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(TC Palm)   African warthog captured in Florida. Panicking meerkat trying to raise bail money   ( tcpalm.com) divider line
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2018-04-16 07:21:33 PM  
dated her back in junior high, warts and all
 
2018-04-16 08:36:13 PM  
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2018-04-16 09:47:15 PM  
What is wrong with either the laws of Florida or these agent's judgement? Why tackle a toothy pig when you can shoot it?
 
2018-04-16 09:47:43 PM  
Hakuna matata.
 
2018-04-16 09:48:26 PM  
Hakuna Matata!
 
2018-04-16 09:52:45 PM  
Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.
 
2018-04-16 09:53:30 PM  
I wonder if it could cross breed with a feral hog?
 
2018-04-16 09:55:35 PM  
Why capture it alive to just kill it later? Seems like it would have been more fun to just kill it outright.
 
2018-04-16 09:55:58 PM  

Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.


That's ok.  I hate stupid people.
 
2018-04-16 09:59:35 PM  

brandent: Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.

That's ok.  I hate stupid people.


Do you offer them food if they are friendly and try to catch them alive then kill them?  Or just shoot 'em?
 
2018-04-16 10:01:47 PM  

BlueBox: brandent: Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.

That's ok.  I hate stupid people.

Do you offer them food if they are friendly and try to catch them alive then kill them?  Or just shoot 'em?


Where's the fun in just shooting them?
 
2018-04-16 10:06:18 PM  
Warthog?

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2018-04-16 10:07:04 PM  
His name was Simon.

/Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!
 
2018-04-16 10:07:30 PM  
I wouldn't it was possible with their Brrrrrrrrt defense
 
2018-04-16 10:07:48 PM  
We brought 'em into the new world, we take 'em out, too.
 
2018-04-16 10:09:05 PM  
Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?
 
2018-04-16 10:26:05 PM  
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2018-04-16 10:27:19 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?


It's Florida. I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't already happened.
 
2018-04-16 10:31:43 PM  
RAMONES - Wart Hog
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2018-04-16 10:39:14 PM  

668NeighborOfTheBeast: Why capture it alive to just kill it later? Seems like it would have been more fun to just kill it outright.


Fark does not disappoint!
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///nuff said.
 
2018-04-16 10:41:32 PM  

Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.


This!
Any disease they wanted to check for in the carcass, they could also check for in the live animal. It could have been sent to a zoo somewhere to live. I don't understand wanting to kill it just because it was there. I believe the "wanting to check for disease" BS was just their rationalisation for killing it.
 
2018-04-16 10:42:24 PM  

Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.


As a foreign animal disease veterinarian, I can without a doubt, no frigging question, say that this pig represents the single biggest threat to the health of farmed animals in perhaps the past 20 years.  Maybe 50.

You trollin'
 
2018-04-16 10:48:59 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Hakuna Matata!


Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful braise.
It means more curry, for the rest of the day.
It's a hunger free... philosophy
Hakuna Matata!
 
2018-04-16 10:49:40 PM  

walkerhound: Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.

As a foreign animal disease veterinarian, I can without a doubt, no frigging question, say that this pig represents the single biggest threat to the health of farmed animals in perhaps the past 20 years.  Maybe 50.

You trollin'


I disagree.  Not a vet here though.  That was most likely someone's pet that escaped or was released.  It doesn't appear unhealthy or abused.  It didn't swim over for sure.  Ugly yes but they are known for that.  Some zoo may have wanted it.  Or maybe not however it was worth checking out before killing it.
 
2018-04-16 11:10:55 PM  
That cop was incredibly lucky to get away with only a few scratches.
 
2018-04-16 11:15:19 PM  

BlueBox: walkerhound: Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.

As a foreign animal disease veterinarian, I can without a doubt, no frigging question, say that this pig represents the single biggest threat to the health of farmed animals in perhaps the past 20 years.  Maybe 50.

You trollin'

I disagree.  Not a vet here though.  That was most likely someone's pet that escaped or was released.  It doesn't appear unhealthy or abused.  It didn't swim over for sure.  Ugly yes but they are known for that.  Some zoo may have wanted it.  Or maybe not however it was worth checking out before killing it.


Guy/gal says they're a foreign animal disease vet, explain why this could have been a catastrophe, and the first things out of your mouth are that you disagree, and that you're not a vet?
I hope your reply would be that you're a pathogen specialist working in the CDC or something.
 
2018-04-16 11:18:35 PM  
Could he clear the savanna after every meal?
 
2018-04-16 11:36:53 PM  
You know what really grinds my gears? When you're giving an animal health presentation to a private interest and some yokel, or worse yet a politician, stands up and says "I disagree with you because of something I read in the Facebook comments."  Save it, you're undermining the work of dedicated scientists, who don't even like bacon, trying to help you idiots out.
 
2018-04-16 11:56:49 PM  
... authorities can't find Hillary ...
 
2018-04-16 11:58:23 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: ... authorities can't find Hillary ...


Or your mama.....
 
2018-04-17 12:06:42 AM  

Skeleton Man: Veterinarians for FWC chose to euthanize the warthog because they wanted to examine the carcass for disease, Parrish said.

I farking hate humans. He wasn't scared of people, was friendly when he was offered food. He was just lost and trying to survive. So they killed him and turned him into a science project.

Seriously. Fark humans.


I tend to picture some old farker (male, female, it doesn't matter) calling and raising hell because they're uncomfortable with an animal acting "unusual".

This type of person overlaps with a pit-bull owner, who calls management on someone else's boxer/pit mix and snitches them off for having a banned breed.. while bribing said management. Pretty much the lowest, most contemptible waste of space, which would be better taken up by more compassion and less mean-spirited self-interest.
 
