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2013-12-28 02:48:57 PM  
The zoo saved some money on feed, they ought to set something up to route more deer in there
 
2013-12-28 04:56:51 PM  
No witnesses saw the deer entering the cheetah habitat - other than the cheetahs.

That there is some mighty fine reporting.
 
2013-12-28 05:08:43 PM  
Cheetahs never win?
 
2013-12-28 05:28:46 PM  
And I thought the story the other day about the deer that wandered into a sporting goods store was bad.
 
2013-12-28 05:42:35 PM  
I think I see a way to eliminate the need for "sharp shooters" to control the deer population in the park.
 
2013-12-28 05:57:12 PM  
NOMNOMNOM!

And fun was had by the cheetahs, yay Caturday! :)
 
2013-12-28 05:58:20 PM  
I would have paid to see that and brought my children for the experience. Now that is a Zoo!
 
2013-12-28 05:59:02 PM  
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2013-12-28 05:59:10 PM  
If ever there was a story more deserving to be on the video tab!
 
2013-12-28 06:00:04 PM  
On dancer, on prancer, on Washington venison!
 
2013-12-28 06:01:29 PM  
I believe zookeepers refer to this as "enrichment".

I love nature. Especially big puddy tats.
 
2013-12-28 06:01:51 PM  
www.ratemyfunnypictures.com
 
2013-12-28 06:03:13 PM  

Calmamity: I think I see a way to eliminate the need for "sharp shooters" to control the deer population in the park.


Um, no. The deer population is at critical mass. They are moving into city parks because there are just too many deer for their regular habitat to support them all. Plus, we've encroached on all the good foraging spots. There is a legitimate need for experienced gun, bow and crossbow hunters to thin the deer populations in our parks.

It's not like we're letting Darrel and his other brother, Darrel, hunt all willy-nilly in the park; the guys who do it are mostly cops and game wardens.
 
2013-12-28 06:04:27 PM  
I wish I could say that this is Darwin (Deerwin?) in action, but thinning the herd via automobiles hasn't seemed to smarten-up the deer population any.
 
2013-12-28 06:06:02 PM  
Suicide, must have been a teen aged deer
 
2013-12-28 06:08:42 PM  
So, it seems that the hunted has become... The hunted.
 
2013-12-28 06:11:11 PM  
If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.
 
2013-12-28 06:16:18 PM  
As has been intimated upthread, clearly the solution here is to allow the cats to roam the adjacent park. If it works, they could start a breeding program with the goal of thinning statewide deer populations using big cats.

/ this cannot fail
 
2013-12-28 06:16:23 PM  

doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.


There's a really good reason we don't keep cats the size of Great Danes as pets, namely the fact that cats are way stronger proportionally compared to a dog of the same size.
 
2013-12-28 06:17:09 PM  
When asked for comments the cheetah said he was delicious
 
2013-12-28 06:17:11 PM  

Laobaojun: I believe zookeepers refer to this as "enrichment".

I love nature. Especially big puddy tats.


this!
 
2013-12-28 06:17:48 PM  
Hey, deer . . . c'mere . . . we've got some nice grass on this side of the fence.  You can have as much as you want . . . we never touch the stuff.
 
2013-12-28 06:18:39 PM  
Well at least it's getting fresh food.
 
2013-12-28 06:19:36 PM  

doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.


Cats will never win because dogs will always have a master with a gun ready to shoot any big cat that comes near his damn dog!
 
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2013-12-28 06:20:29 PM  
I say give them a fresh deer every week.
 
2013-12-28 06:31:56 PM  
I am going to make a FB account and announce there will be a flash mob at the Smithsonian's National Zoo tomorrow night. Looting is encouraged.
 
2013-12-28 06:38:59 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I wish I could say that this is Darwin (Deerwin?) in action, but thinning the herd via automobiles hasn't seemed to smarten-up the deer population any.


I live about 15 minutes away from this zoo and I once saw a deer freaking out in the median. So I pulled my big bright blue car over to the side of the road and came to a complete stop. Sure enough, out of all the directions that stupid farking creature could have gone it ran across the 3 lane road and ran - pretty much full speed - straight in to my driver's side door. Farked up my door real bad, and blew out both the windows on that side of the car. I got out and ran after it as it ran in to the woods, screaming profanities at it.

They are stupid, stupid, STUPID creatures - like Tea Party stupid - so this story makes me smile. The cheetahs had a blast and got to do what is natural for them, and we have one less deer to get hit by someone's car. Sounds like it all worked out to me.

Deer is delicious.
 
2013-12-28 06:41:35 PM  

mongbiohazard: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I wish I could say that this is Darwin (Deerwin?) in action, but thinning the herd via automobiles hasn't seemed to smarten-up the deer population any.

I live about 15 minutes away from this zoo and I once saw a deer freaking out in the median. So I pulled my big bright blue car over to the side of the road and came to a complete stop. Sure enough, out of all the directions that stupid farking creature could have gone it ran across the 3 lane road and ran - pretty much full speed - straight in to my driver's side door. Farked up my door real bad, and blew out both the windows on that side of the car. I got out and ran after it as it ran in to the woods, screaming profanities at it.

They are stupid, stupid, STUPID creatures - like Tea Party stupid - so this story makes me smile. The cheetahs had a blast and got to do what is natural for them, and we have one less deer to get hit by someone's car. Sounds like it all worked out to me.

Deer is delicious.


CSB!
 
2013-12-28 06:41:45 PM  

doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.


There's no improving on perfection.

