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Massive 27-Pound Tiger Trout Caught By Washington Woman Could Shatter World Record

A Washington woman has caught what has been described as a potential world record-setting fish in Loon lake. The fish is a 27.43-pound tiger trout, caught on August 7 by Cathy Clegg who was fishing from the dock next to her family cabin. Clegg of Colbert was soaking nightcrawlers with a spincasting rig at Loon Lake when the massive tiger trout struck the bait. Clegg who reported News of her catch to Fish & Stream , said the encounter lasted for nearly 10 minutes. “It took off and pulled my drag out like crazy.” “It was so much fun, but I was really afraid I was gonna lose [the fish]. I was shaking. I was so nervous.” Tiger trouts are known for their striking colors and voracious feeding habits. The fish is a sterile hybrid produced by crossing a male brook trout with a female brown trout. It’s extremely rare for a tiger trout to occur naturally in the wild. Most tiger trout caught by anglers are the result of hatchery hybridization. At Loon Lake, tiger trout are stocked by the Wash

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Ordered To Lock Down $14M Mansion After Mountain Lion Was Seen Prowling Their Neighbourhood In California

Prince Harry and his family has been ordered to lock down their $14.6 mansion in the celebrity enclave of Montecito after a mountain lion was sighted just five miles away from where they live. In a shocking video filmed by a security camera and shared here , the beast can be seen skulking down a homeowner's driveway, past his bins and his car, before heading off into the distance. Experts suggested the lion may have headed down from the hills in search of food and water amid the widespread drought crippling California. Sharon Byrne, executive director of the Montecito Association which counts Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, as members, said: “We don’t know if the mountain lion is male or female.” “That part of Montecito is a very rural, very mountainous area, the kind of habitat for mountain lions.” “There’s a drought on here in California so he or she was probably looking for water and whatever food could be scavenged, so that’s why they headed to where people live.” “So far, all we ha

Woman Responds To Job Rejection Letter With A Hilarious Meme - And Ends Up Scoring An Interview

A woman who had nothing else to lose responded to a rejection letter with a hilarious meme — and ended up scoring an interview with the company. TikTok user @swedishswan shared her story in a now-viral video , explaining that she had woken up to “another rejection letter” from a job that she had applied for. “I really kind of wanted this job, so I took a lesson from Gen Z, and I sent them back this,” she said, sharing a picture of the meme she responded with. The meme in question is a painting of Pope Leo X by Fernando Botero that has the phrase “y tho” written underneath his face. Much to her surprise, the move ended up reinvigorating the company's interest in her as a job applicant. “They sent me another email saying they do, in fact, now want to interview me,” she said. “I can't believe that worked.” The video has been viewed more than five million times and has received thousands of comments from delighted viewers. “These are the stories that keep me going in life,” one per

Groomer Fights Back When Dog Owner Fumes At Pet's ‘Pennywise the Clown’ Haircut

Reddit users have defended a groomer after an owner complained that his pooch was left looking like “Pennywise the Clown” after having its haircut. The dog owner is said to have taken to the social media platform to share his frustration about how his doodle, a cross between a poodle and another dog , came back from the groomers looking like Stephen King's IT after it was shaven down to the skin due to extreme matting. Sharing a picture to Reddit, the man wrote: “I feel like my dog looks way too cute. Barber replied: I got chu fam'.” However, the man didn't get the reaction he was expecting as users came to the groomer's defence, stating the owner brought in on themselves by failing to brush their dog. One user said: “Although this poor dog looks like Pennywise, what people have been saying about brushing them is so important.” “I just got a doodle and have been researching them. This is something I knew going in but I imagine it came as a shock to some owners who got

