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Couple face jail after nursing a coyote-bitten fawn back to health
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 29, 2013 | NINA GOLGOWSKI

Posted on 01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST by Uncle Chip

An Indiana couple who nursed an injured fawn back to health more than two years ago is now facing jail time after refusing to leave the animal to die.

Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller says that it was a little more than two years ago while on patrol that he discovered the tiny deer curled up on a neighbor’s front porch, badly wounded and unable to stand.

Without time to help it himself, he called his wife, a registered nurse, who cautiously approached the deer with their teenaged daughter before experiencing the fawn gently licking their hands.

Unbeknownst to them at the time, however, was that bringing the animal home with them was illegal according to the state's Department of Natural Resources, with the crime punishable by jail.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: dani; wildlife

1 posted on 01/29/2013 3:38:40 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against . . . We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it. There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

— Dr. Floyd Ferris “Atlas Shrugged”


2 posted on 01/29/2013 3:43:08 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Uncle Chip
I'm not saying it's right, but coyotes in Nevada are dead-meat on sight, statewide.

They're lower than the dust.

3 posted on 01/29/2013 3:44:21 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Bring back the booby hatches.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Insanity


4 posted on 01/29/2013 3:47:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Uncle Chip

Does the DNR go after liberals when they try to drag beached whales into the water?


5 posted on 01/29/2013 3:48:01 PM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Sorry, but if you had to pick a critter more hazardous to human life, would it be the coyote or the deer?

Pigeons are gutter rats. Deer are wood rats.

Coyotes are not good, but they don't crash through your windshield in the middle of the night.

6 posted on 01/29/2013 3:52:18 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Uncle Chip

I guess they will need to include the police in the next remake of the Yearling.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 3:52:24 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: Uncle Chip

About 8 months ago there was a prominent case posted here at FR in which the cops actually came to the house at 5 a.m. and simply BLEW AWAY the deer they’d been nursing.

No warning or anything.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 3:54:35 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Uncle Chip

Our bureaucratic idiots at work. Emailed it on. Thanks!


9 posted on 01/29/2013 3:54:59 PM PST by wizr (Isaiah 7:9 If you do not stand fully in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: elkfersupper
Deer are wood rats.

We call them ditch rats here. It takes $1,500 in steel to make a bumper that will save a pickup.

10 posted on 01/29/2013 3:59:43 PM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative
It takes $1,500 in steel to make a bumper that will save a pickup. (from a deer).

Expensive, and that wreaks havoc with your crumple zone should you hit something less forgiving.

11 posted on 01/29/2013 4:05:53 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Uncle Chip

I can’t imagine any jury would convict them.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 4:14:01 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Try raising orphaned RACOONS and see what reaction you get. RACOONS carry a terrible virus which has killed TWO persons in the US. They also carry rabies. AARG. They will probably die of distemper because no vet will touch them or give you the medicine to treat them.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 4:16:05 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: latina4dubya

ping...


14 posted on 01/29/2013 4:18:15 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yet another completely stupid law. All our “legislators” have SFB (Obama for brains).


15 posted on 01/29/2013 4:18:26 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

16 posted on 01/29/2013 4:21:10 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: elkfersupper

“Sorry, but if you had to pick a critter more hazardous to human life, would it be the coyote or the deer?”

Neither. It would be the self-righteous, self-appointed, nanny-state Marxist-liberals. Those rat bastards have killed more people in the past hundred years than coyotes ever could.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 4:22:01 PM PST by MeganC (“Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!”)
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To: Uncle Chip
Sometimes it's about common sense and what's right in God's eyes. And that's what I'm going to stand for.’

I'll stand beside him......

18 posted on 01/29/2013 4:30:36 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
They will probably die of distemper

No they won't, not unless they come in contact with another raccoon that does carry the virus..........

19 posted on 01/29/2013 4:33:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: MeganC
FR needs a "like" button for comments like this one. Spot on.
20 posted on 01/29/2013 4:38:51 PM PST by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: MeganC

I said “more”, not “most”. Otherwise, I agree with you.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 4:43:29 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Uncle Chip

Here’s the key phrase:

“Unbeknownst to them at the time, however, was that bringing the animal home with them was illegal according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources, with the crime punishable by jail.”

This is why all you conservatives need to turn off NFL football, turn off the barbecue, stop redocorating your kitchens and stop chasing the false god Mammon.

You need to get off your fat dupas and elect a constitutional sheriff who believes in the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.

With a constitutional sheriff you can:

1. Investigate liberals in your community.

2. Throw those pigs in prison.

3. Buy surplus military arms, including mortars and machineguns.

4. Muster a division of like-minded fully-armed citizens for “emergencies” who can to tell the state DNR to KMA.

You conservatives best slap yourselves awake before you’re rounded up and hauled to “Arbeit macht frei.”


