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   One day you're going to college to become a wildlife official because you love animals. The next thing you know you're shocking thousands of colorful koi in a pond and feeding them to injured raptors

20 Nov 2012 09:40 AM   |   5033 clicks   |   Boulder Daily Camera
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unlikely    [TotalFark]  
Newsflash tag broken?

HOLYOMGWTFBBQ... people taking care of birds that eat fish are feeding them fish!

20 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
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Shadow Blasko     
Yeah, thats kind of how it works.

20 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
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GeekDragon     
Holy carp.

20 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
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Jack Kerouac     
Koi: the shiat machines of the fish world. They seem to eat everything, and shiat it out 5 seconds later.

20 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
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protectyourlimbs     
cdn.sheknows.com

Don't tase me bro...

20 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
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dwrash     
News flash.. animals eat other animals.

20 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
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Maud Dib     
Saw a huge platinum koi in our local spring-fed river. I went to try and net the bastard, it was worth 3-400 bucks, easily.
Dropped my damn net in the river..... : /

20 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
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olapbill     
blogs.discovermagazine.com

Clever Girl.

20 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
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Huntceet     
One day you're working for your county forest preserve district managing invasive plants the next thing you know you're sitting in a deer stand blasting bambies culling deer. I love my job.

20 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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youngandstupid     
I read that as feeding them injured raptors. Much less exciting in real life.

20 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
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kokomo61    [TotalFark]  
Makes perfect sense. Invasive species reduced, native species given a leg (or fin) up, and predators given real food like they'd find in the wild.

Saw a red-tailed hawk snag a squirrel off of a 495 on-ramp. It flew right in front of the windshield, with the furry guy dangling from the hawk's talons. Felt sad for the squirrel....but man, was it cool to see a raptor doing his job.

20 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
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pag1107     
I used to do fun stuff like whack invasive plants and cull deer and shock fish but now it's all GIS all the time.

20 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
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Amos Quito     
Man works to restore natural ecological balance in man-made lake with man-made problems.

Man.

20 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
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hugheric     
Are they cute when they're young or are they pretty much horrible the whole time?

20 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
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killro     

kokomo61: Makes perfect sense. Invasive species reduced, native species given a leg (or fin) up, and predators given real food like they'd find in the wild.

Saw a red-tailed hawk snag a squirrel off of a 495 on-ramp. It flew right in front of the windshield, with the furry guy dangling from the hawk's talons. Felt sad for the squirrel....but man, was it cool to see a raptor doing his job.


Something similar happened to me before. I was driving in Toledo (Ohio) down a major road and all of a sudden a pigeon starts flying in front of me at my speed. At first, I was; "aw, that's pretty neat." Until a freaking hawk dive-bombed the sucker and almost crashed into my windshield.

I quickly went from "Holy shiat!" to "Damn that was cool!" after my heart returned to my chest.

/birds of prey can be pretty cool sometimes.
//Unless you own chickens

20 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
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OnlyM3     
Non native species in a man made link o.O

What species of fish was Native to that patch of dirt?

20 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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OnlyM3     
*sigh* man made lake

20 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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AMonkey'sUncle     

OnlyM3: Non native species in a man made link o.O

What species of fish was Native to that patch of dirt?


Lungfish?

20 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
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Rostin     
I have an uncle who worked for the federal forestry service. His son now does the same thing, but for whatever the state level agency in Alaska is called. Both are avid hunters and fishermen who "love" animals--with a side of potatoes.

20 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
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Raging Thespian    [TotalFark]  
What a hungry raptor might look like:

i332.photobucket.com

OM NOM NOM

20 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
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dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
i47.tinypic.com

To hell with them fish. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.

20 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
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fappomatic     

Rostin: I have an uncle who worked for the federal forestry service. His son now does the same thing, but for whatever the state level agency in Alaska is called. Both are avid hunters and fishermen who "love" animals--with a side of potatoes.


Don't forget the gravy. Got to have gravy.

20 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
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WarszawaScream    [TotalFark]  
Raptor approves.

20 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
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tekmo     
The picture in that story...that's not a koi.

That's a "fancy" goldfish. Looks like a Ryukin.

Goldfish are probably the first manmade animal. The ancient Chinese breeding fancy goldfish from carp, artificially selecting them for various shapes and colors. They also developed decorative koi from carp. Goldfish were generally kept indoors, koi outdoors.

Anyway, goldfish aren't koi.

20 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
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LockeOak     

GeekDragon: Holy carp.

 

images.elfwood.com

20 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
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The Irresponsible Captain    [TotalFark]  
www.imfdb.org

Wait until the C.L.I.T. hears about that.

20 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
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sirgrim     
Awww and such a cute little baby raptor.

dvice.com

20 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
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Grammatik Polizei     
There was a lake around here with gold fish. They introduced sterile muskies - problem solved. Now there is open fishing on the muskies since they are doomed anyway...

I bet those guys would much rather shock fish than write reports no one will read.

/sigh

20 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
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chuckufarlie     
Loving animals is not the same as loving fish.

20 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
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Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf     
How do you upset the ecological balance of a man-made (as opposed to naturally occurring) lake?

20 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
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olapbill     

chuckufarlie: Loving animals is not the same as loving fish.


True. a lot harder to keep them on.

20 Nov 2012 12:59 PM
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lude     
It seems that this problem could be cleared up a lot more efficiently with feral cats outfitted with scuba gear.

//lude

20 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
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weasil     
CSB...

I worked briefly on San Clemente Island off the California coast. They have an endangered bird, the loggerhead shrike, that a team of biologists was coaxing back to viability. This apparently involved waking up really early to prep the "pinkies." This involved taking tiny, nearly hairless mice, bashing their heads into the curb to stun them, and offering their bloody little maimed bodies to the birds held in captivity at the bio station.

The thing that boggled my mind was that the people who did this were the same ones who screamed and threw a fit if you used butter in their "vegan" pans.

/CSB

20 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
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Mateorabi     
Approves:
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/hot like the show
//never watch the movie
///just, don't

21 Nov 2012 01:34 AM
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