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Shark Pulls Around Fisherman's Kayak in Murrells Inlet
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2018-05-27    0 views
A shark was filmed pulling a fisherman around in his kayak in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, on Friday, May 25.
Fellow fisherman Mike Kachman captured the moment his friend Rob Birchmeier was tugged around in his boat. The unexpected encounter lasted about ten minutes, but Birchmeier emerged unscathed, Kachman said.
Sharing the video on Facebook, Kachman said: “Rob Birchmeier got pulled around for about ten [minutes] this morning. Sharks feeding hard in the creek meant the red, trout and ladyfish bite was a little slow but we still found a few and had a great time.”
Credit: Mike Kachman via Storyful
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Super Cute Baby Feather-tail Gliders Emerge From Mum's Pouch
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2018-05-25    0 views
Taronga Zoo released video of its adorable new baby feather-tail gliders on May 25, showing the tiny creatures’ size in relation to a bottle-brush bloom and a human finger.
“These adorable Feather-tail gliders were actually born around two months ago, but have only just started emerging from mum’s pouch,” the zoo said in a post.
“Feather-tails usually stay in the pouch for about 63 days, before getting so large that the mother’s feet can no longer touch the ground.”
Credit: Taronga Zoo via Storyful
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Orphaned Ringtail Possum Clancy Enjoys Treats and Cuddles
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2018-05-25    0 views
The orphaned ringtail possum Clancy loves his treats but seems to love them more in good company, as seen in this May 24 video taken at Symbio Wildlife Park.
In the footage, the tiny marsupial is seen munching on a fruit piece and snuggling up against a doting zookeeper.
Clancy and his brother Garry were brought to the zoo by a member of the public when they were just a few weeks old. The pair lost their parents and home after a tree fell during storms.
Credit: Symbio Wildlife via Storyful
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Lava Flows Continue Near Kilauea's Lower East Rift Zone
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2018-05-25    0 views
Lava continued to flow from Kīlauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone into the morning of May 23. On May 24, the USGS said the fissures continued to produce robust eruptive activity and volcanic gas emissions in these regions remain very high.
Credit: USGS via Storyful
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Residents Woke Up To A Winter Wonderland in New Zealand
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2018-05-25    0 views
Residents of Queenstown, New Zealand, awoke on May 24 to wintry conditions after icy winds blowing from Antarctica swept over the country overnight.
Temperatures dropped below freezing on the South Island on Thursday, resulting in road closures and disrupted flights at Queenstown airport, according to local reports.
The video shows the view from Canyons B&B in Queenstown on Thursday morning.
Credit: Canyons B&B via Storyful
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Helicopter View Shows Fissure Complex and Lava Ocean Entry in Hawaii's Lower East Rift Zone
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2018-05-24    0 views
Ash and lava erupted from a complex of fissures in the lower East Rift Zone in Puna, Hawaii, on May 23.
Volcanic activity has been ongoing near Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano since May 3, forcing evacuations and causing one serious injury.
Blue flames appeared from road cracks near the Leilani Estates subdivision on May 22.
USGS said the blue flames were caused by methane gas, produced as a result of lava burning vegetation, according to USGS.
This video, recorded from a moving helicopter, shows a fissure complex, in the lower East Rift Zone in Puna, Hawaii.
Credit: USGS via Storyful
Timelapse Captures Glow Emitting From Kilauea Volcano
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2018-05-23    0 views
Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano emitted a dramatic glow overnight from May 21-22, as captured in this Gemini Observatory timelapse.
The observatory told Storyful the video shows “the glow from an extensive region of fissures over the course of a single night.”
The volcano began erupting with lava, ash and toxic gas more than three weeks ago, prompting the forced evacuation of more than 2,000 people.
Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF via Storyful
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Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Overnight Eruption at Kilauea Volcano
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2018-05-23    0 views
This stunning aerial footage shows the ongoing eruption at Kilauea Volcano overnight on Tuesday, May 22.
The video was filmed from a UH-60 Blackhawk by Senior Airman Orlando Corpuz for the Hawaii National Guard. It shows the lava flow and fissure eruptions from the volcano in the lower Puna area.
Residents in the area continue to face disruption as a result of the eruption, according to Hawaii News Now. The lava was reported to be crawling toward a geothermal plant, causing further possible danger for residents.
Credit: National Guard via Storyful
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Lava Flow Burns Down Street in Pahoa, Hawaii; Some Return Home
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2018-05-23    0 views
Standing on her front porch on May 21, Stacey Welch captured footage of lava flowing in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa, Hawaii.
