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People can be [afraid / fear] of some strange things. There is an actual fear of peanut butter sticking to the [aloof / roof] of your mouth. The latest thing to have caused [afraid / fear] for people in Poland is a croissant. The French, crescent-shaped roll made of flaky [pastry / plaster] scared some residents in the Polish city of Krakow. They mistook the pastry for a [kin / kind] of dangerous animal. They called for help to get the "animal" removed from a tree [apposite / opposite] their apartment building. The [residents / residence] were so worried that they [kept / wept] their windows closed for a couple of days. The Krakow Animal Welfare Society wrote [in / on] its Facebook account that a woman called authorities to report the unidentified "predator" [sat / sitting] in the tree.

Animal welfare officers phoned residents in the building. They asked them to [describe / description] the animal. One resident mistook the croissant for a bird of [pray / prey] ; another said the pastry was a [kindly / kind] of lizard. One welfare officer explained what happened. He said he went to the [hosing / housing] estate where the residents lived to check [on / off] the strange animal. He reported that he [sported / spotted] a "brown creature sitting on a lilac branch," and that its "brown coat was shining [up / in] the sun". He added: "The poor little guy had no legs or head." When he [furthered / discovered] that the strange beast was a croissant, he was "almost [swept / dusted] off his feet by a laughing attack". He said it was better to be safe than [sorry / apologise] and to report any sightings of strange animals.

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