Sunday, July 8, 2018

Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve

*burp*
Mod: It was a bad day in the Rhino horn business. 

Lions eat suspected rhino poachers on game reserve (The Hill link): At least two suspected rhino poachers were mauled to death by a pride of lions on a South African game reserve, according to a report from the BBC. Rangers discovered the remains of at least two poachers, who were believed to have snuck on to the protected area, in a lion enclosure on the Sibuya reserve.

Nick Fox, the owner of the reserve, said rangers also found a “high powered rifle with a silencer, an ax, wire cutters and ... food supplies for a number of days,” in a press release shared on Facebook.

Fox said the supplies were “the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino[s] and removing their horns.”

He believed the suspected poachers entered the reserve sometime around late Sunday night. "They strayed into a pride of lions — it's a big pride so they didn't have too much time," Fox told AFP news agency. "We're not sure how many there were,” Fox continued. “There's not much left of them.”

Fox said an anti-poaching team arrived on the scene Tuesday and alerted local law enforcement to the remains. “Clearly, the poachers had walked into a pride of six lions and some, if not all had been killed,” Fox said.

“As it was already dark it was not possible to investigate the area until first light at which time we arranged for our vet to dart the entire pride of lions so that Police forensic teams assisted by our Anti-poaching unit could comb the immediate area for clues,” Fox added.

Fox said it was unclear exactly how many poachers may have been killed.

“At this stage it is not clear exactly how many poachers were killed but the Police forensic team continue to investigate.”

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47 comments:

  1. Do you suppose the same type of activity could befall 'bad politicians' here in the USA? In the year 2018?

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  2. I get it, the POACHERS are the BUILDING Industry coming into Sierra Madre. The Tattler always has an angle.

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  3. Rhino horn. Backed by amber mine.

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  4. Thank you Mod, finally a story that we can sink our teeth into.

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  5. I get it, within the natural order of this world, justice has been served.
    Man vs Lion, the pride won.

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  6. Hopefully Preserve SM wins here. It's a never ending army attacking the Preservation of Sierra Madre.

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    1. It's mostly being done by the same Tea Party losers that gave us Measure D.

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  7. Just desserts. Too funny.

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  8. 8:37am.& 8:45am. Will you explain your views, clariety works best.
    Sierra Madre does have Mountain Lions, and they are Federally protected.
    Measure D? Do you mean the repeal of paying the 10% UUT Tax?
    Obviously resident's dont mind paying more to live in Sierra Madre.

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  9. 6:59, a good funny.

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  10. I don't get it - 6:59.

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  11. "It's" mostly being done by the Dirt's.
    Hypothetically 845am would be the #1 poacher and dirt.
    Good thing the Lions are protecting the
    Town.

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    1. The Tea Party sees no reason to control development in town. And judging by the miserable performance of Measure D, that "lion" has no teeth.

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  12. Hence we have a new law, 'Law of the Political Jungle' get eating or be eaten?

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  13. Stop China's Intellect Theft.
    China is showing the United States that if we are friendly we will be devoured.

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    1. Kind of like Trump adding a trillion dollars in debt in less than a year. Most of it borrowed from China.

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    2. Quit crying

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    3. Some people love America. You love Trump.

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  14. The heat has gotten to the critical thinking centers of the brain for some of the commenters here today.

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  15. 2:38PM. Tisk, tisk, tisk.
    Obama added 9 trillion in deficit while he was in office.
    Simplify for y o u , breaking it down, basically saying, China holds our US debts, so how can we loose?

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    1. So you're saying Trump is no better than Obama? How many porn stars sued Barack?

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    2. Obama inherited a deficit of $1 trillion for the 2009 year budget passed before he became President. He inherited a destroyed economy with lower tax tax receipts due to lower income, coupled with Bush tax "relief" to the rich. He also inherited 2 wars that continued to be fought.

      Obama had to spend our way out of the destroyed economy and back to prosperity. Obama also increased military spending--something the right used to demand prior to their Trump inspired capitulation to Moscow.

      Before someone points out the obvious, Obama could not have spent a dime without the Republican Congress passing the spending bills.

      And Republicans continue to spend, spend, spend. And cut, cut, cut taxes for the rich.

      Always fools. Now traitorous fools.

