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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:57 PM
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Foul smell leads authoritites to apartment zoo
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:58 PM by snooper2
"They found a home crawling with life: About 200 creatures -- including alligators, scorpions and carnivorous beetles -- formed a bizarre menagerie kept alive by a woman who fed them roadkill."

big snip

"Verburgt's boyfriend, John Walters, was prosecuted in 2000 for mistreatment of exotic animals.

At that time, police found a female cougar, female leopard, silver-tailed fox, monitor lizard, two caracals, a coatimundi, chinchilla and a reticulated python in Walter's apartment in Greenfield, another Milwaukee suburb."

edit to add link
http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Midwest/05/06/apartment.zoo....
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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:24 PM
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1. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:40 PM
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2. Who has room for a cougar, a leopard
a fox, etc. in their apartment? I barely had room for my furniture!
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:53 PM
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3. Condi?
"They found a home crawling with life: About 200 creatures -- including alligators, scorpions and carnivorous beetles -- formed a bizarre menagerie kept alive by a woman who fed them roadkill."

Really, CNN should know Dr. Rice's name by now.
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:59 PM
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4. The local Road Kill Cafe probably didn't like them eating their profits
"Science is like sex: Sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it. (Feynman)"

http://www.miniluv.com/mt/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=471
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