‘A nice breeze’: Shorts banned at British school, so boys wear skirts in heat wave

from:  NPR  -- To beat June's record heat, male students at Isca Academy in Exeter, England, protested the school's no-shorts rule by wearing the same uniform skirts the girls wear. One boy said the skirts were "quite refreshing." Another enjoyed the "nice breeze."

More from "The Guardian."

 

 

 

 

This wall rings every day and has been for 13 years!

Here's the report from KDKA in Pittsburgh.  

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — All is calm in a quiet house on a peaceful street in the tranquil township of Ross – until the walls come alive with the sound of a 13-year-old alarm clock.

“I’ll show you where this started out from, why it was convenient,” says homeowner Jerry Lynn, climbing the stairs to the second floor. “Or why I thought it was convenient at the time.”

He says he dropped the clock, tied to a string, through an air vent. Set to go off ten minutes later, it would let him know where to punch a hole in the living room wall to pass a wire through for a TV hookup.

“As I was laying it down, all of a sudden I heard it go ‘thunk!’ as it came loose,” he said. “I thought, well, that’s not a real problem. You know it’s still going to go off. And it did.”

He couldn’t pull it back up, but figured, “Maybe, three-four months it’ll run out of battery. That was in September of 2004. It is still going off every day. And during daylight savings time it goes off at ten minutes ’til eight. And during standard time it goes off at ten minutes to seven at night.”

Jerry’s wife, Sylvia, says the sudden ring can come as a jolt to unsuspecting guests.

 

Italian court rules lobsters must not catch cold before cooking!

16 JUNE 2017 • 9:05PM

Italy's highest court ruled on Friday that lobsters must not be kept on ice in restaurant kitchens because it causes them unjustifiable suffering before they head for death by fine dining.

Judges accepted a complaint by an animal rights group against the owner of a restaurant near Florence who kept live crustaceans on ice, ordering him to pay a 2,000 euro fine and a further 3,000 euros in legal fees.

Upholding a sentence by a lower court, the Cassation court ruled that the fact that lobsters are usually cooked while still alive does not mean they can be mistreated beforehand.

 

 

 

 

What do you do when it's raining and you don't want to get out of the car?

Well it wasn't a drive thru until now!

A driver in Zhenjiang, China, took drive-thru service to the next level on June 10 when he carefully pulled his tiny automobile through the front doors of a convenience store, requested a package of potato chips and a bottle of yogurt, paid for his purchase and reversed through the doors with the cashier's guidance.

The video shows the cashier waving and saluting as the car pulls away. He said he didn't want to get wet, it was raining! [The Straits Times, 6/17/2017]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's your Friday Funny!

Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said she wanted to be President someday. Both of her parents, Democratic Party members, were standing there so I asked her, "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?"

She replied.. "I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people." Her parents beamed with pride!

"Wow...what a worthy goal!" I said . . . "But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that!"

"What do you mean?" she replied

So I told her, "You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and trim my hedge, and I'll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house."

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?"

I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."

Her parents aren't speaking to me anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

College student caught with thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise says she was studying kleptomania

 

 

Hopefully a dog doesn't eat her bail money.

A college student in Wyoming was arrested after she tried rolling out of a Walmart with a cart containing nearly $2,000 in stolen items, leading to investigators to search her dorm room where they found thousands of dollars more in shoplifted merchandise.

What was Lydia Marie Cormaney's excuse? She said she was doing research for a term paper on kleptomania.

One problem with the 23-year-old's story though is that she was only enrolled in a biology class at Gillette College, not to mention that the summer semester had started the day she was arrested, the Gillette News Record reports.

Cormaney would eventually tell officers the shoplifting began after she was forced into a new dorm room and her former roommate kept the majority of the household items.

She was released from jail last Thursday and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for felony shoplifting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

butt-less jeans!

French fashion label Y/Project, in an apparent response to the eternal question, "Do these jeans make my butt look big?" is selling buttless jeans. The waistband attaches to the legs of the jeans with a series of clasps and straps, so the pant legs hang loose on the wearer. The Detachable Button Down pants are priced at $570. 

 

 

 

 

 

Snake hunter wrestles with 16-foot python in Miami!

Python measuring 16′ 10″ captured as part of the South Florida Water Management Python Hunt. (SFWMD)

Python measuring 16′ 10″ captured as part of the South Florida Water Management Python Hunt. (SFWMD)

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s a big one! In fact, the biggest captured during this current python eradication project conducted by the South Florida Water Management District.

