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Published: Mon, October 1, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

oddly enough

Peacock takes up residence near Michigan doctor’s office

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.

A peacock has taken up residence in a Detroit suburb, and people there are trying to figure out where it came from.

WXYZ-TV reports it was contacted by employees of a Farmington Hills doctor’s office about the bird, which they had been feeding recently.

Peacocks are found at places including zoos in Michigan. There’s some concern that the peacock might not survive after wintry weather arrives.

The office is seeking an agency to take the bird.

Crickets causing a stink in Central Texas city

WACO, Texas

Several businesses in the Central Texas town of Waco are dealing with a smelly problem that won’t go away: decaying cricket carcasses.

A bank, a drugstore and other businesses have been inundated with the odorous onslaught of dead crickets that have been trapped inside walls and have collected on sidewalks.

Jani Rodriguez, the branch manager at Synergy Bank, tells the Waco Tribune-Herald that scented products have been unable to get rid of the smell.

Using air-scrubbing machines hasn’t worked, either.

Fred Huffman, an entomologist who runs a local pest-control business, says the cricket problem has been worse this year because mild winter conditions resulted in the insects’ appearing earlier than normal.

Health officials say the crickets don’t pose any direct health risks.

Associated Press


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