LYTTON, British Columbia (UPI) -- A fishing tour guide and his guests captured a massive 600-pound sturgeon while out on a tour in Canada.
River Monster Adventures shared photos of guide Nick McCabe, 19, and the 10 foot long fish known in the area as "Pig Nose."
"Do you believe in monsters? We sure do! Our guide Nick McCabe and guests brought ...Read more
ELKHART, Wis. (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man is facing a stalking charge after he allegedly mailed a live ball python to his ex-girlfriend.
The Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office said Eric Burrows, 37, of Elkhart Lake, made numerous threatening phone calls and emails to his ex-girlfriend and even sent threatening letters to her employer and ...Read more
VICTORIA, British Columbia (UPI) -- A 5-foot long corn snake in Canada was finally captured after city crews spent more than a week trying to remove it from a drain.
The City of Victoria shared a photo of a worker holding the infamous snake which defied several attempts to be removed from the drain.
"It's official, no more snake in the drain,"...Read more
CANON CITY, Colo. (UPI) -- Wildlife officer in Colorado helped rescue an owl which became stuck after its wings got caught on a barbed wire fence.
Fremont County Sheriff's Office shared photos of Division of Wildlife Officer Holder carefully removing the trapped owl from the fence.
"Officer Holder responded and was able to get the owl out of ...Read more
HOUSTON (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas released video of a woman running around in toll road traffic to try to rescue a loose kitten.
The Harris County Toll Road Authority released video showing the woman holding a towel while chasing the kitten Tuesday around the Sam Houston Tollway, Beltway 8, at Westview.
The video shows seemingly frustrated...Read more
CHICAGO (UPI) -- A retired Chicago bus driver revisiting his past with a ride on public transport ensured he would stay retired by scratching off a $2 million lottery ticket.
Roy Pittman, 71, a lifelong Chicagoan who recently retired from his job as a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver, said he was riding a bus home from the store when he ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A woman trying to sell insects on a New York City subway train threw them into the air and began screaming after possibly being punched by a fellow rider, witnesses said.
The woman, who has not been identified, entered the busy D train in Manhattan about 6 p.m. Wednesday and began trying to sell crickets and worms to ...Read more
CRAWCROOK, England (UPI) -- A British woman who turned 105 said she was pleased with the outcome of her birthday wish -- a visit from a squadron of "burly" firefighters.
The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service posted photos to Facebook showing the firefighters surrounding Ivena Smailes as she celebrated her special day at Addison Court Care ...Read more
In the Shadows of the Oaks: An Urban TaleFrank Settineri
This is a love story between Sean, Landi and Brenda, the latter who were once best friends and now are indelible enemies.
As their relationships spin out of control the surrounding urban community races out of control, besieged by the murder of a black youth by a white policeman, a ...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) -- A stowaway cat was found hiding underneath a seat on a flight between Ottawa and Vancouver on Thursday morning.
Passenger Kath Thompson shared a photo of the black cat, discovered by a flight attendant on the Air Canada flight.
"Look who we found under our seats on AC189," she wrote.
Thompson told UPI the ...Read more
BOSTON (UPI) -- A bear in Massachusetts was caught peering close up for a "selfie" into a camera on a conservation property.
The Trustees shared the field camera image of the curious bear as it pressed its nose up to the camera showing only its eyes in the distance.
"We couldn't resist posting this 'extreme close-up' (bear selfie?) captured by...Read more
KOSTROMA, Russia (UPI) -- A Russian driver's dashboard camera captured the moment a moose ran across a road and crashed into a metal fence.
The video shows the moose running across a busy road Monday in Kostroma and managing to avoid colliding with any of the moving vehicles.
The moose's good luck appears to be short-lived, however, as it ...Read more
SALAMANCA, N.Y. (UPI) -- Police in New York are seeking a man dressed in a mash-up of different superhero costumes in connection to a beer theft at a local convenience store.
According to WKBW, a man wearing a Batman costume and Captain America mask stole two 18-packs of Budweiser valued at $33.18 from a convenience store on Tuesday afternoon. ...Read more
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. (UPI) -- A grandmother in Illinois proved she was still young at heart by participating in a drinking game on her 100th birthday.
Trevor Pope shared video of his grandmother successfully tossing a ping pong ball into a cup during a celebratory game of beer pong.
"My grandma just turned 100...she's still crushing beer ...Read more
MANDEVILLE, La. (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana said they were called to a highway for a "jaywalker who refused to move" -- a large alligator.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post driver Sara Poynot called authorities about 4 a.m. Tuesday to report an alligator blocking the road on Highway 190 near ...Read more
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (UPI) -- A fisherman in the Philippines had what is believed to be the world's largest natural pearl hidden underneath his bed for 10 years.
Puerto Princesa City Tourism Officer Aileen Cynthia Maggay-Amurao shared a photo of the nearly 75 pound pearl, as she had sought help from gemologists to have it certified for ...Read more
NEEDVILLE, Texas (UPI) -- A professional snake wrangler captured a deadly king cobra in Texas 9 hours after it escaped from its owner's barn.
Jared Zellars, 23, who owns numerous exotic pets, said he discovered the 8-foot-long venomous snake was missing from his Needville barn enclosure about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
"I usually use hooks, I double ...Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) -- Police in Oklahoma said a drug-sniffing dog found five bags of methamphetamine hidden inside a box of Twinkies snack cakes.
The Oklahoma City Police Department said officers pulled over a vehicle with out-of-state plates Sunday when it was seen weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 40 while the driver appeared to be...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) -- A Tennessee man turned a work trip into a $1 million prize when he bought a winning lottery ticket while in North Carolina.
Charles Rollins stopped by the Pinedale Food Mart while working on a construction project when he decided to buy a pair of lottery tickets.
"I was just going to get a Powerball ticket," he said. ...Read more
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (UPI) -- A Colorado police department said a 300-pound bear was relocated after spending two days camped out under a resident's porch.
The Breckenridge Police Department said in a Facebook post officers assisted Colorado Parks and Wildlife with tranquilizing the animal and removing it from beneath a homeowner's deck, where ...Read more
NOOSA HEADS, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian man out for a jet ski ride captured video of his encounter with a massive tiger shark he found hooked to a barrel line.
Jonah Cooper posted a video to Facebook showing the tiger shark he spotted swimming under his jet ski off Granite Bay in the Noosa National Park area.
"Tiger shark checkin' me out...Read more