Xingu is said to be intelligent and fond of salty biscuits
Explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell has had close encounters with vampire bats and angry bees, but his latest brush has been with a rather odd dog. He spotted a rare breed of Double-Nosed Andean tiger hound, which has two noses, on a recent trip to Bolivia.
The chairman of the Scientific Exploration Society said the dog, named Xingu, was “not terribly handsome”.
He said: “This breed could be used for sniffing out mines or narcotics because they have an enhanced sense of smell.”
Colonel Blashford-Snell first encountered a Double-Nosed Andean tiger hound called Bella in 2005 when he was carrying out reconnaissance for this year’s expedition in the area near Ojaki.
Man arrested after attack on 4 grandmothers at beauty salon
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (AP) — A 41-year-old man stormed a beauty salon and bludgeoned four grandmothers with a hammer, fracturing one’s skull, before making off with less than $90, police said.
Thomas Leyshon III, of Mountain Top, was arrested after a daylong manhunt Friday.
The women, ages 56 to 76, did not resist but were beaten anyway, witnesses said. At least one required surgery.
“It takes a coward to go after some old women,” said Andy Chopka, grandson of victim Jeanna Chopka.
Authorities allege Leyshon attacked a co-owner of Hairem Family Hair and Nail Care while demanding money from the register and the women’s purses.
“This is a completely senseless act of brutality against women who were doing nothing more than spending a day at the beauty parlor,” prosecutor David Lupas said. “These are … the most vulnerable of victims.”
Leyshon was being held Saturday on $100,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if hehad a lawyer.
The victims were treated at hospitals for head and facial injuries.
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