26-Year-Old Man Dies In Cape Cod Shark Attack

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26-Year-Old Man Dies In First Fatal Massachusetts Shark Attack In More Than 80 Years

So scary.

Over the weekend, Massachusetts had its first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years on a Cape Cod beach.

A 26-year-old man died after the shark apparently attacked him while he was out swimming on a boogie board in the water at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, out on the Cape.

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The Wellfleet Police Department shared the story first on social media, reporting the man’s passing after initially being wounded by the shark, and while noting the investigation into what exactly occurred was taking place (below):

Shark Bite in WellfleetAround noontime today (9/15) a male swimmer at Newcomb Hollow Beach was bitten by what is…

Posted by Wellfleet Police Department on Saturday, September 15, 2018

The man was later identified as engineering student Arthur Medici.

Witnesses on the beach told the AP about the incident, too, including Joe Booth, a local fisherman who was on shore and saw everything happen (below):

“I was that guy on the beach screaming, ‘Shark, shark!’ It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here.”

Wow.

The last fatal shark attack in Massachusetts took place all the way back in 1936, so these occurrences are obviously very, very, very rare. Still incredibly sad, though.

Medici’s family has started a GoFundMe to raise money for his funeral expenses.

R.I.P.

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Over 500 Snakes & Rodents Rescued From San Antonio Home!

Ssssso Many Snakes!

Over 500 Snakes & Rodents Rescued From ONE HOME!

In what sounds like a segment on Fear Factor, animal control officials were forced to remove over 500 snakes and rodents from a San Antonio home this week.

According to The San Antonio Express-News, Animal Care Services removed 136 reticulated pythons and ball pythons, two of which were 10-footers, on Wednesday due to concerns about the animals’ living conditions. Over 400 rodents were also removed from the premises.

Investigators say the owner was breeding and selling the non venomous reptiles, but would not disclose how many snakes he had or what their living conditions were. This prompted authorities to get a search warrant and ultimately seize the animals.

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Officers found snakes in cages and plastic tubs, some of which were stacked in a shed. 415 mice and rats that were being used as the snakes’ food source were also removed.

San Antonio’s animal ordinance does not have specific restrictions for non venomous snakes but does require the reptiles have access to fresh air, water, food, and shelter.

The owner must appear in court within 10 days to fight for custody. If Animal Care Services is granted custody, the organization will work with local rescue shelters and zoos to find placement for the snakes.

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Bees Descend On Times Square, Hang Out On Hot Dog Stand All Day As Twitter Goes Crazy!

Bees On Parade!

Thousands Of Bees Take Over Hot Dog Stand In Times Square Before Being Vacuumed Up

Times Square trended on Twitter today for a very interesting reason: a swarm of bees descended on the tourist haven, and collectively decided to spend all afternoon hanging out on the umbrella of a hot dog stand!

No, really.

ICYMI while it was happening, look at all this hilarious, weird, and kind of unsettling video of thousands of bees chilling out in Times Square — before they were vacuumed up (not even kidding) by the NYPD:

There you go!

Just, uh, another normal day in New York City! LOLz!!

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LAPD Investigating Death Of Sexually Abused Pit Bull

#JusticeForCargo

Pit Bull Died After Being Sexually Abused

We have seen a lot of cruel, disgusting behavior in our time on the Internet. This is… something else.

Last week, the police-founded dog rescue group Ghetto Rescue posted a heartbreaking story about a pit bull named Cargo who was found abused and despite hopes to the contrary, later died of her injuries.

Related: Just FYI, Donald Trump Apparently Hates Dogs…

Cargo was adopted on July 23 in Orange County and found two weeks later on the street with a rope tied around her neck, having suffered — and we can’t believe we’re writing this — sexual abuse.

Despite lack of obvious external injury, an exam showed a ruptured aorta, suggesting trauma to the chest area. There were also signs of vaginal trauma.

The sad story quickly went viral. And now the LAPD has taken up the case.

Detective Al Erkelens of the Animal Cruelty Task Force told the Orange County Register:

“There are two possible crimes, bestiality which is a misdemeanor, and intentional injury to the dog that was meant to inflict pain, suffering or death to the dog.”

We still can’t believe this is even a thing. But Det. Erkelens says:

“Sexual assaults with dogs does occur. Most cases are reported either because they are seen or someone tells someone about it.”

We hope they find this sicko and Cargo gets some justice.

Read the whole story from Ghetto Rescue (below):

Sad update, we really are having a difficult time writing this one. 💔 Cargo passed away about one hour ago, and we are in tears. We were all so hopeful, as were you. She was comfortable, and on pain medication. The only thing we can be thankful for is she did not die on the sidewalk alone. Other than her vaginal trauma nothing was obviously wrong. No scrapes or abrasions. When we got the desperate plea last night, GRFF gal D left home to pick up Precious Cargo. Although she was not walking D managed to lift her into her car and get her help. The Veterinary office was closed last night but employees left home and opened up to care for Cargo. Donors started chipping in for her treatment and foster offers were coming in. Thank you PCC. We asked for a necropsy to determine what exactly caused her suffering. She had no external injuries and none were seen in xray. While writing this post we were informed that her aorta was ruptured. Vet suspects trauma to the chest area. We know based on her sad demeanor she was mistreated in the short time she was out of the shelter. We are sorry but we can not reply to each individual comment on social media, but know we are reading your caring and passionate comments. We appreciate you and your fire! If you would like us to refund your donation please send us an email. We are going to pay her bill, pay for her to be cremated and we are taking a medical bully breed from the shelter this week in honor of Cargo. Cargo please rest in peace with all of our other special GRFF dogs. *She was chipped and had been adopted July 23rd from the Orange County Shelter. We contacted the person who was listed as the adopter but the person we reached out to is not the adopter. We will be contacting the OC shelter too. #grffpreciouscargo #RIP #sad #tears #abused #losangelesdogrescue #abc7eyewitness #grff #ghettorescue #dog #pibble #justiceforcargo

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Ben Simmons & Kendall Jenner Duck Out On Cops After Her Dog Allegedly Bites Little Girl In Restaurant?

