UPPER PROVIDENCE TWP., PA (WTXF) – Red Paw Relief is known for their work rescuing animals from fires and other emergency situations.
Typically their work involves common household pets like dogs and cats.
However, Monday they found themselves face to face with a different kind of dog; a prairie dog!
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KUSA – Larimer County Commissioners voted to euthanize around 250 prairie dogs on Tuesday as they prepare to break ground on a new county building.
Voters were promised a new county office building in 2013 to replace an “undersized” one built in the ’60s. It’s slated to sit in the heart of Loveland at First Street and Denver Avenue.
Before breaking ground, commissioners made the decision about the prairie dogs after months of discussion.
“Larimer County is going to humanely trap and euthanize [them],” Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly said.
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Laissez les bon temps rouler
This is English transposed into Cajun – an American derivative of French. Most purist French speakers wouldn’t say it. The equivalent phrase in French would be something like ‘que la fête commence’, or ‘allez, on va s’amuser, on fait la fête, qu’est-ce qu’on s’amuse!’ and afterwards we would say ‘qu’est-ce qu’on s’est bien amusés, c’était trop bien!’
(* also rendered as “Laissez les bon temps roulez”, not technically grammatical as “rouler” is the infinitive form)
Actually, “laissez les bon temps rouler” is also ungrammatical, since “les” is plural and “bon” is singular. The phrase could be put in either singular or plural, but not in both at once! “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (“Let the good times roll!” [with “les” pronounced “lay”]), or “Laissez le bon temps rouler” (literally, “Let the good time roll!”–that is, “Let’s have a good time!” [with “le” pronounced “luh”]).
The English translation is: let the good times roll.
As a phrase, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” is the slogan for the Mardi Gras celebrations held annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is the final day of the festivities and always falls before Ash Wednesday (as determined by the Christian calendar, usually in either February or March).
FLORENCE — The gila monster was stoic; Tracy and Shauna the black tailed prairie dogs were divas and Mark the Harris Hawk was more interested in scoping out the Shoals Christian School gym today than sitting on display.
Such were the personalities of some of the seven desert-dwelling animals presented to students Tuesday by Bob Tarter, of the Natural History Educational Company of the MidSouth.
Tarter’s “Desert Adaptations” program starred animals who survive on unique prey and with very few resources. The animals were all indigenous to the U.S. desert Southwest, Australia, Egypt and Africa.
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