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Mob Torches Belize Crocodile Sanctuary
UPI ^ | Sept. 9, 2010

Posted on 09/20/2010 4:06:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An American couple says the crocodile preserve they ran in Belize was burned down by a mob of locals who were apparently inspired by a psychic.

Vincent and Cherie Rose, formerly of Aspen, Colo., said about 100 angry Mayans stormed their compound in Punta Gora over the weekend after a local psychic told them the Roses had kidnapped two local children and fed them to the crocs.

"I'm going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village that's responsible for destroying our lives and our not-for-profit crocodile sanctuary," Rose told the Aspen Times.

The newspaper said Thursday that the Roses had relocated to Belize in 2004 and opened the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary as a haven from poachers. About 17 of the reptiles were in the 36-acre sanctuary when the crowd attacked.

The psychic has since been arrested for telling fraudulent fortunes, but no arrests have been made in the torching of the Roses' compound.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: belize; crocodile; hippies; psychic

1 posted on 09/20/2010 4:06:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t mess with the Mayans.


2 posted on 09/20/2010 4:09:40 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a pit bull.)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, helluva lousy sanctuary...


3 posted on 09/20/2010 4:10:29 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL!


4 posted on 09/20/2010 4:10:46 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village that’s responsible for destroying our lives and our not-for-profit crocodile sanctuary,” Rose told the Aspen Times. “

Good luck with that. Belize ain’t the USA, moonbat.


5 posted on 09/20/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village”
Uhhh.... Yeah.... Sure....

Why do obviously liberal people always think the rest of the world plays bt American rules?
Talk about naive


6 posted on 09/20/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: dainbramaged
"I'm going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village that's responsible"

Yeah, that's a good idea.

Take 'em for all they're worth.

7 posted on 09/20/2010 4:12:32 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: nickcarraway
The scary thing is that it isn't that big a stretch for the story to become:

A mob of angry Mayans Environmentalists burned down a crocodile sanctuarylocal business because a psychic Al Gore told them that it was responsible for two missing children global warming.

8 posted on 09/20/2010 4:13:54 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: dainbramaged
Yeah, you don't wanna sue them.

Get a bunch of cool crocodile costumes and mess with the Mayan's minds.

9 posted on 09/20/2010 4:17:19 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: nickcarraway

But I thought that the “indigenous pipples” and Mother Nature’s Living Things were all united in an unbreakable bond against the Foreign White Devil? [/sarcasm]


10 posted on 09/20/2010 4:20:25 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Sof davar hakol nishma`; 'et-Ha'Eloqim yera' ve'et-mitzvotayv shemor, ki-zeh kol-ha'adam.)
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To: nickcarraway

This might be a silly question, but were any local children actually missing?

If I was charged with feeding children to crocodiles, I’d be sure to ask that question of my accuser.


11 posted on 09/20/2010 4:24:55 PM PDT by redheadtoo
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To: nickcarraway

“Punta Gora”.

I’m pretty sure that’s “Punta Gorda” (Fat Point) on the southern tip of Belize. I was there some 40 years ago. Most of Belizean’s population is Negro, but the very south has a lot of Mayans.


12 posted on 09/20/2010 4:29:29 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

Typo: Most of Belize’s population...


13 posted on 09/20/2010 4:30:24 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nickcarraway

OH NOES!!!!

14 posted on 09/20/2010 4:30:34 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (Pablo is very wily)
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m going to get a lawyer and sue the Mayan village that’s responsible”

How American leftist,,,


15 posted on 09/20/2010 4:30:53 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: tcrlaf

Yep they sound like naive liberals.

They think they can sue an entire village of people for the crime committed? I can’t believe this.

Yes I’m sure they will learn that 3rd world justice isn’t in the same place as American justice.

I sure wonder what the collective net worth of the villagers is whom they hope to sue. I wonder how much in damages they could really collect.

Naive is right!!


16 posted on 09/20/2010 4:34:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tcrlaf; headstamp 2

Belize is an English speaking Commonwealth country. They would file a suit under statutory law, or under English Common Law which is the basis of Belize’s legal system.

http://www.belizelaw.org/CJEI/Belize/index.html

Belize is not your average Central American country.


17 posted on 09/20/2010 4:36:42 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sue the village with one hand and crap in the other and see which one fills up.


18 posted on 09/20/2010 4:38:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway
Mob Torches Belize Crocodile Sanctuary

Nice crocodile sanctuary you got here. Be a shame if something happened to it...

19 posted on 09/20/2010 4:43:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: nickcarraway

Woody allen voice: “That’s it. I’m getting a, uh, a loy-ah!”


20 posted on 09/20/2010 4:46:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Celtic Cross

“Look at them snappers” - “Romancing the Stone”

I think this story is a “croc”.


21 posted on 09/20/2010 4:46:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.insta-gatorranch.com/

Instead of a crocodile farm, they should have had an alligator hatchery. (I just love the name, Insta-Gator)


22 posted on 09/20/2010 4:48:41 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: nickcarraway

When asked “Should we let the crocodiles live?” you should have heard all the Maya nays.


23 posted on 09/20/2010 4:55:46 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t say they were Jews, did he?
Sounds like something somebody would blame on Jews to rile up the natives.
Maybe the Mayans never heard of Jews though and wouldn’t get it.


24 posted on 09/20/2010 5:10:06 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Sound like typical whuney libs...Thank goodness they havent drifted into Colombia yet. But they are all over Central America.


25 posted on 09/20/2010 5:20:29 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I bet the village cook is an anti-Semite. You don’t just cook a hamburger like that on accident.


26 posted on 09/20/2010 5:35:45 PM PDT by Spike Knotts
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