Video Break

Funny, entertaining and sometimes newsy videos

October 16, 2013
Kangaroo discovered hopping around in airport

A kangaroo was found hopping around an airport in Melbourne, Australia. Wildlife officials were able to subdue and capture the animal

Read the story about the injured kangaroo here

More footage:

October 16, 2013
Surfer gets up close and personal with shark in Manhattan Beach

September 20, 2013
Baby? Puppy? Together? It doesn't get any cuter than this

It's as simple as this: An 8-month-old baby named Ella plays with a 2-month-old golden retriever puppy. Watch as the two little ones get to know each other.


August 30, 2013
Highlights from the Internet Cat Video Festival

August 28, 2013
Whale-seeking kayakers on Monterey Bay get more than they hoped for

August 21, 2013
Introducing the newest member of the Obama family - Sunny

August 13, 2013
Raw: Baby panda meets her mother

Zookeepers in Taipei, Taiwan's zoo introduced a month-old baby panda cub to her mother. The cub is kept in a separate cage due to concerns that her mother might kill or eat her.

July 13, 2013
Long leaps part of State Fair's Splash Dog competition

Candis Amasalian and her Doberman, Legend, were among the participants in the Splash Dog competition at the California Sate Fair on Saturday, July 13.



June 17, 2013
Raw: Florida teen catches ride with whale shark

Chris Kreis of Fort Myers, Fla. was out on the water with his dad and a group of friends when they came across a massive whale shark near their boat. The teen jumped in the water, and briefly caught a ride with the giant sea creature.

June 8, 2013
Bear cub leads cops on chase down Albuquerque streets

A bear cub, possibly looking for a new home after splitting up with its mother, loped along several streets in Albuquerque, N.M., with police in pursuit, before disappearing into the foothills near the streets Black Bear Lane and Black Bear Loop. Really.


June 4, 2013
World's largest shark believed caught off California's coast

It's said to be a 1,300-pound catch off Huntington Beach.

May 25, 2013
Is this super-cute little dog at Sacramento SPCA saying 'I love you'?

To some it just sounds like a little dog making weird noises, but others say this chihuahua at the Sacramento SPCA is spilling the contents of its heart, uttering a plaintive "I love you" from behind the boundaries of its incarceration.



May 23, 2013
The courier and the cat: Meet MJ, the bike riding tabby

A Philadelphia bike courier shows how he and his cat, MJ, see eye to eye when it comes to delivering packages in the city.

First, here's the story behind the duo.

Now, here's the cool video of the courier and the cat.

May 16, 2013
Deer crashes through bus window (he's OK)

A deer crashes through the front window of a bus and runs down the aisle, frightened but without serious injuries. He gets let out the door at his unscheduled stop. Security cameras capture the entire incident.

May 9, 2013
Viral: Clever cat's great bedroom escape

A clever little cat masters the art of opening closed doors to the point where its owners have to lock the bedroom door at night.

April 27, 2013
Raw: Alligator freezes action on fairway at Zurich Classic

Spectators and at least one marshal at the Zurich Classic were startled when an alligator, estimated to be about 12 feet, spent some of the afternoon sunning itself on the left side of the 12th fairway.

April 26, 2013
Sacramento Zoo's tiger cub growing up

The Sacramento Zoo's new tiger cub at week 7. Bahagia and her cub will be inside their den and away from public view while the baby gains strength and coordination. Both should be on display in late May or early June.


April 18, 2013
Cow gets head stuck in wheel well

Cow gets its head stuck in a wheel well, but a group of guys were able to set it free.

April 10, 2013
High-wire walking raccoon is clever

The best high-wire walkers in the world have nothing on a raccoon in Toronto.

April 2, 2013
UC Santa Cruz researchers teach sea lion to boogie

It was previously thought that only animals with "vocal mimicry", such as birds and humans, were able to keep a beat. This sea lion, Ronan, disproves that theory.

March 11, 2013
Mother cares for baby tiger at Sacramento zoo

The Sumatran tigers at the Sacramento Zoo have another offspring. Watch the mother with her cub.

Read about the new Sumatran tiger at the zoo here.

March 2, 2013
Stranded dolphins head from L.A. wetlands back to ocean

Two wayward dolphins have returned to the ocean after being stuck in the Bolsa Chica wetlands near Huntington Beach on Friday.

February 16, 2013
Rescuers free dolphin tangled in fishing line

A dolphin struggling to get loose from fishing line off the coast of San Diego was freed on Friday thanks to the hour-long efforts of a team of rescuers.

January 8, 2013
Candlelight vigil held for elk killed by police officer in Boulder, Colo.

December 29, 2012
Injured dog from Alaska flown to Sacramento for surgery

A seriously injured dog from Alaska got a free flight to Sacramento to get help from the same vets that saved the life of Bodie, the Sacramento K9 officer shot in the line of duty. CBS Sacramento has the report.

December 19, 2012
Tough pigeon in middle of NFL action refuses to leave the field

A hardcore pigeon refuses to leave the field during the Chiefs/Raiders game. If you watch all 7 minutes of the video, the bird nonchalantly avoids several players and then, finally, a crew comes out to catch it.

December 19, 2012
Eagle swoops in and grabs baby in park

An eagle swoops down and snatches a little child playing in a park. Seriously? Some people think it might be a fake, but it looks pretty real.Take a look.

November 30, 2012
Baby, husky singing video goes viral; first dog Bo inspects Christmas display

We try to be selective here at Video Break on animal/baby videos. This one will for sure put a smile on your face. A video of a baby and a pet husky singing a duet has become a major hit on YouTube.

