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Elusive Hippo Finally Caught in Cape Town
Offbeat  (tags: hippo, elusive, Cape Town, caught, good news, game reserve, protection, safety, wildlife, bizarre )

- 2162 days ago -
An elusive hippo who set up home in a sewage plant in Cape Town last year has finally been caught and shipped to a game reserve.
Russian Cat Caught Smuggling Cell Phones Into Prison - YouTube   video
Offbeat  (tags: animals, russian cat, caught, cell phones, crime, video, poor kitty )

- 2212 days ago -
Guards of a corrective labor camp in Russia have caught a cat while it was attempting to bring cell phones and cell phone chargers to inmates. The goods were taped to its belly, and it was spotted while trotting along the fenced perimeter.
ACTION ALERT: Yoplait: Re-Design Their Packaging to Stop Killing Wildlife! PLEASE SIGN !
Offbeat  (tags: widllife, stucked, yoplait, containers, destructive, wildife, suffering, caught )

- 2759 days ago -
Yoplait yogurt cups are designed with a smaller top than base. The top is just the right size to allow smaller wildlife to insert their heads to lick the residue in the container. When the animal attempts to withdraw their head from the container.
"I Must Free His Leg": Raccoon's Only Hope Is Brave Rescuer
Offbeat  (tags: wild animals, wildlife clinic, racoon, caught, rescued, freedom )

- 2761 days ago -
Many years ago, I was the shelter director at PAWS of Lynnwood, Washington. This organization had a dog and cat shelter, an advocacy department and a wildlife clinic. We also rotated night and holiday rescue coverage for both domestic and wild critters
Baby Leopards, Bears Found in Bags at Thai Airport
Offbeat  (tags: baby wild animas, trafficker, caught, airport, baby leopards, bags, police, police station )

- 2966 days ago -
Authorities at Bangkok's international airport have arrested a first-class passenger whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were bound for Dubai.
'Caging Big Cats and Releasing Them Randomly Is a Fraught Affair'
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, villagers, leopards, conflicts, caught, released, unknown territory, hazards )

- 3128 days ago -
Even as villagers in south Gujarat live in constant fear of attacks by leopards, wildlife experts from Pune say the state forest department's strategy of capturing and releasing the big cats haphazardly is proving to be counter-productive.
Poacher Fined $23,200 for Killing An Amur Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: russia, punishment, tiger poacher, caught, killed amur tiger, charged, fined )

- 3135 days ago -
WWF believes this sentence to be a turning point in the Russian environmental court practice. November 24, Ussuriysk, Russia. Magistrate of a court in the Primorsky Krai, a Russian South Far Eastern territory, found Sergey Burtsev guilty of killing
Vietnamese Man 'Nabbed With Frozen Tiger'
Offbeat  (tags: frozen tigers, tragedy, tigers killed, poachig, vietnamese man, caught, charged )

- 3144 days ago -
A Vietnamese man was arrested in possession of a frozen tiger before he was able to sell the body of the endangered animal to collectors, state media reported on Tuesday. Pham Hai Nam told police he bought the animal for 600 million dong
95 Snakes Bust Out of Suitcase at Malaysian Airport
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife smuggler, caught, 95 snakes, suitcase, airport, charges )

- 3217 days ago -
Two weeks ago, Thai airport authorities caught a woman trying to smuggle a drugged tiger cub in her suitcase when they ran the overweight bag through the x-ray machine. This past week, a bag with 95 endangered boa constrictors, plus a few other snakes
Ten of the Most Outrageous Animal Smuggling Attempts
Offbeat  (tags: wild animals, airports, animal smugglers, custom officers, caught )

- 3221 days ago -
Smugglers frequently find outrageous and ever more imaginative ways of attempting to sneak animals past customs officers. Here is a list of ten whose inventive plans were foiled.
Hamsters Present 'More' Threat Than Escaped Wolf
Offbeat  (tags: hamster, wildife manager, escaped wolf, no reason for panic, tranquilised, caught, red riding hood attitude )

- 3366 days ago -
A manager at a wildlife park where a wolf broke out from its enclosure said pet hamsters posed a greater threat to the public than the escapee. He said fairytales such as Little Red Riding Hood have played a part in the mythologizing of wolves.
Drunk Man Tries to Revive Dead Opossum
Offbeat  (tags: charges laid, drunk man, caught, police, trying to revive dead opossum, bizarre )

- 3378 days ago -
US police say they charged a Pennsylvania man with public drunkenness after he was seen trying to resuscitate a long-dead opossum along a highway. State police Trooper Jamie Levier says several witnesses saw 55-year-old Donald Wolfe near the animal on
Unwanted Stowaway- DNR Called in to Remove Bobcat From Towboat
Offbeat  (tags: bobcat, stowaway, found on barge, towboat, caught, sanctuary )

- 3402 days ago -
Crew members of a towboat pushing 15 barges down the Ohio River had a surprise guest Monday. C.R. Neale, pilot with Neale Marine Transportation, said a barge stopped near its facility north of Vienna after discovering a bobcat had decided to stow away
Police Nab Fugitive Who Taunted Them Online(Update)
Offbeat  (tags: London, fugitive, Facebook, caught, taunted, police, crime )

- 3451 days ago -
An escaped British convict whose online antics drew an international Internet fan base has been caught after nearly four months on the run

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