Justin Kobylka spends 8 years breeding an Emoji Ball Python

Justin Kobylka Emoji Ball Python
What happens when you're really into snakes and you've got a ton of time on your hands? An emoji snake, that's what. Justin Kobylka breeds snakes with unique patterns and sells them at his store in Toccoa, Georgia – often for large amounts of money. After 8 years of trying, he has created an Emoji Ball Python that appears to have 3 yellow/orange smiley emojis on its skin. Technically, the snake is a white piebald python with patterns caused by recessive mutations that do occur naturally, but ...  View More
March 7, 2017 Tiffany

Texas couple has a house pet named ‘Wild Thing’. It’s a buffalo.

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Meet Wild Thing, the 11-year-old pet buffalo that has its own room inside Ronnie and Sherron Bridges’ Texas home. 'He’s a house pet', Ronnie told InsideEdition. 'Outside, he plays really rough but inside the house, he’s really a gentleman'. Ronnie, 68, who calls himself the 'Buffalo Whisperer' was forced to sell his herd of 52 buffalo in 2004 to pay for medical bills. But the Bridges ended up keeping Wild Thing, who was just a 3-month-old calf at the time. 'It was kind of my idea to bring ...  View More
February 15, 2017 Jessica

The Kaziranga National Park, India kills people to protect rhinos

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The authorities at a national park in India protect the wildlife by shooting suspected poachers dead. But has the war against poaching gone too far? Kaziranga National Park is an incredible story of conservation success. There were just a handful of Indian one-horned rhinoceros left when the park was set up a century ago in Assam, in India's far east. Now there are more than 2,400 - two-thirds of the entire world population. This is where David Attenborough's team came to film for Planet Earth ...  View More
February 15, 2017 Jessica

The sling-jaw wrasse mouth can extend half the length of its body

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Imagine, if you will, that you are a tiny shrimp living happily amongst the brilliant corals of a tropical reef. One day, as you're out for your daily stroll, you notice the shadow of a fish sneaking up behind you. Being a clever shrimp, you quickly dash for cover, hiding yourself in a tight, narrow crevice between two branches of coral. Surely no fish could catch you there... unless that fish is the indefatigable sling-jaw wrasse! The sling-jaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator, gets its name from ...  View More
February 12, 2017 Jessica

Incredible wildlife crossings or animal bridges around the world

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Animals bridges, which may also be known as ecoducts or wildlife crossings, are structures that allow animals to safely cross human-made barriers like highways. A wildlife crossing is the broadest term and can include: underpass tunnels, viaducts, overpasses and bridges, amphibian tunnels, fish ladders, culvets and green roofs. Wildlife crossings are a practice in habitat conservation, allowing connections or reconnections between habitats and combating habitat fragmentation. They also assist in ...  View More
February 10, 2017 Jason

Animal whisperer: Allan Dixon is the master of animal selfies

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Allan Dixon has earned himself the title of a ‘real-life Dr. Dolittle’ because of his ability to ‘talk’ animals into posing for a selfie with him. The results are amazing. He seems to befriend any animal he meets: 'it could take anywhere between five minutes to three hours of being in the animals presence to take a selfie. It depends on the animal and how safe it feels. What the photos don’t show is the amount of dirt that ends up on my clothes because of being on the ground. But the ...  View More
February 7, 2017 Jason

Goth Chicken: The rare indonesian ‘Ayam Cemani’ is entirely black

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The Ayam Cemani, an all-black bird indigenous to Indonesia, is the most sought-after chicken on the market right now, but not for its taste. In fact, no one would dare eat these Sith Lord birds. According to Greenfire Farms owner Paul Bradshaw, who breeds Ayam Cemani in Florida, Ayam Cemani is “the ‘it’ chicken right now,” due to its inky aesthetic: its internal organs and muscles are entirely black—which means its heart is, by extension, black. Only its cream-colored eggs and blood ...  View More
February 4, 2017 Jason

A Saudi Prince buys an airplane seat for each of his 80 falcons

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In an unusual sight, a Saudi prince is claimed to have bought tickets of a passenger jet for his 80 falcons. A picture posted on Reddit has gone viral which shows a flock of blindfolded falcons seated on a plane around the cabin among passengers, each bird seemingly tied securely down to the seats. Reddit user 'lensoo' posted it online, writing: 'My captain friend sent me this photo. Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks'. Transportation of falcons, the national bird of the UAE, is not a ...  View More
January 31, 2017 Jason

Body painting artist Emma Fay turns humans into realistic animals

Emma Fay Body painting humans to realistic animals
At first glance this image of a tarantula is realistic enough to scare an arachnophobe. But a closer looks reveals it is actually a woman, painted to look like a spider by concept body artist Emma Fay. Miss Fay, from Leicester, has created a series of illusionary images combining body painting with contortion: 'You get a brilliant response and people find it fascinating. There are lots of amazing body artists and I'm not the first to paint animals, but this is with contortionists. I've not seen ...  View More
January 30, 2017 Jason

A wild orangutan can cut tree branches using a saw – BBC Spy in the Wild

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An orangutan has been captured performing DIY better than some humans. The incredible new footage reveals a female great ape using a saw to skilfully divide a branch in two. The talented ape uses her right hand to hold the tool and her feet to grip the tree branch like a vice. She even blows away the sawdust to inspect her work like a true craftsman. She previously learnt this skills by watching builders at work in the region. When she spots a robot orangutan copying her behavior, the great ape ...  View More
January 27, 2017 Jason
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