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2013-12-28 07:43:01 PM  
What a horrible way to go.  My aunt used to feed deer outside her house and they're very intelligent animals.  They can learn their own names, etc.  The zoo should be fined for letting those cheetas impact the local environment.
 
2013-12-28 07:49:37 PM  
They need a pride of cheetahs in the Chicago Forest Preserve district.  Solve the crime problem AND cut down the deer population.
 
2013-12-28 07:53:38 PM  

zimbomba63: 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

. ...

theguiltyvegetarian.com
 
2013-12-28 07:56:57 PM  

ausfahrk: What a horrible way to go.  My aunt used to feed deer outside her house and they're very intelligent animals.  They can learn their own names, etc.  The zoo should be fined for letting those cheetas impact the local environment.


0/10

lolz
 
2013-12-28 07:58:03 PM  
Deer is lucky it didn't jump in the chimp enclosure.

 cdn.abclocal.go.com
 
2013-12-28 08:04:09 PM  
Deer in the wild have all sorts of parasites, mostly worms that could be passed on to the cheetahs. That's probably the biggest concern for the zookeepers, and why they don't usually turn loose wild prey in for the predators to munch on.

I asked the zookeepers at the NC Zoo one time if the panthers ever got live prey to eat; deer or even rabbits. No they said, there was always a slight chance of injury to the big cats in that situation, and there was the risk of parasites being transmitted to them too.

/they did get the occasional squirrel
//stupid squirrels
 
2013-12-28 08:08:13 PM  
I know deer can really jump but I'd like to know what type of enclosure that a deer can jump into but can still keep cheetahs inside.
 
2013-12-28 08:08:33 PM  

encephlavator: Deer is lucky it didn't jump in the chimp enclosure.

 [cdn.abclocal.go.com image 600x338]


ohhhhh...i get it...because rape.
 
2013-12-28 08:10:07 PM  
I was a zoo docent for a few years. When I went to DC I visited the zoo and made a beeline for the cheetahs. (None in the zoo I worked at.) I chatted up the docent there and, since I was a docent, too, she took me for a behind the scenes tour of the educational facility and we spent a few hours exchanging anecdotes about the animals in the zoo I worked at and the animals in DC.

Every few years, some hapless deer leaps into the cheetah compound, much to the delight of the male cheetahs who are loafing around minding their own business.  The zookeepers commented that they were pleased that these captive raised animals still had a good prey drive. Many species don't and their offspring will never learn. But the problem with them eating these deer is that a lot of times they have worms. Animals that eat grass off the ground get worms. The meat fed to the cheetahs does not have worms because the stock are taken care of and dewormed regularly.

I can't even imagine how much Ivermectin you need to use on a scooting cheetah.
 
2013-12-28 08:16:48 PM  

oldgunny: If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?


I hope so
 
2013-12-28 08:18:22 PM  
You see big cat, want to cuddle, sctrich its ears.

Bug cat sees you, big bag of slow moving meat, only occasionally has pointy things.
 
2013-12-28 08:21:56 PM  

MrPleasant: I know deer can really jump but I'd like to know what type of enclosure that a deer can jump into but can still keep cheetahs inside.


One that is at a lower level than the ground surrounding it, like one finds at most any zoo. Most likely the deer jumped a relatively short fence (3-4') and landed on the ground 10-12' below, and was possibly injured in the process. Even if it wasn't, the deer isn't getting back out either.
 
2013-12-28 08:27:00 PM  

Klaumbaz: You see big cat, want to cuddle, sctrich its ears.

Bug cat sees you, big bag of slow moving meat, only occasionally has pointy things.


Bug cat or Catbug?

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-28 08:46:53 PM  
I saw those cheetahs. Know what they were doing? Jogging around the edge of the enclosure, ignoring everything. Just trotting along. They had a path worn all the way around the inside of the fence.

I don't like zoos anymore
 
2013-12-28 08:51:48 PM  

MrPleasant: I know deer can really jump but I'd like to know what type of enclosure that a deer can jump into but can still keep cheetahs inside.


I dunno, a hole?
 
2013-12-28 09:06:40 PM  
Well thats lunch everyone.
 
2013-12-28 09:09:08 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.


So, overall, our actions result in a net gain for nature.

For every natural that disappears, a hundred deer will take its place.

Good for us.
 
2013-12-28 09:12:17 PM  
Natural predator, that is.

I accidentally.
 
2013-12-28 09:12:23 PM  
fc02.deviantart.net

Surprised I'm the first.

/Apparently there are a shiatload of fellow geeks who get off to Cheetara
//Would bang
 
2013-12-28 09:15:02 PM  

ausfahrk: What a horrible way to go.  My aunt used to feed deer outside her house and they're very intelligent animals.  They can learn their own names, etc.  The zoo should be fined for letting those cheetas impact the local environment.


Do you really believe that wild deer die of old age in their sleep, possibly in under the care of a competent veterinarian? While I fail to recognize it as such, I do hope the above quote was intended as sarcasm...
 
2013-12-28 09:16:32 PM  

oldgunny: If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?


That's what I'm wondering. Big cats can jump too, so you'd think if a deer jumped in a cheetah could jump out.
 
2013-12-28 09:17:26 PM  

IoSaturnalia: 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


Time can be rewritten
 
2013-12-28 09:19:49 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.


