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Old 09-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #1531
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Interesting....

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...723197574.html
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:13 AM   #1532
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Interesting....

'Stingray' Phone Tracker

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...723197574.html
Very clever!
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #1533
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Sounds like the gubmint is operating in a gray area of the law. On purpose.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #1534
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #1535
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Slightly edited, from here.

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Northern Territory Police say a Central Australian man will face court after his 13-year-old son was caught driving a damaged vehicle with a loaded rifle in the front seat and towing a dead donkey.

Police pulled the vehicle over on Coniston Road, about 160 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs[*], about 1.30pm on Thursday.

They say the donkey carcass was being towed with a chain.

"Police found a 13-year-old boy driving the unroadworthy vehicle, with a loaded .22 bolt-action rifle in the front seat," he said.

"The rifle had nine rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber.

"The vehicle was unroadworthy, with severe damage to the front end and the bonnet was held down with a tie-down strap."

Two other firearms, a 20-gauge shotgun and a high-powered .243 rifle, and 100 rounds of ammunition were found on the back seat of the dual cab utility.

Police took the boy back to a nearby station and spoke to his father.
What, he was sober? PUSSY!

* Middle of XXXXing nowhere.

He's probably been driving and shooting on the family station since he was nine. We call them stations, not farms or ranches. It's probably a couple of thousand square kilometres.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:56 PM   #1536
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Another interesting bit... his father is deemed the culprit.
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Sergeant Robertson says the man will be summonsed for numerous offences,
including delivering a firearm to an unlicensed person,
failing to secure a firearm, and permitting an unlicensed shooter to possess a firearm.
I doubt the father would be the one charged here in the US.
PS: Are wild donkeys considered a nuisance animal in Oz ?
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:00 PM   #1537
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Gun owners are required to secure their guns and ammo at all times except when actually using them.

Yes, donkeys are a feral pest. Likewise camels, cats, dogs, foxes, rabbits, goats, horses, pigs, buffalo, cane toads, millipedes and pommie backpackers on gap year.

Which makes me ask ... how did the front of the car get damaged?
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:23 AM   #1538
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Dangerous animals escape Ohio farm

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Dozens of animals escaped Tuesday from a wild-animal preserve that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner later was found dead there, said police, who shot several of the animals and urged nearby residents to stay indoors.

As a result of the breakout, several schools near the preserve have canceled classes Wednesday.
They wouldn't say what animals escaped but said the preserve had lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, camels and bears. They said bears and wolves were among 25 escaped animals that had been shot and killed and there were multiple sightings of exotic animals along a nearby highway.

"These are wild animals that you would see on TV in Africa," Sheriff Matt Lutz warned at a press conference.

Lutz called the escaped animals "mature, very big, aggressive" but said a caretaker told authorities the preserve's 48 animals had been fed on Monday. He said police were patrolling the 40-acre farm and the surrounding areas in cars, not on foot, and were concerned about big cats and bears hiding in the dark and in trees.

"This is a bad situation," Lutz said. "It's been a situation for a long time."

He said four deputies with assault rifles in a pickup truck went to the animal farm, where they found the owner, Terry Thompson, dead and all the animal cage doors open. He wouldn't say how Thompson died but said several aggressive animals were near his body when deputies arrived and had to be shot.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:08 AM   #1539
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Oooh, I was going to post this.

Can you imagine? Every where you turn there might be a lion or a tiger or a bear.

I remember when I read The Life of Pi and the author talked about how there are way more "wild" non-native creatures running around than we would think. Escapes happen. I always wondered how anything could escape from a large zoo, but I hadn't thought about these kinds of places.

So they're shooting animals left and right, due to someone's need to have a bunch of wild animals in their possession.

I bet the lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, camels, and bears would have rather just stayed in their own environment.

It's really sad. I do wonder if there was a coup or if the owner died from some other cause. Go animals GO.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #1540
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I just saw a bear in the hallway! Well, it looked like a bear.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:35 AM   #1541
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A guy in this area collected poisonous snakes. He had something like a dozen king cobras and a bunch of other snakes in his basement. And police discovered them when a cobra got out, and he called them for help finding it. He didn't have those snakes for very long after that.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:40 AM   #1542
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:40 AM   #1543
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...they found the owner, Terry Thompson, dead and all the animal cage doors open. He wouldn't say how Thompson died but said several aggressive animals were near his body when deputies arrived and had to be shot.
Someone opened all the cages. Either it was Thompson, who then committed suicide (either by animal or more traditional means,) or someone deliberately came in and set them all free. I hope they catch the dumbshit and lock them up for murder.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:45 AM   #1544
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But who would go to Africa just to watch TV?
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:47 AM   #1545
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I'd presume the cages would have locks. If so, either Thompson opened them, or someone killed him, took the keys, and opened them.

I don't see him coming outside and suddenly finding his animals running about.

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