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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Short thoughts

Foxes, pretty to look at but dangerous and not to be trusted. That's what country folk say, and perhaps they're right because a couple of day ago in Belarus a fox hunter was shot. By a fox. "A wounded fox shot its would be killer in the Grodno region of Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter's gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle."  
He tried to finish it off with the butt of the rifle? Good on the fox for fighting back then.




From the file marked "And you thought you'd heard the last of that" comes a story about the worlds most famous cephalopod. Yes, it's the return of Paul the Octopus! Sort of. His former home in Germany has unveiled plans for a -and I shit you not- "Paul corner where there will be a 6 foot statue of Paul atop a football with a see through centre section to display a golden urn containg his ashes" I'm flabbergasted, really. Not overly tasteful in my opinion, but there you go.

Not Paul, yesterday


Lastly in this roundup of peculiar animal stories from the darkest corners of the web comes news from Boston that a cat has been called for jury service. The cats owner wrote to Suffolk superior crown court explaining that the cat was, well, in fact a cat, but the court wrote back insisting that Mr. Tabby Sal attend the court as scheduled in March. The website for the US judicial system states that "Jurors are not expected to speak perfect English" That's ok then.
"Guilty"
 

10 comments:

Mrs Midnite said...

Go foxy! And whos to say the cat won't do a better job than the average juror?

fizzee rascal said...

He'd do a better job than me, that's for sure.

Wissy said...

There's nothing worse or more painful than being shot in the Grodno region.

fizzee rascal said...

Rub some cream on it, you'll be ok.

Anna said...

OMG!! That's the first time I hear about a cat going to jury duty. :D Is that a true story?

fizzee rascal said...

Yeah, it is. I'll see if I can find the link

Amber said...

I can only wish Ella doesn't get called for jury duty. I hate to admit this, but she is really really racist and is always spouting terrible things about the Jews. AND, she is convinced that another cat in the neighborhood (who may or may not be a black cat) is stealing her cat food.

I think she is just crazy.

fizzee rascal said...

Maybe she takes after her owner?

Amber said...

Oh, Fizz....

:shakes head:

I love all of God's creatures. Especially the Jews.

How oculd you think that?

:(

fizzee rascal said...

I meant the "crazy" bit, not the rest of it!