#OddlyWild: Setting Off On A Wild Goose Chase

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Bear With Sweet Tooth Goes Wild

Sometimes even animals can’t resist the smell of a sweet thing, according to a report.

The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker’s car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey. The bruin smashed a window and left only smeared icing and a paw print behind, says an AP report.

The bear ate every single chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cupcake that she had made for a large order. Awaken by the dog barking and a “crunch sound,” her husband spotted the bear.

Rockaway Township Police said it looked like the bear has done some other damage in the area and breaking into a car raises concern.

Hairy Vandal Smashes Car

What might be the world’s hairiest vandal has destroyed the interior of a Connecticut woman’s car, says a report.

Linda Morad told WFSB-TV she was house-sitting in Canton when she noticed her car lights on and heard strange noises, according to AP. She called police. Officers found a full-grown bear that had somehow gotten into Morad’s car and could not get out.

Police opened a door, ran to the other side of the vehicle, and the bear scampered into the woods.

The car’s exterior was almost untouched, but the car’s interior was torn to shreds. There was no food in the car, but Morad had taken some garbage to the dump earlier that day. She thinks the smell attracted the bear.

Dogged By A Pig Problem

Being shadowed by a four-legged creature seems a bit strange, according to a report.

Police in a Cleveland suburb in the US thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report a pig following him home from a train station. A North Ridgeville, Ohio, officer arrived on the scene to find the man was very sober and a pig was in fact following him.

The officer managed to get the pig in his patrol car and transported it to the station. It was eventually reunited with its owner.

Writing on Facebook, police mentioned, “The irony of the pig in a police car now so that anyone that thinks they’re funny is actually unoriginal and trying too hard.”

Kangaroo Does Houdini Act

A mischievous marsupial is giving quite a headache to officials in the US, says a report.

South Carolina’s most talented escape artist may be a kangaroo, says an AP report. News outlets report the McCormick County Sheriff’s Office announced that the mischievous marsupial was roaming the county for the second time in three days.

Authorities have yet to discern how it escaped, but it’s likely the kangaroo found a weak spot in the fence or a gate left open.

The kangaroo’s Houdini act first was noticed two days earlier, when police say calls came streaming in about a kangaroo sighting along Highway 28. Its owner was notified and was able to corral the animal.

Buffaloes Become Big Bother

Water buffaloes can be difficult creatures if they are left loose on a highway, according to a report.

Police called in a crane to lift five fugitive water buffalo off a highway in western Germany during an operation that lasted about nine hours, says an AP report. News agency dpa reported that the buffalo, including two calves, escaped from a field and walked onto the A3 highway near Leverkusen. The road was closed temporarily.

Police said they initially corralled the animals using two trucks and several patrol cars, but weren’t able to get them off the road.

A zoo vet was brought in to tranquilise the animals before they were lifted. One bull that had got stuck in a crash barrier had to be freed, but was unhurt.