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17 Insane News Stories You May Have Missed Over Christmas

While you were watching TV and eating cheese, some people were out there making strange news happen.

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2. There was a llama on the loose in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, for six hours.

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Bonus fact: The llama is called Calista and lives on a farm with 18 other llamas.


7. Someone called the Scottish SPCA to report an injured parrot in Aberdeen...but it was a hat all along. / Via

Animal rescue officer Karen Hogg said: "It's fair to say the lady who called was mortified when I called her back to tell her it wasn't actually a parrot."


12. A snow globe almost burned down a charity shop in Bournemouth on Chrismas Day. Dorset fire service said:

At the risk of sounding like a Christmas tale, the cause of the fire was believed to be sun refracting through a snow globe in the shop window which then ignited 'reindeer food' and fake snow material in their window display. There was severe fire damage to the shop window display, heat damage to the window and severe smoke damage to the entire shop.

Fire Investigator SM Jeneson advises these types of incidents are rare, but are possible, especially with the sun lower in the sky. Consideration should be given to the possibility that this could happen in your homes, particularly with shaving type mirrors which can focus the suns rays and cause fires.


13. There was an escaped wallaby on the loose in Leicestershire, which may or may not be part of some Christmas tradition there.

WATCH: An escaped wallaby has been spotted by residents in a Leicestershire village

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WATCH: An escaped wallaby has been spotted by residents in a Leicestershire village

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16. Police were called to a disturbance at a pub in Portsmouth and then NOTHING HAPPENED, as per this classic police statement.

On their arrival there was no fighting taking place, and no complaints of any criminal offences taking place.

There was a large group of people outside the pub, all of whom left the area on request with no apparent issues.

No arrests were made.