These animals might want to find a new place to hang.
Bear in a Hot Tub
Mark Hough of Altadena, California, intended to enjoy a margarita in his hot tub in July 2018, but retreated back inside his home when he saw a bear climbing over the fence. Once safely inside his house, he looked out the window and saw the bear enjoying his drink in the hot tub.
The bear eventually left on its own, Hough said.
Watch Out for the Bird
In February 2018, a scarlet ibis decided to make its news debut, landing on the head of San Diego anchor Nichelle Medina. The zoo worker who had brought the creature in for a special segment said the bird simply couldn’t wait to meet the anchors.
A Florida elementary school student's service dog was allowed her very own yearbook picture in 2018. The dog, Linda, assists her owner, Rachel Watton, who has spina bifida and gets around with the help of a wheelchair.
Deer in a House
This poor deer wandered into a New Jersey home in June 2018, but managed to escape with the help of police officers, firefighters and animal control officers. It eventually fled back into the woods.
Boa Constrictor in Washing Machine
In November 2017, a Brazilian woman found a seven-foot-long boa constrictor in her washing machine after her daughter reported that the machine had been making strange noises. The giant snake was removed by the woman’s neighbor and safely released back into the wild.
Dog Hard at Work
Dogs might be man's best friend, but could they be man’s best employee? A golden retriever in Northern Ireland likes to mow the lawn and plow fields with his owner.
A Dragon in the Mail
In June 2018, the Brummet family of San Jacinto, California, got quite the surprise in their delivery of a mountain bike from Walmart - a bearded dragon. While at first startled, the family ended up adopting the reptile as a pet.
Deer in a Train Station
In June 2018, a deer ran loose in a Virginia train station, catching commuters by surprise before running off unharmed.
Candy Thief Squirrel
A Disney World store is not the first place you think you'd see a squirrel, but Brianna Bradshaw and her friend witnessed just that in June 2018. The sneaky squirrel is also a shoplifter, swiping a bag of M&M's.
Deer Crossing the Street
A deer helped her fawn cross the road in Iowa in June 2018, in a scene that was just as adorable as it sounds.
In June 2018, a hungry raccoon scaled a 25-story skyscraper in Minnesota, becoming an instant viral sensation. State wildlife rescuers later released the death-defying mammal into the wild.
In June 2018, a chicken ran loose in Portland only to be picked up by Officer Daniel Trummer, who managed to wrangle the animal safely into his police vehicle. Authorities contacted the owner, and the chicken was able to go home.
Alligator on Campus
On a May 2018 afternoon at Alcorn State University in Natchez, Mississippi, a 9-foot-long alligator was caught on campus. Perhaps the animal just wanted to brush up on his studies? He was later released back into the wild.
In June 2018, a hungry bear broke into a kitchen in South Lake Tahoe, California. The break-in was caught on a home security camera.
Cats like to hang out in some strange places, but the roof of a car as it flies down the Nebraska Highway has to be one of the oddest. In May 2018, a family captured a video of the cat clinging for dear life.
Kangaroos may be known for bouncing around, but hanging out on a South Carolina freeway is certainly new. The animal was spotted in May 2018, and luckily ended up back on the farm from where it had escaped.
Dog Reports on the Weather
Who says dogs can't fulfill their dreams of becoming meteorologists? In May 2018, this adorable pup wandered into the studio during New Hampshire meteorologist Josh Judge's report.
In April 2018, a goose attacked a Michigan high school student golfer who had gotten too close to her nest. The lesson learned? Don't mess with Mother Goose.
Parking Lot Giraffe
A giraffe escaped from Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in Indiana in April 2018, and ran through a parking lot. After a chase that lasted two hours, the animal finally made it home safely.
In April 2018, a young alligator took a stroll outside of a Florida motel. The small reptile was captured by a licensed trapper.
On Easter of 2018, an 11-foot-long alligator was caught swimming in a residential Florida pool. Eventually, officials were able to get the beast out.
Telephone Pole Cat
In March 2018, an Arizona cat was stuck on a telephone pole for more than 24 hours. A kind passerby eventually climbed up and brought the feline safely to the ground.
Cheetah in a Car
A group of tourists on safari at Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park got the scare of their lives when a curious cheetah decided to explore their vehicle. Luckily, no one was injured.
