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Did Washington state DOT’s webcam capture Bigfoot image? ‘We will leave that up to you!’

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Is it? Could it be? Maybe … or maybe not.

An image of the legendary creature Bigfoot may have been captured on a Washington State Department of Transportation webcam, the agency says.

“Sasquatch spotted!!! I’m not superstitious… just a little stitious,” a WSDOT East post on Twitter said this week. “Have you noticed something strange on our Sherman Pass/SR 20 webcam before? If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something… might be Sasquatch… We will leave that up to you!”

People played along, asking for more information or other photos of Sasquatch in response to the post.

“They DO exist!!!” one reader replied, adding the hashtag, #IBelieve.”

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The agency — responsible for transportation information east of the Cascade Mountains — posted a follow-up tweet Thursday saying crews made several passes near the area but came up empty.

“We made it back from Sherman Pass! Made several passes and even stopped at the top of the summit near the camera to see if we could find Sasquatch… no such luck,” the agency said.

When asked for more details about the photo, the transportation agency said its “signals/sign shop manager knows the truth behind it.”

“There is a story behind it,” the agency said. “I’ll see what I can find out, but he’s very tight-lipped!”

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The agency also posted a GIF of “Seinfeld” character George Costanza saying his famous line, “Just remember, It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

Another person did some investigating and replied to the Twitter post after taking a look at the webcam later in the day.

“Well if it’s a Bigfoot it must be a slow one,” the user said. “Cause he’s still there…”

The camera operates 24 hours a day and the image updates every 60 minutes, according to the WSDOT.

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Back in December, scientists and explorers were reportedly on the trail of the legendary creature in the forests of Oregon, with some using thermal cameras as part of a documentary for the Travel Channel. More than 10,000 people in the U.S. have described encounters with Bigfoot over the past 50 years.

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California homes evacuated after ‘hundreds’ of military explosives found in residence where 70-year-old man died

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Surrounding homes in a Northern California neighborhood were evacuated Thursday after emergency responders found hundreds of military explosives inside the residence of a 70-year-old man who died of apparently natural causes.

Investigators in Stockton didn’t immediately know how the man came to possess the explosives, FOX 40 of Sacramento reported.

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Following the discovery by Stockton police and paramedics around 9:10 a.m., a police bomb squad and personnel from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield responded to the scene, the station reported.

“They just left about an hour ago just because of how many types of devices are still in the home, they had to go back and get additional personnel,” Stockton police Officer Joe Silva told FOX 40 Thursday evening.

An estimated 20 surrounding homes were evacuated, with residents gaining access to a Red Cross shelter set up at a local community center, The Record of Stockton reported.

Street closures in the area also were in effect, according to a Stockton police Facebook post.

The evacuations were a precaution because of the high number of devices found at the scene, Silva said.

“You have to look at each device, determine if it’s live or not and then figure out exactly how you’re going to move it out of the residence,” he told The Record.

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Authorities didn’t immediately know if the deceased man had served in the military or if anyone else lived in the home, according to the newspaper.

One neighbor, Dale Boyd, described the man who died as a pleasant man who “never caused a problem.” But Boyd said he didn’t know the man well, The Record reported.

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Cold weather in Florida brings chance of ‘iguanas falling from the trees,’ forecasters warn

It’s chilly with a chance of falling lizards.

Temperatures in South Florida dropped so low Wednesday morning that forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Miami warned residents to be on guard for falling iguanas.

“This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s,” the NWS Miami wrote on Twitter. “Brrrr!”

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The sunshine state was seeing the coldest temperatures in almost a decade on Wednesday morning with freeze warnings posted throughout the state, according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.

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Florida was seeing the coldest temperatures since 2009 on Wednesday morning, bringing the threat of iguanas falling from trees, according to forecasters. (Fox News)

“It is so cold in Florida, they are setting record temperatures and you know they’re afraid of the iguanas falling off the trees,” Dean said on “Fox & Friends.” “They don’t freeze, they don’t die, but they do kind of go into a state of hibernation, it’s crazy.”

The low temperatures stun the invasive reptiles, but the iguanas won’t necessarily die. That means many will wake up as temperatures rise Wednesday.

Eric Blake, a scientist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, shared a photo Wednesday morning of an iguana that appeared to be stunned on the ground.

Green iguanas are an invasive species and are not native to the Sunshine State, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Iguanas aren’t dangerous or aggressive to humans, but they damage seawalls, sidewalks, landscape foliage and can dig lengthy tunnels. The males can grow to at least 5 feet long and weigh nearly 20 pounds.

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Female iguanas can lay nearly 80 eggs a year, and South Florida’s warm climate is perfect for the prehistoric-looking animals.

Iguanas are native to Central America, tropical parts of South America and some Caribbean islands.