Ben Simmons & Kendall Jenner Duck Out On Cops After Her Dog Allegedly Bites Little Girl In Restaurant?

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UPDATE 8/6 3:22 P.M. EST: A source tells PerezHilton.com that once Kendall knew the girl was okay, she got up while the bill was being paid. Our source insists no one ‘vanished.’ No Police or EMT came to the scene, as the source says the dog never bit the girl.

UPDATE 8/6 3:04 P.M. EST: According to TMZ, “a source close to Kendall” says the dog, while startled by the child, never made contact with the girl. The source goes on to assert that Kendall didn’t leave until it was clear there was no physical injury.


Nothing worse than bad dog owners — and it’s almost never the dog’s fault, but always the oblivious/obtuse/un-aware owner who is the one causing problems.

To wit: Kendall Jenner is in some hot water right now after her Doberman Pinscher allegedly bit a little girl at an El Lay restaurant on Sunday morning.

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Kendall was at the Beverly Glen Deli with NBA star boyfriend Ben Simmons, and the dog, when the canine reportedly (more…)

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The World Dog Surfing Championship (No, Seriously) Took Place On A Beach In NorCal This Weekend, And The Winning Pooch Was…

The World Dog Surfing Championship (No, Seriously) Took Place On A Beach In NorCal This Weekend, And The Winning Pooch Was…

Shout-out to Derby the dog — the 2018 winner of the World Dog Surfing Championship that was held yesterday afternoon at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California!

Derby — who you’ll see (below) was decked out in a life vest along with shades and a gnarly purple/blue mohawk — outlasted dozens of other dogs to win the world championship and be crowned the globe’s best surfin’ dog!

Related: The World’s Ugliest Dogs Are Kinda Cute!

Yesterday’s event in NorCal had a ton of different weight classes and groupings; things like small, medium, and large dog competitions, along with tandem dog surfing pairs, and even a human/dog event.

And by the looks of Derby and the rest of the pups (below), this must have been a ton of fun: (more…)

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Mother Orca Whale Who Went Viral After Mourning Calf’s Death By Carrying Baby Whale’s Body For Over A Week Is Now Getting Help From Family

Mother Orca Whale Who Went Viral After Mourning Calf’s Death By Carrying Baby Whale’s Body For Over A Week Is Now Getting Help From Family

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So, so sad…

Last month, the baby of an orca whale, known as J-35, died half an hour after its birth, according to the New York Times.

According to the CBC, the mother had been sparking worry that she might tire herself out after carrying her dead baby’s body for over a week. Now, members of her pod are taking turns balancing the baby killer whale’s carcass on their noses near San Juan Island, Washington.

The mother is currently on her tenth day of mourning.

Related: SeaWorld Finally Ends Controversial Killer Whale Show!

Jenny Atkinson, director of the Whale Museum on San Juan Island, said:

“We do know her family is sharing the responsibility of caring for this calf, that she’s not always the one carrying it.”

Atkinson believes this could be the orcas’ version of a human wake or funeral.

“Ceremonies can go on for days to honor and mourn the loss of a loved one… I think that what you’re seeing is the depth of importance of this calf and the grief of the mother and the family.”

Unfortunately, the calf isn’t the only member of the 75-member family who is enduring a hardship.

According to ABC News, a 4-year-old female orca — known as J-50 — is so emaciated that federal biologists are now (more…)

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Over 100 Goats On The Lam Invade Idaho Neighborhood!

Over 100 Goats On The Lam Invade Idaho Neighborhood!

The kids are alright… and all over the lawn!

A herd of goats caused a spectacle Friday morning after they escaped their enclosure and ate their way through a Boise, Idaho neighborhood.

Photo: Kim Zolciak’s Son Licked By Dog Who Bit His Face

Residents say the invasion began at around 7:15 a.m. when about 118 adult and baby goats wandered onto a quiet residential area and munched on everything in their path.

Kim and Matt Gabica, who own the animals for their business We Rent Goats, managed to gather them all up, but watch KTVB’s report (above) to see the animals going wild on the lam(b)!!

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This Man’s Legs & Hands Had To Be Amputated After A Dog Lick, And We Will NEVER FEEL SAFE AGAIN!!!

This Man’s Legs & Hands Had To Be Amputated After A Dog Lick, And We Will NEVER FEEL SAFE AGAIN!!!

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You know how people always tell you dog’s mouths are cleaner than ours? You will never hear it the same way again after reading about Greg Manteufel.

The poor guy “loves dogs” as his wife Dawn told The Washington Post and didn’t give a second thought to the eight different ones he was around before he got sick.

That is, until doctors told him he had contracted Capnocytophaga Canimorsus from being licked by one.

Photos: Kim Zolciak Shares Pic Of Son Kash Getting Licked By The Dog Who Bit His Face

The bacteria, which is found in many healthy dogs and cats, causes sepsis in the human body and can be transmitted through bites.

Greg first began showing bruising all over his body, “like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat” according to Dawn. Quickly after he went into septic shock.

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At the hospital, doctors (more…)

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