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Wolves maul a woman to death at a zoo in Sweden
The Sun ^ | 6/17/12 | CHRIS POLLARD

Posted on 06/17/2012 1:14:47 PM PDT by null and void

A WOMAN zookeeper was mauled to death by a pack of wolves as she fed them in their enclosure.

Eight of the wolves are thought to have surrounded and attacked the woman, who was in her 30s.

Her body was found by a colleague — but the snarling pack would not let anyone near her. Eventually brave zoo workers formed a human chain and rushed the wolves, forcing them back.

Jan Tengeborg, who organised the attempt to recover the body, said: “We couldn’t get into the enclosure because the wolves clearly did not want us in there. You can’t just walk right into a wolf pack.”

No one witnessed the attack so it is not yet clear exactly what triggered it. The dead woman has not been named.

The same pack attacked TV naturalist Arne Weise when Kolmarden Wildlife Park opened in Braviken Bay, Sweden, in 2007.

He said yesterday: “We have to stop interacting so closely with wolves. It is wrong, the risk is too great. We must recognise they are dangerous animals.”

Armed police were called to the zoo but did not open fire. Mats Höggren, director at Kolmarden — where earlier this year a girl of 15 was bitten on the leg by a wolf — said: “This is is terrible.

“She was alone in the wolves’ yard but had contact with a colleague via two-way radio.

“The colleague thought she had been gone longer than usual, so investigated and found her body.” He said the animals would not be put down.


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To: Rytas
That’s why they’re called wild animals.

That part I understand.

The part I don't understand is why the other mammals involved in this incident gave themselves the species name of "sapiens" (meaning "wise").

And how they managed to do this with a straight face!

101 posted on 06/17/2012 4:56:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

Meanwhile, the Department of Natural Resources keeps transplanting wolves back into states where they had been wiped out, all the while assuring us that they aren’t dangerous to humans. Oh yeah, don’t shoot wolves because you will receive a penalty that dwarfs penalties given to those who actually shoot other people . . . One more example of the Federal Government knowing more than voters about what is right for them.


102 posted on 06/17/2012 4:59:14 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: onevoter

See the post above yours...


103 posted on 06/17/2012 5:00:48 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: livius
Good grief. And these are the heirs of the Vikings?

No, they're not.

104 posted on 06/17/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
And later that night, I tip them.

And so do I.
Psst. It's Lucky Lady to win in the 8th at Aqueduct
105 posted on 06/17/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: kneehurts
You're not so far away from us. I am not aware that we have mountain lions here, and I hope that's evidence that there aren't any. Even in our front yard, I am alert, but it's completely surrounded by woods and underbrush, so I can't even see the street at this time of year, nor can I see our neighbors. Every year the woods surrounding us becomes more dense. We have fishercats, various types of hawks, and pileated woodpeckers.

Bears scare me, as do coywolves. Still, I feel safe here.

106 posted on 06/17/2012 5:09:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Monkey Face

Liberals live in dreamland.


107 posted on 06/17/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Or as my daddy use to say, *one wolf will not kill you but a pack will everytime they can***


108 posted on 06/17/2012 5:15:23 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: elkfersupper

I was glad to see you hunted the Gila Wilderness. I bow hunted there several years. I shot a nice 6x7 bull the last year I hunted there. That would have been in the mid 80s. I hunted out of Silver City, NM


109 posted on 06/17/2012 5:15:54 PM PDT by depenzz (There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt. John Adam)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Best to have dogs and guns. Pants help.”

Words to live by.

And one of my favorites “Life is tough, it’s harder if you’re stupid.”


110 posted on 06/17/2012 5:17:26 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: vetvetdoug

Actually, the most beautiful fur coat I have ever seen was coyote. The owner had shot the coyotes himself in Alaska.

I have a standing offer on my property for deer hunters..... Bring me a coyote pelt, you can have a deer.


111 posted on 06/17/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT by Grammy
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To: JRandomFreeper
"Watch me. You might want ear plugs or muffs. God gave me an opposable thumb for a reason"

One of the most excellent replies I have ever seen on FR.

112 posted on 06/17/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: Anoreth

They’re probably living on garbage, rats, and catz.


113 posted on 06/17/2012 5:36:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
I was just stepping out for a minute. I didn't expect an interview.