It wasn’t an easy task for Dusty “The Wildman” Crum, an orchid grower by day and a champion python hunter in his spare time.

“It is like Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania!” he said.

At 16 feet and 10 inches, the snake made for a good pay day for The Wildman.

SFWMD is paying hunters like Crum $8.10 per hours with big incentives.

Depending on the size of the snake presented, there will be an additional on-the-spot per payment of $50 for pythons measuring up to 4 feet and an extra $25 for each foot measured above 4 feet.

VIDEO and full story from CBS Miami

 

 

 

 

Utah mom arrested for yanking son’s teeth out with pliers at Walmart bathroom

 

Mr and Mrs..North America and all the Ships at Sea....Here's another edition of .....

Enterprising mother Jeannine Isom in Cedar Hills, Utah, took her 7-year-old son's dental care into her own hands in June when she purchased hand sanitizer and needle-nose pliers at Walmart, then ushered her son into the store's restroom and pulled out two of his teeth. Police were alerted after the boy's older brother heard him screaming. The mother was charged with felony child abuse. [Deseret News, 6-5-2017]

FULL STORY HERE:

 

 

 

FRIDAY FUNNY!

 

 

Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.    
   
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.'  The florist was pleased and left the shop.  When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.  
   
Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop.  The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.  
   
   
Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.  The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.  
   
And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great U.S.-Canada Lobster Roll War

A very specific arms race (claws race?) goes international.

from:  Atlas Obscura

BY CARA GIAIMO 

JULY 04, 2017

ON TUESDAY MORNING, A TEAM of chefs in Shediac, New Brunswick, rose early and headed to a secret-ish location. If all goes well, over the next couple of days, they’ll shape and bake a fluffy bread roll longer than a basketball court. They’ll mix scores of pounds of lobster meat with a few gallons of mayonnaise and a dozen heads of shredded lettuce. And they’ll put it all together to form a delicious-yet-intimidating summer treat—the longest lobster roll yet known to man.

These chefs are attempting to break a very specific world record. But they’re also firing the latest salvo in what has become an international lobster roll war: a multi-year claws race that has been mired by botched record-keeping, rocked by bread-related controversies, and escalated such that the sandwich-making prowess of one small town has come to stand in for the honor of an entire nation.

 

It all started back in 2014 in Shediac, a town of about 6,600 people tucked into an inlet on the New Brunswick coast. The town—one of several East Coast spots that calls itself the Lobster Capital of the World—holds an annual festival celebrating its ties to all things crustacean. “That year was the 65th anniversary of the Lobster Festival,” explains Pierre Cormier of the Shediac Chamber of Commerce. “So we were looking to make a 65-foot lobster roll.”

At first, they didn’t realize the audacity of this plan, but as they began researching tips and techniques, they realized that no one had yet accomplished a lobster roll of this length. The closest they could find was 61 feet, a feat accomplished in 2009 in Portland, Maine. “We came across that it would be a world record,” says Cormier. “So that’s how it all started.” (After a later discovery that chefs in New York state actually held the record, with a 66-foot lobster roll constructed in 2010, organizers upped their goal to 68 feet.)

When it comes to lobster roll length, the hard part isn’t the meat or the mayo—it’s the bread. In order to be deemed legitimate by the World Record Academy—a competitor of Guinness that offers “unlimited categories”— a record-breaking roll “has to be one unified bread from one end to the other,” says Cormier.

After much trial and error, Shediac chefs came up with a strategy: running a massive snake of risen dough through a conveyer belt oven, over and over, until it was unbroken and golden brown. The process “takes between 12 and 14 hours,” says Cormier.

The 68-foot roll was a success, unveiled as part of the 2014 festival’s opening ceremonies and gobbled up by attendees. (Proceeds went toward scholarships for local students.) Meanwhile, across the Northumberland Strait, the people of Prince Edward Island were watching. PEI is also known for its lobster, and the organizers of the island’s annual International Shellfish Festival were sure they could do better.

