Firefighter rescues 6-foot snake from blaze

Animals
Smithsonian, singers share song to save Sumatrans Indie rock band “Portugal. The Man” and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day. The song is meant to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. The new song, "Sumatran Tiger," was recorded ... - Posted on April 23, 2014
Can a bulldog be “beautiful?” Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch. Her human family dreams of making her a therapy dog. Winning a pageant before her second birthday should boost the Iowa bulldog's hopes of joining owner Dr. Tiffany Torstenson in the health care industry. Lucey beat out 49 dro... - Posted on April 23, 2014
People in Mexico pamper their pooches Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress. She played with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the cake arrived she barked at the single flickering candle. This provoked a similar reaction from ... - Posted on April 17, 2014
Argentina’s new tigers are a triple treat Argentina’s Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers. They are Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats. The male is nearly pure white. Zoo veterina... - Posted on April 16, 2014
Two-legged dog inspires two-legged humans A dog in Washington state has no rear legs, but he can balance enough to run on only his front legs. Millions of people have seen him in a YouTube video. Duncan was born with deformed rear legs that were amputated to remove the dead weight. The 9-month-old boxer belon... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Londoners love kitty cat cafe Would you like some kitten with your coffee? Feline company is exactly what one of London's newest cafes is offering. And the city's stressed-out residents are lapping it up. "People do want to have pets and in tiny flats, you can't," said cafe owner Lauren Pears, who... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Grumpy Cat turns two Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos. The top dog in Internet cat stardom is known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues. She spent her birthday Friday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of Hollywood. And Hollywood is where the ... - Posted on April 7, 2014
How did a little dog travel 1,000 miles in 4 days? Last week a small dog escaped his fenced-in yard in Texas. He was found in Ohio a few days later. That means he traveled more than 1,000 miles in just four days. The 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix is named Corbin. He dug a hole under a fence in his backyard in Killeen, T... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Wille Nelson gets his armadillo back Country music legend Willie Nelson has a stuffed armadillo. It's his on-stage mascot. It had been kidnapped, but now it has been returned. The stuffed critter is named “Ol' Dillo.” It was taken from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas res... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Firefighter rescues 6-foot snake from blaze A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python. The rescue occurred in a two-story, smoke-filled house in western Michigan. Muskegon firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach reluctantly agreed to retrieve the snake. He says he cradled... - Posted on April 1, 2014