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Urban Coyotes Move To The City
2012-10-05 21:52:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Urban coyote populations could be just the beginning of animal predators making their way towards the big cities. Scientists have located a coyote territory about five miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport that has been around for at least six years. "That's an indication that they don't have to go far to find food and water. They're finding everything they need right there, in the suburbs of Chicago," Stan Gehrt, an...

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2009-07-03 15:44:02

A representative for Tobey Maguire says the U.S. actor has named his first son Otis Tobias Maguire. People.com said Friday the unidentified representative offered no explanation for the newborn's name, but the Web site did explain that Tobias is the formal version of Maguire's first name. The 34-year-old star of the Spider-Man trilogy is married to 32-year-old Jennifer Meyer. The couple met in 2003 and has a 2-year-old daughter, Ruby. Otis Tobias Maguire was born May 8.

2009-04-30 07:39:12

A Canadian city bus driver in Calgary is credited with saving a cowering young dog from circling coyotes by simply opening the bus door. Dawn Hagel said she was driving Tuesday when she spotted the 16-month-old Australian cattle dog cringing beneath a parked pickup truck at the side of the road and two coyotes circling it. Hagel, who owns two dogs herself, told the Calgary Sun she pulled alongside and opened the door. He was in the bus in a heartbeat -- he knew it was a much better fate, she...

2006-08-04 08:10:10

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Model-turned-actress Andie MacDowell still looks like a Hollywood star but these days she seems to see herself more as a mother hen -- and in her latest movie she was cast as exactly that. The animated family movie "Barnyard," which opened on Friday, is about farm animals who, when the farmer's back is turned, start walking, talking, eating pizza and partying like humans. MacDowell, a 48-year-old mother of three children, provided the voice...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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