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Famed rescue penguin 'Happy Feet' released back into wild may have been eaten, scientists fear
NY Daily News ^ | 9-13-11 | Lukas I. Alpert

Posted on 09/13/2011 8:31:44 PM PDT by dynachrome

The heart-warming story of a wayward emperor penguin that was rescued in New Zealand may not have a happy ending.

Scientists who released the penguin back into the ocean say the signal from a tracking device has stopped and they fear the bird has been eaten.

But they still are holding out hope that the device just fell off the penguin who has been dubbed "Happy Feet."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: happyfeet; happymeal; penquin; sushi; tasteslikechicken
The beauty of nature.

I chuckled, Lord forgive me.

1 posted on 09/13/2011 8:31:49 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

I feel sorry for the penguin.

Just another example of where the road paved with good intentions lead.

I don’t know what they were thinking when they released the poor penguin all by itself in the middle of nowhere.

If they had any sense, they would have put it into a nice zoo with a bunch of other penguins to live a long, happy life.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 8:34:58 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: dynachrome
The heart-warming story of a wayward emperor penguin that was rescued in New Zealand may not have a happy ending.

It was a happy ending for the varmint that ate him.

3 posted on 09/13/2011 8:35:16 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Another critter got a meal that kept them alive.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 8:36:34 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
So did I....We're all going to hell.

We need NCIS and Hawaii Five O and CSI Miami.....NOW!!!!

5 posted on 09/13/2011 8:38:10 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dynachrome
Image and video hosting by TinyPic Happy Feet....meet Happy Meal.
6 posted on 09/13/2011 8:38:22 PM PDT by festusbanjo (This is what happens when you hire a guy to run the country that hadn't run anything but his mouth)
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To: dynachrome

The least they could have done was release him near a bunch of penguins


7 posted on 09/13/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: dynachrome

I guess they can now call him “Happy Meal”.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 8:39:53 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Clairity
They could have put him amongst a Penguin population.

What a stupid thing to do....just shove him in the water and expect him to find his way. He was lost in the first place.

Bottom line....The whole damn release was totally experimental...because it makes no sense.

9 posted on 09/13/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jonty30

“release him near a bunch of penguins”

Maybe the scientists felt the polar bears added diversity to his life?

;)


10 posted on 09/13/2011 8:43:24 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
"Mr. Powers, you will notice all the sharks have laser attached to their head, I believe every creature deserves a warm meal!"
11 posted on 09/13/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: dynachrome

dang. someone didn’t like “sushi” as a keyword.

(thanks, admin, for putting the full title up. My copy and paste mechanism must have broke)


12 posted on 09/13/2011 8:45:22 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

13 posted on 09/13/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dynachrome

I followed the story closely, and I’d definitely of eaten him!


14 posted on 09/13/2011 8:46:27 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: dynachrome

Too bad one of the eco-freaks wasn’t there to fight the nearly extinct polar bear for the Happy (Meal) Feet.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 8:48:05 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: dynachrome

Reminds me of an incident 15 hrs ago when the well intentioned folks in Hutchinson KS relocated Prairie Dogs from a field slated for a ball diamond. The poor dogs were eaten by the badgers at their new home LOL !


16 posted on 09/13/2011 8:52:16 PM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: Clairity

” - - - If they had any sense, they would have put it into a nice zoo with a bunch of other penguins to live a long, happy life. - - - “

Let me see now, - - - zoo, or chomp?

Zoo or CHOMP !!!

OKAY ! Zoo it is!

Reality, what a concept !


17 posted on 09/13/2011 8:55:45 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: dynachrome
Rescued Dolphin eaten by shark
18 posted on 09/13/2011 8:58:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We still hold these truths to be self-evident...)
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To: Clairity

Yep I was thinking releasing him back was not a good idea.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 8:59:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: dynachrome
The Surprises in Life
20 posted on 09/13/2011 9:01:28 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Can we ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Easily. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.)
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To: Man from Oz

Two cats and one dog missing in my neighborhood, currently. Sad, but the coyotes seem to thrive for some reason.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 9:06:46 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

fin lickin good


22 posted on 09/13/2011 9:07:40 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Where the heck do you find all your pictures?!


23 posted on 09/13/2011 9:15:16 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: OrangeHoof

That is SO BAD—and hilarious!


24 posted on 09/13/2011 9:26:17 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It was a happy ending for the varmint that ate him.

Scientists who released the penguin back into the ocean say the signal from a tracking device has stopped and they fear the bird has been eaten.

I have a question for them. Did the tracking device help a varmint track him?

25 posted on 09/13/2011 9:48:20 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Razz Barry

“I have a question for them. Did the tracking device help a varmint track him? “

Well, if the shark had a radio receiver capable of receiving the proper frequencies and decoding the location information and displaying it on a screen, then YES I am sure the tracking device helped the the varmint track him.


26 posted on 09/13/2011 9:54:18 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym
Well, if the shark had a radio receiver capable of receiving the proper frequencies and decoding the location information and displaying it on a screen, then YES I am sure the tracking device helped the the varmint track him.

Why would you think sharks, or other predators, would not have built in receivers?

27 posted on 09/13/2011 10:06:37 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: dynachrome

I guess he tasted like chicken.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 10:41:51 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Razz Barry

It may have slowed down the penguin enough so that whatever ate him could catch up.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 2:38:36 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: Talisker

Mostly google images :-) In this case I just googled “Orca eats Penguin”.


30 posted on 09/14/2011 4:14:19 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Being the baby of the family has its drawbacks. :)


31 posted on 09/14/2011 4:22:58 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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