October 20, 2009 04:13 PM

These stories are worth a click:

A Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix named Stephen Colbert el dos from Lawrenceville, Ga., is $500 richer after being named a semifinalist in the Cutest Dog Competition, sponsored by All-American Pet Brands. The pooch is one of 12 semifinalists who will compete for a $1 million prize to be awarded on Thanksgiving Day.–Cutestdogcompetition.com

Seven circus animals caused car chaos in Dublin yesterday when they escaped. Five llamas and two goats wandered onto the Irish capital’s major highway and caused traffic jams four miles long.–The Press Association

A tourist who spied a polar bear and its cub near the Arctic Ocean snapped a photo of the cub hitching a ride on its mother’s back. Experts say the snapshot of this rare behavior suggests cubs who ride piggyback on their parents are more common than previously thought.–BBC

Seven-year-old Madison Wells of Oakland Park, Fla., is recovering after an iguana bit her right foot and tore tendons. The injury, which happened when she was trying to give strawberries to the iguana, required 23 stitches.–Orlandosentinel.com

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