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Argentines Plan to Shoot Gulls to Save the Whales
NY Times | AP ^ | 8/28/12

Posted on 08/29/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker

Edited on 08/29/2012 4:46:20 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) What began as bizarre bird behavior has turned into something out of a horror film for threatened whales in Argentina, where seagulls have learned that pecking at the whales' backs can get them a regular seafood dinner.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: argentina; birds; gulls; whales
So... when did Argentina become so politically correct?
1 posted on 08/29/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Seagulls = Rats with wings - shoot’em! (They’ll make more.)


2 posted on 08/29/2012 4:35:01 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: LibWhacker

Shoot the gulls. All they are is filthy white pigeons.

I recall some naturalist studying endangered penguins in Antarctica was trying to figure out how to save the baby penguins from the skua gulls who’d eat them. He left for a year and returned to the place on his own and after he was there by himself he unpacked a .22 and several thousand rounds of ammunition and annihilated the skua population.

And now the penguins are doing just fine.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 4:38:26 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: LibWhacker

"Welll doggies, that's fine idea."


4 posted on 08/29/2012 4:41:37 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: LibWhacker
Environmentalists say the plan is misguided and that humans are the real problem, creating so much garbage that the gull population has exploded.

So, shoot humans.....problem solved.

5 posted on 08/29/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Gotta Nuke Something!

6 posted on 08/29/2012 4:54:07 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: KC_Lion

7 posted on 08/29/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: LibWhacker

Why not go to the gulls’ nesting grounds and addle their eggs*. That way no gulls would be harmed — because they were never born. /abortophile “logic”

*addling is a common method of bird population control


8 posted on 08/29/2012 4:57:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: LibWhacker

Offer the locals $5 for every sea gull of the offending species and the problem will take be taken care of in no time.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 5:01:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

That's Like........the rational for abortion!

But a baby Gull fetus is still a baby! It can feel pain!

We must save the Sea Gulls! (and ignore our human children)

10 posted on 08/29/2012 5:02:41 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: LibWhacker

Wait...

These are democrat seagulls?


11 posted on 08/29/2012 5:06:29 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: LibWhacker
CHOOT 'EM CLINT!
12 posted on 08/29/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LibWhacker

does pecking at the old saggy hide of Cristina have a similar impact on institutional socialists????


13 posted on 08/29/2012 5:20:13 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: LibWhacker
Did you ever notice the similarity between Cristina's neck and that of the ever-famous retired politician from Colorado, Patsy Schroeder?

Both of them have wrinkled neck hide?

14 posted on 08/29/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: LibWhacker
Missing Dolphin Husband As long as they aren't transporting gulls across staid lions for immortal porpoises, OK.
15 posted on 08/29/2012 5:30:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Slump Tester

They are drawn to garbage? Good. Set gull ambushes, baited with garbage. Gulls gather, then something like a MOAB explosive gets set off or else automated shotguns. Rinse, repeat.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: LibWhacker
Finally a problem that can be solved by a wind power farm (i.e. sky cuisinarts)
17 posted on 08/29/2012 6:12:27 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: LibWhacker
Sea Story! We were coming back from doing oceanographic research in the North Atlantic, and this male Sperm Whale must of thought we we hot! We we doing “going home” turns at the time and he came along side and tried to show us some affection. We just kept going and he broke off and went to get a breath of air. About 30 minutes later he was back! Those whales are fast! My sonar men swore it was the same one from his “voice”.
18 posted on 08/29/2012 9:25:29 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Slump Tester

bait the dumps , they can knock out 10’s of 1000’s of gulls if they do it right .


19 posted on 08/30/2012 1:38:17 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LibWhacker
The whale watch tour companies should stock up on air rifles and shotguns -- and charge more for combo whale watching and gull-shooting trips...
20 posted on 08/30/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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