The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was driving along the eastbound lanes of traffic on Thursday morning when the deputy saw a bloodhound running frantically across the highway.
Other motorists tried to avoid hitting the scared dog, and the deputy tried to slow traffic and save the animal from the busy roadway. The dog then ran the opposite direction, where he was hit by a passing car, becoming pinned underneath with its paw under the rear tire.
Using a floor jack, the two officers were able to lift the car and save the dog. The animal was taken to Loomis Basin Veterinarian Clinic for emergency medical treatment, where his owner showed up. The dog had no broken bones, just some lacerations and road rash.
This video shows the dashcam footage of the rescue, starting at around the 1:26 mark.
Credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office via Storyful
Paulo Martins shared a video on Facebook of the security guard playing in the airport terminal at two in the morning. “After a huge delay, this kinda made landing in Durban at 2 am worth it,” Martins posted. As of writing, the video has over 100,000 views on Facebook.
On Thursday, Feb. 8, he was found meowing and meowing on a piece of ice in the middle of a partially frozen river in Wichita, Kansas.
The Wichita Fire Department deployed a boat to save the cat.
An animal rescue organisation Beauties and Beasts shared a video of the rescue online, initially stating the cat may have been thrown from the overpass. The firefighters thought Bagherra broke both his rear legs. It later turned out only the left one was broken.
The cat had a microchip that helped to track down his owners. It turned out he disappeared a few days prior and may have fallen from the overpass by accident, Beauties and Beasts posted on Facebook on Friday. Bagherra was returned to its owners. Unfortunately, his rear left leg needed to be amputated.
Huge Avalanche Triggered by British Columbia Transportation Workers petr.svab 2018-02-100 views British Columbia Transportation triggered a massive avalanche that crashed onto the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden on Friday, Feb. 9. The avalanche was induced intentionally near the Glacier National Park in order to reduce the snow load in the Lanark snowshed area.
The avalanche closed the highway for much of Thursday and Friday, CamloopsBCNow reported.
BC Transportation posted a video of the operation on Twitter, noting it was necessary.
Vivien Weiqi shared a video to her blog, Beautiful Chaos, showing her completely submerged in the pool of balls. She sticks her hand above the surface and calls for help many times, until her domestic helper (who was taking the video) realizes she is in distress.
“Not long into the play, I lost my balance in the ball pit and fell backwards. I could not reach the bottom and I could not stand up. I tried to roll over, I couldn’t. I tried to find the net so I could grip it, I couldn’t. My son was stuck inside too,” she wrote alongside the video.
However, despite her panic, she doesn’t think the experience should put parents off letting their kids play in the pool, as long as there is adult supervision — adding that her husband will be accompanying her son in future.
A local report said that the play center’s operator was holding a safety review following Weiqui’s experience.
Arrest of Carjacking Suspect Caught on Video petr.svab 2018-02-060 views On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., a suspect entered a nail salon near the 13600 block of Burbank Blvd and began hitting three women inside for no reason. The victims were involved in an intense fight for their life with the dangerous suspect. The suspect punched the victims several times. He also swung a chair and hit the victim until employees from a neighboring business arrived and apprehended the suspect. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department
Winner of Australia’s Most Adorable Animal, George the Wombat, to Be Released petr.svab 2018-02-030 views George the Wombat is the most adorable animal in Australia. At least according to an online poll by Experience Oz travel booking website. George was rescued more than a year ago from his mother's pouch after she was struck by a car. Since then he's lived in the Australian Reptile Park on New South Wales’ Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney.
George rose to online fame after his handler, Tim Faulkner, posted a video of the little guy's exploits on his Facebook page. The video was viewed over a million times.
Now comes another milestone for George, as he is to return to the wilderness. To that occasion, the Australian Reptile Park released another video of George—to say goodbye.
Drone Footage Shows Massive Extent of Flooding in Northern France petr.svab 2018-02-030 views This drone video captures the flooding in the Condé-Sainte-Libiaire area in northern France, about 19 miles east of Paris. The Grand Morin river joins the Marne river in this area, which is also crossed by the Canal de Meaux a Chalifert, making for a dense grid of water bodies that the locals have been watching rise in levels as northern France faces the wettest winter in 60 years.
Some 150 homes have already been affected, but many people decided to stay, franceinfo reported. Credit: Lob Ster via Storyful
The 215-square-foot brick structure was monitored by hidden cameras and accessed by a concrete hatch hidden about 20 inches underground. The hatch led to a vertical shaft that connected to a 30-feet corridor, which opened into a bunker room equipped with electric lighting, beds, kitchen and bathroom, Italian news agency ANSA reported.
Police released a footage of them exploring the bunker.
’Ndrangheta is based in Calabria and "is among the richest and most powerful organised crime groups at a global level," Europol, European law enforcement agency, wrote in a 2013 report.
This was also not the first ’Ndrangheta bunker that's been discovered. In 2016, two ’Ndrangheta bosses have been found by authorities “living like animals” in a bunker in the mountains of Reggio Calabria, BBC reported.
27471309_1794478590855722_935018198565126144_n.mp4 petr.svab 2018-02-010 views Massachusetts State Police: "Last night, Trooper Michael O’Neil Jr. was startled by an owl flying into the side of his cruiser as he travelled through the town of Tolland. He stopped, assessed the unconscious owl for visible injuries. Finding no injuries, Trooper O’Neil placed the owl on his lap, and continued on, in route to a local animal hospital to have it evaluated. The owl eventually came to, so Trooper O’Neil pulled over, now in the town of Granville. After a brief struggle in the cruiser, Trooper O’Neil gave the owl five concussion protocol tests, which it passed. The owl, who we have nicknamed Gronk, eventually flew off, back to its home field. Nice work Trooper O’Neil, thanks for taking care of Gronk in his time of need."