MAN KILLED In Ostrich Attackgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Forget about Russia and China thats all a smokescreen........its the Animal Kingdom we need to be watching out for!
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-- Zdude (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2000
First homicidal monkey attacks and now deadly ostriches. As Hokie would say, "YIKES!"
-- Lurkess (Lurkess@Lurking.XNet), February 26, 2000.
Watch out for goats too.
-- helen (email@example.com), February 26, 2000.
What in the world were they doing in the pen in the first place? Most ostrich farms are set up to feed from outside the pens. There are people killed by ostrich every year in South Africa where they are raised extensively. Our partners had a pair that were attacked by a black bear - bear never came back, but the ostrich broke off at ground level 3 - 4X4 posts set in concrete going after the bear. They aren't just cute big birds...
-- Valkyrie (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2000.
At least there have been no recent ferret attacks reported.
-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), February 26, 2000.
In the past two days:
1. Killer monkies
2. Psychotic ferrets
3. Homicidal ostriches
We need to determine what the rate of interspecies murder/violence was during this same time period in previous years. It is of vital importance to discover if we're seeing an escalating pattern of such events!
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), February 26, 2000.
Chipmunks! Beware of Chip & Dale. They chew up everything in site. Pesky little cute creatures eat my flower pots (literally, the pots, not the flowers), chewed holes in our deck, eat all the bird seed, and scurry down holes only they can produce; and then become invisible! Chipmunks attacks will be next! Maybe I should contact Algore, the expert on our environment. He will surely help me with my Chipmunk attacks!
-- Ruth Angell (bar @bpsinet.com), February 26, 2000.
Ruth - The answer to chipmunk attacks is RAT TRAPS. Set them up with a little peanut butter. Works great! Produces instant results. Can be hazardous to fingers and household pets.
Plan B: .22LR yellowjackets
-- Lucy (email@example.com), February 26, 2000.
RE: Escalating Interspecies Violence
Maybe we might take a closer gander at FOX's
"When Multi-millionaire$ Attack"
-- flora (***@__._), February 26, 2000.
And don't forget that those cute lil porpoises were recently determined to be murderous.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2000.
THe ostrich attack is not unusual; ferret bites are common -- just not THERE; the monkey attack? a bit of a freak. No trend, just internet reporting. Nevertheless, anybody else have a vague recollection of a prophecy about wild animals attacking man as thins wind up. I do: can;t place it however.
-- Squirrel Hunter (email@example.com), February 26, 2000.
Ahh, it's the squirrels I,m worried about. As Spring approachs, squirrels become real rambunctious little devils. More have been showing up here. I think they are up to something!
Keep your eyes open.....
-- Tommy Rogers (Been there@Just a Thought.com), February 26, 2000.
Here in northwestern Ohio there was a family which engaged in Ostrich raising. They tried to get a profit from the breeders' market because the flesh and feather and hide aspect was not as profitable. They sold their Ostriches at a loss because they were foolish.
The other current craze is bison. "Eat bison steaks because they are more fat-free than beef and far more nutritious."
Well, this hasn't caught on too well in this neck of the woods...
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2000.
Llama spitting round here ...
-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (email@example.com), February 27, 2000.
Excuse me, but, if you realized that you would be ending up shot and on someone's dinner plate, wouldn't YOU try to get a few shots in first?
Why is it not okay for animals to defend their own lives? Why is ours so much more important? Who says? And perhaps these animals are much smarter than you give them credit for.
Just which IS the more intelligent species. Look around you and wonder as I do.
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 2000.
cin --- You might be right to a point, but I think these animals are rebelling against the animal rights activists. They're saying that they don't need no steeenking humans stickin up for them they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. ( Which is a lot more than I can say about some totally dependent and lazy humans.) :)
-- Lucy (email@example.com), February 27, 2000.