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Elephant learns to mimic Korean

Elephant learns to mimic Korean | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
An Asian elephant uses his trunk to imitate human speech, scientists report.
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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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Meet Ratzilla: the 15 inch long rat that terrorized an entire family and their cat - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Meet Ratzilla: the 15 inch long rat that terrorized an entire family and their cat - Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Forget Godzilla, here’s what we all should be running away from: a monster rat that chewed its way through a concrete wall and settled inside a Swedish fam
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Nowhere left to hide: crocodiles can climb trees (Wired UK)

Nowhere left to hide: crocodiles can climb trees (Wired UK) | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Crocodiles can climb trees. And they do it well, too: Some of the toothy reptiles have been spotted as high as 32 feet up a tree. That’s not somewhere a normally aquatic crocodile ends up by accident
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Bear turns heads on Lake Tahoe ski slopes | Offbeat | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Bear turns heads on Lake Tahoe ski slopes | Offbeat | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
An unusual sight for winter turned some skiers' heads on the slopes at Lake Tahoe: a black bear.
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Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop

Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business?
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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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Photos: Bear lies down in hammock in Daytona Beach

Photos: Bear lies down in hammock in Daytona Beach | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
After knocking over trash cans and scaring the residents of a Daytona Beach neighborhood Thursday, this black bear needed a rest.
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Millions of bees swarm, close Delaware highway ramp | National & World News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

Millions of bees swarm, close Delaware highway ramp | National & World News | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
As many as 20 million swarming bees released after a tractor-trailer hauling them overturned near Newark Tuesday have shut down a highway ramp and kept investigators from getting near the vehicle, said Delaware State Police, who urged drivers to stay away from the area.
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Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under | Natural Fears | Scoop.it
According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.
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