Tranquilizers used on roaming deer at Texas school
SAN ANGELO, Texas
A deer that wandered on to a West Texas college campus has been removed safely by officers who used tranquilizers to bring down the buck.
The San Angelo Standard-Times reported that an animal-control officer with a rifle fired tranquilizer shots into the deer Monday at Angelo State University.
Officer Toby Allen says the more than 100-pound deer wandered between some structures and ended up near a building window at the school in San Angelo, about 225 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
ASU police Chief James Adams says no property was damaged. Game wardens transported the deer to a state park for release.
Leonor Constancio, who works in ASU’s communications and marketing office, saw the deer and said Tuesday it’s a miracle the animal didn’t get hurt.
State slug? Michigan’s UP having fun with effort
People are having a little fun with an effort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to make a fictional creature the state’s official slug.
WLUC-TV reports the creator of the Amorous Spotted Slug is Larry Buege. He’s an advocate for Slug Lovers In Michigan Empowered, or S.L.I.M.E., and says people across the Upper Peninsula are involved in an effort to collect signatures.
The goal is 10,000 signatures. If they do that, they’ll send the idea to state lawmakers for consideration.
Pat Black is executive director of the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says it’s a creative way to try to attract visitors.
The Upper Peninsula is known for natural wonders such as Tahquamenon Falls as well as unusual tourist attractions such as the Mystery Spot.
NY man gets summonses for laughing too loudly
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.
A New York man says he didn’t know it was a crime to laugh.
Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, on Long Island, was slapped with two summonses for “disturbing the peace.”
Police responded to his home Feb. 12 and 13 after receiving complaints from his next-door neighbor that his loud laughs could be heard across the driveway.
The 42-year-old was charged with acting “in such a manner as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct, or be offensive to others.”
At his arraignment Tuesday, a judge declined to dismiss the charges.
Schiavelli tells the New York Post his neighbor often taunts him because of his disability. He deals with it by laughing him off. Schiavelli suffers from seizures and neurological impairments.
The neighbor didn’t respond to requests to comment.