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Uganda: Police officer shoots 'aggressive' tortoise
BBC News ^ | July 7, 2014

Posted on 07/10/2014 6:51:21 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

A police officer in Uganda has reportedly shot a tortoise dead after being attacked by the "aggressive" creature.

The incident happened in the Nebbi district in the north of the country near the Congolese border. The officer - named as Charles Onegiu by the New Vision newspaper - said the animal entered his home and attacked him while he was enjoying a post-work cup of tea. "I tried to scare it but the tortoise became very aggressive. I took a stick to chase it but it instead became more violent," he told the paper. After attempting to fend off the tortoise with a plastic chair, he said he "instinctively" drew his firearm and shot it dead. A local Christian group later prayed for Onegiu, "before burning the dead reptile to ashes."

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1 posted on 07/10/2014 6:51:21 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

Studebaker Hawk.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 6:52:20 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Squawk 8888

LOL just think about this vicious tortoise attack.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 6:52:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Slow news day


4 posted on 07/10/2014 6:52:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m try to figure out if this is a step up or a step down from shooting dogs.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 6:53:50 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Squawk 8888
Aggressive tortoise non-ping.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 6:53:53 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Squawk 8888

Hey, he just wanted Tortoise Soup.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Squawk 8888

Good thing we only have aggressive dogs that police “need” to shoot.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Cops in our country don’t shoot tortoises.
They shoot dogs.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:34 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: Squawk 8888
This was an aggressive turtle.

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10 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: certrtwngnut

Just goes to show that, in some things, American cops are behind Uganda cops.

Come on Ami cops, start shooting threatening SNAILS. I know you can do it.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Did the officer get home safely?


12 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: certrtwngnut

>>Cops in our country don’t shoot tortoises.

Probably just because they don’t know which ones are protected and which ones aren’t. Mark the unprotected ones and it will be about a week before some cop with black BDUs and wraparound sunglasses blows one away for threatening him.

But hey, as long as they get home safe at night!


13 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:59 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Slow news day; slow dead turtle.

We mourn for Yertel.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Squawk 8888

Everyone has this wrong. It was obviously a Mutant Ninja Turtle, and probably a pubescent one at that. Those can be quite dangerous at a distance of fifty feet.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 7:00:43 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Michelle will step in with a #MournForMyrtle campaign.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 7:02:36 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Squawk 8888

Pre-employment test for a job with Homeland Security? No dogs or Tea Party people available?


17 posted on 07/10/2014 7:05:41 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The Obama Administration: A conspiracy of corruption and incompetence.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Horny look?


18 posted on 07/10/2014 7:06:42 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Squawk 8888

He’s a public employee, that tortoise has probably been chasing him around all day and he was exhausted.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 7:07:09 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Flag_This
The cop was lucky that he didn't have to contend with this:


20 posted on 07/10/2014 7:07:35 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Squawk 8888

Will McConnell be leading the funeral delegation?


21 posted on 07/10/2014 7:10:09 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Squawk 8888

The perp was wearing body armor and just snapped.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 7:11:27 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Maybe he was beating a hare.


23 posted on 07/10/2014 7:19:58 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Squawk 8888

he’s obviously a witch who conjured a tortoise to tumble his tea time ;)


24 posted on 07/10/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Squawk 8888
no dogs there i take it...
25 posted on 07/10/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Squawk 8888

He turned to run away, but the beast was relentless.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 8:13:57 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning)
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To: Chode

Dogs are dinner.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 8:16:36 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch
yeah, pretty much... no such thing as man's best friend there that's for sure
28 posted on 07/10/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Squawk 8888

First dogs, then cows, and now tortoises — what is wrong with these cops? Are they taking too many steroids?


29 posted on 07/10/2014 9:23:10 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Squawk 8888
or this:


30 posted on 07/11/2014 9:43:47 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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