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(Boulder Daily Camera)   You might have too much time on your hands if you organize a candlelight vigil to celebrate the life of a bull elk that wandered around your neighborhood. "All are welcome and the event is open to the public"   (dailycamera.com) divider line 73
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Pud [TotalFark]
2013-01-06 07:55:05 AM
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
 
2013-01-06 10:46:57 AM
Heh. Read the comments, they're already taken care of most things for us.
 
2013-01-06 10:46:59 AM
It's more about the trigger-happy off-duty cop than the elk, I'm guessing.
 
2013-01-06 10:47:40 AM
Should form a club of some kind to commemorate him...
 
2013-01-06 10:48:59 AM
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!
 
2013-01-06 10:49:29 AM
kara.allthingsd.com
 
2013-01-06 10:50:06 AM

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


Intergalactic kegger? Hope they brought a sponge.
 
2013-01-06 10:50:29 AM
Will there be elk burgers at the get together?
 
2013-01-06 10:53:33 AM

probesport: [kara.allthingsd.com image 300x300]


Thought of this immediately. Thanks!
 
2013-01-06 10:54:25 AM
I haven't heard of a memorial event this stupid since the Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast.
 
2013-01-06 10:55:51 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I haven't heard of a memorial event this stupid since the Rachel Corrie pancake breakfast.


Apparently Boulder also had one for a tree.
 
2013-01-06 10:56:07 AM
1 word: Boulder.
 
2013-01-06 10:56:54 AM
 
2013-01-06 10:57:57 AM
And DAMN, the comments on the site are already full of junior-high level snark, 'irony', and just general shiattiness.
 
2013-01-06 10:58:49 AM

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?
 
2013-01-06 10:59:01 AM

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!


It's more that the cops tried to cover it up. They first denied discharging their weapon that night, The on-duty officer involved said he "forgot" to file it. This happened after the chief had made public statements claiming that no cops were involved. Which was quickly proven false by some pictures of the cop posing with the dead elk.

While The Peoples Republic of Boulder has some issues, the cops here are pretty idiotic and often claim they did nothing wrong. This is just another example. People are more pissed about the cover up in the first couple days of this. They didn't follow procedure and/or let the wildlife department handle it. We do have bears, mountain lions, mule dear, coyotes,and other wildlife pop into the town for a visit all the time, it's not like there isn't a set procedure for handling situations of an elk walking down the road.
 
2013-01-06 10:59:49 AM

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.
 
2013-01-06 11:02:20 AM
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.......
 
2013-01-06 11:02:43 AM
That Elk was two weeks away from retirement!

*sniff*

/Two weeks!
 
2013-01-06 11:03:35 AM

MemeSlave: 1 word: Boulder.


THIS.
 
2013-01-06 11:04:18 AM

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.


Oh, that is just...in bad taste. And I'm not talking boysenberry...

/see, I'm conflicted. Elk and deer taste great, but they are also sentient beings. Humans might taste great, but are in terrible shape are are barely sentient beings...I'm also looking for a mythical town that's really like 'northern exposure town'...which, having lived in Alaska, does NOT exist!
 
2013-01-06 11:04:55 AM
I'm leaving boulder today after visiting some friends. I asked them if the locals always pounce on stupid stuff like this, their answer was "you have no idea!". Heh we passed some protesters holding up signs that said 'don't attack Iran' and I said wtf there is no imminent risk of an attack on Iran to which my friends just shrugged and said they'd been out there for months.
 
2013-01-06 11:06:01 AM
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.
 
2013-01-06 11:06:01 AM

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.......


Yeah, that shiat is WEAK. Like calling an AR-15 a 'hunting rifle'. Hm. So I can call Ted Nugent a candy-ass! Cool.
 
2013-01-06 11:06:50 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: To be fair, antlered animals can be very nasty.


A moose bit my sister.
 
2013-01-06 11:08:55 AM

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.
 
2013-01-06 11:09:38 AM

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.


A lot of people don't care that they shot the elk. They are pissed at the failed cover up and not following procedures.

@chasd00 - Yeah those protesters have been out there for years really. About every 6 months they pick a new topic to protest.
 
2013-01-06 11:12:49 AM
"He was the most..." (lip quiver) "...HUMAN."
 
