Out of place animals

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    Banbury dog walker finds 8ft boa constrictor in field
    21 March 2017

    A dog walker got "a bit of a surprise" when he found an 8ft (2.4m) boa constrictor in a field, the RSPCA said.
    The animal welfare charity was called on Saturday by a member of the public who found the 12.2kg snake near a housing estate in Banbury.
    The charity said it was not known how it came to be in the field.

    Deputy Ch Insp Melanie Fisher said the reptile was now doing well despite the cold weather.
    She added: "I think the caller got a bit of a surprise. It's not every day you stumble upon an 8ft snake while out walking the dog.
    "The snake may have escaped from a vivarium or may have been abandoned. Sadly she's not micro-chipped so we do not know where she has come from."

    The owner is urged to get in touch with the RSPCA by calling its inspectorate appeal line.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-39346315
     
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    United strike again!

    After spending two weeks on vacation in Mexico, Richard and Linda Bell were on a United Airlines flight home from Houston to Calgary on Sunday. They thought their adventure was over — until a scorpion fell from the overhead compartment and on to Richard.

    They didn’t immediately recognize the honey-colored, 1.5-inch animal until a passenger sitting next to them pointed out that it was probably a scorpion.

    Richard took the scorpion from his hair and dropped it onto his tray. When he picked it up again, the animal stung him. Bell told Global News Canada that it “felt like a wasp sting.” ...

    http://www.travelandleisure.com/air...tm_medium=&utm_source=&xid=TrueAnthem_Twitter
     
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    This adorable video of a puffin rescued in Cornwall being fed in Bude will melt your heart
    By C_Becquart | Posted: April 20, 2017

    An adorable puffin has been captured being fed fish in heart-melting footage after it was rescued miles from home in north Cornwall.
    Kaz Cox, a former veterinary nurse, was walking her dog when she noticed the seabird between two rocks near Crooklets beach at Bude.

    The small black and white seabirds famous for their clown-like multicoloured bill are rarely seen in Cornwall and generally inhabit islands in South West England.
    Kaz said that it was the first time she had seen one in the area where she walked her dog twice a day.
    "I had never, ever seen one before," she said. "I didn't think it was that small but it is so beautiful."


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    The puffin will soon be back in the wild. Photo: Sue Gear

    As soon as she found it she knew she needed to rescue it and call Sue Gear, who is involved with animal rescue and runs the Born to be Wild Facebook group. She is currently taking care of the seabird and filmed the footage showing how she feeds it small fish.

    Sue, who works as a receptionist in Bude, has saved a lot of animals in the past, including birds of many species, squirrels and rabbits.
    "I do wildlife rescue," she said. "When Kaz rang me I was on my way to pick up an injured pigeon and an hedgehog."

    She said she did some research to make sure she could take care of the puffin before letting it go.
    "We noticed he had a head tilt," she said. "I spoke to people from Lundy Island and did some research to know what puffins eat and need. I am going to feed it for a few days and then will put it back in the wild."

    She posted on her Facebook group: "This beautiful puffin was found on middle beach between Crooklets beach and the sea pool this morning by Kaz Cox. I met Kaz in Bude while picking up injured pigeon and sickly hedgehog. Although it is looking great we have been watching and feeding him all and have noticed he has a head tilt, so I an now wondering if it has had a bit of a knock on the head.
    "Time will tell. I am really pleased I have got him to eat his sand eels. That's got to be a positive sign, fingers crossed for this special little bird."

    http://www.cornwalllive.com/this-ad...t-your-heart/story-30280156-detail/story.html
     
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    It's not an ostrich, it's an emu ... NSFW for swearing

     

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