Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gorilla on Loose in Alabama?

You may have heard or read about this story. It was in the headlines last week and even Stephen Colbert mentioned it on his show. The reason I didn't run it is because it mentions the creature may have been a bear later on in the very article. The closest known zoo is some 150 miles away and the only gorilla there is still in captivity, so my assumption was that it was most likely a bear. There is always the offhand chance of a Bigfoot sighting, but Occam's Razor says it was a bear.

Interestingly, a gorilla at a New York zoo bit its keeper and escaped even more recently. The 400-pound beast, known as Koga, was subdued and recaptured shortly after it got loose, though.

© C Harris Lynn, 2012

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