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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Just like the famous story back in the day about how a mountail lion attacked Roy Rogers while he was out riding around his ranch and tore off one of his brand new boots; a Northern California family also had a close call with one of the brazen mountain cats.

Mark Dolph said he was preparing a meal with his family in their rural, mountainous Pollock Pines, Calif., home when they heard their cats raising a ruckus by the front door.

"I look and I see the door ajar," Dolph said, "but then I looked down right here at the steps and the mountain lion had its head and front paws about three steps down."

Dolph quickly herded his family into a pantry, armed himself with a pinata bat and called 911. Police arrived at the home about a half hour later, but the cougar had already left.

Dolph said the mountain lion made a mess in the kitchen, breaking several dishes and somehow managed to turn on the water faucet. He said the family's cats hid and survived the invasion.

The mountain lion, also referred to as a cougar, apparently got inside by opening an unlocked door, Dolph said.

The U.S. Forest Service says mountain lions prefer to avoid confrontation with humans and the chances of encountering one are quite small.

Other cougar encounters have occurred this year, however, including a particularly aggressive mountain lion that walked right up to a Canadian woman's home and bared its teeth -- while she filmed from the other side of the window.


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Sometimes a Great Selfie Involves a Little Risk

A young woman suffered injuries and was rushed to a hospital after falling from a bridge while taking selfies, according to police in California. The Placer County Sheriff's Office said that the woman, who was not identified, and a group of her friends from the Sacramento area, were walking on the girders underneath the Foresthill Bridge. The woman took a selfie and fell from the girders, landing on the trail approximately 60 feet below. She was rushed to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she is being treated for broken bones. She is expected to survive. "The walkways under the Foresthill Bridge are closed for the protection of our residents and our community. Any trespassers found on the bridge will be cited. Be safe and tour the bridge from the sidewalks above. This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family," a spokesperson for the The Placer County Sheriff's Office said.


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Police in California, released photos of a woman, who was found wandering on the streets naked. Fresno Police asked the public for help in identifying a woman who was naked with just a sports bra on when she was found wandering a street in the early morning hours. The woman did not give police much information. She told police that her name was Joanna, and that she is a mermaid. She told police that her hair was wet because she had been in a lake. The woman was taken to a hospital for observation. Police identified the woman as 5 feet and 4 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair, and she has webbed toes on both feet. The woman, whose identity was not released, came to Fresno last week. She was visiting the area as she was contemplating moving there.

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hi lewis, are those people stupid enough to pay that much money to clean up polar bear poop? you wouldn't catch me doing that in a million years. -richard
[What? Do you hate animals? Some people pay to swim in dolphin tanks, and that water is full of poop.]

It's easy enough to stop a fan blade with your tongue if you just make the fan run backwards and you have no threat of cutting your tongue.
[Sounds like you put a lot of thought into this.]

Zewis, FYI there are plenty o black bears and violent Canada Geese on the golf course at the Massanutten 4 seasons resort near Harrisonburg VA. I will send pictures when I can get some. The bears and whitetail deer also frequent the ski slopes in the winter. Last winter even a flock of wild goats tried out the expert runs. Im sorry that I dont have any pictures of naked former girlfriends or sporting animals to share. a long time fellow Bizaro, Kenn
[Well, naked animals, naked girlfriend; depending on who you're with one might be as good as the other.]

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