Know how I know you didn't read the article/ don't get jokes?
 
2013-12-28 09:20:08 PM  

Bendal: Deer in the wild have all sorts of parasites, mostly worms that could be passed on to the cheetahs. That's probably the biggest concern for the zookeepers, and why they don't usually turn loose wild prey in for the predators to munch on.

I asked the zookeepers at the NC Zoo one time if the panthers ever got live prey to eat; deer or even rabbits. No they said, there was always a slight chance of injury to the big cats in that situation, and there was the risk of parasites being transmitted to them too.

/they did get the occasional squirrel
//stupid squirrels


They call them deer ticks for a reason, right?
 
2013-12-28 09:25:08 PM  

Zavulon: oldgunny: If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?

That's what I'm wondering. Big cats can jump too, so you'd think if a deer jumped in a cheetah could jump out.


A deer could "jump" down a lot farther than a cheetah could jump up.  And by jump down I mean leap into something that turns quickly into a horrific fall.
 
2013-12-28 09:25:34 PM  

SwiftFox: 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


Step on my cat's tail and you'll get all sorts of points sunk into you.
 
2013-12-28 09:31:10 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: I was a zoo docent for a few years. When I went to DC I visited the zoo and made a beeline for the cheetahs. (None in the zoo I worked at.) I chatted up the docent there and, since I was a docent, too, she took me for a behind the scenes tour of the educational facility and we spent a few hours exchanging anecdotes about the animals in the zoo I worked at and the animals in DC.

Every few years, some hapless deer leaps into the cheetah compound, much to the delight of the male cheetahs who are loafing around minding their own business.  The zookeepers commented that they were pleased that these captive raised animals still had a good prey drive. Many species don't and their offspring will never learn. But the problem with them eating these deer is that a lot of times they have worms. Animals that eat grass off the ground get worms. The meat fed to the cheetahs does not have worms because the stock are taken care of and dewormed regularly.

I can't even imagine how much Ivermectin you need to use on a scooting cheetah.


Anyone need a new alt?
 
2013-12-28 09:42:27 PM  
Oh, dear.  That didn't end well.
 
2013-12-28 09:44:25 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.


damn straight.
 
2013-12-28 09:49:25 PM  

oldgunny: If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?


Yes.  The cheetahs could easily jump that fence.
 
2013-12-28 10:04:18 PM  

Bucky Katt: 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.

damn straight.


Wolves run in a pack.  The pack is stronger than any individual wolf.
 
2013-12-28 10:18:14 PM  
www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-12-28 10:20:26 PM  

Bucky Katt: oldgunny: If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?

Yes.  The cheetahs could easily jump that fence.


Everybody seems to have forgotten the tigers at the San Francisco Zoo.
 
2013-12-28 10:24:49 PM  
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-28 10:26:44 PM  
To clarify, I didn't mean to say "I" get off to Cheetara, just that a lot of people apparently do.

Also, are painted over pubes allowed on Fark.
 
2013-12-28 10:37:51 PM  

Stinkyy: [fc02.deviantart.net image 850x637]

Surprised I'm the first.

/Apparently there are a shiatload of fellow geeks who get off to Cheetara
//Would bang


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-12-28 10:51:53 PM  

DORMAMU: IoSaturnalia: 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

Time can be rewritten


Time is but a window, death is but a door
 
2013-12-28 11:01:40 PM  

Mister Peejay: 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.


Maybe "most" are not man eaters, but big cats kill at least a thousand people every year worldwide.

yummy people
 
2013-12-28 11:26:06 PM  
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2013-12-29 01:15:43 AM  

Fano: DORMAMU: IoSaturnalia: 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

Time can be rewritten

Time is but a window, death is but a door


i5.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-29 01:36:00 AM  
Just proving that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.
 
2013-12-29 07:41:22 AM  

Bucky Katt: oldgunny: If the Deer can get in, can the Cheetahs get out?

Yes.  The cheetahs could easily jump that fence.


If cheetahs had the ability to jump proportionally to a house cat, they would be able to jump a 50 foot fence.
 
2013-12-29 07:52:05 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Just proving that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.


Cheetah poop is an excellent fertilizer.
 
2013-12-29 11:55:36 AM  

real_headhoncho: Stinkyy: [fc02.deviantart.net image 850x637]

Surprised I'm the first.

/Apparently there are a shiatload of fellow geeks who get off to Cheetara
//Would bang

[i.chzbgr.com image 450x516]


Thx for your support.

Was hoping for all out Hot Cheetara thread, maybe next time.
 
2013-12-29 01:55:25 PM  

Mister Peejay: Cheetah poop is an excellent fertilizer.


Carnivore scat is almost always a lousy fertilizer.
 
drp
2013-12-29 02:12:34 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.


So you got out of your car and chased a hysterical wild animal that just trashed your car into the woods, and the ANIMAL is the stupid one?

Hmmm.
 
2013-12-29 02:40:20 PM  

2wolves: Mister Peejay: Cheetah poop is an excellent fertilizer.

Carnivore scat is almost always a lousy fertilizer.


But popular with dogs.
 
2013-12-29 08:36:47 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: I can't even imagine how much Ivermectin you need to use on a scooting cheetah.


Thank you for the image of a cheetah doing a 70mph butt-scoot.
 
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