Whoopsie Daisy... This horse was caught looking sheepish when she was found stuck in a hole. Hapless Daisy is thought to have backed into the four foot-wide hole in Saskatoon, Canada. When her owners found the mare and were unable to extract her they called a local towing company. Jackie Klotz, of Brad's Towing, explains: ""Daisy had fallen into a well that had opened up on the land. The horses had been roaming that pasture for years and the owners had no idea the well was there. She had somehow backed into it so was not injured at all. She was in there pretty tight. "They called us, Brad's Towing, to pull Daisy out and after about 45 minutes she was out. Corman Park Veterinary Clinic was on site as well to make sure that she was safe and cared for properly." Dr. Jesse Vargo, the veterinarian from Corman Park Veterinary Services, believes the well may have caved in when Daisy stepped on it. "Daisy is doing well and roaming the pastures again," says Jackie Klotz.
We've all seen people PAWS to take a cheeky selfie, but have you ever seen CATS snapping phone self-portraits? These hilarious images - from side-splitting new calendar Cat Selfies - depict vain felines trying to capture purr-fect poses. They include a black and white cat precariously hanging from a door, a pussy in sunglasses posing in the mirror and a grey cat doing a handstand. There is even a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the infamous selfie taken at Nelson Mandela's funeral by Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, David Cameron and Barack Obama. Amazingly, real cats were used for the shoots, although a generous amount of digital wizardry was applied to contort the cats into shape. The calendar is the brainchild of British company Maverick Arts
Gently does it! Caring staff at a charity patronised by supermodel Miranda Kerr are pictured carefully fitting a prosthetic mould to injured elephants. Kerr donated a jumbo-sized US$100,000 last year to supply milk to elephants who have suffered horrendous injuries by stepping on land mines. Now, the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE), based in Lampang, Thailand, have funded custom made replacement limbs for the stricken mammals. The moulds are seen being applied to elephants Motala and Mosha. They are then shipped back to Chantilly, Virginia-based Animal Orthocare who fashion the limbs to snugly fit the patients
Don't mind me... I'm just a monkey eating your mail. Florida police received an unusual call on Monday (28 Sep) when a homeowner reported their post being munched. Sandford Police Department responded and found the monkey, later identified as Zeek, sitting atop the exterior postbox. Five police officers, along with members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, responded to the call as a precaution against knowing whether the monkey was going to be aggressive. Although not found to be a danger, Zeek did decide to climb onto a police car and start stripping off rubber. Police said: "When we arrived to help the monkey he decided to pull off the molding from one of our patrol cars. We were able to distract Zeek with a bottle of water until his owner came and retrieved him." According to reports, the monkey's owner, who had a permit to own the animal, joined officers and was able to coax the monkey back into his arms
Two French freedivers and photographers have taken an incredible selection of photos whilst diving with underwater wildlife. From whales to stingrays, turtles and sharks, Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud have been free diving for over 10 years. Alex Roubaud says: "Freediving is not a dangerous activity as we respect the elementary rules of safety, and diving with a buddy is the first and vital rule! Working together is essential for us
Mothers can be protective, but this hapless sheep didn't know what it was getting itself into when it wandered into the nesting area of a feisty bonxie bird.Wildlife photographer Josh Jaggard captured the scene in the Shetland Islands as the bird, also known as a great skua, got in a flap protecting her chicks.First it flew in menacing circles around the woolly intruder before landing on its back and pulling lumps of wool from its back.One amazing image shows the bird seeming to have a mid-air face-off with the poor creature.The territorial bonxie then proceeded to tread all over the sheep's back before using it as a seat. Point taken, the sheep wandered off.Josh says: "The mother was definitely not prepared to let anyone get near her chicks and she let the sheep know all about it. It was remarkable the range of techniques she employed to ward off the invader."
A Florida charity takes miniature horses into orphanages, hospitals and hospices to visit both adults and children. For more than 20 years Gentle Carousel have been run entirely by volunteers. The non-profit organisation run four therapy horse centres with more than 25 horses across North America. Another centre is based outside the Greek capital of Athens and visits children in orphanages.
A photographer has created a series of feline-portraits by dressing his cat in couture fashion outfits.Irish photographer Jason McGroarty, 22, wanted to shoot high fashion, however this requires models, makeup artists and studio hire. So instead, he decided to dress his cat called Hummus in his own couture fashion creations.Jason said: "I dress my cat up like a total fashion diva and started taking awesome portraits! "Every week I set up our little cat sized photography studio in our home and with the help of my partner Karen, we get Hummus ready for her shoot! We have a lot of fun throughout the process, it has brought us even closer together and we won't be stopping soon as I have so many amazing photographs drafted to shoot!"