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IN Animals ON 22 Oct, 2015
Animals are the creatures that have always been a part of human beings' lives in various ways since ever.
Humans, on the other hand, have been using animals for their benefit up to a large extent. To take a revenge in an unspoken way, here are ten times when animals were involved in shocking crime scenes.
Once an Italian Mafioso tamed a crocodile and fed it live rabbits in the full view of neighbors. The local business owners were ordered to pay protection money or were to be fed to the reptile the same way. Later on the animal was confiscated by police and allegations were charged against the Mafioso.
An Indian man was once accused of teaching his parrot to hurl obscenities at his stepmother who was later freed of the accusations as the parrot refused to utter anything at the police station. In an another case, a parrot helped police in tracking down the murderer. It reacted strangely towards the mention of the victim's nephew. The parrot being the silent witness of the crime was an important element in the discovery of the culprit.
Hans Paulssen, was accused of defrauding investors of 6 million pounds. However, his situation worsened when Jennifer Newmarch, a co-defendant planned to implicate him as the mastermind behind the crime. That's when Paulssen decided to have her killed by the venom of Amazonian dart frog. So he asked a fellow inmate for assistance who turned out to be an undercover cop causing further trouble for Paulssen.
Nathenial Harrison, a man with extensive criminal history, tried to get a rattlesnake bite a man. The plan could have backfired as he used his bare hands to handle the reptile. Apparently, he liked to use animals to exact revenge. Later he was charged of attempted murder allegations.
In the middle ages, if an egg did not have yolk and did not hatch it was believed to be laid by a cock. That was supposed to be happening because Satan was gaining more power . Worse yet, if the egg hatched , it could produce a demonic reptile known as ''Basilisk'' ,which was capable of killing you with its breath and stare alone.
In Saudi Arabia, camels are prized for their beauty, especially, if they have pretty eyes, fine cheekbones, and an affectionate nature. The camels in question were collectively worth a staggering 15 million Saudi riyals, which equates to over $4 million. The daring thieves were caught only a few days later, and the camels were returned.
In recent times, criminals from ingenious minority groups in Siberia have been outrunning the Russian police by employing 'getaway reindeer'. Police was unable to stop drunken fights, robberies and acts of hooliganism which are endemic in the region.
Poverty is a big incentive for criminals and corruption. This is certainly the case in Thailand where fishing boats have been crewed with boys primarily abducted from Cambodian villages. These children are given amphetamines and forced to harvest fish 20 hours a days for months. The anti-trafficking police in Thailand reveals that many of these boys are shot and thrown overboard at the end of the season.
In another ridiculous case of animals being tried in a medieval court, weevils in a French provincial town were accused of ruining a vineyard in 1545. The town's priest intervened, claiming that weevils had been sent by God to punish the vineyard owners for not paying their tithes promptly.
John Aspinall, a renowned eccentric had owned two wildlife parks before he died in 2000. Over the years, five of his zookeepers had been horribly killed because Aspinall insisted that they interact closely with dangerous animals to bond with them. Aspinall was also sued for negligence when a boy's arm was ripped off by a chimpanzee at one of his wildlife parks.