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Who’s a naughty boy then?
A British tourist says a police officer burst out laughing when he reported his money had been stolen – by a parrot.
Peter Leach was visiting a New Zealand beauty spot when a kea parrot snatched the equivalent of £600 from his camper van, the Scottish Daily Record reports.
The bird flew into the vehicle and snatched the cash from the dashboard while the holidaymaker was taking photographs.
It turned out the parrot had taken all of the money he had – except for £20 in his pocket. He reported to incident to police, but the chances of retrieving the currency are slim.
“The officer was very serious for the first few questions,” Peter told the Record. “Then he said, ‘Do you mind if I just stop to laugh?’ I suppose I can’t blame him.”
Keas are native to New Zealand and known for their intelligence. They have been blamed for vandalising cars, breaking off wing mirrors and windscreen wipers.
Zoologist Mark Cawardine described them as ‘a devilish mountain parrot feared by hire car companies’.
Horns of a dilemma
Peering out from the side of a house in a quiet road, a bullock’s bid for freedom might well have succeeded...had he not succumbed to the wily charms of some cows.
Residents in a quiet cul-de-sac in Darlington, County Durham, were left stunned when the animal ran amok after escaping from a nearby cattle market, the Daily Mail reports.
Police received reports of the rampaging young bull chasing people around the town centre at noon. When the beast headed towards Tennyson Gardens, police warned residents t stay indoors while staff from a local farmers auction mart worked to recapture it. But by the time they caught up, it had been cornered in the close – using two cows as bait!
Farmers and police then managed to usher the runaway into a vehicle. No-one was hurt during the incident.
Pensioner Eileen Chapman said: “I was sitting watching telly and looked up to see a bull staring through my window. You don’t expect that sort of thing living here.
“There was a policeman and a load of other men running around…It was just like a comedy…It livened my day up.”
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