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Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car

An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine _ the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake

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Slow farm tractor flees police, setting off low-speed chase

Police say a slow-moving farm tractor that fled a traffic stop led police on a nearly 3-mile low speed chase

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Erratic driving of front-end loader leads to DUI arrest

A 35-year-old Alaska man suspected of weaving through traffic while driving a front-end loader has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol

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Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card

Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress' stolen credit card

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Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

A federal agency in Alaska wants the public's help to solve a mammoth theft

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Police: Pond shutdown during explosive device aftermath

Police say an unexploded device has been found at a Massachusetts pond by a fisherman who hooked it and brought it to the surface

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Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

An improvised method of getting rid of a snake by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland

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Bog turtle becomes New Jersey's state reptile

New Jersey has an official state reptile

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Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags

Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts

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Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave