Vets surgically remove shoe from stomach of 341-pound crocodile
Vets surgically remove shoe from stomach of 341-pound crocodile A 10.5-foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile in St. Augustine, Florida, swallowed a shoe that fell from a zipliner into her habitat. Veterinarians first tried to reach inside and pull it out, but then realized they'd have to surgically remove the sneaker.cbsnews.com
Rules planned to save right whales loom over lobster fishers
The North Atlantic right whale numbers only about 360, and scientists have said the animal's small population of breeding females could spell doom for the species. The National Marine Fisheries Service is developing new rules to reduce the possibility of entanglement in fishing gear, which can kill the whales. AdThe coming restrictions have sparked a rancorous debate between environmentalists and lobster fishermen over the proper way to save the whale. It's holding public hearings about the proposed rules in New England, including one for southern Maine on Feb. 23 and one for northern Maine on Feb. 24. AdThe right whales were hunted to near extinction during the commercial whaling era.
Saturday Sessions: Taylor Goldsmith performs "St. Augustine"
Saturday Sessions: Taylor Goldsmith performs "St. Augustine" Taylor Goldsmith has been the frontman for the band Dawes for almost a dozen years, in addition to collaborating with fellow artists such as Elvis Costello and performing on albums by John Fogerty and Jackson Browne. After having appeared on our show six times, Goldsmith is helping "CBS This Morning: Saturday" kick off our first Saturday Session from home. Here, Goldsmith performs "St. Augustine."cbsnews.com
Container house offers shelter after storm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – In 2017, Hurricane Irma sent a tree right into Rob DePiazza’s St. Augustine, Florida home. His home was destroyed, and he quickly made a decision to build his new house out of shipping containers. "Two on the ground are workshop space. He left the container floors intact, kept some old things and added a lot of artistic elements. DePiazza decided to leave some of the container walls exposed and not cover up some of the signage, such as numbers, stickers and scrapes and scratches.
Porta-Potty Explodes in Florida, Police Find Body in Rubble: Reports
Police are working to identify human remains found among the charred debris of a burnt-out porta-potty in Florida. Residents in a St. Augustine neighborhood reported they heard a loud boom about 6:30 a.m. Saturday around a house that was under construction. St. Johns County Sheriffs Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan told the Associated Press that in his 32 years of law enforcement, he had never even heard of such a fire. When the fire was extinguished, authorities said the remains of what appeared to be a female were found within the rubble. The remains have not been identified yet, and police have no received any missing persons reports.