Humpback whale ‘knew rescuers were trying to help’ when it was saved from fishing nets for a second time

Just a week ago the whale had to be cut free on the Devon shoreline.

And on Saturday it was caught up in whelk pot lines off a fishing vessel, prompting the RNLI to be called in.

Dan Jarvis of British Divers Marine Life Rescue told the BBC: “Fortunately this time it was a much easier operation and with the experience we had from the last time, it was all done and dusted in about an hour.

“The whale was quite exhausted, but they’re very intelligent animals, so I’d like to think it knew we were trying to help and was very cooperative.”

Cat saves family from fire by biting owner's arm in Alberta, Canada


A cat has saved the lives of its owner after raising the alarm during a fire by biting on her arm.
When a fire broke out in a Clairmont mobile home in Canada the family pet reportedly ran to the adult’s room and woke up a woman.
The woman, a mother-of-two, told the local fire department that their cat saved them.
Woken at 3:30am, the parents and children were able to flee their house and called for help.
Put in touch with the Red Cross, the family are now staying in another property.
Because of the quick-acting cat’s actions firefighters contained the fire to the base of the mobile home and put it out quickly.
County of Grande Prairie fire Chief Trevor Grant told the Edmonton Journal: ‘It’s pretty interesting to see that it was the cat that did alert them that there was an issue’.
No one was injured but speaking to Buzzfeed News Grant said the family were: ‘Pretty happy with their cat. The cat woke them up with enough time, if they hadn’t been notified it could have definitely been a different result.’
The cat, called a ‘hero’, has not been named and neither have his owners.