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News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Feb. 17, 2021

Awwwwww | Government in Action

Russell Jones of London couldn't figure out why his dog, Billy, was favoring one of his front paws while walking.

He took the pet to the veterinarian to have X-rays, United Press International reported, but the vet found nothing wrong. Jones, however, had recently broken his own ankle and was wearing a cast and limping.

At the $400 vet visit, the doctor suggested that Billy was simply imitating his owner. Man's best friend, indeed. [United Press International, 1/19/2021]

Bigfoot hunters in Oklahoma will be happy to know that their pastime could get its own season, KOKH reported.

State Rep. Justin Humphrey introduced a bill on Jan. 20 asking the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission to establish a Bigfoot hunting season, "set annual season dates and create any necessary specific hunting licenses and fees."

Southeastern and south-central Oklahoma is infamous for Bigfoot sightings, including a large festival (canceled this year because of COVID-19).

If passed, the bill would become effective in November. [KOKH, 1/20/2021]