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Every now and again we come across a video that doesn't scream "fail", but instead manages to temporarily restore our faith in humanity. Take this scenario for instance. A couple kayakers decided to act and do the admirable, heroic thing instead of freezing under the weight of panic. 

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Canadian Officials Warn People To Not Let Moose Lick Their Cars

Though the sign itself may seem funny, and it is, there's a serious reason behind why officials in Canada put it up. Salt it a snack that moose absolutely love, and apparently, they have realized that they can get it off our cars. 

"They're obsessed with salt, it's one of the things they need for the minerals in their body," a spokesman from Jasper National Park in Canada, Steve Young, told CNN. "They usually get it from salt lakes in the park, but now they realized they can also get road salt that splashes onto cars."

CNN reports that at the Jasper National Park, people often park their cars on the side of the road, hoping to get a look at the moose, but that actually letting the moose near the cars is very dangerous. If you allow moose to lick salt of your car, you run the risk of them becoming habituated with being around cars, and that's risky not only for the moose but for the drivers too. 

"Moose and cars are not a good mix. If you hit the moose with your car, you take the legs out from under it and it's going through your windshield," Young explained, adding that it is simply best to drive away when you see a moose approaching you. He also stressed that it's important to stay in your car and not interact with the wildlife, especially the moose, who will charge you if they feel threatened. 

"We've been seeing a lot more moose lately. The wolf population is decreasing, which means there's fewer predators and the moose population is going up as a result," Young said. "This also means people need to be respectful and give them space."

And though the wolf population in Canada is decreasing, you can read about 2 new gliders discovered in Australia and and watch an endangered black rhino being born in England.

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The genuine relief-induced laughter as he's looking around at the end is some wholesome gold. Apparently this Canadian legend's name is Mike Ranta, and he's infamous for being a tremendous canoeist. Legend has it that he's paddled across Canada at least three times. Insane. 

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Adorable Moose And Her Two Calves Camp Out In A Backyard

Maybe we should move to Alaska if this is the result! 

Roland Rydstrom from Anchorage, Alaska, has some unexpected but completely welcomed guests during his COVID home office. 

A mother moose and her two adorable calves appeared in his backyard just a bit before 9 am and camped out there all day! And the photo series Rydstrom shared on Facebook proves it was a peaceful and enjoyable time for a mom and her babies. 

Some of the quoted comments below are comments from people on the original post. We just felt the need to share them since they were the perfect commentary. 

Enjoy this peaceful moment! And thank you, Roland Rydstrom for sharing this moment with the world. 

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Eleven Feel Good GIFs

We all know about the doom and gloom daily life on Earth brings us, so lets focus on the good things. Here are eleven GIFs that will make you forget about the bad things, and remember how good life can be. Enjoy!

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Fan Favorite Artist Illustrates Story From Tumblr (And Yes, It's Amazing)

While we absolutely adore @PetFoolery and especially enjoy his Pixie and Brutus series, it's always fun to see something new! @PetFoolery took a hilarious and extremely weird fact from Tumblr and decided to bring it to life. 

Let's just say... it did not disappoint.

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Norway Builds The World’s Biggest Moose Statue Hoping To Reduce The Number Of Moose Hit By Cars

The world's biggest moose sculpture was recently uncovered in Norway. The sculpture towers 32 feet (10 meters) above the ground, and stretches 39 feet (12 meters), and it's located in the county of Hedmark. Via: Design You Trust


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A curious moose wandered into a building at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, few days ago. According to the Associated Press, the female moose entered the building attached to the hospital just like any human patient — through the lobby doors — and then just stood around taking in the décor … and then eating the decor. The large animal munched on a few of the tropical plants by the doors, reports Anchorage Daily News, but didn't seem to take a shine to the ad-hoc salad bar. After tasting a few of the plants, the moose stood inside for a few more moments before seeing herself out. 

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It could happen to you. The one night you forget to lock your doors is the night you put your entire family at risk. Intruders can break in and shit in your basement. Those intruder: Moose. How do we stop them: Undetermined.

Take this Idaho family as a blanket statement for an unnecessary fear that the rest of America should base their foreign policy on. If one moose can break into one house, what's to stop another moose from breaking into another house. 

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According to UPI, "The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Senior Conservation Officer Alex Head responded Saturday night to a Hailey home where a cow moose was reported to be in the finished basement."

Apparently, the moose broke through a window and trapped itself in the basement. When will this madness end? I mean look at all this shit the moose left: 



via Idaho Fish and Game

The moose was eventually set free to bring its reign of terror to the Idaho countryside. The only question now is, when will this western menace strike again.