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Published: Fri, July 11, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

oddly enough

Great fall was too much — Humpty Dumpty to be rebuilt

SALEM, Ore.

The nursery rhyme proved right: Humpty Dumpty couldn’t be put together again.

But the owner of an Oregon tourist attraction vows to build Humpty anew.

Last weekend, two men planning a photograph jumped on the wall where the statue of rebar, cement, sand and plaster had sat for 40 years.

And, you know how it goes: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

Sculptor Roger Tofte told the Salem Statesman Journal Humpty was in too many pieces to fix, but the two men offered to pay for a new one. He says it will take a month to build.

The 84-year-old Tofte has been running the Enchanted Forest along Interstate 5 south of Salem since 1971. It’s 20 acres of rides and sculptures based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

Pig threatens 2 children walking through Maine woods

OAKLAND, Maine

Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.

Capt. Rick Stubbert told the Morning Sentinel that the children were walking along a trail in the wooded area between the local middle school and the high school about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when the pig confronted them “screaming at the kids and chasing them.”

The children were so frightened they flagged down a police officer. Police did not disclose the children’s age.

Officers, including animal control, responded to the scene, and although they found tracks that confirmed the pig was real, they didn’t find the animal.

Stubbert said he doesn’t know where the pig came from or why it might have been acting aggressively.

Cat in central Florida goes wild; owners call 911

DELAND, Fla.

A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911.

Police said the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs Saturday, causing the couple to retreat to a bedroom, where they called 911.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Teresa Gregory told the dispatcher she had mistakenly stepped on the cat’s tail earlier in the day and the cat went after her husband. They locked Kush in the bedroom for most of the day. When they finally opened the door, Kush wasn’t happy.

Kush was placed in quarantine for 10 days at a pet shelter. Officials said the owners can then take the cat back home, relinquish ownership or have it put down.

Associated Press


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