A Lot Of Moo-ve­ment Out Of The Barn

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Auburn, Mas­sachusetts, po­lice re­ceived a num­ber of calls over the week­end of Sept. 15- 17 about a way­ward goat, but i t wasn’t un­til the wee hours of Monday, Sept. 18, that No. 448 La Quinta Inn in Auburn, re­ported CBS Bos­ton. The “mis c h i e v o u s r u n a way farm an­i­mal” was seen on sur­veil­lance video en­ter­ing the lobby of the ho­tel and wan­der­ing t he halls, “pre­sum­ably to rest a bit,” said po­lice. Peter Blash, No. 448’s owner, said the goat jumped a 5-foot-high fence and “took off like a crim­i­nal.” How­ever, Blash said, “I had one that made it all the way to Stur­bridge” … Just north of Ben­ton, Kansas, a rancher posted signs promis­ing a re­ward to any­one who could help - horn cow, Mercedes. The Wichita Ea­gle re­ported the 3-year-old black-and-white bovine went miss­ing Sept. 11 dur­ing Cross Trails, a weekly c o wboy c h u r c h ser­vice at Greg John­son’s Prairie Rose Ranch. Friends, neigh­bors and fam­ily have searched high and low for Mercedes, rec­og­niz­able by her 5-foot-wide horns, but the only sight­ing of her has been near t he El Do­rado, Kansas, Wal­mart, about 10 miles away. John­son says run off: “She is more of a loner.”

In other Weird News:

Ebony Woody, 34, of Colum­bus, Ohio, was noth­ing if not thor­ough on the morn­ing of Sept. 18 when, fol­low­ing an ar­gu­ment with her daugh­ter, she pur­posely drove her car onto the side­walk and struck the 17-year-old, who was walk­ing to school, ac­cord­ing t o Colum­bus po­lice. After knock­ing the girl down and run­ning over her l eg, Woody st opped and backed up, driv­ing over the leg a sec­ond time. QFM96 re­ported Woody gen­er­ously gave the girl a ride to her fa­ther ’s house, where she dropped her off with­out re­port­ing the in­ci­dent. Woody later turned her­self in at po­lice head­quar­ters and faces charges of felo­nious as­sault, ag­gra­vated ve­hic­u­lar as­sault and en­dan­ger­ing chil­dren. The daugh­ter was treated for two frac­tures to her left leg.

Coolidge, Ari­zona, res­i­dent Victor Pratt boasts that he’s played with snakes his whole life. So when a rat­tlesnake slith­ered by dur­ing a fam­ily party at a nearby lake Sept. 7, Pratt grabbed t he viper and showed t he kids “how to catch it and I was play­ing with it like lit- tle kids do. I wasn’t think­ing. I was show­ing off,” he ad­mit­ted to FOX 10 News. The rat­tler ap­par­ently didn’t want to play along and bit Pratt on his face and neck. Pratt’s sons quickly drove him to a nearby emer­gency room, and he was later air­lifted to Ban­ner-Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter Phoenix, where Dr. Steven Curry treated him. “There is a 100 per­cent chance he would have died if he’d not made it to the hospi­tal within min­utes,” Curry noted. Pratt re­mained un­con­scious for sev­eral days. He t old re­porters he had learned his les­son and would not play with rat­tlesnakes again.

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