What's with the big tent thing? It's not like it's some crime scene where they have to call in CSI. Cop shot an animal. I understand why it's a big story, don't understand why it's a big deal for the authorities.
You mean the greenhouse on the property?Quote:
What's with the big tent thing?
"NUh uh! It was just a big house cat, nothing to see here!" - Iowa DNR
Wow...that is pretty scary.....lucky no one was hurt, etc.
On a side note, if I'm that "greenhouse" owner, I'm seeing if I can stuff that thing to drive business to my struggling greenhouse. :twitcy:
In before the "why didn't they use a tranquilizer" crowd shows up.
There is a dog in my neighborhood that I wish the cops would do the same thing.
I'm not a tree hugger or anything but why do they have to kill them? Couldn't they tranquilize and relocate it?
EDIT: Oops. I guess I'm in the why couldn't they tranquilize it crowd now. No, but seriously, it's an honest question. I'm not an animal rights activist and I have no problem with hunting or any of that.
I'll address the tranquilize question.
How many police officers carry tranquilizers? Zero.
Don't think they will wait for Blank Park Zoo to answer their need.
Jack Hanna, the wildlife expert, addresses the issue well when all those animals were lose in Ohio:
Jack Hanna on Zanesville, Ohio, Animals: ‘We Would Have Had Carnage’ - ABC News
Obviously the "night" aspect is specific to this case but the rest of it holds true.Quote:
Hanna said tranquilizing wild animals is not as easy as many people believe.
“I’ve been out all over the world tranquilizing animals,” he said. “Can you imagine trying to tranquilize an animal in the dark. Fine, we have a spotlight. We hit it. You don’t know exactly: Did you hit a muscle? Did you hit a bone? If you hit the bone, the plunger might not work and put the medicine in. So what do we do? Then we send a veterinarian or the sheriff up there to see if the animal is down, right? What’s gonna happen if the animal is just sitting there not even asleep? You’re dead.”
Local police are not trained in proper usage of tranquilizers.
I thought all of the cougars were on the West side...