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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
    More: Followup, candlelight vigil, Mapleton, Mountain View Road  
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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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