Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chimpanzee Tea Parties gone horribly, horribly wrong

Pet Chimpanzee = Not a Good Idea:
For years, Travis had been a local celebrity in his hometown. He featured often on TV adverts, and would pose for photographs performing his favourite tricks: tucking into a filet mignon, dressing himself or using a computer.

But yesterday the pet chimpanzee went berserk, attacking a friend of his owner's and causing terrible facial injuries before turning on a police officer who shot him in self-defence.

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Police reported that the animal had been behaving oddly at home, and Herold had tried to calm him with tea laced with a sedative. But he grabbed her keys and let himself out of the back door, then started banging on local cars as though signalling he wanted to go for a drive.
I have an alibi... and... and... this blog does not endorse tea drinking chimpanzees!!!!

In all seriousness, I should probably have something profound to say about what happens when you treat a chimpanzee like a pet and a punchline... but I don't... I mainly find it sad.

On the other hand, here is Karate Chimp: