Sunday, January 6, 2013

Asylum Walk (7)

Yesterday, on a snowy lawn near Bracebridge, Bino, a 180-kilogram black jaguar, just escaped from captivity and holding his owner’s dog in his mouth, was shot by police officers. The dog, Blue, had also to be killed.

Wild foxes, said the owner, a swarm of them, were plundering the scraps of meat that had fallen beside the cage during the jaguar’s feeding. Outraged, the captive clawed a hole in the chain-link fence and squirmed through. Liberty: brief, eventful.

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