BERLIN: A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his
suspected accomplices. Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrueck west of Frankfurt, said Monday the male kangaroo was one of three that escaped overnight Saturday with the inadvertent help of the menagerie that lives in the area woods.
Hoffmann says the kangaroos got out of their enclosure after a young fox snuck into the park and dug a hole next to the cage’s fencing. Two of the three were then able to get out of the park entirely through another hole dug by a wild boar under the exterior fence. Hoffmann says, “We’ve got two of them back; now we’re just looking for the third.”
Doctors remove spider hiding in woman’s ear canal
BEIJING: A woman who went to China’s Changsha Central Hospital complaining of itching in the left side of her head was told by doctors that the source of irritation was a spider that had been living inside her ear canal for five days.
Doctors reportedly used a saline solution to flush out the spider in order to avoid having the spider burrow deeper inside the canal or bite her.
The flushing technique was successful and the woman reportedly wept with gratitude after being told the spider was
removed. Doctors say they believe the spider entered the woman’s home while the home was undergoing renovations, and crawled into her ear while she was sleeping.
A report by CNN states that spiders and other bugs are appearing in greater numbers this summer due to warm weather and drought conditions across the US. “All insects are cold-blooded, so in extreme heat they develop quicker, which results in more generations popping up now compared to previous summers,” Jim Fredericks, an entomologist and wildlife ecology expert with the National Pest Management
Association, told the network.