When a bear is hungry, nothing can stop it from finding some carbs. A Lake Tahoe bear made its way into a home in May 2018, and stole food before authorities got him out of the house safely.
Rogue Sled Dog Team
A sled dog team raced down the highway in Fairbanks, Alaska, in March 2018 without a driver and caused quite the scene. The dogs were later returned to their owner.
Backyard Crocodile Lizard
In November 2017, a California man found an exotic crocodile monitor lizard in his backyard. The reptiles are native to the New Guinea rainforests, so it was quite the unlikely place to spot the creature.
This little rodent hitched a ride on an Alameda County sheriff's cruiser in February 2018.
Angry Escalator Rat
An aggressive rat terrorized mall shoppers on an escalator in the Philippines in February 2018. The video of the lunging rat quickly went viral.
Fat Raccoon in a Sewer Grate
A poor raccoon who is a little on the hefty side got stuck in a Chicago sewer grate in November 2017. The chubby fellow was safely rescued.
Elephant on Vacation
Sometimes you just have to get away. An elephant in China nonchalantly stepped over a checkpoint and into Laos in January 2018. He wandered around for a bit before returning home on his own.
A California pig named Pickles loves to surf and hang on the beach. Pickles learned to surf in 2017, and also enjoys hiking and sunbathing.
Opossums Under the Hood
These opossums, looking for warmth, made their home in a someone's car.
California corgi Zira has a bullseye around one of her eyes, so it only makes sense that she gets excited whenever she goes to Target.
Cat on Horseback
A cat and horse in England are best friends, and the cat often rides around on the horse’s back. The owner says they often nuzzle together.
Cat in a Fireplace
In December 2017, a Texas cat was stuck in a fireplace, and gave her owner quite the scare. The cat was eventually rescued.
Chickens Crossing the Road
Turns out, the chicken really did need to cross the road. In early January 2018, about two dozen California chickens fell off the back of a truck and were helped across a busy road by police. Unfortunately, two did not survive.
A New York City studio offers "goat yoga," where young goats hop onto the backs of clients.
Hawk in a Car
A hawk ended up stuck in the grill of a California car for more than 30 miles in 2017. The hawk was taken to a local rehab center and treated for a broken leg.
Alligator in Garage
In November 2017, a Florida family found an 8-foot-long alligator in their garage. Florida Fish and Wildlife removed the animal from the Naples home.
A drunken opossum had to go through detox after breaking into a Florida liquor store in November 2017 and downing a bottle of alcohol. It was safely released back into the wild with a likely hangover.
Deer in School
In 2017, a deer was seen running around the halls of a Mississippi middle school. Thankfully, no students were injured, and the frightened deer exited the school and ran back into the woods.
Bobcat in a Car Grill
A Virginia bobcat was forced to go on an unwanted, 50-mile ride in 2017 after getting stuck on the grill of a car. The unsuspecting motorist didn't notice the big cat until she'd parked. The animal later made a full recovery at a local wildlife center.
In 2018, a squirrel in Alaska stole a doughnut from a cop in a parking lot and ran off with the tasty treat.
Bears Love Taco Bell
In November 2017, three bears were seen outside of a California Taco Bell. It’s not clear what they ordered, but they eventually wandered off.
African Elephants in Tennessee
In November 2017, three African elephants were seen grazing on the side of a highway in Tennessee. The exotic animals had been evacuated from a truck they were riding following a fire. The animals and truck driver were uninjured.
Cat on a Cliff
In November 2017, a California house cat escaped her home and managed to get stuck on a 100-foot cliff. In an intense rescue mission, the feline was saved and returned home.
A Florida family found an alligator on their porch in November 2017. The alligator lounged outside their door before wandering off.
Cat Stuck Between Doors
In March 2018, a small cat was found stuck between two automatic doors at a hotel in England. The animal was rescued and immediately taken to the vet.
Raccoon in a Dumpster
In March 2018, a Florida woman saved a raccoon from a dumpster seconds before a garbage truck arrived to haul the trash away.
Dog on a Roof
In May 2018, a husky was rescued from a roof in Wells, Maine. The fire department arrived and helped the dog through a window.