Eggstraordinary animals (Sorry. I just couldn't resist).
We've all heard of CAT burglars. Ok, I know, a pretty lame opening sentence but today's post is, after all, about animals involved in 'criminal activity'. Yes I know when I do a post about crime the culprit is usually of the two legged variety. Well not in this instance (apart from the squirrel, that is.)
Caught in the act (SHOEly not?) A fox in Fohren, Germany, had to plead guilty to the charge of theft after some 100 pairs of shoes were found in his den. The animal was witnessed taking them from doorsteps.
The charge? JOY RIDING. Alton Towers (an English theme park) has banned a daredevil grey squirrel from hitching a ride on it's Sonic Spinball ride (looks scary, view by clicking HERE) for, you guessed it, health and safety reasons. Alarms have been installed to scare the squirrel, nicknamed Sonic (hey, I thought he was a hedgehog), off.
Drivers - Beware! Motorists with roof-top luggage boxers are being advised not to visit Knowsley Park in Merseyside as a cunning troop of it's resident baboons has learned how to spring the locks on the boxes and steal their contents.
In need of a quick get-away? A family in a Johannesburg nature reserve were thrilled when a 300lb lion approached their car - only to be horrified when it opened the back door of the vehicle with it's ........ teeth.
Hit (and run?). A New York woman is taking a restaurant to court for unspecified damages after she was hit by a 10 stone stuffed moose head (ouch that had to to hurt). Raina Kumra suffered concussion when the head - with 3ft antlers - fell off a wall at the Scandinavian themed eatery.
(Dogonne!) A police informant. A German criminal was given up to police by his ..... pet dog (whoever said dogs were man's best friend?) The 52 year old's Jack Russell wagged his tail in front of the cupboard that his owner was hiding in, after his flatmate claimed that he didn't know where he was.