- Dog owner Sal Santalucia, 69, took a proactive stance against the coyote invasion that has terrorized Southwest Florida, leaving three small-dog carcasses in its wake (map of the attacks here).
When Santalucia saw a coyote creeping perilously close to his miniature schnauzer, he scooped up the pooch with one hand and grabbed a 5-foot steel pipe with the other. Santalucia used the pipe to swat away the coyote for about seven minutes until police arrived. The coyote fled.
- Police near Orlando are looking for a bunch of kids suspected of sneaking two pygmy goats into a classroom overnight Monday. The kids (kids, goats, pun - get it? Sorry.) left the goats with carrots, cabbage and vegetable oil. Weird.
Eustis High School officials say the pranksters just graduated with honors.