<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.comen-usSat, 24 Mar 2018 01:10:29 -0500Sat, 24 Mar 2018 01:10:29 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[‘High’ Tea Parties Come to Los Angeles]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:55:19 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2018-03-22+at+6.54.08+PM.png

Now that cannabis is legal in California, there is a demand for more diverse cannabis products. Some women are turning to cannabis tea to spice up parties but also to ease pain.

<![CDATA[Sling Shot Ride Reaction Turns Hilarious]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:56:38 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sling_Shot_Ride_Reaction_Turns_Hilarious_1200x675_1189842499803.jpg

Viral video shows the hilarious reaction of two Florida State University soccer players as they're launched on a sling shot ride in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One theme park ride, but two very different reactions.

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<![CDATA[Pickle-Flavored Slush Coming to Sonic]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:41:06 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SONIC1.jpg

There are fried pickles, pickle-flavored chips and other options for all the pickle lovers out there. But soon there'll also be a pickle-flavored slush, thanks to Sonic.

The drive-in chain announced Friday it will soon serve a pickle juice slush, likely beginning in early June.

“Quite simply, pickle juice is fun,” said Scott Uehlein, vice president of product innovation and development. “Nothing says summer like a SONIC slush and only SONIC can bring a completely on trend beverage flavor into 3,500 restaurants. The Pickle Juice Slush launches nationwide in June for a limited time only.”

According to Food & Wine, which got a sneak preview taste test of the new slush at Sonic's Oklahoma City headquarters, the treat's syrup has a "sweet and tangy" punch to it.

Customers will also be able to add pickle juice to any drink.

Photo Credit: Sonic]]>
<![CDATA[Cows Wander New York Highway After Snowy Pileup]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:21:17 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cow+2.JPG

Dozens of cows roamed an upstate New York highway early Friday morning after escaping a tractor-trailer that got into a multi-vehicle pileup, video shows.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[A Perfect Match: Husband Donates Kidney to Wife]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:36:30 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+KIDNEY+TRANSPLANT+THUMB.jpg

A man gave his wife the ultimate wedding anniversary present: his kidney. After the wife was diagnosed with a disease and found out she needed a kidney transplant, doctors determined that her husband was a perfect match.

<![CDATA[Teacher Who Fed Puppy to Snapping Turtle Under Investigation]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:36:27 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_turtlepuppy0314_1500x8451.jpg

A beloved science teacher at an Idaho high school is under investigation after he allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students.

Robert Crosland, a science teacher at Preston Junior High School, is accused of feeding the puppy to the turtle in his classroom after school hours.

Jill Parrish, an animal rights activist with children at the school, reported the incident after hearing what had happened. Since then, she says she's received several threats.
<![CDATA['BBC Dad' Reflects on Mostly Fun, 'Sometimes Weird' Year]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:31:49 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/653466564-BBC-Dad-Family-Viral-Fame.jpg

The professor whose live TV interview was adorably interrupted by his two young children a year ago is reflecting on how his life has changed, "Today" reported.

"People often ask me and my wife what it has been like to suddenly become virally famous," Robert Kelly wrote in an essay published this weekend. "It has mostly been fun, and sometimes weird."

Kelly was speaking to the BBC live from his home office in South Korea last March when his 4-year-old daughter, Marion, toddled into the room. She was followed by her baby-walker bound little brother James and her mother, Kim Jung-A.

Now Kelly's known as "BBC Dad," a moniker he acknowledges the Pusan National University professor will likely carry "for the rest of my life."

Photo Credit: Yelim Lee/AFP/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[The History of Daylight Saving Time]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:24:21 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DAYLIGHT+SAVING+TIME+THUMB.jpg

Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour — but why? Before you spring forward this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.

<![CDATA[Bug Off: San Francisco Signs Suggest 'Angry' Bees in Cars to Prevent Break-Ins]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:23:44 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PreventTheftBeesSign.JPG

Some people are offering an interesting tip to protect car owners from thieves busting into vehicles in San Francisco.

At least two signs posted near Alamo Square Park encourage folks to adhere to common knowledge break-in prevention tips: lock your car, take your keys with you and conceal your belongings. The last tip is much more bizarre. It spurs car owners to "fill a decoy purse with thousands of angry, poisonous bees."

A woman who lives in the neighborhood said residents crafted the signs.

