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Mushroom pickers lost hope, considered eating dog (Pit Bull)
Assoc. Press ^ | 02/06/2012 | JEFF BARNARD

Posted on 02/06/2012 10:22:45 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — Dan Conne says he and his wife and son thought they were going to die after getting lost while picking mushrooms and spending nearly a week in the rugged forest of southwest Oregon.

They spent the nights huddled in a hollow log and considered sacrificing their pit bull, Jesse, for food.

"She's that good a dog, she'd have done it, too," Conne said.

But help finally arrived Saturday when a volunteer helicopter pilot decided to look outside the search area and spotted the family — Dan, his wife, Belinda, and their 25-year-old son, Michael — on the edge of a deep ravine in tall timber. The three were about 10 miles from the town of Gold Beach, roughly 330 miles south-southwest of Portland.

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It's a dog eat dog world out there.
1 posted on 02/06/2012 10:22:50 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Chet 99

Courtesy ping to Chet 99 even though he he ...

Well, this thread just made me think of him.

lol


2 posted on 02/06/2012 10:25:30 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

It would take longer than a week without food for me to consider eating my dogs.

What idiots.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 10:25:44 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"She's that good a dog, she'd have done it, too," Conne said.

I bet if the dog was asked and it understood it would have ran away...or maybe ate the people. LOL

4 posted on 02/06/2012 10:27:01 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Responsibility2nd

What the article doesn’t mention is that they were found about 300 yards from a road and less than a mile from where they parked their car. What a bunch of f*****g morons.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 10:27:08 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: ottbmare

“It would take longer than a week without food for me to consider eating my dogs.”

“What idiots.”

Have you seen their picture? LOL!!

My question is why didn’t they eat mushrooms?


6 posted on 02/06/2012 10:28:49 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

These people must be morons. They went to pick mushrooms, didn’t they find any? They were going to kill and eat their dog, weren’t there any other varmints around they could have eaten?

No more nature for you!


7 posted on 02/06/2012 10:29:00 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Responsibility2nd
Back story...
 
3 mushroom-pickers missing in Oregon forest


8 posted on 02/06/2012 10:29:14 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder how many starving dogs would attack and eat their masters?


9 posted on 02/06/2012 10:29:56 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ottbmare

In one of the stories they rescuers reported finding discarded clothing these folks dropped.

Forget the getting lost part, that can happen. They didnt have even the basic survival tools. The only thing they did correctly was stay in one place once they realized they were lost. Except that one place was an area so thick the helicopters flew over multiple times without seeing them.


10 posted on 02/06/2012 10:30:00 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Idon’t care how hungry I was, my dog would never be my dinner.


11 posted on 02/06/2012 10:31:00 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s okay, she was considering eating them, too...


12 posted on 02/06/2012 10:31:04 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: trailhkr1

OK, you don’t pick mushrooms in the dead of winter, so it must have been spring/summer.

Any idiot that couldn’t find things to eat that time of year deserves to starve to death.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 10:31:40 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Dan Conne hugs his dog, Jesse, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at the pound in Gold Beach, Ore., where he was  with her after they spent six night lost in the woods. Conne, his wife, Belinda, and son, Michael were airlifted out of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest on Saturday and spent the night at the Curry General Hospital recuperating from their ordeal. The dog walked out with a ground search team. Conne said at one point he thought he might have to kill the dog for food, but his wife said they never could have done that. Photo: Jeff Barnard / AP
 
"I love you so much, I could just eat you up. Yes, I could!"


14 posted on 02/06/2012 10:32:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: from occupied ga

IMHO “Darwinism” will get them eventually.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 10:33:14 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Have you seen their picture? LOL!! My question is why didn’t they eat mushrooms?

After looking at their picture I think they were going after those "magic 'shrooms"

16 posted on 02/06/2012 10:33:19 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Responsibility2nd
Exactly what kind of mushrooms were these idiots looking for, anyway?

Because, I'm thinking maybe they found some...

17 posted on 02/06/2012 10:33:51 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Burlapers with a pit-bull, three nuts and a pit bull, or is that a pit-bull with three nuts.


18 posted on 02/06/2012 10:33:57 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They should have stayed lost.


19 posted on 02/06/2012 10:34:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd

Burlapers with a pit-bull, three nuts and a pit bull, or is that a pit-bull with three nuts.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 10:34:36 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Huskrrrr

I don’t know if it was just me, but I once went on a 5 day fast with just water and after the third day the appetite disappeared..


21 posted on 02/06/2012 10:34:54 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Responsibility2nd

The true facts of this case are being suppressed. The real behind the scene facts being these folks were held captive by Bigfoot.


22 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:20 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Exactly what kind of mushrooms were these idiots looking for, anyway?

Because, I'm thinking maybe they found some...

23 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:20 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Huskrrrr

“I wonder how many starving dogs would attack and eat their masters?”

