Quick Hits: The L.A. Lemur Mystery; Plus: A Passport Stealing Parrot!

These stories are worth a click

These stories are worth a click:

* Denver pit bull owners are getting another chance in court to knock down a local law that allows the city to euthanize pits living in city limits. A federal appeals court is going to look at whether the law is irrational. They city has already euthanized 1,100 dogs under the rule.–CBS Denver

* Los Angeles boys spot a lemur in their back yard. One of these 10-year-olds must have been an animal lover; he recognized the rare Madagascar primate right away. Nobody knows where it came from or where it went.–Cryptozoology

* City rats rarely travel more than one block–unless there’s trouble, in which case they can flee seven miles.–Discovery

* A wild Kea parrot in New Zealand swooped down on a tour bus and stole a Brit’s passport. Now the guy will have to spend an extra six weeks waiting for a replacement. “My passport is somewhere out there in Fiordland. The Kea’s probably using it for fraudulent claims or something,” the passport owner, who did not want to be indentified, told the local paper.–Metro UK

* California ferret lovers are asking Petco to support their push to legalize their pets, noting that the chain sells an aisle full of ferret supplies in a state where they are banned.–Small Animal Channel

* Southwest Airlines will now allow small pets to fly in the cabin as long as they fit in a carrier under the seat. They’ll charge $75 each way.–Houston Chronicle

* More owners are switching to a raw food diet known as BARF, Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. –Petside.com

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