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  1. Wildlife sanctuary operator in Tampa hospital after saving rhino from wildfire

    Bizarre News

    TAMPA — A wildlife sanctuary operator who saved a rhinoceros from a fire Friday is recovering at Tampa General Hospital after sustaining second-degree burns on 18 percent of his body, his doctors and fire officials said.

    Zookeeper Donovan Smith was hospitalized with burns after trying to keep "Walter" his rhinoceros and two big cats safe Friday during what has become a 7,000 acre fire in the Naples area.  [Photo from GoFundMe]
  2. Video: Deputy wrestles feisty alligator

    Wildlife

    MACON, Ga. — An alligator has been apprehended at a park in central Georgia after a sheriff's deputy wrestled the creature.

  3. 12-year-old boy found driving alone for 800 miles across Australia

    World

    SYDNEY — Some of you probably think your adolescence was filled with adventure because you drove your parents' car to the local pizza place when you were, what, 15 years old?

  4. Video captures aggressive goose attacking and knocking down police officer outside station

    Bizarre News

    A pretty hilarious video of an aggressive goose attacking a police officer outside an Indiana police station has gone viral.

    This goose attacked a police detective outside a police station in Indiana recently. Wire photo.
  5. 8-year-old boy learns to drive on YouTube, then drives to McDonald's for a cheeseburger

    Bizarre News

    Kids do the darndest things — especially if it will get them a cheeseburger from McDonald's.

    An 8-year-old Ohio boy craved a McDonald's cheeseburger so badly that he learned how to drive on YouTube, then drove to a restaurant to get one. [Associated Press]
  6. Facebook video shows horse attacking gator in a field near Gainesville

    Bizarre News

    A video posted on Facebook appears to show a horse attacking a gator at Paynes Prairie near Gainesville.

    A Facebook video captured a horse attacking a gator near Gainesville.
  7. Video: Florida sheriff's stern warning to heroin dealers goes viral

    Crime

    A Florida sheriff stood among his deputies — clad in all-black tactical gear, masks and sunglasses — describing his plan to combat a devastating opioid epidemic.

    In a new public service announcement released last week, Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell takes a stern approach in talking about the heroin problem in his community, telling dealers to "run." The video has since gone viral. [Image from video]
  8. Videos show passenger being dragged from overbooked United Flight 3411

    Airlines

    CHICAGO — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for the airline insisted that employees had no choice but to contact authorities to remove the man.

    In the video, three security officials speak with the passenger on United Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville before they throw him against the armrest and dragging him out of the plane. [Image from Audra D. Bridges' Facebook post]
  9. Dead alligator in Florida dorm room means warning for students

    Wildlife

    FORT MYERS — Wildlife officials say they've issued warnings to three Florida Gulf Coast University students who took a dead alligator to a dorm room and posted pictures of it on social media.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say they've issued warnings to three Florida Gulf Coast University students who took a dead alligator to a dorm room and posted pictures of it on social media. [News-Press]
  10. Hey look, this time the big alligator on a golf course wasn't in Florida (w/video)

    Wildlife

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Carrie Moores says she had only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That changed this week during a chance encounter with a very big gator on the golf links.

    An alligator walks on a fairway at Kiawah Island Club's River Course, in Kiawah Island, S.C., on Monday. Carrie Moores told the Post and Courier of Charleston she was taking photographs at a golf fundraiser for a free medical clinic when the gator approached some golfers who had their backs turned. She quickly snapped the picture and warned the golfers, who hopped in carts and safely drove off. [Carrie Moores via AP]