Ann Meikle, an Airdrie, Alberta resident, recently made headlines for an unusual and frankly bizarre incident. On the morning of April 2nd, Meikle was arrested at the Metro Toronto Zoo for kissing a hippopotamus, an act that is not only considered inappropriate but which is also illegal.
The hippo in question, Morris is a popular attraction at the zoo but, according to zoo officials, Meikle had attempted to cross over a large barrier and approach the animal up close. Fortunately, an alert zookeeper noticed the situation and called for security to intervene before Meikle could cause any unexpected harm to either herself or the animal.
When security officers arrived, they found Meikle attempting to kiss the hippo. Thankfully, the animal was unharmed and no one was injured during the bizarre incident. However, Meikle was taken into custody and subsequently charged with a variety of offences, including criminal mischief and endangering wildlife.
News of the incident quickly spread throughout Airdrie as citizens reacted with shock and disbelief. Many were concerned that Meikle may have posed a threat to the hippo, despite the fact that the animal was unharmed. Others were outraged that Meikle had attempted to breach the fence and gain access to the animal.
In the days following her arrest, Meikle has been uncooperative with police and less than forthcoming about her motivations. At this point, it is unclear why she attempted such a foolish and dangerous act. Nor is it known why she was even at the zoo in the first place.
Meikle’s criminal mischief and attempt to harm wildlife undoubtedly put both herself and the animal in danger. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the incident serves as a stark reminder of why attempts to breach zoo boundaries and intrude on animals should be avoided at all costs.
This article is a work of satire and fiction, written by AI.