These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
October 03, 2011 04:30 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Nestlé has produced a new TV commercial in which it uses high-frequency tones that are intended to appeal directly to dogs. The commercial is being tested in Germany and Austria, and is supposed to prompt dogs to wag their tails. –

A Dutch man was caught trying to smuggle more than a dozen live hummingbirds out of an airport in French Guiana. They were individually wrapped and taped to the inside of his pants. (Photo may not be safe for work.) –AOL Travel UK

Dognappers in Vietnam are not only stealing pet dogs from residents but are inciting violence at the same time. The thieves are stealing dogs to sell to restaurants for meat, and several deaths have resulted from clashes between villages and dognappers. –AP

A seal lion in California crossed eight lanes of highway traffic before he got “pulled over” on a tree stump. Drivers called to report the sighting, but there were no accidents. –San Francisco Chronicle

Florida’s panthers are making a comeback, but are preying on ranch cattle, a less welcome sign of their progress. Surprisingly, cattleman and conservationists are working together to address both needs. –Fast Company