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(WWSB ABC 7)   Further proof that living in a gated golf course community does not protect you from neighbors with "hold my beer and watch this" tendencies   (mysuncoast.com) divider line 46
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2013-04-09 01:10:02 AM  
We wouldn't want any nature in our gated communities. That might be sustainable and eventually be enjoyed by future generations.
 
2013-04-09 01:14:12 AM  
"Few away in terror."
 
2013-04-09 01:18:31 AM  
What was there first, the houses or the bird rookery?
 
2013-04-09 01:19:34 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: What was there first, the houses or the bird rookery?


The egg.
 
2013-04-09 01:22:43 AM  
FTA: "Because of the stench, the smell and the noise and the dirt. Do you know what its like near 3,000 egrets and herons?" said Halpin.

So like maybe um Move?

/Dang city people coming into the country and expecting the city.
 
2013-04-09 01:22:59 AM  
Geez. If you choose to live in a place called Osprey, you had better be prepared to coexist with birds. I mean, come on...
 
2013-04-09 01:24:38 AM  
I have little sympathy for people who have homes nearly the size of the islands in question.
 
2013-04-09 01:31:11 AM  
Rich people problems. Try living in a neighborhood full of stray/feral cats and the city wont do jack shiat because there is no leash law for cats.
 
2013-04-09 01:33:26 AM  
Fark those dickbags.

I hope some deranged nature-freak firebug straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel decides to appoint himself Lord Supreme Bird Protector.
 
2013-04-09 01:37:38 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Rich people problems. Try living in a neighborhood full of stray/feral cats and the city wont do jack shiat because there is no leash law for cats.


Nice. You ought to get some bites with that.

6.8/11
 
2013-04-09 01:50:28 AM  
Now we know what led to:


www.themoviebanter.com
 
2013-04-09 01:53:32 AM  
R.I.P. MICHAEL ROOKER
 
2013-04-09 01:54:01 AM  
Dumbasses if you don't like the birds move.
 
2013-04-09 01:57:38 AM  
FTFA: "It was a high powered flash of light with flames attached to it, and they were shooting it directly into the bird island," said Beverly Meadows a resident of the Oaks Club.

assets.sbnation.com
 
2013-04-09 01:59:46 AM  
Not being much of a morning person, I confess to wanting to kill crows from time to time.
 
2013-04-09 02:00:06 AM  
I wonder if any of the rockets flipped the bird.
 
2013-04-09 02:08:18 AM  
FTA: "Hundreds of birds raised up from the island they screamed from the top of their voice and they few away in terror," said Meadows.

Yeesh, a little melodramatic...

And the homeowners who shot the fireworks aren't shying away from their actions.

"We want to scare a few birds away, and did it work? No!," said Page Halpin.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-09 02:14:44 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Rich people problems. Try living in a neighborhood full of stray cats and the city wont do jack shiat because there is no leash law for cats.


Yeah, but they got cat class and they got cat style.

/Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh Ooooh.
//okay, so I took out "feral" from the op.
 
2013-04-09 02:15:17 AM  
Living in a gated community in Florida indicates a serious lack of judgement.
 
2013-04-09 02:16:44 AM  

sheep snorter: FTA: "Because of the stench, the smell and the noise and the dirt. Do you know what its like near 3,000 egrets and herons?" said Halpin.

So like maybe um Move?

/Dang city people coming into the country and expecting the city.


I wonder if herons are like vultures and flamingos that pee on themselves to stay cool? Wikipedia doesn't say, but it does mention they're also called "shiatepokes" because they poop when you surprise them.

Learn something new every day.
 
2013-04-09 02:22:03 AM  
No, no, no, subby; you've got it wrong.

It's, "Hey y'all! Watch this!"
 
2013-04-09 02:25:47 AM  

TomD9938: Not being much of a morning person, I confess to wanting to kill crows from time to time.


These guys might have a suggestion for a possible method:


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-09 02:28:24 AM  

Abacus9: Satanic_Hamster: What was there first, the houses or the bird rookery?

The egg.


fashionablygeek.com
 
2013-04-09 02:32:25 AM  

Canton: Geez. If you choose to live in a place called Osprey, you had better be prepared to coexist with birds.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Or some really cool hybrid aircraft.
 
2013-04-09 02:44:20 AM  
"It was as if hundreds of birds raised up from the island they screamed from the top of their voice and they few away in terror, and were suddenly silenced."
 
2013-04-09 02:44:38 AM  
dropping off a cat on that island will fix the problem. you don't even have to go pick it up later. it will have just enough food landing regularly to keep it nicely fed until it dies of old age.
 
2013-04-09 02:45:19 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-09 02:54:32 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Canton: Geez. If you choose to live in a place called Osprey, you had better be prepared to coexist with birds.

