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Parrot dead

Alex the parrot was used by animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg in a 30-year experiment designed to prove that birds could understand the meaning of words rather than just mimicking. Pepperberg claimed that Alex could associate words with colours and shapes … Continue reading

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Swine

French police have riddled a wild boar with bullets after it got into a clothes shop in the city of Poitiers, forcing customers to flee. The boar, weighing 90kg (198lb), was shot after it began charging at police, the French … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Wild

An American couple have survived unscathed after their minivan was crushed – by a falling cow. Charles and Linda Everson were driving back to their hotel when Michelle, a 600lb rodeo cow, landed on their bonnet.  Chelan County fire chief … Continue reading

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A new low

A man in Missouri has been arrested for possession of a hallucinogenic toad. Police in Kansas City say David Theiss planned to get high by licking the Colorado River Toad’s venom glands. The FAT (Frog and Toad) Police Squad swooped … Continue reading

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Taking it onboard

Dunston has left Shivering Sands to go Cruising!  Yes, it was a bit of a shock, after all his talk about escaping the over-indulged, media plagued, fatuous life style that he had before.  The truth is that living on that … Continue reading

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Canned meat

Cattle rustlers in South Africa’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province have been trying to outwit police by transporting the animals in small cars. Police chased one overloaded Fiat Uno into the night, after receiving a tip-off at around 0300. The driver abandoned … Continue reading

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