Weird news


July 20, 2017

Buffalos have been roaming through a New Hampshire town.

Police in Gilford spent Tuesday afternoon corralling a herd of buffalo that got loose from a local farm. They say on Facebook the buffalo are "scared and running". They asked drivers not to approach the buffalo or blow their car horns.

The Bolduc Farm tells WMUR-TV that nine of the buffalo have made it back. Police are still looking for a mother and two yearlings.

Robert Bolduc says the buffalo may have been startled by some construction work and found a weak spot in a fence.

A Pennsylvania man says he was attacked by a raccoon as he worked on his car outside his home, and killed the animal with the only weapon he had a hammer.

Dan Waldenville tells the Tribune Review that he was underneath his Jeep on Monday when the seemingly rabid raccoon ran up and bit him on the head.

Patrolman John Carilli says he arrived to shoot the animal, only to see the hammer-wielding Waldenville in a stand-off with it. The officer says the creature stood up on two legs to charge Waldenville, who whacked it about three times until it fell dead.

Waldenville says he felt compelled to kill the raccoon when he saw it heading for his neighbour's yard, where small children live.

Waldenville is undergoing treatment for rabies, though the animal's remains are being tested.

A southern California mom says that when she prayed her fourth birth would be a fast one, she couldn't imagine it would happen in an Uber car on the way to the hospital.

Erica Davidovich and her husband, Niv, used the ride-hailing app when she started having contractions on Friday in Los Angeles.

She tells KABC-TV that her previous three children took hours to arrive, so she figured she had time to get to the hospital.

But they didn't make it far before they asked the driver to pull over in a parking lot. Erica says her husband delivered a healthy baby boy in the back seat.

The driver, Raymond Telles, says he managed to remain calm. He visited the family on Monday and presented them with a gift an Uber onesie.