Sept. 4 Only in America

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Moose on the loose at North Dakota football practice field

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A female moose looked like she was trying out for running back as she loped across a football practice field at the University of North Dakota. University spokesman David Dodds says the moose wandered into Grand Forks overnight and found its way onto old Memorial Stadium on campus Tuesday morning. Dodds says all the gates have been shut, and the animal is being confined to the practice field until the moose can be safely released. UND Police tweeted video of the moose running on the practice field and asked everyone to stay away “so that the moose doesn’t become stressed or panicked.” In the meantime, North Dakota football players are practicing next door for Saturday’s game against rival North Dakota State in Fargo.

Black bear found sleeping on restroom sinks in lodge

BIG SKY (AP) — A black bear was found in a Montana lodge by visitors who were surprised to find him sleeping in a restroom. KTMF-TV reports the bear was asleep on the countertop between two sinks Saturday at Bucks T-4 Lodge in Big Sky. Officials say the bear entered the restroom through a window and then could not get back out using the window or the restroom door, which was closed. Officials say no one was injured and the bear was safely transported from the property.

Dogs can take late summer swim at ‘Itty Bitty Doggie Dive’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Dog owners can treat their pooches to a late summer dip at the Virginia city of Alexandria’s annual Itty Bitty Doggie Dive. Dogs under 25 pounds will have a pool all to themselves on Sept. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center Memorial Pool. Tickets are required to attend and may be reserved online. A separate event — the Big Dog Day Swim — is scheduled for Sept. 21, but is already full. The events follow the end of summer pool season and offer dogs the chance to swim and play games in the city’s outdoor pools before they are drained and cleaned for the winter