Woman Throws Shade At Her Dog After Pooch Refused To Work For His Food

A woman has thrown shade at her dog who would rather starve than work for his food. The woman is said to have replaced her dog's standard bowl with a puzzled-shaped one in order to stimulate his mind, but after just one meal, she realised her dog wasn't at all interested in eating out of his new bowl. According to the picture shared on Reddit, she wrote: “Apparently my dog would rather starve than work for his food. Maybe your dog is smarter.” The picture has so far received more than 600 upvotes and numerous comments from dog owners who have all tried out a puzzle bowl on their pets. One user said: “I just got this exact bowl for my dog. I got tired of him inhaling his dinner. We’ve had it one night, and I’m loving it! I got an extra one for when we eat at my parent's.” Another user said: “My auntie's bull terrier is a total darling and is very gentle. She also has one of these bowls but she just scoops the food equally as fast with her tongue and chomps it down viol

Greenland Shark Found Off The Coast Of Belize

A researcher working at the Florida International University’s Predator Ecology and Conservation lab has found a rare Greenland shark. Devanshi Kasana was fishing with local fishermen at a coral reef off the coast of Belize when the shark known as an “enigma to science,” was found. The shark is half-blind and normally lives in the freezing Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. The fishermen were performing the last check on their lines for the day when they snagged this smooth stone, blue-eyed shark. “At first, I was sure it was something else, like a six-gill shark that are well known from deep waters off coral reefs,” said Kasana, who together with colleagues published a piece about the shark's capture in the science journal Marine Biology in July. “I knew it was something unusual, and so did the fishers, who hadn’t seen anything quite like it in all their combined years of fishing,” she also reportedly said. After conferring with the Sharks & Rays Conservation Research director

‘Most Expensive Maccas Meal’: Traveller Slapped With $2664 Fine After Airport Dog Sniffs Out McDonald's Breakfast In Backpack

An Aussie traveller has been given a fine of $2664 after a dog attached to the Darwin Airport sniffed out stowaway McDonald’s breakfast in his backpack. The traveller who was returning from Bali failed to declare the meat and dairy products in his backpack. The penalty for the undeclared meat and dairy products is part of the active biosecurity efforts being made to stop foot and mouth disease (FMD) from entering Australia. “Two egg and beef sausage McMuffins from McDonald’s in Bali and a ham croissant” were the offending menu items that caught the attention of biosecurity sniffer dog Zinta, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Murray Watt said in a statement. Stopping the food groups from entering the country is just one of several measures the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is cracking down on to mitigate the biosecurity threat. “Detector dog Zinta responded to a passenger’s backpack and, after further inspection, it was found they were carrying a variety o

Your Dog And Cat Can Now Beat Scorching Heat, Thanks To Wearable Fans

If your dog  or cat has ever gotten exhausted while out for a walk in a scorching summer heat, I have an exciting news for you. You can now help your pets beat the scorching heat, thanks to wearable fans. For those of you who haven't heard of it yet, here's a little background info: The device consists of a battery-operated, 80-gram (3-ounce) fan that is attached to a mesh outfit and blows air around an animal’s body. The product is manufactured by a Tokyo clothing maker who teamed up with veterinarians to create a wearable fan for pets, hoping to attract the anxious owners of dogs – or cats – that cannot shed their fur coats in Japan’s blistering summer weather. Rei Uzawa, president of maternity clothing maker Sweet Mommy, says she was motivated to create it after seeing her own pet chihuahua exhausted every time it was taken out for a walk in the scorching summer heat. “There was almost no rainy season this year, so the hot days came early, and in that sense, I think we devel

‘Half-man, Half-dog’ Creature Sighted Along A Riverbank In Texas

A fisherman has spotted a “half-man, half-dog” beast while fishing off the coast of San Benito, Texas. The unidentified fisherman who was terrified while capturing the rare sighting on camera as it skulked through long grass on the riverbank, later shared the footage so it could be analysed later by experts. But new analysis by an expert suggests it could be a giant monkey. Video footage shared here shows the pair gently cruising up the waterway. A figure can then be seen appearing to drink from the river on four legs only to shock them further by appearing bipedal. In the video, the cameraman asks: “What the f***, is that a dog or what?” It then seems to spot the people watching it and lifts itself up on its hind legs. Stunned, the man filming exclaims: “Holy s***, I got that on video.” His friend can be heard asking in the background: “What the f*** was that dude?” The figure quickly disappears behind the grass verge as those watching continue to voice their amazement. Dozens of vie