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Or some really cool hybrid aircraft.


I'd like to know how many mpg you're getting out of that hybrid.

/cool
//still an ugly beast
 
2013-04-09 03:05:53 AM  
This just prove that poor, meth head white trash aren't the only assholes in the sunshine state.
 
2013-04-09 03:13:32 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Rich people problems. Try living in a neighborhood full of stray/feral cats and the city wont do jack shiat because there is no leash law for cats.


Rent your cats out to these people to scare the birds away or eat them.  Issue solved for all.
 
2013-04-09 03:21:02 AM  

fusillade762: sheep snorter: FTA: "Because of the stench, the smell and the noise and the dirt. Do you know what its like near 3,000 egrets and herons?" said Halpin.

So like maybe um Move?

/Dang city people coming into the country and expecting the city.

I wonder if herons are like vultures and flamingos that pee on themselves to stay cool? Wikipedia doesn't say, but it does mention they're also called "shiatepokes" because they poop when you surprise them.

Learn something new every day.


You May want the expurgated book of birds...

/the one without the gannett
 
2013-04-09 03:23:12 AM  

Bucky Katt: Living in a gated community in Florida indicates a serious lack of good judgement.


FTFY.
 
2013-04-09 03:24:59 AM  

duenor: dropping off a cat on that island will fix the problem. you don't even have to go pick it up later. it will have just enough food landing regularly to keep it nicely fed until it dies of old age.


You do realise that these are not exactly small birds, right ? Kitty would not do well .Which is good, seeings how many of them, are endangered...

The Snow Dog: Fark those dickbags.

I hope some deranged nature-freak firebug straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel decides to appoint himself Lord Supreme Bird Protector.


Well, since one of the proud self problaimed bird attackers house is in the picture, i am sure someone will oblige.
And damn that place is big- my house could almost fit in that driveway.
 
2013-04-09 03:25:51 AM  
proclaimed / problaimed .
 
2013-04-09 03:26:18 AM  
Danger Avoid Death:
[assets.sbnation.com image 553x484]

What does the immigration status of their gardener have to do with this article?
 
2013-04-09 03:33:51 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: What was there first, the houses or the bird rookery?


bare land
 
2013-04-09 04:06:57 AM  
Those were celebratory fireworks for the birds.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-09 04:20:36 AM  

TomD9938: Not being much of a morning person, I confess to wanting to kill crows from time to time.


Doves and roosters are my problem.  That's why I wear foam earplugs to sleep and leave them in until I'm properly caffeinated.  Couple hundred pairs will run about $13 on ebay, delivered.
 
2013-04-09 04:22:38 AM  

duenor: dropping off a cat on that island will fix the problem. you don't even have to go pick it up later. it will have just enough food landing regularly to keep it nicely fed until it dies of old age.


Or a few pythons, or the brown tree snakes that have devastated Guam's bird population.
 
2013-04-09 04:25:55 AM  
While the article implies it, the homeowner interviewed by phone did not come right out and admit she launched the fireworks. "We wanted the birds gone. Did it work? No." is not a confession.

But somebody's going to have a very bad time with the feds over this. They damned near shut down Hemingway's museum over feral cats.
 
2013-04-09 04:39:22 AM  
More like "Hold my beer Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve Cabernet and watch this".
 
2013-04-09 06:25:55 AM  

wellreadneck: More like "Hold my beer Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve Cabernet and watch this".


Plenty of rich retirees and celebrities own homes in The Oaks.
 
2013-04-09 09:09:40 AM  
What is it with the nose piercings? They look like zits or boogers...not attractive at all.....
 
2013-04-09 10:12:43 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: TomD9938: Not being much of a morning person, I confess to wanting to kill crows from time to time.

Doves and roosters are my problem.  That's why I wear foam earplugs to sleep and leave them in until I'm properly caffeinated.  Couple hundred pairs will run about $13 on ebay, delivered.


I've found that a sound generator (used to use a Tranquil Moments machine, now I just turn on my iPod) does a great job of masking the sounds of a spouse who gets up earlier than I do (mad early work hours). Find an MP3 you like -- burbling brooks are good, or rushing sounds like wind or waterfalls; my current favorite is crickets -- and leave it running all night (using a small speaker if necessary). If your sound machine is keeping someone else awake, a set of these works wonderfully: http://www.sleepphones.com

Oddly enough, I can sleep through any number of loud birds, but the garbage truck wakes me up no matter what. Not even other vehicles, just that one. You go figure.
 
2013-04-09 11:29:32 AM  

StrikitRich: wellreadneck: More like "Hold my beer Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve Cabernet and watch this".

Plenty of rich retirees and celebrities own homes in The Oaks.


This.
 
2013-04-09 01:10:06 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
Rednecks with money.
 
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