Giant badgers terrorise Iraqi port city. (from Raw Story)
The Iraqi port city of Basra, already prey to a nasty turf war between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a new fear -- a giant badger stalking the streets by night.
Local farmers have caught and killed several of the beasts, but this has done nothing to dispel rumours of a bear-like monster that eats humans and was allegedly released into the area by British forces to spread panic.
Perhaps that man-animal hybrid research is starting to bear fruit?
(Historical aside: Basra was the first location British troops were deployed in WW I. They were sent to protect Anglo-Persian Oil Company (BP) interests.)