Showing posts with label interesting news 20 February 2021. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interesting news 20 February 2021. Show all posts
Wandering wallaby pays visit to Australian hospital's emergency room

Wandering wallaby pays visit to Australian hospital's emergency room

 

Wandering wallaby pays visit to Australian hospital's emergency room

A curious wallaby was caught on camera when it hopped through a set of automatic doors to explore the waiting room of an Australian hospital's emergency room.

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The Western District Health Service said the security cameras at the Hamilton Base Hospital Emergency Department in Victoria were recording when the wallaby hopped through the automatic doors and into the building.


The wallaby spent a few minutes exploring the waiting area before leaving through the same doors.


"It's wonderful to have such a close encounter with what is generally a very shy creature," WDHS Chief Executive Rohan Fitzgerald said.


"We have had an incredible year in the context of the pandemic and it's nice to have some light-hearted moments to reflect on."


The same hospital previously made headlines in 2015 when a koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" wandered into the emergency room.

 

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Cat credited with saving Oregon family from dangerous gas leak

Cat credited with saving Oregon family from dangerous gas leak

Cat credited with saving Oregon family from dangerous gas leak

 An Oregon family's rescue cat is being praised as a hero by her family after alerting the humans in the house to a gas leak that could have become dangerous

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Sandi Martin said she was playing at her Lake Oswego home with Lilly, the cat she recently adopted from Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, when the feline started sniffing at a fireplace valve in a way that struck Martin as unusual.


"I went over and sniffed and there was a natural gas smell," Martin told KGW-TV. "It was very faint so I didn't really trust my nose. Then I asked my husband to sniff it, and he sniffed it, too."


The couple contacted NW Natural, their gas company, and they were told to shut off everything in the room, including their phones, and open all available windows and doors.


An employee from the company arrived about 20 minutes later and confirmed there was gas leaking from the fireplace.


"He came in and tested it and, in fact, he said it was a dangerous gas leak," Martin said. "So, then he tested all the other sources of gas and went outside and cut off the pipe to the gas there and capped it off and shut down the fireplace. She might have saved our lives."


Martin said Lilly has extra toes on her feet, a trait that is considered lucky in cats. She said the gas experience confirmed the feline's good fortune.

 

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