Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Great Escape

The ring leader opened the door by kicking it out. The others followed. This is not from a novel nor from a movie. This is also the first time, I read a news about a great escape--led by an animal.

photocredit: freenaturepics

Fifteen camels, several llamas and a potbellied pig broke out of a circus near Amsterdam on Monday. The ringleader? A giraffe who bolted, too.

Police said the giraffe kicked open a fence and walked out.

"The other animals walked out with him," said Amsterdam police spokesman Rob Van Der Veen.

The animals were part of a traveling circus that had set up its tents in the city of Amstelveen, six miles outside the Dutch capital.

They made their break about 5:45 a.m., wandering about a residential street and riling up a neighborhood dog, police said.