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  • Police Search For ‘Mad Pooper’ Who Dumps And Runs

    09/20/2017 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 09-19-2017 | Staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for a woman who has been seen repeatedly defecating in a neighborhood while out running. Cathy Budde says her kids saw the woman mid-squat and came running back in the house to tell her. “They are like, ‘There’s a lady taking a poop!’ So I come outside, and I’m like … ‘are you serious?'” Budde said to the runner. “‘Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?!’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry!'” Budde says the runner is doing it in her neighborhood at least once a week for...
  • ‘It’s nasty, it’s disgusting to me’: Angry woman abuses military veteran after he brought his...

    09/19/2017 9:23:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 166 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 19, 2017 | Rod Ardehali For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: ‘It’s nasty, it’s disgusting to me’: Angry woman abuses military veteran after he brought his PTSD dog inside restaurant Shocking footage captures the moment a woman rages at a military veteran after he brought his PTSD dog inside restaurant. Workers and diners queued up to defend the serviceman who remained silent during the unpleasant verbal onslaught. Holding the lead, the veteran stands near his dog, which appears to be a Great Dane mix with an official military coat wrapped around its body. The animals help victims of serious injury or accident feel safe during potentially difficult social situations....
  • 5 pets also killed in house explosion to cover up wife's homicide, police say

    09/18/2017 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer
    MADISON, WI - Five pets were also found dead in the rubble of a house that was intentionally exploded by a husband who police believe killed his wife. Steven Pirus is in custody for allegedly shooting his wife and attempting to cover up the crime with a house explosion, according to Madison police. Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain said Monday three dogs and two cats were also found dead during the explosion investigation. The couple's home on Stratton Way exploded Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials found the body of 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus among the rubble. An autopsy by the Dane...
  • Oklahoma dog credited with slowing down burglary suspect

    09/18/2017 3:25:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 | K. QUERRY
    What a good girl! A Tulsa family credits their Golden Retriever with helping to slow down a burglary suspect. Kevin Coley and his wife, Barbara, adopted a Golden Retriever about seven years ago and named her Brandi. Since then, they say Brandi has always been loving and affectionate toward everyone; never showing any signs of aggression. However, a burglary suspect got the worst of the dog when he decided to jump into the Coley’s back yard. After breaking into a neighbor’s home, police told FOX 23 that two burglary suspects split up to try and find hiding spots. Ron Johnson...
  • Koala Survives 10-Mile Ride Clinging to Four-Wheel Drive Axle

    09/17/2017 8:12:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    A koala in Australia survived a lengthy trip while clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive vehicle. The driver was unaware of the koala clinging to his wheel throughout the 10-mile journey through Adelaide until he stopped his car after being flagged down by other motorists. He then heard the animal's cries coming from underneath the vehicle and called the Koala Rescue Hotline, which sent rescuer Jane Brister to the scene. Brister then contacted Metropolitan Fire Service to help remove the vehicles wheel to free the koala. "I could smell her burnt fur," Brister told The Guardian. "It would...
  • Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years

    09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | James Fanelli
    It’s tarmac-to-table dining. The Canada Geese that plague the city’s airports may have a bullseye on their backs but they’ve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned. The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
  • Monstrous 1-ton ocean sunfish caught in Russia's far east, thrown to the bears (PHOTO)

    09/17/2017 3:51:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    The group of Sakhalin fishermen did not expect to find the Lovecraftian monster in their nets as they took to the sea for smaller fry on Saturday. The enormous fish, considered a delicacy in some cultures, proved to be a dead weight as it didn't make it to the shore fresh. Russian fishermen pulled a 1,100 kg ocean sunfish which got stuck in their net in the waters near Iturup island, according to Sakhalin info. Also known as moonfish and mola, the bizarre-looking creature is the heaviest bony fish on Earth.“There has been no such specimen that I can remember;...
  • Contribute to this poll: Would you buy Hillary's book?

    09/17/2017 10:36:04 AM PDT · by upchuck · 73 replies ^ | Sept 17, 2017
    Current stats, as of 1:30PM, Sep 17, 2017: Would you buy Hillary's new book, "What Happened"? Yes, I would buy it: 1% No, I wouldn't buy it: 36% Hell no! I will not buy it: 63%
  • AZ man played with a rattlesnake, got bit in the face

    09/17/2017 9:42:56 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 32 replies
    12News (KPNX) A TEGNA Company ^ | September 16, 2017 | Nico Santos
    Victor Pratt has been in the hospital since Sept. 1 after a rattle snake bit him in the face. Two weeks later, and the wound is still difficult to look at. "It makes your brain smash," Pratt said, trying to describe what the pain felt like. He was able to keep his cool enough to pry the snake's jaw off him and get to a hospital in Coolidge, where the incident happened.
  • Mysterious Fanged Sea Creature Washes Ashore During Hurricane Harvey

    09/15/2017 10:38:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Like a mix between a shark and an earthworm ripped from someone’s nightmares, the mystery sea creature that washed ashore in Texas during Hurricane Harvey appears to have been identified. Preeti Desai, social media manager with the National Audubon Society, tweeted photos of the fanged, faceless body after finding it on a beach in Texas City, which lies along the Gulf Coast near Galveston. Desai posted the photo with the challenge, “Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this??” She also noted that there was a drinking straw in one of her photos, giving people an idea of the creature’s...
  • Don’t Take Selfies With Bears, Aspen Police Warn

