Latest Mike Pastore Stories

2009-08-19 14:22:23

New York animal authorities say a raccoon captured at City Hall earned the nickname Houdini when it escaped from its metal cage. Mike Pastore of Animal Care & Control said he was summoned to City Hall for the first time in his 15 years on the job Tuesday to capture a raccoon spotted on the roof by construction workers, the New York Post reported Wednesday. Pastore said it didn't take him long to catch the raccoon in a metal cage, but the animal soon broke free. He's one of the strongest...

2009-01-08 12:23:04

A stray dog somehow found its way into Citi Field and spent several days investigating the new home for the New York Mets, construction workers say. Workers said the canine sniffed around the new Major League stadium until animal control workers finally arrived to capture the stray Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported. But the dog had other ideas and apparently used his inside knowledge of Citi Field lead the animal control wardens on a rainy chase through the sports venue. She was...

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.