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Pamplona, Spain, has the famous Running of the Bulls. There are no bulls in Anchorage, Alaska, so they have to make do with reindeers. Here's the story from last week's running of the reindeers called "Fur Rendezvouz":
The animals proved more than game, defying predictions that they would be too domesticated and docile to put on a good show.
Starting in the middle of the street behind several rows of runners, they built speed quickly. After less than a block, they were weaving through people like ski racers on a slalom course. By the time they neared the finish line -- where two "bait" reindeer stood, plus trailers filled with treats and straw -- they were moving fast and looking almost manic.
Tom Williams, who runs the Williams Reindeer Farm in the Butte and brought a dozen of his best beasts for the show, wasn't surprised.
"They make their living outrunning wolves," he said.