Why You Should Not Leave A Dog Alone All Day, According To Expert

While many pet owners assume they can leave their dogs alone for a full working day, an expert Adem Fehmi has explained why you should not leave a dog alone all day. Fehmi, a canine behaviourist working with natural dog food brand Barking Heads, said dogs are social mammals and need company as well as mental and physical stimulation throughout the day. Fehmi said: “Ideally, we should look to leave our adult dogs alone no more than four hours at a time.” “For younger dogs, they might only manage between an hour and two hours.” The expert explained what you should do if you're going to be out for a while. “If you don't have any trusted family members or friends to help care for and keep your dog company in your absence, using a dog walker or pet sitter can be a good option,” Fehmi said. “If your dog has separation anxiety , a home sitter can be a good option.” “Some individual care providers might also be able to take your dog on a 1-2-1 basis at their own home if this is someth

Meet Belle, The Adorable Rescue Dog Who Looks Permanently Surprised Due To Rare Birth Defect

This is Belle, the rescue dog who looks permanently surprised after she was born with a birth defect. Belle, a doberman cattle-hound cross, was born with the muscles in her head stretched back which leaves her looking shocked or surprised. Owner Lieschen O'Connor, 38, who is from Tyler, Kansas, adopted Belle in 2017 from Lawrence Humane Society. Belle's condition doesn't cause her any pain but Lieschen regularly needs to apply eye drops as they often get a little dry. Her owner has also made her a social media sensation on Tiktok with over 160,000 followers.   The dog's unique look has elicited reactions from the social media users with many commenting on Belle's distinct look. One comment said “her expressions make my heart swell”, while another read “She is the cutest dog on TikTok I love her so much”. Lieschen, a project manager in higher education, said: “She is gentle with other animals and great with kids.” “Belle is extremely sweet and a little goofy. If dogs

Watch Hilarious Moment Drug Gang's Guard Dog Lays Down On The Ground Alongside Crooks In Brazil

During a recent police raid on a ranch in Hortolandia, Sao Paulo state, a drug gang's guard dog was arrested alongside the criminals while laying down on the ground. Footage of the raid shared here shows the three men arrested by narcotics cops lying face down on the floor with their hands cuffed behind their backs. The gang's massive Rottweiler also decided to surrender and flopped down beside the three suspects instead of defending them. The officers seized 1,176 bricks containing 1.1 tonnes of marijuana from the property. According to Narcotics Police, the drugs had been shipped to the house in Hortolandia from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state. But police had been monitoring the property and swept in when the delivery arrived. Cops believe the drugs were destined to be sold in and around Campinas, Sao Paulo state. The men, one of whom owns the house, were taken to the Narcotics Police headquarters in nearby Americana. The dog remained in the property with the female o

Woman Sues PetSmart After Dog Died During Grooming

A Pittsburgh woman is suing PetSmart and two of its employees after her pet poodle died during grooming appointment in East Liberty back in 2020. AJ Ross took her 12-year-old poodle, Kobe, to the PetSmart on Centre Avenue in November 2020 for a nail trim. According to Ross, 10 minutes into the appointment, Kobe would be dead. Surveillance footage from inside the grooming area provided by Ross, shows two employees, identified as Julie Miller and Elizabeth Doty, use tethers to keep Kobe in place. The lawsuit says Kobe was asphyxiated by the PetSmart employees after they used tethers to “create an arrangement not unlike a hangman’s noose if Kobe were to lose his footing.” According to the lawsuit, when the employees removed the tethers, Kobe collapsed. “As I go in, I see him, lifeless on the grooming table, the groomers are standing there gawking. The managers are standing there, no one’s doing anything, and I’m, I’m just freaking out like what happened to my dog, and they, they said he f