2013-01-06 11:12:58 AM

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.


Oh. Paid to poach. Quite a perk.
 
2013-01-06 11:15:31 AM

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.......


Didn't Ted Nugent crap himself so he could get out of serving in Vietnam?
 
2013-01-06 11:18:47 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Don't Troll Me Bro!: To be fair, antlered animals can be very nasty.

A moose bit my sister.


This is why I love Fark so much!

*Internet group hug*

/Yeah, I'm high.
//Why'd ya ask?
 
2013-01-06 11:19:59 AM

wellreadneck: Oh. Paid to poach. Quite a perk.


Pretty much. And the local hunters should demand the DNR investigate it as such.

/hate poachers
 
2013-01-06 11:21:35 AM

probesport: [kara.allthingsd.com image 300x300]

Moose is not an Elk.
 
2013-01-06 11:26:05 AM
After reading other articles, it seems as though the officer shot the Elk  with intention to have it processed.  On duty cop sees a trophy Elk, and uses his position to "remove it from the neighborhood" and into his freezer.
 
2013-01-06 11:39:38 AM
That was not just an Elk, it was a pretty good specimen, and casually killing it for meat, inside the freaking city limits? I hope those two donut-eaters get the sack.

/not anti-hunting
//nor anti-gun
///fer sure anti-stupid
 
2013-01-06 11:41:23 AM

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.......


you should start an I Hate Ted Nugent website. i'd join. he's known for having guests into canned fenced-kill 'hunts'. with his money he could easily afford the much needed therapy.
 
2013-01-06 11:48:22 AM
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All are welcome. All are welcome!
 
2013-01-06 11:49:56 AM
Came for little Sebastian. Leaving disappointed.
 
2013-01-06 11:54:07 AM
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.
 
2013-01-06 11:55:03 AM

santadog: probesport: [kara.allthingsd.com image 300x300]
Moose is not an Elk.


Moose is not squirrel either Boris.
 
2013-01-06 12:02:09 PM

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?


You don't know Colorado very well. Wildlife is property of the state and its residents. The Division of Wildlife will make these cops squirm and pay through the nose, CDOW shows no favoritism and they should've been contacted prior to any action by law enforcement. Look up Samson's law.

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.


So cush that a bunch of their officers have been in the news for DWI and other charges themselves. The exact reason that Boulder's sort of government should be kept from spreading, you don't want the fox guarding the hen house. Boulder's sheeple are too naive to recognize that, I fear.
 
2013-01-06 12:03:23 PM
Will attend.

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2013-01-06 12:04:24 PM
can we get a boulder tag now?
 
2013-01-06 12:09:10 PM
From another article:

Roger Koenig, who lives at the corner of Ninth and Mapleton, said he saw people approach the elk with their cell phone cameras repeatedly Monday night, with some people coming within 10 feet of the animal. The elk would then lower its head and begin to charge.

Koenig said the animal also went into his backyard several days ago. He let his dog out before seeing the animal, and the elk did not retreat in response either to the dog's barking or his yelling.


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
 
2013-01-06 12:16:54 PM
People's Republic of Boulder

Nothing see citizen, SOP. Move along.

/nothing but witches, psychos and skanks
//and that's the men
 
2013-01-06 12:17:44 PM

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


Boulder deer and elk have an unusually high incidence of CWD. It may be the case that this animal was infected, which causes reduced fear of humans and other abnormal behavior. I say the penalty in this case is let the officers eat each and every bit of that animal untested, and let them wonder whether or not CWD may cause disease in humans.
 
2013-01-06 12:19:32 PM
Where is Westboro baptist church when you need them?
 
2013-01-06 12:23:45 PM
FTFC: mookpool · 5 minutes ago
My & my church are protesting the vigil. GOD HATES ELKS!


jollybongo.com

Well done, mookpool, well done.
 
2013-01-06 12:27:21 PM
www.internationalpolka.com

RIP Lawrence Welk
 
2013-01-06 12:33:03 PM
I lived in Colorado for a few years. We used to call em Rocky Mountain rats. They are dumb as rocks and can be quite a nuisance during mating season. Not surprised this was in Boulder
 
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