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Badgers Invade, Cat Watches
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska- Seeing wildlife in the backyard is a common enough experience around here but to have an infestation of badgers is unique and a little frightening. Scott and Debbie Scoular let their cat out last week and when they heard some strange noise coming from their pet they turned on the backyard lights to see their beloved Mister Friskers surrounded by a herd of badgers. "Friskers just sat there and watched 'em. I thought for sure he was badger-chow but they came, then went, and we have no idea what they were up to or why they were here. But we sure don't go out there at night anymore," said the nervous couple.
Lions and Tigers and Bears... OHIO!
ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Sheriff's deputies shot nearly 50 wild animals, including 18 Bengal tigers and 17 lions in a big-game hunt across the state after the owner of an exotic-animal park threw their cages open and committed suicide in a last act of spite against his neighbors and police. As homeowners nervously hid indoors, officers fanned out through fields and woods to hunt down 56 animals that had been turned loose by owner Terry Thompson. Parents were warned to keep children and pets indoors. And flashing signs along highways told motorists, "Caution exotic animals" and "Stay in vehicle." John Ellenberger, a neighbor, speculated that Thompson freed the animals to ruin Halloween. "He hated Halloween. If they hadn't gotten all these lions and tigers and bears our kids would have been the candy instead of getting candy. You sure wouldn't want your kid to go dressed as a Thompson's gazelle or blueberry bush."
"They Love To Work Together"
LARAMIE, Wyoming- Sandy Qualm loves animals and thinks that more species will learn to cooperate with one another if they only get the chance. "I just knew Minky and Binky would want to work together and I was right. They are killing audiences at rodeos all over the circuit." Minky, her monkey and Binky her dog, compete in barrel races and sometimes beat their human/horse combination opponents. "And the horses just hate it, but the humans think it's kind of cute."
They Are Talking About Us
SYDNEY, Australia- Escaped parrots in Australia are teaching their wild brothers to speak. According to representatives of the Australian Museum, the country's wild parrots, particular cockatoos, are being taught how to speak by domesticated birds who either escaped or were set loose by their owners. And if an escaped bird joins a wild flock, it can pass on what it's learned to others. "The birds will mimic each other," said Jaynia Sladek of the Museum's ornithology department. "There's no reason why, if an escaped bird comes into the flock and starts yakking it up, that the flock wouldn't pick up this language as well. They study us when they live with us. Thus they learn to speak like us. One day to be walking down the street and have a feral cockatoo say "Get off my sidewalk,' is not out of the realm of possibility."