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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:30 AM

Lions invade wealthy Nairobi suburb ... and crime rates nosedive



[font size="1"]A lion warning sign in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya.
Jonathan E. Kalan/For the Toronto Star[/font]


NAIROBI, KENYA—At the entrance of Mukoma housing estate, a leafy suburb 15 kilometres from the bustling city centre of Nairobi, a prominent neighbourhood watch sign has been warding off potential intruders.

For the past six months, not one robbery has been reported in this wealthy community. A chalkboard sign subtly hints at why. “To All Our Dear Residents: LION SEEN — Ndorobo Road.”

The neighbourhood watch, it seems, has had some extra help.

Since last year, several full-grown adult lions have taken up residence in this pleasant neighbourhood, terrorizing residents and causing a peculiarly Kenyan case of suburban woes. ........................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1168554--lions-invade-wealthy-nairobi-suburb?bn=1



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marmar Apr 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #1
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #2
Javaman Apr 2012 #3
irisblue Apr 2012 #4
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:55 AM

1. "Lions in my flowerbed are a problem."

And here I was fretting about raccoons...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:45 AM

2. Gun neighborhoods

have nothing on LION neighborhoods.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:50 AM

3. Logic dictates that the lions should be the cops.

LOL

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:10 AM

4. that rottie...

taking on a lioness with cubs....traumatized is a small term there..wowsa

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:11 AM

5. Whatever works.

 

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