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Cops nab bizarre Prospect Park poachers (Brooklyn, NY)
The Brooklyn Paper ^ | 7-29-2011 | Natalie O’Neill

Posted on 07/30/2011 6:37:18 PM PDT by Renfield

Cops have busted a group of oddball poachers in Prospect Park — a band of vagrants that was trapping and eating ducks, squirrels and pigeons.

Parks officers wrote four tickets — two for killing wildlife and two for illegal fishing — totaling $2,100 in fines during a two-day period last week. BoroDeal

The city would not immediately release details of the incidents, which occurred on July 17 and 18 — just days after park-goers told rangers about a “Beverly Hillbillies”-like scene on the southeast side of the lake, near the ice skating rink.

“This is a dodgy group,” said park-goer Peter Colon, who spotted one of the men catching a pigeon while his friend started a fire. “They are the most threatening people in the park.”

The disheveled — and possibly homeless — tribe in question uses “makeshift” fishing poles and traps to catch the critters, then grills them over the fire, according to park watchdogs.

“One woman uses a net to bag the ducks,” said wildlife advocate Johanna Clearfield.

Wildlife advocates have long pushed the Parks Department to crackdown on illegal hunting and fishing in Prospect Park — especially after a stunning array of cases in which geese and cygnets were injured by illegal barbed fishhooks and lure.

In the most-dramatic case, a plucky little goose who lost the top half of his beak to a fishhook earned him endless sympathy and the nickname, “Beaky.”

The fishing and hunting ticket blitz comes while park-goers collect and document large mounds of fishing wire, claiming waterfowl are frequently get tangled.

And it’s not the first time that poachers have been busted. Last year, park-goers confronted a man after spotting him catching fish and secreting them into a bag — a violation of the city’s “catch-and-release” rules.

After being confronted, the man dumped the dead fish back into the lake.

The new poaching busts bring to mind last year’s wave of animal murders by the so-called “Butcher of Prospect Park,” whose death toll included waterfowl, chickens, turtles and a goat.

For now, wildlife advocates were hailing this month’s busts.

“The fact that they’re ticketing is great — it’s so badly needed,” said goose lover Mary Beth Artz. “I hope they keep it up.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: brooklyn; default; economy; poaching; shtf; teotwawki; vagrants

1 posted on 07/30/2011 6:37:21 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield
What good does it do to ticket a homeless geek?
2 posted on 07/30/2011 6:40:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Renfield
When Vietnamese go hunting they shoot everything that moves. Tree rats, chipmunks, crows, starlings, it's a pretty wild scene.

Americans will be doing the same around the country just to survive in another decade.

3 posted on 07/30/2011 6:42:22 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Renfield
was trapping and eating ducks, squirrels and pigeons.

Wait... That's not allowed? The squirrels here are rejoicing. We haven't had pigeons around here for a while. Mmmm. Squab.

/johnny

4 posted on 07/30/2011 6:45:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Renfield

Central Park will soon be renamed as the Baraq Hussein Obama Hunting Preserve. It will be a legacy of his destruction of the US economy, and when unemployment payments run out.

Next come the soup lines.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 6:47:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’ve seen some nice, fat raccoons in my neighborhood.


6 posted on 07/30/2011 6:47:34 PM PDT by Macrinus
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To: Renfield

Ironic in that only recently the city caused a public uproar over its plans to thin the overpopulated herd of geese making its home in the park.


7 posted on 07/30/2011 6:47:58 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: Candor7
Brooklyn is loaded with Muslims.
8 posted on 07/30/2011 6:50:02 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: blackdog
Americans will be doing the same around the country just to survive in another decade.

I disagree. It will be next year.

9 posted on 07/30/2011 6:50:34 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC

I didn’t want to start a panic and let all the fat squirrels get eaten before christmas.


10 posted on 07/30/2011 6:52:52 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: angcat
Brooklyn is loaded with Muslims.

Thanks, but I like squirrel and duck just fine.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/30/2011 6:53:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: angcat

Is it legal to cook them//?????


