Pud: He was a brave elk, a noble elk. He helped me get over my gambling addiction, my daughter with her math homework, and used to throw the best intergalactic keggers on the block. Even after death he was one of the best elk burgers I ever had.RIP old friend
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Prank Call of Cthulhu: I haven't heard of a memorial event this stupid since the Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast.
misterfweem: These are the same kinds of people who tell their kids to go pet the buffalo in Yellowstone National Park. And seriously, two officers put on leave for this? Come on, Boulder. You can do better than that. TO THE POLICE STATION WITH PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES!
Allen. The end.: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I haven't heard of a memorial event this stupid since the Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast.No way...are you serious?
MemeSlave: 1 word: Boulder.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Allen. The end.: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I haven't heard of a memorial event this stupid since the Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast.No way...are you serious?Yes.
Hugemeister: Sounds like a job for Ted Nugent. Yeah another small dick former high school bully living out his Cartman fantasies of Au-thor-i-ty = cop. I remember watching some bullsh*t few years back called Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild or some such 'reality' crap....and there he is...Uncle Ted at 6:45 in the evening telling the boys to hurry up and get to the deer blind where they have a pellet feeder set up on fenced property to drop pellets at 7 pm every day. And so these 'wild' animals show up like clockwork at 6:55 every evening and mill around the feeder right under the blind.Wow, real challenging hunt there Uncle Ted. Not quite the dick move are formerly noted 'hero' who was protecting and serving us.......
Don't Troll Me Bro!: To be fair, antlered animals can be very nasty.
wellreadneck: It's more about the trigger-happy offon-duty cop than the elk, I'm guessing.
Don't Troll Me Bro!: The elk had been spotted for several weeks on Mapleton Hill between 9th and 11th streets, and residents of the area gave conflicting reports as to whether it had behaved aggressively toward humans.To be fair, antlered animals can be very nasty. An elk is huge and can easily kill someone. If there were reports of an aggressive elk in town I can't be too angry if a cop took it out. I also can't be angry with the off-duty cop that took it to be processed. There's a ton of great meat in an elk; it's dead no matter what, why waste the meat?Numerous people living in the neighborhood insisted that it had not, that it appeared to be healthy, and said that they considered it their "guardian."No, it's not a guardian. It's a bull elk. Again, antlered animals can be particularly vicious. It can turn on you in an instant if it feels you are a threat or a rival. People that view animals like this as "guardians" are typically the ones that get too close, get attacked, and are ultimately responsible when the animal has to be put down.
dugitman: wellreadneck: It's more about the trigger-happy offon-duty cop than the elk, I'm guessing.The off-duty cop was the one helping the other asshole load the elk into his car so they could take it to the butcher. I'm sure asshole #1 will have a perfectly plausible story about the aggressive elk that had to be put down(with his personal .30-06 at 30 yards). I have no problem with wild animals being put down if they encroach on populated areas and pose a threat to people. If the animal was a problem, call the DNR in and let them handle it. That's what they're paid to do. From the info in TFA, it sounds like these 2 pussies just wanted an easy kill for some meat and probably a trophy over the mantle.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Don't Troll Me Bro!: To be fair, antlered animals can be very nasty.A moose bit my sister.
wellreadneck: Oh. Paid to poach. Quite a perk.
santadog: probesport: [kara.allthingsd.com image 300x300]Moose is not an Elk.
Don't Troll Me Bro!: To be fair, antlered animals can be very nasty. An elk is huge and can easily kill someone. If there were reports of an aggressive elk in town I can't be too angry if a cop took it out. I also can't be angry with the off-duty cop that took it to be processed. There's a ton of great meat in an elk; it's dead no matter what, why waste the meat?
little big man: Man, Boulder is about as cushy as police jobs go - when I worked in law enforcement in Boulder you'd have a hundred officers from the Denver metro area apply. Lots of DUIs, not much violent crime. Amazing that so many Boulder cops are screwing it up for themselves.
SwiftFox: Hmm. So, the elk would let you get within ten feet, then "begin to charge". And it didn't run away from his dog and attract a predator to chase it because it was healthy and unafraid. Terribles
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