Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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The Skinny: Sea serpent II on Calif. beach

Creepy beaches

sea Serpent II washes in

For the second time in a week, an oarfish attracted gawkers on a Southern California beach. The 14-foot rare, snakelike fish washed up Friday in Oceanside. While it's unusual to find the deep-water fish near shore, a snorkeler off Catalina Island found a dead 18-footer Oct. 13. The Catalina Island Marine Institute says oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. They are likely responsible for sea serpent legends.

Midnight munchies?

Gator moseys up to Walmart door

A 6-foot alligator stopped by a Walmart in Apopka late Saturday and scuttled close enough to open the sliding doors, authorities said. Shopper Robin Watkins said, "It was neat. But I am glad they locked the doors for safety." The police arrived and called state wildlife officers. But before they arrived, the gator headed to a lake behind the store, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Dr. Spock nearby

Baby boy born in Calif. bookstore

A woman walked into a Los Angeles-area Barnes & Noble looking for books and came out with a baby instead. Firefighters delivered the boy Friday night in the bookstore's lobby, Torrance Fire Department Capt. Steve Deuel said. The firefighters were deciding whether to put her in an ambulance when "the baby made that decision for them." The captain added, "Occasionally nature writes the script, not us."

Why Uncle Si?

No brain behind scarecrow heist

Four moms of fourth-graders at Ball Ground Elementary School in Georgia spent more than 40 hours creating a scarecrow that looks like Duck Dynasty character Uncle Si Robertson for a local contest. But the camouflage-clad figure in the town about 50 miles north of Atlanta was stolen, and a $1,000 reward offered. The Cherokee Tribune reports police found it destroyed after this clue led to an arrest Friday: Si was seen for a while on a nearby porch.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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