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(BBC)   The increase in deer in Britain has caused a lack of shrubbery, especially ones only slightly higher than the other so you get a two-level effect with a little path running down the middle   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 111
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2013-01-02 12:02:34 PM
A path! A path!
 
2013-01-02 12:05:09 PM
They have a similar problem with herring causing a lack of forestry.
 
2013-01-02 12:25:36 PM
Throw it out!  The cat wont leave it alone
 
2013-01-02 12:36:32 PM
Ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!
 
2013-01-02 01:10:26 PM
if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...
 
2013-01-02 01:10:39 PM
OK, we brought you our shrubberies. Now what?
 
2013-01-02 01:10:41 PM
This is why we need guns.. LOL
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 01:11:26 PM
You need a scrubber

orangecow.org
 
2013-01-02 01:12:04 PM
content7.flixster.com
 
2013-01-02 01:12:35 PM
Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
 
2013-01-02 01:14:17 PM

Cup_O_Jo: This is why we need guns.. LOL


You've got guns, what you need are rednecks to turn those deer into sausages.

/you can't have ours, go find your own.
 
2013-01-02 01:14:17 PM

Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...


Mmmm...venison.

honest-food.net
 
2013-01-02 01:15:22 PM

way south: Cup_O_Jo: This is why we need guns.. LOL

You've got guns, what you need are rednecks to turn those deer into sausages.

/you can't have ours, go find your own.


And cutlets and steaks and chili and...and...

mmm. Venison indeed.
 
2013-01-02 01:18:30 PM

Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...


They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.
 
2013-01-02 01:19:23 PM

Crewmannumber6: Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.


And who is so wise in the ways of shrubberies?
 
2013-01-02 01:22:19 PM

Stone Meadow: Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...

Mmmm...venison.

[honest-food.net image 450x299]


Is that raspberry sauce?.

/Never had a taste for red meat and sweet sauces
 
2013-01-02 01:22:26 PM

d23: You need a scrubber

[orangecow.org image 186x146]


d23 - that would be a "shrubber", Roger the shrubber.
 
2013-01-02 01:22:48 PM

Kit Fister: way south: Cup_O_Jo: This is why we need guns.. LOL

You've got guns, what you need are rednecks to turn those deer into sausages.

/you can't have ours, go find your own.

And cutlets and steaks and chili and...and...

mmm. Venison indeed.


And sloths and orangutans and breakfast cereals...
 
2013-01-02 01:23:05 PM

Maud Dib: They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.


yeah i think something is going to have to be done on the US east coast to balance the population better. even in places where you can hunt they are outpacing the hunters.
 
2013-01-02 01:24:03 PM

frode: d23: You need a scrubber

[orangecow.org image 186x146]

d23 - that would be a "shrubber", Roger the shrubber.


Ni! Ni!
 
2013-01-02 01:24:44 PM

tlchwi02: Maud Dib: They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.

yeah i think something is going to have to be done on the US east coast to balance the population better. even in places where you can hunt they are outpacing the hunters.


Clearly the answer is more hunters.
 
2013-01-02 01:24:57 PM
Ni!
 
2013-01-02 01:25:12 PM

tlchwi02: Maud Dib: They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.

yeah i think something is going to have to be done on the US east coast to balance the population better. even in places where you can hunt they are outpacing the hunters.


Why not placing wolves, or bears, or direwolves?.
 
2013-01-02 01:26:09 PM
Well, the Knights Who Say Ni! won't be pleased about that.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-02 01:26:41 PM

frode: d23: You need a scrubber

[orangecow.org image 186x146]

d23 - that would be a "shrubber", Roger the shrubber.


well.. sue me. It was at the top of the autocorrect list. DUHHHHHHHHHHHHh
 
2013-01-02 01:26:43 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-02 01:28:11 PM
I guess they will need to use soldiers to thin the herd, probably to lots of protests. There is likely no wide understanding in the UK as to how hunting is used as a wildlife management tool. We will hear more at some point.
 
2013-01-02 01:29:05 PM

Stone Meadow: Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...

Mmmm...venison.

[honest-food.net image 450x299]


Yum!
 
2013-01-02 01:29:54 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Kit Fister: way south: Cup_O_Jo: This is why we need guns.. LOL

You've got guns, what you need are rednecks to turn those deer into sausages.

/you can't have ours, go find your own.

And cutlets and steaks and chili and...and...

mmm. Venison indeed.

And sloths and orangutans and breakfast cereals...


Nicely done. You've successfully combined the hunters and the Python quoters. I thought I was reading two separate threads for a minute there.
 
2013-01-02 01:32:30 PM
A warren of Killer Rabbits should take care of the problem.
 
2013-01-02 01:35:47 PM

Maud Dib: Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...

They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.


Is that a state reg? You could always bowhunt.
 
2013-01-02 01:41:14 PM
bow hunt or fortify the front of the car
74,000 grill hunters
 
2013-01-02 01:42:06 PM

dittybopper: Is that a state reg? You could always bowhunt.


Somehow I read that as "blowhunt," and was imagining using a blowgun.

Yeah, a blowgun. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
 
2013-01-02 01:42:22 PM

CygnusDarius: tlchwi02: Maud Dib: They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.

yeah i think something is going to have to be done on the US east coast to balance the population better. even in places where you can hunt they are outpacing the hunters.

Why not placing wolves, or bears, or direwolves?.



We had the same problem 5 years ago here in Wisconsin.  Then we had a couple bad winters, one or two years where the DNR said hunters had to bag more does as well an increase in wolves.  Now we have too few deer and the hunters are complaining.  Humans don't do a very good job balancing nature -- something will always be off.
 
2013-01-02 01:44:41 PM
Or yo

dittybopper: Maud Dib: Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...