A dog owner has been criticised on social media after leaving a “ludicrous” list of rules for their dog sitter to follow while they were on holiday in the Caribbean. The dog sitter, who shared the unsparing guidance to Reddit, revealed she was not being paid for the overly onerous caretaking and was simply helping out a friend. The list of instructions begins innocently enough with a cheerful, “Hey, hey girly. [Redacted] said you were going to be house sitting and animal watching. First of all, thank you!” The dog owner then went on to list the “few rules and requests” that she and her partner had regarding the care of their animals. “1. Please be here at 6.30am sharp for first feeding. 12pm sharp for lunch and 5.30pm sharp for dinner. “2. Please clean up around the food and water areas after each feeding (make sure you are staying until they finish). The cat sometimes takes a while so be mindful of that. “3. 15 minutes after feeding concludes, please take the dogs out individually for

Fisherman Catches World's Largest Freshwater Fish In Cambodia

A fisherman in Cambodia has caught the world's largest freshwater fish while fishing in Mekong river. The creature identified as giant stingray was captured on 13 June. It measured almost four metres from snout to tail and weighed just under 300kg, according to a statement on Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-US research project. The previous record for a freshwater fish was a 293kg Mekong giant catfish discovered in Thailand in 2005, the group said. The stingray was snagged by a local fisher south of Stung Treng in north-east Cambodia. The fisher alerted a team of scientists from the Wonders of the Mekong project, which has publicised its conservation work in communities along the river. The scientists arrived within hours of getting a post-midnight call with the news, and were amazed at what they saw. “Yeah, when you see a fish this size, especially in freshwater, it is hard to comprehend, so I think all of our team was stunned,” said the Wonders of the Mekong le

Stray Dog Chased By Gorillas After Wandering Into San Diego Zoo: Video

A tense moment unfolded Sunday at the San Diego Park Zoo as a stray dog and gorilla were seen sizing each other up. Video footage shot by a guest and aired on CBS News 8 shows the frightened dog running from one of two gorillas in the exhibit. The gorilla does not appear to have come close enough to harm the dog, which was safely retrieved and brought to the San Diego Humane Society’s nearby Escondido campus. The canine sneaked inside the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and somehow wandered into the gorilla habitat on Sunday, Official said. The year-and-a-half-old male shepherd dog could be seen trying to escape Frank the gorilla as families rushed to alert zoo keepers. You can feel the anxiety from the crowd as they watch on, desperately trying to get the dog to climb out and to safety. The gorillas chase down the pup at points, but keep their distance in an intense stare-off. The zoo staff ended up moving the gorilla so that officers from the San Diego County Humane Society could get in a

Fisherman Breaks Record With 64-Pound Smallmouth Buffalo

A fisherman in Texas caught a 64-pound fish earlier this year, which broke the record for the lake where he was fishing. Cassady Douglas, 29, of Austin, Texas, broke the record for the largest smallmouth buffalo caught at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, in February of this year. Douglas told Fox News Digital that he and a friend had been fishing at Lady Bird Lake for several hours without catching anything when finally, Douglas got a bite on one of his fishing rods. "I realized it was a tremendously huge fish," Douglas said of the moment after he made sure the fish was on his hook. "I didn’t know what kind of fish it was. I assumed it was a carp or catfish." Douglas said he knew right away that his catch would be a record-breaker. "The fight was just so intense," he said. "It was a very strong fish." Though Douglas and his friend had been fishing from the shore of the lake, Douglas said he hopped onto his small jon boat and was pulled out onto the lak

Man Arrested In Shootings Of US Marshal, Police Dog

A Chicago man was charged in the shootings of a U.S. marshal and his police dog who were wounded while serving an arrest warrant, police said Saturday. Tarrion Johnson, 19, faces charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, aggravated cruelty to animals and injury to a police animal, the Chicago Police Department said. Johnson was scheduled for bond court appearance Saturday, the department said. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf. Police said Johnson was arrested Thursday shortly after he allegedly shot an officer with the U.S. Marshals Service’s fugitive apprehension team and his federal police dog. Authorities at the time said two gunmen were arrested, but Chicago police did not say anything about the second person in announcing the charges against Johnson on Saturday. Police said a Chicago officer returned fire during the shooting but did not strike anyone. After Thursday’s shooting, the federal marshal rushed the dog

