'Weird But True' headlines this week

UNDATED (KTHV) - From a man who makes a living as a rock stacker to a 12-foot python discovered in a bathroom, 'THV 11 This Morning' catches you up on some Weird But True headlines.

Colorado man is professional rock stacker

Michael Grab gets some weird looks when he tells people what he does for a living...and you can't really blame them. This guy stacks rocks. That's right, rocks. But while it may seem odd to some that Grab spends his days in rivers and streams, what you may not know is how awe-inspiring these creations are. Some are tall, some are short, but all are a sight to behold. "Mystical" and "surreal" are just some of the words onlookers have used to describe these man-made rock formations.

Porcupine makes visit to the dentist

Dentists have to deal with all kinds of patients. But probably not many have prickly quills. Pilgrim the Porcupine lives at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and at 11 years old, she's already getting to be long in the tooth. That's why ever two months she visits a dentist to get her tooth trimmed. "So what we're going to be doing today with Pilgrim the porcupine here is we're going to be trimming one of these upper incisor teeth on her. Ah, Pilgrim has three teeth that have stopped growing and one tooth that continues to grow," explains Dr. Michael Adkesson.

Pope Francis says he would baptize Martians

Pope Francis caused some controversy this week when he said the doors of the Catholic Church are open to everyone, even Martians. During his weekly homily on Monday Francis said he would be willing to baptize an alien, if they asked. He said Catholicism was a church of "open doors" and that it was up to Christians to accept the Holy Spirit however it appeared. When asked to clarify that he really was talking about aliens the Pope said "Martians, right? Green, with long noses and big ears."

Texas woman finds 12-foot python in bathroom

A 12-foot python has been returned to its owner after a slithery stop at a Central Texas home where a woman earlier bathed her pet guinea pigs. The Eagle newspaper reported Tuesday that Veronica Rodriguez was shocked in early May when the big snake turned up in her bathroom. Police believe the African python slipped into the house when Rodriguez left the back door open after bathing her three household guinea pigs and putting the critters in outdoor pens. Rodriguez says she heard strange noises, returned to the bathroom and discovered the snake crawling into the tub. She called 911. College Station police and animal control officers removed the snake, using a city trash can as a temporary receptacle for the reptile. No guinea pigs were harmed.


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