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Woman Finds Gorgeous ‘Flower Mantis’ That Looks Just Like A Flower Living in Her Garden

A woman named Margaret Neville in South Africa, made a fascinating discovery in her back garden, among her lavender bushes was a flower mantis, a type of praying mantis which has evolved to appear incredibly “floral” as a method of camouflage. The flower is a female with a large swirl pattern on her back and protrusions that look like lavender buds along her legs. Astonished by the insect’s beauty, Neville named the mantis “Miss Frilly Pants” in reference to her purple “pantaloons.”
“Nature is there for us all to share,” Neville tells My Modern Met. After sharing her discovery, Miss Frilly Pants now has many fans across the world. Images and video of Miss Frilly Pants can also be seen on the Waterfall Retreat & Environmental Centre Facebook page. In late September, the page announced that the unusual mantis found a mate—a male flower mantis.

While the females’ appearance is a colorful trap, males must hunt rather than lie in wait. Evolutionary researchers believe this divergence in gendered hunting strategies and its effect on evolution is singular among arthropods (spiders and insects).

The lyrical name “Miss Frilly Pants” is fitting for a flower mantis. Other mantis species have inventive names, including the “Wandering Violin Mantis,” “Arizona Unicorn Mantis,” and “Devils Flower Mantis.” It’s simply undeniable that Miss Frilly Pants and her fellow mantis species look as whimsical as their names suggest.

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The World’s Largest Sea Turtle Pops Out And Emerges From Ocean – Leaves Everyone Open Mouthed

Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonia or Testudines. They are characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield. Colloquially, the word “turtle” is generally restricted to fresh-water and sea-dwelling Testudines. An utterly massive leatherback turtle washed ashore one afternoon, people came from far and wide to check it out. They had no idea they were looking at the world’s largest species.
It could be easy to assume the turtle here was a male due to his size, but the Oceana website explains that female leatherbacks are the only ones to go ashore. They said: “Leatherbacks spend almost all of their time in the ocean with females only coming to shore to lay eggs. For that reason, from the time they hatch and enter the surf, males will never be out of the water again and are therefore more difficult to study than females.

“Leatherback turtles are known to travel incredibly long distances during their lifetimes. In some cases, individuals may travel across entire ocean basins (e.g., the entire Pacific Ocean), after they hatch, in order to reach juvenile feeding grounds. Throughout its lifetime, a leatherback turtle may cross the ocean several times, traveling to and from preferred feeding or nesting sites. Like other marine turtles, leatherback turtles return to the region where they hatched to mate and nest.”

These incredible creatures travel thousands of miles over the course of their lives, even though some of the largest leatherbacks can grow to be over seven feet long and more than 2,000 pounds. Their size doesn’t stop them from scouring the planet for the best feeding, mating and playing grounds! Take a look at this massive leatherback here:

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Man Gives Everything – To Travel Across 48 States And Eescue as Many Dogs as Possible

A man named Lee Asher spent lots of time at the local shelter since he was young, it was clear that Lee loves dogs since he was young, in order to raise awareness about dog adoption, he left all possessions behind to travel across the country to let people know that shelter animals make great pets. He started rescue animals since he was young and he continued his activism by continuously fostering animals and adopting his own “crew.”
“I always knew that when I was older I would have a house filled with rescues, so seeing where I am now isn’t much of a surprise to me or anyone who knew me growing up,” Asher told The Dodo.
“The inspiration just comes from loving dogs and knowing that you are not only saving a life, but when rescuing a dog you are allowing the space for other rescues to possibly get adopted too. It’s a win-win and a beautiful feeling,” said Asher.

After quitting his job he bought a RV and he went off on a adventure to save dogs around the country, along with him are the six adopted pooches Asher rescued. He goal is to visit the shelters and rescuing as many animals as he can in 48 states.
“We wanna show people that the dogs in the shelters are the most beautiful, loving, amazing dogs you can imagine,” Asher says in the video.

As of three months ago, the two mates and their pets have been to 31 states and rescued over 90 dogs, a truly incredible feat. But the duo is far from being done.
“I’m not even close to being finished,” Asher said. “The end, end goal is to clear the shelters.”

