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(BBC-US)   When one thinks of invasive species, one thinks of zebra mussels, kudzu... and of course the 60 hippos descended from Pablo Escobar's herd which roam the rivers of Colombia   (bbc.com) divider line 72
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2014-06-26 11:52:20 AM  

theflatline: The city of the eternal spring is perfect for a vacation. 65-70 degrees year around. Very modern and cosmopolitan.
The people of Medellin are by far the nicest people in the country. Not saying that most are not nice, just in Medellin they are uber cool.

Plus, the prettiest girls per capita in the country.

That pic in your profile was actually taken in Medellin.



Awesome.

I'm not sure when I will go, but I promised him that it would be my next foreign trip.

Hahahaha!  I had no idea....hell, I don't even remember where I found that pic.  What's the story behind it?
 
2014-06-26 11:53:31 AM  

wellreadneck: The_Sponge: wellreadneck: Earlier today I would have argued that people can't possibly be killed by hippos in South America.


I would have argued it would be possible....but said death would happen at a zoo.

True, but don't crazy people typically jump into carnivore enclosures?



Heh.....very true.
 
2014-06-26 12:02:12 PM  

mcmnky: 2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.


Give them away for Christmas?
 
2014-06-26 12:02:38 PM  
But 12 are known to have paddled past the flimsy fence and into the nearby Magdalena River - and maybe many more.

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2014-06-26 12:15:19 PM  

Oldiron_79: SurfaceTension: mcmnky: 1. Why wasn't this covered in the 30 for 30? What is ESPN covering up?

2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

3. A hippo will F you up. No playing.

Don't they kill way more people in Africa than Lions and Tigers? (oh, my!)

A tiger in Africa?


No kidding - how racist can you be?
 
2014-06-26 12:26:15 PM  

The Muthaship: And there ain't a critter that can do sh*t about it.

/except man, of course


Good sized croc can make a meal of a young hippo, and I'd imagine a Jaguar if it was really hungry might try one,


But I suspect the animal that takes this herd down will be a lot smaller...probably single-celled one theyhave not built up immunity too over thousands of years
 
2014-06-26 12:31:35 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: mcmnky: 2. What to do with them? Duh, hippo steaks.

Give them away for Christmas?



I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas
 
2014-06-26 12:42:44 PM  
Shoot them and bbq. They aren't native or endangered. Or ship them to a zoo.

/what do you need to kill a hippo? 7.62 nato?
 
2014-06-26 12:53:26 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: what do you need to kill a hippo? 7.62 nato?


Wrong thread.
You want this one.
 
2014-06-26 01:04:50 PM  

Magorn: The Muthaship: And there ain't a critter that can do sh*t about it.

/except man, of course

Good sized croc can make a meal of a young hippo, and I'd imagine a Jaguar if it was really hungry might try one,


But I suspect the animal that takes this herd down will be a lot smaller...probably single-celled one theyhave not built up immunity too over thousands of years


Think of the single-celled organisms they're introducing. Everyday they're out there slinging shiat is probably one day too many.
 
2014-06-26 02:05:51 PM  
Hey, if the hippos are invasive, screw the bag limit.  I firmly believe the answer to invasive species is a good cook book.
 
2014-06-26 02:32:00 PM  
One of the problems is that the American entertainment industry has anthropomorphised hippos into these big, friendly creatures.

Little kids don't fear them because nobody ever told them to.
 
2014-06-26 03:04:35 PM  
Glue horns to the end of their noses.
Then poachers for the religion of peace will hunt them to extinction.
 
2014-06-26 03:36:54 PM  

Crudbucket: The current Mark Trail story arc has never been more timely.


There's a phrase that doesn't get a lot of use.
 
2014-06-26 04:10:16 PM  
Did you get that thing that I sentcha?
 
2014-06-26 08:12:57 PM  
......and of American dating websites, amirite?
 
2014-06-26 09:44:01 PM  

doubled99: We sure could us a guy like Pablo Escobar today


Mister, we could use a man like Pablo Escobar again....
 
2014-06-27 12:12:53 AM  

Magorn: The Muthaship: And there ain't a critter that can do sh*t about it.

/except man, of course

Good sized croc can make a meal of a young hippo, and I'd imagine a Jaguar if it was really hungry might try one,


But I suspect the animal that takes this herd down will be a lot smaller...probably single-celled one theyhave not built up immunity too over thousands of years


I would usually agree, but a herd thats increased its numbers 15-fold in 20 years isn't getting killed by a one-celled organism. They might get hit by a nasty virus, but a one-celled organism will not kill it.
 
2014-06-27 01:52:20 AM  
Seriously, two or three helicopters with 50 cal. machine guns and your problem is solved.
 
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2014-06-27 08:40:09 AM  
Aulus: Seriously, two or three helicopters with 50 cal. machine guns and your problem is solved.

Sarah Palin's new reality show?
 
2014-06-27 10:14:03 AM  
Nothing to be ashamed of but D-list certainly had nothing to do with cup size.
 
2014-06-27 11:38:17 AM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Shoot them and bbq. They aren't native or endangered. Or ship them to a zoo.

/what do you need to kill a hippo? 7.62 nato?


My guess is a .454 Casull from a big lever rifle, or .44 magnum with a head shot.

Or cage one and gas it with middle-aged drunks' morning breath. Periodontitis FTW!
 
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