I just can't resist this headline in the local paper the Depeche du Midi.
"Un python bloque toutes mes locations"
Actually it's rather a worrying tale of a python which escaped it's tank during cleaning and is now living in the false walls and ceilings of an apartment block in the town of Montech. Periodically it appears and causes panic, although it is apparently harmless according to its owner. However, according to the paper it is spreading panic and frightening tout le monde. The poor man who owns the building has lost several tenants and you can't help feeling sorry for him but it's just such an arresting headline and not one you see every day.
The Depeche has great headlines and fantastic stories such as
St Sardos Hosts Giant Barbeque.
Hat Exhibition in Septfonds
Man Arrested For Driving Too Fast and Without A Licence
Punch Up At The Nirvana Nightclub (sounds like a good Raymond Chandler novel)
Aurelie and Guillaume On The Wings of Joy. (They got married)
Not to mention
Fireman Takes Pankcake Making Record! 2007 Pancakes in 11 Hours for Sergeant Garcia.
There's always something fascinating happening.