So in September of 2015, chefs there spent ten hours constructing and baking a 72-foot sandwich roll—four feet better than Shediac’s. (They had been aiming for longer, but “ran out of bread,” the CBC reported.) The roll was paraded from the kitchen by 32 fishers, dressed in black t-shirts like a team of casual pallbearers. A police escort stood watch. It was then placed in a special festival tent, where it was stuffed, and then consumed, by enthusiastic volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida man dons riot gear to remove iguana from toilet

 

July 5 (UPI) -- A Florida man who discovered a large iguana in his toilet donned a gas mask, bulletproof vest and ski gloves to remove the lizard from the commode.

David Adams posted a series of photos to Facebook documenting the process of removing the iguana that he discovered in his toilet after apparently sliding down a plumbing vent from the roof of his Miami home.

Adams wrote:

"Mission accomplished! Thanks to some old ski gloves, a towel, anti-riot gear (gas mask and bullet proof vest). Apparently the pesky critter got in through the plumbing vent on our roof and slid down into the toilet. Seemed very happy to make it back to the bushes outside. Hissed at me and had a couple of jaw snaps, but then scampered away to rejoin the reptilian hordes in our neighborhood."

 

 

 

 

 

 

People Attacked by Run-Away Toilets!

By Ben Hooper    |   July 3, 2017 at 9:22 AM

July 3 (UPI) -- Muscovites walking amid hurricane-strength winds in the Russian capital were sent running for cover when they were chased by portable toilets.

A video captured just over 500 yards from Red Square in Moscow shows pedestrians running for cover Friday as powerful winds send the portable toilets skidding across the streets and sidewalks.

"On Red Square. Even the toilets are fleeing from the murderous regime," Here's the video from Twitter user EugeneDX14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 28 (UPI) -- A man in India set a new world record by balancing a spinning basketball on a toothbrush in his mouth for nearly a minute.

Sandeep Singh, a 25-year-old from Punjab, broke the Guinness World Record for "Longest duration spinning a basketball on a toothbrush" by balancing the ball on the brush for 53 seconds.

"It was my dream to break a world record," Singh said.

He performed the attempt in front of a crowd in his hometown, where he began by spinning the ball on his finger before transferring it to the toothbrush.

Once the ball was on the toothbrush he leaned his head to the side and placed the bristles in his mouth as the ball continued to spin.

The ball began to wobble and eventually fell after almost a minute, but Singh's attempt was almost nine times longer than the previous record of 6.84 seconds.

 

 

 

 

TSA finds massive 20-pound lobster in checked luggage!

 

June 27 (UPI) -- Transportation Security Administration officials in Boston shared a photo of a massive lobster found alive in a passenger's checked baggage.

TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy tweeted a photo showing the roughly 20-pound lobster held by a TSA agent at Logan International Airport during the weekend.

"TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage...including this 20+ pound lobster at Boston Logan," McCarthy tweeted.

He said the TSA allows for live lobsters to be transported in checked luggage.

"I cannot speak to any airline policies, but TSA has no prohibition on transporting lobsters," McCarthy told the Boston Globe. "It's actually fairly common in the New England region."

The TSA's website states "a live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill-proof container."

McCarthy said the lobster in the passenger's cooler was unusually large.

"It's certainly the largest lobster I have ever seen," McCarthy said. "And I'd be surprised if we've ever screened a larger lobster."

He said the crustacean was "alive and cooperated quite nicely with the screening process."

 

 

 

 

The Bell-ringing cats are back!

June 26 (UPI) -- A pair of cats in Japan that have been trained to ring bells for treats have improved their act by donning fruit-shaped hats.

Twitter user b_ru_ru shared a series of videos showing the two well-trained felines frantically tapping on the bells to receive treats while sporting the silly hats.

The first video from June 17 features the cats wearing apple-shaped hats, while maintaining the bell-ringing skills that first made them viral stars.

 

 

 

 

 

Here's Your Friday Funny!

      In a Catholic school cafeteria, a nun places a note in front of a pile of apples, "Only take one. God is watching." Further down the line is a pile of cookies. A little boy makes his own note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

 

 

Italian airport relaxes liquid rules to let pesto on flights

 

June 22 (UPI) -- An Italian airport is willing to bend the carry-on rules, as long as you're trying to bring pesto on your flight.

The Genoa, Italy, airport issued a new rule starting June 1, which allows passengers to take up to 500 grams of pesto onto their flights. Airport security is waiving the usual 100 milliliter limit for liquids, if those passengers make a donation to Flying Angels, a children's healthcare charity.

Pesto-bearing passengers also need to get an official sticker on their jars before they go through any security checkpoint. Once at security, guards will scan the liquid with equipment otherwise used to check medicines brought onto flights.

