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2003-03-28 10:33:01 AM  
all i ask is WTF??
2003-03-28 10:41:15 AM  
thank god the guy wasn't an amateur proctologist.
2003-03-28 10:44:02 AM  
Teaching kids a useful survival skill should not be frowned upon. The methods were a little sketchy, but damn. I would like to learn how to do that.
2003-03-28 10:51:56 AM  
"Of course, this was not a school-sanctioned activity," O'Malley told The Salem News."

Since when???
2003-03-28 12:45:07 PM  
"Rod Munch huh...."

2003-03-28 02:24:37 PM  
Ouch. Rabies shots suck, big time.
2003-03-28 02:53:18 PM  
If it was my kid, I'd skin the teacher.
2003-03-28 02:53:39 PM  
Omg. That is horrible.
2003-03-28 02:54:24 PM  
Isn't this why we send kids to Boy/Girl Scouts?

2003-03-28 02:55:12 PM  
2003-03-28 02:56:23 PM  
That coyote won't be chasing any more roadrunners.
2003-03-28 02:57:19 PM  
2003-03-28 02:57:41 PM  
Black Plaguearity ensues
2003-03-28 02:58:43 PM  
Americans are such pussies. I would have thought this was cool.
2003-03-28 03:02:58 PM  
Lances with wolves?
2003-03-28 03:03:38 PM  
Since when is rabies air borne????? Wusses...
2003-03-28 03:04:41 PM  
Ah, Kindergarden, Meeem-ories!
2003-03-28 03:06:05 PM  
Isn't it bubonic?
Yeah, it really does stink.

That really is all I had. I'm sorry.
2003-03-28 03:06:26 PM  
Can turtles have rabies?
2003-03-28 03:06:35 PM  
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2003-03-28 03:07:23 PM  
"OK kids that ends our skinning for today, tomorrow we will draw and quarter a donkey..remember, this is our little secret"
2003-03-28 03:07:55 PM  
This didn't happen in Japan?
2003-03-28 03:08:21 PM  
Bug: LOL So horribly true.
2003-03-28 03:09:56 PM  
Seems kinda silly. Anyone ever heard of a person getting rabies from roadkill?

Anyhoo, I think learning to kill and eat should be part of the core curriculum for public ed students. Start 'em out with the basics in grammar school by catching fish. About middle-school time, they should learn to scale bream, cut the heads off, gut the fish and fry it. Then move up to skinning catfish before moving on to mammals. Start mammals off with rabbits and squirrels, then quail and turkey. By 11th grade, they should be able to field dress a deer.
2003-03-28 03:10:03 PM  
Roadkill is nutritious AND delicious!
2003-03-28 03:10:33 PM  
"yeeehaawwww! check this out kids, today i'm gonna learn ya to skin a varment."

this is more like one of those father son things...
2003-03-28 03:12:42 PM  
cool teacher...what is he doing in taxachusetts? he could be superintendent in, say, kentucky...
2003-03-28 03:13:56 PM  
Every year they have a large fur trade show in the area, and every year schools take the students there so they can see how animals are skinned. As far as I know, they didn't test each of the animals for rabies ahead of time.
2003-03-28 03:16:35 PM  
He could be KING of Kentucky!
2003-03-28 03:16:56 PM  
Those administrators need to relax just a little.

I took a taxidermy class in MA along time ago, and all our projects were road kill.
2003-03-28 03:17:05 PM  
too bad he wasn't a gynecologist.
2003-03-28 03:18:45 PM  
Painfull confession: My bro-in-law has started to collect roadkill deer for "harvesting". They don't live in a trailer, but small suburb of a city. He's collected, cleaned, skinned and had butchered 3 deer so far.

Someday I can see myself on "Jerry Springer". You'll all recognize me as the guy with his head in his hands, sobbing softly to myself.
2003-03-28 03:19:07 PM  
"- A teacher who found a coyote on the road and skinned it in front of his students"


[image from bbc.co.uk too old to be available]

2003-03-28 03:19:47 PM  
LOL Fury211
2003-03-28 03:19:50 PM  
Can turtles have rabies?

nope, mammals only.

Seems kinda silly. Anyone ever heard of a person getting rabies from roadkill?

i've never heard of anyone getting rabies from anything. isn't it kind of like tetanus, where the vaccine is so readily accessible, that people almost never contract it?
2003-03-28 03:20:17 PM  
Chances are, most of those kids are destined to work in Chinese restaurants now.
2003-03-28 03:20:55 PM  
Best.Science Class.Ever
2003-03-28 03:25:46 PM  
Sheena I see you updated your pics in your bio, not cause I said the 1st one looked outdated I hope.
2003-03-28 03:27:51 PM  
i wonder if there was any homework involved?

"here kitty kitty kitttty..."
2003-03-28 03:29:19 PM  
Only two of the five kids are getting rabies shots? I get it: they're using the three poor kids without insurance as the "control group". Since they can't test the Coyote, this is the only way they could come up with to determine whether the coyote was rabid or not.
2003-03-28 03:35:46 PM  
turtles can carry salmonella, JOHNDX.
2003-03-28 03:45:51 PM  
All i can say is this teacher obviously give the extra 10%. While in my life experience I'm lucky to have a teacher who gives 50%. It's a shame to see him suspended just for some dumb mistake.
2003-03-28 04:02:05 PM  
Now I think this is just stupid.

It seems that the teacher had the best intentions. I am not saying he should not have been reprimanded, but some of my most vivid lessons in school (Physics, Chem, Geog, Hist, bio etc) were from non conventional means.

The lesson outside could be a spring Board for various things to be taught... from Bio, to Geography (the Ecology supporting Coyotes etc) to Hygene... the list is endless...

This Kind of behaviour discourages innovation in teaching... we all know that non traditional Teachers with real world experience always have a Coyote fresh (No Pun intended) perspective...

2003-03-28 04:12:27 PM  
03-28-03 03:19:50 PM

i've never heard of anyone getting rabies from anything. isn't it kind of like tetanus, where the vaccine is so readily accessible, that people almost never contract it?

people get it quite often...and die from it.
2003-03-28 04:20:39 PM  
If the whole class was out there while he skinned it, why are only TWO kids getting vaccinated?? I'm curious to know what the kids did to have to get the shots.
2003-03-28 04:32:24 PM  
Maveno I think they sucked on the carcass.
2003-03-28 04:34:26 PM  
Ubermensch - I wouldnn't say it's something that happens often. According to the resources I could find between the years of 1991-2000 there were only 25 human deaths attributed to rabies. Compare that to deaths from dog attacks in just a single year and you will see why I don't think this is something that happens often, not at all.

Stubblyhead -

I have never heard of it being airborne either, here it was I found as far as transmission of the virus:

"Rabies is usually transmitted through the bite of an infectious animal. The virus can also be transmitted by contact with infectious saliva or nervous tissue. Rabies virus is transmitted through the saliva entering the wound and infects the area immediately around the bite, however the virus does not cause inflammation, redness, pus or tenderness at the site."
2003-03-28 04:35:20 PM  
Another repeat article. I saw this same one here this morning.
2003-03-28 05:09:25 PM  
img src="http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/othrdata/coyotes/pic

Good eatin'.
2003-03-28 05:11:51 PM  
[image from npwrc.usgs.gov too old to be available] Hey I swear I put in those < > thingys before.
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