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New Bern is changing some of its dog ordinances to put more responsibility on the dog owners. New Bern Police Chief Patrick Gallagher says dog owners will now be held more accountable if their dog attacks another dog or person. Adrianna Hargrove has more on this.
Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Darkens Sky in Greenland A resident in Nuuk, Greenland, was surprised by a dark sky early on Monday, September 25, which the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) later put down to smoke from Canadian wildfires drifting across the territory. State media cited the DMI as saying “smoke from forest fires in Canada […] colored the sky over Greenland dark with greenish and yellowish hues.” The DMI told national broadcaster KNR that the smoke would remain over Greenland until at least Wednesday. This footage was published by Greenland resident Orla Joelsen. Credit: Orla Joelsen via Storyful
Giraffe Catches Raindrops With Tongue at Maryland Zoo A giraffe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore quenched its thirst by catching drops of rainwater on its tongue after showers drenched the zoo, the zoo said in a Facebook post on September 17. “Rainy days bring peaceful vibes from the giraffe yard,” the zoo wrote on Facebook. “Caesar finds joy in every drop,” they said. Credit: Maryland Zoo via Storyful
Severe Storm Lights Up Texas Night A storm hit the city of Temple in Texas on September 24, causing power outages. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area, alerting to the possibility of damaging winds and hail. Footage shared by @KawaiiTsundoku shows lightning during the storm. The source told Storyful the footage was filmed during a power outage in the neighborhood. Credit: @KawaiiTsundoku via Storyful
Dog Rescued From Rising Floodwaters as Ophelia Hits Greenville A police officer rescued a pit bull terrier from rising floodwaters in Greenville, North Carolina, on Saturday, September 23, after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in the state early that morning, officials said. Footage of the rescue was posted by the Greenville Police Department, who said the dog was found tied to a fence and was “inches from drowning.” “He is safe from harm now and Animal Protective Services will be conducting a follow up investigation,” police added. Flash flood warnings remained in effect for Greenville on Saturday afternoon. Credit: Greenville Police via Storyful
Utah Photographer Captures Vibrant Fall Foliage as Season Officially Begins Drone footage captured over Morgan County, Utah, showed vibrant fall foliage on Saturday, September 23, marking the official start to the season in the northern hemisphere. The video was posted by Scott T. Taylor, a resident of Magna, who said they shot along State Highway 65 near Big Mountain Summit. Fall foliage typically peaks in the region from mid-September to early-October, according to the Utah Office of Tourism. Credit: Scott T. Taylor via Storyful