NBC Bay Area has reached out to the San Francisco Police Department for comment.

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Last year, 28,984 car break-ins were reported to San Francisco police, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. For comparison's sake, there were 24,624 car break-in reports in 2016, an 18 percent increase.

A recent NBC Bay Area hidden-camera investigation revealed thieves smashing into cars, snatching valuables and darting from the scene in a matter of seconds.

Photo Credit: Christie Smith/NBC Bay Area
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<![CDATA[Mom Shoots Son for Skipping School]]> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:10:55 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_momshootsson0308_1920x1080.jpg

Police say Michigan mom shot 17-year-old son in the back after he refused to go to school.

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<![CDATA[Caught on Cam: Grand Theft Tortoise!]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:51:57 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_tortoises0307_1920x10801.jpg

Security footage shows man stuff five pricey tortoises into his shirt, then exit Wisconsin pet store

Photo Credit: WTMJ]]>
<![CDATA[This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:47:57 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_158536083-amazon-echo-alexa.jpg

Since February, Amazon Echo users have been reporting that Alexa, its virtual personal assistant, has been breaking into laughter unprompted, NBC News reported.

People have been posting videos of childlike laughter coming from their devices. "Lying in bed about to fall asleep when Alexa on my Amazon Echo Dot lets out a very loud and creepy laugh... there's a good chance I get murdered tonight," @GavinHightower tweeted last month.

On Wednesday, Amazon said it was working on the issue, and later revealed what was going on.

"In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly hear the phrase 'Alexa, laugh,'" Nate Michel, a spokesman for Amazon, told NBC News, explaining what the company was doing to fix it.

Photo Credit: Adobe]]>
<![CDATA[Craft Stores Serve as Backdrops for Photo Shoots ]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:20:27 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/208*120/Michaels_Challenge.jjpg.png

Fake flowers, yarn, ferns, fabric and ivy are just some of the items founds in craft stores that are also being used in a social media photo challenge. 

Portraits that look like they were taken in a garden are posted on Twitter and Instagram using #HobbyLobbyChallenge and #MichaelsChallenge. 

The photo shoots started with photographer Kelsey Maggart of Indiana posting photos from a Hobby Lobby store's floral aisle.

Maggart tweeted: "shooting in hobby lobby is the new thing now am I right"

The response to her photos quickly moved to Michael's stores being used because Hobby Lobby employees reportedly frowned on their stores being used for photo shoots. 

Michael's, the largest craft store in North America, according to their website, welcomed the challenge and encouraged customers to use their location as a garden backdrop or photo studio.

"At Michaels, we are “faux real” about allowing customers to have some fun creating alluring photography in our floral department. As a company rooted in creativity, we love seeing how people put their unique spin on the #MichaelsChallenge and bring their beautiful portraits to life," said Michael's Public Relations Manager Mallory Smith in an email. 

A local Michael's aisle 10 just might serve as the next portrait session location. You may get inspiration from the images posted on social media below. 

Hobby Lobby did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Photo Credit: Michael's
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<![CDATA[Dating App Matches 'Perfect Pairs' Using DNA]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:28:23 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pheramor-dating-app-dna.jpg

Two Texas women are stirring up a lot of attention with a new dating app.  It's a lot like Tinder or Match, but the difference here is that you need to submit your DNA.


The app is called Pheramor and the company scans your DNA for 11 genes related to attraction. Those findings are paired with information from your social media profile and run through an algorithm that matches you with your perfect partner.

"Current dating apps don't give you any direction on who you should go on a first date with. You're just swipinng through pools and pools with very limited texts about who they are, and usually they are all very superficial. And the profile pictures have Snapchat filters. And so young working professionals are experiencing an epidemic of bad first dates,"

The DNA collection kits are $20 and the membership is $10 per month.

Currently the dating app is only available in Houston, but they plan to move to Austin and Boston next.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Judge Deletes Lawsuit by Man Seeking to Wed Computer]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:18:44 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-685007437.jpg

Three polygamists and a serial litigant walked into a courtroom.

If two men can now wed, can I marry my computer? the latter asked. The Dallas judge, who was not amused, knew this was "not their 'first rodeo.'" So in an emphatic ruling last month, he told them no.

But the self-described "objectophile" seeking a wedding with his laptop was nevertheless undeterred, promising Thursday he will re-file the lawsuit "with more plaintiffs."

Read more on this story from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.

