Golfers inquire: "What should we do
about this hazard on the 9th hole?"
I’ve written about incidents like this before, but this one from Hampshire in the UK still makes me laugh.
Several people spotted a white tiger in a field near a golf course. Police responded, and specialists with tranquilizer darts from Marwell Zoo were called. The golf course was evacuated, nearby play at the Rose Bowl cricket ground stopped, and plans were made to close a major road.
When police on the ground crept closer, they noticed the tiger was not moving.
A police helicopter flying overhead, using a thermal imaging camera, wasn’t picking up a reading of heat from the animal.
That’s when the downdraft from the helicopter blew the stuffed tiger over.
It’s unknown whether the large stuffed tiger, the type you might win in a fair, was deliberately placed there as a hoax.
I want to see the video of the tiger blowing over.
Even though we can make fun of authorities for their overzealous reaction, it’s wise to be prudent when dealing with wild animals. Here’s a photo of the inside of a car in Boulder where a bear got himself trapped.
Lesson: don’t let a bear get inside your car.
(The vehicle was totaled.)
– Fake white tiger sparks armed police response , The Independent>>
– Appeal to trace tiger toy owner after police alert, BBC>>
– Bear trapped in Boulder County man’s car leaves it ‘totaled’, Colorado Daily>>