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Animal behavior brings the police

Some people act up, too By DENNIS WILKEN

TGI Staff Writer

LIHU’E—Kaua’i Police spent a good part of last weekend

looking for four-legged miscreants. The two-legged kind caused some

animal-related problems, too.

Once on Saturday afternoon and again that

night, cops were called to the Lawai area to round up some loose

donkeys.

The night call was donkeys only, but some cattle joined them in a

romp earlier in the day when the heat eased up about 4 p.m.

As if

corralling the misbehaving critters wasn’t enough, police were called Friday

night by a Wailua resident complaining about a goat on the loose.

And near

midnight Friday, another citizen called to report a brown pony was running on a

road in Kilauea.

Runaways weren’t the only weekend animal disturbances

reported to police. In two separate incidents, officers were called because

women were encroaching on the turf of the beached monk seals in Wailua.

A

security officer called police for help with a guest “involved” with a monk

seal Friday morning. And Saturday afternoon, an anonymous male caller reported

that a female subject was “bothering” a monk seal at the Marine Beach

camp.

Officers advised the women to cease and desist.

The monk seals

are a protected species. Authorities reiterated the seals are to be looked at

not touched. The Wailua beach site is not an open-air petting zoo.

Police

began their furry-friends weekend last Friday by answering a call in Wailua

about two Rottweilers running free.

Staff writer Dennis Wilken can be

reached at 245-3681 (ext. 252).

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