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December 18, 2018

DEER POACHER ORDERED TO WATCH “BAMBI”

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — Some people get sentenced to prison or jail. Some are sentenced to probation. And in this case, a man has been sentenced to watch the movies. A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. A judge has sentenced David Berry Jr. to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his yearlong jail sentence. Prosecutors say Berry and others working with him would kill trophy bucks illegally for their heads — leaving the bodies of the animals to go to waste. It’s considered one of the largest deer poaching cases in Missouri history.

HUGE HOG CAUGHT NEAR FLORIDA SCHOOL

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a big pig. Authorities in Florida say a 400-pound hog was captured over the weekend in the city of Paul Bay. Florida Today reports that a wildlife trapper got a call reporting “a very large boar hog” that was tearing up sod around a playground. Police blocked traffic around the area — and trapper James Dean came along with four hunting dogs and four men. The dogs sniffed out the huge hog within minutes — and the crew tied up the swine before lugging it into a cage. Dean says the hog was euthanized.

TRUCK CRASHES THROUGH HOME, MISSES SLEEPING WOMAN

TEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) — There are a lot of things one can think after waking up from a nap. In the case of Tracy Samuels, she woke up and thought, “why is there a truck in my living room?” The answer came by way of a pickup which smashed through her home in Massachusetts. It happened last week in Templeton, when Samuels was taking a nap on the couch. The truck that encroached on her nap also destroyed the family’s Christmas tree and all the presents under it. No one was injured — and Samuel’s husband agrees that was the best part. He says the things the items they lost can be replaced — but he and his wife have been together for 27 years, and he can’t replace her.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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