Thursday, July 12, 2007

Man-eating badgers in Basra

A fascinating story from the BBC:

British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra.

Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic.

But several of the creatures, caught and killed by local farmers, have been identified by experts as honey badgers.

The rumours spread because the animals had appeared near the British base at Basra airport.

UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area."

Before you scoff, remember how badgers have undermined democracy in Southend.

1 comment:

Trelaine said...

While the UK military spokesman categorically denied releasing man-eating badgers into Basra, he had no comment regarding the reported release of man-eating mushrooms and snakes. Badger, badger, badger, badger...Mushroom! Mushroom! Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger...Snake! African Snake! Oooo it's a snake!