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Category: Weird news
October 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

After Oregon shopping trip, little bear to undergo rehab in Lynnwood

The Associated Press ASHLAND, Ore. — Some shoppers at an Oregon drug store got a surprise when they saw a bear cub scurrying down the aisles. There was no sign of its mother. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the bear has been taken to the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, for rehabilitation. Director Jennifer…

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September 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Pooch missing from Philadelphia since April turns up in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb of Tualatin, and brought her to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, said Deborah…

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August 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Experienced skydiver dies in ‘extremely hard landing’

An experienced skydiver with a fully functional parachute died Sunday afternoon after an “extremely hard landing,” according to a spokesman for Kapowsin Air Sports at Sanderson Field in Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ryan Erickson, who was an experienced skydiver. Erickson had completed nearly 1,000 successful jumps in the past. On Sunday,…

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Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter, Weird news | Topics: accident, fatal, Kapowsin

August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: Bellevue, bigfoot, Chicken

August 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Wildlife agents to trap mama otter suspected in Pilchuck River attack

Wildlife agents believe they’ve found the otter that attacked a woman and her grandson at a swimming hole on the Pilchuck River. Last Thursday, Bryce Moser was swimming in the river with his grandma, Lelani Grove, when he apparently got too close to the otter. The animal attacked Moser, and when Grove attempted to save her grandson, it…

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