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Posted on 05/03/2005 9:41:09 AM PDT by MikeEdwards
Its wrong! Its just plain wrong for the federal government to force private land owners to not only allow government panthers to roam on private property, but to let the panthers feast on the landowners pets.
The Third Amendment forbids government from "quartering" soldiers on private property without the owners consent; panthers, however, and other so-called "endangered species" must be quartered and fed by the landowner - without his consent.
Jack and David Shealys petting zoo at their campground near Ochopee, Florida became a buffet table for a radio-collared panther released in the area by the Game Commission. Night after night, the panther jumped the fence into the petting zoo, and helped himself to goats and emus and chickens - without the owners consent.
Jack pleaded with the Game Commission to remove the panther, as the Commission had done when another panther pestered pets at a nearby Indian Reservation. The Game Commission refused, and scolded the Shealys for being in the area they considered to be panther habitat. Never mind that the Shealys opened their campground in 1971, and never had a problem until the Game Commission decided to release its panthers.
A neighbor, Jan Michael Jacobson, Director of the Everglades Institute, offered to set up a video camera and a light, to try to catch the panther in the act. A videotape of the slaughter, they reasoned, would provide proof positive that the menacing panther should be removed. On the appointed night, the Shealys staked out a goat in their front yard, and Jacobson set up his camera. They were not disappointed. . . . .
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Ugh... First government cheese and now government panthers?? What's next??? ;o)
*sigh* Much better answer. Darn you.
LOL!!! Well, we've already got lotsa gov't RINO :)
Stake out goat number two, shoot the panther when he shows up.
Attach the radio collar to a tractor trailer headed for Canada, don't for get the latex gloves, feed the late panther to a deserving aligator in your neighborhood.
End of problem
As my step-dad is fond of saying, "You don't own land, you just rent it from the government."
This specific panther is obviously a danger...they should relocate it.....
I like the way you think.
Why would they not go outside, claim "fear of life" and shoot the panther in self defense?
"Officer, I feared for my children's life."
He should try to trap it and then take it for a ride. Maybe a boat ride.
Actually I think I'd put the collar on my dog for a couple of weeks, take lots of long walks and camping trips in the surrounding area in that time and then destroy the collar a couple of miles away from my house so as to throw the government off as to what happened to their panther and when it occurred.
Come to think about it, a couple of large protective dogs would probably be pretty good at keeping a panther at bay. So would a shotgun loaded up with beanbag shot or rocksalt if you didn't decide to kill it outright.
Trap it and drop it off in downtown Everglades City in the middle of the night and let the local LEO's deal with it.
"Ain't seen that cat for months, now that ya' mention it."
Fine residents for attempting to protect their property ... allow 13 yr-olds to have abortions while wards of the state ... starve to death a disabled woman ...
Shoot, shovel, and shutup.
Similar to a rancher's solution applied here: Shot; shoveled; attached collar to a log & launced it down the Cheyenne River; shut up.
Best solution, though I haven't figured out how somebody, if anyone, did it: mountain lion ended up in front of a train in Okalahoma, over 600 miles away from 'home' where it had been collared.
So far, game people believe the young male was migrating. Maybe it was; maybe it had help, but is interesting either way. The train is the hard part to figure out.
Easy solution: Put the poisoned carcass of a freshly-killed goat in the penned-in enclosure. Cat comes along and steals the freebie despite your best efforts, i.e. the fence; cat never comes back.
If government says the panther should not be killed then try to trap it and then release it in a politicians office.
See if that changes the government policies.