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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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To: xsrdx
Tales of Arkansas lions may be like those of Arkansas Presidents...subject to "slight" modifications (i.e., it depends on what the definition of 800lbs is...)
51 posted on 09/24/2002 3:16:57 PM PDT by LRS
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To: dd5339
I don't own that one -- just WANT one.

This is the highest power artillery I own:

Winchester Model 71. Only chambered in .348 Winchester. A little light for lion, it's considered adequate for bear, but more knock-down than the .30'06.

52 posted on 09/24/2002 3:18:22 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Don't flatter yourself dear. I don't think it's glamorous but your pose suggests that you do.
53 posted on 09/24/2002 3:18:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: P7M13
You know so much about me. LOL! Is there a problem with owning land to keep jerks like you out?
54 posted on 09/24/2002 3:20:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
I don't know who or what crawled up your butt today - but being from West Texas, I get more than my share of jokes about dumb dirt farmers, and the lazy life style of Texans....... I am apparently more intelligent than you since I am able to determine when someone is joking or being serious....... apparently that chip on your shoulder is pretty big......

I happen to have spent some time in Arkansas - it is a beautiful State, with some very nice people living there.....obviously I didn't meet you......

I most humbly apologize for any wrong I have done you or the great State of Arkansas......

55 posted on 09/24/2002 3:22:09 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: kcvl
Begging your pardon, I said probably that you were a yankee in jest. However, you seem very assured in your characterzation of me as a jerk. Having been raised in the south, I know what manners are. You sir, are not a southenern, as proven by your total lack of manners on this thread. As I know many yankees that have more manners than you, I can only assume, sir, that you, are a carpetbagger.

Have a nice day.

t
56 posted on 09/24/2002 3:27:08 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; P7M13
It's always interesting to see when one person can't defend what they say without calling in their "friends". lol!
57 posted on 09/24/2002 3:31:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
BTW, I bet you make a "wonderful mother" with your attitude.
58 posted on 09/24/2002 3:32:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
hey girl, someone made jokes about west texans?
i would have never guessed it!!!!
best to you & yours
59 posted on 09/24/2002 3:35:23 PM PDT by westexan
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To: kcvl
Sir,

I take offense to that comment. If you can read, I suggest that you check the earlier comments and see who invited the lady to the thread.

And sir, quite frankly any sterotypes you had hoped to dispell, you have reenforced them very well.

t
60 posted on 09/24/2002 3:36:40 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: P7M13
You have just proved what a jerk you are(like I suggested earlier). lol! Pot meet kettle...
61 posted on 09/24/2002 3:39:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
If you can possibly put down your moon shine for a moment and scroll back through this thread, you will find that I was posting to "my friend" and not you....... my friend and I have been laughing our butts off at you having a seizure over my comment......

I could not care less what you think of me, my picture, or my Mothering skills...... but I have had a great laugh today at your pathetic attempt to belittle me...... sit back on the porch and have a few swigs from that jug....you'll feel better........

62 posted on 09/24/2002 3:39:52 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: kcvl; P7M13
P7M13...... you are a jerk? I didn't know that....... why didn't you tell me?
63 posted on 09/24/2002 3:41:18 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: wallcrawlr
Maybe they were Detroit Lions
64 posted on 09/24/2002 3:41:46 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: westexan
Look out now, you might get accused of being my friend........lol

Nah, no one makes fun of West Texans.....I was just trying to be nice to the hillbilly here...........

65 posted on 09/24/2002 3:42:10 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Thought you knew. I'm a male.

All males are jerks, don't you know.

However, some males are more jerked that others I suppose.

t
66 posted on 09/24/2002 3:43:19 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: kcvl
Your attempt at logic fails you sir.

Have a nice life...

t
67 posted on 09/24/2002 3:45:08 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
lol
aint got no hillbillies here, aint got no hills yall
68 posted on 09/24/2002 3:45:22 PM PDT by westexan
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To: kcvl
Your attempt at logic fails you sir.

Have a nice life...

t
69 posted on 09/24/2002 3:45:26 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Damn, this thread got weird. I thought we were talking about killing lions?
70 posted on 09/24/2002 3:46:23 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I'm still mad at Arkansas for giving us clintoon as President or is it I'm still mad at Texas for giving us Ross Perot as a third party spoiler? I forget.
71 posted on 09/24/2002 3:47:49 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: Double Tap
Me too....... now I'm in therapy because I'm a horrible Mother..........
72 posted on 09/24/2002 3:47:59 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Shooter 2.5
Can't we have both? lol........
73 posted on 09/24/2002 3:52:18 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
yea, and now I'm in therapy because I'm a jerk!

no, wait, I already was in therapy because I was a jerk.

t
74 posted on 09/24/2002 3:53:51 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: floriduh voter
Forget the flame war on this thread, but is the owner of this "wildlife sanctuary", Steve Hennings, the same guy who tortured a neighborhood in Tampa for several years with about a dozen big cats in his backyard?
75 posted on 09/24/2002 3:54:12 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: westexan
You are right.....no hills in West Texas.......but just so we're clear here...... Arkansas hillbillies have 3 teeth, and West Texans have 4....... right?
76 posted on 09/24/2002 3:54:33 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
If you can possibly put down your moon shine

my friend and I have been laughing our butts off at you

sit back on the porch and have a few swigs from that jug....you'll feel better........

You just made my point about arrogant people who think they are better than the rest of us. You seem to be obsessed with moonshine so maybe you know more about that than the rest of us. I could care less what you look like or your mothering skills which includes your nice language and making fun of other people and their way of life. Check your own backdoor before belittling others.

