BBC: The purrfect crime fighter [08-Jul-03]
A new detective is on the beat in central Russia - Rusik the cat - the latest weapon in the battle against sturgeon smugglers.
Then, just four days later:
BBC: Fishy end for feline sleuth [12-Jul-03]
Russia's only sniffer cat, which was taken on to track down sturgeon smugglers, has been run over and killed… Police believe it was a contract killing.
A stupid story just got stupider. Don't you just love stuff like that?