#OddlyWild: On The Rampage

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Baboons On The Run In Paris

An employee at a zoo in Paris got a shock of his life when he saw a baboon in a corridor, a report says.

He immediately raised an alarm. Several baboons escaped from their enclosure at the zoo, and this prompted an evacuation of the premises while police hunted for the missing monkeys, says Reuters.

Paris last experienced an animal-on-the-loose alert when a tiger briefly roamed the city after escaping from a circus cage last November. The animal was shot dead.

Locusts Raise World Cup Alarm

Swarms of locusts pose a threat to Russia’s soccer World Cup as they could attack stadium pitches and cause a “global scandal”, an official warned.

Matches will be played in 12 stadiums in 11 cities. Pyotr Chekmarev, head of the agriculture ministry’s crop farming department, said the pitches could be targeted by locusts during the summer months, according to Reuters.

One way or another, we have learnt how to deal with locusts, but how do we not fall into a global scandal with locusts this year?” he said.

“The whole world is coming here. Football fields are green. Locusts love it where there is lots of green.

Camels Getting Botox Jobs

A dozen camels have been disqualified from this year’s Saudi “camel beauty contest” because their handlers used Botox to make them more handsome, according to Reuters.

“The camel is a symbol of Saudi Arabia. We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime,” explained the chief judge of the show,

Held For Biting A Dog

A New Hampshire man was arrested for biting a police dog while officers were investigating reports of a shooting in the town of Boscawen, police officials said.

The incident unfolded when police reported to a home where they were told a person had been shot. Two people at the home were wanted on outstanding warrants and tried to flee when police attempted to arrest them, police said, according to Reuters.

Both of them resisted arrest and one very strongly resisted arrest. He bit the dog, the dog bit him, he ended up getting Tasered,” Killary said.

The Queen Bee Rules

A shopping trip a store turned out to be a major surprise for a lady in Wales, says a report.

Carol Howarth parked her Mitsubishi in the town of Haverfordwest and little did she know the mayhem that would ensue.

While she attended to her errands, a swarm of 20,000 bees was drawn to her car, according to Treehuggers. 

With the beekeepers on the job, by the time Howarth returned the situation appeared to be resolved. But the swarm kept her in their sights and managed to track her down. “The next day I realised that some of the bees had followed me home,” she said.

The incident happened because the queen bee was attracted by something in the car and got inside it through a gap. The rest followed her faithfully.

A Wolf Called Trump

Hysni Rexha from Kosovo had no hesitation in naming one of the four wolves Trump, according to a report.

I have some other wolves but this one has a lot of energy in everything and he is very smart,” Rexha, who likes to be called a holistic vet, told Reuters.

Rexha has named himself an Alfa Wolf and made Trump his deputy.

“I admire (President) Trump, he has a lot of energy, he gives orders, He is a brave man, that’s why I named my wolf because he does the same things. He does not do what others do; he has his own style and does his mission.”