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Lion Surprises Photographer With Scary Roar, Then Smiles at Him

You can’t think a better job than a wildlife photographer if you are a animal lover, you get a unique chance once in a lifetime encounters with the nature and its majestic creatures. A photographer named Gren Sowerby is among the lucky ones to get amazing photos on the wildlife, the 69-year-old photographer from England had dedicated the last four decades of his life to his passion as a wildlife photographer. The photographer was on a safari when he spotted a majestic Lion around 40-50 feet far from him. So he prepared for some beautiful shots with the king of the jungle. Only the king decided to play some tricks with the photographer.

“I lent in to take a photo when he let out a huge roar — I got the shock of my life,” Sowerby told to the South West News Service. “He roared to say: ‘I’m the King of the Jungle’ and then I couldn’t believe it when he smiled at me like when someone winks at you to say like: ‘Haha!’”

The lion shocked the photographer with a big scary roar, then he immediately started to smile at him. Of course, no matter how scary it was, Gren stayed there and captured the unique moments.

“I was really happy with the photos, I only looked at them properly when I got home. I regularly go on these safaris and really enjoy photographing wildlife. They have grown up around the safari so they’re used to cars and tourists,” Gren Sowerby says. “The King of the Jungle is always something you’ve got to capture and I’m so pleased I got the shot.”

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German Shepherd’s Favorite Song Plays on Radio, And Her Moves Are Lighting up The Internet

A German Shepherd with a taste in music , your days will be always fun. A woman named Stephanie Walton has a German Shepherd named Jaxson and he is talented on dancing who makes his owner’s life a exciting one. Jaxson loves moving to the rhythm and he even has a favorite song too, after the Flo Rida’s tune “Low” is playing, that means the party is on.

After Jaxson’s shared the video of the two driving around and having fun in the car ,the video got viral. The adorable dog heard his now all time favorite song for the first time. You can see the connection to this music is instant as he’s ears perk up.

Because he is a real dancer and a performer in the making, Jaxson and his mom got invited to FOX’s Cause For Paws TV special in L.A. California. Jaxson was nominated for a Golden Bone award in the Weirdest Dog Talent video category. He had lots of fun being there around other dogs who got to show their special skills to the whole world.

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Mother Bear Takes Her Little Babies For a Swim in Californian Lake in The Middle of The Day

It is pretty sure that no-one would expect to meet a bear family that swims inside along with people. There were a lot of people that gathered to see the ordeal, but the Bear family didn’t mind in fact they spent some quality time splashing each other.
The baby bears seemed to enjoy the water and were playing excitedly with each other. It seemed like they were used to playing on the water, the family wasn’t bothered at all by all those people gathered around them and recording the adorable sight.
The mother bear and her two cubs left the water after some minutes of splashing, they went through the beach as if it’s completely normal for them to be there and then they went inside the woods.
It’s the strong bond between mother and cub that likely would have prompted the little one to stay on its mothers back in the water.

As the bear waded into the water, the cubs likely scrambled onto its back to follow. The sloth bear is the only known bear that actively carries its cubs, an adaptation that it evolved to protect its young in tiger-inhabited regions.
Brown bears have a well-documented love of the water. A live bear cam at Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park has documented bears wading through fast-moving waters to catch salmon. According to Katmai’s website, bears often sit in what the park has dubbed “Jacuzzis” waiting for fish to swim by.

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White Lion And White Tiger Had Babies Together – They’re Simply Adorable

White Lions and white Tigers are extremely rare animal species on Earth, it is estimated to be around 300 individual white lions in the world, and no more than 1200 white tigers, but there are some creatures even more breathtaking -ligers. Ligers are a combination of white lions and white tigers, All this after a sanctuary has successfully bred this two species together. The T.I.G.E.R. Sanctuary in Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is the place where this gorgeous ligers cubs were born. Named Yeti, Odlin, Sampson and Apollo, these adorable creatures look like kittens. But shortly, they will turn into some really big cats…They are also famous for hosting the biggest cat in the world, according to Guinness Book of World Records. It’s called Hercules and he’s also a liger. And actually a very big one as Hercules is 922 pounds. Anyway, beside this, he’s still adorable and very playful.