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2013-12-28 06:45:27 PM  

mongbiohazard: like Tea Party stupid


Sigh....just because a deer wants to be free to run toward the headlight with a fully automatic weapon.
 
2013-12-28 06:47:27 PM  
FTFA: "Doctors will examine the carcass to make sure the deer didn't have any diseases."

Tertiary syphilis? Brain cancer? Eating the wrong kind of weeds?
 
2013-12-28 06:51:12 PM  

Mad_Radhu: doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.

There's a really good reason we don't keep cats the size of Great Danes as pets, namely the fact that cats are way stronger proportionally compared to a dog of the same size.


And all the ends are pointy on a cat. A dog has just one pointy end.
 
2013-12-28 06:54:48 PM  

The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "Doctors will examine the carcass to make sure the deer didn't have any diseases."

Tertiary syphilis? Brain cancer? Eating the wrong kind of weeds?


Ennui.
 
2013-12-28 06:54:58 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Mad_Radhu: doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.

There's a really good reason we don't keep cats the size of Great Danes as pets, namely the fact that cats are way stronger proportionally compared to a dog of the same size.

And all the ends are pointy on a cat. A dog has just one pointy end.


You gotta watch those razortail cats
 
2013-12-28 06:58:04 PM  

luxup: doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.

Cats will never win because dogs will always have a master with a gun ready to shoot any big cat that comes near his damn dog!


There's a reason we've bred house cats to not be more than 10-15lb on average.  It's not because they're cuter that way.

Fortunately, most big cats don't see humans as good prey.  Not enough meat/fat to bother with for the bigger cats, and too difficult a prey for the smaller big cats.
 
2013-12-28 07:03:45 PM  

mongbiohazard: Sure enough, out of all the directions that stupid farking creature could have gone it ran across the 3 lane road and ran - pretty much full speed - straight in to my driver's side door. Farked up my door real bad, and blew out both the windows on that side of the car....They are stupid, stupid, STUPID creatures


I've heard similar stories of them running full-bore into the side of still or slow-moving vehicles.  I almost hit one in the middle of the highway that was running in circles between lanes at night and then tripped and fell towards me even though I went to the farthest lane away and slowed.  Cloven, tick infested rats with pea brains.  Death to them all....tasty, tasty death.
 
2013-12-28 07:07:28 PM  

TomD9938: doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.

There's no improving on perfection.

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Suck it dogs!
 
2013-12-28 07:08:23 PM  

The One True TheDavid: FTFA: "Doctors will examine the carcass to make sure the deer didn't have any diseases."

Tertiary syphilis? Brain cancer? Eating the wrong kind of weeds?


Closer than you might think.  Although it'd be hard to tell a brain-damaged deer from any other dumb-as-dirt deer, Chronic Wasting Disease (a prion disease in the same family as Mad Cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob) could be a concern.
 
2013-12-28 07:10:39 PM  
No witnesses saw the deer entering the cheetah habitat - other than the cheetahs.

That made me laugh harder than it should have.
 
2013-12-28 07:14:39 PM  
 
2013-12-28 07:16:36 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Mad_Radhu: doyner: If you take all the world's variations, it's pretty clear cats win the whole dogs vs. cats debate.

There's a really good reason we don't keep cats the size of Great Danes as pets, namely the fact that cats are way stronger proportionally compared to a dog of the same size.

And all the ends are pointy on a cat. A dog has just one pointy end.


Cats are like a teddy bear mated with a cactus
 
2013-12-28 07:17:30 PM  
Mister Peejay:

Fortunately, most big cats don't see humans as good prey.  Not enough meat/fat to bother with for the bigger cats, and too difficult a prey for the smaller big cats.

I'd say the other reason is they've evolved to fear man, like most of the rest of the animal kingdom.

/ That's right, we bad
 
2013-12-28 07:19:33 PM  

iheartscotch: Calmamity: I think I see a way to eliminate the need for "sharp shooters" to control the deer population in the park.

Um, no. The deer population is at critical mass. They are moving into city parks because there are just too many deer for their regular habitat to support them all. Plus, we've encroached on all the good foraging spots. There is a legitimate need for experienced gun, bow and crossbow hunters to thin the deer populations in our parks.

It's not like we're letting Darrel and his other brother, Darrel, hunt all willy-nilly in the park; the guys who do it are mostly cops and game wardens.


I think Calmamity as implying that the deer could be allowed access from the park to the big cat habitat on a... shall we say, somewhat temporary basis.
 
2013-12-28 07:23:34 PM  
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i love news like this. hope the kitties enjoyed themselves. i bet they did. it's a christmas miracle!
 
2013-12-28 07:23:36 PM  
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2013-12-28 07:25:35 PM  
The best part, was the zoo official saying that the cheetahs behavior was natural and to be expected.  Why would they have to say that?  Well, because we have those so-called "sensitive viewers" out there, who thought the animals would have gotten together and sang kumbaya.  You know, the ones who think dogs and cats want to be vegetarians.  The type that have the brains that are as soft as shiat.  Yeah, those are the ones.
 
2013-12-28 07:31:10 PM  
Oh, I thought this was a link to the pic of a deer that jumped over a fence and got its ballsack impaled, and I wondered if GORGOR was allowed to submit articles again,
 
2013-12-28 07:38:39 PM  
Oh deer!
 
2013-12-28 07:39:08 PM  
If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?
 
2013-12-28 07:41:44 PM  

Fano: Oh, I thought this was a link to the pic of a deer that jumped over a fence and got its ballsack impaled, and I wondered if GORGOR was allowed to submit articles again,


She's not scheduled to be unbanned until 2134
 
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