Friday May 06, 2022

Panic in Kenyan village over ‘stray lion’ in bushes, turns out it was a shopping bag

Panic in Kenyan village over ‘stray lion’ in bushes, turns out it was a shopping bag

The carrier bag had a picture of a lion embossed on it, and was placed among the bushes by a homeowner.

Rlixa Report

Sometimes things are not what they are cracked up to be. What you see is not what you get. Residents of a village in Kenya got the heebie-jeebies after a ‘stray lion’ was spotted in the bushes. It turned out to be nothing more than a shopping bag.

Three armed wildlife officers rushed to the hamlet of Kinyana, not far from Kenya National Park, to collar the creature, according to a report in a section of the British media.

The carrier bag had a picture of a lion embossed on it, and was placed among the bushes by a homeowner.

The farmhand’s employer had been out of the house when he called the authorities.

When she returned, she was informed about the peculiar sighting and was told to use a separate entrance.

Therefore, she didn’t immediately make the connection between where she had left her bag, bought from Carrefour, and where the wardens were standing.

There were avocado tree seedlings in the bag, and the owner did not want them to dry out in the sun, so she placed them among the thick hedge branches.

Once the officials realised the lion was in fact just a bag, they saw the funny side and started to snap pictures and pose for selfies.

A similar incident took place last month in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

A nervy resident who spotted a ‘tiger’ in a garden rang the police.

But the ‘predator’ turned out to be nothing more than a stuffed toy.

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