Japanese confuse sheep for poodles

April 27, 2007 — 8 Comments

What the?

From news.com.au:

THOUSANDS of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles…

The scam was uncovered when Japanese film star Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.

She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.

Hundreds of other women got in touch with police to say they feared their new “poodle” was also a sheep.

One couple said they became suspicious when they took their “dog” to have its claws trimmed and were told it had hooves.

Police believe there could be 2000 people affected by the scam.

Have you been sold a sheep thinking it was a poodle…or a cat, or even a bird? Or perhaps your poodle bleats and shits all over the place?

This has got to top the weird news stories for 2007.