Jackie Marsden's phone rang, as it does most days, with a plea for help: A postal worker had accidently hit a squirrel with her truck.
On any given day, K-9 Ranger patrols the city of Washougal with his police handler, Officer Kyle Day. While intimidating to fleeing suspects whom he has to chase, Ranger often has the opposite effect on other people during routine calls.
WINDSOR, England — The white, long-necked swan gliding along the River Thames looks serene, but his life is full of danger. If the sharp-toothed mink don't get him or his brood, then floods, fish hooks or hooligans with air rifles might.