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VIDEO: Steer's horn spread breaks Guinness records at 10 feet, 7.4 inches

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(UPI) A longhorn steer in Alabama with a horn span wider than the Statue of Liberty's face now has a Guinness World Record for the longest horns.

The Texas longhorn steer, named Poncho Via, had its horn spread measured by Guinness at a total 10 feet, 7.4 inches -- wider than the Statue of Liberty's face or two grad pianos pushed together.

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Pakistani politician's press conference live streamed with accidental cat filter

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(UPI) A live-stream of a Pakistani politician's press conference went viral when the person operating the camera apparently forgot to turn off a cat filter.

Shoukat Yousufzai, the minister of Health and Information for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, appeared in the live-stream video sporting cat ears and whiskers while delivering the briefing about some ...Read more

Dog 'hijacked' police car, ate officer's beef jerky

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(UPI) A Texas police officer who stopped to try to catch a stray dog was carjacked by the sneaky canine, which feasted on the officer's beef jerky.

The Kilgore Police Department said an officer responding to a report of a loose pit bull spotted the dog running near a road and attempted to coax the dog into the back seat of his patrol vehicle.

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Older man teaches younger dog new tricks

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Dear Amy: I am a 74-year-old retired man. Over the course of my lifetime, I have had five or six dogs.

I live alone and my last dog died about a year and a half ago.

I've debated getting another dog for several months.

I preferred a dog that was a tad older, however, these dogs are hard to come by.

So after reading an article saying that it'...Read more

Bobcat feared abducted in Tennessee believed to be on the loose

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(UPI) A Tennessee nature center said a bobcat feared kidnapped from the facility is now believed to have escaped her would-be abductors and fled into the wild.

The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center said Thursday that Evi the bobcat is believed to have fought against trespassers at the facility Monday night.

"We originally ...Read more

Bulls escape Baltimore slaughterhouse, run loose through neighborhood

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(UPI) A pair of bulls apparently escaped from a Baltimore slaughterhouse and ran loose through a neighborhood before being cornered by police.

The bulls, believed to have escaped from the George G. Ruppersberger & Sons slaughterhouse in West Baltimore, were spotted running loose through the neighborhood just after noon Thursday.

Police ...Read more

Massachusetts teen comes face-to-face with bear in driveway

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(UPI) A Massachusetts police department shared video of a teenager's unexpected encounter with a black bear in the driveway of a home.

The Barre Police Department shared home security camera footage that shows a girl appearing to look for something on the ground in her family's driveway.

A bear cub wanders across the lawn and crosses in front ...Read more

My Pet World: How to stop a dog from biting and chasing feet

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Dear Cathy,

I have a 10-year-old yorkie terrier mix named Max. He weighs 15 pounds and was found (years ago) wandering with no collar or microchip. This is the first time I have had a small dog. Anyways, Max likes to attack feet. If he is laying on the floor and you get up from the couch or chair, he will attack your feet. If you are sitting at...Read more

Does the risk outweigh the reward for Alaska flight-seeing passengers?

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Cruising on a large passenger ship is one of the safest ways to explore the vast and sometimes perilous landscape of Alaska. About 1.2 million passengers are expected to do so this summer, and many of them will add float-plane "flight-seeing" to their itinerary.

But after three fatal Alaska float plane crashes in the last month, some travelers ...Read more

To ease stress, take two puppies and call us in the morning

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Feeling a bit stressed at work? Making one too many trips to the coffee machine? Ready to pull out your hair? Try a little puppy and kitten therapy.

People, Animals, Love and Support (PALS) will bring some adorable, adoptable puppies or kittens to your office for an hour of unmitigated cuteness and stress-reduction.

Now through Oct. 1, ...Read more

Suspected burglar inside Texas home was confused deer

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(UPI) Police in Texas surrounded a home where home invader reported by a resident turned out to be a confused deer.

The Lufkin Police Department said officers responded to a home about 6:11 a.m. Thursday when a woman called to report hearing a window shattering and strange footsteps inside her home.

Body camera footage shows the moment police ...Read more

VIDEO: Raccoon takes ride on Tennessee teen's windshield

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(UPI) A teenager who was only on her second day as a licensed driver experienced an unusual hazard behind the wheel when a raccoon hitched a ride on her windshield.

Haylee Lowry, 16, was driving home from basketball practice with her mother in Tennessee when she thought she ran over a raccoon.

The animal surprised the mother and daughter ...Read more

Woman's bike stolen during goat rescue in New Zealand

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(UPI) A New Zealand woman who stopped on her way home to chase a loose goat running through the Auckland city streets said someone stole her bike during the animal rescue.

Jessica Rose, an Albert-Eden Local Board member, said she was biking home about 9:30 p.m. Thursday when she spotted the goat running through a busy road in the Sandringham ...Read more

Dog owners more active than others, study finds

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Dog owners, maybe you already know this, but your furry friend might be making you more active.

A study in the U.K. found that dog owners spend about 300 minutes walking with their dogs per week, about 200 minutes more than those without dogs.

Hundreds of households in a Liverpool community participated, meaning each dog owner lived in a ...Read more

Coming home stressed? Your dog is internalizing those bad vibes too, study suggests

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Is your dog stressed out? Maybe you're the one who needs a belly rub.

New research finds that throughout a dog's life, the stress levels of a canine and his or her human tend to rise and fall together. In fact, stress in a dog appears to be more closely linked to the stress of its owner than it is to the dog's own temperament.

In the 15,000 ...Read more

Firefighters help woman with snake stuck in car grill

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(UPI) A motorist stopped by Station 42 for help after discovering a snake tail sticking out of the grill of their car. The crew successfully rescued the bull snake!— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) June 4, 2019

Firefighters in Colorado came to the rescue of a woman who pulled into the station driveway -...Read more

My Pet World: Cat peeing on dirty laundry is not uncommon feline behavior

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Dear Cathy,

One of my cats is peeing in my son's laundry basket full of clothes. He has always treated her fine, so this isn't a personality problem. We keep his bedroom door shut, but somehow, every once in a while, when it is left open, it happens again. Is there some kind of repellent I can use to keep her out of his room? It has become so ...Read more

Could a smelly, black-and-white kitten be half skunk?

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Dear Joan: Is it possible for skunks to mate with cats and produce offspring? Asking for a friend who thinks her black-and-white kitten is part skunk, because when she found him in her backyard, he smelled like a skunk.

-- L.G.

Dear L.: Your friend should first make sure she doesn't have a baby skunk, rather than a kitten. But no, skunks and ...Read more

Bear goes 'skinny dipping' in Pennsylvania home's pool

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(UPI) Police in Pennsylvania said they were called to help round up a "skinny dipping" bear that dashed through residents' yards before jumping into a pool.

The Bethlehem Police Department said they received multiple reports of a bear running through residents' yards in the Cloverleaf Street area early Sunday morning.

The bear decided to go "...Read more

Alligator ruins Florida couple's picnic plans

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(UPI) A Florida couple having a romantic picnic next to a lake had their amorous encounter ruined when an alligator dashed out of the water to steal their food.

Taylor Forte said she and her fiance, Trevor Walters, were having a picnic next to Lake Alice in Gainesville when the reptile appeared on the shore of the lake and quickly took over ...Read more


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