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Tasmanian devils feast on stolen meat
upi ^ | March. 23, 2013

Posted on 03/23/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono

HOBART, Australia,- Tasmanian devils at Australian wildlife sanctuaries Friday were fed meat that had been held as evidence of supermarket theft.

Detective Senior Constable Katrina Lane got permission to give the stolen meat to the devils, The (Hobart) Mercury reported. She said the meat, including ham, steak and other pricey cuts, was "wholly enjoyed and wolfed down" by the dog-sized marsupials at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and other refuges.

Lane, an animal lover, went to Bonorong to watch the devils eating.

"The meat, valued at $2,600, was stolen from various supermarkets around Hobart," she said. "It was later seized as evidence and kept in cold storage."

The devil, the largest surviving marsupial carnivore, was once common around Australia. The only surviving wild population is found in Tasmania, the island state south of Victoria, and the devils were classified as endangered in 2009.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: tasmaniandevil


1 posted on 03/23/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I want one to keep the teenagers outa my yard, and off my grass!


2 posted on 03/23/2013 7:51:22 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: JoeProBono
I remember being disappointed that they didn't really look like this:


3 posted on 03/23/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: JoeProBono

They seemed so much nicer on Saturday mornings when I was growing up.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: fidelis


5 posted on 03/23/2013 7:56:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I would not pick one of those up.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 8:02:32 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: JoeProBono

Look like a cross between a bear and an opossum.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT by fso301
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To: JoeProBono

If you’ve never heard one, here’s a treat: http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=387


8 posted on 03/23/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT by stormer
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9 posted on 03/23/2013 8:19:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Cute! The sad fact is the TD population is threatened by a facial tumor disease that prohibit their ability to eat and they end up starving - in some places as many as 90% of the critters have it.


10 posted on 03/23/2013 8:26:04 AM PDT by stormer
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11 posted on 03/23/2013 8:29:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: fso301
Look like a cross between a bear and an opossum.

They look more like representatives of the Democratic [sic] party to my eye, though I've to admit my sight isn't all it was in my youth.

12 posted on 03/23/2013 8:33:26 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: JoeProBono

Ham is not good for critters!


13 posted on 03/23/2013 9:03:54 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: JoeProBono

We could use more folks like this in Congress. Looking like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert.


14 posted on 03/23/2013 9:06:24 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: logic101.net


15 posted on 03/23/2013 9:07:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I think I’d want to stay on the other side of the wire fence, thankyouverymuch. That’s a mouth full of nasty teeth.


16 posted on 03/23/2013 10:19:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The Most Insidious Power The Corrupt, Criminal Media Has, Is The Power To Ignore The Truth.)
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To: stormer

That’s awful. Genetic disease?


17 posted on 03/23/2013 11:00:09 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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They're not really sure. It is a transmittable cancer of the peripheral nerves. When the animals are infected it alters their DNA. It is apparently 100% fatal, and it is suspected that the cancer genome is mutating so that it may infect other species - it's pretty horrible. The truly sad part is that TDs were almost wiped out by farmers, and only fairly recently had populations begun to rebound - but now, it's pretty grim.
18 posted on 03/23/2013 11:23:46 AM PDT by stormer
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To: JoeProBono

I love the little devils—reminds me of family reunions.


19 posted on 03/23/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: JoeProBono

They’re kind of cute.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 12:12:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoeProBono

We were at the Bonorong park last month. Of the two parks (Heals something in Melbourne) we were in, Bonorong was the neatest. You could walk among the animals. Well those that were safe to walk among.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 3:48:09 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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22 posted on 03/23/2013 3:51:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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