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Feb. 18 (UPI) — Firefighters responded to a Pennsylvania lake where two large horses had wandered out onto the ice and fallen through into the freezing water.

The Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder Fire Company responded to the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm near Stroudsburg when the two 15-year-old Clydesdale horses were reported to be struggling in the frigid lake water after wandering out onto the ice.

“There was no way we were gonna pick them up, put them on the ice, and slide them out on a boat,” Chief Leon Clapper, Blue Ridge Hook & Ladder Fire Company, told WNEP-TV.

The firefighters instead broke the ice to create a trench for the horses to be led back to shore.

The owners said the horses, named Wilhelm and Gunther, were recovering well.

“But thank heavens they’re in good shape, eating right away, which is typical of the guys,” said Deborah DiPasquale of Quiet Valley Farms.

“It was good to see they had a good appetite and have them both on their feet. That’s always an important sign for a horse,” she said.



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‘Rarest Penguin On Earth’ Caught On Camera In Antarctica

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New footage from BBC America shows what just might be a one-of-a-kind emperor penguin

Unlike its famous black and white counterparts, this one is covered almost entirely in black feathers ― the result of a rare genetic mutation called melanism. 

“This could be the first-ever footage of an all black emperor penguin,” the clip from BBC Earth’s wildlife show “Dynasties” notes. 

While the mutation may appear from time to time, the dark color makes it easier to spot by predators, making it very unusual for a penguin like this one to survive to adulthood. 

“He or she could be the only one of its kind,” the clip states: 

National Geographic has documented melanism on other types of penguins, especially the king penguins, which appear to have the mutation more often than others.

However, the magazine’s website says it has also found evidence of partial melanism in Adélie, chinstrap, gentoo, macaroni and royal penguins.



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Virginia man surprises wife with $1M winning lotto ticket for Valentine’s Day

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Feb. 18 (UPI) — A Virginia man surprised his wife with a $1 million winning lottery ticket for an early Valentine’s day gift.

Terry Mudd purchased the ticket after forgetting to pick something up from his grocery shopping list, which he said is a regular occurrence, and scratched it off to find he’d won the game’s $1 million top prize.

Mudd decided to surprise his wife, Madonna, with the gift as a Valentine’s present, but gave it to her earlier in an envelope that read “Terry + Madonna’s retirement” after they got into an argument about their finances.

The couple elected to take a one-time cash option of $657,030 before taxes instead of receiving the full million dollars over 30 years.

They recently purchased an RV and plan to travel across the country when they retire, although neither plans to retire in the near future.



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Look: Tractor seized after being used for drag racing in Britain

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Feb. 18 (UPI) — Police breaking up a late-night drag racing session in Britain ended up seizing an unusual vehicle — a speedy tractor.

Amesbury Police said they responded to a report of drag racing motorcycles in Wiltshire and ended up discovering the bikes were racing against a New Holland T6 175 tractor.

Police said the tractor was found to be running on red diesel, a duty-free fuel allowed to be used strictly for agricultural purposes.

“Rather unusual stop for team 1 tonight,” police tweeted. “Tractor stopped after being reported for drag racing motorbikes!”

“Vehicle was seized as the driver couldn’t prove he was insured and was driving on red diesel,” the tweet said.



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