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(Boulder Daily Camera)   "Tonight's a celebration, a celebration of the elk. We loved him. But I think he loved us, too"   (dailycamera.com ) divider line 59
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2013-01-07 08:19:58 AM  
If the elk had a gun, this would never have happened.
 
2013-01-07 11:12:30 AM  
Said this in the last thread;

All these people saying how peaceful it is and how they could walk right up to it and almost pet it so that means nothing should have been done...? Morons. This is a freaking huge wild animal. You shouldn't be getting that close to it, period.
 
2013-01-07 11:13:25 AM  
The elk was only reaching for its wallet.
 
2013-01-07 11:14:39 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Said this in the last thread;

All these people saying how peaceful it is and how they could walk right up to it and almost pet it so that means nothing should have been done...? Morons. This is a freaking huge wild animal. You shouldn't be getting that close to it, period.


Animals behave differently here in Boulder... you can practically pet the squirrels.
 
2013-01-07 11:15:56 AM  
www.pawneeindiana.com
It's like losing Li'l Sebastian all over again.
 
2013-01-07 11:16:26 AM  

ITGreen: Animals behave differently here in Boulder... you can practically pet the squirrels.


OH, Boulder is just special and magical and all animals are domesticated on entering their borders! So there exists no danger.

These are the same types of morons who try to pose pictures with bears and bull moose.
 
2013-01-07 11:16:28 AM  
I didn't know him either, but I bet I would have loved him.

Especially with a side of mashed potatoes and maybe some garlic rolls.
 
2013-01-07 11:17:18 AM  
Meat comes from the grocery store.
 
2013-01-07 11:21:48 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: ITGreen: Animals behave differently here in Boulder... you can practically pet the squirrels.

OH, Boulder is just special and magical and all animals are domesticated on entering their borders! So there exists no danger.

These are the same types of morons who try to pose pictures with bears and bull moose.


Hey, I'm not an idiot.  I wouldn't approach an elk.  A lot of people here ARE idiots.  *ahem* Amendment 64.

So I'm not in mourning over a dead elk.  If this is the worst case of overzealous police a city faces, that's fine with me.
 
2013-01-07 11:22:06 AM  
7 years ago, they held a funeral for a bunch of trees that were cut down just outside Boulder, so this is not even close to the eco-freakiest thing that has happened there.

From the story:
"The grove of large cottonwood trees lining the road she had become accustomed to seeing - even searching their branches for bald eagles and raptors - had been cut down to stumps the size of pianos.

"I ended up crying the whole rest of the day," said Harley, 43.

She returned that night and apologized to the trees, but the grief didn't go away. And so Harley decided to throw the trees a funeral."
 
2013-01-07 11:25:08 AM  
Apologizes to Trees is a pretty lame Native name.

\Tatanka
 
2013-01-07 11:25:58 AM  

Mister_poopy_pants: 7 years ago, they held a funeral for a bunch of trees that were cut down just outside Boulder, so this is not even close to the eco-freakiest thing that has happened there.

From the story:
"The grove of large cottonwood trees lining the road she had become accustomed to seeing - even searching their branches for bald eagles and raptors - had been cut down to stumps the size of pianos.

"I ended up crying the whole rest of the day," said Harley, 43.

She returned that night and apologized to the trees, but the grief didn't go away. And so Harley decided to throw the trees a funeral."


Yeah, crying isn't that too far out of line; it's a bit out there but within reason to cry over environmental destruction. Going back to apologize to the trees and then *telling people* that you did so is where you cross over to crazytown.
 
2013-01-07 11:26:02 AM  
I loved that elk. I'm sorry he's gone.

He was delicious. I wish I had more.
 
2013-01-07 11:27:32 AM  
Now pass the sauce.
 
2013-01-07 11:28:12 AM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Apologizes to Trees is a pretty lame Native name.

\Tatanka


Edit: is= would be
 
2013-01-07 11:28:19 AM  
I think I just got an idea for my Cascadian black metal concept album.
 
2013-01-07 11:29:08 AM  
Poor elk. All he wanted was some Skittles.

i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-07 11:30:18 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: ..."The grove of large cottonwood trees lining the road she had become accustomed to seeing - even searching their branches for bald eagles and raptors - had been cut down to stumps the size of pianos.

www.boingboing.net

Better off without them.
 
