Okay, so no one got arrested and no one was killed, but we often bring you stories of weird accidents involving animals, and sometimes of horrific animal abuse. This report qualifies as a near-lethal, weird accident, and an good example of something never, ever to do to your bird.
A guy took a leashed tiger into a busy bar on a Sunday evening and ordered a beer. When the bartender asked what the tiger would be drinking, the man replied, Anything he wants. At least that’s how the old joke goes. Police aren’t laughing either.
An man in England alerted authorities recently about a single frog that was just sitting, waiting for him, at the bottom of the stairs to his house. He insisted that the frog was “harassing” him and wanted professional help removing it.
Police in East Lampeter Twp. are searching for suspects involved in what seems like a classic drive-by shooting with a twist. Drive-by shootings are usually a more urban phenomenon associated gang rivalries. This shooting was aimed at an Amish family in their horse and buggy. Luckily, the only one injured was the horse. Sadly, it died.
An Englewood, Colorado, family hopes that their dog Reggie learned a lesson after eating the daughter’s homework. This homework was no term paper or take home quiz, as is usually associated with the classic “My dog ate my homework!” excuse; it was a scale model replica of Mt. Haleakala in Maui made of foam and candy.
Authorities in Chicago may have a lead on the person who ditched a live, immature alligator at O’Hare airport on November 1. The person in this surveillance still was seen riding a train to the airport with a live, immature alligator under her arm.
From the octopus that snatched a tourist’s camera, to the kangaroo that stalked women and approached them for sex, and even a shoplifting seagull; all the havoc and mayhem of animals turning to a life of crime.
Last month Mountain City police got a call from the local Dollar General about a squirrel in the store. An employee had tried several times to get the disruptive animal out of the store and was seeking help from animal control. The animal control officer was out, so police dispatched a police officer instead — mistake.
It seems that authorities in Florida have nothing better to do than ticket handicapped pussycats frolicking in the grass. It’s bad enough that they have clawed, aggressive ducks attacking the elderly at ponds, Diamondback rattlesnakes biting turtle rescuers and large pythons slithering around eating two cats at a time, but disabled pets must be leashed.
So what do you do when you sober up only to find that the cute stray cat you thought you were rescuing on your way home last night actually has a collar, a name and probably a worried owner? Why, feed the cat cheese and place the following ad on Craigslist, of course.