Welch was able to return to her home the night she recorded this footage, and said she was very thankful it was still standing. The lava had stopped flowing down the roads adjacent to her home a few hours after this video was taken, but residents of the area are being advised they should be ready to evacuate without any notice.
Credit: Stacey Welch via Storyful
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Escaped Horses Chase Cyclists Along Melbourne Highway
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2018-05-23    0 views
Quinten Murphy was enjoying a Saturday morning ride on April 28 along the Nepean Highway, Carrum, when a pair of escaped horses began pounding up the road beside him and his cycling group.
His son Flynn Murphy said his dad, the other cyclists and horses were all unharmed. He said the horses had gotten away from their trainers, but the pair eventually pulled into the Riviera Hotel in Seaford, where the cyclists waited with them until their trainers arrived.
Credit: Quinten Murphy via Storyful
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Clever Escape Artist Police Horse Opens Car Doors to Find Food
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2018-05-22    0 views
Sovereign the police horse is a valued member of the New South Wales Police Force’s mounted unit, but officers say he would more aptly be named Houdini, due to his penchant for escapes and break-ins.
In this video, he is seen opening the door to his float with his mouth and peeking curiously inside, presumably to find his feed. Police said he often escapes from his stable and even manages to break into his float to look for food when he’s tied up.
Credit: NSW Police Force Mounted Unit via Storyful
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Hawaii Volcano Lava Continues March to Ocean
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2018-05-22    0 views
The lava flow from Kilauea Volcano’s lower east rift zone mostly flowed into the ocean in two spots on Monday, May 21, but some escaped into new cracks.
A crack opened under the east lava channel on Sunday morning, a news report said, and at one point was diverting lava underground. But the lava flow to the ocean has not slowed down.
The lava entering the ocean created laze, short for lava haze, which has triggered new alerts. The white cloud is comprised of a mixture of condensed seawater steam, hydrochloric acid gas, and tiny shards of volcanic glass, according to the US Geographical Survey. “This mixture has the stinging and corrosive properties of diluted battery acid, and should be avoided,” USGS said.
This footage shows the lava fountains at the fissures during an overflight by USGS on the morning of May 21.
Credit: USGS via Storyful
Kids Fish in Flooded Roadway After Heavy Rain
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2018-05-22    0 views
A group of kids decided to fish in the floodwater at their house in Palm City, Florida, on Sunday, May 20, after days of heavy rain lead to street flooding. The kids said they caught a fish, but it snapped off the end of their line.
Over a 24-hour period, 1.4 inches of rain fell in Palm City between Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly six inches had fallen in the previous 24 hours, the weather service said.
The rain triggered street flooding which forced a number of roads to be closed, according to a local news report said.
Credit: David Frederickson via Storyful
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Firefighters Rescue Family From Their Flooded Home
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2018-05-21    0 views
Flash floods hit parts of Greenville, South Carolina, on Sunday, May 18, after the state endured heavy rains and storms.
According to WYFF US, the storm caused hundreds of power outages in the area.
A road in downtown Greenville was also closed due to high water levels, Greenville News reported.
This video shows fire crews rescuing a family from their home in Ross Street which was affected by the flood.
Credit: ‎Carrie Gaske via Storyful
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Heavy Rains and Hail Batter Mexico City
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2018-05-21    0 views
Heavy rains and hail battered Mexico City on Sunday, May 20.

The hail storm caused flooding in different parts of the Mexican capital, local media reported.

Ten municipalities in the Mexican capital, including Azcapotzalco, where the video was taken, were affected. The Miguel Hildago municipality was reportedly hit hardest. Local authorities told drivers to take extra precautions.


Credit: Juan Pablo Garcia via Storyful
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Dog-Like Tasmanian Devil Loves Cuddles and Belly Rubs
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2018-05-21    0 views
Tasmanian devils might have a reputation for being tough, but this video from breeding facility Devil Ark shows that they can be just as sweet, cuddly and needy as a domestic puppy.
In this video, uploaded to Facebook on May 20, Malloy the Tasmanian devil is seen enjoying belly rubs, hugs and even kisses with keeper Kelly.
Devil Ark is the most extensive breeding program in Australia, managed by the Australian Reptile Park, and works to prevent the species’ extinction.
Credit: Devil Ark via Storyful
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Hawaii Volcano Lava Flow Reaches Ocean
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2018-05-21    0 views

The lava flowing from Kilauea fissures near Leilani Estates, Hawaii, reached the ocean by Sunday, May 20. Lava from fissure 20 reached the ocean at 11 pm on Saturday, a news report said.
