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Four lions killed near Arkansas town; more may be loose
AP ^ | 09.24.02

Posted on 09/24/2002 12:37:58 PM PDT by wallcrawlr

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:37:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

QUITMAN, Ark. -- Lisa Vaughan says her log cabin in the woods was so peaceful that sometimes the only sound that could be heard was the trees swaying in the wind.

Now she's listening for lions.

In the past week, four 600- to 800-pound African lions believed to have some connection to a nearby exotic animal farm have been killed near this central Arkansas town. And residents say the terror may not be over, because no one knows for sure whether more lions are on the loose.


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1 posted on 09/24/2002 12:37:59 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr
Man, around here our biggest problem is pit bull dogs.
2 posted on 09/24/2002 12:51:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido
Ours is mosquito's. And we use shotguns.
3 posted on 09/24/2002 12:52:56 PM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: FSU_Nole
Animal killing ping
4 posted on 09/24/2002 12:54:58 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: Phantom Lord
ROFLOL
5 posted on 09/24/2002 12:55:44 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: wallcrawlr; Vic3O3
Hmm, I always wanted to go on safari. I just never expected to have to go to Arkansas to do it.

It sounds like the local with the '06 has the right idea. I'd just want to place my shot real well shooting a 600 lb. dangerous cat if I was shooting it with an '06. Unless my wife was backing me up with a .50 that is....

Semper Fi
6 posted on 09/24/2002 12:57:06 PM PDT by dd5339
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To: wallcrawlr
"Hey, Mayor Dinwit, could you send another animal control officer over to catch this kitty. I think the last one just got eaten."
Talk about an animal control officer's nightmare!!
7 posted on 09/24/2002 12:57:18 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: wallcrawlr
"'' Vaughan said. ``It's sad to think that someone can have that many animals but they don't need some sort of license.''"

They do need a game farm licence. This guy's also got records for tax purposes. The sheriff is satisfied they weren't his lions. Most states have state vet requirements also.

"to protect the animals"

This sounds like a setup by some animal rights idiots trying to shut the guy down.

8 posted on 09/24/2002 12:59:31 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: spunkets
Oops, from the State of AR...

Other Wildlife License and Permit Requirements
Call 501-223-6386 during office hours about these licenses or permits: fur dealer, resident fur taker's permit, live fox and coyote, commercial game breeder, commercial special quail, commercial shooting resort, falconry, commercial nongame breeder or alligator farming.

9 posted on 09/24/2002 1:01:52 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: vetvetdoug
There was an escaped monkey that took up residence in my hay barn once. He had traveled about 30 miles from a private zoo where someone had forgotten to latch a gate. He was there about a month before the zoo people captured him in a live trap. My neighbors still laugh about me finding a monkey in my barn.
10 posted on 09/24/2002 1:07:05 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: wallcrawlr; *bang_list
Wow, that would certainly make your evening stroll exciting.

Good thing rural Arkansas has gun owners, had this been Massachusetts or New Jersey the lions would probably still be chewing on somebody's carcass.

11 posted on 09/24/2002 1:08:32 PM PDT by xsrdx
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To: dd5339
The .30'06 is a wonderful cartridge, but I wouldn't think that anything less than .375 Holland & Holland would be reliable lion medicine.

I don't want 'em coughing with annoyance as they charge me, I want 'em to drop in their tracks.

When Mr. Winchester talks, lions listen! :-D

12 posted on 09/24/2002 1:11:02 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother
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To: wallcrawlr
Lion Roar
13 posted on 09/24/2002 1:21:47 PM PDT by xsrdx
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Stay in the cabin ping

(never arkansas)

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15 posted on 09/24/2002 1:34:54 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: AnAmericanMother
That's a mighty nice rifle you've got there. I've got my eye on a Rigby 500 NE double at Cabela's for when my wife and I win the lottery.

Right now we're just trying to keep our 9 month old in baby chow and diapers!

Semper Fi
16 posted on 09/24/2002 1:36:54 PM PDT by dd5339
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To: dd5339
In Texas, they would be classified as exotic game animals. Any that escape from that property is fair game as long as you have a hunting license and permission from the land owner from which you will be hunting on.

