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Chuck Bean


If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

Teen rescued from Pasco storm drain after climbing in to get dropped cell phone

A teen got stuck in a storm drain in Pasco County Wednesday afternoon after dropping their cell phone. Firefighters said they were called to the scene on Pemberton Drive in New Port Richey for a "technical rescue."

'That's not a hairclip': Woman wakes to find snake 'chomping' on her forehead

It's 2:00am and you feel something like the jaws of a hairclip on your forehead. Emily Hinds was bitten as she slept in her bed The next day a similar snake appeared in her home's breezeway Darwin snakes are usually on the move in July and August, but September is usually quiet You feel it and it's smooth and long and alive.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.