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Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stopBig rig spills pig intestines on Kansas City highwayPurl jam: Finland hosts heavy metal knitting championshipNew Mexico, Colorado get fired up over hot peppersPhoto shows black bear relaxing at New Hampshire hotelFearless dog chases bear from neighbor's yardDriver escapes injury when saguaro cactus pierces windshieldChicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoonMinnesota woman who swims topless vows to return to beachPolice: Woman throws snake at driver in carjacking