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    3. To make it simple for low information GOP voters, always remember the rather short, easy reading question posted by Mod at the sidebar:

      "Whoever could have guessed that a reality TV star with no government experience, 6 bankruptcies, 5 kids from 3 marriages, 11 charges of sexual assault, and 4000+ lawsuits would turn out this bad?"

      Now imagine how many years of investigations Obama would have suffered if he had just 1 bankruptcy. Or if he had just 1 lawsuit for failing to pay an employee or contractor. Or if he had just 1 adulterous affair or 1 divorce. Or if he had just 1 charge of sexual assault.

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    4. The big news this week is Trump and Putin finally got a room.

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    5. Dear coward:

      Bush’s false-premise invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have cost trillions of dollars. There’s where your deficit came from.

      Oh, and by the way, the republicans controlled congress passes the budget, it the president

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    6. Huh. Some of the Tea Nuts posting here are saying the same things. Must be a coincidence.

      Russian Bots Linked To Viral Twitter Attacks On 'Hateful' Dems - It what may be an early onslaught of Kremlin-linked Twitter attacks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, Russia bots appear to be fueling a wave of criticism against Democrats in part over a lack of “civility” and intimidation in political confrontations, according to bot trackers.

      Attacks with the hashtag #WalkAway purport to be from a “grassroots” wave of one-time Democrats who have left the party in part because they say they are so incensed by the hateful and divisive behavior of party members. The message is to “walk away” from ugly confrontations, “intolerance” and hate — and from the Democratic Party.

      But the hashtag has been connected to Russian bots. It has ranked as the third or fourth most popular Kremlin-linked hashtag for days, according to bot tracking by the Hamilton 68 site run by the bipartisan Alliance for Securing Democracy, which keeps tabs on Russian activity on the American internet.

      Arc Digital has made the same connection in the “strikingly similar” tweets pushing a “familiar narrative” of Democratic “bullying.” Arc traced the campaign from a Facebook group in May and subsequent tweets whose traffic suddenly began to explode late last month.

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-bots-linked-to-viral-attacks-over-rude-dems_us_5b414945e4b05127ccf2d083

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  16. Dear Sex on the brain 3:13PM, the porn stars are still suing! Barry Obama is using his hush funds.

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    1. Stop lying. Nobody believes you.

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  17. 3:08 has a goatee

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    1. Certainly not a lion’s mane

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    2. More like a beanie with a propeller.

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  18. The heat has addled your brain.
    The Obama WH had the most sexist administration to date, the "fake" journalist just ignored reports.
    Voting for the first non Politician was the right thing to do, get over your Trump Derangement syndrome.
    With your math, Obama "inherited" 1 trillion subtract 9 trillion = 8 TRILLION on his watch.
    Clinton got the US into WAR, both of them.
    Obama cut the military spending, the lowest it has ever been.
    Now you realize why a non Politician is so popular for the majority of Americans.
    Your lack of critical thinking divides the country into Dems vs GOP, no one "wins".
    You are correct, this Congress stinks, has for forty years.
    Oh, i never saw a dime in my pocket with Obama Administration, i am satisfied with my tax cuts.

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    1. "The Obama WH had the most sexist administration to date, the "fake" journalist just ignored reports."

      Can you supply some examples and cites? Otherwise I am going to assume you're just talking out of your ass, as usual.

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    2. The Republican Congress produced all of the spending bills, fool. The rest of what you say consists of half-truths and error.

      Militant ignorance and belief in whatever pops into your head is far too often celebrated among RWNJs like you.

      Get over the fact that a black man was president.

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    3. Trump's appeal to a lot of whites is his racial intolerance.

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    4. The revisionist trolls are out in force today. I wonder how many hits from Russia we got today.

      Beware of poachers

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    5. 4:49 still searching for weapons of mass destruction and stocking up on tamiflu

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    6. Obama administration allowed my to keep my house during the Bush recession

      I don’t vote for him the first time but obama was the steady we needed

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  19. 6:29 - why do you continue to say President Obama is black? He identifies with both of his parents.
    Stop your racial fake rage.

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    1. Stop lying.

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    2. 6:29 is the local lazy see-through racist

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    3. I think you meant to say 8:27 is. 6:29 was on track.

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    4. You’re right, I did. Thx

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    5. Like I said: Get over it.

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