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Hippo Goes For A Swim
Status: HoaxHere's a story I missed last month, even though it occurred right here in my backyard (figuratively speaking). FoxSports.com took the lead in disseminating it, but versions of it, such as the one below (from the Seattle Times) appeared in many papers:
Turns out there was no escaped hippo lounging in Steve Crosby's swimming pool. The San Diego Wild Animal Park doesn't even have hippos (though the San Diego Zoo does). Crosby claims that it was a locker-room joke that somehow got mistaken as real news.
He should have said there was a hippo in his pool eating a dwarf.
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As long as they don't have any dwarves in their back yard, they shouldn't have much to worry about.Posted by Big Gary, MoHDCiCoF in Fossil Rim, Texas on Thu Nov 29, 2007 at 02:05 PM