Three of the outliers in the data caught my eye. A tarantula, a ram and a pig, to be exact.
Here’s the story behind that ram, courtesy of Everett city spokeswoman Kate Reardon and city animal services manager Shannon Delgado.
I’ll keep it brief:
Somebody’s pet ram got loose, sometime in 2010.
County crews brought the ram to Everett’s shelter, the sole public shelter around.
Delgado said: “He hung out with us for a day.” (The owner showed up the next day.)
I probably should have asked about that sole tarantula intake, too, but sometimes you just don’t want to know.