Kevin & Bean's: Animal Stories

Bean Loves animal so much so, that he brings us all the great stories of animals in the news

August 6, 2019

Our man Bean scours the internet to find all the best and hilarious stories involving animals from around the world.

On this edition, we find out about Dee Gallant who was out on a hike with her Husky Murphy on Vancouver Island last week. A few miles into her hike she realized they were being stalked by a cougar. She quickly realized that she and her dog were in danger as it was approaching. She tried waving her arms and yelled “Bad Kitty” but it did not leave. The cougar stood its ground, but then Dee had a brilliant idea. She pulled out her phone and found the loudest song which was, Don’t Tread On Me by Metallica. She blasted it and a few notes in the cougar scurried off, and just to be safe she kept the song on a loop for the rest of her hike. Metallica Literally saved this lady's life. Click here to read the entire story.

The Tri-County Health Department and the City of Commerce in Colorado announced, that thanks to the discovery of the Sylvatic Plague in the Prairie Dogs in the Denver suburb of Commerce, they were going to cancel the Post-Game Fireworks for the Colorado Rapids game with Montreal Impact on Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m. They have confirmed the presence of plague-infested fleas affecting Prairie Dog colonies in the surrounding area. We should stay away from Prairie Dogs with the Plague and stay away from Soccer.

There is an emu loose in North Carolina and the authorities tracking this one down have named this one Eno. Eno the Emu has been running around North Carolina for 5 weeks. Every time the police have gotten a call with the emu’s location they rush to get there, but the emu is gone. An emu can run up to 30 miles an hour and it has actually run into a couple of cars. Everyone is very concerned about it and its safety. It’s been running around for over a month and now they have Wanted posters all over Orange County North Carolina.

Finally, Greg Manteufel from West Bend, Wisconsin initially thought it was the flu landed him in the emergency room. Last June, blood tests revealed an infection caused by the bacteria capnocytophaga, and within a week they had to amputate his legs. His doctor Silvia Munoz-Price with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin said "This type of bacteria comes from the saliva of dogs. This infection in his blood triggered a very severe response on his body." That response caused Greg's blood pressure to drop and the circulation in his limbs to decrease rapidly and doctors were forced to amputate his limbs. The Manteufel family has created a GoFundMe account to raise money for prosthetic limbs for Greg. This is extremely rare and over 99% of people who have dogs will never have this issue. Click here to read the entire story.