Keeping on the dog theme, first dog Bo inspects White House Christmas decorations

November 1, 2012
A rat that sat on a cat that sat on a dog

My daughter recently encountered Greg Pike and his animals -- a dog, cat and rat who sit on each other - while she was in Laramie, Wyo. Now, there comes a denverpost.com report that the dog has died and the act, which promoted peace among all creatures, is over. But this video of the dog, cat and rat getting along is great. Here it is:

October 26, 2012
Deer crashes into break room, thrashes the place

A deer crashed through the double-paned window and found his way to the break room.

October 20, 2012
Man drags great white shark Into ocean

IA man comes to the aid of a great white shark that got stranded on a beach

October 18, 2012
Bicyclist confronts growing pack of dogs in Greece

This video from Greece shows a bicyclist confronting a group of dogs. They keep coming and coming.

October 17, 2012
The Martini Shot: Zoo chimps torment wayward raccoon

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Watch this (hope you had a better day than this critter) and call it a day.

The chimpanzees at the St. Louis Zoo were caught on tape throwing, and then chasing down, a raccoon that wandered into their enclosure.

October 5, 2012
Stolen puppy is reunited with girl who offered piggy bank's savings for reward

A happy ending for a little girl who was separated from her dog, and offered an reward from her piggy bank, after burglars stole him from her home.

October 3, 2012
Woman photographed riding manatee surrenders

Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez turned herself into authorities after being photographed riding a manatee, an endangered species, off the beaches of Tampa Bay. The pictures were taken by an onlooker, who gave them to police. Ana claims she didn't know that riding manatees was illegal because she's new to the area. Buzz 60 fills you in

September 25, 2012
Raw Video: Dolphin gives birth in Hawaii

On the Big Island of Hawaii, Keo, a dolphin at Dolphin Quest Hawaii, gives birth to a healthy female calf. The birth is captured underwater on video.

Read the story here.


September 20, 2012
Pig saves goat from drowning

You heard that right. Watch the pig jump into the water and save a drowning goat. Check out how fast that little guy is swimming.

September 14, 2012
The Martini Shot: We go wild with a charging elephant nearly crushing a driver and a koala rescued from mine shaft

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap, Here's a two olive martini:

1) Angry elephant charges moving car
A driver in South Africa narrowly escapes being crushed by an angry elephant.

2) Koala takes a fall, then gets out
Students on a field trip in Australia saw a stranded koala in a mine shaft, so they put a tree trunk down the hole to let it climb out.

September 3, 2012
Raw video: Watch the effort to save stranded pilot whales on Florida beach

Only five of the more than 20 pilot whales that came ashore on a South Fla. beach on Saturday have survived, despite a daylong effort by state and national officials, and others to save them. Read the story here.

August 31, 2012
Two-faced cat getting huge Internet following

Venus the two-faced cat is getting a lot of attention on the Internet. She has two distinct fur and eye colors, split right down the middle of her face. There were some doubts that Venus was real, but an appearance on "The Today Show" ended all that. First, Patrick Jones of Buzz 60 gives it a spin. Then, watch the YouTube video raw.

August 30, 2012
The Martini Shot: Stingray nearly jumps out of tank for food

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Just a fun ending to the day: A mother and her baby dangling food over a stingray tank gives them a surprise.

August 23, 2012
From the news reel: Turtle on a wild ride in Oceanside

Police are trying to find whomever was responsible for duct-taping a turtle to several balloons and letting it fly in a San Diego neighborhood. Despite the animal abuse, the turtle was OK.

August 17, 2012
The Martini Shot: Baby can't stop laughing at spraying dogs with hose

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. What a great video to end the day and the work week. Unmitigated mirth is contagious as we see in this video of a baby who can't stop laughing at spraying two dogs with a garden hose.

August 14, 2012
The Martini Shot: Cat falls through ceiling during lecture

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Here's one for you. A cat fell through the ceiling of a university classroom in Costa Rica. I like the way the cat walks back across the front of the classroom toward the end of the video.

August 9, 2012
The Martini Shot: KittyCams and stuck moose

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Here are two animal videos to end the day on. First, did you ever wonder what your cat does when you're not there? In the second video, a Utah deputy frees a moose stuck in a swingset.

Researchers at the University of Georgia armed 55 domestic cats with cameras, known as KittyCams, to learn more about their behavior. Scientists discovered cats hide, kill small animals and even find second families for food and shelter. Learn more about the KittyCam.

Sgt. Lane Findlay isn't usually called out to assist such large creatures as he patrols his beat in the mountains north of Salt Lake City. But this weekend, Findlay found himself face to face with a moose entangled in a backyard swing set.

August 9, 2012
Deer jumps out at competitive motorcyclist during race

Close to the finish line, a competitive motorcyclist encounters a deer. The deer jumps up into the path of the motorcycle. After the crash, the man picks up his cycle and manages to finish first. The report says the deer was unharmed, too.

August 9, 2012
Report: Summer is hatchling season for American crocs

Here is the video version of a popular online AP story. Every summer is hatchling season for American crocodiles at one South Florida nuclear power plant where the imperiled species is thriving. Biologists say crocodiles time their breeding and nesting to correspond with the season. Read the story here.

August 7, 2012
Smoking orangutan is moved to rehab

This 15-year-old orangutan has been smoking for over a decade, thanks to zoo visitors tossing butts into his habitat.

August 3, 2012
Video Break debut: Bulldog gets 500 porcupine quills to the face

It's a big video world out there. We hope you stop here each day to find a handful of selected video gems worth viewing. Come back at 5 p.m. for the "Martini Shot," a Hollywood term that describes the final shot that wraps up the day.

Let's get started with this video of a bulldog that gets 500 porcupine quills to the face. And I thought my dog getting skunked the other night was the worst thing.



About Video Break

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: dcaraccio@sacbee.com. On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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