Saturday, March 27, 2010

And now for something completely different

One time when me and the dogs were up walking in the woods we came across this - a star nosed mole - it was already dead, and Buttercup had a good time rolling on it - but none of us felt the need to have a seance over it - maybe that's because none of us are drinkers. Thank dog for that I guess. If Buttercup or Jack took up drinking - I think we'd all be in big trouble.

US man 'tried to revive dead opossum' in Pennsylvania

The opossum is generally about the size of a pet cat
Pennsylvania police have charged a man with public drunkenness after reports that he tried to resuscitate a long-dead opossum on a highway.

State police said several witnesses had seen Donald Wolfe, 55, tending to the roadkill about 65 miles (105 km) north-east of the city of Pittsburgh.

One reported seeing Mr Wolfe kneel before the animal and gesturing as though he were conducting a seance.

Another reported seeing him give mouth to mouth resuscitation to the carcass.

State police Trooper Jamie Levier said the animal had been dead a while, the Associated Press news agency reports.

The opossum, colloquially known as a possum, is about the size of a domestic cat.

Such animals are known to feign death when threatened, giving rise to the phrase "playing possum".

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