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 Talkin' Pets News
November 4, 2017
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer - Tampa Bay Emergency Animal Services
Producer - Lexi Lapp
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests -Author John Bradshaw will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/04/2017 at 5pm EST live from England to discuss and give away his new book "The Animals Among Us" How Pets Make Us Human
Cara Santa Maria, journalist and science communicator, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/4/2017 at 630pm EST to discuss "The Secret World of Animal Sleep on Smithsonian Earth
ADI General Counsel, Christina Scaringe, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/04/17 at 721pm EST to discuss their victory of exotic cats dropped from Dirk Arthur show in Las Vegas
 
 
A worried resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers rushed over — and found a particularly large zucchini.
Police were summoned to the scene in Bretten, near the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, on Thursday morning by an 81-year-old man.
They said in a statement Friday that officers determined “the object, which really did look very like a bomb” was actually a 40-centimeter (nearly 16-inch) zucchini.
The offending vegetable, which was very dark in color, weighed about five kilograms (11 pounds). Police believe someone threw it over a hedge into the garden.
Unexploded wartime bombs are unearthed frequently during construction work in Germany, often forcing authorities to evacuate tens of thousands of residents while they are defused.
 
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Riding high in the saddle...
 
A 53-year-old woman riding a horse down a busy Florida highway has been arrested and charged with driving drunk.
Polk County Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that someone called 911 about a woman who appeared confused and possibly in danger. When deputies arrived they found Donna Byrne riding her horse in the road.
Officers did a sobriety test and said she gave breath samples that registered blood-alcohol level of .161 — twice Florida’s legal limit of .08.
Byrne is charged with DUI and animal neglect for endangering and failing to provide proper protection for the horse.
Deputies took the horse to the Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control livestock facility. She was booked into the Polk County Jail.
 
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Cat in the can....
 
A small-town Oklahoma newspaper publisher found a startling front-page story practically in his newsroom: There was a hissing bobcat in the bathroom.
Sapulpa Herald publisher Darren Sumner says the wild animal jumped at him one recent morning as he was heading into the restroom at his office in Sapulpa, a Tulsa suburb.
Sumner shut the door and trapped the adult male cat inside until police and a game warden arrived. Wildlife control workers captured the bobcat in a cage and released it in nearby Pawnee County.
Neither Sumner nor the wild cat was injured in the confrontation.
Sumner said the animal likely got into his building through an open door.
 
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Oh dear.... Orange ya gonna save me?
 
A deer that got its head trapped in an orange plastic pumpkin bucket is free after residents in suburban Cincinnati spent the weekend tracking it.
WCPO-TV reports the Anderson Township Family Pet Center got calls over four days from residents concerned about the deer with the bucket stuck over its nose.
Daryl Meyerrenke at the pet center warned that it would be dangerous for neighbors to try to rescue the deer, but he says they were determined to help the animal and spent hours following it through wooded areas. Eventually, the group using animal catch poles was able to encircle the deer, and Meyerrenke’s son freed it from the bucket.
Meyerrenke says the animal immediately went to graze and drink water at a creek.
 
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It's official, people love dogs so much that we prefer them to some people, and even feel more empathy towards them than our fellow men.
 
 
In a study published in the journal Society & Animals, about 240 student volunteers looked at fake newspaper stories about attacks on both dogs and people. The four stories were about a victimized one-year-old baby, 30-year-old adult, a puppy or a six-year-old dog who was beaten "with a baseball bat by an unknown assailant," and left unconscious "with a broken leg" and "multiple lacerations."
 
Empathy levels for the puppy, older dog and baby human were on similar levels when the researchers polled their volunteers, with the adult human coming in last. The puppy was most empathized with, followed by the human baby, older dog, then older human.
 
"Subjects did not view their dogs as animals, but rather as 'fur babies', or family members alongside human children," the study said.
 
Just last month, another study published in Scientific Reports said that dogs are more emotive with their faces when their human is looking at them — indicating that they reserve specific expressions just for their two-legged best friends. And people eat it up.
 
"The findings appear to support evidence dogs are sensitive to humans' attention and that expressions are potentially active attempts to communicate," the unrelated study's lead researcher Juliane Kaminski commented.
 
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