Memphis resident alleges MAS employee Glen Andrews trespassed on his property, threatened him and used his ACO badge to impersonate a police officer. MAS director James Rogers said that since the incident occurred off the clock, meh. (Thanks to everyone who sent me this link.)
Treating Our Citizens Like Dogs by Henry Rollins
The federal government plans to start playing recordings of barred owls in CA, OR and WA in order to attract other barred owls who will then be shot in a misguided effort to “save” spotted owls. (Thank you Karen.)
France: A woman was walking her dog when both were reportedly attacked and seriously injured by six feral cats. I have never heard of such an incident. The article offers speculation that summer heat might have made the cats aggressive.
China: You probably think you love your pet but do you love your pet enough to attempt to smuggle him on board a plane disguised as lunch?
Canada: A little tree in Alberta is apparently the most satisfying back scratcher imaginable. (Thanks Valerie.)
UK: Zookeepers lured escaped chimps back to their living area with “ice cream and fizzy drinks”. I can’t tell you how many times this evil tactic has been used against me.