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Brand New Baby Rock Hyraxes

Filed under: Baby BlabberCuteness!Zoo

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Welcome to the world baby Hyraxes!

Three brand new baby Hyraxes were born at Virginia Zoo's Africa - Okavango Delta exhibit.

Rock Hyraxes are little mammals that, other than being super cute, love to snuggle up in rocks.

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Shakira Attacked By A Sea Lion

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Shakira was out on the beach on a beautiful afternoon.

She spotted several sea lions and seals and wanted to get some good pictures, so she got up real close to them when suddenly…

BAM!!

A sea lion jumped out of the water, landing one foot away from her and roared in her face.

She was almost bitten and got cut up on some rocks while fleeing for her life!

She posted the above pic and wrote on Facebook:

"This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures… Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me.

Everyone there screamed, including me. I was paralyzed by fear and couldn't move, I just kept eye contact with it while my brother "Super Tony" jumped over me and literally saved my life, taking me away from the beast. We both got our hands and legs scratched by the rocks while trying to protect ourselves.

I believe what happened is that it confused the shiny reflection of the blackberry I was taking these pics with, with some sort of fish. It probably thought I was teasing it with food and then taking it away from it.

Wow! It's funny that only half an hour before I was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips. Oh well, I can't say that anymore!! Now I'm off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!

Shak"

Wow. You are one lucky lady.

Next time, remember, don't pet the animals.

[Image courtesy Shakira.]

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Pug Ate Then Pooped Out 100 Rocks

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Harley the pug is one of 12 animals competing for the title of Odd Veterinary Health Claim.

Harley’s claim is for eating 100 rocks. His owner noticed he was pooping rocks but had no idea how many he had eaten, saying:

“I wasn’t aware of how many rocks Harley had ingested until I saw the X-ray. We’re not talking about one or two rocks. Harley’s stomach was half full and his intestines were jampacked.”

After seeing the vet, the x-ray revealed the rocks were small enough to safely pass normally. So with the help of some medicine, he pooped them all out!

Gross. At least he didn’t need surgery.

Some of the other competing pets are a cat who, while chasing a house fly, jumped onto a hot stove and a chihuahua who was almost picked up by an owl.

All animals have made full recoveries from their claims.

[Image via Michael Wright/WENN.]

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Immortalize Your Pet In Stone

Filed under: PetsDogAmazing

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Or rock.

Whatever you prefer to call it, but this is seriously one of the COOLEST ideas we've heard of lately.

No more are just presidents immortalized in one of the oldest materials on earth, but now your pets can be sculpted out of rocks!

Witty Wocks, a company started by Florida-based stay-at-home mom Adria Bernstein in 2009, takes your pet's picture and turns it into a work of art, using mainly rocks, glue and paint.

The creations start at $60, and take about a week to make, depending on the complexity of the request.

But wait, there's more!

Adria does more then pets too. She has created people, mascots, logos and is even working on a guitar for rocker Kenny Loggins!

Adria said of her new business venture:

"Rocks are gorgeous in their own natural state, but I wanted to do something more with them. I took it upon myself to glue them together, and realized I had something going on."

We think it's a little more than something. We can see this really taking off.

In fact, we're surprised it took this long for someone to build off of the Pet Rock, but we're happy to see Adria literally making pets out of rocks.

We love the detail in her work and think her creations look pretty darn identical to the pictures people have sent her.

Very cool products and we'd love to see Teddy's rock portrait some day soon.

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