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They shot muh gurl :(

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The runaway lynx turned up chillin’ under a double-wide in an abandoned trailer park (yes, even here) and the bastards shot her. The answer to your next question is, yes, they probably do have tranq guns here, but she was shot by a hired marksman instead of zoo personnel, in the darkness with night vision equipment.

Maybe he wasn’t taking an opportunity to play with his fun toys.

Brits are animal mad — particularly cats — and this is not going down well at all. The head of the local council should probably have a flunky start his car for a while.

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Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 13, 2017, 9:40 pm

Sorry for downer.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 13, 2017, 9:46 pm

Who hired him???

I remember when they shot a white tiger that was someone’s pet (!) bc it was running across the Ronnie Reagan freeway. That I cd understand since it was over 700 lbs. But, man, was it beautiful. RIP, tiger! RIP, lynx!

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 13, 2017, 9:47 pm

Saw that and avoided linking to it on account of the suck.

I like happy endings dammit.

Beautiful animal, gone for nothing other than escaping. If it had been ripping up lambs and gnawing small (or large) children I’d fully understand.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 13, 2017, 10:42 pm

This is a ragged story, complete with A clumsy council member screwing up a perfect opportunity by demanding to “get a picture.” You can get a picture afterwards, Goofball…
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A more perfect allegory for government incompetence and malevolence could not be found today

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 13, 2017, 10:43 pm

What a shame. She was a lovely cat.

 


Comment from Nina
Time: November 14, 2017, 4:49 am

That is a shame. Almost makes me wish I’d skipped Stoaty for today. ☹️

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 14, 2017, 12:37 pm

This makes me sad. :(

http://nypost.com/video/turkeys-gobble-along-to-sweet-tunes-before-their-holiday-slaughter/

 


Comment from Carl
Time: November 14, 2017, 10:45 pm

Sad that the lynx was shot rather than tranquilized. However, the zoo owners were to blame for the escape. In the compound they moved the lynx into there was a tree which they hadn’t got round to cutting down. The lynx just climbed the tree and hopped over the fence.

The zoo owners bought the zoo only 6 months ago and had no previous experience. The Chief Scientific Adviser to the Lynx UK Trust checked out the set-up at the zoo and concluded that “the levels of incompetence and ineptitude are mind-blowing”.

By way of confirmation, a few days after the escape, they managed to strangle one of the other lynxes when they were moving it to another compound.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: November 15, 2017, 1:49 pm

The zoo owners bought the zoo only 6 months ago and had no previous experience. The Chief Scientific Adviser to the Lynx UK Trust checked out the set-up at the zoo and concluded that “the levels of incompetence and ineptitude are mind-blowing”.
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Are the owners native Brits, or recent “imports” (read, “invaders”)?

 


Comment from Carl
Time: November 15, 2017, 7:58 pm

Wolfus, the zoo owners are actually British – Dean Tweedy, an artist, and his wife Tracy, a psychotherapist.

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: November 16, 2017, 4:23 am

Durnedyankee: it had already worked its way through several sheep.

 

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