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Wacky Animal Stories
Originally posted 11/25/2014 03:15PM
It was more than a drop in this bucket: A stray puppy with a plastic jug stuck on his head has been rescued – and freed from his headpiece.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 10/25/2014 08:15AM
Sometimes, a stiff drink is the only answer. Even if you're a cat.
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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