Odd Side – February 19, 2019

Veterinarians Revive Cat That Nearly Froze in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Veterinarians in Montana revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being found in a snowbank covered from head to tail in ice and snow.

Dr. Jevon Clark of the Animal Clinic of Kalispell said Thursday that Fluffy was unresponsive and her body temperature didn’t register on the clinic’s thermometers when her owners brought her in a week earlier.

Staff warmed the cat using towels, cage warmers and intravenous fluids. Clark says Fluffy is normally a little crabby, so when she began growling, he knew she would be fine.

Voters Reject Plan to Name Streets in German Municipality

BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks.

Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council’s plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the proposal.

The proposed change was intended to make it easier for people, including police, emergency and delivery services, to find their way around the municipality of some 2,200 residents.

Hilgermissen was formed in the 1970s out of several villages. Addresses currently consist of a house number and the name of a former village, a system that has become more unwieldy as new buildings are added.

Three locals organized the referendum to oppose street names. Sunday’s result is binding for two years.

Camels Found Wandering in Arizona Yard Are Back Home

SAHUARITA, Ariz. (AP) — Two camels in southern Arizona are back home after going for an impromptu trek in the desert.

Pima County sheriff’s officials said authorities Tuesday found the owners of the runaway camels.

Deputies were called to a residence in the town of Sahuarita on Monday night and found the camels roaming a front yard. They were able to corral the animals away from the property.

Deputies say it’s not unusual to get calls from time to time about livestock on the loose.

Inmate Falls Through Ceiling Trying to Escape From Jail

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An inmate fell through the ceiling while trying to escape from a jail in Indiana.

Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer posted that 28-year-old Blaze Ayers bolted from officers and locked himself in a medical room on Monday. When officers got into the room, Ayers had made his way into the ceiling.

The sheriff says Ayers eventually fell through the ceiling and onto the floor of the jail’s booking area. Officers used a stun gun to subdue him after he refused to surrender.

The sheriff says the attempted escape caused extensive damage to the ceiling.

Ayers was treated for minor injuries and is charged with attempted escape and criminal mischief.

Hungry Bear Goes for Ride After Getting Stuck on Trash Truck

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of a garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina.

News outlets report that a motorist called Bertie County 911 on Wednesday morning about a bear hanging off of the truck on U.S. Route 17.

Apparently, the snack-seeking bear climbed into the trash truck during a stop and became trapped after the driver secured the netting that prevents garbage from blowing out.

Sheriff John Holley says a deputy stopped the truck with the bear perched on top just outside of Windsor. The driver, who hadn’t been aware of the stowaway, pulled back the net and the bear ran off before the truck continued on to the landfill.