2013-01-07 11:31:35 AM  
Paochers are assholes. The fact that they are cops makes them double-assholes.
 
2013-01-07 11:36:26 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Thranduil disapproves.
 
2013-01-07 11:37:17 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Poor elk. All he wanted was some Skittles.


That's a beautiful bull. It will look great on the wall at police HQ.
 
2013-01-07 11:37:19 AM  
Elkhound? Mines only ten weeks but he's already chased a couple deer, soon he'll graduate to the big boys haha
 
2013-01-07 11:50:06 AM  
This is why cops should never be aloud to have guns.
 
2013-01-07 11:51:32 AM  
Elk Steak. I would have loved him, too. Nice rack (he said)

nevadafoodies.com
 
2013-01-07 12:02:46 PM  
Why do I suspect the cop felt threatened by the elk not showing what he felt was the proper respect for and fear of a law enforcement officer?

Just protecting the public, like the Detroit Police sharpshooter who took out the last peregrine falcon threatening the city's pigeons back before the Endangered Species Act was passed.
 
2013-01-07 12:05:16 PM  
Was it a legal kill? And what ever happened to the art of reporting?
 
2013-01-07 12:07:55 PM  
ITGreen:Hey, I'm not an idiot.  I wouldn't approach an elk.  A lot of people here ARE idiots.  *ahem* Amendment 64.

No, it sounds like you're definitely an idiot. *ahem*
 
2013-01-07 12:21:13 PM  
If the karma gods are listening, maybe someone will poach the officer that did this.
 
2013-01-07 12:23:20 PM  
Is there something in the water out there in Colorado? WTH? especially Aurora. These people are whacked out. Whenever I hear something weird in the news or on here, I immediately think Florida or colorado.
 
2013-01-07 12:28:23 PM  

david_gaithersburg: Was it a legal kill? And what ever happened to the art of reporting?


That is what I was thinking. The absence is telling.
 
2013-01-07 12:32:11 PM  

airplane_mech2: Is there something in the water out there in Colorado? WTH? especially Aurora. These people are whacked out. Whenever I hear something weird in the news or on here, I immediately think Florida or colorado.


Boulder is the perfect example of what drugs does to people.

And what's wrong with Aurora? Yeah, we had the mass shooting last summer, but that's just the "in" thing right now...
 
2013-01-07 12:34:56 PM  
Pigs shooting abusing guns and killing an innocent being? Must be a day that ends in "y."
 
2013-01-07 12:37:29 PM  
twimg0-a.akamaihd.net

Has a theory.
 
2013-01-07 12:38:06 PM  
It was illegal. Hunting out of season, no license, shooting in a residential area.
Not to mention having his buds show up to take the elk to a processing plant and not reporting it.
But then again...
problembear.files.wordpress.com
IT'S COMING RIGHT FOR US!
 
2013-01-07 12:48:08 PM  
Darn was just going to post this from Miss Anne Elk
 
2013-01-07 12:55:35 PM  

Parthenogenetic: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 529x255]

Thranduil disapproves.



No Irish (elk) Need Apply.
 
2013-01-07 12:58:42 PM  

reddadenver: It was illegal. Hunting out of season, no license, shooting in a residential area.
Not to mention having his buds show up to take the elk to a processing plant and not reporting it.
But then again...
[problembear.files.wordpress.com image 464x352]
IT'S COMING RIGHT FOR US!


.
All of that was missing from the article. I see Plains rifle season is currently open. What article are you reading.
 
2013-01-07 01:08:24 PM  

stuffy: This is why cops should never be aloud to have guns.


what if they're aquiet about it?
 
2013-01-07 01:09:25 PM  

RidgeRunner5: airplane_mech2: Is there something in the water out there in Colorado? WTH? especially Aurora. These people are whacked out. Whenever I hear something weird in the news or on here, I immediately think Florida or colorado.

Boulder is the perfect example of what drugs does to people.

And what's wrong with Aurora? Yeah, we had the mass shooting last summer, but that's just the "in" thing right now...


Yes, we're all armed, insane and incredibly baked. Enter at your own risk.
 
