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Would Your Pet Dog Eat Your Dead Body?

Who’s the good boy now?

When it comes to the pets, most people often believe that cats are the douche and dogs are the kindhearted. And that’s perfectly understandable, considering the snobbish nature of cats as opposed to the sweetness of the dogs to their owners.

Dogs can do no wrong, right? And should anything happen to you, your pet Labrador would do everything in its disposal to help you, right? But what if you die? What would your dog do?

Disturbing forensic evidences would make you think differently about your pet’s possible post-mortem behavior.

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According to the studies, dogs have a tendency to resort to their innate scavenging nature should they happen to stumble upon their owners’ dead bodies. Forensic science journals have dozens of reports about these macabre cases over the last 20 years.

One possible reason behind this bizarre post-mortem pet behavior stems from their origin.

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Stanley Coren, a psychologist, stated that one of the core reasons behind this is the history of dog’s species. As we all know, dogs are descendants of the wolves. Regarding this issue, Coren explained:

If we have a situation where the owner dies and there’s no source of food, what are they going to do? They’re going to take whatever flesh is around.

This claim is more evident when you consider the 2007 case where a Chow and a Labmix managed to stay alive for a month after their owner’s death. According to the reports, by the time authorities discovered the owner’s body, the only remaining parts were the top of the skull and a few bone shards scattered all over the floor.

However, that doesn’t explain all the cases of animal scavenging. Back in 1997, a German shepherd immediately ate its owner’s body after death. Markus Rothschild, the forensic examiner, wrote something about the strange case:

It is interesting to consider the reasons for an otherwise well-behaved pet with no motivation of hunger to mutilate the dead body of its owner so quickly.

There is another possible explanation about the strange animal behavior.

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Another possible explanation about this strange animal behavior was explained by Rothschild in one of his reports:

One possible explanation for such behavior is that a pet will try to help an unconscious owner first by licking or nudging, but when this fails to produce any results the behavior of the animal can become more frantic and in a state of panic, can lead to biting.

In that case, it is pretty safe to assume that some of the pets that engaged in this macabre act were just stressed that their beloved owners were dead.

So, a dog eating its dead owner’s body is still being a good boy – in some twisted ways.


Meet the World’s Ugliest Bird — the Scary-Looking Marabou Stork!

It’s really quite unfortunate that the Marabou Stork has always been judged because of its heart-stopping appearance.

Looks are not everything and they can be deceiving. However, appearances are often the basis of first impressions. That said, the Marabou Stork makes quite an impression. To say that it's NOT cute would be quite an understatement. The bird is almost always judged for its frightening appearance.

The Marabou Stork has become notorious for its looks. It has earned the dubious distinction of being the world's ugliest bird. In fact, some people say that the bird "looks like the vampire Nosferatu" or an elderly person suffering from a disfiguring disease. Those descriptions are cruel — but we can easily see where those people are coming from.

This formidable bird can grow up to 5 feet tall.

Marabou Storks are natives of Africa. They are usually found in open areas or savannas. However, they're also known to be equally comfortable living in locations that are close to people. Aside from eating large carrion and scraps, these birds eat smaller animals. At times, they even go after other birds. Apparently, they're known for eating flamingos....

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Why Are Some Dogs More Aggressive?

So, what is the reason behind some dogs’ sudden, erratic, aggressive behavior?

And so they say, dogs are the man’s best friend. And like many friendships, the relationship between a man and his dog isn’t without any creases here and there. Unfortunately, when fate rears its head and decides to have it ugly, our beloved dogs turn to biting. And as we all know, canine bites are nasty.

So, what is the reason behind some dogs’ sudden, erratic, aggressive behavior?

According to the latest studies, hormones could explain this behavior.

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Evan MacLean, a psychologist and anthropologist from the University of Arizona, states that hormones can lead us to a better understanding of our canine friends’ sudden shifts in behavior....

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132-Year Old Lobster Set Free in the Ocean After Living in a Fish Tank for 2 Decades!

His owner finally “pardoned” him and released him back to the water to live out his days as a free man, I mean, crustacean.

You hear about prisoners earning their dues, getting pardoned, and then released from jail after exhibiting good behavior and all that jazz? Well, this was what this ancient lobster must have felt like when, after spending 2 decades in a fish tank, his "owner" finally "pardoned" him and released him back to the water to live out his days as a free man, I mean, crustacean.

Louie the Lobster has been one of the attractions at Peter's Clam Bar on Long Island. A fish tank served as his home for 20 years; he has become such a fixture in there that the owner Butch Yamali considered him more as a pet than the next item on the menu. Butch inherited Louie when he purchased the restaurant years ago - the lobster was part of the package.

Well, Butch loved Louie so much that he refused a customer that offered $1000 to have the lobster cooked for Father's Day.

Instead, Butch opted to free Louie, thinking that the crustacean more than earned the chance to spend his remaining years in the ocean.

Butch even got a local town supervisor to "officially pardon" the lobster before sending him out to the sea, using a speedboat near the Atlantic reef....

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