Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More bad news from Iraq

Giant badgers terrorise Iraqi port city

BASRA, Iraq (AFP) — The Iraqi port city of Basra, already prey to a nasty turf war between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a new fear -- a giant badger stalking the streets by night.

Local farmers have caught and killed several of the beasts, but this has done nothing to dispel rumours of a bear-like monster that eats humans ...

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The creature described in the article above is the Ratel, also known as the Honey Badger. The honey badger is adept at killing venomous snakes. It is also reputed to attack the scrotums of larger mammals if provoked, and to even castrate humans.

Remember, we have to fight them there, so we don't have to fight them here.

10 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Can we buy those at the pet store yet? I want one!

lulu said...

Oh, look at that sweet sweet face!

Beth said...

I didn't know Cheney is visiting Basra this week ...

Bubs said...

Whoa, you're a good crowd!

(insert rimshot here)

Grant Miller said...

God bless America.

Additionally, I laughed out loud at Beth's comment.

Chris said...

I, for one, think it is a travesty that our troops are not being supplied with the most up-to-date scrotum protection available.

Danny Tagalog said...

Do you know, as the article inferred - it could be a genetically engineered monstrosity with 'a monkeys head' - such creatures could wreak much havoc.

A slightly un-nerving but humorous post!

Johnny Yen said...

God help us if they start collaborating with our alligators.

justacoolcat said...

Who knew all we had to do was release sports mascotts and prey upon superstitions to win this war.

Next up, foul mannered chipmunks.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Dang, Beth beat me to it!...













...actually, the badger looks like it has a slightly happier countenance.