/johnny

114 posted on 06/17/2012 5:40:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: onevoter

The Strategy of the 3 s’s
Shoot
Shovel
Shut Up


115 posted on 06/17/2012 5:40:29 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: cradle of freedom
I live in Massachusetts, I have seen a coyote in broad daylight in my daughters neighborhood which is surrounded by woods. I have also seen a coyote on a farm not farm from my street. My daughter said that one night she heard coyotes killing a deer—they could hear the death cries of the deer. Could this have been a coyote/wolf mix since a poster says that pure coyotes cannot take down a deer?

Actually pure coyotes, regardless of what some FReepers think, do hunt in packs of two to four animals. I have seen them here in Northern CA. When you call in coyotes with a predator call they usually come in pairs and sometimes up to 4 or more. They are quite capable of killing a deer. The western coyote is smaller than its hybrid eastern cousins but still deadly. The distress call of a deer, which is seldom heard, sounds similar to a goat or sheep.

116 posted on 06/17/2012 5:41:57 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Eagles6

GOOD PLAN!


117 posted on 06/17/2012 5:43:55 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: onevoter

Shhh! Don’t shout, it’s a SECRET plan.


118 posted on 06/17/2012 5:46:46 PM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: calex59
And a bugling elk sounds like a chupacabra.

Once again, at 7000 ft, cutting firewood, we all stopped the chain saws for provacative maintenance, and we heard... that sound.

I heard a horny elk. I nodded my head, said 'chupacabra' and started the chain saw.

We were supposed to be finished by 1400. We finished at 1100.

/johnny

119 posted on 06/17/2012 5:50:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Eagles6
Pants however are NOT required. Ask any of the neighbors. ;)

/johnny

120 posted on 06/17/2012 5:53:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I didn’t realize you were home. I thought you were out camping sleeping in a tent without a stitch on with the snow falling, armed.


121 posted on 06/17/2012 5:54:01 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Tax-chick

They’re eating the rabbit infestation. Also apparently the “endangered” birds that nest on the beach, which is why the department was trying to hunt them, but they have no idea how to hunt coyotes. Especially coyotes that live in the area and are extremely well-fed, even if they aren’t crossbreeds of some type.


122 posted on 06/17/2012 5:54:28 PM PDT by Anoreth (It's not a great party until someone loses rank.)
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To: depenzz
I hunted out of Reserve, drop camp set up East of Snow Lake. The rest on foot or horseback.

Sadly enough, roughly 300,000 acres either burned or burning near and around Whitewater Baldy right now.

Always rifle for me. Drew a permit 11 years running. Nothing the last 18.

Learned to keep the rifle within arm's reach, the .45 on my hip-along with a big knife.

There are numerous large creatures out there capable of killing and eating you; especially along the Middle Fork of the Gila. I had fun for the most part. Hope you did, as well. Only brought 2 big elk out of there in all those years. That is a LOT of work.

123 posted on 06/17/2012 5:57:35 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Anoreth

Well, good luck to the wildlife department.

Ash doesn’t like large, feral canines.


124 posted on 06/17/2012 5:59:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
I thought you were out camping sleeping in a tent without a stitch on with the snow falling, armed.

Technically... that WAS home back then. The shack came later in the story. 3 months during monsoon! Oy vey! Time for a roof.

/johnny

125 posted on 06/17/2012 6:00:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

oh dear, I don’t know how you slept at all!


126 posted on 06/17/2012 6:02:40 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
It was all recorded here on FR in an ATRW thread while I was doing it.

Run hard, fight hard, play hard.

And then, pay hard. I did wind up losing a spleen and a kidney in that situtation.

Never talked to my spleen anyway, we weren't close....

/johnny

127 posted on 06/17/2012 6:06:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tax-chick

They gave up. One day it was raining so of course they didn’t hunt, and then they were supposed to hunt all weekend but they closed up and left on Thursday.
Not that they knew what they were doing anyway.


