Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bizarre News

The skinny: Where did that baby anteater come from?

Zoo mystery

Where did that baby anteater come from?

Maybe Jack Hanna is needed to solve this mystery. A giant anteater gave birth at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn. Center officials told the Greenwich Time that they had removed the only male anteater from the enclosure in August, long before the six-month gestation period for baby Archie would have begun. They had feared that the male, Alf, would kill a baby in the pen. That left only the baby, Alice, and its mother, Armani, in the enclosure. Little Archie was born to Armani in April anyway. Marcella Leone, founder and director of the center, suspects this might be a rare case of delayed implantation, when fertilized eggs remain dormant in the uterus for a period of time.

Fleeing to nowhere

It's a cold lake, not an escape route

The young man did not want to return to jail, and to prove it he ran onto the uncertain ice of an Alaska lake to escape officers armed with an arrest warrant. Siaosi Sila, 19, soon learned that the officers had nothing better to do than wait. KTUU-TV in Anchorage reported that police negotiators and Fire Department dive teams hung out at Cheney Lake until he finally surrendered on Thursday afternoon. Police then served a warrant alleging failure to comply with probation conditions. Back to jail.

Extra theater drama

Critic raves at his own performance

A New York theater critic hard the audacity to silence a beeping cellphone of a fellow theatergoer during a performance — grabbing the device and throwing it against a wall. Kevin Williamson, 40, who reviews theater for the National Review and the Corner blog, was escorted out of the theater, the New York Post reported Friday. Williamson said he was attending a performance of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a new musical based on a portion of the novel War and Peace, and he decided to become a "vigilante" when the fellow patron refused to turn her cellphone off. "To the theatergoing public of New York — nay, the world — I say: 'You're welcome,' " he wrote on the Corner.

Jail on the menu

Hey, that SUV looks familiar

A Washington state woman whose SUV was stolen from her apartment complex saw it hours later — in the drive-through of the McDonald's restaurant where she works. The Tri-City Herald reported that Virginia Maiden of Kennewick knew just what to do after seeing her SUV. Police arrested the driver, a 22-year-old woman, at the restaurant.

Compiled from Times wires and other sources

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