Squirrel goes on rampage, injures 3
BERLIN (Reuters) – An aggressive squirrel attacked and injured three people in a German town before a 72-year-old pensioner dispatched the rampaging animal with his crutch.
The squirrel first ran into a house in the southern town of Passau, leapt from behind on a 70-year-old woman, and sank its teeth into her hand, a local police spokesman said Thursday.
With the squirrel still hanging from her hand, the woman ran onto the street in panic, where she managed to shake it off.
The animal then entered a building site and jumped on a construction worker, injuring him on the hand and arm, before he managed to fight it off with a measuring pole.
“After that, the squirrel went into the 72-year-old man’s garden and massively attacked him on the arms, hand and thigh,” the spokesman said. “Then he killed it with his crutch.”
Man fails school exams on 38th try
JAIPUR, India (Reuters) – A 73-year-old Indian farmer who vowed not to marry before passing his high school exams has failed to get through for the 38th time.
Shiv Charan Yadav has been taking the exams — normally given to schoolchildren at the age of 15 — every year since 1969, without success.
This year, he failed everything except Sanskrit, scoring only 103 out of a possible 600 points.
“Once I pass I want to get married to a girl who’s under 30,” Yadav, who lives alone in Kohari village in the western desert state of Rajasthan, told Reuters.
Yeah, good luck with that buddy — another genius:
Man Asks for Prison for Stealing Panties
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A district judge on Tuesday granted a defendant’s unusual request to be sent to prison for breaking into women’s homes and stealing their undergarments, his attorney said.
Officials had recommended probation for Steven Quatkemeyer, 40, as part of a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to felony stalking and two counts of felony burglary. Prosecutors dropped several misdemeanors and six other felony counts in exchange for the plea.
“I apologize to the families affected from the bottom of my heart,” Quatkemeyer told the court. “After a couple of weeks of incarceration, I realized what I had done was very wrong.”
He also asked for a prison term and got four years.
Back to the animal theme:
Australian Attacked With Swordfish Snout
BRISBANE, Australia – Two assailants broke into a man’s trailer and attacked him with a swordfish snout in eastern Australia early Wednesday, leaving the victim with cuts to his arms, back and hands, police said.
The victim, who was not identified, claimed the two suspects assaulted him with the serrated, sword-like bill during a home invasion in the eastern city of Bundaberg, Queensland state police said.
Paramedics treated the man for his injuries.
It was not clear where the alleged attackers found the swordfish snout, or how big it was. Police said they were not investigating the incident because the man had withdrawn his complaint.
Characterized by their long, sharp snouts, swordfish are predatory fish that can grow up to 13 feet long.
Woman Injured by Leaping Sturgeon
ROCK BLUFF, Fla. – A woman was injured over the weekend by a leaping sturgeon, the latest incident involving the flying fish on the Suwannee River, officials said.
Tara Spears, 32, of Bell, was knocked unconscious by the animal on Sunday while boating on the river north of Rock Bluff, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported.
She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was expected to recover, the agency reported.
The large, prehistoric-looking sturgeon have hard plates along their backs. They can grow up to 8 feet long and up to 200 pounds.
Spooked Deer Takes ‘Revenge’ on Runner
BRAINERD, Minn. – Kandi Hanson has a history of run-ins with deer. She totaled her first car and damaged two others in collisions with deer. This weekend, the deer struck back.
As Hanson approached the halfway mark of the 10-kilometer Sour Grapes Half and Half run Saturday, a spooked deer darted out of the woods and crashed into Hanson, tossing the 28-year-old into the air and sending her sprawling onto the grass before disappearing into the woods.
Lazy blogging done for the day…