Stern should watch his back when visiting Chimney Manor South...

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  1. PelicanWig

    PelicanWig Beautiful Soup

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    Throats slit, Florida pelicans dying in serial slashings

    By By Letitia Stein | Reuters – 2 hours 51 minutes

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Brown pelicans with slit throat poaches have been washing up this month in south Florida, triggering community outcry as authorities investigate what they suspect are serial slashings.
    About 10 birds have died, and another four were injured, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The culprit apparently used a knife to slit the large gullets beneath their beaks, spokesman Robert Dube said.
    The birds use the oversized poaches to swallow fish skimmed from the water. Once slashed, they can starve to death.
    "It's a slow, agonizing death for these animals," Dube said.
    The maimed pelicans have been turning up around the lower Florida Keys, located in the southernmost part of the state.
    State wildlife officers are seeking tips about the slayings, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is also investigating.
    While no longer endangered, brown pelicans are protected by state regulations and the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Perpetrators can face fines and even jail time for harming the birds.
    Local residents have been offering reward money since officials issued an alert last week about the deaths.
    Wildlife officers suspect teenagers or irate fishermen could be behind the attacks. During winter months, the region also sees many part-time residents from northern states, Dube said.
    "Right now we are at a loss," he said. "We love our critters down here in the Keys. It's caused a lot of concern."
     
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    Beer Chugger Well-Known Member

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    Are horses safe though?
     
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    Thikken Vaney What's everyone looking at?

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    Hello, I'm Misses Stern...

    A horse is a horse, of course of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course,
    that is of course, unless the horse, Is the famous Misses Stern!

    Go right to the source and ask the horse.
    She'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
    She's always on an unsteady course. Talk to Misses Stern.

    People yak-it-ti-yak a streak and waste your time of day, but Misses Stern will ALWAYS speak, even if she has nothing to say... A horse is a horse, of course of course, And this one will talk 'til her voice is hoarse.

    You never heard of a talking horse?

    Well, listen to this... I am Misses Stern.
     
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  4. Javaforgotme

    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Sounds like a new charity for Beth to hauk.

    Coming soon : the Pelican Bowl.
     
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