 

 

 

North Carolina news anchors erupt in laughter after on-air belch

 

June 20 (UPI) -- A pair of news anchors in North Carolina began laughing hysterically after one of them let a belch slip on air.

Ben Williamson, a weekend news anchor for Charlotte's WBTV, left his co-anchor Lyndsay Tapases covering her face in laughter after he accidentally burped Saturday while introducing an upcoming weather segment.

 

Charlotte WBTV weekend news anchor, Ben Williamson, accidentally let out a belch on camera and sent his co-host into hysterical laughter live on air. Screenshot: Charlotte Observer/Inform Inc.

June 20 (UPI) -- A pair of news anchors in North Carolina began laughing hysterically after one of them let a belch slip on air.

Ben Williamson, a weekend news anchor for Charlotte's WBTV, left his co-anchor Lyndsay Tapases covering her face in laughter after he accidentally burped Saturday while introducing an upcoming weather segment.

 

"There it went. I knew that was gonna happen," Williamson said. "I ate the cobbler. I was feeling it. I was trying to hold it in and that just happened on TV."

Williamson entered the situation following a segment where he tried food prepared by local chefs and had eaten a piece of berry cobbler while promoting the 18th annual Dine Out for Kids event.

"I'm surprised that's never happened to you before with as much food as we eat on this show," Tapases said.

Tapases managed to look up in the midst of her laughter to point out that her co-host had forgotten to say "excuse me."

"You're embarrassing me. Excuse me," Williamson replied. "Excuse me."

The pair slowly recovered from the fit of laughter, as Tapases began reporting the weather before stopping to check if Williamson was over the burping incident.

"Do you have another one coming?" she asked. "Are you sure?"

Williamson ultimately fought through his embarrassment to assure he was fine as the segment came to a close.

 

 

 

 

Mattel releases Ken doll with 'man bun' hairstyle!

June 20 (UPI) -- Toy company Mattel released a new line of diverse Ken Dolls including one with a trendy "man bun" hairstyle.

Ken's new hairstyle is a part of the company's new line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls, which added more skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and fashions to the toys and introduced three new body types for Ken -- broad, slim and original.

The new man bun Ken took center stage in the new announcement, being chosen as the new avatar for Barbie's official Twitter page.

 

Toymaker Mattel introduced a Ken Doll with a man bun hairstyle as part of its new Barbie Fashionistas line of dolls.Photo by Mattel

June 20 (UPI) -- Toy company Mattel released a new line of diverse Ken Dolls including one with a trendy "man bun" hairstyle.

Ken's new hairstyle is a part of the company's new line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls, which added more skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and fashions to the toys and introduced three new body types for Ken -- broad, slim and original.

The new man bun Ken took center stage in the new announcement, being chosen as the new avatar for Barbie's official Twitter page.

In addition to the man bun, the new Ken doll features a tribal-inspired print button-up shirt, faded denim shorts and white slip-on sneakers.

The item description states the bun hairstyle helps to "complete the look" and the added fashion options can expand the storytelling options for play.

Mattel's Barbie Fashionistas includes a total of 15 new Ken dolls with additional styles including cornrows and freckles.

The line includes a total of 40 new dolls, seven body types, 11 skin tones and 28 hairstyles including Barbies with dyed blue hair and afros.

 

 

 

Florida police officer stops to chat with curious bear!

 

 

June 19 (UPI) -- A police officer in Florida stopped to interact with a wild bear he encountered crossing a local road.

Marion County Sheriff's Office shared video of an officer stopping his patrol car by a curious bear he spotted emerging from a wooded area.

"Deputy Remington met this very curious guy after he responded to a call in the Ocklawaha area," the sheriff's office said.

Remington called out "Hey buddy" to the bear as it crossed the road as the animal began slowly making its way toward the driver's side door.

The officer took a more cautious tone as the bear drew closer, pulling his car's door while the bear peeked through the small opening.

Florida Fish and Wild Life Commission said the officer's actions were dangerous and warned those who encounter a bear to not welcome it closer nor make eye contact.

Despite the possible danger, police said officers prefer moments like the bear encounters to those like an earlier incident involving a naked person.

"We realize that recently we posted a video of one of our deputies encountering a 'bare' person, but occasionally, they just encounter bears," police said.

