Friday, May 25, 2007

Some Whacky Animal News Articles

Of Whales and Gators:

Gators recap
• 6½-foot alligator caught sunning on a downtown city lake's shore in Los Angeles

• Reptile taken to L.A. Zoo, will be put on display after quarantine period
• Gator believed to be former illegal pet dumped in park
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Whales
• Scientists will spray water at whales from fire boats

• Technique has never been tried before
• Mother and calf, who are injured, have spent more than a week in freshwater
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Florida tries to wipe out cat-sized African rats
Deep in the heart of the Florida Keys, wildlife officials are laying bait laced with poison to try to wipe out a colony of enormous African rats that could threaten crops and other animals.
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Boy bags hog said bigger than 'Hogzilla'
An 11-year-old boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet 4, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. (I'm sad to see it had to be killed to be recorded, but what's done is done.)
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