128 posted on 06/17/2012 6:11:41 PM PDT by Anoreth (It's not a great party until someone loses rank.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
We have too many wolves here along the Upper Yukon in Ak. I took a ride down the road outta our rural community and saw 2 then another one about 5 miles away from the first two. Couldn't get a shot at any of them. The second one was walkin up the road when it saw the truck, was like a blur, off road in the woods outta sight in like half a second. We do get some come fall when the caribou come through as the wolves and grizz tend to follow the migrating caribou. ONe spot we have gotten a few, a pull off along the road. I throw some bait out along the road maybe 100 yards from where I'm parked. Then I sit on a box in trk bed leaning over the cab. Wolves stroll down the road every night about 8 pm, they stay in area cause the caribou cross there. WE have gotten a few right there, as they stop when they smell the rotten fish & meat and we get a shot off. You can run them down with snowmachines in deep new snow in the right places like on an open lake and cut them off if they try and get to cover. They actually tire out quick and will slow down and when you hit them, they will actually try grabbing front cowling of snowmachine. Most times they are stunned when you dust them and then we shoot them with AR's. Everybody around here is trying to get the wolf numbers down as they are wiping the moose and young caribou calves out. Most effective and practical way is with heli-control, but even then they wise up quick and stay in the trees. Palin was the only governor I;ve seen up here with enough guts to challenge the wolf luvers and kill some wolves with arial control.

My neighbor had to run out in his driveway and shoot a wolf that had his springer spaniel by the neck. wolf wouldn't let go even when my neigbor was 5 foot from wolf, neighbor sprayed blood all over the snow. We have had wolves get into our garbage cans early winter at 3 am. Also every couple years have young pups walk up our lane after they've been kicked out by their mum. Those young wolves are scared, hungry, and don't know what to do but eventually, they pack up or die. Those young wolves aactually hang around people picking off all the cats & dogs and local rabbits they can. My son would call them in early september at school bus stop with mouth squealer. Wolf would stay in woods on other side of road and look the kids over, scared to try anything.

We like having wolves around, just not too many of them and if they stay across the river.

129 posted on 06/17/2012 6:15:16 PM PDT by Eska
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To: Anoreth

Government.

Maybe bears will move in next.


130 posted on 06/17/2012 6:15:34 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Eva

“Everything that I have read says that coyotes are lone hunters and cannot take down a deer. We have seen several deer, stripped to the bare bone.”
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I don’t know much about the subject but my youngest brother is an expert deer hunter with decades of experience and a total kill count that has to be in the hundreds by now. He has described to me the experience of sitting on a deer stand and listening to a pack of Coyotes take down and kill an adult deer. He could not actually see them because of brush but he could hear clearly, he says they are hunting in packs like wolves, this is on federal game management land in South Carolina. Coyotes that he has killed in the area look like pure Coyotes, not hybrids but he did say that he has seen some that look very large so who knows, maybe a hybrid coydog or coywolf could lead a pack, I don’t know.


131 posted on 06/17/2012 6:23:41 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: null and void
He said the animals would not be put down.

Civilized folks once understood the necessity for following God's command in Genesis 9 that animals that kill humans MUST be put down.

132 posted on 06/17/2012 6:34:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

Yeah. Abandon wisdom at your own peril.


133 posted on 06/17/2012 6:46:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: Jack Hydrazine

We used to listen to a pack of coyotes at night while fishing in the Texas panhandle in the late 60’s. They would run up and down on the other side of a dune just a few yards from us, yapping for hours.

A lady on Padre Island had her chihuahua pulled through her fence last summer by a coyote. They are very brazen in the Corpus Christi Padre Island area from what I hear.


134 posted on 06/17/2012 6:46:57 PM PDT by TStro
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To: TStro
The local Police shot and killed a coyote on the courthouse lawn early on a Sunday morning in my city about 23 years ago. They brought me the carcass and it appeared to be a pure coyote weighing around 80-90 pounds. It had been eating well on the local housecat and small dog population. We live in NE Mississippi and now have nutria living along the creeks that go through the city.
135 posted on 06/17/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: JRandomFreeper
"And then you can sic the dogs on 'em."

Sure. That'll work. That is, as long as you don't mind your dogs being used as dental floss by a pack of real canines.

LMAO!!!!

8^D

136 posted on 06/17/2012 7:11:11 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barack O'Bunga--America's first gay president...")
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To: calex59
Here in western Mass we've seen packs of 20-30+ hunting deer nearly every winter since we've been in this house (tens-of-thousands of pristine acres abutting the completely undeveloped Quabbin Reservoir watershed).

The trills, shrieks and ululations as they close on the usually hamstrung victim sound both hysterical and primal. Goosebump central.

;-\

137 posted on 06/17/2012 7:18:37 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barack O'Bunga--America's first gay president...")
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To: Gargantua
Hard to beat some good dogs and a 22-250.

