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BATS GO INTO HYPOTHERMIC SHOCK DURING HOUSTON COLD SNAP

HOUSTON (AP) – Hundreds of bats got so cold underneath a Houston bridge that they plunged to the pavement in hypothermic shock. The Houston Humane Society says the recent cold snap affected hundreds of Mexican free-tailed bats that roost under the Waugh Bridge. Another group of bats elsewhere in Houston were affected as well. Center director Mary Warwick says wildlife rescuers kept the bats warm in incubators and gave them fluids. She says some were recuperating in dog kennels in her attic. Most of the 1,500 rescued bats were released yesterday.

POLICE: MAN PULLED HATCHET DURING DOUGHNUT THEFT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Police in Bismarck, North Dakota, have arrested a man they say pulled a hatchet on a convenience store clerk who tried to stop the man from stealing doughnuts. The Bismarck Tribune reports a clerk confronted Brentley Iron Road on Friday after Iron Road allegedly put packaged doughnuts in his coat. A police affidavit says Iron Road put the doughnuts back, and when the clerk asked him to leave, Iron Road pulled a hatchet from his waistband and raised it at the clerk. He left when the clerk again told him to leave. Police found the hatchet in the snow and say store video shows Iron Road shaking the hatchet at the clerk. Iron Road has been charged with felony terrorizing and misdemeanor criminal trespass. Court documents did not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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