home has welcomed 10 puppies that were born just in time for the Cricket World Cup and Women’s Football World Cup. 
A video of a cat apparently knocking on a door has been viewed online more than 20 million times.
Shoppers at a US pet store got more than they bargained for when zoo staff dropped in with a camel in tow.
A pregnant cat that had its back leg stuck on a metal fence has been rescued.
A stray cat and her kittens have been rescued from under an escalator on the London Underground.
A cat has had emergency surgery after swallowing more than 50 hair bands.
A farmer has enrolled 15 sheep at a French primary school to boost pupil numbers after authorities announced plans to close a class.
An RSPCA inspector was called to Farm Hill in Exeter after a resident called in with concerns about a fox that was spotted hiding under a bush. 
Grumpy cat, the feline famous on the internet for her permanent scowl, has died aged seven after complications from a urinary tract infection.
A Tesco customer got more than he bargained for when he opened a bag of sugar snap peas and discovered a ‘free pet’ inside.
A photo has emerged of what a park ranger claims to be a ‘selfie’ of two posing gorillas.
When a homeowner, two hours west of Fort Worth, in Texas, started having problems with his cable reception, he crawled under his house to investigate.
A lost kitten was found hiding in a sofa at a waste-recycling centre in Slough, Berkshire, just as it was about to be incinerated!
A stowaway bird made a surprise appearance in business class during a long-haul Singapore Airlines flight.
Oliver the steer is a ‘Texas-sized’ pet, but his huge horns didn’t keep him out of a Petco store, an online video shows.
A cat has been reunited with her owner NINE years after she went missing!
A dog from Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, has undergone life-saving emergency surgery after swallowing a video game.
A stubborn pet hedgehog refuses to eat anything other than chicken nuggets.
A pair of penguins that had been stolen from a zoo have been found in a village by police.
A Tinder-inspired App is helping farmers match up partners for their cattle.
A huge flock of birds closed part of a motorway in Austin, Texas.
About sixty-five sheep, which were trapped on cliffs in Pembrokeshire, have been rescued by the RSPCA after a 10-day operation.
Estonian workers have rescued a dog from a freezing river – without realising that it was actually a wolf.
A video has appeared online showing the moment that a panicked fawn was saved by a considerate motorist before being retrieved by its mum.
A woman has hit back at a retailer’s miniscule glittery party outfit by getting her terrier to model it.
Firefighters have rescued a mountain lion that was stuck in a tree outside a house in the California desert.
A video has emerged online of live fish raining across Malta.
A curious canine underwent surgery after swallowing a poo emoji soft toy.
A sow at a South Africa animal sanctuary has developed a love for colour and painting.
A Grandmother returned from a trip to Australia to discover a live snake curled up inside a shoe in her suitcase.
Seven firefighters rescued a giant rat after it got stuck in a manhole cover.
A pet insurance company in New Zealand has revealed its 10 most unusual pet care claims from 2018.
An otter has been caught on camera running around the aisles of an Irish supermarket.
A Chihuahua has become an online sensation after pictures of him globetrotting went viral.
A woman has revealed that she dyed her great Dane pink and even paints her nails in a bid to stop strangers being afraid of her.
A vlogger took an elderly dog with three legs from a rescue centre on a shopping spree to cheer it up.
A man has been sent running in panic after finding a snake in his toilet while his home was being renovated.