Small bites

Published 8:30 am Sunday, January 29, 2023

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The catch of the day

It’s a good guess that 12 year old Campbell Keenan is going to be telling his grandchildren and maybe even his great grandchildren this story, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The Keenan family was visiting Florida recently and Campbell’s mom decided to take him fishing. They chartered a boat and off they went. The youngster cast his line when they were about a mile offshore. He got a bite and, with the much needed help of the charter boat’s captain, Paul Paolucci, almost an hour later Campbell landed an eleven foot long, 700 pound great white shark. Great white sharks are protected to the point where you are not even allowed to take them out of the water if you hook one, so Paolucci pulled it close enough for him to tag it and released it back into the ocean. But Campbell has enough photos and videos of the event to last him a lifetime.





Criminals can be cunning but then again, once in a while, the police come across bad guys and gals who virtually turn themselves in, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. For example, a pair of burglars who apparently were having a tough time carrying off their loot called 911 for help. The Associated Press reports that “while talking to deputies, the female suspect told them that she had called 911 for the purpose of having law enforcement help them move their belongings from the house they were burglarizing.  They also wanted to get a ride to the airport so they could spend the weekend in New York,” according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.




It was a horse, of course

Donna Bevan made a double take when she pulled up into a drive-thru lane of a MacDonald’s in New South Wales, Australia recently. There sitting in the back seat of a car in the next lane was a horse, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Donna wasted no time saving the encounter on video— including a brief conversation with a passenger in the car who explained that the horse was excited because he knew he was going to have his ice cream.



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