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<![CDATA[Olympics Fans Wear Their National Spirit in Pyeongchang]]> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:09:05 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_18055271774971.jpg From painted faces to colored mustaches, fans from across the globe have unique ways of showing pride in their country at the Winter Games.

Photo Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Oregon Woman Pulls Parasitic Worms From Eye]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:29:14 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eye-worms-or.PNG

An Oregon woman is believed to be the first human to ever contract a rare eye worm parasite usually found in cattle. KGW's Katherine Cook reports.

<![CDATA[The Stache Heard Round the World]]> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:05:14 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+ROBERT+JOHANSSONS+STACHE+THUMB.jpg

Norway’s Robert Johansson may have gotten the bronze medal in the ski jump, but his mustache takes home the gold. Johannson said he started growing it two years ago and it has treated him well ever since.

<![CDATA[Colossal 213 Pound Bagel Breaks World Record in NYC]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:43:39 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/huge_bagel_1280x720_1158097987829.jpg

The smell of onions filled the Acme Smoked Fish warehouse as onlookers packed the room to watch an attempt at building the largest bagel and lox sandwich ever recorded. In a partnership with Zucker’s Bagels shop, the celebration arrived just in time for National Bagel and Lox Day Friday.

The enormous bagel weighed in just over 213 pounds, making it the New Guinness world record holder for the largest bagel and lox sandwich. It included 30 pounds of smoked salmon and 40 pounds of cream cheese.

The event was held at the Acme Smoked Fish facility on 30 Gem Street in Brooklyn, where Acme co-CEO Adam Caslow and Zucker’s Bagels shop founder Matt Pomerantz attempted the feat. 

According to a press release from Acme, “The companies will follow the rules set forth by the Guinness Book in order to set the record, and the sandwich will be carefully constructed and weighed before it is cut and distributed to the crowd.”

The crowd went wild after the sandwich was confirmed to weigh in over 200 pounds. Caslow, before the sandwich was completed, said he thought the task was going to be impossible.

“I want to thank everyone for being here,” he said. “I thought [Richie] was nuts. I thought there’s no way. It can’t be done. There’s no way to make the biggest bagel and lox that weighs 200 pounds.”

After the sandwich was weighed, it was sliced up and handed out to everyone to enjoy.

<![CDATA[Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:47:43 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BED+BUGS+HOUSE.+THUMB.jpg

A New Jersey house may be home to one of the worst bed bug infestations ever seen. Pest control found thousands of the tiny bloodsuckers all over the house and it took three months to get rid of them all.

<![CDATA[Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:44:02 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BED+BUGS+LIBRARY+THUMB.jpg

It may surprise you to learn that libraries have become a hotspot for picking up bed bugs. So as you turn the pages on the latest teen vampire novel, there may be an actual bloodsucker living inside.

<![CDATA[K-Pop Quiz: Olympians Guess If Groups Names Are Real or Fake]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:33:29 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/K-POP+THUMB.jpg

South Korea has a long history of producing and promoting hugely successful boy band and girl band pop acts known as “K-Pop.” We put the Olympians from Team USA to the test to see if they can tell the difference between real K-Pop group names and a fake ones.

<![CDATA[The Selfie You Never Knew You Needed]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:08:45 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/alpaca11.jpg

"Get ready to change your social media profile picture to one you never knew you needed… until now," was the opening line in a news release sent to NBC 5. Of course, we had to read more.

It came from the TxOLAN Alpaca Association, a group of alpaca owners offering "free selfies with alpacas."

The group is hosting its 2018 TxOLAN Sweetheart Spectacular at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth Friday through Sunday. TxOLAN represents the five-state region of alpaca owners in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. The goal is to educate the public about alpacas, the high demand for the animal's fiber and the business aspects of growing the livestock. 

The group wanted to let us know that during the three-day show, the public will get a chance to take a free selfie with "these photogenic animals."  

The news release from Ray McDonald included some humorous "Alpaca Selfie Tips."

The suggestions:

• Because alpacas don't have the opposable thumbs required to operate the camera, you are going to have to help them out a bit.
• Bring a smart phone or camera.
• Bring your sense of humor and perseverance.
• Alpacas prefer to be touched on the neck, sides and back. They don't love being scratched behind the ears or on the head.
• Do not stand behind the alpaca. They think you're pretty cute too and prefer to keep you in sight!
• They may hum a tune for you while you are taking your selfie. Feel free to sing along!

