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Five Signs That Spring Is REALLY Here In Grand Rapids

Sure the calendar has clicked to March 21, indicating that the Spring Vernal Equinox has occurred and spring is officially here, but with snow in the forecast later this week, it looks as though spring will be a little late for us in West Michigan.

Here are five signs I look for in Grand Rapids to indicate that spring is REALLY here.

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Bubbles, The Chimpanzee
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Michael Jackson’s Chimp Getting His Own Movie

Michael Jackson’s pet chimp Bubbles is getting his own movie. The film, aptly titled “Bubbles,” will be made using stop-motion animation, and will be told from the chimp’s perspective.

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Are Armadillos Moving To Michigan? [Video]

In addition to the ever present early spring skunk stink and the raccoons taking out power transformers, we now have new rodents to bother us. How delightful. 

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Watch Live Video of Bald Eagles Nesting in Michigan [Video]

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Carbon Media Group have set up a free video stream of a pair of nesting bald eagles. The eagles are at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Benzie County near Beulah.

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Dog Saves Baby Bunny’s Life, And They Become Great Friends [Video]

An adorable video of a dog playing with his tiny new friend has become one of the sweetest viral videos ever.

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Category: Animals, Pets, Videos
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Cyclists Barely Outruns Ostrich [Video]

I don't know why I find this video so hilarious, but I do.

Three guys are cycling in rural Australia, when a huge Ostrich gives chase. The guys pedal their asses off in an effort to out run her, but she has speed AND stamina.

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Category: Animals, News, Videos
Jumping golden retriever puppy
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Kent and Ionia County Animal Shelters Receive Share of Grants Worth $134,998

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division has announced their annual Animal Welfare Fund grants for animal shelters in Michigan.

This year, $134,998 will go to 23 registered animal shelters in Michigan including Kent County Animal Shelter and Ionia County Animal Shelter.

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Cats Attacking The Mail [Video]

You don't need to pick up mail by yourself when you have such helpful cats.

They'll get you your mail in no time...it may be ripped to shreds by the time you get it, but they'll do it.

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Category: Animals, Humor
American Kennel Club Presents The Nation's Most Popular Breeds Of 2015
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Spring Lake Dog Gets Braces, National Fame [Video]

A Golden Retriever in Spring Lake named Wesley was born with a bad set of choppers, but a enterprising veterinarian has come up with a solution: doggie braces.

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Meet Piper, The Super Cool Bird Chasing King of a Michigan Airport [Video]

Piper the dog has the best job in the world. He chases birds off the runway at the Cherry Capitol Airport in Traverse City. For years, he's been a local hero, but thanks to an Instagram post, he's gone nationwide.

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Flo The Skunk Arrives At Edinburgh Zoo
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What’s that Smell? It’s Skunks Mating In Grand Rapids!

After noticing a rank smell in the air of my northest Grand Rapids neighborhood, I discovered that it is skunk mating season. Or lack of mating. Because the smell is from females avoiding male attention.

If only human females had a nuclear option like this...

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Ottawa County Released Top Dog Names of 2015

Move over Spot and Rover! There's a new top dog name in Ottawa County.

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