 

 

 

 

Here's your Friday Funny!

      A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench.

      After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents."

       Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like, hello? It's only 25 cents!" 

 

 

World's largest inflatable pool toy erected in California

June 7 (UPI) -- AT&T and iHeartRadio teamed up to create and erect a massive, record-breaking inflatable pool toy in California.

The two companies oversaw the construction of "Sally the Swan" a 54-foot tall light blue inflatable swan that set a Guinness World Record for "Largest inflatable pool toy."

Guinness' regulations allowed for the massive pool toy to take any shape, but the companies agreed on the swan which also measures about 70 feet long and 50 feet wide.

Sally was placed on display for three days at the companies' annual summer pool party at Hermosa Beach.

 

 

 

Toy vending machine at California restaurant dispenses cocaine

June 7 (UPI) -- Police in California said a 25-cent toy vending machine at a California restaurant dispensed balls of putty filled with cocaine.

Bell Gardens Police said the young boy's mother put 25 cents into a vending machine Monday at Taqueria Los Altos and got a putty ball toy for her son.

"While her son was playing with the putty ball toy, it ruptured and a white powdery substance came out," Detective Miguel Torres said.

The mother called police, who determined the white powder tested positive for cocaine. Detectives examined the machine and seized a total 4.8 ounces of cocaine.

More from KTLA-TV in Los Angeles.

 

Michigan mom finds giant Australian spider in toddler's room

June 2 (UPI) -- A Michigan mom said she was shocked to learn a massive spider she killed in her toddler son's room was a huntsman spider from Australia.

Jillian Duke said she was in her 21-month-old son's bedroom at Spring Hill Apartments in Shelby Township early Wednesday morning when she spotted what initially appeared to be "a big ball of string."

"I looked over thinking it was a big ball of string and it turned out it had eyes and it was a big spider," Duke told WXYZ-TV.

 

 

 

Canadian man calmly mows lawn with tornado behind him!

        

 

June 4 (UPI) -- A Canadian man's commitment to lawn care is going viral after his wife snapped a photo of him mowing the grass with a tornado looming behind him.

Cecilia Wessels posted a photo to Facebook that she said was snapped Friday as a tornado passed near their Three Hills, Alberta home.

The photo shows Wessels' husband, Theunis, mowing the lawn with the tornado in the background.

 

 

 

Here's your Friday Funny!

        An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.

         As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son. "Yes, Dad, what is it?"  "Don't be nervous, son; do your best, and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife...."

 

 

 

 

Would-be ATM burglars accidentally burn cash with blowtorch!!

May 31 (UPI) -- Burglars who attempted to break into an ATM in Washington with a blowtorch accidentally set the cash inside the machine on fire.

Everett police shared a photo of the charred ATM outside Coastal Community Bank after the thieves had their haul destroyed by their own flames.

Aaron Snell of the Everett Police Department said the would-be burglars attempted to burn through the exterior of the machine to access the cash box.

 

 

 

Pedestrian shouting angrily at driver walks straight into pole

May 30 (UPI) -- An Australian car's dashboard camera was rolling when a pedestrian distracted by admonishing the driver walked straight into a pole.

The video, posted to YouTube by user ChrisSmithOne77, shows the vehicle stop at an Adelaide intersection, where a man waiting to walk across the road with his dog apparently has a problem with how the car stopped.

The man shouts at the driver as he walks across the street and keeps his focus on the car, which proves to be a mistake.

 

 

FRIDAY FUNNY!

A union boss walks into a bar next door to the factory and is about to
order a drink when he sees a guy close by wearing a TRUMP for
President button and two beers in front of him.

He does not have to be an Einstein to know that this guy is a
Republican.

So, he shouts over to the bartender so loudly that everyone can hear,
"Drinks for everyone in here, bartender, but not for the Republican."

Soon after the drinks have been handed out, the Republican gives him a
big smile, waves at him, and says, "Thank you!" in an equally loud
voice.  This infuriates the union boss.

 

The union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone except the
Republican.  As before, this does not seem to bother the Republican.
He continues to smile and again yells, "Thank you!"

The union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone except
the Republican.

As before, this STILL doesn't seem to bother the Republican who
continues to smile and again yells, "Thank you!"

The union boss asks the bartender, "What the heck is the matter with
that Republican?  I have ordered three rounds of drinks for everyone
in the bar but him, and all the silly ass does is smile and thanks
me.   Is he nuts?"

