How about leaving this one alone? Apparently avoiding the reported order to exterminate the stray dogs of Sochi before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, at least one animal was able to crash the event on Friday, according to a few reporters.
RIA Novosti's James Ellington and the CBC's Monika Platek tweeted pics of a pooch at Fisht Olympic Stadium.(Story continues below.)
A stray dog just strolled into the stadium ahead of the Sochi opening ceremony. Volunteers chased him away. pic.twitter.com/UJa8Ny3i5z
— James Ellingworth (@jellingworth) February 7, 2014
— MoniKa Platek (@MonikaPlatek) February 7, 2014
The move to eradicate the dogs, who had been eating scraps at Olympic construction sites, outraged animal activists. But officials said the dogs posed a health risk.
One pest control executive told The Associated Press earlier this week: "A dog ran into the Fisht Stadium, we took it away. God forbid something like this happens at the actual opening ceremony. This will be a disgrace for the whole country."
(Hat tip, The Big Lead)