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Lost New Mexico Kitten Ends Up in Maine

UpdatePosted 11/21/2014 12:50PM

The Daily Treat: Lost New Mexico Kitten Ends Up in Maine

Originally posted 11/21/2014 11:20AM

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

The female kitten, named Spice, was turned in to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook earlier this month by a man who found her inside a duffel bag outside a Portland thrift store.

Spice's owner was tracked though an implanted microchip to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jennifer Brown of the Animal Refuge League tells the Portland Press Herald she talked to the owner, who said Spice bolted on Halloween when she opened her door for trick-or-treaters.

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Aggressive Groundhog Charges at New Hampshire Man

UpdatePosted 11/20/2014 06:20PM

Aggressive Groundhog Charges at New Hampshire Man

Originally posted 11/19/2014 03:30PM

A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him.

Gary McGrath of Hampton tells WMUR-TV the groundhog got close, so he pushed him back with his foot Tuesday. But the animal returned. McGrath said he gave him a harder kick and closed the garage door.

But the groundhog sneaked through another opening – and McGrath ended up running to the front door.

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Rancher's Dog Hops on Moving Ambulance to Stay Close to His Owner

UpdatePosted 11/17/2014 11:55AM

The Daily Treat: Rancher's Dog Hops on Moving Ambulance to Stay Close to His Owner

Originally posted 11/17/2014 11:00AM

A dog named Buddy didn't wait for an invitation when his 85-year-old owner had to go to the hospital.

Four-year-old Buddy hitched a ride on the outside of the ambulance carrying Texas rancher J.R. Nicholson to Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

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Yikes! Dozens of Bats Invade Utah Courthouse

Yikes! Dozens of Bats Invade Utah Courthouse

Originally posted 11/03/2014 06:25PM

Order is being restored to the courthouse in St. George with the removal of dozens of bats from the building.

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Why Did the Tortoise Get Sick? Because It Swallowed a Turtle!

UpdatePosted 10/29/2014 12:55PM

Why Did the Tortoise Get Sick? Because It Swallowed a Turtle!

Originally posted 10/29/2014 10:55AM

Talk about meta!

A Miami vet, tending to a sick tortoise, made an ironic discovery after an X-ray revealed that the pet had swallowed a small turtle pendant, ABC News reports.

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Horse Rescued from Pool at Suburban Phoenix Home

Horse Rescued from Pool at Suburban Phoenix Home

Originally posted 10/28/2014 09:30PM

A horse in suburban Phoenix needed rescuing after it led itself to water and did more than just drink.

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Cat Gets Drunk to Avoid Antifreeze Poisoning (No, Really)

Cat Gets Drunk to Avoid Antifreeze Poisoning (No, Really)

Originally posted 10/25/2014 08:15AM

Sometimes, a stiff drink is the only answer. Even if you're a cat.

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Look Out! 6-Ft. Long Pet Boa Constrictor Escapes in Ohio

Look Out! 6-Ft. Long Pet Boa Constrictor Escapes in Ohio

Originally posted 10/22/2014 02:40PM

A 6-ft.-long pet boa constrictor accidentally slithered away from its Ohio owner on Sunday, and local police are currently on the lookout for the creature.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the snake escaped from its owner in Delhi Township over the weekend while it was outside being fed; the owner later realized it "wandered off."

The report says that the Department of Agriculture advised that this type of snake – which is permitted as a pet in Ohio – tends to scurry away from people or commotion. But authorities also caution that the snake will want to snuggle somewhere warm in cold temperatures, so home snake checks are advised.

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The Daily Treat: Finally, There Is a Twerking Turtle

Originally posted 10/20/2014 06:00PM

You know what to do with that big fat shell.

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Polar Bear Breaks into Home in Alaskan Village

UpdatePosted 10/16/2014 12:45AM

Polar Bear Breaks into Home in Alaskan Village

Originally posted 10/15/2014 11:30AM

Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week.

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