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It’s not the first time that residents in South Florida have spotted stunned lizards out on the pavement. Temperatures that dipped into the 40s in January 2018 resulted in photos and videos of the lizards immobilized by the cold weather, FOX13 reported at the time.

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Biologists say these iguanas chew through power lines, causing power outages, and they destroy sea walls. (Elina Shirazi/Fox News)

Iguanas are allowed to be kept as pets in Florida but are not protected by any law except anti-cruelty to animals. They’ve been in South Florida since the 1960s, but their numbers have increased dramatically in recent years.

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Warmer conditions are expected after the cold temperatures that have reached as far as Florid this week. (Fox News)

While Miami saw its coldest temperatures in nine years on Wednesday, it was only a brief taste of winter before warmer conditions return.

“This is the last day of the real cold and then things are going to start to moderate,” Dean said on “Fox and Friends.” “We want the iguanas to be OK.”

Fox News’ Elina Shirazi and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missing Polish farmer, feared dead, believed to have been eaten by pigs: reports

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Polish investigators fear a pig farmer, last seen on December 31, may have been devoured by his own livestock after a neighbor discovered bones on the property, reports say.

Lubin District Prosecutor Magdalena Serafin told Gazeta Wrocławska that remains believed to be that of the farmer, who was said to be in his seventies, were found eight days after the man was last seen on his farm in Lubin, a town about 260 miles west of Warsaw.

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‘We do not know the exact date, but in the period between December 31 and January 8 the victim was eaten by pigs,” Serafin said, according to a translation.

A neighbor reportedly called law enforcement after discovering the remains of a man while going to fetch water from a well nearby.

It was not immediately clear how the man died – officials suspect either a heart attack or a fall– but it reportedly was clear that the pigs fed on him. The animals were said to simply roam freely through the yard.

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According to Gazeta Wrocławska, the body was almost entirely eaten, with just a few bones and skull fragments remaining.

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California burglary suspect caught on camera falling through ceiling of tobacco shop

Police investigating a burglary at a tobacco shop in Northern California last month had a key piece of evidence that helped them identify a suspect: video of the man falling through the ceiling.

The Sonora Police Department wrote on Facebook the incident happened on Dec. 22, when officers received a call for a burglary alarm sounding at a business just after 6 a.m. Officers arriving at the scene found no signs of forced entry from the exterior of the building but eventually discovered a “man-sized hole” in the ceiling.

The suspect and a purported accomplice “actually bored a hole through the ceiling from a vacant building that was above that business and probably spent a couple hours doing it but they broke into the business,” Sonora Police Chief Turu Vanderwiel told Fox 40.

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After they examined the hole that led to an empty space upstairs, officials said the investigation revealed that forced entry into the business downstairs, Cigarettes Cheaper, was made through a rear door.

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Storm Corral, 40, was arrested on Monday in connection with the December incident. (Sonora Police Department)

But, the suspect — later identified as 40-year-old Storm Corral — had made it only to the back room of the business before he tripped an alarm. He then tried to run back up through the hole into the space upstairs, but surveillance footage caught him falling from the ceiling into the storage room during his rushed escape.

“I think when the alarm was tripped it kind of thwarted their activities and they got away with very little but caused a great deal of damage to the business itself,” VanderWiel told Fox 40.

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An employee told Fox 40 that Corral was able to get away with only a bag of rolling tobacco and two energy drinks, which he snatched from the back room while triggering thousands of dollars worth of damage in the mess he left behind.

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Authorities said they were able to locate Storm Corral after they released a surveillance video of the incident and received tips from the community. (Sonora Police Department)

Police said they were able to identify Corral as a suspect after reviewing the surveillance video and receiving tips from the community.

“At times like this is when it becomes very helpful for solving investigations,” VanderWiel told Fox 40.

The suspect “subsequently confessed to the crime” after investigators found him Monday, according to police. They transported Corral to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked him on charges of burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, with a bail set at $50,000. Officials said Corral already was on probation and had a history of theft and burglary.

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While Corral has been arrested, officials said the investigation into the incident was ongoing and they were looking into the possible accomplice.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Sonora Police Department.

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Popcorn stuck in man’s tooth leads to life-threatening infection, open heart surgery

A 41-year-old British man who attempted to dislodge a piece of popcorn stuck in his teeth using various objects claims he later developed a life-threatening infection that required him to undergo open heart surgery. 

Adam Martin, a firefighter and father of three from Cornwall, England, said he noticed the piece of popcorn stuck in a back tooth after he and his wife watched a movie in September. For three days, he was unable to remove the popcorn. He claims to have used multiple objects — a pen lid, a toothpick, a piece of wire and even a metal nail — to remove the food, but was unsuccessful, and even damaged his surrounding gum when doing so.

