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Stray mule wanders into airport terminal in Israel

By
Ben Hooper

July 24 (UPI) -- Travelers in Israel were left scratching their heads when a mule wandered to Ben Gurion Airport and went for a walk inside the facility.

Security workers at the airport, located near Lod, said the mule showed up at Terminal 1 about 3 a.m. Wednesday and headed for the departures hall after standing in a road for a few minutes.

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Video taken at the scene shows the mule wandering through the check-in hall, to the surprise of workers and passengers.

Agriculture Ministry officials were summoned to the scene and took the mule to a suitable facility. The ministry said the animal did not have a microchip or other form of identification.

The mule is being examined by veterinarians and will likely be put up for adoption, officials said.

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