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This week's summer sillies

Animals are dominating this year's media silly season


You can look all you want, you're not going to find a good story (Photo: Colourbox)

July 24, 2014
13:07

by Andreas Jakobsen


Silly season is underway, meaning that even the vaguest story can become a media sensation. Here is our pick of the past week.

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Those who kill seals
A real Nordic noir mystery unfolded when 100 dead seals washed up on a beach on Anholt. Conservationists feared a second Seal Plague like the one in 2002, but autopsy unsealed that the animals had died of natural causes, forcing the disappointed media to reluctantly call off their Seal Plague alarm.

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In otter news
Danes needed a lighter animal story after the seal tragedy, and that's what P4 radio gave them. It made headlines last week when a farmer somewhere on Zealand thought that he might have spotted an otter. Otters only live in Jutland so it would be big if they had spread to Zealand, but it's still only one man's word against science.

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Heard about the bird?
When you're tired of looking for otters that might not even be there, head up north where wildlife is guaranteed. Bird lovers flocked to Hirtshals last weekend to get a glimpse of an albatross, the bird with the largest wing-span in the world. You know it's a slow news day when birdwatching is breaking news.

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Everybody loves the snake
So Denmark's wildlife may be pretty tame, but our snakes are world-famous. Metroxpress reported how everyone in the entire world is absolutely nuts about Copenhagen’s new snaking cycle bridge, Cykelslangen. When reading further than the headline it became clear that the 'world' was really just one post on the Guardian's bike blog.




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