Red Sox slugger Ortiz immortalized in corn maze
Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.
A corn maze dedicated to the player known as Big Papi was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Sterling, Mass.
Ortiz had a message for his legions of fans at the unveiling: “I love corn.”
The 8-acre maze was created by Davis Mega Maze and features a cornstalk rendering of Ortiz’s trademark home-run pose of pointing two fingers to the sky. It’s accompanied by the phrase “Thanks Big Papi.”
The maze opens to the public Saturday.
Davis Mega Maze has been carving a different design into the field every year for about 20 years. This year marks the first time a living celebrity has been featured.
Arizona woman finds 7-foot snake near trash
A suburban Phoenix woman has found a 7-foot-long boa constructor slithering near her trash can.
The Arizona Republic reported that Scottsdale firefighters were called Monday night to remove the snake, which they say was docile.
Department spokesman David Folio says this is the third snake to be found in the area. Two albino Burmese pythons were picked up in the same spot this month. Folio says the department suspects someone may be dropping off the apparently domesticated snakes.
He says none of the three snakes was aggressive.
The snakes were taken to the Phoenix Herpetological Society.
Puppy reunited with owner’s family after crash
A 7-month-old puppy that was ejected from its owner’s car during a crash in Maine and survived more than two weeks in a wooded area has been reunited with the owner’s family.
The Morning Sentinel newspaper reported that the Labrador retriever puppy, Tucker, was found by volunteers from Maine Lost Dog Recovery last week. The volunteers helped set a live trap for the puppy, which was found at the scene of the crash on U.S. Route 201 in Madison.
The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office says Tucker was on the verge of starvation.
Tucker’s owner, Shanya Pottle, was seriously hurt in the Aug. 9 crash. She was taken to a hospital in Skowhegan and later was transferred to another hospital in Portland.