When Santa got stuck with a parking ticket! Grinch traffic warden slaps fine on Father Christmas"s sedan "sleigh" as he runs…

When Santa got stuck… with a parking ticket! Grinch traffic warden slaps fine on Father Christmas's sedan 'sleigh' as he runs last-minute errands in LAOver zealous parking warden shows little sign of festive cheer as he tickets Santa ahead of the big day But the reindeers seem to have been given the day off – as he decided to run errands in a sedan instead | UPDATED: 21:45 GMT, 24 December 2012 This parking warden looks like he might have just got himself crossed off the Christmas wish list and firmly embossed on the naughty list as he slapped Father Christmas with a fine. The attendant was caught booking Santa as he ran over time at a metre in downtown LA. But it looks like the reindeers were given the night off while Santa Claus headed to town, as instead of a laden sleigh, he opted to run last minute errands in a sedan

Young male lion rescued from wire snare that was trapped round his neck for three years in Tanzania

Incredible story of how the lion condemned to death when his neck was caught in a poacher's snare survived for THREE YEARS after he was fed by his brothers and sisters Lion first spotted with the snare caught around its neck in Mikumi National park in Tanzania in 2009The snare was slowly garroting him to death as he grew in size Varying terrain meant that several attempts to tranquilise the male lion failed But he was kept alive by his pride of lions who brought him food Rangers at Mikumi National Park finally managed to free the lion in August The lion was recently snapped in the wild on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 23 December 2012 A young male lion caught in a snare which slowly tightened around his neck as he grew older has been saved after a rescue operation was launched. The lion was first spotted trapped in the snare in Mikumi National park in Tanzania back in 2009 but several attempts to rescue him failed

Dog owner "tried to steal his own pets back from animal shelter when they escaped from his house"

Dog owner 'tried to steal his own pets back from animal shelter when they escaped from his house' Animals mistaken for strays by a dog warden who took them to a shelterAlan Gair was asked to pay a 176 fine to get them back but he refusedIt was claimed that he threatened to return with a baseball batHe was arrested near the shelter at night with a crowbar and hacksaw One of the dogs has been put down for attacking another animal | UPDATED: 18:51 GMT, 2 December 2012 Charged: Alan Gair is to appear in court for allegedly trying to steal his own dogs back from an animal shelter A man who allegedly tried to steal his own dogs back from an animal shelter after they were mistaken for strays is to appear in court. Alan Gair was arrested near the shelter in Newcastle Upon Tyne with a crowbar, hacksaw and a head-torch, five days after his pets were impounded