When Animals Encounter Humans: Habitat Loss Stories, Both Tragic and Comic

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One hot day in Lincoln, Montana a moose decided to cool off -- and logically headed for the nearest body of water. In this case, it happened to be a child's swimming pool.

According to the BBC, "large animals are often hit hardest by loss of habitat because they need large areas in which to have a healthy breeding population."

From foxes jumping on trampolines to a drunken badger disrupting traffic, to the tragic case of two polar bears in Iceland, these 10 stories show what happens when humans encounter large animals. Sometimes these encounters have happy endings. And sometimes, when large animals encounter the biggest invasive species of them all -- man -- the consequences are deadly.

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