Friday, May 23, 2008

Animal Tales

There were three unrelated animal tales in yesterday's paper that made me laugh.

First, a Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig has been running free on the campus of one of Maine's prestigous institutions of higher education, Colby College. According to the Kennebec Journal, "The pig was last under human control when Colby students, who were not identified, had taken the pet pig to a campus cookout, where it slipped its leash, Collins said. The students were not planning to kill the pig at the cookout." Here is the whole story.

The second story is in from Maine. According to the AP article, Blacky, a Mexican donkey was released from jail for biting and kicking two men. My guess is they probably deserved it. Here is the whole story about Blacky.

And last, from Japan, "When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught — recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help." Apparently the owners have been teaching the bird his name and address but the bird was selective in who he spoke to. "'I’m Mr. Yosuke Nakamura,' the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs." Read more about Yosuke.

Much better than the other news in the papers these days.


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