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The skinny: In unlikely friendship, deer stands guard over goose's nest

Unlikely friends

Nesting goose has unusual guard: a deer

An unusual springtime friendship between a deer and a nesting goose appears to have blossomed at a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y. For the past week, the deer has been standing near an urn where the goose has taken up residence, positioning itself between the urn and any passing car or foot traffic. Craig Cygan noticed the unlikely pair during his regular patrols with his goose-chasing border collies. He said there is no mate around the goose and he believes the deer has taken over the job of protecting the nest. Forest Lawn Cemetery officials are trying to arrange for a webcam so the curious can check in.

CSI basics

Robbery suspect leaves easy clue

A suspect in a North Carolina home invasion robbery is in jail after a T-shirt fell out of his car as he was making a hasty getaway, the Charlotte Observer reported Friday. No, this is not about detectives with amazing investigative skills. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a man and woman were at home when two men broke in March 29 and took a wallet and some jewelry. The suspects struggled with the man as they fled. The man found a black T-shirt on the ground outside with a photo of one of the suspects and the slogan: "Making money is my thang." Two days later Jonathan Tyrone Huntley, 25, turned himself in and was charged with common law robbery and breaking and entering. No word yet on the other suspect.

Oh really, officer?

Social media a risk, police find

Officer Trey Economidy of Albuquerque, N.M., now realizes he should have thought harder before listing his occupation on his Facebook profile as "human waste disposal." After he was involved in a fatal on-duty shooting in February, a local television station dug up the Facebook page. Economidy was placed on desk duty. The Albuquerque Police Department is adding a few new strictures to its policy on use of social media. Those who want to be law officers have to be even more careful. A police recruit in Southfield, Mich., posted this update on Facebook: "Just returned from the interview with the Southfield Police Department and I can't wait to get a gun and kick some a--." He was rejected.

Setting an example

Film role ends job at high school

A Canadian high school office assistant who moonlighted as a porn star under the moniker Samantha Ardente has been fired for her extracurricular activities. Leopold Castonguay, a Quebec School Board chairman, said Friday that the woman was suspended last month from a Quebec City-area high school after a student spotted her in a video on the Internet. The student, 14, tried to get her autograph, and she asked him to keep his discovery a secret. Castonguay said the school and the woman were unable to reach an agreement on her transfer to another job. No word on whether the student is in trouble for his video-viewing habits.

Compiled from Times wires.

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The skinny: In unlikely friendship, deer stands guard over goose's nest 04/08/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 6:13pm]

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