Doctors Baffled As Fish Jumps Into Man's Mouth, Lodges Itself In His Throat

Doctors were baffled after a fish got stuck in the throat of a patient brought to their hospital in Thailand. The angler was searching for a catch beneath the surface, but came up for air, when the five-inch-long fish coincidentally leapt out of the water and entered directly into his mouth as he opened it to breath. The fish wiggled its way down into the fisherman’s windpipe, cutting off his oxygen supply and causing him to clutch at his throat. Upon noticing the fellow’s plight, people rushed him to the hospital, where an X-ray revealed a spiky freshwater fish known as an Anabas lodged between his throat and nasal cavity. It had reportedly gotten stuck there while trying to swim out of the man’s nose. Thankfully, a team of medics managed to extract the blood-covered specimen during a one-hour operation, and the patient is now recovering at the hospital following the fiasco. According to Sermsri Pathompanichrat, an officer at the hospital that treated the patient, “The chances of this

Man Spends Over $15K To Look Like A Dog (Video)

A Japanese man has spent approximately 2 million yen ($15,740.14) on a realistic border collie costume because he wanted to look like his favourite breed of dog. The man, identified only as Toko, hired a Japanese company called Zeppet, which is known for creating sculptures and models for movies and commercials, to create the costume. Zeppet reportedly took 40 days to make the costume as Toko went through multiple rounds of trials and revisions to get it right. “I made it a collie because it looks real when I put it on,” Toko said in an interview with Japanese outlet Mynavi . “My favorite is quadrupedal animals, especially cute ones. Among them, I thought that a big animal close to me would be good, considering that it would be a realistic model, so I decided to make it a dog.” “I met such a condition and made collie, my favorite breed of dog.” A Zeppet employee also spoke about how his team managed to figure out ways in which a dog’s figure can correspond with that of a human. “The po

Fisherman Catches 800 Pound Prehistoric Sawfish After Struggling For More Than 40 Minutes

A fisherman has caught a rare, prehistoric sawfish while on a fishing trip off the coast of Florida. Michael Treworgy and his father were fishing for tarpon near Marco Island on Friday, May 13, when they made their catch. “The day started off really bad,” Treworgy explained. “Every bait we put in the water, we couldn't even get into position before losing it to small sharpnose sharks.” Treworgy told News Center Maine , they were running out of bait and were getting ready to head back to shore. “I heard one of the lines hit and fast, and I knew it wasn't going to be a little shark,” Treworgy said. “When I picked the rod up, I knew right away it wasn't a tarpon either. This fish was running fast and hard in a straight line.” It took him 45 minutes to reel the fish up to the side of his boat. That's when he finally got a glimpse at what he had hooked. “When I saw the saw, I knew I had a fish of a lifetime on,” Treworgy said. He realized he had caught an endangered, prehist

Mark & Spencer Apologises After Its Security Guard Asked Man With A Guide Dog To Leave Shop In West London

Mark & Spencer has apologised after its security team ordered a customer with a guide dog to leave a shop in West London. The incident occurred while Dave Kent, a senior executive at the charity Guide Dogs was shopping with a friend for shorts and other summer clothing last Friday. The security guard stopped Kent and his Golden Retriever, Faldo, on their way to the checkout and asked them to leave. Faldo had clearly been wearing his guide-dog branded harness at the time, Kent said. Kent, 62, a corporate engagement executive at the charity who has been totally blind since he was 18, said he felt “publicly humiliated” when he was “curtly” asked to take his golden retriever out of the Mortlake department store three times by a security guard. M&S apologised to Kent and accepted that its security team was wrong to ask him to leave. A spokesperson for M&S said: “What happened is unacceptable and we sincerely apologise to Mr Kent. Our stores should be accessible for everyone and

Meet The Ipswich Man Who Feeds His Dog Rather Than Himself

A ground-floor flat in the south-west of Ipswich is home to Brian Turner, who feeds his dog rather than himself. The 49-year-old lives with his six-year-old Jack Russell-poodle cross-breed dog named Rocky. The dog was bought as a puppy by Mr Turner and his partner Paula Macintosh. Since 2009, Mr Turner, a fully qualified silver service waiter, has put his career on hold to care for Ms Macintosh, who had severe mental health issues, until she died in her sleep in February 2019. A few months later, he lost his mother Maureen.  Mr Turner who has managed to get by with very little money told the BBC , “it has been tough”. He monitors prices across various shops assiduously, trawls the discounted foods sections of supermarkets and buys in bulk when possible. Since his partner's death, he has managed to buy enough food for himself and Rocky with just £40 a month. But faced with rising food prices and increasing bills, that is no longer possible. “Since we came out of lockdown the costs h

