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Santa's Rudolph Killed by Danish Air Force
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:25 pm
Danish Air Force Pays Santa After Jets Scare Reindeer To Death
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Who could argue with Santa? Certainly not the Danish Air Force.
The Danish Air Force said Thursday it paid about $5,000 in compensation to a part-time Santa Claus whose reindeer died of heart failure when two fighter jets roared over his farm.
The animal, named Rudolphf, was grazing at the farm of Olavi Nikkanoff in central Denmark when the screaming F-16 jets passed overhead at low altitude in February.
The reindeer collapsed and died, leaving Nikkanoff with the prospect of only one animal pulling his sleigh next Christmas.
He complained to the air force, which agreed to compensate him for the cost of the reindeer and veterinary expenses.
"We got a letter from Santa complaining about his reindeer's death and looked into it seriously," air force spokesman Capt. Morten Jensen said. The air force checked flight data and veterinary reports and concluded the planes had caused the animal's death.
Nikkanoff said he would use the money to buy a new reindeer before Christmas.
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:50 pm
Venison for dinner.. yummyyyyyyy
Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:53 pm
Everyone knows Rudolf isn't a real reindeer anyway.
Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:10 am
scotch wrote:Everyone knows Rudolf isn't a real reindeer anyway.
Now just hold on one damn minute!
What are you trying to say???!!!
That's absoulutely not true! I've watched Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer every year since it came out in 1966.
I'll also watch it again this year when it airs right after Halloween.
Rudolph not a real reindeer. You tell that to Santa on some cold and snowy Christmas Eve. Now I've heard everything!
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:07 am
And, if you don't tell Santa, Rob will. Then you're gonna be in REAL TROUBLE!! He also will tell that you spelled Rudolph's name wrong!! Rudolf, indeed! sue