Monday, March 1, 2010

Bouncing Bison Bumps Breast Cancer Conference

First of all, thank you very much to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for linking to my guest post.

I got to pay a visit to the press room at the YSC which was pretty quiet, due in part to reporters being diverted to the story below.

I now have a new appreciation for how frustrating it must be for an organization to have your event pushed off of the media's radar by a random occurence.

Hopefully next year, for everyone's sake, the wildlife will co-operate and stay put.

Bison falls from truck, snarls Atlanta interstate
ATLANTA — A bison fell from a trailer on I-20 east of Atlanta Friday, snarling traffic a little more than a week after an escaped zebra caused a similar snafu on an area highway.
Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Erica Fatima says the bison incident happened Friday afternoon, shortly before rush hour. The animal was struck by a vehicle and injured.
Police say the motorist who was transporting the animal remained on the scene. Fatima says police "had to put the bison down" due to its injuries.
It's unclear why the animal was being transported.
Last week a zebra bolted from its trainer with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, dashing through downtown for 40 minutes before being captured along Interstate 75. It suffered minor injuries.

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