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Campus Police shoot Emu

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jeff White, Jun 15, 2006.

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  1. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

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    SIU Carbondale is being over run with wild animals. Last week they killed a deer that attcked an officer...and they have had previous attacks by the deer on a hiking trail....Now they kill an emu that was running loose. .......
    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/ne...F5A854E162DCC9FB8625718E005C15D5?OpenDocument
     
  2. Preacherman

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    Life emu-tates art?

    :neener:
     
  3. kjeff50cal

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    At least the police didn't bury their heads in the sand:p :evil: .
     
  4. ArmedBear

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    This is almost as silly as the AP's political and military reporting!

    Emu is good eatin. I hope someone knew that. There's a lot of meat on that thing.
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    What's the phone # for that agency? I want to work there. Where else can you go hunting on the job? :p
     
  6. Al Norris

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    In those immortal words: Biiigg Chicken! :what:
     
  7. Maser

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    We got an ostrich farm near my town. I rode one before and was pretty fun. I can understand how the emu took lots of shots because the feathers are real thick and hard.
     
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    The grieving widow of that emu.
     
  9. Wes Janson

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    Either that, or what the officer saw right before he decided the scattergun was an appropriate use of force, and opened fire ;)
     
  10. Jim March

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    You know...am I the only one around here who would be reluctant to shoot something despite it's being big and weird?

    It's not like they eat people. It's a giant chicken for pete's sake :).
     
  11. Third_Rail

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    Hey Jim, get close to one, spook it, and see how harmless those big chickens are.
     
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    Emus aren't usually agressive, althought they can damage you. They are hard to catch- i know I used to work with them.
    If it had been a cassowary however...
     
  14. Maser

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    I have never seen an emu up close other than in a zoo, but seeing as they are a small version of an ostich I know they can be aggressive. Osrichs can be pretty mean. They can stomp you almost as bad as a horse can. I'm guessing the emu in question must have been very aggressive. Although I think a tranquilizer gun would have been a better choice.
     
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    Ostriches are very dangerous-they spend the entire day working out new way to try to kill you-emus are a lot lighter and stand a bit under 6".
    They are also intelligent and curious-sounds like this was a tame/semi tame one.
    If they do decide to have a go at you they won't stomp you they will gut you with their "Velociraptor" toe, but as I said emus aren't known for their aggression
     
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    I know an emu is on the large side for a bird, but I'd like to know what kind of shotgun and rifle, and what ammo was used.

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  17. Maser

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    The standard police shotgun load is a light #1 buckshot load and i'm guessing the police rifle was probly an AR15 type which is 5.56mm (.223).
     
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    Truly a great way to start my day off.

    Thanks Jeff.
     
  19. BIGDADDYLONGSTROKE

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    Emus are pretty good eaten, but man they stink, I would shot it just because the smell.
     
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    This is all well and good...everyone getting a REAL BIG LAUGH out of this....





    But who is going to stand up for the rights of the EMU, HUH?


    hee hee hee :) Al Norris beat me to it....


    "Did you see the size of that chicken!!!"

    Hey, Oleg...how long you been sitting on THAT photo? :D

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    I took it around 1999 with a borrowed Olympud D-360L 1.4MP digicam. While I tried to get that photo, another emu tried to ambush me from the side and eat the camera!
     
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    Them things can run like hell.

    I was hog hunting a few years ago in LA as in lower Alabama and the dogs were running a large boar up the bank of the Alabama river and I was up on the plateau, which was a cotton field, on my 4wheeler trying to get ahead of them. I was going about 25 or so MPH across the cotton field and a dam Emu came out of the river bottom:eek: and crossed the cotton field about 100 yards in front of me. That sucker was picking um up and putting um down. :eek: I first thought that the dogs were running him but they had only spooked him out of the swamp, as they continued with the hog.

    Never did see him again, and hunted that area several times that year after that. Nearest house was a couple of miles.:uhoh:
     
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    At least the reporter didn't call it a llama :D
     

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    I guess the police showed the emu who was at the lower rung of the pecking order.
     
  25. Jeff White

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    Maser said;
    How can you make such an authoratative, blanket statement? What police department do you work for?

    Jeff
     
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