30 May 2011

TIGER HUNTING IN DEEPEST, DARKEST HAMPSHIRE.

Husband dearest's choice and perhaps my favourite .........


WHITE TIGER HUNTED ..... IN HAMPSHIRE? Police were contacted at 4pm on Saturday afternoon by "several" members of the public, each reporting the presence of a white tiger in a field in Hedge End. One of the callers had examined the predator through the zoom lens of his camera, and was convinced the animal was real, and threatening.
A police officer, who has not been named (I can't think why!), was duly dispatched to the field to investigate, and was able to "confirm" that there was indeed a tiger lurking in the grass.
"They gave us the option to dart and tranquillise the animal rather than destroy it.
"After a brief stalk through the Hedge End savannah, the officer realised the tiger was not moving and the air support using their cameras realised there was a lack of heat source.
"The tiger then rolled over in the down draught and it was at that point it became obvious it was a stuffed life-size toy."  said a spokeswoman.
It is understood that the tranquilliser dart was not used. - Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian (23/05/2011)

The latest in online dating?

A DATING SITE FOR DOGS. An online 'dating' service for dogs has gone live online in an attempt to improve the health of pedigree animals.The Mate Select service, now available through the Kennel Club website, enables owners to assess how a proposed mating of two registered pedigree dogs will affect the genetic diversity of the whole breed.- The Telegraph (26/05/2011)


Home Tweet Home Cone .....

Take a beak at this family of great tits - who decided to nest inside a traffic cone.Chris Blake, 65, took these pictures after finding the mum hatching nine chicks at a car park in Norfolk. - The Sun (27/05/2011)

Not the sort of emergency requiring a speedy response.

FIRE BRIGADE CALLED OUT TO RESCUE A SNAIL. An elderly woman distressed by the mollusc's presence 8ft up a wall in her hallway called the fire brigade.
It was just one among a series of bizarre call-outs which also included retrieving a cow from a tree and reuniting a duckling with its mother - quite how the cow came to be up the tree is not known. - The Daily Snail Mail (28/05/2011)

Warning!!!!!!

MEERKATS WITH FOOT FETISHMeerkats at a new enclosure at Longleat Safari Park have developed a fetish for women's sandals and painted nails – and have even been sneakily peering up visitors' skirts.
The creatures seem to be enjoying their new enclosure in Jungle Kingdom – an enclosure into which visitors can enter and walk among the meerkats – but their foot fascination has forced staff to put up warning signs about their keen interest in feet. - The Metro (28/05/2011)

And finally, three article not about animals .....


From one emergency service to another.


POLICE OFFICERS ISSUED LIFESTYLE GUIDES.Among the pearls of wisdom offered are that officers should assist their spouses with household chores and take up gardening or dancing to keep fit. The guide also offers advice on what fillings to put in sandwiches ........ Jasper Copping, The Telegraph (29/05/2011)


Or how best to transport apples.

New craft magazine Molly Makes has a solution to bruised fruit - the crochet jacket pictured left. - The Guardian (23/05/2011)Click HERE for instructions and to visit the site.


Sorry your majesty ..


MISSING:QUEEN'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT. A £900,000 handmade coach designed for the Queen's 80th birthday has vanished in Australia.
The Britannia is decorated with 24 diamonds, 130 sapphires and 400 books of gold leaf. - The Telegraph (28/05/2011)



PLEASE NOTE: Wherever possible I will endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.



16 comments:

naida said...

These posts always crack me up!
lol about the meerkats!

animewookie said...

Wow! The snail report...I think she probable could have outrun it...lol

joan said...

another great blog i love the meerkats their new tv advert makes me laugh everytime
i also laughed out loud at the guinness joke and a crochet pattern !!!! what more can one ask for thanks

Misha said...

Love the post! :D
Your posts never fail to make me smile.

Lilly said...

Haha, I loved the tiger and meerkat stories.

Marinela said...

Interesting post as always Petty. Love it :)

Take care xxx

Kelly said...

I guessed what was coming with the tiger story!!

Love the photo of the birds in their perfectly round nest.

Still thinking about that cow up the tree.....

Heather said...

Hi Tracy,
The apple cozies are adorable. Might have to try making some. Thanks for letting me know.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Bwa ha ha! The tiger one was so good! Oh and of course, loved the animal stories. Awww....

I have made the apple cozy. It's not that hard for crocheters. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I thought there had to be something up with that tiger!

Great post. :D

Su said...

I can't decide which is cuter-- the meerkats or the cozies!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh line dating for dogs... um... I don't even know what to say. And the little dude looking up her skirt! lol. Thanks for the post~

Arti said...

A perfect way to start my day with a smile on my lips... Loved the Tiger one, wow...
Have a nice day Tracy:)

GMR said...

Oh my word....talk about a case of mistaken identity! That must have been one life-like tiger! A meerkat with a foot fetish? What next! Thanks for the smiles!

Alyce said...

I love the part about them not using the tranquilizer dart - so funny!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a delightful post, Tracy!

great stories...

I especially loved the tigger one.

big hugs!

Betty xx