A Lot Of Moo-vement Out Of The Barn
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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