Duke The Dog Sworn In As Mayor Of Cormorant, Minn.

Duke The Dog Sworn In As Mayor Of Cormorant, Minn.
Article from CBS Local:

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Every dog has his day and Saturday is it for Duke the dog.

Duke was elected mayor of the northwestern Minnesota community of Cormorant, and he was sworn in Saturday.

Organizer Tammy Odegaard says Duke got gussied up Friday night, his second trip to the groomer since his election.

“He spends a lot of time at the dairy farm next door,” Odegaard said, who notes she’s now a member of Duke’s staff. “So, twice in, like, seven days for him is, like, it’s never happened. So I’m sure he’s wondering what’s going on with just that.”

His first grooming took five hours and came after the majority of the town’s 12 voters backed him in the balloting.

The town pulled out all the stops for the 10 a.m. ceremony during Cormorant’s annual fair.

“We’ll have him put his little paw on the bible, going to have him have the little oath,” Odegaard said. “Of course, he’s not going to repeat it. It would be awesome if he would bark, but who knows? He’s a country dog, so he’s not used to performing on cue.”

During the two-minute inauguration ceremony, Steve Sorenson, chairman of Cormorant Township, greeted Duke and set forth his du…………………continues on CBS Local
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Bounty hunter Dog Chapman finds two exotic snakes in San Diego
Article from Los Angeles Times:

Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman was not successful in his trip to San Diego to hunt for a mixed-martial arts fighter accused of beating an ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas.

But in arresting someone on an unrelated bail warrant, he found something Friday that was unexpected: two exotic snakes.

Snake specialists from the San Diego County Department of Animal Services were called to a residence in downtown San Diego to remove the snakes, tentatively identified as an eastern Indigo and a rear-fanged mussurana from South America.

“There was nobody to care for the two snakes,” said animal services Lt. K…………………continues on Los Angeles Times

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