Tiger Shark in Kailua

This is about two blocks from my house and I am definitely going to go for a swim tomorrow…..Hope the shark doesn’t think I’m lunch….. Sun May 22, 7:42 PM ET A shark was spotted in the waters off Kailua Beach Sunday afternoon. Lifeguards on duty said a 10 to 12 feet-long tiger shark was … Continue reading “Tiger Shark in Kailua”

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This is about two blocks from my house and I am definitely going to go for a swim tomorrow…..Hope the shark doesn’t think I’m lunch…..

Sun May 22, 7:42 PM ET

A shark was spotted in the waters off Kailua Beach Sunday afternoon.

Lifeguards on duty said a 10 to 12 feet-long tiger shark was reported looming in the area.

Signs are posted warning swimmers of water dangers, but people are still being allowed to swim. Lifeguards said the beach is not closed and the shark was not seen as a threat to swimmers.

Another Scary Clown

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Ouchy the Clown and his wife iKandi are, as their names might suggest, no strangers to attention. In the 2001 edition of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay awards, Ouchy was named “Best marriage counselor who will beat you into reconciliation.” It’s not clear how much competition he had. For her part, iKandi was one of a group of guerrilla porn clowns who were recently thrown out of Macworld trying to promote their fake company, Evil Klown Industries LLC, and its iKlown Personal Digital Companion.

Ouchy the Clown

Monkey Marauder in Japan

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Japanese in Hot Pursuit of Roaming Monkey
By Associated Press
TOKYO — Japanese officials are struggling to capture a rogue monkey roaming the streets of Tokyo. Believed to be a Japanese macaque that has come out of the wild, the monkey has been sighted at least 11 times since April 30 perched atop roofs, telephone poles and scampering among trees in backyards.

Though it has caused little damage — yet — police and animal welfare officials are in hot pursuit of the monkey, which has been traversing some of the capital’s most densely populated neighborhoods.

“It’s a bit of a problem. The animal welfare staff is trained to catch dogs but not monkeys,” said Tokyo city official Hiroyuki Satsuke.

In rural Japan, the macaques — an endangered species — have been known to attack and bite humans. The average adult weighs about 33 pounds and stands about two feet tall, but their thick fur can make them appear much larger.

Teaching staff ushered children to safety when the monkey entered an elementary school in Tokyo’s Kita ward on May 2, Satsuke said. The Asahi newspaper quoted a priest at a nearby temple who saw the monkey scattering flowers left on graves.

“We just can’t seem to locate it … but there is a possibility it could cause physical damage,” said a National Police Agency spokesman.

It was not clear why the animal may have wandered into the city, officials said.

Oahu Quake Windward Side

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The 4.1-magnitude earthquake at 5:52 a.m. off the Windward coast of Oahu is rare, said seismologist Stuart Koyanagi with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory.

The quake’s epicenter was estimated to be about 19 miles east-northeast from Kaaawa and 4.4 miles deep.

Koyanagi said the observatory received about a dozen reports from Kailua and Kaneohe yesterday morning. If it was deeper, it would usually be felt in a wider area, but the intensities would be lower.