You might want to try a cottontail distress call. A taped recording is preferred since you do not want the target to home in directly to you. Set your tape player about 40 yards down-wind from your position. It is preferred if the wind is cross to your position.

18 posted on 09/24/2002 1:38:44 PM PDT by Deguello
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To: FSU_Nole
Just having fun with ya. This was in relation to your oppostion to killing an aligator on another thread.

But if your looking for info on what a "ping" is, it is basically a way of flaging a FReeper to a thread that they might find of interest. Also called a "Bump".

19 posted on 09/24/2002 1:41:10 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: wallcrawlr
Gee, where to start... The possible cliche's are unlimited. Think I'll take off next week and head south to Arkansas with a can of tuna and my trusty 870 pump.

Does anybody know if lions can climb trees?
Or is their shinnying ability directly proportional to the elapsed time since their last gorging?

20 posted on 09/24/2002 1:44:25 PM PDT by woofer
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To: FSU_Nole
Damn right thats where I got my name!

My original FReeper handle was Hetfield1 and I changed it to Phantom Lord after about 6 months.

22 posted on 09/24/2002 1:49:58 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: woofer
Does anybody know if lions can climb trees?

Yes

23 posted on 09/24/2002 1:50:33 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: Inge_CAV
I saw a monkey loose in Miami once. It was walking the phone lines (like squirrels will do).
24 posted on 09/24/2002 1:52:06 PM PDT by weegee
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To: dd5339
... and I win the lottery.

You might want to try fishing the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. I hear people have been catching some intact RPGs.

Might even catch dinner too.

25 posted on 09/24/2002 1:52:46 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Phantom Lord
Does anybody know if lions can climb trees?

Yes

Doh!

26 posted on 09/24/2002 1:53:45 PM PDT by woofer
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To: weegee
I have often wondered if they could survive in the forests here. At least I know that one did. : )
27 posted on 09/24/2002 1:59:33 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Calvin Locke
You might want to try fishing the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. I hear people have been catching some intact RPGs.

Anglers' catch explosive
Associated Press

MONOCACY STATION, Pa. (AP) - This is no fish story: Two fishermen pulled a live military rocket out of the Schuylkill River.

Michael Nagy and Jeremy Lloyd found the rusted, 2-foot-long rocket in a shallow area of the river Sunday and dragged it to shore, police said. The men then posed to take photographs with the explosive before driving it to police.

"It was confirmed as an active military device, an RPG Rocket," said West Pottsgrove police officer Steven Ziegler. "It had the firing pin still in it. That's how we knew it was live."

The military-issue surface-to-air missile was designed to be launched out of a weapon, such as a bazooka, Ziegler said. The Montgomery County Sheriff Bomb Disposal Unit detonated the device at a remote location.

It's unclear how the missile ended up in the river. A similar explosive device was found in the Schuylkill River about six months ago, police said. That device had been discarded.

Monocacy Station is about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Check that trip to Arkansas. Now I might just dangle a hook off the I-76 bridge. What kinda of bait do you think I should use.

Don't think a magnet would be an especially smart idea.

28 posted on 09/24/2002 2:15:27 PM PDT by woofer
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To: woofer
They can climb a tree with a cow in their mouth, trust me!
29 posted on 09/24/2002 2:16:46 PM PDT by Howie
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To: P7M13
I believe, in Arkansas, that would be a "stay in the schoolbusparkedonthehillusedasourhousewiththesatellitedishoutfront" ping...........
30 posted on 09/24/2002 2:17:12 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: woofer; Phantom Lord
Meant that for Phantom Lord, sorry!
31 posted on 09/24/2002 2:18:53 PM PDT by Howie
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To: wallcrawlr
``I had a terrible headache and my blood pressure has been up. ... It's been a long ordeal,'' said Vaughan, whose husband, Johnny, killed two of the lions with his .30-06 rifle. ``Everybody is scared around here,'' added neighbor Arvil Skinner. ``People have to sit out with a high-powered rifle just to let their kids play in the yard. ``That's just how serious it is. It might be all right and it might not. They might still be out there. We just don't know.''

