Cruel And Unusual Punishment

Twitter doesn’t know the difference between a deer and an elk

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23 Responses to Cruel And Unusual Punishment

  1. establ says:

    Most people don’t know jack about nature. How many times have you heard a Bald eagle on TV making the Red-tailed hawk call?

  2. billtoo says:

    ever try counting how many different animals de niro tried to get his scope on before he finally missed?

  3. Pathway says:

    Neither tastes like chicken.

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      A poacher convicted of shooting a Bald Eagle stood before a judge. “Before I sentence you, can you tell the court why on earth you would shoot a Bald Eagle?” asked the judge. “Well your honor,” the poacher replied, “to be honest, I shot it to eat it.” The judge was astonished. “You shot a Bald Eagle to eat it? I find that hard to believe. So tell me, what does Bald Eagle taste like?”
      After thinking for a few seconds the poacher replied, “Kind of like… California Condor.

  4. Lance says:

    Similar to Climate Barbie celebrating some Penguin day, and putting in a picture of a Puffin…!!!

  5. Bob Hoyeb says:

    Off topic, but worth noting:
    Spotless days: 2018 to December 17: 207 or 59%.
    To this date last year: 104 or 28%.
    Will it double by year-end?

  6. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Would it be too much to require wind turbine operators, during their prison sentences for fraud, to watch Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ over and over?

  7. John Silver says:

    Ha!
    That’s no Alces Alces, that’s a Cervus Canadensis or Wapiti.
    So there.

    • Mr GrimNasty says:

      To be fair Bambi has been at least 2 different types of deer.
      And an elk is still a deer (cervidae family).
      Splitting hairs a bit I think – even the names are in ‘wrong’ common usage locally, be it deer, elk, moose, caribou………

      • rah says:

        Elk are known as cows and Bulls where deer are Does and Bucks. They are certainly in the same family but different species and there is one heck of a difference in size even when compared with the stockier Mule deer. Moose are in the cervidae family also and I’m sure you would correct someone that called a moose a deer. So in my book Tony is right on the money.

  8. Squidly says:

    There is no such thing as a “greenhouse gas”, not in the context of our atmosphere. If they knew anything about radiative transfer properties of molecules (any molecules) they would know that the cooler atmosphere cannot make the surface warmer still. They would know that for one molecule to add energy to another (heat transfer), it must be of a greater energy state than the other, without exception, and in either case of radiative or conductive transfer. This is a physical law of your universe that cannot be broken (fortunately for us, or we could not exist).

    • arn says:

      So you claim that heat knows just one way,as do objects exposed to gravity=down,trying to reach the lowest potential?
      And supermagic evil co2 is not able to violate thermodynamic laws?

      Maybe that”s the reason why AGW predictions always fail :)

      • Squidly says:

        Hi Arn! .. hope you are doing well for the holidays!

        “Heat” doesn’t “know” anything. “Heat” is not a “thing”, it is a “result”. You cannot transfer “heat” itself, you can only transfer energy. You cannot “trap” heat. You cannot pickup “heat” and move it somewhere else and you cannot store “heat”.

        The fact is .. energy can only flow one direction, from the greater energy state molecule to the lesser one. Period. If this were not true, our universe could not exist as it does today. And this is the very basis for the Laws of Thermodynamics.

  9. Roger Fraley says:

    I have to go with European red deer. This one has only one brow tine as red deer stags do for the first several years of life, while our American elks usually have two brow tines by the third year. The top tines also look more like red deer than elk. I could be wrong

  10. Bob Hoye says:

    Off subject again.
    Spotless days now out to 208.
    Doubling last year’s 104.
    + + + + +

  11. Cam says:

    While the Bambi sentence is stupid, the guy really deserved prison. He and his family poached hundreds of deer solely for the heads, leaving the carcasses to rot. They also did it by spotlighting, not daytime hunting. The Missouri conservation agency called it one of the largest poaching operations in state history. You deliberately kill a game animal, you eat it.

  12. Romeo says:

    I hate the fact that they called him a ‘hunter’. He’s no hunter but a poacher…In my book, he’s a thief and a murderer. He should be in jail for what he did. He gives us real hunters a bad name and is a big reason why public opinion about hunters can be more negative than positive. No true hunter would ever do such horrible things.

  13. Tom says:

    Poor hunter. They thought, while he watched Bambi, that the small droplets staining his clothing were from tears…until they got a look at his face and saw him drooling.

  14. John Farnham says:

    I’m afraid I don’t even recall the name of the magazine – except that it was reasonably popular and focused on guns and hunting. But – every year they would buy a cow, kill it, and strap it to the hood of a large car. They would drive around News York City bragging about their ‘deer’ kill. Most did not argue with the misidentification. That would account for tales like the farmer who painted bulls-eyes on his cattle, figuring idiots who shot at them couldn’t hit the target anyway.

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