Cops rescue pig near a Dunkin’ Donuts, name him ‘Pork Roll’
NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J.
Police in New Jersey say they found a lost pet pig wandering near a local Dunkin’ Donuts and nicknamed it “Pork Roll.”
Neptune Township police said June 6 they got a call over the recent holiday weekend concerning a pig wandering around the doughnuts and coffee chain store.
The department jokes an officer was able to “catch the well-fed hog and take him into custody for questioning and to provide him with a job application as our new mascot” before transferring him to the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Officials say Pork Roll’s owner picked him up from the agency.
Town works to save statue of famous harbor seal Andre
A Maine town is raising money to save the statue of a beloved harbor seal that brought the community together.
The Bangor Daily News reported Rockport’s 1978 statue of Andre the Seal is undergoing $14,000 in repairs. Two local organizations have raised most of the money, but $2,000 is still needed.
Residents recall fond memories of the orphaned seal pup, which was rescued in 1961 by local tree surgeon Harry Goodridge. Goodridge cared for the seal until it was old enough to be released into the ocean.
Andre went on to spend his winters in southern New England and his summers in Rockport for the next 25 years. The friendly seal was the subject of the 1994 film “Andre” and the book “A Seal Called Andre.”
Rare sightings of big bug draw fans from all over
Students from Japan and a researcher from New Zealand are among the scientists and hobbyists flocking to central New York for rare sightings of a big bug.
The area’s cicada brood emerges once every 17 years.
The Post-Standard says the eastern U.S. is one of three places in the world with periodical cicadas. The others are the Pacific Ocean island of Fiji, where cicadas emerge every eight years; and northern India, where they emerge every four years.
In New York, some of the cicada fans have congregated at a farm and brewery in Onondaga, just south of Syracuse.
Several researchers recorded audio and video as the cicadas’ call vibrated in the background.