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X-ray shows sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray. The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant. Dr. Don Harris said the 15-pound male African spurred tortoise named Lola hadn't pooped for a month and began acting sick over... - Posted on October 31, 2014
What happens after a bear wanders into a drugstore? A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of a drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing her into the wild next year. Police scooped the cub into a shopping basket Sunday at a Rite-Aid store in Ashland. Shoppers took video on their smartphones. The Oregon ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it. They call it goofy and wei... - Posted on October 26, 2014
World's tallest cow is taller than most people Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled as their official Guinness World Records photo was taken after the animal was recognized as the world's tallest cow, at 6-foot-4. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought th... - Posted on October 21, 2014
Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, an African gray parrot,... - Posted on October 17, 2014
Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember A teenager and his cat, a principal and her dog, and lasers. They all came together in Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait. It ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, and Schenectady High School Principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne. The 16-ye... - Posted on October 8, 2014
Invading bullfrogs will eat almost anything! An invasion of American bullfrogs that will eat just about anything, including each other, is spreading downstream along Montana's Yellowstone River. They pose a potential threat to native frogs, government scientists say. Bullfrogs were found in surveys along a 66-mile stre... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Wall of walrus: 35,000 come ashore in Alaska What's the plural of walrus? Walrus. Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, accordi... - Posted on October 7, 2014
Ever seen a wirehaired viszla? The wirehaired viszla and the coton de tulear are the latest breeds to be added to the nation's premier dog competition. It's the Westminster Kennel Club show, set for Feb. 16-17. The wirehaired viszla is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian w... - Posted on October 6, 2014
Falcon couldn't see. Now it flies with better eyes. With a huff, and a puff, and a turn of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced Monday afternoon that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now? Banner belongs to Jim and Nancy Cowan at the Ne... - Posted on October 3, 2014