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Loyal Dog Has Been Waiting By His Owner’s Grave for 10 Years

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Date: August 15th, 2017

dogIt’s been five years since we featured the touching story of Capitan, a loyal German shepherd who refused to leave the side of his owner, even though he had been dead for nearly six years.

Well, believe it or not, the old dog still spends his days waiting by his deceased owner’s grave, 10 years after he passed.

Capitan’s undying loyalty for his master first made headlines in 2012, when local papers in the Argentinian town of Villa Carlos Paz reported that the dog spent every day waiting by the grave of his owner, Miguel Guzmán, who had died in 2006.  More

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Kangaroo punches young boy in the face at wildlife park

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Date: August 15th, 2017

Category: Animals, Nutty News, odd

boyA mother visiting a wildlife park with her family captured video of an annoyed kangaroo punching her young son in the face.

The video, filmed Aug. 1, shows the family visiting the wildlife park in Glen Waverly, a suburb of Melbourne.

The boy attempts to feed an emu while the kangaroo watches close by, and the marsupial appears annoyed when the boy hesitates in holding out the hood.  More

 

 

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New Yorkers report ‘brazen’ rats leaping into strollers for snacks

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Date: August 11th, 2017

ratsNew Yorkers are complaining that rats have overrun some of the city’s parks and are leaping into strollers in search of food.

Residents of New York City’s Upper West Side have told State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal that rats are “everywhere” in areas like Central Park and Riverside Park, CBS New York reported.

“They said that the rats jump into the strollers, so they’re very brazen,” Rosenthal said.  More

 

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Florida couple who were bothered for YEARS by sounds in their attic locate the pest

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Date: August 9th, 2017

Category: Animals, Nutty News, odd

snakeAn Englewood couple who had been bothered by noises in the attic for years were horrified to discover that they were sharing their home not with rats, but a gigantic snake.

Bob and Linda Van der Herchen took a peek in their attic on July 20, hoping to silence the bumps and scrapes that had been bothering them for years.

What they found was a scaly squatter, WFLA reported.

‘Remember the other day when my neighbors called animal control about a snake?’ Linda said on Facebook at the time.  More

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Man jailed for kicking girlfriend’s dog to death after it ‘messed in the house

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Date: August 9th, 2017

kickBruce Elliott was jailed for 19 weeks at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court following the horrific attack on Smudge the Jack Russell.

Appearing in court, the father-of-two complained he would lose his business and his house after details were revealed.

Magistrates heard that the dog was found dying outside of Morrisons supermarket in Denton Park, Newcastle, by a passer-by on October 26 last year.  More

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India’s Sacred Strays

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Date: August 3rd, 2017

indiaLike many other cities around the world, Indian urban communities have large numbers of stray dogs living alongside their human inhabitants.

But canines are not India’s biggest stray problem, cows are.

They cause thousands of road accidents every month, block traffic and spread disease.  More

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Goat missing after walking off ‘goatscaping’ job

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Date: August 2nd, 2017

goatWARWICK, Rhode Island – Police in Rhode Island are asking people to be on the lookout for a goat that wandered off a landscaping job.

Warwick police say the goat, which goes by the names Sammy and Frank, turned up missing during a post-work head count on Tuesday.

He is owned by The Goatscaping Company, based in Plympton, Massachusetts, which offers the ruminants as an alternative to herbicides in the management of vegetation.  More

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Raccoon breaks into Virginia correctional facility

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Date: July 31st, 2017

maskedA small and furry “masked bandit” from Georgia has continued to evade capture after breaking into a Virginia prison.

Staff at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center said the raccoon, aptly nicknamed Bandit, stowed away in a truck delivering a toolbox to the facility and managed to sneak onto the grounds through a small hole, WAVY reported.

Since breaking into the facility, Bandit has made regular appearances near the jail canteen, where snacks for inmates are stored, and has set up a home between two buildings.  More

Bull gets stuck inside truck tire at Iowa ranch

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Date: July 17th, 2017

bullAn Iowa farmer’s show bull ended up in a difficult situation when a truck tire became stuck around the middle of its body.

“I don’t know how he did it, and I don’t know how it’s coming off, but hopefully the guys can figure it out, because I’m not helping with those horns,” the woman filming says in the video.

“Bulls will be bulls and play with things they often shouldn’t,” the ranch said in a comment.  More

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Remains of WWII fighter pilot are found embedded in the roots of a TREE

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Date: July 16th, 2017

Category: Animals

pilotThe family of a WWII fighter pilot who crashed and died during a 1945 mission in Germany had to make peace with the fact that his body was never recovered.

But more than 70 years later, investigators discovered William J. Gray Jr.’s remains embedded in the roots of a tree in Lindau, a small town near the southeast border of Germany, FOX reported.

On Wednesday, his bones were flown back to Seattle, Washington, and the first lieutenant was buried next to his best friend Jim Louvier, who returned home from the war and fulfilled his promise to take care of Gray’s family.  More

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Pet shredded in blender by two men at house party

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Date: July 14th, 2017

blenderTwo men killed a family’s pet gecko by shredding it in a blender during a house party.

Daniel Innes and Jordan McIsaac lifted the lizard out of its cage and put it into a kitchen blender as the householder’s teenage son, who invited them to the party, slept upstairs.

The pair also killed a second gecko, hurled food everywhere, smashed doors, plates and a laptop and urinated on a bed.  More

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Grievance filed over mowing goats at university in Michigan

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Date: July 14th, 2017

goats -KALAMAZOO, Michigan – A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University’s hiring of goats to clear 15 acres of woodland on campus.

Kathi Babbit is the chief steward of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local union.

Babbit wrote in a July newsletter that the grievance had been filed in relation to subcontracting and the unreported use of goats, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported.

The university hired the team of goats after a half-acre trial run last year.  More

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Bear bites sleeping Colorado teen in the head

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Date: July 10th, 2017

Category: Animals, Nutty News, odd

bearWARD, Colorado – (CBS/AP) – A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away.

The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m. to a “crunching sound” with his head inside the mouth of the bear, which was trying to pull him out of his sleeping bag as he slept outside at Glacier View Ranch 48 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said.

The teen punched and hit it and other staffers who were sleeping nearby yelled and swatted at the bear, which eventually left, she said.  More

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Man, dog killed by neighbor angry about pets’ feces in yard

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Date: July 9th, 2017

batesAUBURN, Georgia - A Georgia woman says her husband and a family pet were killed over the weekend by a neighbor “obsessed” about dogs leaving feces in his yard, according to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Larry Russell Bates, 46 (picture), of Auburn, is charged with murder and animal cruelty in the shooting deaths of Paul Allen Wilson, 44, and one of the Wilson family’s dogs.

The Daily Post reported that Auburn police were called to the neighborhood just after 1 a.m. Sunday about a dispute.  More

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Man tries to grab a shark by the tail and immediately gets bitten

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Date: July 9th, 2017

Category: Animals, Nutty News, odd

sharkThe unsurprising moment a shark bites a man after he tried to grab it by the tail was caught on video.

Footage shows two men trying to pull the small tiger shark that was hooked on a fishing line towards the shore near Johnnie Mercer’s pier in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on June 29.

The short clip shows one of the men trying to grab the shark’s tail, but he was unsuccessful and it was able to swim a short distance away.   More

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