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Dog Trapped In Sinkhole Saved Thanks To Beef Jerky

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety.

The group was riding the Sinkhole Trail at Pisgah National Forest, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Asheville, on Sunday when they encountered the dog, who had apparently been stuck in the hole for several days, according to Burke County Search And Rescue.

The bikers called for help and led rescuers more than a mile to the stranded animal, where they repelled into the sinkhole, enticed the starving dog with some beef jerky and raised him to safety using a harness, the rescue squad said.

The dog was not injured, but was starving and dehydrated, according to the rescuers.

He was taken to Burke County Animal Services for an examination and named “Sinker.” Officials said he did not have a collar or a microchip, and if owners are not found, he could be placed up for adoption.

The 7-mile (11-kilometer) trail is named for the large sinkhole along its ridge.

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All 45 seasons of ‘Saturday Night Live’ are coming to Peacock

Peacock's library is about to get a whole lot larger.

NBCUniversal's streaming app is bulking up its catalog with all 45 seasons of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 1, Variety reported Friday. The archive of episodes will span the show's first episodes in 1975 to its latest season that kicked off in 2019. At this moment, that consists of 889 episodes of SNL.

No matter what your favorite era, performer, or sketch is, it'll all be on Peacock, from the George Carlin monologue that opened up the series to the bizarre and infectious David Pumpkins sketch of 2016 to its shift to at-home episodes in the spring of 2020.

The announcement comes not long after SNL's return on Oct. 3 was revealed, which will undoubtedly feel a bit different than recent seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's unclear whether episodes from the upcoming 46th season with be immediately available on Peacock.

Currently, only the last five seasons of SNL are available on Peacock. For SNL fans who don't have a physical collection of most the show's run, Peacock will be the only place to watch every sketch.

Peacock recently announced that it would be expanding its availability to Roku users thanks to an agreement made with the smart TV company. Peacock is still unavailable to download on Amazon Fire TV devices as well as some baked-in smart TV platforms like Samsung's. 

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"Aliens create the clouds to move from one place on earth to another without being seen.