Animals In The News

Here's a first, a female born with two heads and only one brain. Last Friday a live two headed calf was born in Rivera, Columbia. This birth defect is called polycephaly. Due to the weight of the combined heads the calf can't stand on her own. The farmer, Marino Cabrera, has rigged a hammock to help the animal. Rosario Leyva, the caretaker's wife, thinks the calf is beautiful but you judge for yourself. http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Beautiful_cow_born_with_two_heads&in_article_id=712659&in_page_id=2

On an Egypt Air flight from Abu Dhabi to Cairo a foot long baby crocodile escaped from someone carry on luggage and was loose on the plane. The passengers were quite upset till a member of the flight crew managed to capture the reptile. It is illegal to transport exotic animals in Egypt, so of course no one admitted ownership of the croc. It was taken to the Cairo Zoo. http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Panic_as_crocodile_breaks_loose_on_plane&in_article_id=712813&in_page_id=2

What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but this is a bit much. A Tiger excaped from Fernando's Brothers Magic Act and was loose in Las Vegas. The Police recieved calls about tiger sightings but when they arrived the owners had recaptured the animal. Of Course they reassured authorities that the tiger was a tame one. But then just ask Sigfreid and Roy about tame tigers. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/07/30/national/a223204D14.DTL

Aparently it's human season in Colorado. Bears are breaking into houses left and right in the Boulder area lately. The bears have been ripping off screens and crawling in open windows. Fortunately the humans are winning, because they have the guns. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_12922685?source=rss

Mr. Clucky, the pet rooster of a Miami Beach man may be homeless soon. Due to a neighbor's complaint owner, Mark Buckley has been fined $50 and told he must get rid of the animal. This due to an ordinance that prohibits, amongst other things, poultry in residential homes. Mark is challenging this in court as the rooster and it's mate Wallflower are his pets. Mr Clucky is well known and liked locally, people enjoy seeing him riding around on the handlebars of Mark's bike. http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-odd/20090801/US.ODD.Evicting.Mr.Clucky/

And finally we'll end with Casper the friendly cat. It seems Casper likes large vehicles and people, so he enjoys riding the bus quite often. Drivers noticed the cat would wait at the bus stop and trot on the bus with the other passengers. He is well behaved, usually curling up on a seat in the back for the ride. The bus drivers have make sure they let him off back at the stop near his home and everyone enjoys his company on the ride. http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Adventurous_cat_becomes_bus_regular&in_article_id=711941&in_page_id=2
     Posted By: patty - Sat Aug 01, 2009
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Comments
i love the cat! i'm glad i don't live in colorado! abu dhabi always makes me think of garfield :lol: .
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/01/09 at 12:18 PM
thanks danny!
mw so you eat p... nevermind. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/01/09 at 01:39 PM
Nothing's better than lunch at the Y.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/02/09 at 12:38 AM
there you are expat! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/02/09 at 01:37 AM
2 shows a night 3 on saturday mark? :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/02/09 at 11:39 AM
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