Guard Sleeping on the Job Allows Three Rhinos to Escape
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One of Hollywood's favorite tropes is the narcoleptic security guard. You can probably picture it in your head right now -- feet kicked up on the desk, precariously balanced wooden chair, hat pulled down over his eyes, loud and heavy snores. But, come on, if that happened in real life, the world would surely sink into chaos. You'd see things like, we don't know, rhinos running free out of zoos while the guard snoozes.
Oh, hey, what's this?
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"Now we can finally rescue Peter's dad from those poachers!"
Yep, that ridiculous cartoon scene actually happened at a zoo in Tel Aviv, Israel. A security guard sleeping at his post somehow didn't notice three monstrous rhinos trot through the gates and escape, like they were hatching some sort of Madagascar plot.
Luckily, the zoo manager was in the parking lot and was able to make the rhinos go back inside by waving his hands and yelling at them. Seriously. Apparently, that's all it takes to make rhinos turn around and go back the way they came.
"Sorry, Peter's dad. We hope you make nice piano keys."
The silver lining? Now that the animals know that that trick totally works, expect to see zoo breakouts worldwide.
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