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Briefly from the wire: Slithering home; crashing for beer; mini-donkey gives birth

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Sam the missing python slithers back to Alaska home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 17-foot python that had caused concern in a community north of Anchorage, Alaska, since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home.

This Monday, May 8, 2017 photo released by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter shows a 17-foot python north of Anchorage, Alaska. The python had caused concern in a community since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home Monday. (Darla Erskine/Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter via AP)Darla Erskine/AP
This Monday, May 8, 2017 photo released by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter shows a 17-foot python north of Anchorage, Alaska. The python had caused concern in a community since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home Monday. (Darla Erskine/Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter via AP)
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care reports that Sam slithered back into view Monday in the living room of its owners' home in the town of Meadow Lakes.

Sam had attracted international media attention after it went missing 14 days ago.

One of its owners tells the borough's Animal Care department that Sam was fed a 25-pound rabbit before it disappeared.

Animal Care Officer Darla Erskine reported that the owner did not know where Sam had been hiding.

There are no wild snakes in most of Alaska.

Police: Half-naked driver crashes car into store to get beer

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) -- Police in suburban Cleveland say a half-naked man intentionally crashed his car into a closed convenience store to get beer, injuring himself and a store employee.

Rocky River police say the 45-year-old driver was wearing nothing from the waist down when he crashed through a store wall early Sunday and told the worker he needed beer.

Police say the man barricaded himself in a beer cooler and told police to shoot him, but they subdued him with a stun device.

The driver was taken to a hospital, as was the store employee, who suffered leg and chest injuries that weren't considered critical.

The driver has been charged with impaired driving.

Police say the worker was fortunate that a deli counter was between him and the car, preventing more serious injuries.

Rescued mini-donkey gives birth, public can vote on a name

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A starving and abandoned miniature donkey rescued from a Pennsylvania farm had a little secret for animal welfare workers: She was pregnant.

Sadie and a male mini-donkey named Romeo were rescued from a Huntingdon County farm in January, along with a cow, two beagles, chickens and roosters.

Workers at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say they had no idea when Sadie was due but she gave birth to a male foal on Sunday.

The baby has health complications likely caused by the mother's treatment at the farm.

The PSPCA is holding a naming contest to raise money for the foal's medical care. For $5, the public can cast a vote and be entered for a chance to meet the baby and Sadie.

Name choices include Lil' Sebastian, Georgie, Van, J.R. and Lucky.