2013-01-07 01:11:10 PM  

joonyer: RidgeRunner5: airplane_mech2: Is there something in the water out there in Colorado? WTH? especially Aurora. These people are whacked out. Whenever I hear something weird in the news or on here, I immediately think Florida or colorado.

Boulder is the perfect example of what drugs does to people.

And what's wrong with Aurora? Yeah, we had the mass shooting last summer, but that's just the "in" thing right now...

Yes, we're all armed, insane and incredibly baked. Enter at your own risk.


Insane? Perhaps.
Baked? Definitely
Armed? Not terribly likely. Especially in a county where open carry will get you arrested for brandishing...
 
2013-01-07 01:13:27 PM  

david_gaithersburg: All of that was missing from the article. I see Plains rifle season is currently open. What article are you reading.


on the right side, there are a bunch of linked articles. apparently the officer shot it with his shotgun, out of season. apparently its being investigated as a poaching incident after his story about why he did it was questioned.
 
2013-01-07 01:15:13 PM  

joonyer: ITGreen:Hey, I'm not an idiot.  I wouldn't approach an elk.  A lot of people here ARE idiots.  *ahem* Amendment 64.

No, it sounds like you're definitely an idiot. *ahem*


Thanks, knucklehead.
 
2013-01-07 01:27:06 PM  

tlchwi02: david_gaithersburg: All of that was missing from the article. I see Plains rifle season is currently open. What article are you reading.

on the right side, there are a bunch of linked articles. apparently the officer shot it with his shotgun, out of season. apparently its being investigated as a poaching incident after his story about why he did it was questioned.


.
Thanks. I hope they not only fire those asswipes but also throw their buts in jail.
 
2013-01-07 01:36:30 PM  

valar_morghulis: Pigs shooting abusing guns and killing an innocent being? Must be a day that ends in "y."


What's an abusing gun?

RidgeRunner5: Armed? Not terribly likely. Especially in a county where open carry will get you arrested for brandishing...


"Will" seems a little strong, especially since I've done it without getting charged for anything.
 
2013-01-07 01:39:18 PM  
With all of the farking (and derp) that goes on in and around Boulder, I'm surprised to see so few Fark parties nearby.  What gives?
 
2013-01-07 01:39:34 PM  

mcmnky: [twimg0-a.akamaihd.net image 250x184]

Has a theory.


Came for this.

/leaving happy
 
2013-01-07 01:58:39 PM  
Denver Fark party would be cool. That elk looked old, I hope the meat sucked.
 
2013-01-07 02:21:29 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Said this in the last thread;

All these people saying how peaceful it is and how they could walk right up to it and almost pet it so that means nothing should have been done...? Morons. This is a freaking huge wild animal. You shouldn't be getting that close to it, period.


Knowing how unpredictable domestic male ungulates can be, yeah, getting that close to a wild one does seem pretty stupid. On the other hand, he was clearly past his adolescent years, so that helps. If they caught him during the rut, though...

/Hormones are dangerous.
 
2013-01-07 03:14:15 PM  
1. It's just a big ass-deer

2. They probably shouldn't have done him in within 20 miles of bolder.

3. At least they had the decency to attempt to get him processed. Elk meat is tasty.

4. Even if they are found guilty of poaching; it will probably result in a ticket and the loss of the meat and potential loss of their jobs.

5. If they hadn't done him in; some other dumbass would have seen to it.

/ I HATE poachers; they always rile up PETA, ect and they endanger the lives of the people who own the land that they poach on.
 
2013-01-07 04:54:55 PM  
<grazinggladheart.jpg>

Just can't work up the usual high degree of outrage for these cops.  Maybe our shared love of tasty elk bonds us at the top of the food chain.  Slap them on the wrists.
 
2013-01-07 05:25:21 PM  

Canton: Satanic_Hamster: Said this in the last thread;

All these people saying how peaceful it is and how they could walk right up to it and almost pet it so that means nothing should have been done...? Morons. This is a freaking huge wild animal. You shouldn't be getting that close to it, period.

Knowing how unpredictable domestic male ungulates can be, yeah, getting that close to a wild one does seem pretty stupid. On the other hand, he was clearly past his adolescent years, so that helps. If they caught him during the rut, though...

/Hormones are dangerous.


