Introducing the Tom Brady cockroach. That’s right, visitors to Zoo Atlanta can now visit a roach named after the quarterback whose most recent accomplishment was leading the New England Patriots to a SuperBowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons in February.
Zoo Atlanta had a bet with Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo that called for the loser to name a baby animal after the winning team’s star quarterback. Here’s what Zoo Atlanta posted on its Facebook page:
“Well … the New England Patriots won #SuperBowlLI, so that means we lost our bet with Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village. Before the game, our two zoos decided the losing side would name one of their baby animals after the winning team’s star quarterback, and figuring the losing side would be pretty bitter about it, we came to the agreement that baby animal … would be a Madagascar hissing cockroach.”
The PCT staff has just one question: Who will be around longer? Tom Brady or cockroaches?
Pet Squirrel Stops Burglar
Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, thwarted a burglary attempt, KXAN reported.
The Meridian Police Department said a juvenile entered a home and told police after later being arrested that a squirrel attacked him when he tried to break into a gun safe.
Meridian Police Officer Ashley Turner said the juvenile received scratch marks on his arm but no bites. The teen is believed to have entered three or four unlocked homes in the area. The juvenile’s name hasn’t been released.
Joey’s owner, Adam Pearl, says no one can believe he has a squirrel that guards his house.
Lawsuit Alleges Rodents Dining On Soy-Based Car Wiring
A Kansas couple that owns two Honda Accords alleges rodents damaged wiring in the vehicles because of a defect, the Northern California Record reported.
James R. McKown and Margaret J. McKown filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Jan. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against American Honda Motor Co., alleging violation of the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act and other accounts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they purchased two Honda vehicles that had their wiring systems damaged by rodents and pests. The plaintiffs hold American Honda Motor Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly used soy-based materials for its vehicle wiring systems that they claim attracts rodents causing damages to the vehicle.