Animal of The Day: Boston Transit Police Remind People Not to Take up Train Seats With Rabbits
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a stern message for train passengers:

Silly rabbit—seats are for passengers!

The transit authority tweeted out a photo of a rabbit chilling on a train seat while its carrier was clearly seen underneath the seat.

But have we stopped to think about how the rabbit feels? It was just trying to get back home from a hard day's work like the rest of us.

Clear case of bunny discrimination.

Science of The Day: Coyotes and Wolves Are Mating to Create The 'Coywolf'
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There a new species emerging right before scientist's eyes. And this doesn't happen very often.

Because of a lack of other wolves to mate with, scientists believe they are mating with coyotes and dogs to create an entirely new species: the coywolf.

The number of coywolf has grown into the millions in northeastern North America during the last century.

According to The Economist:

The mixing of genes that has created the coywolf has been more rapid, pervasive and transformational than many once thought. Javier Monzón, who worked until recently at Stony Brook University in New York state (he is now at Pepperdine University, in California) studied the genetic make-up of 437 of the animals, in ten north-eastern states plus Ontario. He worked out that, though coyote DNA dominates, a tenth of the average coywolf's genetic material is dog and a quarter is wolf.

The DNA from both wolves and dogs (the latter mostly large breeds, like Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds), brings big advantages, says Dr Kays. At 25kg or more, many coywolves have twice the heft of purebred coyotes. With larger jaws, more muscle and faster legs, individual coywolves can take down small deer. A pack of them can even kill a moose.

Basically the combination of wolf, coyote and dog DNA has created super fast killing machines.

Hold your children close, America.

Spirit Animal of The Day: Pigeon Wears Crusty Bagel, Rocks New York Fashion World
Via: Reddit
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Pizza rat, milkshake squirrel and bagel pigeon walk into a bar...

And have one heck of a feast.

Redditor connierubirosa is following in the footsteps of the many recent food/animal combinations of New York City and captured this very stoic pigeon wearing a bagel on camera.

So, let's recap.

Pizza Rat

Milkshake Squirrel

And now...Bagel Pigeon

God Bless New York City.

Break-In of the Day: Bear Sneaks Into Montana High School to Make New Friends
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Every Montana resident deserves a quality education—even the bears!

A very large black bear broke in to Bozeman High School in Montana early Wednesday morning. The bear was clearly looking to better itself with an education, but police and school officials weren't having it.

After running around the halls for a bit, the bear was chased off by police. No students or staff were injured in the incident.

But students and alumni were pretty stoked.

Haircut of the Day: Rogue Australian Sheep Gets 90 Pounds Of Fleece Removed
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There's nothing like an new haircut to put a pep in your step.

But this Australian sheep is probably feeling a little better than with the average haircut. And that's because he is also 90 pounds lighter.

A Canberra sheep named Chris was recently captured by animal welfare workers after getting lost from his herd for more than two years. It seems that during this time he really let himself go.

Chris' fleece was sheered off Thursday by four-time national shearing champion Ian Elkins, and it weighed in at around 90 pounds, easily topping the previous record.

Fleece this large can cause serious health problems, said RSPCA ACT chief executive Tammy Ven Dange.

"It can actually make it impossible for them to go to the bathroom. We don't know how bad the damage could be because this has been building for awhile," she said.

Chris is reportedly in good health, and will likely join a local herd to live out the rest of his (lighter) days.

Via: rcf7754
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He describes it as just a “typical Friday night with my nature loving daughter,” while she remembers it as the last time she was ever able to look at a bird without bursting into tears.

In this video a dad is hanging out by a pond with his daughter, when she decides to go around the other side to pay a visit to a friendly goose.

But the bird does not enjoy being bothered by the pesky human, and so it takes things into his own hands/wings.

While the girl flees and screams in terror, her father finds the whole things absolutely hilarious.

What’s not so funny: the vertical video.

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Good thing these bird aren’t the Alfred Hitchcock type.

A guy in Texas came home after running some errands to find a huge flock of birds had infiltrated his home. He captured the chaos in two separate videos (part 1 is above and part 2 is embedded below).

“There are birds everywhere,” he says. “This is fucked up.”

There were upwards of 25 of the animals fluttering around, which he assumes were swallows.

He described the bizarre incident in a post on Reddit:

I opened the front door and heard what sounded like wings… I kind of flipped sh*t. Long story short We got them all out safely. There was a lot of cleanup involved, but all of the birds are fine. We think they got in through the chimney since last summer we thought we could hear birds chirping.

So it’s probably not an evil curse or omen, but he if he comes home to find plague of locusts in the next few days, it might be time to call a priest.

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