August 29, 2013

"A Colorado man brutally battered a raccoon to death with a nail-studded board to avenge the killing of his cat years before..."

"'All raccoon must die,' Moller allegedly screamed.... Cops called to the scene found one dead raccoon. The other injured animal escaped before they could catch it."

16 comments:

surfed said...

I understand the sentiment. In Costa Rica along the hippie surfer trail decades ago before it became a tourist Mecca the monkeys were much more curious about human beings than they are now. The first day they would swing down to the table for a little treat and they were pretty cute. The second day the were zooming by and grabbing a grape off the table and were a pain in the ass. By the third day they had your Oakley sun glasses up in the tree and were laughing at your silly human ass. All monkeys must die.

Tibore said...

This story just screams "mental instability", doesn't it? :-S

Bob Boyd said...

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. - Confucious

tim in vermont said...

I admit that I once felt this level of rage at all woodchuck kind after a raid on my garden.

traditionalguy said...

Wild animal killer meets wild man killer with a weapon. But survival of the fittest is don't ask don't tell territory now.

Uncle Pavian said...

Life imitates art. "The Tomato Vendetta" by Mason Williams, 1964.

This song's about the Tomato Vendetta,
and the tale of a man who let a
Hate for tomatoes cause him strife,
He lost his job, wife, home, car, kids, and life.

.

surfed said...

In the past when dogs in neighborhoods roamed free and easy they took care of critters like racoons and opossums not to mention the stray adult roaming at 4am. Now with the dog police making sure you pick up every dropping from a dog critters and humans run wild and rampant. We have a raccoon that lives in our front yard at night and lounges on our iron patio furniture like a masked sultan. He doesn't even budge when I shoo him. oh for the day when Duffy my mixed Irish/Golden ruled and schooled our street. No critters need apply!

Sigivald said...

Raccoons are savage, disease-ridden vermin, and should be exterminated at will.

Ideally in a manner more efficient and clean than "nail-studded board", though.

("... soon, they will make a board with a nail so big, it will destroy them all!")

TomHynes said...

I may be California's only licensed attorney and animal trapper.

The federal government recommends either drowning a raccoon or hitting it with a stick then stepping on its chest until the heart stops.

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/furtake/racco.htm

R.A. Crankbait said...

And now the raccoons will retaliate in revenge. And so it goes.

Foobarista said...

Anyone who thinks raccoons are "cute" has only seen them on TV.

My mom used to live in a small development in a rural area where one of the neighbors fed local raccoons. Hundreds of them descended on the neighborhood, and finally the neighbors had to get a judge to file a restraining order for her to stop, as they were doing all manner of damage.

Carol said...

Boy I feel his pain..raccoons killed a little dog here near the U, just shredded the thing in front of its owner. I fear for my cats too.

Luckily we're in the county so we have loose dogs too, maybe that's helping so far.

SOJO said...

I actually understand. A coyote killed my cat. For about six months after that, I swear I would have killed that coyote with my bare hands given the chance.


Carnifex said...

It's not what I would have done. Hell, I've killed raccoons before, but never from spite. The guy has issues. He should be at a hospital, not a jail.

Ps. Do not do this with armadillos. roughly 50% of armadillos carry leprosy. You have been warned.

Anthony said...

If he'd had a gun, it would not have been cruel. And he'd have rid the earth of the second one, too.

ironrailsironweights said...

Do not do this with armadillos. roughly 50% of armadillos carry leprosy. You have been warned.

You're overstating the risk. Why, I killed a couple of armadillos a couple years ago, and ... oh no, my nose just fell off!

Peter