Another creepy animal that we saw at the zoo was a crocodile. Actually, they had a few. Anyway, this morning I read a story about a crocodile in Malaysia. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a version in English to link to, but basically the croc decided to go shopping.
The crocodile, 3 metres long and weighing 200 kilos paid a visit to the two-story shop in the State of Malacca. However, none of the outfits were the right size. Perhaps it should lay off the mini-eggs...
In fact, it didn't actually get right into the shop, as it had a problem getting up the stairs, and ended up stuck half-way. In Britain it would be able to sue under the Disability Discrimination Act, but instead the terrified customers called the fire brigade who took it to a local zoo. It is believed that it is not an escapee, but came from a swamp.
I'm not sure whether there is a moral to this story. In the zoo they had a display of various crocodile items, such as handbags, which had been siezed by customs, and so it might be seen as poetic or fitting in some way that the crocodiles should seek their revenge - I wonder if the shop in question had any crocodile goods.
I just hope that Jean Knee's shopping expedition was more successful. And less scary.
I've only just noticed this one, too. Someone stole a crocodile from an aquarium in Norway the weekend before last. Apparently they just walked out with it (it was during one of their busy periods). Some people will steal anything...