Ahhhhhh! Take away the .30-06, and you have life as it would have been, if the animal rights wackos had been in charge over the past 100,000 years!

32 posted on 09/24/2002 2:23:39 PM PDT by LRS
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Would you like to explain what you meant by that?
33 posted on 09/24/2002 2:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Cabin


IN ARKANSAS

For ignorant people like you!

34 posted on 09/24/2002 2:41:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
ROTFWM15CD

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35 posted on 09/24/2002 2:44:20 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: dd5339
Ha, just had a mental image of Reba McIntire in Tremors (speaking to husband Michael Gross) - "You didn't get penetration even with the elephant gun, good Lord!"
36 posted on 09/24/2002 2:46:24 PM PDT by agrace
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To: wallcrawlr
Oh my!
37 posted on 09/24/2002 2:47:13 PM PDT by TamiPie
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To: Deguello
You might want to try a cottontail distress call. A taped recording is preferred since you do not want the target to home in directly to you. Set your tape player about 40 yards down-wind from your position. It is preferred if the wind is cross to your position.

If I remember correctly the lion attacks only from upwind, so you're in it's path when it stalks, not charges.

Just a thought.

38 posted on 09/24/2002 2:47:27 PM PDT by Centurion2000
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To: kcvl; P7M13
Oh, I had no idea they actually had REAL cabins in Arkansas - I saw so many busses being used as homes, complete with curtains flapping in the open windows...... I'm just too damn ignorant......... thanks for the picture and for showing everyone what a great sense of humor you have..............
41 posted on 09/24/2002 2:51:45 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: AllSmiles
You mean that your problem is the owners of some pit bull dogs.

I agree, of course. Just pointing out that, given a choice, I'd probably rather deal with an 80 lb dog than a 400 lb lion.

42 posted on 09/24/2002 3:02:42 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
When someone thinks so much of themselves as to post a "glamour photo" it tells me all I need to know. You are as IGNORANT as suggested above if your stereotype description of Arkansas is what you described above. I suppose you being from PA (Texas or wherever you CLAIM)is superior from the barefoot hillbilly from Arkansas. I get a little sick of being described by "SUPERIORS" who have NO CLUE about where I live. This all coming from a gal in PA? ROFLOL!
43 posted on 09/24/2002 3:03:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Inge_CAV
My neighbors still laugh about me finding a monkey in my barn.

Hey, happens all the time. I'm still trying to convince my wife that an escaped talking monkey broke into our bedroom, asked me to kiss it, and then turned into a beautiful, 20 year old girl. Sheesh, some people are so cynical!

44 posted on 09/24/2002 3:05:26 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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You are so sweet....you think that is a glamour photo? It was taken right here in front of my computer, but thank you for thinking I am glamourous...........

Bless your heart........

45 posted on 09/24/2002 3:06:15 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: wallcrawlr
Shame these beautiful and noble animals had to be killed because of the idiocy of the braindead owner.
46 posted on 09/24/2002 3:06:58 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: AllSmiles
"The African lion is a very large cat, with males weighing between 330 and 550 pounds and females weighing between 260 and 400 pounds. It is 8 to 10 feet long, not including the tai."

Yup, an 800lb lion would make quite a trophy.

The Big Zoo

47 posted on 09/24/2002 3:08:52 PM PDT by xsrdx
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
got his dander up didn't you? lol

probably a yankee that lives part time in the Ozarks on a private lake and wont let the locals fish on it.

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48 posted on 09/24/2002 3:11:16 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: AllSmiles
There's no such thing as a 600 to 800 pound African Lion.

This is Rhino, a 500 lb African lion I saw some years ago at the International Exotic Feline Sanctuary in Texas. This guy is HUGE! He has no mane because he is neutered.


49 posted on 09/24/2002 3:13:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Centurion2000
Coyotes and bobcats can be the same way. Most coyotes will charge straight to the sound while in pairs they may circle around. The bobcats will do a slow stalk. Either way, being cross wind helps and the sound carries with the wind for planning a call to cover more distance. If they wind is right, I like to have the sound carrying out over an open feild with brush/trees as the backdrop, wind at your back or off the side.
50 posted on 09/24/2002 3:13:44 PM PDT by Deguello
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