Police in Russia to deploy reindeer instead of snowmobiles to catch criminals
Snowmobiles must be ‘Blitzen’ the police budget…
Police in Russia’s far north may soon be equipped with reindeer instead of snowmobiles in an attempt to catch criminals.
According to Russia Today, the Ministry of Internal Affairs see reindeer as an ideal solution to the problem because criminals in those regions have been using reindeer to evade capture for years and because they’re more suited to certain terrains than their mechanical competitors.
The reindeer can run up to 50mph, they don’t tire easily and they never break down. Also, since their favourite food is moss, a foodstuff that can be found all over the tundra, they will never starve.
Their hooves, just like Prancer's, allow them to 'prance' through deep snow where the snow mobiles would get stuck and, although Santa may need the reindeer around Christmas Eve, we think this is a great idea.
The police plan on feeding the reindeer half a kilo of oats and hay on top of approximately six kilos of reindeer moss every day.
Best. Job. Ever.
Possibly the best part of this story is the fact that training the animals wouldn’t be a problem for the police because the Russian Defence Ministry already has 150 donkeys and mules working in the mountain brigades.
What can we say; cometh the hour, Comet the reindeer...
*JOE takes a bow*