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CFP ^ | May 3, 2005 | Henry Lamb

Posted on 05/03/2005 9:41:09 AM PDT by MikeEdwards

It’s wrong! It’s 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 owner’s consent; panthers, however, and other so-called "endangered species" must be quartered and fed by the landowner - without his consent.

Jack and David Shealy’s 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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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: animal; animalrights; endangered; esa; propertyrights; rights; species

1 posted on 05/03/2005 9:41:10 AM PDT by MikeEdwards
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To: MikeEdwards

Ugh... First government cheese and now government panthers?? What's next??? ;o)


2 posted on 05/03/2005 9:42:40 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: LIConFem
Government moose? (...ducking smoothly...)

:^)

3 posted on 05/03/2005 9:44:05 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: LIConFem
Hillary!TM Care...
4 posted on 05/03/2005 9:44:42 AM PDT by null and void (...that no man, rich or poor, free or bond, shall buy or sell, save he that has the chip...)
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To: SAJ

*sigh* Much better answer. Darn you.


5 posted on 05/03/2005 9:45:29 AM PDT by null and void (...that no man, rich or poor, free or bond, shall buy or sell, save he that has the chip...)
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To: SAJ

LOL!!! Well, we've already got lotsa gov't RINO :)


6 posted on 05/03/2005 9:46:42 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: MikeEdwards

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


7 posted on 05/03/2005 9:47:11 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: MikeEdwards

As my step-dad is fond of saying, "You don't own land, you just rent it from the government."


8 posted on 05/03/2005 9:47:33 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: MikeEdwards

This specific panther is obviously a danger...they should relocate it.....


9 posted on 05/03/2005 9:48:21 AM PDT by Pillows
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To: Rumplemeyer

I like the way you think.


10 posted on 05/03/2005 9:52:47 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: MikeEdwards

Why would they not go outside, claim "fear of life" and shoot the panther in self defense?


11 posted on 05/03/2005 9:53:27 AM PDT by SittinYonder ("I'm hard of hearing and I have a bad hip. We all have problems.")
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To: MikeEdwards

Nope!

Just try...

BANG!

"Officer, I feared for my children's life."


12 posted on 05/03/2005 9:53:55 AM PDT by G Larry (Mac the Knife)
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To: MikeEdwards

He should try to trap it and then take it for a ride. Maybe a boat ride.


13 posted on 05/03/2005 9:58:00 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: MikeEdwards

14 posted on 05/03/2005 10:01:50 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Rumplemeyer

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.


15 posted on 05/03/2005 10:06:01 AM PDT by elmer fudd
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To: elmer fudd

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.


16 posted on 05/03/2005 10:10:05 AM PDT by elmer fudd
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To: MikeEdwards
Jack and David Shealy’s petting zoo at their campground near Ochopee, Florida became a buffet table for a radio-collared panther

Good, one less petting zoo to spread disease to the children of stupid parents.
17 posted on 05/03/2005 10:12:16 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: MikeEdwards

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.


18 posted on 05/03/2005 10:26:05 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: MikeEdwards
Shoot. Destroy the collar. Bury the body deep far away. Don't tell.

"Ain't seen that cat for months, now that ya' mention it."

19 posted on 05/03/2005 10:26:05 AM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck (The Flogging Will Continue Until Morale Improves)
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To: MikeEdwards
Florida AGAIN?!

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 ...

What next?

20 posted on 05/03/2005 10:56:06 AM PDT by DesertSapper (I Love God, Family, Country! (and dead terrorists))
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To: Pillows
This specific panther is obviously a danger...they should relocate it.....

I have just the place:


21 posted on 05/03/2005 11:38:11 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: G Larry

Shoot, shovel, and shutup.


22 posted on 05/03/2005 11:40:14 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who's bringing the chips?)
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To: Rumplemeyer
Attach the radio collar to a tractor trailer headed for Canada,

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.

23 posted on 05/03/2005 11:40:51 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more work horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: LIConFem

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.


24 posted on 05/03/2005 11:46:54 AM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Ron in Acreage

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.


25 posted on 05/04/2005 7:30:38 AM PDT by MikeEdwards
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