ODDLY ENOUGH


ODDLY ENOUGH

Principal parodies Mariah to announce school’s out

FLORENCE, Ky.

Sometimes a snow day calls for a song.

That’s what a Kentucky principal did, posting a musical message for parents to let them know classes were canceled due to icy roads.

Union Pointe Academy Principal Chad Caddell posted the video Monday on the school’s Facebook page, singing “that school is canceled for today” to the tune of Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” Dressed in a long coat and fur trapper hat, he begins the parody by saying he’s got something on his heart he has to share.

Caddell also posted the video to Twitter saying “this is how we do school closings in Kentucky.”

Chilly ’gators poke heads above ice to cope with cold

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C.

Although North Carolina’s recent bitter cold snap deterred plenty of humans from sticking their noses outdoors, a group of alligators stuck their snouts into the frost and hunkered down in the name of survival.

When the alligators at Shallotte River Swamp Park recently found themselves beneath a sheet of ice as temperatures plunged below freezing, they poked their nostrils above the surface to get some air.

It was a matter of survival for the gators. When they get cold, they enter a period of dormancy known as brumation. They slow their metabolism and breathing, and before the surface ices over, they poke their noses out of the water to keep breathing. Park officials say the alligators will be on the prowl once the weather warms up.

High school on lockdown as 4 bobcats are rescued

ANTHEM, Ariz.

A high school north of Phoenix was put on lockdown for several hours as authorities rescued four bobcats from a drainage pipe.

Deer Valley Unified School District officials say a mother bobcat and her three babies apparently fell into the pipe on campus.

Students at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem were kept in their classrooms Monday as Arizona Game and Fish tranquilized the mother bobcat and got the cats safely out of the pipe.

The lockdown ended before noon.

Associated Press

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