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Radioactive wild boars have taken over towns evacuated during the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Hunters have been called in to kill radioactive wild boars that have taken over towns evacuated during the Fukushima nuclear disaster before their residents return. Six years after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, four evacuated towns have been declared safe. But officials have expressed concern… Read More
Animals

The French army is training golden eagles to take down drones

Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop, or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is training golden eagles to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The birds have been groomed from a very young age. They were fed on drone carcasses and bit by bit began to see the… Read More
Animals

Indians Host Frog Wedding for Rain Invoking Ritual

The village of Assam, India, hosts frog wedding during water shortages in a bid to invoke rain for the harvest season. Groups of women bath the males and female frogs, and then dress them in clothes and jewellery for the occasion. People blow trumpets and sing songs, as the priest solemnized the marriage with the usual… Read More
Animals

The Indian Temple Where Rats Are Worshipped

The temple to Karni Mata in India is home to 20,000 rats. Each day they draw hundreds of visitors from across the country for blessings as well as curious tourists from around the world. Devotees have even gone to extreme lengths to protect the rats by building netting and grills to ensure their safety. Some… Read More
Animals

Hundreds of Bunnies Chase Visitors on ‘Rabbit Island’

Okunoshima, a small japanese island, is occupied by hundreds of wild rabbits that roam the paths and approach tourists for food. Visitors are mobbed the moment they reach into a bag or rustle anything resembling paper. They are often more than willing to get on the ground to allow the rabbits to crawl over them.… Read More
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