February 21, 2013
DENVER — Silly rabbits.
The furry creatures are wreaking havoc on cars parked at Denver International Airport by eating spark plug cables and other wiring.
To stop the problem, federal wildlife workers are removing at least 100 bunnies a month while parking companies install better fences and build perches for predator hawks and eagles.
Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says that out of 4.3 million parking transactions in 2012, three claims were submitted for rodent or rabbit damage, and none was submitted with a claim for towing.
KCNC-TV reports there's another way to stop the damage that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Mechanics say coating the wires with fox or coyote urine can rob the rabbits of their appetite. Fox urine can be purchased at many hunting shops.
Cayman Islands woman bites intruder, loses tooth
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — Police in the Cayman Islands say a woman drove off an intruder by biting him. It cost her a tooth, though.
Police Chief Inspector Robert Scotland says the woman was home alone when she woke up to find a man standing over her bed. Scotland told The Associated Press that the woman bit the intruder when he put his hand over her mouth. He then fled.
He said the woman was treated at a hospital and that police are still looking for the intruder.
Swedish ice pole-sitting contest has 6 winners
STOCKHOLM — Six contestants have braved butt-numbing cold and boredom to win an annual ice pole-sitting contest in northern Sweden.
Two women and four men shared the 20,000-kronor prize ($3,100) for remaining on 8.25-foot-tall (2.5-meter) blocks of ice during the 48-hour contest.
Competitors said the worst part of the competition was not the cold — temperatures dipped below -18 F (-28 C) — but the monotony, even though they were allowed to come down for 10-minute toilet breaks every other hour.
Organizer Annica Andersson said the contest has been held annually for a dozen years, and was brought to the Swedish town of Vilhelmnina by a local resident who had participated in a similar competition in Russia.