5 animals you didn’t know were on the loose

Comedian, Jimmy Failla, brings snake in cab to scare passengers. Credit: WN.com
Comedian, Jimmy Failla, brings snake in cab to scare passengers. Credit: WN.com

What has come over the world’s animals? March has definitely been a month of madness with reports of animals on the loose.

Here are five recaps of recent uproars in the animal kingdom. Watch out now.

1. Escape of the elephants

Three elephants escape Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Louis, Missouri. Credit: KSDK
Three elephants escape Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles, Missouri. Credit: KSDK

Three circus elephants made a break for it in St. Charles, Mo. The elephants walked out of the children’s ride in the Moolah Shrine Circus and into the parking lot. Unfortunately for these wild runaways, it’s hard to escape when you’re bigger than the cars. No one was hurt and the elephants were returned without any bumps or scratches. The cars, however, were not so lucky.

2. Hostage by house cat

Himalayan house cat holds family hostage. Credit: veooz.com
Himalayan house cat holds family hostage. Credit: veooz.com

An Oregon family called 911 reporting that they were being held hostage by their angry house cat. After the 22-pound Himalayan house cat scratched the family’s 7-month-old newborn, the mother kicked the cat, which made him so angry he began to hiss and corner the family. The couple, with their newborn baby and dog, hid in their bedroom and called 911. After two policemen arrived, they caged the ferocious feline and “put him behind bars” so to speak.

“It could have been catastrophic,” one of the policemen reportedly said.

3. Rescued Joey gets a little ‘roode’

Baby kangaroos pose for camera after being rescued from Australian bush fires. Credit: Robert Leeson/Newspix
Baby kangaroos pose for camera after being rescued from Australian bush fires. Credit: Robert Leeson/Newspix

We can all get a little pushy when our personal space is invaded, and it’s no different for this baby kangaroo in the Wild About Wildlife Animal Shelter near Victoria, Australia. This photo was snapped after the adorable joeys – named Gladys, George and Lillian – were rescued from bush fires in Australia and taken into the shelter. The residents of the shelter may have a little diva on their hands, or at least a baby roo that doesn’t look like she’ll be sharing a pouch with her siblings.

4. Recruiting walrus?

Jim Harbaugh challenges walrus to a pushup contest. Credit: Youtube
Jim Harbaugh challenges walrus to a pushup contest. Credit: Youtube

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh went face-to-face with a walrus in a pushup contest. The walrus, named “Siku,” lives at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and kept up well with the 49ers coach. According to NBC Bay Area, Harbaugh was visiting the Discovery Kingdom with his family and was not on a scouting trip. Although the 1,750-pound walrus would make a great addition to San Francisco’s football team, Harbaugh has no plans of recruiting Siku.

5. Python passenger

Comedian, Jimmy Failla, brings snake in cab to scare passengers. Credit: WN.com
Comedian, Jimmy Failla, brings snake in cab to scare passengers. Credit: WN.com

Jimmy Failla, not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, is a comedian/cab driver in New York City who found it quite funny to prank people with a 10-foot snake in his taxicab. On March 8, Failla hired a snake handler to ride around with him in a yellow cab. When unsuspecting customers saw the albino python sneaking up on them, they freaked out. Their reactions were captured on camera and the footage went viral. However, it’s safe to say that Failla’s prank was a Fail-la. After a settlement conference in Manhattan, the former-cab driver had his license suspended for two years.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

International

U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow…

The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday,…

National

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

By Nick Carey and Carey GillamFERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday…

National

Journalist James Foley's parents, after call with pope,…

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic…

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

Movies

Michael Chiklis on his football past and 'When…

Michael Chiklis remembers playing football in high school and how that prepped him to play a coach in "When the Game Stands Tall."

NFL

3 things we learned about the Giants in…

The Giants claimed the Snoopy trophy in a battle of MetLife Stadium tenants Friday night. But more importantly, the offense finally showed some life in…

NFL

3 things we learned about the Jets in…

The Jets lost the Snoopy Bowl, 35-24, to the Giants, losing the trophy and local bragging rights.

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…