- Kentucky Foals Dying Mysteriously
An unknown disease in central Kentucky has affected pregnant mares, causing them to lose their foals and fetuses at a rate of 700 percent more than what is considered normal. Since April 28, 2001 the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has received 318 miscarried fetuses or stillborn foals for diagnostic testing as compared to 46 for the same period last year. A number of other foals have been born weak and able to survive only for several days.
- Satellite Tracks Great White Shark
Australian scientists said on Wednesday they hope to learn more about the feeding and territorial habits of the great white shark – nicknamed Neale – after tagging the fin of one to track using satellite technology. Australians’ fascination with the menacing presence of sharks around the country’s vast coastline has been fueled by a string of recent attacks. Two surfers survived attacks off the coast off New South Wales state in the past five weeks. Three people died in separate shark attacks off popular surfing and swimming beaches in South Australia and Western Australia in September and November 2000.
- Swan Tries To Drown Woman
A Norwegian swan named Oscar, famous for his short temper, attacked an elderly woman, biting her bottom, dragging her into a lake and ducking her twice before letting go. “Oscar came flying from across the other side of the lake and bit me in the buttocks before dragging me about five meters (yards) into the water and under,” the woman told Reuters Monday.