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Here are today's Redneck Headlines:
#1 - Hammy Pig Saved From Slaughter
#2 - Prints Not-So-Charming
#3 - Cat Scratch Fever

Hammy Pig Saved From Slaughter

A Canadian porker narrowly escaped being turned into Canadian bacon after he proved pigs could fly by jumping out of the back of a truck that was taking him and his piglet pals to a slaughterhouse.

A driver who saw the little fella make his way out of the frying pan ensured he wouldn't be tossed into the fire by calling cops to come and escort him to safety at a local animal shelter. The owner, Brenda Bronfman, has named him Yoda, and says that everyone loves him for his sauciness and not in the barbecue sense.

She says, "He just loves to crawl into people's laps and be held. He's a little angel." (UPI)

 

Prints Not-So-Charming

The administrators of a British wildlife park say visitors are no longer allowed to wear animal print clothing, because it riles up the critters who reside there.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort has hired extra security to enforce the "zero tolerance" ban on leopard, tiger, zebra and other animal-based designs across their safari trails. Those who ignore the warning will be forced to change into gray jumpsuits.

Park spokeswoman Natalie Dilloway said: “Visitors get so close to wild species that if someone wears the same pattern to the animal’s coat they can become over-friendly. If they wear the pattern of its predator, it has the opposite effect and the animals become afraid and run away.

"The worst thing you could do is limp past the lion or tiger enclosure in a zebra print outfit.” (Daily Mirror)

 

Cat Scratch Fever

A New Jersey man found a way to start a cat fight with his local city council – by spreading cans of kitty chow around the members' yards in order to draw packs of feral felines.

Harry Heck said that he got to feeling a little frisky after he and his neighbors couldn't convince officials that there was a problem with stray cats – so he decided to take matters into his own hands by luring them to their homes instead of his.

Heck, who had previously complained about another townie feeding the critters on his property, pleaded guilty to littering and was ordered to pay a $250 fine. (Burlington County Times)