"How can you NOT jump at this unique chance?" wrote McDonald. If you're game, the alpacas will be in Cattle Barn 2, Cattle Barn 3 and the adjoining arena at Will Rogers from Feb. 9-11.

Photo Credit: Sweet Songs Alpacas]]>
<![CDATA[Olympian Brianna Decker's Recurring Dinosaur Nightmare]]> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:18:13 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+BRIANNA+DECKER+DREAM.jpg

We've all had that nightmare of being chased, and Olympian Brianna Decker is no different, although her nightmare has a Jurassic twist.

<![CDATA[Eagles Fan Thought She Missed Super Bowl After Surgery]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:02:26 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+FB+Super+Bowl+Teen+THUMB.jpg

Haley Parks thought she missed watching the Philadelphia Eagles play against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl after waking up from surgery to get her wisdom teeth removed. Her mother recorded the entire conversation, assuring her daughter that she did not miss the Super Bowl, and that she still had time to give the the Eagles a "pre-talk" if she wanted. Super Bowl LII is this Sunday on NBC.

<![CDATA[Philly vs. Boston Accents]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:29:30 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SUPER+BOWL+WORDS+Thumb.jpg

Water. Yard. Bagel. Car. Although the two cities heading into the Super Bowl this weekend are geographically close to one another, you’d never know it from the different ways they pronounce these words. Watch to learn all the nuances of the Philadelphia and Boston accents.

<![CDATA[Customers Hold Vigil For Burned Taco Bell]]> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:18:26 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Photo000026.jpg

Loyal customers of a Montgomery, Alabama Taco Bell destroyed by fire held a candlelight vigil Sunday night. The restaurant partially collapsed after catching fire. About 100 people came out in support of the location, paying tribute and remembering their favorite Taco Bell. The owners plan to re-open and thanked the community for their support.

Photo Credit: WSFA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Donut Shop Selling Tide Pod-Designed Doughnuts]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:39:31 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_donuts0119_1920x1080.jpg

A Kansas doughnut chain is using the latest social media stunt, the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of doughnut. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the doughnut version of the laundry capsule. 

Photo Credit: KNSW-TV]]>
<![CDATA[LimeBike Sawed in Half, Bolted to Deep Ellum Pole]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:31:48 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/limebike-twitter-pole-dallas-deep-ellum.jpg

Bikeshare provider LimeBike says they are proud to serve the people and city of Dallas -- even after someone sawed one of their bikes in half and bolted it to a telephone pole overnight Thursday.

Via Twitter, the company said Friday they had sent operational leads to Deep Ellum to retrieve the bike.

The company credited local utility services for assisting in the removal before saying they were proud to be offering their bikesharing services in Dallas.

In the months since five bikeshare companies showed up in Dallas last year there have been numerous reports of customers abandoning the bicycles in unsightly positions — in the Trinity River, up in a tree, in an Oak Cliff lake.

Many of the bike companies allow customers to simply leave the bikes at their destination -- with the promise that they'll send a team to retrieve the bike.

It's not clear who put destroyed the bike and mounted it to the pole, or whether it was done as an art installation or out of frustration. This is the first report we're aware of where one of the estimated 20,000 rentable bikes had been cut in half and mounted to a pole.

Dallas City Manager TC Broadnax on Friday sent the companies a letter asking them to clean up their mess or that the city would start removing the bicycles and placing them at a central location for retrieval by the companies.

In his letter, Broadnax did not say if the city would impose a fine on the companies for recovering the abandoned bicycles.

Photo Credit: @Limebike/Twitter
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<![CDATA[Frozen Jellyfish in Russia]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:09:46 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/frozen+jelly+fish.jpg

Moon jellies brought to the Baltic Coast by storms are turning to ice due to the bitter cold.

The unusual phenomenon has shown up on the Baltic Sea Coast in Russia.

Fascinated residents were surprised to find thousands of frozen jellyfish scattered across the local beach.

The jellies froze in the extreme cold after likely being blown onto the beach during strong recent storms.

Photo Credit: EBU]]>
<![CDATA[Dr Pepper-Drinking Texas Donkey Returns Home After 2 Years]]> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:39:10 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/192*120/Dr-Pepper-Drinking-Donkey.png

Where did Oscar, the Dr Pepper-drinking donkey go for two years? That's what his owners in Paradise, Texas, would like to find out.

