When I read this news report from the Herald-Sun it warmed my little Looney Tunes heart.
Police in Western Australia were on patrol when they saw a motorized scooter being ridden recklessly. The sounded their siren and the teenager zoomed off. They gave chase and, after mounting a kerb, the rider fell off.
Recovering quickly he then leapt over a fence into a nearby backyard. The police approached to give chase when the teenager suddenly appeared back over the fence and into their clutches.
It turned out that directly over the fence was a trampoline and… well, you can guess what happened….
The teenager was charged with various driving, drink and drug offences which makes me wonder. If he was drugged and drunk at the time how long do you think he spent lying in the cell trying to work out what the hell happened? And can you imagine how hard the police were laughing once they looked over the fence? 😀
In what will obviously be the last installment of my escaped Tasmanian Devils series I am happy to report that Ghengis has been recaptured. (Herald-Sun)
For those of you who have not been keeping up with this news, on the 16th of October three Tassie Devils escaped from their enclosure in Perth when a fallen tree flattened the fence.
Scratchy was recaptured by two men and managed to do serious damage to a bathroom wall before the zoo owner arrived to take him home. Itchy was the next one found and he also did his best to get away again but was safely returned.
Ghengis was obviously not as eager to continue his adventure as the others and was picked up without incident. Either that or the people who found him had also read the other news articles and realized that they would have to be more careful of their walls and pet cages than the previous rescuers.
Poor Ghengis is now going home for a good feed and a rest before being reunited with his friends. I wonder if this adventure will make them shyer of making a break for it next time or now they have had a taste of freedom will they be making a rush at every open gate? 🙂
Thanks to the Herald-Sun here is another update to the escaped Tasmanian Devil story I have been posting about this last week.
Today I read that another of them has been recaptured, with Itchy being caught in a backyard on Monday night. Itchy went the same way as his brother Scratchy and managed to escape from his temporary confinement before his owner arrived. At least this time it wasn’t a bathroom wall that was ruined!
Awwww….Look at the cute photo in the article. Clearly that one is a stock photo of baby devils. If the escapees were that small, cute and harmless nobody would ever return them!
Now the only remaining one is Ghengis. I wonder what kind of mischef he will get up to once he is found?
This isn’t really a strange newspaper article but I thought it deserves noting. A falling tree bought down the fence around the Tasmanian Devil enclosure at a Perth zoo, allowing three of them to make a break for it. (ABC news) The zoo and the local rangers are doing their best to get them back with extra stinky bait in traps.
Now I really love Tasmanian Devils, they are very cute, but they are not something I would want to find wandering around in my garden if they were lost and in a bad mood. They are generally shy, but when they start growling they sound like a huge monster is about to dash over and rip off some of your extremities.
Koalas also sound terrifying, they just can’t be bothered climbing out of their tree to do anything to you, Tassie Devils are fast and strong and love to bite everything, including their friends.
Here is a clip of some Tassie Devils playing. As you can hear their version of happiness sounds and looks like someone is about to die, can you imagine finding one stomping around in your backyard in a bad mood? Best to just back away quietly and leave him to it.