Convict Genes

I picked up this story from Boingboing, Dumb Aussie junkies mauled by stolen koala, so they tried a croc.

Aussie thieves try to steal a koala to sell for drug money. They get ‘scratched to shit’. So they turn to everyone’s #2 redeemable-for-speed animal, the freshwater crocodile. Convict genes will out! This story is remarkable for the persistent, diligent, hard-working stupidity of the criminals and the genial bemused zookeeper.

You can read the whole article at The Sydney Morning Herald. When I read this I couldn’t stop from thinking that Australia was founded as a penal colony, a bunch of criminals are the Australian equivalent of our pilgrims. Now that is a grim pilgrim.

[tags]australia,penal colony, pilgrims[/tags]

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