2018-04-17 12:21:53 AM  
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2018-04-17 12:44:43 AM  
I heard once that there's a law in Florida that says there's no such thing as wild boar within the state lines. Apparently in the olden days, as the story went, there was such a problem with people killing farmed pigs and claiming that they thought it was a boar, that they passed the law. I never looked it up and I doubt it's true. But I'd like to believe that there's a law saying there's no such thing as wild boar in Florida.
 
2018-04-17 01:10:08 AM  

sxacho: I heard once that there's a law in Florida that says there's no such thing as wild boar within the state lines. Apparently in the olden days, as the story went, there was such a problem with people killing farmed pigs and claiming that they thought it was a boar, that they passed the law. I never looked it up and I doubt it's true. But I'd like to believe that there's a law saying there's no such thing as wild boar in Florida.


They've had wild boar in Florida for a long long time
 
2018-04-17 01:20:25 AM  

stvdallas: Warthog?

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This. This is why I Fark.
 
2018-04-17 01:59:40 AM  

sxacho: I heard once that there's a law in Florida that says there's no such thing as wild boar within the state lines. Apparently in the olden days, as the story went, there was such a problem with people killing farmed pigs and claiming that they thought it was a boar, that they passed the law. I never looked it up and I doubt it's true. But I'd like to believe that there's a law saying there's no such thing as wild boar in Florida.


Yeah, no. At least in 1973 when I was a kid there. I saw more than one.
 
2018-04-17 02:45:12 AM  

SeaMan Stainz: [i.perezhilton.com image 450x552]


That's a hedgehog.
 
2018-04-17 03:22:13 AM  

LittleSmitty: I wonder if it could cross breed with a feral hog?


Read that as "I wonder if I could cross breed with a feral hog?"
 
2018-04-17 07:56:08 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: LittleSmitty: I wonder if it could cross breed with a feral hog?

Read that as "I wonder if I could cross breed with a feral hog?"


I had a vasectomy, so I doubt it.
 
2018-04-17 08:03:54 AM  

sxacho: I heard once that there's a law in Florida that says there's no such thing as wild boar within the state lines. Apparently in the olden days, as the story went, there was such a problem with people killing farmed pigs and claiming that they thought it was a boar, that they passed the law. I never looked it up and I doubt it's true. But I'd like to believe that there's a law saying there's no such thing as wild boar in Florida.


Sorta. There was a time when hogs weren't necessarily pen-raised, but free-ranged. Rather than brand them, as one would do with horses/cattle, the owners would cut the pigs' ears in a distinctive fashion as a way of identifying theirs versus yours. Back around 1900, or so, there was an incident in Levy County where a fella killed a hog, claiming it was wild. Neighbor up the road said, "Nuh-uh. That's mine." In good Florida fashion, it resulted in an exchange of gunfire. They all wound up in front of a judge who, if I remember correctly, decided in favor of the "Nuh-uh, it's mine" guy. Plenty of hogs running loose in the area, but most had been caught and cut at some point which gave claiming rights to folks. Don't recall if there was actual legislation, or just a ruling from the bench as to "Ain't no wild hogs in Florida."

Had an elderly neighbor in Gulf Hammock (Levy Co., FL) whose family was part of that event. According to her, there was "bad blood" for several years afterwards.  Seems as though Carl Hiassen may have written about it.
 
2018-04-17 08:38:43 AM  

ongbok: Clemkadidlefark: ... authorities can't find Hillary ...

Or your mama.....


I thought the warthog was his mom. Or it was the woman whose nickname is McDonald's since her legs form arches and a billion have been served.
 
2018-04-17 09:10:50 AM  
At least he wasn't waiting for a fellow African at a Starbucks in Philly
 
2018-04-17 10:21:32 AM  
What a war Thog might look like:

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2018-04-17 11:18:25 AM  

iToad: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?

It's Florida. I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't already happened.


Lions? You just don't understand Florida.

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RELEASE THE COUGARS!

 
2018-04-17 12:08:34 PM  

InebriatedMuppetBuddhist: iToad: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?

It's Florida. I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't already happened.

Lions? You just don't understand Florida.

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RELEASE THE COUGARS!


You think those are all mid-life cougars, but due to the Florida sun, those are all actually 21 year olds.
 
2018-04-17 12:38:14 PM  
This needs a sad tag.
 
2018-04-17 12:40:28 PM  

ObscureNameHere: InebriatedMuppetBuddhist: iToad: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?

It's Florida. I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't already happened.

Lions? You just don't understand Florida.

[img.fark.net image 400x300]
RELEASE THE COUGARS!

You think those are all mid-life cougars, but due to the Florida sun, those are all actually 21 year olds.


Ha! Found the native. I was looking for more leather skinned examples, but there's only so much google image searching I'm willing to risk doing at work.
 
2018-04-17 01:23:21 PM  

InebriatedMuppetBuddhist: ObscureNameHere: InebriatedMuppetBuddhist: iToad: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?

It's Florida. I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't already happened.

Lions? You just don't understand Florida.

[img.fark.net image 400x300]
RELEASE THE COUGARS!

You think those are all mid-life cougars, but due to the Florida sun, those are all actually 21 year olds.

Ha! Found the native. I was looking for more leather skinned examples, but there's only so much google image searching I'm willing to risk doing at work.


Ha!  Not native... .but have met Floridians. :)
 
2018-04-17 07:10:49 PM  

InebriatedMuppetBuddhist: iToad: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why not just release a pride of lions to catch the warthog?

It's Florida. I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't already happened.

Lions? You just don't understand Florida.

[img.fark.net image 400x300]
RELEASE THE COUGARS!


Release the harriettes.
 
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