22 posted on 01/29/2013 4:44:11 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Like.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 4:45:29 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Uncle Chip

we took care of an abandoned fawn a few years ago. smart as any dog. knew its name. came when you called it. played in the sprinkler
let anyone come up and pet it. when it was time, she went back to the woods and did very well. one of the best experiences our family ever had. kept the DNR out of it as we had already heard horror stories about them shooting them in front of your kids. i would have shot back.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 4:49:58 PM PST by annelizly
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To: Uncle Chip

i think many in government want us to hate them. i even think some want to goad us into firing on them in self defense.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 4:58:03 PM PST 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: Hot Tabasco

Amen.

Spoken by a fellow criminal - But! - ONLY in the eyes of corrupt men.

Dear Lord, hear our prayer.
Tatt


26 posted on 01/29/2013 5:27:48 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
Some vets will tell you what you need, and you can buy it yourself at the feed store...or should I say you used to be able to do so.
27 posted on 01/29/2013 5:30:18 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: Joe 6-pack

28 posted on 01/29/2013 5:51:27 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: sarasmom

You can get all the *dog* distemper shots you want.

Cat vaccines seem to pretty limited and you must use the feline vax on coons.

[pet coons may possibly be why cat vax are not as easily found]


29 posted on 01/29/2013 6:01:03 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I was visiting 2 of my daughters in Dallas. One is a law student and another prelaw at SMU.. We had tickets to see Justice Scalia. He spoke on his new book, “Reading the Law”. The premis of the book is to tell lawyers and judges ‘how to’ judge (that is a very elementary explaination). One of the axioms he perports in the book is that there are laws (written code) which no reasonable person would enforce. There is a long Latin term he used, but the thrust of it was that some laws are so inane in todays parlance that it is unreasonable to be applied. Given the fact that they are bringing the case 1 1/2 years after the animal was rehabilitated it seems cruel and inhumain to euthanize a completely healthy deer. Where’s the love? But these killers of animals which have been rehabilitated by people who love them must be democrats....or as Walowitz’s mother refers to him as a putz...Democrat putz.


30 posted on 01/29/2013 6:22:28 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (THAT)
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To: elkfersupper

Yes, Nature and other life has no meaning or value, it’s all about you and your car. Congratulations: You are the living version of the liberal cartoon of the conservative as a self-centered, vicious knuckle-dragger.


31 posted on 01/29/2013 6:51:57 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Uncle Chip

Lets hear it for our brave police, keeping us safe from dangerous criminals like this.


32 posted on 01/29/2013 7:00:50 PM PST by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: sergeantdave

Best Comment of the Year.

If not decade.

Thankfully I have such a County Sheriff.


33 posted on 01/29/2013 7:08:06 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: elkfersupper

Yeah, who gave them the right to exist. God? What a laugh!


34 posted on 01/29/2013 7:46:59 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: christx30

“Lets hear it for our brave police, keeping us safe from dangerous criminals like this.”

Read the story again, The police officer and his wife are the ones who saved the animal.


35 posted on 01/29/2013 7:58:18 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ClearCase_guy
...There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

And there it is - modern day liberalism in a nutshell...

36 posted on 01/29/2013 9:05:10 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: colorado tanker
My daughter lives back in the woods and her neighbor just about every year nurse's a fawn back to health with a bottle of special milk. When its big enough to wander off in the woods, they will call it back (named baby) and it will still come to the porch to nurse a bottle. He gets them from neighbors that find them. He also had a large feeding set up that releases corn twice a day from a hugh hung barrel....no body rats him out. When they are out of town my daughter and her husband drive the back trails to their house, have a key and warm up a bottle for baby...she comes when she is called...they took me there once to watch...

Scum that would shoot a helpless fawn are sub human....

37 posted on 01/29/2013 10:10:02 PM PST by goat granny
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To: kabumpo
Yes, Nature and other life has no meaning or value, it’s all about you and your car. Congratulations: You are the living version of the liberal cartoon of the conservative as a self-centered, vicious knuckle-dragger.

My family has always been in the livestock business.

My great-grandfather once took a stick after my behind when I failed to hit the ditch in a loaded grain truck in order to shoot at a passing pack of coyotes.

Old lessons die hard.

38 posted on 01/30/2013 10:36:58 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: chessplayer
Yeah, who gave them the right to exist. God? What a laugh!

The population didn't explode and become a traffic hazard until people were regulated into not shooting and eating them.

39 posted on 01/30/2013 10:39:14 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
I meant to add that the coyotes were there only because the deer were there and the deer were there to eat his crops.

We were equal opportunity killers in those days - deer for crop destruction, coyotes for livestock destruction.

All the activities of those animals took money out of people's pockets.

40 posted on 01/30/2013 10:44:57 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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