Best & Strangest Local Animal Stories Of 2012

Bean, a 118-pound female Bull Mastiff from Roslindale, swallowed an entire wedge of brie and a three-inch cheese knife in January. The X-Ray shows the knife inside the dog’s stomach. (Photo Credit: MSPCA-Angell)  Read the Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Bean, a 118-pound female Bull Mastiff from Roslindale, swallowed an entire wedge of brie and a three-inch cheese knife in January. The X-Ray shows the knife inside the dog’s stomach. (Photo Credit: MSPCA-Angell) Read the Story
Six cows broke out of their pen and crashed a party in Boxford in May. “I saw one cow drinking the beer on its way down as it spilled off the table,” Police Lt. James Riter reportedly said. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Six cows broke out of their pen and crashed a party in Boxford in May. “I saw one cow drinking the beer on its way down as it spilled off the table,” Police Lt. James Riter reportedly said. Read The Story
April Britt of Northampton found a baby cardinal with two heads and three beaks in her backyard in May. (Photo Courtesy: April Britt via the Daily Hampshire Gazette)Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 April Britt of Northampton found a baby cardinal with two heads and three beaks in her backyard in May. (Photo Courtesy: April Britt via the Daily Hampshire Gazette)Read The Story
Suzy, a white poodle-mix, was hit by a Toyota traveling about 50 miles per hour on Route 44 in Taunton back on September 20th. The driver stopped, but didn’t see the dog anywhere, so he continued driving into Rhode Island. The dog suffered a concussion, but survived the 11-mile ride in the grill.  (Photo courtesy: East Providence Animal Control) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Suzy, a white poodle-mix, was hit by a Toyota traveling about 50 miles per hour on Route 44 in Taunton back on September 20th. The driver stopped, but didn’t see the dog anywhere, so he continued driving into Rhode Island. The dog suffered a concussion, but survived the 11-mile ride in the grill. (Photo courtesy: East Providence Animal Control) Read The Story
Fisherman Robert Malone caught a 27 lb. lobster near Rockland, Maine.
Malone named it Rocky before turning it over to the Department of Marine Resources, which released it back into the wild. (Photo Credit: Maine State Aquarium on Facebook) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Fisherman Robert Malone caught a 27 lb. lobster near Rockland, Maine. Malone named it Rocky before turning it over to the Department of Marine Resources, which released it back into the wild. (Photo Credit: Maine State Aquarium on Facebook) Read The Story
Sugar the cat survived a 19-story fall from her owner’s window of a Storrow Drive high rise.Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Sugar the cat survived a 19-story fall from her owner’s window of a Storrow Drive high rise.Read The Story
Rick Bellitti was taking a lunch break along the Charles River in February when he spotted a rare Atlantic Sturgeon.  “Sturgeon haven’t been seen in Boston in decades, maybe a century,” said Tony Lacasse of the New England Aquarium. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Rick Bellitti was taking a lunch break along the Charles River in February when he spotted a rare Atlantic Sturgeon. “Sturgeon haven’t been seen in Boston in decades, maybe a century,” said Tony Lacasse of the New England Aquarium. Read The Story
Zipper Truck operators found a baby deer stranded in the I-93 HOV lane back in July. The deer was later released into the Blue Hills Reservation. (Photo Credit: MassDOT)Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Zipper Truck operators found a baby deer stranded in the I-93 HOV lane back in July. The deer was later released into the Blue Hills Reservation. (Photo Credit: MassDOT)Read The Story
A scary scene played out of Nauset in July as a shark appeared to be chasing a kayaker.  It turned out to be a harmless basking shark. (Photo Credit: WBZ-TV via AP Photo/Shelly Negrotti) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 A scary scene played out of Nauset in July as a shark appeared to be chasing a kayaker. It turned out to be a harmless basking shark. (Photo Credit: WBZ-TV via AP Photo/Shelly Negrotti) Read The Story
A coyote was captured in downtown Boston back in March. (Photo Credit: Maggie O’Neil) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 A coyote was captured in downtown Boston back in March. (Photo Credit: Maggie O’Neil) Read The Story
Crews from OCEARCH began capturing and tagging Great White Sharks this year off the Cape Cod coast. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Crews from OCEARCH began capturing and tagging Great White Sharks this year off the Cape Cod coast. Read The Story
Christopher Myers survived an attack by a Great White Shark in July. It was the first documented shark attack on the Cape since 1936. (Photo courtesy: Cape Cod Times)Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Christopher Myers survived an attack by a Great White Shark in July. It was the first documented shark attack on the Cape since 1936. (Photo courtesy: Cape Cod Times)Read The Story
An adventurous bear swam the Cape Cod Canal, trekked the entire Cape, was captured in Truro and released in central Mass., only to turn up a few miles from Boston. (Photo courtesy: Lezli Rowell) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 An adventurous bear swam the Cape Cod Canal, trekked the entire Cape, was captured in Truro and released in central Mass., only to turn up a few miles from Boston. (Photo courtesy: Lezli Rowell) Read The Story
An 8-year-old pit bull named Lilly pulled her unconscious owner out of the path of an oncoming freight. Lilly was struck by the train, but survived. (Lilly is pictured here with her owner's son, Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne.) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 An 8-year-old pit bull named Lilly pulled her unconscious owner out of the path of an oncoming freight. Lilly was struck by the train, but survived. (Lilly is pictured here with her owner's son, Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne.) Read The Story
A turkey crashed through a window and flew into a Brockton High School classroom in March. (Photo courtest Sue Szachowicz) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 A turkey crashed through a window and flew into a Brockton High School classroom in March. (Photo courtest Sue Szachowicz) Read The Story
Police said 27-year old Brian McBride kicked in a glass door at the East Ocean City Restaurant in Chinatown. Witnesses say he had a fish net and was trying to snag fish out of a restaurant tank.Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Police said 27-year old Brian McBride kicked in a glass door at the East Ocean City Restaurant in Chinatown. Witnesses say he had a fish net and was trying to snag fish out of a restaurant tank.Read The Story
40 cows stolen from a Dartmouth farm turned up at a cattle auction in Pennsylvania. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 40 cows stolen from a Dartmouth farm turned up at a cattle auction in Pennsylvania. Read The Story
Gumbo the cat turned up in the woods three days after a massive barn fire in Bedford, New Hampshire. The family's pet pig sniffed him out. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Gumbo the cat turned up in the woods three days after a massive barn fire in Bedford, New Hampshire. The family's pet pig sniffed him out. Read The Story
Whales have become a fixture off the Cape Cod coast in recent years, returning each spring to feed. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Whales have become a fixture off the Cape Cod coast in recent years, returning each spring to feed. Read The Story
A Wellesley woman was stung by a baby scorpion that had stowed away in her luggage. (Photo Credit: Wellesley Police) Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 A Wellesley woman was stung by a baby scorpion that had stowed away in her luggage. (Photo Credit: Wellesley Police) Read The Story
Two golden retrievers were lost in the woods, and trapped for two weeks before one of the dogs broke free and led others back to his brother. Read The Story (Photo from Penny Blackwell)
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Two golden retrievers were lost in the woods, and trapped for two weeks before one of the dogs broke free and led others back to his brother. Read The Story (Photo from Penny Blackwell)
Complaints to Brookline Police about wild turkeys skyrocketed in late 2012. Read The Story
Best & Strangest Animal Stories From 2012 Complaints to Brookline Police about wild turkeys skyrocketed in late 2012. Read The Story
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