A lot, heck pit bulls do it for a light snack on a regular basis


24 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:34 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think these morons have been eating too many bad mushrooms. I sure hope they are charged for the cost of the search and rescue.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:40 AM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope they kept good notes, so they’ll know which shrooms not to eat their next visit to the woods. The dog nearly paid the price!


26 posted on 02/06/2012 10:36:27 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nothing here contradicte the idiots/morons theory.

27 posted on 02/06/2012 10:36:53 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: driftdiver
Staying in one place?

Really?

My advice for anyone lost in the woods is to start flowing downhill. That leads to creeks, creeks lead to rivers, rivers lead to oceans - and all of the above lead to human habitation.

Staying where you are and starving, or wandering around aimlessly (people without direction tend to travel inadvertently in a circle) seem to be less of a sure thing than heading downhill.

28 posted on 02/06/2012 10:37:06 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: org.whodat

7 nuts unless the dog and man were neutered..


29 posted on 02/06/2012 10:37:39 AM PST by goat granny
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I just KNEW there was more to this story than was being reported...


30 posted on 02/06/2012 10:38:37 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"She's that good a dog, she'd have done it, too," Conne said. Good fricken grief.......!
31 posted on 02/06/2012 10:38:41 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Huskrrrr
IMHO “Darwinism” will get them eventually.

One can only hope. I guessing they voted for 0.

32 posted on 02/06/2012 10:38:41 AM PST by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Need any further explanation?

33 posted on 02/06/2012 10:39:35 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve been to Gold Beach. Pretty area.


34 posted on 02/06/2012 10:40:01 AM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The son.
35 posted on 02/06/2012 10:40:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WayneS
Exactly what kind of mushrooms were these idiots looking for, anyway? Because, I'm thinking maybe they found some... BINGO!!!!
36 posted on 02/06/2012 10:40:34 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The father showing how his wife used a dead cell phone to signal the rescue helicopter.

37 posted on 02/06/2012 10:42:30 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: goat granny

A Pit Bull with three nuts walks into a bar, er forest...


38 posted on 02/06/2012 10:43:11 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Constitution Day

Buying mushrooms at the grocery store is just so damn hard that I prefer to stomp around in the cold/dark/wet, risking getting lost and eating the wrong mushroom.

39 posted on 02/06/2012 10:43:33 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They were 10 miles from the pacific ocean and after a week they couldn’t find it? Here’s a hint: The sun sets in that direction.


40 posted on 02/06/2012 10:45:11 AM PST by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: martin_fierro

Ahh, but you cannot BUY the type of mushrooms this little family was looking for.

Not at the grocery store, at least.


41 posted on 02/06/2012 10:46:23 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: allmendream
It all depends.

If you are attempting to self rescue yourself then heading downhill and following water will lead to civilization - sometime in the future.

If you ain't got a clue - and looking at the pictures they don't - then staying put prevents you from wandering farther from the possible search area - or into an area that had just been searched the day before.

Interesting that between the three of them they didn't have anything to build a fire with.

42 posted on 02/06/2012 10:46:38 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"She's that good a dog, she'd have done it, too,"

Run, dog, run! Did they ask her? I noticed dad didn't step up to the plate... the dinner plate. We once had nextdoor neighbors who wanted to put their dog down. Poor thing dug a hole under the fence and stayed with us most of the time. Sweet little thing. They never let us kept her. When we moved, they did it.

43 posted on 02/06/2012 10:46:38 AM PST by bgill (The Obama admin is staging a coup. Wake up, America, it's almost too late.)
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To: Beagle8U

You can bet they were not looking for the food variety.


44 posted on 02/06/2012 10:47:01 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: ottbmare

Ha - my wife was reading One Second After and mentioned the part where they ate the family dog. She said, “I’d be more inclined to eat one of the raiders killed in that battle than my faithful boy.”

I can say this for sure: my dog would be eating a lot of “minced bad man.”


45 posted on 02/06/2012 10:47:22 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obama supporters, no doubt.


46 posted on 02/06/2012 10:49:07 AM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The son scored all of the mushrooms during that outing.


47 posted on 02/06/2012 10:49:07 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: from occupied ga

“What the article doesn’t mention is that they were found about 300 yards from a road and less than a mile from where they parked their car.”

Actually, that is typical for rescue operations. Sometimes even closer to the trail.


48 posted on 02/06/2012 10:49:30 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Responsibility2nd
Courtesy ping to Chet 99 even though he he ...

Well, this thread just made me think of him.

lol

Hey, dog is a good meal. Anyone who says he wouldn't dare eat his own dog hasn't been starving, I'm guessing.

BTW, whatever happened to Chet99? I do miss him and his POV.

49 posted on 02/06/2012 10:50:51 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are next to the potatoes!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

By the looks of the son’s eyes, I think we know who absconded with all the shrooms.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 10:52:11 AM PST by bgill (The Obama admin is staging a coup. Wake up, America, it's almost too late.)
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