Five-year-old took 4×4 on joyride

A five-year-old boy took his family’s automatic 4×4 on a four-mile “joyride” before crashing it into a wall, it has been disclosed.

Traffic officers described the incident as “remarkable” and said the boy and other drivers were lucky to have escaped without serious injury.

Several motorists dialled 999 after spotting a Mitsubishi Shogun being driven erratically and slowly by a small boy on roads east of Chichester, West Sussex, just after 7am on Thursday.

At around the same time, the boy’s father reported to police that his son had driven off in the family vehicle moments beforehand. A short while later the 4×4 hit a wall in Pook Lane, Lavant, and Sussex Police believe the boy had travelled just over four miles from his home before crashing.

Forgetting how tragically this could have ended… What an adventure for a 5 year old? I bet he gets a nice new electric toy car for his birthday.

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The shrew loo: The rare jungle plant that recycles droppings

It is the ultimate in recycling. Meet Nepenthes Lowii, nature’s own lavatory. This is the first time the plant has been captured on camera being used by the mountain tree shrew – animals that rely on the plant both for nourishment and as its very own lavatory. The plant, which is found in Borneo, is the only one in the world that collects the droppings of animals and uses them to produce a sugary substance, which the shrew then eats.

The Shrew Loo
The Shrew Loo

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