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Old 07.09.2016, 18:20
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Do you live in Lausanne? You could have just had a narrow escape!

A Komodo Dragon, capable of killing a human, escaped from a vivarium in Lausanne.
Thankfully he was found before he reached human habitation and has been returned back to his hopefully more secure home.


https://worldradio.ch/news/0916/naga...-vivarium.html
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Old 07.09.2016, 18:43
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Re: Do you live in Lausanne? You could have just had a narrow escape!

Same zoo accidentally lost a bear last year... They forgot to close the den's door and the bear went for a sniff outside...

Luckily it was in winter and the zoo was almost empty. The keeper showed the bear some food and it went quietly back to its cage.
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Same zoo accidentally lost a bear last year... They forgot to close the den's door and the bear went for a sniff outside...

Luckily it was in winter and the zoo was almost empty. The keeper showed the bear some food and it went quietly back to its cage.


A few years ago a circus was in town here in Baden and a couple of llamas escaped. One of them ended up at a local school before both were finally caught.
The Swiss seem to be very careless with their exotic animals.
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A few years ago a circus was in town here in Baden and a couple of llamas escaped. One of them ended up at a local school before both were finally caught.
God, this line just made me laugh out loud. That's the funniest thing I've read all day...
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A few years ago a circus was in town here in Baden and a couple of llamas escaped. One of them ended up at a local school before both were finally caught.
The Swiss seem to be very careless with their exotic animals.

I'd rather meet a llama than a dragon or a bear
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God, this line just made me laugh out loud. That's the funniest thing I've read all day...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FOfa6JEIVkk
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Re: Do you live in Lausanne? You could have just had a narrow escape!

And a few years ago an elephant went walkabout down Zürich's Bahnhofstrasse:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/21007518


http://www.srf.ch/play/tv/tagesschau...f-beb327d697f1

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Re: Do you live in Lausanne? You could have just had a narrow escape!

I'm not too concerned about bears, llamas and elephants, but a meat eating dragon is where I draw the line.
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And a few years ago an elephant went walkabout down Zürich's Bahnhofstrasse:

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http://www.srf.ch/play/tv/tagesschau...a-3118e6669341
whoever doesn't want to watch 25' of Tagesschau, it's the last video in the row of videos under the large screen.

Or - starts at 21'-ish in the video containing the entire Tagesschau.
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Re: Do you live in Lausanne? You could have just had a narrow escape!

Oops - fixed the link. This should go directly to the story.

(I hope. I seem to be having a 'bad link' day...)
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