77 posted on 09/24/2002 3:54:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Honey, some Midol and a heating pad will fix you right up..........
78 posted on 09/24/2002 3:56:00 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Texas scored some points with Bush but if Ann Richards would have won, I would have stayed sorely irritated. Then both states passed CCW laws so I guess with time, I'll stop gassing up before the Arkansas border and trying to make it across to Tennessee without spending any money there.
79 posted on 09/24/2002 3:58:58 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: kcvl
Hush now, kcvl...we don't want the rest of the country to know about the double super secret elegant and beautiful homes and cabins of Arkansas....It will drive up the real estate prices!

We got Outhouses...TRAILORS...Lions, Tigers and Bears! wink, wink.

sw

80 posted on 09/24/2002 3:59:29 PM PDT by spectre
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To: spectre
LOL

Oh MY!

make sure our friends from california don't find you.... they have ruined colorado.....unless you like a starbucks on every corner.

t
81 posted on 09/24/2002 4:02:40 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: spectre
I have visited Arkansas Spectre...... and as I stated, it is a beautiful State....... my comments were made in jest.... apparently over the heads of some.......... no offense to your State was intended.........
82 posted on 09/24/2002 4:04:21 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: kcvl
Come on guy, lighten up. You're among friends here.
I took some backroads with my wife in Kentucky last year and I mentioned that things were getting so rough that I told her that I was starting to hear banjo music in reference to "Deliverence".
You guessed it. We went over a hill and there was a sign for a banjo festival.
You can see the same thing in Texas. Without the hills, of course.
83 posted on 09/24/2002 4:06:24 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5
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To: sweetliberty
ping
84 posted on 09/24/2002 4:08:00 PM PDT by null and void
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To: Shooter 2.5
for sure, they have a great blue grass festival in Buffalo Gap, just south of Abilene, tucked away close to some little things called hills down there.

t
85 posted on 09/24/2002 4:09:28 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: null and void
Thanks for the ping Nully. I heard this on the radio earlier. Between the lions and the alligators kinda makes you pause before going out for a walk. There are a number of big cat refuges in this state. Other large wild animals too. I think it has to do with the lack of regulation here. (which could explain the large 2-legged Rats that escaped a few years ago). Most of these places seem to be very responsible and doing a good service. Apparently this place that is leaking lions has some problems.
86 posted on 09/24/2002 4:16:12 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I realize that...but the truth is, I was born in PA. My relatives live outside of Pittsburg and in Upper St. Clair. I'm a transplanted Yankee, and my husband is from New England.

I love Arkansas, and it's wonderful people.

Truth is, I never met a Hick before, till I left Arkansas to go back home...It was a real shocker...Most of the people in Arkansas are intelligent, refined, and have a Southern Grace with style, good taste and manners.

sw

87 posted on 09/24/2002 4:19:50 PM PDT by spectre
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To: dd5339
" I just never expected to have to go to Arkansas to do it."

ROTFL!

88 posted on 09/24/2002 4:20:29 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: Shooter 2.5
Sheesh! Now someone starts picking on my KY home! Look now, I'll have you know that at least our Gov. Patton and his sweetie didn't share the same DNA! (After saying this, I am now hoping that they don't take a blood test...)
89 posted on 09/24/2002 4:20:54 PM PDT by LRS
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To: spectre
I've never met a "hick" from Arkansas either.......I'm glad you found someplace you love....... we love both Texas and Pennsylvania......
90 posted on 09/24/2002 4:22:45 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: spunkets
"This sounds like a setup by some animal rights idiots trying to shut the guy down."

Highly unlikely in this environment. If there's a PETA person within 300 miles, I've never seen one, and I suspect somebody would sic their hounds on them anyway.

91 posted on 09/24/2002 4:23:44 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I know...that darn Bill Clinton, let's blame it all on him! Don't forget, Hillary is a Yankee!!

Regards..sw :~)

92 posted on 09/24/2002 4:25:22 PM PDT by spectre
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To: spectre
I think billyblythe should be considered as a WashingtonDC boy...... that way, his stench doesn't affect any particular State.......how would that work?
93 posted on 09/24/2002 4:37:49 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: spectre
"We got Outhouses...TRAILORS...Lions, Tigers and Bears! wink, wink"

LOL! And New York got the Clintons, so they can't say that we didn't clean the place up some.

94 posted on 09/24/2002 4:40:00 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: spectre
"Most of the people in Arkansas are intelligent, refined, and have a Southern Grace with style, good taste and manners"

Ssshhhh!!!!

95 posted on 09/24/2002 4:42:52 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: sweetliberty
My family is from Cleburne County, and I find it hard to imagine that I would ever find a PETA person there. LOL!

On the other hand, I never thought I'd be reading about folks going lion hunting there either....
96 posted on 09/24/2002 4:59:11 PM PDT by SelmaLee
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To: SelmaLee
LOL!
97 posted on 09/24/2002 5:01:12 PM PDT by sweetliberty
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To: kcvl
Hey, Hillbilly!

I've read this whole thread and the only arrogant one I've seen is you!
You got a problem with pretty ladies?
Do you have a problem holding your wrist straight?

Cuddle up to that old Blue Tick there on the porch beside you, and try to get him to give you a lick.
Heck, it would probably be the first real kiss you've had in your life!

98 posted on 09/24/2002 5:04:16 PM PDT by COB1
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To: Larry Lucido
"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!"

Hmmmmm! I am trying to think of excuses.

You could tell her that you were spanking the monkey, No, that won't work.

How about, Hi Dear, I was just feeding the monkey, No.

When all else fails, RUN!!! : )

99 posted on 09/24/2002 5:27:33 PM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Larry Lucido
I thought I lived in a bad neighborhood until I saw this!

Arkansans, break out the biggist bang-bangs you have. This is no laughing matter.

100 posted on 09/24/2002 5:46:25 PM PDT by LibKill
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