9 Animals That Committed Crimes and Were Caught Red-Handed

If you think that only people can be criminals, you have another thing coming in this article. Fluffy and lovable, there are pets and animals that can easily break the law if they feel like it.

We at Bright Side present you with 9 animals that are not only adorable but also...guilty! The last one is a mystery!

9. Brigit the burglar

Brigit, a 6-year-old cat from New Zealand, was very interested in men's underwear. So much so that she broke into people's houses to steal socks and underpants.

Keeping cats indoors is not a common practice in New Zealand, so Brigit kept coming home with more of her "textile prey."

Eventually, the owners of the furry burglar tried to give the stolen underwear back by handing out flyers.

8. The chip-addicted seagull

Though seagulls are generally known for stealing food from people, this one went a step further by terrorizing a small bakery shop in Scotland. It was notorious for waiting until someone left the shop, and then it casually entered and picked up a bag of chips. Although it happens very often, nobody does anything about it, and the seagull is quite the celebrity now.

7. Aggressive Tyson

Swans are usually a synonym for grace and elegance, yet the citizens of Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, know their other side. They can be aggressive and protective of their habitat, especially when they are raising their youngsters. These birds are known to attack swimmers and sink kayaks. The most famous one, Tyson, is a force to be reckoned with.

6. Fred the baboon ganglord

Fred even has his own page on Wikipedia! He assembled a gang of baboons in Cape Town and reigned over them, stealing from as many people and cars as he could.

5. Otto the octopus

Marine creatures are also in on some shady business. Otto, an octopus, has caused chaos in his aquarium by performing juggling tricks using his fellow occupants, smashing rocks against the glass, and turning off the power by shortcircuiting a lamp.

4. The Black Friar parrot

Just like today, it wasn't uncommon in the 19th century to have a pet parrot. However, the bartender's parrot at the Irish pub The Black Friar was the cause of a huge fight, making "salty" comments about a lady in the bar. Her companion was not pleased by this and thought the bartender himself had said all of it. One thing led to another, and a true bar brawl started.

3. Housebreaking crocodile

In 2013, Guy Whittall found a "morning present" under his bed in Humani Lodge, Zimbabwe. It was a 330-lb giant Nile crocodile that snuck in while Mr. Whittall was sleeping, remaining in the house for nearly 8 hours. Luckily, no one was hurt.

2. Mouse crime gangs

Being highly intelligent creatures, mice have figured out that they can form groups to attack homes and other places. One of the most famous attacks was on a 98-year-old veteran in Australia. He woke up with numerous bites on his hands, neck, and ears.

1. Jack the husky – crime unknown

The whole of Twitter got in on the investigation when a Philadelphia lady tried to find a dog to adopt. She stumbled upon Jack, a Siberian husky, who had a very nice description with one exception: he can't be legally adopted or raised in Maryland, USA.

It intrigued the woman so much that she took it to social media to find out what the dog had done to be forbidden to go to that state.

The suggestions were as follows:

What do you think he did?

Bonus: Pet shaming

This is a trend online where owners photograph their pets with signs of what they did wrong. He looks pretty sorry, don't you think?

What other "crime pets" do you know? Be sure to share!

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