Kamikaze Pigeon Bombs Building
MADISON, Wisconsin- It is thought when birds fly into windows it's an accident. As of yesterday, Mike Schmidt, of Spring Green, doesn't think that is always the case. "I was standing there looking out the window, sipping on my morning coffee, and I swear to God that pigeon was staring right at me as it came in and it knew what it wanted to do, it flew right into my window, right at my head. When it hit my first thought was 'That is going to leave a mark' and sure enough it did." An ornithologist Schmidt contacted told him the pigeon body outline was dust and lice but Schmidt thinks it's more than that, it's a message. "We never found a body so I think the pigeon survived. That's why when I got outside now I always wear a hat."
Cows Love Viszla
SIOUX CITY, Iowa- Other than man, most species keep their distance from other species. That is, except for John Daggett's cows and dog Lulu, a Viszla that just loves to be loved. "Viszlas love attention, everybody they meet is their new best friend. My cows love how much Lulu loves to be loved. It's a mutual admiration society. When the herd gets milked Lulu wants to be milked too. Damn dog thinks she's a cow."
Photographer Almost Killed By His Best Subject Ever
NAIROBI, Kenya- "I turned around and thought this is going to be my best lion photo ever. What I should have thought was 'Get in the truck, idiot!'" That what Anfir Beghrazi said after taking his best ever picture of a lion. "It was coming up on me from behind, stalking me, about to pounce and when I turned around my first instinct was to wait for the right moment to snap the shutter instead of getting to safety. Maybe I have been out here too long."
8-Foot Carnivorous Cat-Eating Lizards Are Invading Florida
PALM BEACH, Florida- The African reptiles, which can grow to 8 feet long, have established a breeding population in central Palm Beach County, where they devour native wildlife and residents are sure pet cats as well. So, Jenny Ketterlin Eckles, non-native wildlife biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and other biologists are patrolling the canals with shotguns trying to eradicate the beasts. One man thought monitors were responsible for the disappearance of his Dachsund puppies, and several people reported a mysterious decline of the feral cat population when the monitors appeared, Eckles said. A cat owner herself, Eckles added, "If you've ever witnessed one of these monsters grab a Tabby by the neck and snap it with one shake you'd be out with a shotgun, too."
"My Kids Won't Go To The Bus Stop"
LAKE TAHOE, California- "Mommy there's a lion at the bus stop," is what Marybeth Holland heard from her two kids one day. Thinking this was just another excuse for getting out of school or being late Holland thought she'd take the opportunity to teach her kids a lesson and marched back down to the bus stop with her youngsters. And there was a lion... on a leash. Animal trainer Mikael Mirica had his lion, Django, out for a walk. "When Caesars or the other casinos gets an animal show in for a run we see some strange stuff in the neighborhood," said Holland. The Sheriff was notified but the Cirque De Africa show ended their run and left town before charges could be filed.