kicking, the goose is expected to make a full recovery.
(Esther Lotz via AP)
Burlington, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a goose
that got stuck in a pizza delivery driver's car grille in Vermont is
expected to make a full recovery.
Driver Ryan Harrington said he saw a goose waddling
across the road in Burlington. He slammed on his brakes, but heard a thud
and knew he struck the bird. But he wasn't prepared to see it stuck in his
car — and alive — when he returned to work.
His manager got through to a police dispatcher who
alerted authorities and a nonprofit animal rescue group. The fire department
arrived to help free the goose, named Roberto, or Roberta if it's a girl.
The goose was taken to a wildlife rehabber in Poultney
who says it may have a broken pelvis, but they expect it will survive.
Woman who got postcard sent in 1993
tracks down sender
Springfield, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman who
recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who
sent it to his children more than two decades ago.
Kim Draper's story about the mysterious Hong Kong
postcard was published in The State Journal-Register in Springfield.
Masrour Kizilbash sent the postcard to his family while
working overseas in 1993. He told the newspaper that he was "fascinated with
the area" and wanted to share his experiences. At that time, there were no
cell phones or internet and international calls were costly, so he instead
opted to send postcards.
Kizilbash's family was living in Springfield at the
time. He always figured that they had received the postcard.
U.S. Postal Service officials said the card could've
gotten tied up in Hong Kong or might've been stuck in old equipment.
With the help of social media, Draper learned that
Kizilbash's son, Mohammad Kizilbash, now lives in suburban Chicago. A
reunion with the postcard is planned.
"I thought that was really gracious of her, she went
out of her way to track us down," Mohammad said. "I'm looking forward to
getting this postcard. This is one to keep."
Draper would ideally like to appear with the
Kizilbashes on a TV show to give them the card, but if that can't happen,
she'll drive to Chicago and give it to them in person.
"I won't mail it. I don't want it to get back in the
mail system, and I really want to meet them," Draper said. "I am surprised
about how the story has spread," she said. "But at the same time it's
heartwarming. I think it made people want to know the family and it's one of
those cool stories that you want to hear the end."
Officer trying to rescue kitten finds
a bobcat instead
Stratham, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire police
officer says the kitten he was trying to pick up in a parking lot turned out
to be a bobcat, which then jumped onto the roof of a Burger King.
Stratham Officer Matt Callahan said he saw the "kitten"
run under a car. It eventually climbed a tree near the restaurant. Once
Callahan realized he was dealing with a young bobcat, he called state Fish
and Game officers.
He also stood in the drive-thru line to alert customers
in case the bobcat decided to come down, but it climbed onto the roof and
took a catnap.
Callahan says he and the conservation officer climbed
up and put the bobcat in a crate. The bobcat was released at a wildlife
(Matt Callahan/Stratham Police Department via AP)