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Forest Service considering explosives to get rid of frozen cows in Colorado mountain cabin
WaPo ^ | 4/17/12 | AP

Posted on 04/17/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by ColdOne

DENVER — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn’t get out.

The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out.

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To: DemforBush
On the other hand, blowing up a frozen cow *is* kind of a cool idea.... ;-)

I'd bet there's an Air Force base within easy flying distance whose pilots could benefit from holding a live fire exercise. Two birds, six cows, one (HE) stone. :=)

51 posted on 04/17/2012 3:44:52 PM PDT by Bob
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To: ColdOne

“explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high “

So blow up the ranger cabin to get rid of the frozen carcasses?

Did they consider using a winch and some rope?


52 posted on 04/17/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: ColdOne; glorgau
They are going to need to call in an expert...


53 posted on 04/17/2012 4:21:56 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ahhh... the (mostly) humorous exploits of the Forest Service Agency Employees in CO... I never tire of this! LOL

Seriously though - are they trying to get “internet famous” surely they HAVE to know of the exploding whale that others have posted about, and what about risk of falling embers sparking another fire?

These folks are brilliant - I tell you what... ;)


54 posted on 04/17/2012 7:53:01 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (-)
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To: LibertyRocks

“You can’t professionalize if you don’t federalize.”


55 posted on 04/17/2012 8:01:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ColdOne

Whatever they decide to do, they MUST have a video of it....


56 posted on 04/18/2012 3:44:06 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Slings and Arrows
isn’t putting a cow through a woodchipper on your bucket list?

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Hmmmm....
:)
57 posted on 04/18/2012 3:53:14 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: ColdOne

Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out.....Sounds like a cold Joe Biden in a herd.


58 posted on 04/18/2012 4:17:56 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: ColdOne

Wandered in? How about a freezer for alien abducted pre-mutilated cattle?


59 posted on 04/18/2012 4:21:56 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Clay Moore

LOL! Perfect.


60 posted on 04/18/2012 4:22:14 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high “...Tell that damn ol’ Ranger that’s all he gets to eat until he retires.


61 posted on 04/18/2012 4:27:11 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: moose07

Yak yak yak...


62 posted on 04/18/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cpa4you
“stupid Americans, we just started taking pencils into space!”

Urban legend.

Using a pencil you see results in a lot of dust from the graphite crumbling.

Free floating particles in space around lots of delicate equipment is a very bad thing.

Which is the why of the space pen.

63 posted on 04/18/2012 8:47:03 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (In most cases, revenge is not a good thing. In other cases, it's the only thing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

[mu]
[BANG!]
[mu]


64 posted on 04/18/2012 9:02:21 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

Zen and the art of high explosives.


65 posted on 04/18/2012 9:55:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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