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MAN BITES HORSE'S EAR.
STRANGE GREEK CUSTOM^ "Case of Ungovernable. Temper."
BENDIGO, Thursday«. -On a charge of having caused unnecessary harm to a horse and having kicked it and bitten off part of its ear, Ouirus Jacorides, a Greek, was in the Bendigo City Court fined £3, and 0rdered to pay £3/7/6 costs.
Constable Scott said that Jacorides, who was the driver of a fishmonger's delivery cart, punched the horse on the nose and the animal reared on its hind leg. De- fendant had hold of the horse's ear with his teeth and portion of the ear was
Mr. J. Smally, for the defence, said that Jacorides is not familiar with Australian customs, and did not think that he was doing wrong. In Greece it was the custom to bite horses by the ear.
Mr. Cook P.M., said that it was a case of ungovernable temper, and the man's action involved cruelty to the horse.