/johnny

138 posted on 06/17/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gargantua

thats why our ancestors killed them all...we are just a meal to them like a deer...it takes idiots and metro-sexual men to bring them all back..


139 posted on 06/17/2012 7:28:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Gargantua
I did have one dog injured by a rattlesnake, but it was 5 dead from grand-dad's .38 (snakes that is) to one injured dog.

And she got into a porcupine... Not a real bright dog.

But one culls.

/johnny

140 posted on 06/17/2012 7:31:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gargantua

Coyotes are a fairly common sight here on the fringes of the greater Phoenix area, especially very early in the morning. And of course, you can hear them all night. Was with the family camping up at Usery Park a while back and a noisy pack of them ran past the tents in the early morning hours. I am not sure if they were chasing dinner or whatever, but it was a pretty creepy experience.


141 posted on 06/17/2012 8:11:51 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: cricket

“Given the recognizable danger; am wondering why this woman, feeding the wolves - alone.”

That is crazy. 30 wolves at feeding time, all around you?

I have known wolves all of my lives, and am totally comfortable around a couple of domesticated and trained wolves at a time, but even I’d be really uneasy around thirty at once, to say nothing of thirty at once - at feeding time.

That is crazy.


142 posted on 06/17/2012 8:15:02 PM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: null and void

Here’s a hint,they did’nt maul her rather ripped her apart.


143 posted on 06/17/2012 8:30:50 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: ScaniaBoy

“However, there are situations where the animals attack unprovoked, maybe because they want to assert their dominance, something that soon can turn into hunting/killing behavior”

Yep. Wolves will reflexively attack anything which moves fast, especially if it moves away, or suddenly falls under them, even if it is a loved friend. If you trip around a pet wolf and fall out on the ground, you’d better know their psychology inside and out.

All the predatory/aggression stuff with them is robotic, and wholly separate from personality. It’s not really like us, where predatory can be a logical thing, designed to serve a principle, or belief. It can be trained out of most wolves, though they have a lot of variation in their personalities for some reason.

Of course, feeding time is a whole other matter, since they get real worked up over food. I can’t imagine thirty at once, all together, at feeding time, feeding off of each other’s excitement. That’s just crazy, and there is no way you’d have gotten me in there.


144 posted on 06/17/2012 8:37:49 PM PDT by AnonymousConservative (Why did Liberals evolve within our species? www.anonymousconservative.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper
In Texas,Coyotes are open game.The damage they instill is horrendous.I have always been partial to German Shepperd's,which is similar in looks to a Cayote.After witnessing the damage they can inflict I lost all feelings for them[cayotes].Ranchers despise them and it is an unwritten rule,if you see them shoot them.Had a friend who had a mare.He showed up in time to save the foal,but not the mother.He kept it[I think out of sympathy],but the left side was disfigured. Growing up on a farm in upstate NY,when the corn was ready to put in,there was a bounty on Raccoons.They were very destructive.They would take a bite of one,throw it down and move on.It was shocking how much damage they could do in one night.We would hunt them on horseback at nigh with dogs.Pelts went from four dollars to twenty five depending on the Quality.Till the EPA and all the number people stepped in.Put the farmers out of business.Had to have feed for the winter.What was once beautiful farmland went obsolete seemingly overnight.
145 posted on 06/17/2012 8:40:17 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: xarmydog
Very familiar with them here in my part of Texas.

I have a partial solution to them. ;)

/johnny

146 posted on 06/17/2012 8:51:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BigBobber

Another reminder that some wild animals are also more dangerous than others.


147 posted on 06/17/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GladesGuru
How can any competent person not know wolves kill because they are wolves. As for when, when they want to kill.

Reminds me of a Chris Rock bit, referring to the mauling of Roy by the tiger in Las Vegas. He said, "People are saying how the tiger went crazy and nearly killed the guy. That tiger didn't go crazy! That tiger went TIGER!

Mark

148 posted on 06/17/2012 8:56:39 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Watch the ones with opposable thumbs. They are sneaky and fast and dangerous. And eat wolves.

We're the only species on the planet that has large carnivores for pets.

We rock. That's what happens when God gives you dominion. And no, I'm not going to be shy about saying it.

/johnny

149 posted on 06/17/2012 8:57:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gargantua

One night you should get so/many hunters it’s impossible to know and just take care of these packs once and for all. Who knows who was there or who got what?


150 posted on 06/17/2012 8:59:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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