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Animal Stories From Around The Nation

by Countable | 12.15.17

Headline of the week: "Service dog causes chaos at ‘Cats’ performance"

Kind of seems like taking that hunter dentist to a performance of The Lion King.

During the opening number of the Broadway mainstay "Cats," a service dog “got away from its owner and ran after [the character] Bombalurina,” according to the New York Post. An usher “intervened and returned the wayward canine to its mortified owner.”

A spokesperson for the musical said:

"In the storied history of ‘Cats,’ this is the first time one of the actual cats was involved in an incident with a dog. We’re pleased to report that no animals or humans were harmed in the dust-up, and the performance continued without a hitch."

Cat Off A Hot Tin Roof

Brook Lopez needed to leave L.A. for four road games. But the Southern California Skirball Fire was inching closer to his – and Poupin’s – Bel Air Crest home. What to do about his 10-year-old Maine coon?

"I had a car service for my cat," Lopez told the Orange County Register.

After Lopez’ limo driver dropped him off at the Lakers team plane, the basketball player revealed the cat carrier wouldn’t be joining him on board.

Lopez instructed the driver to take Poupin – who has an Instagram account – to his mother’s house in Fresno. The NBA star was so committed to getting Poupin four hours north that he forgot to check how much it would cost.

"I didn’t ask," Lopez said. “My financial guy is going to be mad at me. I wasn’t fiscally responsible.”

Someone’s Been Spying On My Nightmares

There’s a new record for the largest python captured in the Florida Everglades.

Three hunters bagged a 17-foot, 132-pound Burmese python that could "pretty much kill any full-grown man." That’s according to hunter Jason Leon, who told NBC 6 that “if that snake was alive right now, it would probably take like three of us to be able to control that snake.”

The snake was shot as part of the South Florida Water Management District's python elimination program. The invasive species are devastating wildlife in the Everglades.

—Josh Herman

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  • NoHedges
    12/15/2017
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    Lovely, now how is this related to governance? At least find headlines or stories with tangential humorous connections. I do not use Countable for either sport gossip or kitten stories. The Enquirer and YouTube are sufficient. Consider profiling the work being done at DKMS instead, it may not be as cute and cuddly, but it has the potential to save American lives. Or, if you must feature animal stories, how about the one on the owner of Tru Moo milk or the breaking story in Lancaster featuring Santa Paws/Claws. Anything else....

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  • PaxAmericana
    12/15/2017
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    This is irrelevant “fluff.” I️ was hoping for interesting stories of animal abuse or legislation. Instead I️ read about dogs running onto the stage of a broadway show.

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  • RadicalModerate
    12/17/2017
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    There’s some rabid dogs in the Whitehouse. Ohh. I’m sorry it’s the evangelicals.

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  • S
    12/16/2017
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    That actor in Cats must have been doing a bang up job in their role!

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  • HockeyGuy
    12/17/2017
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    Poisonous snakes continue to occupy the White House and spew their venom daily!

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