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Saturday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2011.
There are 119 days left in the year.

TODAY IN HISTORY:
1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War.

1976, America's Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet's surface.

1978, Pope John Paul I was formally installed as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. (However, he died less than a month later.)

 

CELEB B-DAYS:

"Beetle Bailey" cartoonist Mort Walker is 88.

Actor Charlie Sheen is 46

Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 25.
 

CREW:

Jon Patch - Host

Karen Vance - Behavior & Agility Trainer / Co Host

Bob Page - Executive Producer

Special Guest Hour 1 – Author:  Martin P. Levin – All I Know About Management I Learned From My Dog (Book Giveaways)

Special Guest Hour 2 – Katie Cleary – Actress, Supermodel and Spokesperson for Fur Free West Hollywood

Also Erin Terjesen – Public Relations Specialist, Jarden Consumer Solutions/ECT Public Relations – Sunny Seat for Cats (Giveaways)www.sunnyseat.com

 

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Wonder Woman saves her dog from a bear... with her fist, not a golden lasso!!!

Black bears in residential neighborhoods aren�t exactly unheard of in Juneau. While many people stay inside when bears are about, one local woman says she had a different instinct when she saw her dog was in trouble.

It started out as a typical evening for 22-year-old Brooke Collins. She let her dogs out as usual but this time, she said there was a black bear outside who took hold of her dachshund Fudge. She said she feared for her pet�s life and, in an instant, ran over and punched the bear right in the face to make it let go.
 
Collins said she didn�t see the bear outside when she let the dogs out. 

Her dog suffered some claw and bite marks but they weren�t deep so she said she decided not to take Fudge to the vet. She said the dog appeared to be more shocked than injured. She�s keeping an eye on the marks and will get Fudge checked out if they appear infected.

Collins said the whole experience of a physical encounter shook her up, calling the whole thing an eye-opener. She said she�ll be taking a lot more caution from now on and definitely won�t be approaching neighborhood bears.

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If your a long time listener enjoy the song after this story.. if your new to the show, welcome to tradition!!!
 
A 73-year-old volunteer at the Denver Zoo was bitten on the hand by an alligator after a "lapse in judgment" while preparing the gator for an education program.

The 20-year volunteer, whose name was not released by the zoo, received puncture wounds on his right hand and was taken by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital. 

The volunteer was handling a 5-year-old, 4-foot American alligator at the zoo's Gates Education Center. The gator, named Bog, is used in education programs and is accustomed to people.

But this time, the volunteer had a "lapse in judgment and tried to pick the alligator up, The 10-pound gator turned back and nipped the volunteer, causing the wounds between his thumb and index finger on his right hand.

Alligator bites are rarely fatal to adults, but infection at the site of the puncture is a concern.

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As if we didn't already have enough to worry about, now it looks like space aliens are raping our pigs...
 
Aliens have been blamed for the freakish appearance of a pig born in a remote village in Guatemala.

Residents of the South American village have decided that the pig's odd human-shaped head is the doing of visitors from outer space, after strange bright lights were spotted hovering in the sky on the night of its birth.

The poor pig, which is one of a litter of 11, has been described as looking like a cross between a human and something from the Alien movies.

However, local health officials have suggested that there are more earthly reasons for the pig's appearance.

'We don't know for certain but it could have been caused by a genetic problem or by environmental pollution,' one commented.


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THERE was no sign of Dracula, but students in Transylvania did get a visit from dozens of bats that flapped through their classroom.... you know we are getting into Halloween season now...

The students at the western Romanian city were about to take an exam when they found bats flying around the room. Others appeared to be sleeping with their wings spread out on the floor.

School officials say that the creatures had probably flown in overnight through open windows.

So rather than disturb them they took the exam in another classroom.

Transylvania was home to Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century ruler who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, which has spawned dozens of movies and superstition about garlic, holy water - and vampire bats.

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A Washington state man dumped gasoline on a beehive that was in a tree and then ignited it causing an explosion in his suburban neighborhood that could be seen from a few hundred feet away.

The man lit the hive on fire in retaliation for a bee sting one of his friends got earlier that day.

The fire caused a large "whoosh" and singed the tree pretty badly but nobody was hurt. There were no flames when firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later.

No damage, except for a bunch of dead bees...  "The correct way to do that is to call a beekeeper."

Firefighters explained to the homeowner that the correct way to do deal with bees is to call a beekeeper, but it doesn't appear he'll be cited.

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Animal 'Hoarding' Often Tied to Mental Illness... 

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of cases of animal hoarding are believed to occur each year throughout the nation. While hoarders tend to be women, the compulsion to possess large numbers of animals beyond the ability to properly care for them crosses all age, gender, professional and financial boundaries.

Some of these hoarders suffer from significant mental health issues, and the phenomenon is as much a people problem as a pet problem.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a California-based animal rights law organization, believes hoarding is the number-one crisis facing companion animals today because of the sheer number of animals affected (an estimated 250,000 annually) and the degree and duration of their suffering.

What separates animal hoarding from other types of cruelty is that the chronic neglect usually is unintentional. The vast majority of hoarders love the animals and try to care for them, but often have very limited insight into the nature and extent of their problem.

With millions of unwanted pets nationwide, amassing large numbers of dogs, cats, and other sentient creatures isn't difficult. Experts say some hoarders develop a reputation as someone who will accept unwanted pets, or the animals they already own breed year after year. Others actively seek animals from shelters and individuals by perusing print and online classified ads and adoption websites.

To combat the problem of animal hoarding, a few communities, including Kern County, Calif., and Lee County, Fla., have established task forces to bring together the necessary agencies, including animal and child protection organizations, law enforcement, social services and public health departments.

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LIAR GAME: Guess which fact is a lie!

Gorillas can catch human colds

Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.

Cows were the first animals to be used for milk by humans. 

Both male and female caribou grow antlers.

 

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