Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dastardly Flamingo Murders

Strike German Zoo


by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn

The Case of the Flailed Flamingos: sounds like an episode of Miami Vice. Murder, mayhem and misfortune in the flamingo section of a German zoo. From der Spiegel:
In a grisly murder case, merciless killers have slain four flamingos in Frankfurt Zoo. The unknown assassins struck during the night, decapitating three of the birds and strangling a fourth to death.

A grisly murder case has shocked staff at Frankfurt Zoo. Keepers found the bodies of four murdered flamingos in their pen on Tuesday morning.

Three of the birds were decapitated while a fourth was strangled to death, police said Tuesday. The four birds were all over 30 years old.

"We cannot explain why someone would want to murder flamingos," zoo spokeswoman Caroline Liefke told the news agency Reuters. "It's a complete mystery." The assassins snuck into the zoo between 9 p.m. on Monday evening and 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the zoo said.

Authorities are investigating how the killers managed to get into the zoo after it had closed and break into the flamingo's enclosure.

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