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Adam Martin recovering in critical care. (SWNS)

A week later, Martin began to suffer from night sweats, fatigue, headaches— all of which he initially thought were signs of the flu but would later learn were signs of endocarditis, or an infection of the endocardium, “the lining of the interior surfaces of the chambers of the heart,” according to Healthline. The infection occurs when bacteria from the mouth, skin, intestines and other areas of the body enters the bloodstream.

By October, Martin’s symptoms had yet to subside, leading him to see his doctor, who diagnosed him with a mild heart murmur and sent him home. But when he continued to feel unwell, he went to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

“I had a feeling [that] there was something seriously wrong. I was sleeping an awful lot and I felt terrible,” he recalled. “I had aches and pains in my legs and I just did not feel right at all. I was admitted to hospital the same day for tests. By this point, I was very worried.”

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Adam Martin with two of his three children while in the hospital. (SWNS)

Martin added: “I felt quite ill and I knew I was not right at all.”

Scans of the dad’s chest showed his heart was damaged due to the infection. He was then transferred to a different hospital, where he reportedly underwent a seven-hour open heart surgery to repair his mitral valve and replace his aortic valve.

“My heart was not properly working anymore. It was essentially wrecked. The infection had eaten the valves away,” he claimed.

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Firefighter Adam Martin, 41, ended up needing open heart surgery after he got a potentially fatal blood infection– from a piece of popcorn stuck in his teeth. (SWNS)

“If I had gone to the dentist in the first place then none of this would have happened. At one point it was touch and go. It was the worst experience of my life,” he continued. “I wasn’t far off death’s door and I am extremely lucky. The popcorn stuck in my teeth is the only possible cause I can think of. I am never eating popcorn again that’s for sure.

“It’s crazy to think all this happened because of that. It was something so trivial.”

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Adam Martin doing his job as a firefighter. (SWNS)

Martin’s wife, 38-year-old Helen, told the news agency that her husband’s infection could have easily been treated with antibiotics if it had been caught sooner.

“Any sign of a toothache, bleeding gums, an abscess —  get it checked out,” she advised. “Your gums are a bacterial highway to your heart.”

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‘Tumblegeddon’: Washington highway closed for hours after piles of tumbleweed trap cars, semi-truck

Several drivers in Washington state had to be rescued by snowplows after getting trapped in their vehicles on a highway New Year’s Eve, according to officials.

But the rescues had nothing to do with wintry weather.

Tumbleweeds had piled up about 30 feet, blocking State Route 240 and leaving “several vehicles trapped,” including a semi-truck, according to Washington State Patrol. The road was closed in both directions around 6:30 p.m. near West Richland, Wash.

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Trooper Chris Thorson shared a photo of Department of Transportation workers making their way through the piles of tumbleweeds in the dark as some drivers can still be seen in their vehicles.

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In this image taken Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2019, and provided by the Washington State Patrol, a vehicle is trapped by a pile of tumbleweeds along State Route 240 near Richland, Wash. (Trooper Chris Thorson/Washington State Patrol via AP)

Thorson said that the tumbleweeds were piled between 20 and 30 feet high in some places.

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In this image taken Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2019, and provided by the Washington State Patrol, Washington State Department of Transportation using snow plows to remove a pile of tumbleweeds along State Route 240 near Richland, Wash. (Trooper Chris Thorson/Washington State Patrol via AP)

Strong winds blew the tumbleweeds into an area with berms near the roadway, troopers told KVEW, causing the tumbleweeds to create a much larger blockage than normal. Cars that stopped to avoid hitting the tumbleweeds quickly got buried.

No injuries were reported. Thorson said five cars and one 18-wheel semi-truck in total wound up trapped.

“People were still stuck at midnight and rung in the new year trapped under the weeds,” Thorson said.

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On Wednesday, Thorson said that troopers found one abandoned, stuck car at daylight, but no one was inside.

A video from Thorson with the hashtag “tumblegeddon” showed workers from the DOT digging the vehicle out.

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The WSDOT East said on Twitter that crews were continuing to keep watch on the highway.

“They will be patrolling through this evening to help keep the road open to traffic,” the agency said. “Please take care if you choose to travel through this area as winds continue to move the tumbleweeds around.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Connecticut driver livestreamed himself going 102 mph and crashing, police say

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Connecticut driver livestreamed himself recklessly speeding more than 100 mph and crashing his vehicle on an exit ramp, State Police said.

They posted the daredevil’s video on Facebook, writing, “Sometimes a Trooper’s accident report writes itself.”

“The operator of this vehicle was kind enough to publicly livestream himself traveling over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge while driving at reckless speeds prior to being involved in an accident,” police said Sunday. “Speeding and live streaming is not only dangerous, it is illegal.”

