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Kansas Police shoot concrete alligator…twice

Police responding to a rare alligator sighting in suburban Kansas City took quick action to dispatch of the beast, shooting it in the head, as instructed, while it lurked menacingly in the weeds leading down to a pond.

It wasn’t until a second rifle shot bounced off the reptile’s head that the officers realized they had mortally wounded a concrete lawn ornament.

via Kansas Police Open Fire At Lawn Ornament

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June 3, 2011 Posted by | animals, cops | Comments Off on Kansas Police shoot concrete alligator…twice

They have a powerful thirst in Salina, Utah

Spotted at the Salina, Utah, exit from Interstate 70.

Photo credit: Oldster

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You’ve heard of rat rods. How about rat planes?

Rats. Five unwanted passengers grounded a Qantas 767 at Sydney Airport yesterday.

Flight attendants discovered the five rodents in a storage compartment just before the passengers were due to embark on the Brisbane-bound flight at 5 p.m. Passengers were transferred to a rat-free plane.

A Qantas spokesperson told AAP they were “baby rats” and the airline “was currently investigating how they got into the aircraft,” Sky News reports.

via  CNNGo.com.

June 3, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on You’ve heard of rat rods. How about rat planes?

Guys, next time your wife asks you to spade up a garden spot…do it!

A TROVE of medieval jewellery and other precious objects found by a man working in his backyard includes pieces made for a royal court and may be worth as much as $136,817.

via  News.com.au.

June 3, 2011 Posted by | archaeology | Comments Off on Guys, next time your wife asks you to spade up a garden spot…do it!

Kittens can be pretty tough, you know.

Kitten

Image via Wikipedia

A Speedway man was recovering this morning from a kitten bite to his thumb.Craig Wyatt, 24, called police Thursday afternoon after a kitten in a woodpile nipped him on the right thumb, according to a Speedway police report.Wyatt said the feline bit him when he tried to tie a string around its neck. When police arrived the kitty was tied to a tree.

via  The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com.

June 3, 2011 Posted by | animals, cats, kittens | Comments Off on Kittens can be pretty tough, you know.