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Top 3 unexpected animal surprises of the week

Top 3 Animal Surprises Of The Week

Our No. 3 spot goes to a bear who stumbled upon a California residence and shocked an elderly couple visiting from Scotland.

'Bob and Irene McKeown were visiting relatives in Pasadena, California and didn't seem to notice there was a bear standing just a few feet away.'

Irene made it safely to the car, but Bob noticed the bear and ran back to the house.

'I felt something brush against my leg,' Bob said. 'I thought I left the dog in the house, so it shouldn't be here. Once I shut the door, I turned around and I shout "it's a bear, it's a bear!'

Luckily, the bear only slightly scratched Bob, who made it safely inside. Now, the couple has quite the story to bring back overseas.

Our No. 2 spot goes to this pod of about 12 dolphins who crashed a surfing competition and stole the show.

'That's a pod of dolphins surfing right along with the competitors,' WOLO reported. 'This tandem ride drew in a big applause from the crowd. What a beautiful sight. Very cool!'

The dolphins made their cameo at the 2014 Rincon Classic surfing competition, and we give their ride a perfect 10.

And in our No. 1 spot, we have the cutest animal surprise of the week. Meet Sherlock the dog and his owner. Staff Sergeant Tyler Bigler came home after being deployed and quickly realized that his pooch really, really missed him.

Sherlock hadn't seen Bigler - who was returning from deployment in Southeast Asia - in six months.

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riverflow 39 January 26 2014 at 6:46 PM

it never fails to touch my heart when i see a dog showing so much love to his owner and the happiness he feels after not seeing him for a long while. god bless them both IF everyone would react to someone they love we would all be able to say WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD....

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John Jessica January 26 2014 at 5:32 PM

It's so great to see some soft news and animals are usually a safe bet.

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djrottinr January 26 2014 at 4:58 PM


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doll January 26 2014 at 3:50 PM

AWESOME just seeing the dolfins getting in on the action!!! The dolfins say "HEY THIS IS OUT TURF AND WE'RE JOING IN!!". loved it. tc

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Mare January 26 2014 at 3:15 PM


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rmiller904 January 26 2014 at 3:04 PM

Dolphins sure win, all dogs miss there loved ones and strangers when they come home, the bear was super cool just hope they dont have him removed just because he came there.

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kvave January 26 2014 at 3:04 PM

1. The Bear , being in CA was a Black Bear Im sure , and they are rarely aggressive , and almost NEVER Predatory in Attack. It is (If EVER happens) usually percieved Threat Removal , or Defense of Young. CA is Far Different from say Kodiak ...

Even the Bears there that are learned to zero in on Rifle Shots (Free Meals) are not usually Man Hunters.

2. The Dolphins wanted Interaction. As they are Curious and sometimes actually Desire Human Companionship. Many Stories of this.

3. Glad the SSGT. was able to spend some time with his Companion. They miss us just like Children do , after all they grow up depending on US for everything , and become part of our Lives. This is why , even though I cherish the Pets I now have , during my Service , I chose not to have Pets , lest something ever happen and that Bond ever be broken. Animals feel that pain much the same as Humans. Glad that All is well and ended the same. :)

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kelgram1 January 26 2014 at 3:14 PM

I agree the bear was probably a Black Bear, but they are not usually seen in Pasadena!

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Butch Cavendish January 26 2014 at 2:10 PM

I found those stories very interesting however is anyone actually sure those were dolphins they could have been some other kind of sea creature the kind that eats people.

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mouse January 26 2014 at 1:09 PM

The dolphins deserved first place. Although I appreciate his owner's service the dog did what all good dogs do.

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crazy ray January 26 2014 at 11:40 AM

Th worst part of these videos is the spastic women who can't seem to get the motion of their bodies under control when they talk. Did someone tell them to look epileptic or what?

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