12 posted on 07/30/2011 6:56:43 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: angcat

I read a few years ago about Muzzies killing and barbecuing swans in Windsor Park. Of course THEY practically had immunity.

I guess these people were neither Muzzies nor Meskins.


13 posted on 07/30/2011 6:56:56 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: angcat

Do they last like chicken are more like possum.!!


14 posted on 07/30/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: angcat

I know, I was there three weeks ago visiting a friend who was in town for a few days from Japan.The schools have Muslim names.


15 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:13 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Renfield

I wonder how many “Coney Island whitefish”, as Law and Order’s Lenny Briscoe Jerry Orbach) called them, these poachers caught.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:32 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Renfield

Imagine how the left would spin this during a Republican administration...


17 posted on 07/30/2011 7:02:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Renfield

‘said goose lover Mary Beth Artz. “I hope they keep it up.”’

Well, it struck my funny bone...


18 posted on 07/30/2011 7:07:26 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: org.whodat
A few years ago the NYC Gov brought in and released a large amount of opossums to control the rat population. Now we still have rats and Opossums. Along with the Raccoons and the occasional Coyote. And about a Billion Pidgins.
19 posted on 07/30/2011 7:08:08 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: hinckley buzzard

Bush`s fault.


20 posted on 07/30/2011 7:12:58 PM PDT by weldAllday (Elections have Consequences)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Bush`s fault.


21 posted on 07/30/2011 7:13:06 PM PDT by weldAllday (Elections have Consequences)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL how can you eat squirrel. yuck Aren’t they a dirty animal ...


22 posted on 07/30/2011 7:13:51 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: angcat

Roasted or soup/stew


23 posted on 07/30/2011 7:16:37 PM PDT by weldAllday (Elections have Consequences)
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To: weldAllday

Yum


24 posted on 07/30/2011 7:17:03 PM PDT by weldAllday (Elections have Consequences)
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To: angcat

I just tried squirrel a year ago. A friend’s 12 yr old kid trapped, skinned, and cooked it. It was good.


25 posted on 07/30/2011 7:21:49 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: angcat
Aren’t they a dirty animal ..

Very clean. They groom themselves a lot. And they stay off the ground mostly. And I don't eat the skin and hair.

Your 'yuck' was your cultural conditioning. 3 days without any grub, and you would LOVE squirrel stew and biscuits.

/johnny

26 posted on 07/30/2011 7:24:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Renfield

Wait ‘till they find out where the zoo is.


27 posted on 07/30/2011 7:25:14 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No way I would rather starve. Do you shoot them in your backyard?


28 posted on 07/30/2011 7:28:57 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: angcat
Do you shoot them in your backyard?

And that, dear child, is why we have a 5th amendment. ;)

And if you haven't ever gone 3 days without food, you don't know what you would eat. Starving takes 21 ugly days.

/johnny

29 posted on 07/30/2011 7:32:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Renfield

Where I live there are many ponds and small lakes. The area is loaded with fish, ducks, geese, other birds, turtles, coons, possums, etc,

People feed the ducks and geese and think of them as pets.
But it is is legal for people to come and net the ducks and geese and many do.

So far, of the people taking ducks who have seen by residents or identified in the local media, all have been orientals. So whenever we see an oriental who doesn’t live in the neighborhood walking around our small lake we know they are after the ducks.

I look at the ducks and geese as my SHTF emergency meat supply so these people are definitely poachers!


30 posted on 07/30/2011 7:50:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: angcat
No way I would rather starve.

Read a book entitled "King Rat" written by well known author, James Clavell.


31 posted on 07/30/2011 7:59:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Iron Munro

Oh they eat rats yuck. I feel guilty because I just had a nice slice of Sicilian pizza.


32 posted on 07/30/2011 8:02:46 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: blackdog

“Bush-meat.”


33 posted on 07/30/2011 8:05:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: angcat

LOL how can you eat squirrel. yuck Aren’t they a dirty animal ...

Ever seen a chicken or pig farm?


