The Water Bowl: Crazy Ants Invading U.S.
Hairy insects known as crazy ants are invading the U.S. Gulf coast, taking over homes in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Controlling populations is especially difficult because once a crazy ant is killed, more follow. –AP
Rock band The Flaming Lips has recorded a new six-hour song called "Found a Star on the Ground," possibly the longest single piece of music ever recorded, to benefit homeless animals in Oklahoma City. Proceeds from the project, which has raised $20,000 so far, will go to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. –NewsOK.com
An abandoned and starving female terrier mix jumped out of a third-story window in Massachusetts, likely because she was desperate for food. The year-old dog broke some bones and is undergoing treatment. –New Bedford Standard Times
San Francisco's dog owners are numerous – there are more dogs than children in the city – and they are hoping their strength in numbers can create some political clout. They've formed a political action committee and are focusing on the upcoming mayoral election. –San Francisco Chronicle
A 6-month-old sheep has been brought up with a springer spaniel and acts just like a dog. He fetches, walks on leash and tries to bark, too. –Orange UK