Friday, 18 January 2008

Dead Python

Here's a story from the UTV web site that I and a number of other people in the office found to be very amusing:

THURSDAY 17/01/2008 14:05:30
The baby snake which vanished from one of Belfast's most famous streets has been found dead. The baby python was reported missing from Hyndford Street in east Belfast, where the legendary musician Van Morrison was born, yesterday morning.
The police say the snake was found dead in an alleyway in the Heatherbell Street area this afternoon.

It is not the content of the story that amused us but the fact that the journalist thought that adding a couple of commas would improve the sense of the story.