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Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County

Woman, 83, attacked by rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
A rare encounter with a rabid beaver at Lake Barcroft in Fairfax County leaves an 83-year-old woman hospitalized.
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Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one

Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
He did not like strawberry rhubarb. No. Not one bit.
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Goat “weed warriors” ready for battle this summer - The WSDOT blog - Washington State Department of Transportation

Goat “weed warriors” ready for battle this summer - The WSDOT blog - Washington State Department of Transportation | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
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The Cruel Cost of "Cute"

The Cruel Cost of "Cute" | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Note: While this article will consider the harm caused by unscrupulous photographers, we will not share their photos as a matter of principle. While links to the offending material will be provided...
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Washington health dept. asks dog owners to track ticks

Washington health dept. asks dog owners to track ticks | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Tick season has begun in Western Washington and health officials are working to keep track of tick-borne disease.
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Meet the Canine Commuter Who Takes the Bus on Her Own

Meet the Canine Commuter Who Takes the Bus on Her Own | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Passengers on board a Seattle bus were surprised when a furry commuter named Eclipse started to get on board -- by herself.
The black Labrador has delighted passengers by sometimes showing up to ride the bus on her own to a Seattle dog park, according to ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle....
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Hundreds of newts descend on Olympia man's yard

Hundreds of newts descend on Olympia man's yard | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
OLYMPIA, Wash. An Olympia area man's rural yard is crawling with hundreds of newts. Daryl Midles said he first noticed the small creatures crawling
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Tiger on the Loose Outside Paris

Tiger on the Loose Outside Paris | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
French authorities have told residents to stay indoors as they wait for daylight to resume searching for what officials say is a tiger on the loose in a Paris suburb.
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700-year-old viruses found in ancient reindeer poop

700-year-old viruses found in ancient reindeer poop | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered two viruses that were preserved for 700 years in frozen reindeer poop collected from northern Canada.
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These Wasps Built Their Colony On A Window – And The View Is Incredible

These Wasps Built Their Colony On A Window – And The View Is Incredible | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Here's something you don't see every day: A glimpse at the internal structure of a rather large (and rather occupied) wasp nest. Put down the flamethrower and check it out. Trust us on this one, you'll want to see this.
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Friday Cephalopod: They’re forming tribes!

Friday Cephalopod: They’re forming tribes! | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
We’re doomed. The Pacific striped octopus is exhibiting complex social behaviors. Panamanian biologist Aradio Rodaniche first reported the Pacific striped octopus in 1991 off the coast of Nicaragua, noting its strange behavior—living in groups of possibly up to 40, laying multiple egg clutches, and mating face-to-face and sucker-to-sucker. Most other octopus species, for instance, come together…
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Goats run loose in the Bayview

A herd of goats that got loose in the Bayview District has been corralled, according to San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

@bayviewheight Make that about 10 goats loose. pic.twitter.com/T5QRYqh2Zx— Bayview, S.F. (@bayviewheight) June 27, 2014


Around 11:15 a.m. Friday, 17 goats got
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This Man Saw a Bear Gasping for Air in the Ocean. And I Still Can't Believe What He Did

This Man Saw a Bear Gasping for Air in the Ocean. And I Still Can't Believe What He Did | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
This is a hero.
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We've Identified Those Bugs Infesting Burning Man -- And It's Not Pretty

We've Identified Those Bugs Infesting Burning Man -- And It's Not Pretty | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Burning Man organizers revealed the truth: the annual desert arts festival is infested with bugs. Swarms of them. Piles of them. What are they?
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Meet the soul-sucking "dementor" wasp

Meet the soul-sucking "dementor" wasp | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Named after evil spirits in "Harry Potter," the newly discovered wasp turns its victims into zombies before eating them alive
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Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog

Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
We’ve found Kermit the Frog in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica.
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Top 10 Most Intelligent Animals : DNews

Top 10 Most Intelligent Animals : DNews | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
There are some surprising entries on a new list of intelligent animals, including a small lizard and a furry animal that might be in your home now.
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Underwater Photographer Gets Caught in a Sperm Whale 'Poopnado,' Brings Back Photos

Underwater Photographer Gets Caught in a Sperm Whale 'Poopnado,' Brings Back Photos | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
There's a story behind every photograph -- some are inspirational, some are harrowing, some others are just downright crazy. Drone and underwater photographer Keri Wilk's recent encounter with a defecating sperm whale falls squarely into the last of ...
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23 Gigantic Dogs Who Think They're Still Lap Dogs

23 Gigantic Dogs Who Think They're Still Lap Dogs | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
If I fits, I sits.
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Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
SEATTLE — After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the starfish wasting disease that’s been killing starfish by the millions along the Pacific shores of North America, according to research published Monday.
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Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Researchers study when and how beetles and flies colonize dead bodies to learn more about establishing a time of death.
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Man Claims Tropical Spider Burrowed Under His Skin Via Appendix Scar | IFLScience

Man Claims Tropical Spider Burrowed Under His Skin Via Appendix Scar | IFLScience | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
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They're quibbling over what kind of insect it was?!?
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This Worm is Truly, Deeply Terrifying

This unsettling creature is called Eunice aphroditois, or colloquially the Bobbit worm. These critters can grow up to three meters long and have pincers capable of slicing its (sometimes larger) prey right in half. Also? It injects a toxin into its prey to make it easier to digest. Yum.
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Alligator holds up the line at a McDonald's drive-through in Fulshear

Alligator holds up the line at a McDonald's drive-through in Fulshear | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
After 30 minutes of waiting, the alligator in the drive-through at a Fulshear McDonald's was getting impatient. But it wasn't moving.
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Alaska bear falls through skylight into party, eats all the cupcakes

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