December 21, 2012

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Mystery Creature Haunts Kentucky Farms

Unidentified assailant attacking livestock

A farming community in Shelby County, Kentucky, is on the lookout for a mysterious creature they believe to be attacking their livestock. According to farmers, the creature has been attacking, but not eating, smaller animals like goats and calves. Kevin Cox, who lost a goat in the attacks, described the scene at his farm. "I heard the goat, the dogs going off and I ran out there and I looked and saw the goat laying on the ground,” he said. Another goat, Polka-Dot, was badly wounded. Several steers also lost their ears.

In a separate incident, one farmer had to put down five goats due to severe injuries. Another witness reported being briefly followed by a creature she called “indescribable.” Most of the attacks have come at night.

County officials have enlisted the help of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department to identify and capture the creature.

Via WAVE News


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NYC Marathon Entrants Offered Refund

Officials backtrack from initial stance

After initially claiming a no-refund policy when the New York City Marathon was canceled last month due to Hurricane Sandy, officials have announced that entrants will be able to receive a refund of their entry fee from this year’s race. The New York Road Runners club informed runners that they also have the option of going for a guaranteed spot in any of the next three NYC Marathons, in which they’d have to pay an entry fee at the 2012 rate, or taking a spot in March’s NYC half marathon and paying the entry fee. The entry-fee refund only applies to runners who did not withdraw prior to October 24 and excludes the $11 processing fee. Entry fees ranged from $216 to $347.

Via Associated Press