Hershel Pearson submitted a photo to NBC 5 this week, showing a donkey named "Oscar" drinking happily from a Dr Pepper can.

The caption read, "Oscar, our Dr Pepper drinking donkey suddenly disappeared over two years ago, and suddenly reappeared this week."

Of course, we wanted to know more.

Pearson told us Oscar, whose job on the ranch was keeping wild hogs away, vanished without a trace more than two years ago from their farm located on County Road 3690, about eight miles outside Springtown, in Wise County.

Pearson checked with his neighboring ranchers, called the Wise County pound, and combed the area for Oscar, but no luck.

"I don't know if he was on a space mission or went to the moon or what," Pearson said. "There ain't no explanation that I can come up with."

It wasn't until this week that Oscar reappeared, apparently unharmed and — besides needing his hooves trimmed — in good health.

Pearson wasn't positive it was really him, until he opened a fresh can of Dr Pepper.

The donkey immediately began drinking it, just like old times, according to Pearson.

"I just felt like I was going to faint. I couldn't believe he showed back up," Pearson said.

We asked how Oscar became such a fan of the Texas-made drink. 

When Oscar was a foal, Pearson said, he placed his open Dr Pepper on a bench, and Oscar knocked it over and began drinking it. 

After that, Pearson gave him sips of his drink every now and then, until it eventually became routine, and grew to be Oscar's favorite beverage.

Pearson said he wonders if someone was involved with Oscar's disappearance years ago, but for now, he's just happy to have him back home.

As to why Oscar came home?

"Oh, I don't know. He probably missed the Dr Pepper," Pearson said.

Photo Credit: Hershel Pearson]]>
<![CDATA[New IKEA Print Ad Urges Customers to Pee On It]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:55:42 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/210*120/IKEA12.JPG

IKEA's new ad promises a big discount - if you urinate on it.

The new campaign reads: "Peeing on this ad may change your life."

Women are encouraged to pee on the paper and if you're pregnant.

Instead of waiting for a plus or minus symbol, a new price appears under the orignal one.

A much cheaper price, at that...50-percent cheaper.

It's part of their IKEA family discount membership.

This isn't the first time IKEA has been noticed for its ads.

Last summer, they unveiled posters that serve as both a recipe and a cooking wrapping for meals.

A new IKEA store recently opened in Grand Prairie. The first IKEA store opened in North Texas back in 2005.

Photo Credit: IKEA
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<![CDATA[Owners Reclaim Lost Peahen Found in Prosper]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:04 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/peacock-prosper-house.jpg

A North Texas family has found the owner of a peahen that showed up on their back patio Wednesday morning.

Nikki Brewer said the hungry peafowl looked like it was ready to come out from the cold and into her warm house Wednesday morning.

"We fed it a little bit of bread on our porch, and it was very skittish when we got close to it, but we knew it had to belong to someone," Brewer said in an email.

Brewer said the peahen, which is a female peacock, has been "waiting patiently" in her bathroom while she tried to track down the owner through Facebook groups and Nextdoor.

Around midday Thursday, the owners of the wayward peahen were located.

Photo Credit: Nikki Brewer]]>
<![CDATA[Frisco Approves Homes With Grass Roofs]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:17:07 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/frisco-grass-roof.jpg

Frisco city council members approved a zoning change Tuesday night that will allow for a housing development unlike anything ever built before in North Texas.

Total Environment, a developer from India, has plans to build a community of high-end homes that feature roofs covered with grass and native plants.

Plans for the development, located on 55 acres of vacant land along Independence Parkway just north of Rolator Road, include 122 houses and a series of walking trails. Only 23 of the 55 acres – less than half – will be built upon.

The houses would be expensive, with price points starting at $900,000.

The land had previously been zoned as agricultural.

Photo Credit: Total Environment]]>
<![CDATA[Chaos Unfolds When Squirrel Leaps at Officer]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:42:43 -0500 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/squirrel-brockport.gif

A squirrel that found itself trapped in the kitchen of a New York home, where it allegedly devoured cookies, appeared to soar across the room at an officer who responded to the chaotic scene. A Brockport Police Department officer's body camera captured the squirrel on camera Friday Dec. 29, 2017. Eventually, the intruder was captured and release in good health.


Photo Credit: Brockport PD]]>