34 posted on 07/30/2011 8:05:34 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: angcat

35 posted on 07/30/2011 8:22:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Renfield

These poachers are just small-time animal murderers. The MAYOR, the Honorable Michael Bloombutt, waits until June-July when the Canada geese in the city parks are molting and can’t fly. Then he has them rounded up from every park and killed in metal boxes into which CO2 is pumped. The parents and the babies of the year together. It is truly horrible to visit these parks and see them devoid of the geese we enjoyed watching, knowing that they were brutally killed by the little megalomaniac.


36 posted on 07/30/2011 8:57:05 PM PDT by EinNYC
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37 posted on 07/30/2011 9:01:57 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Renfield
Want to hear what a New york liberal, horrified by people actually hunting for their dinner (before they go out to a restauraunt themselves), sounds like?

They sound like this: oddball, vagrants, killing, illegal, Beverly Hillbillies, dodgy, threatening, disheveled, homeless, tribe, makeshift, stunning, injured, tangled, poachers, murders, Butcher, death toll

LOL, what utter hypocrites.

38 posted on 07/30/2011 9:34:32 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
This sounds like my granddaughter, lol!

About 12 years ago, when she was 6, the family was enjoying a Sunday afternoon at the park in Eugene, OR. There were many families there, as it was one of the first really nice days that year.

They had brought some stale bread to feed the ducks. After a while, they noticed she wasn't feeding the ducks, she was trying to lure some of the wild Canada geese.

She finally got one to come close. She grabbed it by the neck, and while it was beating the hell out of her with it's wings and honking like crazy you could hear this clear, high 6 year old voice yelling "Look Dad! I got one! We can have it for dinner!"

While horrified families were gathering up their children and leaving, dad was trying to get her to let the goose go. It took some doing. She didn't want to. As far as she was concerned, it was going to be Sunday dinner.

She had bruises up and down her sides and both arms, from the wings. Days later she was still giving dad the stink-eye, for making her let it go.

What makes it funnier is that she was (is!) very beautiful and looks very feminine. This was taken a few months before 'The Incident'...

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She's still beautiful, still loves to hunt and fish, but now also models, sings, and acts in the local community theater.

39 posted on 07/30/2011 11:08:00 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: angcat

LOL how can you eat squirrel. yuck Aren’t they a dirty animal ...


Like fried chicken do ya? Did you know that they are one of the few animals that eat their own poop?

Think of that the next time you go to the fried chicken store.


40 posted on 07/31/2011 5:04:36 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Iron Munro

A relative has a vacation condo in Delaware near Rehoboth beach. A Chinese guy there has some crab traps out. No one else does, they are too stuck up to do it or don’t know how.


41 posted on 07/31/2011 5:12:17 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: DH

I’ll remember that when I have a chicken salad this week thanks.


42 posted on 07/31/2011 4:12:42 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: Renfield

But isn’t this infringing on these peoples
Right to Eat? They aren’t asking for a hand out
just a handline. The city could get them to
teach survival poaching.
Go Ragnar!


43 posted on 07/31/2011 4:19:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

A steely eyed goose killer if I ever saw one.


44 posted on 07/31/2011 4:25:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

What good does it do to ticket a homeless geek?
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Makes sense in the Liberal line of thought.

You ticket them, they can’t pay, they get locked up and their meals are taken care of for the period of incarceration.

Reminds me a few years back a ‘reformed’ druggie in DC, had gotten clean and went straight (probably politics).

Whattever he did, he became successful enough where he was starting to outfit the homeless with shoe shine kits so they could start off in business for themselves.
He would supply the kit (FOR FREE) and all the person had to do was shine shoes, keep the money and restock it himself.

The Council decided that this was not a good plan as it was demeaning to the homeless/jobless.

Put it was not demeaning to stand on a corner in the rain with an empty cup and panhandle.

I love the liberal train of thought (or lack of it).


45 posted on 07/31/2011 5:18:25 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) We have got to get serious about 'retiring' the present House and Senate.)
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