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Hedgehogs as housepets?

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What turned a lobster blue?
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. WCSH-TV reports Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the creature in Scarborough on Saturday morning. LaPlante and daughter Meghan were hau...
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. WCSH-TV reports Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the creature in Scarborough on Saturday morning. LaPlante and daughter Meghan were hau...
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. ...
- Posted on August 29, 2014
12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000
A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000. That shattered last year's fair record of $62,000. Large companies like AT&T, Monsanto and DeK...
A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000. That shattered last year's fair record of $62,000. Large companies like AT&T, Monsanto and DeK...
A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois S...
- Posted on August 16, 2014
What’s better than 2 baby pandas? 3 baby pandas!
The birth of extremely rare panda triplets is another success for China's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. Breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would survive. The mother, Ju Xi...
The birth of extremely rare panda triplets is another success for China's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. Breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would survive. The mother, Ju Xi...
The birth of extremely rare panda triplets is another success for China's artificial breeding program. The th...
- Posted on August 15, 2014
Lost your dog? Find with phone!
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a better way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services. Joanne Cox's fami...
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a better way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services. Joanne Cox's fami...
Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a...
- Posted on August 14, 2014
Who owns this photo…Man or Monkey?
When a monkey takes a selfie, who owns it? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a dispute. It's between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer. He wasn't amused that the popular images are being used for free. This is called a co...
When a monkey takes a selfie, who owns it? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a dispute. It's between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer. He wasn't amused that the popular images are being used for free. This is called a co...
When a monkey takes a selfie, who owns it? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparke...
- Posted on August 12, 2014
Puffins in peril – want to help?
Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary. The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project. Scientists hope it will help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds, known for their multi-...
Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary. The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project. Scientists hope it will help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds, known for their multi-...
Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary. The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research ...
- Posted on August 6, 2014
Barking couldn't save deaf boy, so dog licked him
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone. He was sleeping without his hearing aids. ...
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone. He was sleeping without his hearing aids. ...
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert ...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
He’s the most popular dog on Instagram
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Das...
- Posted on June 16, 2014
Detour lets toads cross road without croaking
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side. That is where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads....
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side. That is where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads....
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night....
- Posted on June 13, 2014
Hedgehogs as housepets?
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. The ideal pet? Hedgehogs are steadily growing in popularity across the United States. Laws in at least six states banning or restricting them as pets don't se...
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. The ideal pet? Hedgehogs are steadily growing in popularity across the United States. Laws in at least six states banning or restricting them as pets don't se...
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. ...
- Posted on June 3, 2014