German Town Grounds Cats To Save Rare Birds

Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August, to protect a rare bird during its breeding season. The decree is designed to help save the crested lark, which makes its nest on the ground and is therefore easy prey for feline hunters. The bird’s population in Western Europe has declined sharply in recent decades. Authorities in Walldorf wrote that “among other things the survival of the species depends on every single chick.” The decree, which applies to all cats in the southern part of the town and will be repeated for the coming three years, has reportedly prompted meows of anguish from pet owners. Regional daily Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported Wednesday that the head of the local animal protection association plans to take legal steps to challenge the decree. “Please remain calm,” it quoted him as saying. “I can assure you we’ll do our best to stop this disproportionate measure.”

Dog's Ferocious Flatulence Has Internet In Stitches: ‘Fart Of The Day’

A dog has become an internet sensation for his constant habit of unleashing ferocious flatulence while striking a yoga pose. Rowland, a Great Dane, has gained the adoration of fans online after his owner shared a series of videos detailing the pooch’s “Fart of the day”. “I think Roland brings joy to people with his interesting talent,” owner Nicki Deutsch, 48, told Jam Press of her doggo’s odiferous wind-breaking, which she documents on a TikTok page called “ rolandthefartingdog ”. One of the clips which can be found here has over 5.7 million views and shows the black-and-white pooch adopting a downward dog pose with his front paws down while rumping high in the air. He then lets loose so loud it could’ve been a sound effect in a movie. Deutsch, who’s a stay-at-home mom, adopted Roland in 2020. One year later, the pooch fell mysteriously ill, whereupon doctors later discovered that the Dane had eaten a cat toy, which apparently affected his gut something fierce. “The toy was blocking

Man Teaches Dog How To Drive On Farm In Hamilton, Victoria

An Australian farmer has taught his dog how to drive on a farm in Hamilton, Victoria. Cameron Zschech, 21, told ABC he was on his family’s land in Hamilton moving sheep one day when he thought “now is the time I could teach the dog to drive”. In a video posted here on Facebook, Cameron was able to teach Lexie, a Jack Russell Terrier, how to help out with jobs after climbing behind the wheel. Cameron who relied on the same method his dad used while teaching him how to drive, said he put the vehicle in first gear, and then “let it idle along” as Lexie steered. “I thought ‘if we’ve got that much time, we might as well give Lexie a go’”, he said. She went alright. Lexie thinks she’s a sheep dog. She’s got the right attitude for the role but her size lets her down. “She’s about one-tenth the size of a ewe… but is completely unaware of her tiny size.” The dog’s promotion to driver came after she was injured as a puppy on the farm. “There was an 80kg ewe and Lexie took off after it and it

Woman Quits £100k Job To Live In Van With Her Dog: ‘This Lifestyle Is So Much Cheaper’

After spending eight years at a Big Four firm, a woman in her late twenties, has quit a £100k-a-year job to live in a seven-metre-long van with her pet chihuahua. Dominique Niemandt, 29, a former director at a London accounting firm was inspired by a desire to break out of her day-to-day routine. She forked out £25,000 to buy a converted VW Crafter and is now travelling around Europe with her one-year-old pet dog Kevin. She says she now feels “so much freer and so much more like me.” “Before I felt like I was in a hamster wheel for so long. I just thought there must be more to life. I used to work 60 or 70 hour weeks. On holiday I would be the loser working in the corner. I sort of felt like I didn't have a choice,” she said. Dominique was living in London and earning more than £100,000 a year before resigning. Now, she's living off savings and considering taking up a consulting role for a few months of the year to fund her way of life. Dominique said: “This lifestyle is so muc