The adorable little cubs are currently living with their parents, Ivory and Saraswati in the T.I.G.E.R. Sanctuary. And they are growing bigger every day as gaining almost a pound of weight daily. Even the founder of the sanctuary is amazed by their appetite. Dr. Antle declared : “I skip a day seeing them and it looks like they’ve doubled in size. It’s like someone’s blowing them up with a tire pump.”

A fair thing if we think that he’s the biggest of the four adorable cats. In less than two years the cubs should be at least 10 feet tall. Their weight should also be around 750 pounds!

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Adorable Baby Elephant Caught Throwing The Cutest Temper Tantrum… And Mom Responded Perfectly

Kids are a blessing like always, children are especially prone to tantrums. What they do is throw themselves on the floor or pound their fists. Some of them will also kick and scream or whatever it takes to get their way. they have so many amazing qualities that make spending time with them an utter joy, there are also times when kids, especially toddlers, will pout, stamp their feet, and scream like the end of the world is coming and there is nowhere to hide. As it turns out not only human parents who have to deal with their children but animals as well. In the video you can see how the elephant mom reacts when her baby throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the road, she quickly jumps into action and does what moms do best: she handles the situation!

“We waited but after a few minutes of roadside grazing the females and other elephants moved into the roadside bush,” Antonio da Cruz, that witnessed the whole scene, explained. “This little guy had been standing in the middle of the road and was determined to stay put. After flaying his legs, head and tail a few times he looked over at his mom and she then called his bluff by moving further away into the bush. He quickly got up, gave us a stare and then chased after her.”

This Video is a new level of cuteness..!!

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Hero Man Gives The Shirt Off His Back to Save Possum From Rain Storm

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico was faced with a rainstorm, as the rain kept falling a friend group noticed a possum that was about to be washed away, some people love animals so much that they would do anything they can to save or help them. The man in the video stepped up to help a possum that was drowning, the man named Abraham ran into the heavy pouring rain and took his shirt off, all his friends were surprised and didn’t know what he was doing but then saw him wrapping his shirt around the animal.
“My best friend Abraham, took his shirt off to save the possum and deliver it to safety,” the videographer told ViralHog.
Abraham walked shirtless through the heavy rain while carrying the sacred possum on his hands so he can save him from drowning, Abraham put the animal into the higher ground as he ran to get back to the wild and away from the flooding rain.

Not a lot of people would care to help a possum since they usually are dismissed as unwanted pets. But for those who don’t know possums play a big role in our ecosystem by eating ticks, with that they prevent the spread of lime disease.
Every animal deserves help and care, thank you Abraham you are amazing.

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Adorable Pup Gets Bored on a Long Journey by Plane and Decides to Entertain The Passengers Behind Him

As we know and can imagine how boring long flight can be, especially when you’re travelling on the economy class. Huxley, a lovely Golden Retriever was so excited about his first flight. He was preparing to fly with his mom from London to Ibiza. And then, guess what…he soon realized how boring a flight actually is. So the bored passenger started to look for some activities even in the plane to keep him in the holiday spirit. First, he change the seats. As his mom, “wasn’t concerned about his happiness anymore,” he moved next to the guy in front of them.

“He was sat in the seat next to me but got in a mood which he often does when I don’t pay him enough attention,” Ursula Daphne Aitchison, the pup’s mom told The Dodo. “He spent 30 minutes in that seat; the man next to him said he was a very good passenger and the man across was taking selfies with him.”

But we all know, you can rely on a dog until it comes to food. So when Huxley hear his mom opened a snacks, he quickly abandoned his newest friend and turned to her and started to beg for some crisps. “He quickly changed his tune when he heard me eating my crisps,” the woman said.

The dog’s attempts to make his mom to share her snack with him result in some truly hilarious scenes. And thankfully, Ursula decided to take some photos of her adorable, yet so funny companion. She later shared the snaps on Facebook and as you could imagine, they instantly went viral.