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05-09-07, 01:37 PM #1
Sometimes theres justice, sometimes there is just the giraffe
Drunk students learn lesson from peeved giraffe
1.3-ton animal attacks three Lithuanians after they climb into his cage
The Associated Press
Updated: 10:23 p.m. ET May 8, 2007
VILNIUS, Lithuania - Climbing into a giraffe's cage at the local zoo seemed a good idea after a few drinks. But the prank went wrong when the 1.3-ton animal flew into a rage and attacked the three student trespassers at a zoo in Lithuania on Monday night.
Ruta Greiciute, a 22-year-old student at Kaunas Technology University, was hospitalized with a broken collar bone and nose after the 9-year-old male giraffe, named Solut, attacked her.
The other students survived the incident unscathed.
"This was a very silly thing they did. The scared giraffe could have stomped her to death," Kaunas Zoo spokeswoman Angele Grebliauskaite said.
The zoo reported that many animals had been disturbed Monday night as students celebrated a festival in a nearby condominium.
Police have launched an investigation to find out how the intoxicated students entered the zoo at night and climbed the 10 foot high fence surrounding the giraffe cage.
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And no you can't have any.
05-09-07, 01:54 PM #2
Bet you that was the LAST thing they were expecting
05-09-07, 02:32 PM #3
Giraffe's look kind of spindly, but then so do redwoods till you get close.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
05-09-07, 02:35 PM #4
Darwinism in action."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
05-09-07, 04:19 PM #5
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- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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