January 18, 2012 04:50 PM

These stories are worth a click:

A young woman on a visit to a safari park in Texas got a painful surprise when, while she was pleasantly eating chips from a bag, a zebra put its head through her car window and bit her shoulder. –Daily Mail

When two hamsters turned into 80, a Massachusetts man called for help with his uncontrollable rodent population. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rounded up the hamsters, and most have been put up for adoption. –Boston Globe

Stranger things may have happened on the New York City subway, but on Friday (the 13th), passengers on a D train reported an alarming sight: an opossum huddling under a corner seat. The snarling creature was removed by animal control officers after the train had been evacuated. –New York Times

A Great Dane that helped his owner by throwing his body over hers during a domestic violence incident has helped change the policy at a battered women’s shelter, which previously had not allowed pets to stay there. –New York Daily News

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