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When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

The rise of legal marijuana seems to be fueling a spike in the number of pets that become unhappily high off of pilfered treats. The dose is rarely fatal, but it can be a buzzkill.
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Champion Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing. Nearly 90 pounds was shaved away. The sheep's body weight reportedly dropped by half.
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Bat Dog For Greensboro, N.C., Minor League Baseball Team Plays Last Game

Her name is Miss Babe Ruth and last night in North Carolina, she took to the field for the final time for the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The dog has been a fan favorite for years retrieving bats and taking balls to umpires at the minor league ballpark.
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Woolly Mammoth: Shearer Saves Hugely Overgrown Sheep

A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep's weight reportedly dropped by half.
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Warning Calls Decoded: Squirrels Take Up Bird Alarms To Foil The Enemy

It can take more than just a keen ear to figure out what animals are saying. Sometimes, scientists are learning, you have to talk back to map the rich networks of conversation in a forest.
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Dean Jones, Herbie's Driver In Disney Movies, Dies At Age 84

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.
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Economic Concerns Fuel Campaign To Save The Sage Grouse

Many in the West are backing an effort to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. By saving the bird, they feel they can save the culture and customs of the West as well.
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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group, don't want that to happen.
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WATCH: Octopuses Appear To Take Up Arms As Submarine Warfare Escalates

An Australian bay has gotten a bit too crowded for the local octopuses, who have been fighting and bullying each other. They now appear to be hurling shells as weapons — and there's video evidence.
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Small Shocks Help Enormous Birds Learn To Avoid Power Lines

With wingspans over 9 feet long, California condors are so big that they're at risk for electrocution when they fly into or land on power poles. One San Diego program seeks to change this behavior.

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