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Woman Buys $30 Egg on eBay. Weeks Later, It Hatches Into An Exotic Bird!

Their feathered pet is set to grow as much as 6 feet!

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Everything can really be bought online these days – even exotic birds! Charlotte Harrison found an emu egg on eBay and, out of curiosity, purchased it for $30 even if she wasn’t sure if it would hatch later on.

Much to her surprise, the egg did hatch after 47 days and so they welcomed baby Kevin in their family.

How did this even happen? Well according to Charlotte, she used a home incubating system and then after more than a month, the egg finally hatched.

“I sat there for four hours making squeaks and whistles to coax him out,” Charlotte shared in an interview with the Mirror.

So eventually, the family welcomed the emu as an additional member.

Sure, the tiny bird looks cute and adorable for now but we have to remember that an emu is considered as the world’s second largest bird, next to the ostrich. This means Kevin can actually grow as much as 6 feet!

For the price of $30, Charlotte purchased the egg on eBay.

She later kept the egg in a home incubator, weighing and turning it every day.

After 47 days, the egg started to hatch.

“I felt a huge surge of protection and care when Kevin hatched,” confessed Charlotte.

4-year-old Ellie, Charlotte’s daughter, has instantly formed a special bond with the bird.

“I’m sharing the adventures of Kevin with the world. I feel so maternal towards him and want to show him off, he’s adorable,” said Charlotte.

If you want to have an exotic pet, you know where to get one!

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World’s Bravest Wild Duck Swims With Tiger And Plays a Dangerous Cat-And-Mouse Game

Apparently, the prey won this round.

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A wild duck has wandered in a zoo pond to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with one its residents, a Sumatran tiger. The duck decided to take a dip in the tiger’s pool but the magnificent feline wasn’t so welcoming towards his unexpected visitor. A game of chase started and it was captured in a video that went viral on social media.

The duck started cooling off in Jalur the Sumatran tiger’s pool in Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, Sydney. Not content with getting itself wet, the duck seemed to be daring the feline to catch it as it circled around the pool. Each time Jalur gets close, the duck quickly evaded him.

Meet the duck that just wants to cool off in a pond and then decided to play with a predator.

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Terrifying Giant Otters the Size of Wolves Once Roamed Ancient China, Fossils Show

Otters weren’t quite as adorable several million years ago.

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Otters are North Pacific Ocean-native marine mammals that we always see as adorable furballs, but once you know its ancestors used to be the size of a wolf, you might not see it as something cute after all.

Scientists have unearthed fossils believed to belong to a prehistoric, wolf-sized otter that once roamed south-western China some 6.2 million years ago. The remains were found in Shuitangba quarry in 2010 by a team of Chinese and American paleontologists. They gave the newly discovered otter species the name Siamogale melilutra, the fossils of which included a complete cranium and lower jaw, teeth and bones of the limbs.

The skull found in China’s Yunnan province was crushed millions of years ago but scientists have used advanced scanning to have them reconstructed digitally. It was then discovered that the skull and teeth resembled those of an otter or a badger.

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10 Beautifully Transparent Animals That We Had No Idea Existed

What kind of sorcery is this?

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The animal kingdom is never short of strange-looking species that never fail to amaze us. As if these scary creatures that live in the dark depths of the ocean are not enough to wow us, we find more reasons to be awe-struck.

You see, while some animals are outright freaky, some just look utterly incredible, and well...transparent. Yes, you read it right - transparent. We can literally see through the skin and scales of these animals and see what's within, behind, or beneath them.

You might notice that most of these transparent creatures live under the sea and wonder why is that. Well, according to Sönke Johnsen of Scientific Americans, it all boils down to something called "self-preservation." Because these animals do not have teeth, toxins, or anything that can protect them from predators, nature awarded them with customized versions of invisibility cloaks!

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