In the Gnus

Strange animal stories that have popped up in the news.

Our four-legged, feathered, and slithering friends have been known to romp across the front page of the daily newspaper from time to time. Here they are captured in all their newsworthy glory!


Green bullet Wild pachyderm wreaks havoc on Indian village after falling in love with domesticated elephant.

Green bullet Amorous moose woos a lawn ornament.

Green bullet Swedish navy mistakes minks for enemy submarines.

Green bullet Snakes have been used as weapons in hold-ups.

Green bullet Woman smuggles snakes into Sweden by carrying them in her bra.

Red bullet Some brands of cat litter are radioactive.

Green bullet Alligators disappear during airplane transport.

Green bullet A colony of chickens lives alongside a busy freeway.

Red bullet Attorney General John Ashcroft believes calico cats are a sign of the devil.

Green bullet Frozen squirrels have been used for criminal purposes.

Green bullet A stray pit bull saved a woman by chasing off a knife-wielding attacker.

Green bullet A slowed-down recording of crickets sounds like a human chorus.

Red bullet Animals are fleeing Yellowstone Park, an indicator that a supervolcano eruption is imminent.


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