    09/15/2017 10:36:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    Video of a mother bear and her two cubs climbing down a tree in the middle of Aspen, Colorado went viral earlier this week, prompting police to issue a warning about trying to photograph the wild animals. When the bears came down from the tree on the Hyman Avenue mall, police said there was a "fairly large crowd of photo-takers and those that insisted on trying to get close enough to take selfies." Police said one woman walked up to the bears -- while carrying her child -- to get a selfie. Police said when the bear and her cubs...
  • Rare Jaguar Spotted in Arizona Mountains

    09/14/2017 12:48:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Thursday, September 14th 2017 | Carolyn Yaussy
    The Center for Biological Diversity released video of a wild jaguar caught on a trail cam in the Chiricahua Mountains. The jaguar appears to be the same one that was photographed in November 2016 in the Dos Cabezas Mountains, according to a news release. Students at the Paolo Freire Freedom School in Tucson named the jaguar "Sombra." Researchers said that these images taken seven months apart are good evidence that the animal has made southern Arizona its home. The center said jaguars have been photographed in the United States for the past 20 years. Three jaguars have been spotted in...
  • Video: Cat Squares Off With Reindeer in Sweden

    09/14/2017 10:43:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 September 2017 | Lee Roden
    An incredible video from northern Sweden has captured the moment a lonely reindeer met a cocky cat – but the latter decided it wasn't in the mood to play. Sylvia Hedenström filmed the encounter at her Burträsk summer house in August when the reindeer wandered into her garden and was met by her pet Spiffan. "I didn't believe it. I stood there and thought the cat doesn't understand what's going on, that there's a reindeer in front of it. Then she tried to scare it away and mark her territory," the cat’s owner laughed. "Spiffan doesn't like any other animals....
  • N.C. woman creates spray to attract a Bigfoot. Have a camera ready, she advises

    09/14/2017 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    News Record ^ | 9/14/17 | Tribune News Service
    [snip] A North Carolina-based wife and mother has home brewed a spray that she says can attract any Bigfoot within a mile and a half. Sold at $7 per bottle, the “environmentally friendly” Bigfoot Juice also doubles as a bug spray, says creator Allie Megan Webb, who runs Happy Body Care out of Marion. “How do you know it works?” asks Webb, laughing. “That’s a tough question. I guess I could ask how do you know it doesn’t work?” There is anecdotal proof her spray does, in fact, attract a Bigfoot. Field tests have been done, she says, and they...
  • Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos tortoise

    09/14/2017 8:10:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 09-14-2017 | Staff
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Scientists in Ecuador's Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a tortoise species believed extinct since the 1800s. The Chelonoidis elephantopus lived on Floreana Island and was captured by seamen in large numbers for food during long journeys across the Pacific. The species is thought to have disappeared shortly after Charles Darwin's celebrated visit to the treasured archipelago. But a group of international scientists who collected 1,700 blood samples from tortoises on Isabel Island farther north during a research expedition in 2012 made a surprising discovery: 80 had genetic traces of the lost species. "This is a...
  • Venezuela's 'Plan Rabbit' encounters 'cultural problem'

    09/14/2017 4:42:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | September 14, 2017 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has devised a "rabbit plan" to counter the economic war he says is being waged against his government by "imperialist forces". The president urged crisis-hit Venezuelans to breed rabbits and eat them as a source of animal protein. Venezuela is facing record levels of child malnutrition amid persistent food shortages. An opposition politician said the plan was "a bad joke".
  • Aggressive Yellowjackets Breaking Records in Much of Bay Area

    09/13/2017 11:20:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Aggressive yellowjacket populations are booming this year in the Bay Area as reports of complaints about nests hit records in many areas. For breaking news get our mobile app for free from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Winter rains produced plenty of insects to eat, which helped wasp nests thrive, insect experts say. Hot September weather, like the Labor Day heat wave, spurred the insects to hunt more aggressively for food, increasing the opportunities for human encounters of a painful kind. Vector control districts in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Mateo counties have received record numbers...
  • Coyote Survives 20-Mile Ride Embedded in Car's Grille

    09/13/2017 1:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A coyote with all the luck of Wile E. tried to scamper across a road in Alberta, Canada, ahead of a speeding car. It didn't make it. The driver, Georgie Knox recounted last week's incident on Facebook. She was driving to work when she "heard a crunch" and thought the unfortunate animal was goner. But at a stoplight near her workplace, a construction worker informed Knox that there was in fact a coyote "embedded in my car."
  • Mystery as monster sea creature washes up on beach after Hurricane Harvey

    09/13/2017 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | 13th September 2017 | By Anders Anglesey
    A MYSTERIOUS sea beast has stunned experts after it was discovered on the shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The freakish creature was spotted decaying on a US beach in Texas City, Texas, once the superstorm had cleared. The monster – similar to something from horror movie It – can be seen in photos with its fangs and tail trailing across the sand. Preeti Desai, from the National Audubon Society, found the monster lying on the empty beach. FREAK OF NATURE: The sea beast washed up on the Texas shore following Hurricane Harvey ====================================================================== She said: “We were on...
  • The Few, The Proud…….The Dogs Of 9/11

    09/12/2017 7:29:06 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 8 replies
    The Conservative Tree House/The Last Refuge ^ | September 11, 2017 | Menagerie
    We have all heard that heroes come in all shapes and sizes; sometimes the most unassuming person rises to the occasion and meets the challenge. And sometimes it is a very special type of animal, a rescue dog. In the aftermath of 9/11 [attacks], the world’s largest deployment of rescue dogs were used to search for survivors, working tirelessly with their handlers, searching the ruins, and according to witnesses, giving great comfort to the workers. ~snip~ Here is a touching quote from the rescue scene: “I volunteered to serve food to the workers at Ground Zero after 9/11. There were...