I guess it depends on whether the elk considers humans as competitor elk, as predators, or as irrelevant objects that happen to be around where it grazes.
 
2013-01-07 06:41:51 PM  

4tehsnowflakes: <grazinggladheart.jpg>

Just can't work up the usual high degree of outrage for these cops.  Maybe our shared love of tasty elk bonds us at the top of the food chain.  Slap them on the wrists.


Pretty much the same here. However, even though I don't share the outrage I do understand where it is coming from. The cop just went and killed a famous animal with very little provocation, and then went and posed with it as if it was a trophy. The fact that there's pretty much only his word that it was injured, he didn't call the right folks in to take care of it (injured or not, there wasn't likely any immediate danger to anyone [though again, we only have his word for it] so he should have called DOW and/or AC), then by posing made it seem like he didn't really care about it. In short, he ended up looking like he was just waiting for the first opportunity to kill the town pet. That's gonna bunch some panties.
 
2013-01-07 07:01:41 PM  
Noticeably F.A.T.:  he should have called DOW and/or AC

I thought it was clear the LEO stumbled upon the elk and shot the animal for meat.  TFA did not say the shooter knew of the elk or intended to murder a local celebrity pet.  The cop would be an idiot to lie and say of the half-tame elk "it was comin right for us" (did his local patrolman's benevolent ass'n suggest that?) and if he does anything other than say "Yeah, I wanted free tasty elk and I messed up and I'm sorry" then by all means throw the book at him.
 
2013-01-07 07:05:47 PM  
I'll bet you 100 organic black bean burritos made by a Jesus-sandal wearing Boulder Libtard that the cop saved a human life.
 
2013-01-07 08:15:46 PM  

4tehsnowflakes: Noticeably F.A.T.:  he should have called DOW and/or AC

I thought it was clear the LEO stumbled upon the elk and shot the animal for meat.  TFA did not say the shooter knew of the elk or intended to murder a local celebrity pet.  The cop would be an idiot to lie and say of the half-tame elk "it was comin right for us" (did his local patrolman's benevolent ass'n suggest that?) and if he does anything other than say "Yeah, I wanted free tasty elk and I messed up and I'm sorry" then by all means throw the book at him.

The report I heard was that he thought it was injured and took it upon himself to put it down. That makes the most sense to, it's the only excuse likely to fly. He wanted to shoot a trophy elk and took what he saw as an opportunity.
 
2013-01-07 09:02:01 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: 4tehsnowflakes: <grazinggladheart.jpg>

Just can't work up the usual high degree of outrage for these cops.  Maybe our shared love of tasty elk bonds us at the top of the food chain.  Slap them on the wrists.

Pretty much the same here. However, even though I don't share the outrage I do understand where it is coming from. The cop just went and killed a famous animal with very little provocation, and then went and posed with it as if it was a trophy. The fact that there's pretty much only his word that it was injured, he didn't call the right folks in to take care of it (injured or not, there wasn't likely any immediate danger to anyone [though again, we only have his word for it] so he should have called DOW and/or AC), then by posing made it seem like he didn't really care about it. In short, he ended up looking like he was just waiting for the first opportunity to kill the town pet. That's gonna bunch some panties.


The elk is getting necropsied up at CSU. The truth will come out and there will be more outrage.
 
2013-01-07 10:07:13 PM  

armoredbulldozer: I'll bet you 100 organic black bean burritos made by a Jesus-sandal wearing Boulder Libtard that the cop saved a human life.


You're on! Please provide evidence of this fantastic claim to collect your prize. Is a week long enough for you to research?
 
2013-01-08 07:53:18 AM  
Yes, elk is a delicious meat, but that still doesn't make the joke funny.

"I liked the elk too, grilled!" Ha! Good one.
 
2013-01-08 10:34:45 AM  

REO-Weedwagon: Yes, elk is a delicious meat, but that still doesn't make the joke funny.


What joke?  Saying something's not funny is also ... not funny.

Let us cope with our grief at the untimely end of this noble and gentle beast, in solidarity with the people and animals of the greater Boulder area, through jokes about eating him, and even though he were slain, better he become sausage, nose to tail, as must our own corpses be used.  The aliens told me that last part through the TV.  And so, let this thread stand as a tribute to his life among the leafy boughs.
 
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