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'Aggressive' llama on the loose in Colorado

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(UPI) An "aggressive" spotted llama was found wandering loose in Colorado on Tuesday.

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas shared a photo of the wayward llama, while warning residents to stay away from the loose animal.

"This llama lost its mama at Bobcat Ridge," the city said in a Facebook post Tuesday. Please don't approach -- she is ...Read more

Fare-evading raccoon sneaks into Philadelphia train station

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(UPI) A mischievous raccoon snuck into a train station in Pennsylvania without paying its fare, railway officials said.

The Port Authority Transit Corporation Speedline shared a photo of the sneaky raccoon that was spotted making its way down the stairs of the Philadelphia station.

"We're aware of this furry fare evader at 8th Street," PATCO ...Read more

Michigan man spots squirrel eating pizza on tree branch

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(UPI) An impressed Michigan man started recording video when he spotted a squirrel in a tree munching on a giant slice of pizza.

The man captured video of the squirrel this week when he spotted it nibbling on the slice of pizza while sitting on a tree branch.

"The squirrel's got a whole piece of pizza in the tree," the man says in amazement.

...Read more

India government plans world record-breaking Diwali lamp display

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(UPI) The government of a state in northern India is planning a record-breaking lamp display in celebration of a religious holiday.

Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, plans to break a Guinness World Record set by jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by lighting 171,000 oil lamps to celebrate the Hindu holiday of ...Read more

Wild monkey strikes up unusual friendship with cow

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(UPI) Residents of a town in India captured video of the unusual friendship between a cow and a wild monkey that visits the bovine every day.

Locals in Tohana, Haryana, said the monkey comes to visit the cow every day in the evening near a taxi stand in the town.

A video recorded of one of the pair's recent hangout sessions shows the monkey ...Read more

Alaska officer removes alligator that grew too large for bathtub

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(UPI) Police in Alaska said an animal control officer responded to a home to take custody of a pet alligator that had grown too big for its bathtub.

The Wasilla Police Department said in a Facebook post the animal control officer "typically handles loose dogs and cats, with the occasional rogue chicken thrown in."

"Yesterday was a first for ...Read more

Child's Popsicle request leads mom to $750,000 lottery win

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(UPI) A California mom said her child's request for a Popsicle set off a series of events that ended with her winning a $750,000 lottery jackpot.

Mai Thao told California Lottery",nw} officials she was out and about with her kids recently when one of them requested a frozen treat.

Thao said she stopped at the Golden Feather Marketplace to ...Read more

Police seek owner of three little pigs found running loose

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(UPI) Police in Idaho are trying to find the owner of three little pigs found running loose in a neighborhood.

The Caldwell Police Department said Animal Control Officer Townsend was dispatched to the neighborhood Tuesday on a report of three piglets running loose.

The porcine trio was apprehended safely and police are now trying to find their...Read more

Google's parent Alphabet testing burrito deliveries by drone in Australia

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(UPI) Google's parent company Alphabet has teamed up with a Mexican restaurant and a pharmacy chain to test drone deliveries in Australia.

Alphabet's Project Wing shared an update announcing it has been conducting tests in southeastern Australia to deliver burritos and medication directly to customers' back yards.

"Guzman y Gomez, a Mexican ...Read more

Dog praised for protecting 10-year-old from rattlesnake

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(UPI) A California family said their boxer dog is recovering from a rattlesnake bite she incurred while defending her 10-year-old owner.

Anthony Borquez said his stepson, Cole Lewis, was walking with his mother and the family's dog, Nala, on Sunday when they encountered a snake in their Lancaster neighborhood.

Lewis said Nala faced-off with ...Read more

World's strongest man folds frying pan, lifts British TV host

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(UPI) The world's strongest man demonstrated his extraordinary strength on television by folding a frying pan and lifting a host.

Eddie Hall, also known as The Beast, appeared on BBC Breakfast where the hosts challenged him to bend a frying pan in half.

Hall, 40, stood and pressed the pan onto his leg as he astounded the hosts by rolling it in...Read more

Naval officer wins 'Jeopardy!' with only $1

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(UPI) A returning Jeopardy! champion managed to come out on top for a third night in a row, but with an unusual distinction -- he won only $1.

Manny Abell, a naval officer from Lacey, Wash., managed to best his competitors on Tuesday night, but he ended up winning just $1 when all three players missed the Final Jeopardy question.

"What country...Read more

Alligator captured at elementary school during morning drop-off

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(UPI) Wildlife catchers were called to a South Carolina elementary school to capture a 7-1/2-foot alligator that planted itself in the school drop-off line.

Matt Kraycar of K&K Wildlife Services of Bluffton said he was called Tuesday morning to Bluffton Elementary School at the same time his wife was dropping their two children off at the ...Read more

Missouri car thief may have left his wallet behind

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(UPI) A Missouri car thief who stole a laptop computer and a gun may have left behind an important clue -- his wallet.

Taylor Buttry said she finished working a 12-hour shift at Mercy Hospital in Springfield and came out to the parking lot to discovery her Toyota Camry was missing.

Police later found the car abandoned at a corner in south ...Read more

Woman brings horse for stay at pet-friendly hotel

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(UPI) A Canadian woman tested the limits of a hotel's "pet-friendly" policy by checking in her horse while traveling to Kentucky for a competition.

Lindsey Partridge shared video of herself and her retired thoroughbred horse Blizz at the check-in desk of a Super 8 motel in Georgetown.

"Checked in for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred ...Read more

Turkey crashes through window of orthodontist's waiting room

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(UPI) A turkey that crashed through the window of a Rhode Island orthodontist's office and took a seat in the waiting room was safely removed.

Pezza Orthodontics, operated by father-and-son orthodontists Drs. Joseph and Gregory Pezza, posted a photo to Facebook on Monday showing the turkey resting in a waiting room chair after crashing through ...Read more

Escaped 'Brooklyn cow,' actually a steer, captivates Internet

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(UPI) A steer that escaped a New York slaughterhouse and became a social media celebrity while running loose in Brooklyn has a new home at a sanctuary.

Police said the animal, which was first identified as a cow and then a bull before being correctly labeled a steer, escaped from a Brooklyn slaughterhouse about 11 a.m. Tuesday and social media ...Read more

Mississippi man spots possible cougar across road from Wendy's

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(UPI) An astonished Mississippi man captured video of a mysterious big cat he spotted wandering across the street from a local Wendy's.

The video, recorded Wednesday, shows a dark-colored large cat wandering a grassy field across the street from the Wendy's fast food eatery in Hernando.

"I was out running normal errands, and I stopped to pick ...Read more

Bull escapes California petting zoo, runs down busy road

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(UPI) Authorities in California captured a wayward bull that escaped from a petting zoo and ran down a busy street in Los Angeles County.

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station posted a photo to Facebook showing the bull strolling down a La Crescenta road next to a car in the late afternoon Saturday.

Sheriff's Lt. Mark Slater said the bull ...Read more

Firefighters rescue kitten trapped for days in utility box

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(UPI) Firefighters responded to a Florida country club to rescue a tiny kitten that was trapped for several days inside a dangerous utility box.

The Coral Springs Fire Department said it responded along with Parkland firefighters to the Parkland Golf and Country Club on Sunday.

Firefighters said country club employees reported hearing the ...Read more