Skip to comments.Homeowner: Cop Shot Innocent, Orphaned Fawns in Yard
Posted on 01/16/2012 3:04:51 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
FOREST LAKE, Minn. - A Forest Lake homeowner says he is livid about an "outrageous, unnecessary ending to a great wildlife story" after a police officer came onto his property at about 7 a.m. on Saturday and shot two orphaned fawns that often slept in the dog house at close range without warning. Jeff Carpenter contacted FOX 9 News about the weekend shooting, saying an officer "brutally gunned down" the twin, 6-month-old fawns his family had come to love thirty yards from his home. Carpenter said he was working in the home office when he was startled by a shotgun blast just outside the garage. At first, he thought frost may have cracked the concrete because of the cold, but he heard another shot ring out a few minutes later near the deck area.
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did they have the chronic wasting disease?
only reason I could see to order a shoot on sight.
It was just a matter of time before shooting puppies just didn’t give him the same thrill anymore, and he had to move on to cuter, more defenseless prey. Puppies are just a gateway animal!
How does anything sleep in a (dog) house at close range? And does one need a warning sleeping at close range?
Apparently today's journalists haven't learned elementary English sentence structure.
Amen to that!
when I’m in the dog house, I try to stay out of range of Mrs Wobbly.
This is the heart of the problem, and it's heartbreaking when it comes to public attention in a story like this. But it's no less awful (maybe more) when you're going through TSA security or just trying to get an answer to a simple question at some government office.
Distance to house
Distance to Forest Part policeman
Range to house
Range to sleeping fawns
These things need definition. I suggest it is dangerous to sleep close range to whoever in the DNR sent out the order to “shoot (the ‘animals’) on sight.”
And THIS was their entire reason:
“The DNR said it had received several reports of collared deer in the area of Highway 97 and North Shore Trail, and e-mailed the Forest Lake Police Department to recommend that officers dispatch the deer if they were located because they ‘were **probably** captured and collared illegally.’”
They were collared, for G-d’s sake.
“Apparently today’s journalists haven’t learned elementary English sentence structure. “
I see it so often, apparently it isn’t required to get the job.
pics here with their colored collars on:
Pu**** afraid of attack fawns.
I hope these shooters get what they deserve.
>>They were collared, for G-ds sake.<<
Why were they collared?
What are “collared deer”?
Collard greens I know, but not collared deer. Is this along the lines of feeding wild animals that are on your property? Do we outlaw bird feeders now? As in the actual people who feed birds (and other animals that show up for the bird seed)?
So far this years winner in the brain dead trough feeder sweepstakes
Did he read them their rights first?
What kind of insane reasoning is this?
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources blames Jeff and LeeAnn Carpenter for taking in the animals without notifying state or local officials, and affixing them with identifying collars. The identifying collars acted as a signal that the animals could not be regarded as wild - and thus posed a potential health threat to wild animals.
Diseases can fester among animals in captivity, Capt. Greg Salo, regional supervisor for the DNR’s enforcement division, said Monday.
“If he had contacted us, I think we could have corrected the problem without having to destroy them,” Salo said. “The minute he took them as fawns and put collars on them, he sealed their fate.”
Seems like they have children...who will now be traumatized by this attack. How do you explain this to your children? You tell them cops are the good guys, then they march onto your property and kill two pet deer
“...Salo said. The minute he took them as fawns and put collars on them, he sealed their fate.
Its ALWAYS the fault of the peon. The DNR and LEO fascists cannot EVER make a mistake.
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