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Stray Dog too smart to be locked up

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by DonGlock26, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. DonGlock26

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    Dog too smart to be locked up
    From correspondents in London
    October 6, 2004

    STAFF at Britain's famous Battersea Dogs' Home were baffled after an apparent troublemaker released dozens of animals night after night, allowing them to raid the kitchen and cause chaos.

    Little did they realise it was an inside job.

    It was only after video surveillance footage was studied that the culprit was revealed to be Red, a lurcher who had been brought to the London refuge as an emaciated stray several months earlier.

    Red had somehow learned to undo the bolt on his kennel, before then freeing a group of chosen companions for a raid on the kitchen, staff at the home said Monday.

    The mystery break-outs had happened about a dozen times, Becky Blackmore told British television channel GMTV.


    "They had had lots of food, lots of fun and lots of fun and games and caused loads of mess. We weren't too sure what was going on," she said.

    "There are lots of stories about Battersea being haunted so we wanted to make sure that there was an explanation for what was going on and we managed to catch the culprit."

    She added: "It is amazing really because lurchers aren't particularly renowned for their intelligence. It is amazing that he has worked out how to get out of his own kennel but then also that he goes and lets all his friends out."

    Red - whose hungry life as a stray is believed to lie behind his obsession with food - has now had his kennel made more secure.

    Agence France-Presse



    I saw the video of this dog opening his cage and his fellow inmate's cages. I'm sure he's adopted by now. Dogs rule!!

    I posted this in GNG, but it probably should be here. Enjoy animal lovers. I have a Golden Retriever. BTW
     
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    I saw that video on the news.......

    I had my dayum mouth on the floor as I watched that rascal open several other dog's cages and let them out, then they all dined on the dog food.......

    Oh man, one of the best videos ever!!!
     

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    Too Funny! Thanks for the link!