These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
Updated January 10, 2012 04:30 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Twitter and Facebook aren’t so unique to human behavior: Animals use social networking, too. According to the results of a 10-year study of animal behavior, animals form cliques and use information-gathering to make decisions. –UKPA

When a dog started barking in the middle of the night at one Darwin, Australia, resident’s home, it was because there was a saltwater crocodile in the living room. “It was prehistoric. The hissing sounded like a vampire. Then it went into its death rolls – the power of this thing was just phenomenal.”–Orange UK

Microchipping saved one little girl’s life. When a 3-year-old South Carolina toddler ran after her family dog and got lost, authorities were able to trace her family’s residence thanks to the information stored on the dog’s microchip. –WJBF-TV

A 6-year-old English pointer named Chester suffered a near-death experience this week when he tumbled 50 feet down a mine shaft in Idaho. Rescuers used a boom and steel cables to lower a police officer into the shaft to retrieve Chester. –KIFI Idaho Falls

“How unusual is it for a goat to blow raspberries?” It is definitely a quirk unique to one special goat named Lucy, who lives at a farm in Nottingham, England. A few of her goat neighbors have started to mimic the behavior. –BBC News