Parts of Highway 137 also were shut down at about 10:30 pm on Saturday as the lava crossed the road on its way to the ocean. The closure could affect thousands of people trying to get in or out of the lava-affected areas.
Since Kilauea’s lower east rift zone started erupting earlier this month, more than 20 fissures have formed and at least 44 buildings in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens have been destroyed.
The US Geographical Survey said its scientists took this video at about 2:30 am on May 20 during observations of the lava flows as they descended downhill and into the ocean. The flow in the video is nine feet high, and the scientist is standing about 50 feet away.
Credit: USGS via Storyful
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Counter-Nartotics Patrol Rescue Sea Turtle Tangled in Fishing Gear
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2018-05-21    0 views
Counter-Nartotics Patrol Rescue Sea Turtle Tangled in Fishing Gear
Coast Guardsmen rescued a turtle who they spotted in distress while on a counter-narcotics operation in the eastern Pacific Ocean, on May 14, authorities said on May 18.
Coast Guardsmen from the Cutter Campbell used an interceptor boat to free the turtle who was tangled in abandoned fishing gear.
Credit: Cory Mendenhall, US Coast Guard via Storyful
Foam Spews From Dandenong Creek in Suspected Chemical Dump
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2018-05-21    0 views
Residents living near Dandenong Creek in Melbourne suspect chemical dumping is to blame after the creek spewed foam for three days.
A video posted to Facebook showed the scene on Sunday, May 20.
7 News reported the spill extended down the creek for more than five kilometres from Bayswater to Vermont.
First Friends of Dandenong Creek vice-president Anthony Bigelow told Storyful that the pollution incident was unlike anything he’d seen before. He said the pollution began on Saturday morning, May 19, before slowing on Monday, May 21.
He said it is suspected there were three chemical dumps over the weekend, with two originating from a stormwater drain at Bayswater Industrial Estate and the other from another connecting creek. The Herald Sun reported that the Environment Protection Authority Victoria was investigating.
Credit: Anthony Bigelow via Storyful
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Severe Hailstorm Turns Streets Into Icy Rivers in Orta San Giulio
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2018-05-20    0 views
A severe hailstorm hit the Italian town of Orta San Giulio on Saturday, May 19.
This video of melted hail sweeping through the town was captured by eyewitness Nevina Pita.
Roads were transformed into rivers and ice, according to local television channel Rete 7 Televisione.
Credit: Nevina Pita via Storyful
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Freight Train Narrowly Misses Youths Playing on Tracks
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2018-05-20    0 views
A freight train narrowly missed three youths playing on train tracks at Gowanbrae, Victoria, as seen in this video posted to YouTube on May 19.
According to uploader Brenden Schonfelder, the trio “got a nice little surprise” as a fast-moving steel train rounded the bend at the Moonee Ponds viaduct bridge, near Melbourne’s Essendon airport.
The train managed to slow down, as the three made their escape, and flashed its lights. They then returned to the tracks.
“Stupidity is probably a understatement as they went back for a second look after the train had passed,” he said.
Credit: Schony747 via Storyful
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Worker Spots Large Tiger Shark in Honolulu Harbour
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2018-05-20    0 views
Worker Spots Large Tiger Shark in Honolulu Harbour
A worker spotted a tiger shark in Honolulu Harbour while on his lunch break on Thursday, May 17.
This video of the shark, about 12 feet in length, was captured by local resident Clinton Kauhini. He captured the footage near Pier 38, according to local television station KHON2.
Sharks have made increasing numbers of visits to the harbour in search of food, the news channel reported.
Credit: Clinton Kauhini via Storyful
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Waterspout Spotted at Dauphin Island
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2018-05-20    0 views
Waterspout Spotted at Dauphin Island
A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Dauphin Island, Alabama, on the morning of Saturday, May 19.
This video was captured by eyewitness Hayley Downey. It shows the waterspout in motion on the horizon.
Credit: Hayley Downey via Storyful
Fearless Shop Worker Scares Off Trio of Thieves With Metal Pole
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2018-05-20    0 views
A plucky shop worker used a pole to threaten a trio of thieves who robbed a shop in Dandenong on Saturday, May 19.
During the frightening ordeal, three men entered the Hemmings Street store at about 7:30pm, armed with a metal pole, before the employee struck back with his own pole.
Police described them as “perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged between 18 to 30 years old, and were all wearing dark clothing with facial coverings”.
