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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 04:56 PM PDT

African Lions Lick Tent With Campers Inside

African Lions Lick Tent With Campers Inside

Two South African campers had a close encounter with lions who licked the tent they were in at a campsite in Botswana. Danie and Fransie Lubbe said Wednesday that they were in their tent at the Kgalagadi...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:52 AM PDT

Nesting Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten Outside Fire Station

Nesting Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten Outside Fire Station

The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below. The...

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:57 AM PDT

Venus: San Francisco's Tallest Sculpture

Venus: San Francisco's Tallest Sculpture

A statue of Venus was finally hoisted atop the Trinity Apartments in San Francisco Monday morning, making the 92-foot sculpture the tallest in the city.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 04:24 PM PDT

Knock, Knock: No Joke, a Gator's at the Door (Again)

Knock, Knock: No Joke, a Gator's at the Door (Again)

A Florida family thought someone was trying to break into their apartment when they heard knocking sounds at 4 a.m. It turns out a 5-foot alligator was outside their front door Friday morning. And so were Tampa

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 02:24 PM PDT

'School' Misspelled on Calif. High School Diploma Cover

'School' Misspelled on Calif. High School Diploma Cover

Graduates at a Southern California high school are getting one last laugh before saying goodbye after the school distributed diploma covers with a typo. A graduating senior at Ontario High School posted a photo...

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 05:00 PM PDT

Shoplifter Busted With Surf and Turf Dinner in Shirt: Police

Shoplifter Busted With Surf and Turf Dinner in Shirt: Police

A Vermont man accused of stealing beer, lobster and Angus steak from a supermarket faces retail theft charges, authorities say. State police said they were notified of a retail theft/trespassing incident...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 04:02 PM PDT

Principal Loses Bet with Students, Kisses Pig

Principal Loses Bet with Students, Kisses Pig

An elementary school principal in Pittsburg puckered up and kissed a pig Tuesday after losing a bet with her students.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 01:39 AM PDT

Officer Catches Alligator Stealing Fruit

Officer Catches Alligator Stealing Fruit

Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb. But one large gator with an apparent sweet tooth was recently photographed sliding into a canal with a whole...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 06:26 PM PDT

Woman Sells 'Housebroken' Bison She Let Wander Inside

Woman Sells 'Housebroken' Bison She Let Wander Inside

A 1,000-pound "domesticated" bison that was allowed to roam in her owner's North Texas home has moved on to pastures new. Bullet the bison was transported Saturday from Karen Schoeve's home in Argyle to her new...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:05 AM PDT

Woman Finds Baby Opossum Swimming in Her Toilet

Woman Finds Baby Opossum Swimming in Her Toilet

A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego. The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego...

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