Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Culprit in Mysterious Elk Deaths Found
Life Science vai Yahoo ^ | 11/7/13 | Benjamin Radford

Posted on 11/08/2013 8:37:22 AM PST by Kartographer

A hunter stumbled upon a bizarre sight on a 75,000-acre ranch north of Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 27: the remains of more than 100 dead elk. Livestock deaths are not unusual, but so many animals dying off, and doing so in what seems to be under 24 hours, was puzzling to scientists.

Related StoriesOfficials with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish investigated the mysterious elk deaths and ruled out several possible causes for the elk deaths, including poachers, anthrax, lightning strikes, epizootic hemorrhagic disease (an often-fatal virus known to affect deer and other ruminants), botulism, poisonous plants, malicious poisoning and even some sort of industrial or agricultural accident.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: elk; livestock; newmexico; pondscum; wildlife; worstexcerptever

1 posted on 11/08/2013 8:37:22 AM PST by Kartographer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

New Mexico ping!


2 posted on 11/08/2013 8:37:47 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Pond scum of death


3 posted on 11/08/2013 8:40:08 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Yeah, sure. They always blame pond scum when...ALIENS...are involved.


4 posted on 11/08/2013 8:40:20 AM PST by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Billthedrill
not saying it was aliens
5 posted on 11/08/2013 8:43:23 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: thackney

Pond scum? So, it’s all Democrats’ fault?


6 posted on 11/08/2013 8:43:49 AM PST by MCH
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Billthedrill

Yes!!! did they inspect the elk anuses for large expanding satellite antennas that eject when the elk flatulate? [I KNOW that isn’t a word...but it should be.]


7 posted on 11/08/2013 8:44:22 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

IF...IF...if they would have only signed up for Obamacare!!! ;-)


8 posted on 11/08/2013 8:45:50 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer
Of course not. Did one single proctologist contribute to this report? I though NOT!

Pond scum. Weather balloons. Yeah, you guys can't fool us.

9 posted on 11/08/2013 8:46:30 AM PST by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: elkfersupper

Culprit in Mysterious Elk Deaths Found

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Elks are going missing? I’m blaming you. You have been putting on weight, haven’t you?


10 posted on 11/08/2013 8:47:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_mutilation#The_Lady.2FSnippy_mutilation


11 posted on 11/08/2013 8:47:59 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Billthedrill

I think THAT is the question !! Why is it that no Proctologists are included on the inspection/investigation teams. I mean, we are faced here with decades of stories about how Bubba here or Emily there got anally probed when abducted, and no one....no one has thought to wonder why.

I myself think a proctologist’s perspective on this matter would be extremely enlightening. It could be the difference between a squeak or a big BLAPPPP for all of us, couldn’t it?


12 posted on 11/08/2013 8:50:22 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

New Mexico has a thing about anuses (anii?)?


13 posted on 11/08/2013 8:50:38 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Gored by members of the Loyal Order of Moose.


14 posted on 11/08/2013 8:50:43 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Alex Murphy

Roswell is too far away for this to be aliens.

Although there have been some mighty unexplainable anal-probes in Demming, NM lately.

So perhaps they are spreading.


15 posted on 11/08/2013 8:52:03 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: TheThirdRuffian
....there have been some mighty unexplainable anal-probes in Demming, NM lately. So perhaps they are spreading.

Were any perforated dog bodies found among the elk carcasses?

16 posted on 11/08/2013 8:53:31 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Alex Murphy; Billthedrill
It was this guy.


17 posted on 11/08/2013 8:54:25 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Wonder what the fine to the rancher was for that one, or what the fine will be.


18 posted on 11/08/2013 8:55:24 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

I had to do what I had to do OK? Quit bustin' my balls over it!'

19 posted on 11/08/2013 8:56:39 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

i think it was those “odd fellows”.


20 posted on 11/08/2013 8:56:56 AM PST by left that other site (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
It's all frolicking and mating until the pond scum arrives!
21 posted on 11/08/2013 9:03:42 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Too sad. Magnificent, healthy animals brought down by blue-green algae.

Don’t they sell blue-green algae as a health aid for humans? Hopefully not the lethal-for-elk Anabaena flos-aquae.


22 posted on 11/08/2013 9:03:45 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer

23 posted on 11/08/2013 9:04:11 AM PST by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Col Freeper
"It's all frolicking and mating until the pond scum arrives!"

But then that's the way it is for everyone.
24 posted on 11/08/2013 9:07:41 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

I liked that episode....


25 posted on 11/08/2013 9:12:04 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Impy
Without A Paddle deer
26 posted on 11/08/2013 9:13:32 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer

It’s the first one.


27 posted on 11/08/2013 9:15:09 AM PST by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: TheThirdRuffian
Roswell is too far away for this to be aliens.

It's not that far from Dulce, NM, though. Lots of craziness reported there, too.

28 posted on 11/08/2013 9:29:42 AM PST by Disambiguator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Thanks!


29 posted on 11/08/2013 9:49:45 AM PST by CedarDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Just north of Chama I saw over two thousand Elk come down out of the trees to eat in the valley at dusk.
Sort of like in field of dreams..
WOW!


30 posted on 11/08/2013 10:12:39 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe Boucher

That must have been something to see!


31 posted on 11/08/2013 10:30:11 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

LOL, ain’t it the truth.


32 posted on 11/08/2013 10:56:25 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Disambiguator

Gack.

More alien BS for tourists. The fake Billy The Kid hideouts and extra grave are enough.


33 posted on 11/08/2013 10:58:43 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Not aliens. TEA Party’s fault.


34 posted on 11/08/2013 10:59:11 AM PST by YHAOS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: leapfrog0202

State road 17 about 5 miles or so north east of the city and maybe two miles from the Colorado state line.
Over the July 4th weekend 4 nights.
Each night there we drove up paralleling an old narrow gauge rail road just about dusk they start coming out. A valley about two or three miles across and you are on one side just watching and man o man what a most beautiful sight.
GOD does some really nice work.


35 posted on 11/08/2013 12:04:01 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Responsibility2nd

You only want to eat the healthy ones.


36 posted on 11/08/2013 12:42:30 PM PST by elkfersupper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Joe Boucher

Those elk are illegally crossing the border. I’ve always thought those animals read state hunting proclamations and know where they are safe. /sarc


37 posted on 11/08/2013 7:32:20 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
Culprit in Mysterious Elk Deaths Found

They got food poisoning at the Elks Club.

38 posted on 04/03/2014 5:51:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson