Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Runaway Chimp

OK, just a quick news piece. It is an unbelievable story. The story initially caught my eye because the link on the front page of CNN.com read "Toilet trained Chimp on the Loose". Given my fascination with toilets, I eagerly clicked on the link to read the story. He apparently can not only use the toilet, but can use a knife and fork.

A couple in California had raised the chimp for 30 years in their house until he was taken away for his violent behavior. There were distraut today when they heard he escaped and hired a search helicopter to find him. The chimp was taken away from the couple because he had bitten off someone's finger and mauled a policeman's hand.

Here are the hilarious things. First read about what happened to the couple when they were visiting him after he was taken away from them:

In 2005, when they took a cake to celebrate Moe's birthday with him, the
couple was viciously attacked by two other chimpanzees who had escaped their
cages. The chimps nearly killed St. James Davis, chewing off his nose, testicles
and foot and biting off chunks of his buttocks and legs
, before the sanctuary owner shot the animals to death.

The other thing that made me laugh was when the man who owned him (the one who had his testicles chewed off), said the following to the media:

"He meant the world to us," St. James Davis said. "He was the best man at my wedding."


Will said...

One of the reasons you get a number of one-time visitors is that (I'm told) people browse blogs for words like 'testicles' and 'boobs'. When they don't find pictures, they move on. In this case, they would've really missed out on a great story.

julie said...

My cat growing up taught herself to use the toilet. She didn't flush, but she did use it when we were out for lengthy periods of time.

Bob said...

Focker, I'm not gonna tell you again! Jinx cannot flush the toilet. He's a cat, for chrissakes! The animal doesn't even have thumbs, Focker.