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Killer hippo shot dead at Munyonyo
The New Visioin ^ | June 6, 2010 | Gerald Tenywa

Posted on 06/07/2010 2:51:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack

Residents of Kawuku-Gaba sharing the meat of the hippo that was killed on Sunday

THE hippo, which has been terrorising residents in the Lake Victoria belt at Munyonyo, has been killed by rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

UWA’s head ranger Paul Naluma, who camped with a colleague at Bunga village, killed the hippo at 6:30am on Sunday.

“It was a response to public outcry and advice from the Inspector General of Police,” Naluma said.

The hippo is blamed for the death of two brothers who were fishing on the lake on Friday night.

On the same night, the hippo is said to have killed an cow on a farm belonging to Katende at Bunga.

The team from the wildlife authority, assisted by a professional hunter, beheaded the carcass and took the head for cleaning and mounting as a trophy, according to Naluma.

As the UWA team was removing the head, people struggled for the meat. They overpowered the team that was against eating the meat before inspection by a veterinary doctor.

“We lost control and people descended on the carcass, chopping it into pieces,” said Naluma. “Even the policemen who were deployed at the scene were fighting to get a share of the meat.”

UWA’s acting director Sam Mwandha said wild animals harbour diseases that can be passed on to human beings.

“The team on the ground went against our instructions,” said Mwandha. “Meat has to be inspected and declared safe for human consumption.”

Asked whether the population at Munyonyo is now safe and what the long-term plan for the hippos is, Mwandha said there is need to create awareness.

“The hippos are not a problem, they survive on grass.” said Mwandha. “The problem comes when the fishermen get too close to the mother hippos with babies. We have not done a count to establish the numbers, but we suspect they could be about five.”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: hippo; hungry; rampage

1 posted on 06/07/2010 2:51:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: shibumi; JoeProBono

You know what to do :-)


2 posted on 06/07/2010 2:52:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Damn! First she has to retire and now this.


3 posted on 06/07/2010 2:53:10 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Joe 6-pack

4 posted on 06/07/2010 2:53:33 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Some terrorist you can eat after you kill them.
5 posted on 06/07/2010 2:54:30 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Joe 6-pack

(Had this one on the back burner)


6 posted on 06/07/2010 2:56:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: byteback

my first glance/take at the headline had me seeing killer hippie


7 posted on 06/07/2010 2:57:43 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Monkey Face

Hippo ping!


8 posted on 06/07/2010 3:01:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Be nice to venomous snakes. They only want to eat a mouse!)
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To: JRios1968

9 posted on 06/07/2010 3:02:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Tax-chick

10 posted on 06/07/2010 3:04:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: norraad

Musta’ been a pit hippo.


11 posted on 06/07/2010 3:12:22 PM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound. He's dead now.)
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To: Tax-chick; NicknamedBob

I’m SOOOO ...um... edified. (As if I didn’t know the hippo was deadlier than the croc...)

Just, please, don’t make me eat it...*gag*


12 posted on 06/07/2010 3:35:51 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Monkey Face

Once we fire up the grill, meat is meat, and you’d never know where it came from.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 3:37:57 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Be nice to venomous snakes. They only want to eat a mouse!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Tastes like chicken.


14 posted on 06/07/2010 3:40:23 PM PDT by Joy in the Journey (For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. I Corinthians 14:33)
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To: Tax-chick

Unless you have guests who REALLY want to know!

Of course, you could lie, as my host did in Pak, and tell me that the goat kabob I was eating was really bovine....


15 posted on 06/07/2010 3:43:36 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: norraad

16 posted on 06/07/2010 3:44:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Joe 6-pack

How did I know this was you before I checked? :)


17 posted on 06/07/2010 3:52:08 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: definitelynotaliberal
"How did I know this was you before I checked? :)"

Lucky glass?


18 posted on 06/07/2010 3:56:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Monkey Face
Just, please, don’t make me eat it...*gag*

I dunno. Might be good. I could see a nice hippo steak, grilled on an open fire, perhaps served with baked potato. Maybe a little cole slaw on the side.

19 posted on 06/07/2010 4:00:51 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

(Finding the nearest pair of combat boots, unihabited by sox and ~~ ROWLF!!!!)

Could I have a drink of something really nasty, like Heiniken, to wash my mouth out?

(Thanks...)


20 posted on 06/07/2010 4:11:29 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Monkey Face

21 posted on 06/07/2010 4:13:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

*URP* (I’m trying to be a lady, here, and you’re NOT helping.) *eep*

*SPEWWWWWWWWWWWW*


22 posted on 06/07/2010 4:16:35 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: 6SJ7

23 posted on 06/07/2010 4:19:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JRios1968; Monkey Face; Tax-chick; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; ...
Having once consumed the Meat of the Hippo

You will then be able to channel

The Hippo Within


24 posted on 06/07/2010 7:16:01 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

*rowlf*


25 posted on 06/07/2010 7:21:42 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: shibumi

26 posted on 06/07/2010 7:21:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: byteback

LOL!


27 posted on 06/07/2010 7:23:28 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: JoeProBono

Electric fence?

It would be quicker!


28 posted on 06/07/2010 7:27:59 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: JoeProBono

Now there is a hippo who really loves his job!


29 posted on 06/07/2010 10:39:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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