OK – the headline is a bit of a tease. The story is somewhat tangential but stick with it.
Just surfing the net I found this incredible story of a baggage handler in Atlanta opening up the cargo hold of a plane and coming face to face with a live cheetah!
Obviously the flight was delayed (whilst they wrote the sequel to Samuel L. Jackson’s Snakes on a Plane, I imagine):
‘”They told us a large animal had gotten out of a container in the cargo hold and they were having to send someone to tranquilize it,” said one passenger, Lee Sentell of Montgomery, Ala.
‘He said luggage was delayed, but baggage handlers promised to send his bags to him in Alabama.
‘The good news for passengers: The escaped cheetah didn’t damage any of their luggage.’
So I got to thinking? What if this had been Scotland?
Would John Smeaton have wrestled the big cat into submission?
“Aye. Cheetah’s may be fast, but they’re no match for Glaswegians. We’ll just set about ye!”
It prompted a bit more internet surfing.
And here’s where the Glenrothes by-election campaign warning comes in:-
Apparently there is a big cat prowling around the constituency!
Here’s a photograph from an actual sighting in Methil, from ScottishBigCats.co.uk:
‘We revealed in last week’s edition that the organisation Big Cats in Britain was keen to set up webcams around Fife in a bid to prove the existence of big cats once and for all – but for Ms Miller there’s no question.
‘”They definitely exist,” she says, “I think there’s more than one around here to be honest.”‘
So watch out they may be a Big Cat in Glenrothes.
So that’s the reason why the Labour minders operate a ‘shoot to kill’ policy!
Black fur. No doubt yellow eyes. The cat must be an SNP supporter!