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Scary Encounters With ‘Zombie-Like’ Animals On The Rise in the US

Is the zombie apocalypse happening soon?

While there is no denying that apocalyptic zombie-themed TV shows and movies are popular nowadays, some people have come to assume that zombies may not be fictional after all. With several reported instances wherein animals have been spotted behaving as if they were dead creatures walking, is the zombie apocalypse at hand?

Several people from across America have reported encountering what is now dubbed as “animal zombies.” According to these eyewitnesses, the animals, such as coyotes, foxes, and others, appeared ragged and as if they had emerged from their graves, pretty much the same with how the human zombies featured on TV and in the movies look like.

Eyewitnesses across the U.S. have reported seeing animals behaving as if they were zombies.

“The thing looked possessed. He was hissing and showing his teeth. Rather than being scared of me, it looked like he was provoking a fight,” said Joe Evans of Ohio as he recalled his spine-tingling encounter with a horrendous-looking raccoon in his backyard.

Apart from drooling, the said animals are said to have displayed frightening aggressiveness.

Photographer Robert Coggeshall, also from Ohio, had a frightening experience with a raccoon as well. Not only did he come face-to-face with the “animal zombie”; it chased him and his beagles, too!

“He would be on his hind legs and just fall over backwards in a zombie trance,” Coggeshall said.

On the other hand, a 5-year old girl in Westchester County was attacked by a rabid coyote that came through an open gate from an open field. According to the victim, Natalia, the animal was running fast as if it were a cheetah until it finally sank its teeth into her arm.

“I didn’t scream, I didn’t panic…It hurts a little bit, but I am feeling better,” she said in an interview.

An off-duty police officer who came to the rescue of Natalia was also bitten by the coyote after grabbing it by the neck. When help came, the animal was finally shot and killed.

Both Natalia and the police officer have been treated for rabies exposure.

Are these strange-acting animals a precursor of the zombie apocalypse?

Are the animals really zombies? Have they been infected with the virus that turns humans into walking dead, just like in the movies? If Tara Smith, a professor of epidemiology at Kent State University in Ohio, is to be believed, the answer is no. Rather, the animal expert believes that the animals have been infected with either rabies or distemper. Hence, she cautioned the public to never come close to animals if they appear to have rabies infection.

“Rabies is 100 percent fatal in humans if it is not treated before symptoms appear. They are drooling. They seem like they can’t control their bodily movements. It is difficult to watch,” Smith said.

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Whale Found Dead In Thailand Had Over 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach

The poor whale starved to death.

A pilot whale died in Southern Thailand and scientists have found the alarming cause of the death. Apparently, the whale had 80 plastic bags in its stomach, which caused the animal to starve to death.

A week ago, the pilot whale was found clinging to life up a canal in Songkhla province, near the Malaysian border. Conservation officials tried to save the whale's life for days. They used buoys to keep it afloat and umbrellas to provide a shield from the sun.

After five days of endless effort, the whale vomited pieces of plastic.

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