Skip to comments.Forest Service considering explosives to get rid of frozen cows in Colorado mountain cabin
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 couldnt 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 werent smart enough to find their way out.
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One of Dave Barry’s funniest columns ever was about that exploding whale!
OK, this is open for a lot of ideas!
What can possibly go wrong here?
I have long held there is not a problem in the world that cannot be solved by the proper application of explosives.
I seem to remember government officials some years ago using explosives to dispose of a dead whale that had washed up on a beach. The blast had some unintended consequences ...primarily huge chunks of decayed whale being blown as much as a mile away and onto bystanders and news crews. I believe the news video of the exploding whale is still available somewhere on the Internet.
Let me guess.. some of the NOW gang went up for a mountain getaway, ate a couple hogs and a bushel of potatoes for a snack and couldn't fit back out the cabin door to fetch firewood...
Your comment about leaving the door open for an efficient way to resolve the problem of frozen cows reminds me of a story from the early days of the U. S. space program.
Seems that early on, the Russian and American astronauts discovered that ink pens didnt work in zero gravity. So, true to form, the U. S. government (NASA) organized one of those big government crash projects, spending billions of dollars and years of effort to successfully design an ink pen that works in space.
Upon hearing of the successful American, one of the Russian astronauts laughed and said something to the effect, stupid Americans, we just started taking pencils into space!
I guess that that just proves, yet again, that if you really want to screw something up, ask the government for help.
As an aside. While driving in Colorado, one winter. Id see all the Open Range signs. I think huh? Well, about that time I darn near struck a 1,800 frozen-dead steer laying across the road, stiff as a frozen rope. Kinda sets you aback! Poor, poor Ferdinan. On my return trip about a week later the steer was gone. I doubt any rancher paid to have a dead animal hauled off. Nature’s way!
If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.
I’ll show them “pink slime”!
Usually. But come on, isn’t putting a cow through a woodchipper on your bucket list?
It got marked off back in ‘08.
Good times ..............
In one they didn’t even kill the cow first, that was just plain sick.
It makes me think of the famous exploding hale video, where they blew up the beached whale carcass and instead of flinging the whale back out to sea it shattered it into hunks of blubber that rained down everywhere.
I’m in Colorado but I know that horses that drop dead on outfitting trips in Montana are routinely blown up so Griz won’t be attracted. I’ve seen the spec paper with a drawing and instructions. They use several hundred sticks and when done properly the horse simply disappears.
I knew you’d say that.
I read that headline over several times before deciding I was not losing my mind.
Oh G-d, I didn’t realize it was a link!
If you’re referring to the first one, I don’t think the cow is alive - just very freshly dead (so rigor mortis hasn’t set in), and is being shaken by the shredder. Some fool added the moos to the soundtrack.