This morning I woke up, rolled over, and found what appears to be a woman’s artificial eyelash(es) in my bed.
Weird, eh? Do objects ever just appear out of thin air? I think quantum theory says that it is possible. It is more likely, however, that I acquired it unknowingly at the music video shoot last night. It probably stuck to my clothing.
A far as true strange stories, however, no mysterious eyelashes can top the randomness of a 99-year-old woman waking to this loving cat-monkey.
An elderly woman in Miami woke up to quite a surprise when she found an exotic animal caressing her face.
Late Monday night, the woman was startled when she woke up staring at a kinkajou, which looks like a cross between a raccoon and monkey.
The 99-year-old woman, who has not been named in reports, screamed in panic and the animal scurried away into the attic, according to a Cathy Moghari, a family friend who helped rescue the animal. Moghari came over to the house to try to catch the feisty 2-foot-long creature, which she recognized as a kinkajou because of her experience with exotic animals, according to CNN affilaite WPLG.
“I start thinking, ‘How are we going to get this animal out?’ So I googled kinkajou sounds and found a video,” Moghari told WPLG. After doing an Internet search for kinkajous, Moghari played some kinkajous sounds with the speaker held up to the ceiling, the animal emerged. Moghari then used cherries to help lure the hungry and frightened animal into a cage.
Tuesday morning, the animal arrived at South Dade Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center where veterinarian Don Harris was able to check over the health of the anxious creature.
“I had to tranquilize her,” said Harris. “Because this animal was scared and could have struck back with a bad bite.”
… Kinkajous are nocturnal animals and spend most of their time in trees, according to National Geographic. They are able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down tree trunks. Although they are typically timid, they can be dangerous, because of their sharp teeth.
Just to be clear, as cute as they are, I would rather wake up next to artificial eyelashes than a cat monkey.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve woken up to?