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Police said the driver avoided serious injury because he was smart enough to be wearing a seatbelt.

Local newspapers identified the operator of the crashed vehicle as Kenneth Hofler, 23, of Middletown.

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According to the reports, Hofler crashed in Groton — about 50 miles southeast of Hartford — Saturday morning as he was driving a Nissan Versa.

A trooper clocked Hofler going 102 mph on the bridge just before the crash, the Hartford Courant reported. It added that the trooper gave chase and by the time he caught up, Hofler had crashed, taking down about 40 feet of guardrail, and rolled the car.

The trooper then took Hofler into custody after he climbed out of the wreckage.

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He was charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, driving an uninsured car, making an improper turn and possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, the Courant reported.

The case is not listed in court records, and it’s unclear if he had an attorney to speak for him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Colorado man says ‘I really suck at this’ after he fails, gets caught trying to steal 3 cars, police say

A Colorado man who tried to steal multiple vehicles in recent weeks but was caught in the act each time confessed he… just isn’t good at stealing cars.

Todd Sheldon, 36, was caught trying to break into a car in Jefferson County earlier this month, “but was caught by the homeowner,” officials said. Just before deputies arrived on the scene, Sheldon escaped.

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Moments later, however, authorities found Sheldon “just down the street…trying to break into another vehicle,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. As deputies approached the man, who they say was “actively trying to break into the truck,” he made a shocking admission to them.

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Todd Sheldon, 36, allegedly told deputies “I really suck at this” after he tried and failed to steal vehicles on three separate occasions. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

“I can’t,” Sheldon apparently told the officers. “I’m trying to steal this truck.”

Sheldon was taken into custody, booked into jail and later bonded out. But, as noted by Jefferson County officials, “the story doesn’t end there.”

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Last week, deputies responded to a report of a man breaking into a car, and said when they arrived at the scene, they again saw Sheldon — trying to break into a vehicle.

It was at that point he allegedly told a deputy: “I really suck at this.”

The sheriff’s office said they wanted to share Sheldon’s story “in part because of its uniqueness, but also to remind folks to lock their cars and call us to report suspicious activity.”

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“They say perseverance is a good thing, but that’s not always true,” officials quipped online. As of Friday, Sheldon was in jail.

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Texas boy sets front yard on fire after getting magnifying glass for Christmas, family says

Christmas went up in flames for a family in Texas, after a 12-year-old boy decided to use a magnifying glass for something other than reading.

Interior designer Nissa-Lynn Parson shared on Facebook how her family’s Christmas Day was “memorable to say the least” after her 12-year-old son used the magnifying glass he received as a present to try to light things on fire.

“Cayden asked for a magnifying glass for Christmas,” Parson said in a video posted to Facebook. “We thought, ‘Oh, he wants to magnify something.’ No, he wanted to see if he can make fire with it, and they did.”

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Cayden’s father, Justin Parson, told FOX4 that on Christmas morning when his son opened the magnifying glass he reacted with, “Yay, magnifying glass.”

“The other son in the background, ‘Yay, now we can light stuff on fire.’ And we’re like, oh dear,’” Justin Parson told the television station.

On a sunny Christmas Day, the 12-year-old and his two brothers went out to the driveway and burned a couple of holes in some newspaper. But after one of them dropped the now-burning paper, the blaze ended up spreading to the front yard of their home in the Dallas suburb of McKinney.

“Everything was under control until the boys came running into the house telling us that a corner of the lawn was on fire and the Christmas lights were melting!” Parson wrote. “Justin and I rushed outside to see the entire front lawn turning black!”

The fire quickly spread, generating a cloud of smoke within minutes that one of the couple’s sons said was “as high as the tree.”

Family members rushed to get buckets of water and blankets to smother the flames while also turning the sprinklers on to prevent the flames from spreading to their neighbor’s home.

“What a sight to see – a bunch of people running around crazy trying to put a front lawn fire out while wearing matching Christmas jammies!” Parson wrote on Facebook.

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The blaze ended up scorching the front yard of the family home, in addition to destroying some of the Christmas lights out front. The family, however, is grateful that no major damage or injuries resulted from the blaze.

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A 12-year-old boy in Texas ended up setting his front yard ablaze on Christmas day after using a magnifying glass to light a newspaper on fire. (Nissa-Lynn Parson via Storyful)

Nissa-Lynn Parson said after the incident on Christmas Day, the magnifying glass is now going to be strictly used in non-flammable situations.

“No burning, like, it is in house. I want it like only for reading or words,” she told FOX4, adding that her son now has some hard work of his own ahead

“They will definitely have yard work to do once spring comes,” she said Saturday.

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It appears that Cayden also learned a valuable lesson after the incident.

“I shouldn’t start any more fires,” he told FOX4.

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