"Nope," replies the bartender.  "He owns the place."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida woman shocked to find python in laundry!!

Here We Go Again!

May 25 (UPI) -- A Florida woman doing laundry at her home said she was shocked to discover a ball python while rinsing out her pet rat's blankets.

Cocoa resident Juanita Tedesco said she was washing blankets belonging to her pet rat, Princess, when one of the blankets fell to the floor.

"I was rinsing out the rat blankets and a blanket fell down, and he was there all wrapped around the blanket," Tedesco told WOFL-TV.

"He was trying to eat the blanket. He had the blanket totally in his mouth," Tedesco told WESH-TV. "It was really gross."

On Tuesday, a South Orlando man discovered a python coiled on the floor of his kitchen pantry.  Lenny Lichtman panicked and called 911.  Orange County Fire-Rescue members arrived and nabbed the snake, which they delivered to Gatorland.  Lichtman suspects that the snake was also someone's pet and had gotten inside his house through a door to his garage.

Days earlier,  an 8-foot python slithered into the garage of a a Pembroke Pines home, startling an unsuspecting homeowner who was taking his dog for a walk.  Joseph Liscinsky told the Sun Sentinel that he quickly put his 14-pound dog back inside his house after spotting the snake Friday morning.  He says the python bit his fingers as he wrestled with it before wildlife officials arrived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 21 2017, 4:26 PM ET

Dramatic Video Captures Sea Lion Dragging Little Girl Into Water From Pier!

by SAFIA SAMEE ALI

A cellphone video captured the nerve-wracking rescue of a young girl who was grabbed by her dress and dragged into a Canadian harbor by a sea lion on Saturday.

 

In the video, taken at Steveston Fisherman's Wharf in Richmond, British Columbia, a California sea lion is seen inching closer to a group of people admiring it from a dock.

The animal is seen stealthily sticking its head in and out of the water as it approached the crowd who was cheering for it to swim near them, while pieces of food — presumably thrown in by the crowd — are floating in the water.

The video then shows a man putting his hand out, seemingly to urge the animal to come closer and show itself.

The sea lion then jumps out and back into the water after getting dangerously close to a young girl who was looking over the harbor — prompting claps and laughter from the group.

But when the girl sits at the edge of the harbor to get an even closer look, the animal springs up grabs a hold of her dress and forcefully yanks her backward into the water as onlookers scream in horror.

Spectators are heard yelling "Oh my God!" repeatedly.

 

A sea lion attacked and dragged a young girl into the waters at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Richmond B.C. Canada. The girl was rescued and uninjured.

In an instant, a fully dressed man courageously dives into the water, grabs the girl and the two are seen climbing back onto the dock. The girl is then seen being quickly ushered away by her family.

Vancouver resident Michael Fujiwara, who took the video, said he's not sure if the man who jumped in was the girl's relative but the incident was a "scary moment," he told the Canada's CBC News.

"They were pretty shaken up," he said. "Her family were just in shock."

He said a family began feeding the sea lion bread crumbs, which is probably what attracted the animal to the crowd.

"It initially jumped up to the girl to read her, I guess," he said. "And then it came back up a second time, but this time grabbing the girl by the waist and dragging her down into the water."

Many on social media were quick to condemn the crowd for egging on a wild animal to come closer.

 

 

 

Bear lured down from tree in Florida neighborhood!

By Daniel Uria  UPI  

You know, I've often poked fun at Florida for being "infested" with alligators, and pythons and other terrifying animals eating up Floridians!  Alligators on the ground, pythons in the trees and now add bears looking down ready to pounce on little children!

May 23 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials lured a non-aggressive bear out of a tree after it spent an afternoon perched above a Florida neighborhood.

Winter Haven Police Department shared photos of the bear that made its way up the tree in Polk County on Monday afternoon.

"Wondering what the ruckus is all about around Lake Elbert?" Police said. "Winter Haven Officers and FWC are currently monitoring a bear that has made his way into the neighborhood around Drexel Ave. He has not been aggressive."

The bear was spooked into the tree after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to reports that it had been wandering around the neighborhood and sniffing around the bushes.

FWC officers set a trap containing donuts and honey in hopes of luring the bear back down from its perch.

The bear, which officers said was hungry, thirsty, tired and nervous from the attention, eventually took the bait and made its way down from the tree at around 10:30 p.m.