a little east of reality

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

it's raining...crocodiles?

Residents in the Russian nuclear research town of Sarov got a jaw-dropping surprise when a crocodile fell from the twelfth-storey apartment of its owner.
The one-metre caiman crocodile landed on a pavement after leaning too far out of the window of the apartment where it had lived for the last 15 years, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted an official with the local branch of the ministry as saying.
Frightened passers-by called the emergency services and rescuers managed to lasso the stunned animal and take it to a shelter for stray pets.
It was soon returned to its owner, unharmed apart from damage to one of its teeth, the official said.
1. What kind of person keeps a croc (boa constrictor, tarantula, etc) as a pet? Anyone had any weird pets? What made you decide to go for the non-traditional option? Did you enjoy the adventure or end up regretting the choice of pet?

2. It fell 12 floors and only damaged a tooth?! Wow, apart from it's sturdy croc hide there must be some truth to that theory that you stay more relaxed and don't get as badly injured if you don't know what's coming.