This is the hilarious moment a best man was knocked off his chair when an OWL attacked him during a wedding ceremony.
The barn owl was acting as ring-bearer at Jeni Arrowsmith and Mark Wood's wedding in Cheshire last Saturday when it suddenly went for the best man who is apparently "petrified of anything that flies."
Footage shows the victim - who hasn't been named - diving towards one of his pals at Peckforton Castle, in Tarporley, as he tries to escape his winged attacker.
Friends and family of the couple gasped in delight as the bird glided down the aisle with the rings in a pouch attached to a leg.
But mayhem followed seconds later as the owl took an apparent dislike to the second best man and launched itself at him.
There's always a risk you might inherit something surprising when you move into a new home.
Japanese knotweed, odd property parameters, damp, obnoxious neighbours - there's a long list of things which may slip through the net.
However one man made a heartbreaking discovery in the basement of his new home , which nothing could have prepared him for.
After recently purchasing his new house, the unnamed man, from St Louis, Missouri, found that it already had a four-legged resident.
A helpless dog had been chained up in the basement and let to die in an extremely distressing state.
Location - Brazil
The Indian Krait snake, one of the world's most venomous land snakes, can kill someone in their sleep by causing respiratory failure through the venom in their bite.
A bear was recorded roaming the streets of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He was walking on the porch as residents watched it disbelief.
A snake charmer had a brush with death when his pet python tried to strangle him during a live performance.
The snake charmer had wrapped an adult python around his neck during a show.
But the deadly reptile tightened its grip and began to strangle him.
The man choked and collapsed showing visible signs of distress.
But it took some time for the crowd to realise the incident was not part of the show act and that the man was in serious trouble.
Three men rushed to his help and freed him from the python.
They took him to a local government hospital , where doctors treated him and later referred him to a specialist unit.
The incident occurred at Mau in Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 20. His current condition is unknown.
Rescuers faced a race against time to save dozens of short-finned pilot whales on Friday after more than 150 got stranded on an Australian beach.
More than half of the beached whales had died, said Jeremy Chick, incident controller at Western Australia's conservation department.
Authorities and volunteers were trying to save about 50 still alive on the beach and a further 25 in shallow waters.
The whales beached at Hamelin Bay, 315 km (198 miles) south of the state's capital, Perth.
A monkey with a human face has caused a social media storm with its incredible expressions.
Stunned tourists filmed the primate, which looks remarkably like a distressed man, at Tianjin Zoological Gardens in China.
The cute clip soon went viral on Chinese social media and has been viewed more than 1.5million times since it was uploaded at the beginning of the week.
Shocked viewers couldn't believe how much the money's eyes and mouth shared an uncanny resemblance to a human.
Some even joked whether the primate was actually a zoo keeper.
Warning Graphic Content: A pack of mastiffs dogs are let loose on a boar in Vietnam and mercilessly rip into the animal as people watch for entertainment. The animal abuse is recorded by many of the onlookers.
Cops are hunting a man who shot dead a German Shepherd which was barking in its owner's front yard.
Surveillance video shows a group of men walking past the yard in Green Meadows, in South Los Angeles, at around 10pm on March 9.
As the four men walked past the yard, two dogs rushed up to the gates the greet them, KTLA reports.
Wildlife officials in Florida are investigating a video that appears to show a man dragging an alligator from an ATV.
A mutant calf born with six legs and two bottoms growing from its stomach has stunned farmers.
The cow was pictured in southern China's Chongqing City on March 10.
The animal was reportedly a healthy 15kg when it was born and appears to still be doing well, despite struggling to move with its extra limbs.
Video shows the calf with two extra legs and one extra bottom growing from its stomach area.
The unnamed cow has now reportedly become some what of a tourist attraction in the town, with locals flocking to snap photos with the animal.
A 12-metre long sperm whale washed up on a remote Scottish beach yesterday.
The enormous animal was first spotted by a dog walker taking a stroll on the shoreline between Monifieth and Barry Buddon at 3pm - but could not be saved.
Heartbreaking footage has emerged of the resting place for one of nature's largest creatures.
And visitors have been warned to avoid the area, which is now classed as a biohazard.
The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) team was called after the creature was first spotted, but by the time they arrived it had died.
A bull attacked an unsuspecting woman on the street, throwing her into the air in the Indian city of Bharuch. She was rushed to a hospital, and is currently not in danger. Stray cattle have become a cause of concern on the streets of India, with many owners abandoning aging or unproductive animals after the government banned their sale for slaughter.
A goat dealer in Egypt has this goat up for sale. What he calls it translates to a "Shaman goat" although I don't know what that means. The part that really had me confused, is he says that it will sell for over $10,000.00 and it will give up to 3 liters of milk per day, which left me confused since it's obviously a male.
View what a hunt looks like from the perspective of a cheetah, and find out if these siblings were successful.
Footage shows a man repeatedly slamming a cat carrier into the pavement on March 16 in Nanjing city, East China. The cat inside the pink bag was severely injured and died moments later. The incident has been reported to the police.
A HEARTBREAKING video shows a dog that was so badly neglected and starved it had started to eat his own back legs.
The distressing clip captured the moment desperately frail Capone was rescued from an address in Tranent, East Lothian on Monday.
Capone was was rescued by his former owner, Liam Livingstone, after he got a phone call tipping him off about the state of the dog.
Liam was horrified to discover that his former pet’s weight had dropped from 106lbs to around 20lbs.
The bulldog had been kept in a cage full of his own urine and was so badly starved he had chewed right through to the bone at the top of his thighs.
The new owner, who had had the dog for around a year, had tried to nurse the wounds and the tied Capone’s mouth shut when he snapped at him.
Vets told Liam had suffered “severe neglect” and had not been fed for “a very long time”. Thankfully, it seems likely that Capone will make a full recovery.
On Tuesday, Liam, who lives in Edinburgh, launched a “Justice for Capone” campaign on social media urging the public to be aware of animal neglect.
Three heroic workers at the "Doomsday" site of the world's worst nuclear disaster risked their lives in a remarkable rescue mission - to save a stray dog.
A catastrophic malfunction at the power plant in Chernobyl, Russia in 1986, caused a mass evacuation of local towns around the plant, but some people are still on site, working on the clean-up operation.
More than 1,000 abandoned dogs have learned to survive in the woods around the exclusion zone, descendants of those left behind after the nuclear tragedy when residents were banned from taking their pets to safety.
Many have been befriended by workers who feed them.
However, last week, one of the adventurous animals managed to get up onto the snow -covered roof of the giant protective sarcophagus that covers Reactor 4.
This is the heart-stopping moment a jaguar stalks a giant anteater - only to let it walk away completely unharmed.
Luke Massey and his partner Katie Stacey were floating on a rickety canoe through a cattle ranch in Pantanal, Brazil when they spotted the huge ant bear enjoying a drink.
But the animal had not seen the huge predator pursuing it from behind.
The couple, from Hertford, watched as the anteater turned away from the water and stared straight into the eyes of the jaguar.
But instead of leaping at its potential meal, the big cat sat and watched as its prey wandered off into the rainforest.
The callous killing of a baby kitten has been caught on camera, showing a man telling the animal how cute it is before allegedly stomping it to death.
New Zealand animal rights group Paw Justice uploaded the disturbing footage to Facebook on Monday and asked for followers to identify the man.
They were sent the video by someone who had seen it posted to a closed Facebook group.
With a brisk wind blowing under gray skies, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis stood in front of a farm on Cherry Walk Road trying to describe what he had just seen behind the house.
"The siding — aluminum siding — was eaten off the house, and fiberglass insulation had been pulled out," Lewis said, visibly shaken, on Saturday. "Those horses were so hungry, they had broken the glass sliding doors on the back of the house, trying to get in and find something to eat. There's mud and broken glass all around the back of the house."
More than two dozen dead horses in varying degrees of decay had been discovered at the farm and reported to the sheriff's office Friday morning, which is when an investigation at the 2.13-acre property began. The land is owned by Clayton P. and Barbara L. Pilchard, according to Maryland property records.
Marjie Cancil, who lives near the farm, drove past Saturday afternoon and stopped to see what was happening.
Cancil said she never really got to know Barbara Pilchard, even though they were neighbors for at least 25 years. Cancil said she had been unaware of any possible neglect of the horses.
"I knew they had been struggling financially for awhile," she said, "and I guess that's because her husband has been ill for some time now. I knew her horses sometimes got out and raised concerns, but I've never seen an emaciated horse, never saw any indication anything was wrong."
Jesus this is like a scene from The Walking Dead. A video has gone viral of a starving mob in the town of Palmarito, Venezuela stoning a cow to death for food. Hungry Venezuelans now raiding private ranches in groups to kill cows for meat. This is reportedly happening at other ranches around Venezuela as well: This is reportedly happening at other ranches around Venezuela as well: When the animal finally falls to the ground in the footage, more villagers gather around - presumably to begin the distribution of its meat. According to local media, dozens of cows were killed by the crowds at several different ranches. -- Socialism at work. Who could have predicted this? Another Socialism success story. Send Bernie Sanders to live there so he will shut up about Socialism. -- Socialism. Killing cows with rocks.
Kratu, a cross breed, stole the show at Crufts as he wanders around the obstacle course getting confused by what he's supposed to do.
"Self game drive in Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa we came across a pair of male lions chilling on a hill. A wildebeest was sitting down about 300m away. This lion slowly stalked until close and chased the wildebeest for a few seconds. The video starts after he stopped. "
Brittany Bowman, from Los Angeles, was left in fits of giggles as she grabbed hold of her chest to protect her modesty