They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.

Is that a state reg? You could always bowhunt.


What about a trap? Catch one then take to a 'secure location' and quietly dispatch out of sight and sound of the squeamish.
 
2013-01-02 01:44:56 PM

rev. dave: I guess they will need to use soldiers to thin the herd, probably to lots of protests. There is likely no wide understanding in the UK as to how hunting is used as a wildlife management tool. We will hear more at some point.


See, the UK used to be quite good at managing wildlife. They prevented overhunting by regulating what was a very, very popular sport among all of society, but those controls got tighter and tighter until at last, only a very small portion of people did it anymore. And they managed to outlaw that most British form of hunting: Bowhunting.

From "The Great Warbow" by Strickland and Hardy:

Medieval England was a densely wooded country, and a passion for hunting - whether lawfully or otherwise - was shared by all classes of society. ... If Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, the great English victories of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries against the Scots and the French had much to do with hunting in England's forests.
 
2013-01-02 01:45:27 PM

Maud Dib: Kit Fister: if only there were some way to deal with an excess population of Deer...

They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.


Marigolds work wonders are deer repellants as does hanging net bags with the cheapest, smelliest soap you can find, it smells like "human" to deer and the will tend to give it a wide berth.  Barring that eat yourself a big steak for dinner one night and then go out and relieve yourself on your fenceline.  Even deer with no fear of humans still know what the urine of predator smells like.
 
2013-01-02 01:49:00 PM

tlchwi02: Maud Dib: They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.

yeah i think something is going to have to be done on the US east coast to balance the population better. even in places where you can hunt they are outpacing the hunters.


I'd like to see wolves re-introduced all along the Appalachians.  I loved having a coyote pack living behind my aprtment when I lived in the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago.   between them and the falcons we had zero pigeon or rat problems.   Now that I live in a DC exurb I'm living in contant fear of totalling my car in a bambi-related incident, so I would not mind a few big greys living nearby who are willing to thin the herd (and like most responsible pet owners my cat is indoor only anyway)
 
2013-01-02 01:50:45 PM
No problem is truly a problem if it can be eaten.

But here's a tip:  the USA is plentifully over-stocked with Bushes. Send them Jeb, George and any other Bushes you can round up. Heck, send them Dick Cheney with some of your plentiful over-stock of buckshot.

Compared to the Etonocracy currently governing the UK, the Bushes are liberals full of bright new ideas. Boris Johnson looks like he escaped from the title role in an amateur production of Rocky Horror Picture Show. I have always thought so. The show gets more amateur all the time.
 
2013-01-02 01:52:16 PM

gerbilpox: dittybopper: Is that a state reg? You could always bowhunt.

Somehow I read that as "blowhunt," and was imagining using a blowgun.

Yeah, a blowgun. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


That's been done also.

See: A Sporting Chance by Daniel P. Mannix. He has a chapter where he hunts deer with curare-tipped blowgun darts.

When I was a kid, I hunted squirrels with a blowgun. Dad made a 6-footer out of an aluminum pipe, with a nice turned walnut mouthpiece and muzzle. Wrapped it with cotton string and glue, then put gun stock stain on it, and varnished it. I used nails with paper and tape cones on the back as darts. I had to carry pliers with me, because I'd often have to use that to pull the darts out of trees.
 
2013-01-02 01:53:09 PM
We'll hunt them with large kitchen knives!

I wonder if it has anything to do with the neglected coppicing of trees as well...

Really England is just one big garden with natural walls.
 
2013-01-02 02:02:27 PM
What happens when you disallow almost all hunting.
 
2013-01-02 02:03:48 PM

Kit Fister: tlchwi02: Maud Dib: They are a plague in our neighborhood. You can't hunt on less than 10 acres, so they are thick as fleas. All my roses are neatly trimmed at deer height.

yeah i think something is going to have to be done on the US east coast to balance the population better. even in places where you can hunt they are outpacing the hunters.

Clearly the answer is more hunters.


No, they need to gas them like the foxes. That way, no blood sport occurs, keeping the pussies less whiny.
 
2013-01-02 02:05:52 PM
Do Brittish deer ticks carry Limey disease?
 
2013-01-02 02:06:16 PM

dittybopper: See, the UK used to be quite good at managing wildlife. They prevented overhunting by regulating what was a very, very popular sport among all of society, but those controls got tighter and tighter until at last, only a very small portion of people did it anymore. And they managed to outlaw that most British form of hunting: Bowhunting.


Now THAT was an idiot move.
 
2013-01-02 02:06:58 PM

way south: Cup_O_Jo: This is why we need guns.. LOL

You've got guns, what you need are rednecks to turn those deer into sausages.

/you can't have ours, go find your own.


No it is why we NEED the guns that we have. *shakes head. Why does it have to be sausage?
 
2013-01-02 02:09:25 PM

frode: d23: You need a scrubber

[orangecow.org image 186x146]

d23 - that would be a "shrubber", Roger the shrubber.


Rogering the shrubber is what really started it. Now go roger some deer.
 
2013-01-02 02:10:23 PM

Cup_O_Jo: This is why we need guns.. LOL


And allow the Bolsheviks to have the tools necessary to start their Communist revolution? Are you mad?

/hey, that argument worked in the 1920s, you poor bastards
 
2013-01-02 02:11:20 PM

gerbilpox: dittybopper: Is that a state reg? You could always bowhunt.

Somehow I read that as "blowhunt," and was imagining using a blowgun.

Yeah, a blowgun. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


Wait, when you're blowhunting you're supposed to use a blow . . gun?

Dammit, no wonder I can't kill any and all the deer follow me around.
 
2013-01-02 02:11:53 PM
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