There is not any scarcity of wierd information within the Philadelphia space, one of many stranger locations in your complete nation. A typical thread that at all times returns, and at all times captures our consideration, is the proliferation of bizarre animal tales in Philly, South Jersey, and the encircling suburbs. It looks like there’s at all times a camel in a snowstorm simply across the nook.

This 12 months was no totally different, so we have turned the clock again during the last 346 days and combed by way of our favourite animal-related tales from 2019. Let’s play the hits.

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Issues bought bizarre quick in mid-January, with a follow-up on 2018’s snow camel extravaganza: a lady from Quakertown was arrested when she tried to steal a kangaroo (from Snow Camel’s petting zoo!) together with her Honda Pilot. She didn’t succeed.

A extra profitable animal-related theft? Edgar the Crow, who plucked a dollar bill from a Wawa customer in Cherry Hill, shortly after stealing another person’s cigarette:

Edgar is my hero.

One other good web chicken was the Mandarin duck, first noticed in Central Park after which seen in Delaware County’s Ridley Park Lake in February:

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Mandarin duck photographed at Ridley Park Lake on Jan. 12, 2019.

The last word native winner of the animal web, although, needed to be the Chonky Cat Mr. B, who went extraordinarily viral after Middle Metropolis’s Morris Animal Refuge posted a photograph of his largeness on-line:

Mr. B discovered a brand new house from a flood of greater than 3,000 adoption functions, and likewise sold hundreds of t-shirts with his likeness.

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Not all animals, after all, are innocent web sensations.

Generally they’re harmful, just like the copperhead snake that bit a Berks County woman on a June morning while she was trying to do some laundry. Generally they’re terrorizing senior residents across the holidays, like the Thanksgiving flock of turkeys in Toms River. And generally they’re (hilariously) spooky, just like the turkey vulture who dive-bombed the office of former Philadelphia sportswriter-turned-ESPN big shot Stephen A. Smith in March:

Animals inflicting a scene, after all, do not at all times prefer to be stopped, which led to quite a lot of good chases.

An emu took law enforcement officials on a weeks-long chase through the streets of York County in February earlier than being corralled. A black bear romped by way of East Falls and Roxborough in June before being captured and released at Hawk Mountain in the Lehigh Valley.

After which there was Chester the Peacock, from Middlesex County in New Jersey, who’s our final 2019 Animal Chase winner. Chester was noticed everywhere in the space throughout a two-day interval, evading law enforcement officials who believed they’d trapped the chicken, before he returned to his animal pen in Johnson Park on his own accord:

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Chester the Peacock led the Highland Park Police Division on a short-lived search earlier than coming house on his personal Wednesday.

Take a notice from Chester: if, in life, you must make do with an imperfect association, not less than do it in your phrases.

Between all these good animals, and much more – like Pennsylvania’s National Dog Show winner Thor, the piping plovers of Sandy Hook, and the Pine Barrens’ two-headed rattlesnake – here is hoping 2020 is equally wild.

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