I know only two things about golf: (1) checking is not allowed and (2) I am no longer permitted at my local golf course.
Now I can add a third item to that list: at least one golf course is plagued by a fox. A course in Verbier, Switzerland has a resident fox with a craving for golf balls. He's stolen hundreds of them. Is he reselling them?
If golf is, as Mark Twain put it, "a good walk spoiled," then I can only applaud the creation of a novel obstacle necessitating ingenuity from golfers. Require golfers to retrieve their balls from the fox or take three stroke penalties.
-via Dave Barry