..To Pick Locks
PERTH, Australia- It's what happened next that was the surprise. "The damn thing went right for the latch on the inside of the cage and kept working it till the door fell open." Biologist Deirdre Danks half-jokingly said "If they ever learn to walk on land no dead bolt will keep them out of your house. These are very powerful creatures."
Bird Booby Traps Barbecue
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa- Melissa Clement hadn't used her grill since the Fall and didn't cover it for the winter. When Spring finally arrived so did the idea for grilling out so Melissa decided to fire her barbecue up. But as she opened the gas valve she noticed some sticks sticking out of two small vent holes. After opening the grill lid a small bird flew out, leaving behind a giant nest that could accomodate 50 birds its size. "Maybe this little bird was a developer and thought my barbecue was a nice spot for an apartment complex or something. But, if I had lit that barbecue without looking in there the whole place might have burned down."
Deep Pile Doggee
FORT MYERS, Florida- John Cirricotto has cataracts and trouble seeing clearly. And now, he also has a dog that looks just like his carpet. "I don't know what the wife was thinking, bringing this one home, but I am pretty sure she meant well," said the slightly amused senior.
ANDERSON, Indiana- If you're visiting Jane and Terry Olson's house and want to towel off after a shower make sure you are grabbing something made of cotton. Because it's possible you could be grabbing a Sharpei puppy named Cotton. "Oh, we've had lots of laughs putting Cotton on the guest towels. I almost hate to see him grow up. But then maybe we can fool people into thinking he's a bath robe."
"They Know How To Cooperate With One Another"
BARBUTTI, South Africa- Petr Carson knows as much about the Africa Bush as any living person. And he has never, in all his years as a park ranger, seen a zebra and a mule team up to have a family. "I don't know if they are just in love or want to do the right thing once the dirty deed was done but dad and mom are staying together to raise that kid," said the astonished outdoorsman. "Historically these two parents would not be seen together but maybe things are changing."