Super Cat Forces Family To Hide In Bathroom
PORTLAND, Oregon- Police had to be called when a 22-pound Himalayan cat held a Portland, Ore., family hostage inside their bathroom. The 4-year-old cat, named Lux, scratched Teresa Barker’s 7-month-old baby and after being spanked, the cat became enraged. The Lux were forced to hide inside their bathroom with their baby and dog. The attack was so ferocious they decided to call 911. “It’s only funny when it’s not happening to you,” Lux’s owner Teresa Barker said. When officers entered the apartment, the black and white cat, who has a “history of violence,” scrambled on top of the refrigerator, “attempting to flee custody,” police said. Using a dog snare, officers were able to put Lux behind bars. "I hate cats and we ended up with a 22 pounder," said husband Larry Lux. "Maybe I'll finally win this argument after having to bail out our pet."
"This Horse Just Loves Girls"
KATY, Texas- No parent of a young girl should be surprised if she goes through a phase where she falls in love with a horse. But it is not often when the horse returns the affection as demonstrably as a filly named Buttercup at the Raymond Riding School in Katy. Carrie Raymond said "I have to consider the possibility that Buttercup is gay. She never wants to work with boys but she just loves the girls... lights up when they get in the barn and can't wait to get out and work with them."
Cow Consortium Blocks Rural Highway
GERMANTOWN, Wisconsin- It started late in the fall of 2013. Area cows somehow decided to leave their farms and get together and congregate on local roads. The cow confab has grown to over 100 cows from various farms that will leave their pastures and run up and down county highways as a herd. "They're always willing to come back because they need to eat and drink, but I wonder what will happen come spring if they can forage for themselves," said Bob Rhode, one of the local farmers whose cows get involved in the herd activities. "So far we ain't had no real problems but it is curious, that's for sure."
Did Mountain Goat Cause Rock Slide?
CAMBRIANI, Italy- In this area of Italy big rocks tumble down from the mountains every half century or so. But until recently nobody had ever seen a mountain goat digging away at the base of one of those rocks right before it came sliding down the mountain, nearly wiping out a farm home. The farm owner Dino Scopazzi said "I'm just saying... this goat is digging at this rock for days, then it comes down and nearly takes out my house. I'm just saying..."
"That's Not Mold, That's a Nest of Baby Spiders On My Banana"
LONDON, England- A London family was forced to evacuate their home because of an infestation of lethal Brazilian wandering spiders that stowed away in a package of supermarket bananas. Consi Taylor brought home bananas and noticed something funny as she peeled one. When she took a closer look she realized she was seeing a mass of tiny spiders. "They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet," she said. Taylor sent a picture of the tiny spiders to a pest control company who told her family of four to get out of the house immediately. The family had to stay in a hotel and have all their clothes dry cleaned to kill any potential pests. And worst of all for Taylor, she will never eat another banana. "I miss them horribly, but the last time I tried putting sliced bananas in some yogurt I threw up a little in my mouth. It's not worth it, although my kids laugh their heads off seeing me try to choke one down and get urpee."