The four scuffled before the thieves made away with chocolates and cigarettes, police said. A woman and a girl were present at the time, according to the report.
A police spokesman said: “The male employee received some serious but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the scuffle, a 45-year-old woman was treated for minor injuries and a 16-year-old girl who were also present at the time was uninjured.”
Credit: Victoria Police via Storyful
Police Rescue Bewildered Owl Tangled in Soccer Net
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2018-05-20    0 views
The Boulder Police Department in Colorado said members of its animal protection division rescued an owl who had become tangled in a soccer net on May 16.
Police said this video was filmed at the Pleasant View Soccer Fields in Boulder on Wednesday.
Credit: Boulder Police Department via Storyful
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Bus Driver Helps Boy Get to School After He Falls Off Bike
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2018-05-20    0 views
A bus driver for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) went out of her way to help a young boy who fell off his bike on his way to school on May 10.
Footage shared by MCTS shows the driver, Felicia Moore, stopping to help the boy, who came off his bike while crossing a road.
“I saw a little boy who fell on his bike and it looked like a car had clipped his back tire,” Moore told Fox6.
“I immediately saw my baby laying on that ground and was like ‘Oh God! I got to help him,’” she added.
The video shows Moore opening the door of the bus, and asking the injured boy if he would like a free ride to Lincoln Elementary School. The boy gratefully accepts, and can be heard saying “thank you” as he arrives at his destination.
Moore then apologizes to her other passengers for the inconvenience, but says “that baby needed some help.”
Credit: Milwaukee County Transit System via Storyful
Message for Paramedic Safety Scrawled on Melbourne Ambulance
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2018-05-18    0 views
Victoria paramedics have graffitied their own ambulances to protest a court ruling that spared two women convicted for bashing a paramedic from a prison sentence.
In April, 2016, the pair punched and kicked paramedic Paul Judd in Reservoir, a suburb of Melbourne, causing Judd “career-ending injuries”, the Herald Sun reported. They were sentenced to eight and four months in jail, respectively. However, the sentences was reduced to community service and time served.
The state government has sought to tighten laws regarding the assault of emergency service workers in light of the ruling, ABC reported. Paramedics showed their frustration towards the ruling by scrawling messages, such as “It’s not OK to assault paramedics”, on the rear and side of their ambulances.
Credit: Oliver Forbes via Storyful
Lightning Appears to Strike Empire State Building on May 15
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2018-05-18    0 views
A storm rolled through Manhattan on May 15, bringing with it heavy rainfall and lightning that appeared to strike the Empire State Building.
Caleb Madison was recording the Manhattan skyline on Tuesday evening when he was given a special surprise. Madison posted the video to his twitter on Tuesday so his friends and family could see the special moment he captured.
Credit: Caleb Madison via Storyful
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Baby Cam Captures Intruder's Peculiar Act As Infant and Mother Sleeps
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2018-05-17    0 views
A Utah family were terrified after an intruder snuck into their house in the middle of the night and acted strangely while snooping around the master bedroom where a mother and baby slept.

The man broke into the home near 2500 E. and 200 S. in Layton around 3:40 a.m. on Monday, May 14, Layton City Police Department said in a statement. The hair-raising incident was captured on a baby camera and shows the intruder exposing himself and standing next to the crib and bed where the baby and mother slept, police said.

Police are now looking for the man and hopes someone would be able to recognize his mannerisms or clothing.
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Astronauts Fix International Space Station Cooling Hardware During Spacewalk
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2018-05-17    0 views
Two astronauts, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA, carried out the fifth spacewalk of 2018 on May 16, swapping out cooling components on the exterior of the International Space Station.
According to information provided by NASA, the astronauts were fixing the station’s pump flow control subassembly, which is one of the instruments used to regulate the station’s flow of ammonia coolant. This coolant is used to maintain temperatures for the station’s delicate hardware.
This footage shows the astronauts on their spacewalk.
Credit: NASA via Storyful
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Commuting Spider-Man Hangs Out on Boston Train
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2018-05-17    0 views
A commuter dressed as Spider-Man was spotted casually hanging upside down in a Boston train on Wednesday, May 16.
This video of the bizarre scene was captured by eyewitness Ashley Armstrong. It showed the would-be Spider-Man checking his phone while hanging from the overhead hand rail.
Armstrong wrote: “Just another day on the #MBTA [Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority]”. She said she spotted the man on a Green Line subway train traveling towards Government Center station.
It is thought the video could be a stunt to promote Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man PlayStation game, due for release on September 7, 2018.
Credit: Ashley Armstrong via Storyful
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