How would you react if you saw this long snake spotted in a Pittsburgh park?

How would you react if you saw this long snake spotted in a Pittsburgh park?

We thank the reptile specialists at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium for identifying the Frick Park snake as a Black Rat Snake.It has since been identified as a black rat snake by reptile specialists at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Escaped dogs put down after mauling great-grandmother to death in her garden

Escaped dogs put down after mauling great-grandmother to death in her garden

Lucille Downer, 85, who had dementia, was pronounced dead at the scene (Picture: West Midlands Police)Two dogs who killed a great-grandmother in a vicious attack in her own garden have been ‘humanely destroyed’.

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Buying lockdown dogs on a whim can lead to trouble, says RSPCA

Dr Samantha Gaines was speaking after a dog attack caused the death of Freddie Mercury the Thames seal this week.As we come out of lockdown, new owners must expose their dogs slowly to new things, the RSPCA said.Freddie the Thames seal put down by vets after dog attack.

What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

In the afternoon, the oldest one throws away all the old seeds and hoovers the drawers, but the mouse returns at night.

You can now buy fancy pet beds that match your own sofa

You can now buy fancy pet beds that match your own sofa

Give your pet bed a stylish makeover (Picture: )There’s also a smaller version of this pink beauty available for £129, which says is perfect for medium-sized animals, such as Jack Russells, French Bulldogs, Beagles or cats.

I’ve developed influencer envy – and the influencer is a dog

I’ve developed influencer envy – and the influencer is a dog

The thing is, this influencer is a dog.When the Fopadib gets hard to handle, the truism that we never know what anyone (or any dog) is going through takes me to a better place – yes, even better than the dental hygienist.

Quiz: What dog should I get?

Quiz: What dog should I get?

These are questions people should be asking themselves, as well as concluding that the time isn’t right for a pet if an animal’s needs can’t be met.If you do think you can make a wonderful home for a dog, though, it’s good to know which breed you should go for.

Chewy sends pet paintings to keep customers from straying

Chewy sends pet paintings to keep customers from straying

But it typically sends them out to those that have pet photos on their Chewy account or have shared one with a customer service agent.Chewy says it rejects artwork that doesn’t look enough like the pet or sends it back to be reworked.

Dalmatian caught by owners playing piano and singing along

Dalmatian caught by owners playing piano and singing along

Dexter is just a ‘big goofy dog who plays the piano’, his owner Esther Mason says (Picture: SWNS) Husband Rob Mason thought his daughter was playing the piano when they initially uncovered their Dalmation’s musical habits (Picture: SWNS) The family pet is the ‘best pianist in the house’ (Picture: SWNS).

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore is mourning the loss of her dog Joni, who died Monday night.Moore, who is pregnant with her first child , also wrote that Joni devoured food and loved her other dog, Jackson, and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith .“To know her, was to love her.

Australian chef whips up Michelin-style meals for his dogs

Australian chef whips up Michelin-style meals for his dogs

You’ll need serious skills in the kitchen to replicate Daniel’s canine dishes — as well as a consultation with a holistic chef (Credits: @chefsanddogs/Jam Press)‘I prep dishes one day a week, which takes around one hour and then just a few minutes to plate up and serve with any other goodies I can find,’ says Daniel.

Woman batch cooks her dog's meals for less than £10 a week

Woman batch cooks her dog's meals for less than £10 a week

Tanya didn’t realise how easy it was to make her own dog food (Picture: @ember_and_rufus / CATERS NEWS)We’re all looking for ways we can cut back at the moment – especially with Christmas just around the corner .

Who's a clever dog? Canine 'genius challenge' to be livestreamed

Who's a clever dog? Canine 'genius challenge' to be livestreamed

Fugazza said that learning names of items appears to be a very different task for dogs than learning commands, with almost all dogs able to do the latter – at least to some degree.

Five free virtual events to join online this week in lockdown

Five free virtual events to join online this week in lockdown

This week alone, there are tonnes of fantastic free virtual events taking place, from a West End musical-themed pet adoption evening, to an online celebration of all things plant-powered.

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

The unnamed victim, from a hospital bed, told the department that she was "surprised to notice the deer following her and then shocked when it attacked, knocking her down and thrashing her with its antlers.".

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

I cuddled and comforted Bolshy when he first came home (Picture: Jen Barton Packer)We met Bolshy as a tiny puppy, along with his siblings and mum, at his breeders’ house in Essex.It’s also very much what love looks like in my human relationships: with my mother, my husband and my children.

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

No, the real sign of the change of seasons is Fat Bear Week, an annual tradition beloved by many.What, exactly, is Fat Bear Week?Here's how to participate in #FatBearWeek: this is an elimination tournament to determine who will be crowned 2020's fattest bear on the Brooks River.

Rescuing a dog in the pandemic: What to expect

Rescuing a dog in the pandemic: What to expect

After what felt like years of pleading (but was probably only weeks) after my 6th birthday, my parents and oldest brother returned home from a breeder with Johann, our German Shepard, who grew to 110 pounds and 5 feet tall on his hind legs.

Two dogs rescued after being left for ‘over two hours’ in sweltering car

Two dogs rescued after being left for ‘over two hours’ in sweltering car

It is understood officers had to smash a window to save the dogs from the sweltering vehicle, which had parked up near Looe Beach on Saturday.A local man, who shared an image of the scene on social media, said the dogs had been left in the car unattended for ‘over two hours’.

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets at home as people return to work post-lockdown

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets at home as people return to work post-lockdown

Half of respondents also said they were worried about leaving their pets at home post-lockdown, with younger people the most concerned about the impact returning to work will have on their pets.