A cat attends a court hearing, pet bird jealousy, a very loving dog and more.
In Auckland, New Zealand, airport authorities caught a smuggler, but it wasn’t drugs the woman was carrying. The woman pleaded guilty to violating biosecurity laws after she was caught twice with plants and seeds at Auckland International Airport when returning home to the city from China, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries said in a statement. In March 2019, she strapped stockings containing 947 succulents and cacti, valued at over $10,000, to her body and attempted to bring them into the country. The cacti included eight endangered and threatened species. She tried to dispose of the items in the airport toilets after attracting the attention of a detector dog, authorities said. In July 2019, the woman was found in possession of 142 seeds hidden in packaged iPad covers in her luggage. She was also carrying plant pots and ornaments, which were found to contain a snail and pieces of tree fern. They were wrapped in moldy, wet paper, also a potential source of disease.
In Israel, tired of COVID-19 confinement and seeking both communion and emotional release, some Israelis have taken to group screaming. They take to nature and shout to the heavens, Reuters reports. “We decided to meet, our group together, in order to take the group screaming so that we can release our bad energies,” said Mary Peery, leading 10 mostly elderly companions on a yell-punctuated hike through an orange orchard and over a hilltop.
This lawyer is not a cat. If you can’t view the below video, try https://youtu.be/KxlPGPupdd8.
Pet bird doesn’t want mama playing with another bird. If you can’t view the below video, try https://youtu.be/0jC_gLBO40Y.
Possibly one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever seen. If you can’t view the below video, try https://youtu.be/cW37LQ8NRRc.
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