Not diplomatic: Boar chases British ambassador in Austria
VIENNA — Some situations leave even the most seasoned diplomats unprepared. Take a British ambassador’s encounter with a wild boar.
Leigh Turner, Britain’s ambassador to Austria, says he was left shaken and lightly injured after being chased recently by a hostile boar in Vienna’s Lainzer Tiergarten nature park.
He wrote that a “massive” boar charged at him after he chanced upon a group of the animals — several adults and some piglets — in the woods. He said the boar “never made contact” but he sustained minor injuries caused by slipping while trying to climb a tree.
Although Turner says he escaped with only scratches and bruises, his blog shows a photo of what he calls a “pity-inducing splint” on his hand, meant to stabilize it until the swelling goes down.
Cheers! Bartender wins lottery, says he’ll care for family
NEW YORK — Maybe the next round is on him: A New York City bartender who hit a $7 million lottery says he has “no clue” what he’ll do with his winnings.
The New York Lottery said Tuesday that Michael Moriarty gets to keep about $4 million after required withholdings.
The 56-year-old says he’ll take care of his family and then consider any leftover funds.
Moriarty popped into a gift shop and bought the Cash Blowout scratch-off ticket after dropping off his laundry. That made him two minutes late meeting his daughter.
Moriarty notes he’s a “very punctual person.” He says after the shock of winning a lottery wears off, he might want to add “very lucky” to that description.