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Killer Hyena Hunted Down
    #4299975 - 06/15/05 05:16 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

BLANTYRE, Malawi - Police and wildlife rangers tracked down and killed a rabid hyena that mauled to death nine people and injured 15 in rural Malawi, officials said Wednesday.

The attacks began early Monday in the central district of Dedza, about 43 miles south of the capital, Lilongwe.

Villagers armed with axes and knives cornered the animal Monday night, but failed to kill it, prompting rumors that witchcraft was involved. The team sent by local authorities shot the hyena the following day, police spokesman Ramsy Mushani said.

The animal's victims ranged in age between 5 and 65, hospital officials said.

One tearful man described to journalists how the animal ripped into his 18-year-old son.

"He told me he was dying, but there was nothing I could do to save him," said the man, who did not give his name.

Hundreds of frightened villagers sought refuge at a primary school, and many are still too afraid to go home, Mushani said. Police and rangers were patrolling three villages to reassure them.



Witchcraft can be pretty scary stuff...


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4299978 - 06/15/05 05:17 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Boo! :whoa:


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300024 - 06/15/05 05:27 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

How dare these dysfunctional villagers judge one of God's ceatures like this. With some medical treatment this animal could have been returned to the wild.


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300031 - 06/15/05 05:29 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

You're kidding right?


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300050 - 06/15/05 05:34 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Huehuecoyotl said:
How dare these dysfunctional villagers judge one of God's ceatures like this. With some medical treatment this animal could have been returned to the wild.




Totally agree, couldn't have said it any better. :thumbup:


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: orechron]
    #4300055 - 06/15/05 05:35 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

orechron said:
You're kidding right?




Boo! :whoa:


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: orechron]
    #4300061 - 06/15/05 05:36 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Don't you agree that all creatures have a right to existance?


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300063 - 06/15/05 05:37 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

"Medical treatment"

What, like rabies shots?  I hear those are quite painful.  They would have to tranquilize the poor hyena before each shot.. :smirk:


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300068 - 06/15/05 05:38 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

This is just as sensible as supposing such an attack is the work of witches.


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300081 - 06/15/05 05:42 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Supposing it really is the work of witches, what then?


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300085 - 06/15/05 05:42 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Silly natives. :devil:


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300088 - 06/15/05 05:43 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Gosh, I never thought of that. :blush:


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: orechron]
    #4300089 - 06/15/05 05:43 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Ok, we're talking about an African village, where a rabid animal has attacked more than a dozen people.

Don't you agree that all creatures have a right to existence?

Loaded question. Yes, until the animal attacks people. I know its nice to think "awe, lets give the poor guy medical help. it's not him that's attacking people, it's the rabies," but the reality of it is that the animal should be destroyed.

And calling the villagers dysfunctional? What's the reasoning for that?


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300117 - 06/15/05 05:50 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

"Supposing it really is the work of witches, what then?"
Without hard evidence such suppositions are fantasy.


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300144 - 06/15/05 05:55 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

"Without hard evidence such suppositions are fantasy."

Tell that to the dead and grieving! What harder evidence do you need of foul play?


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300170 - 06/15/05 05:58 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Let us reconvene this discussion at the scene of the crime Watson.


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Icelander]
    #4300179 - 06/15/05 06:01 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I shall make the necessary arrangements, sir.


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4300192 - 06/15/05 06:03 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Don't you agree that all creatures have a right to existance?

The mosquito that bites me forfeits that right. This is not revenge, or even justice, but self-preservation.

[FWAP! Got 'im]

By the way, there is no treatment for rabies once the symptoms manifest. It is almost always fatal at that point.


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300196 - 06/15/05 06:04 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Supposing it really is the work of witches, what then?

Even the supposed work of witches seems to respond well to a bullet. Does this make sense?


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Re: Killer Hyena Hunted Down [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #4300203 - 06/15/05 06:06 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Now you are the one joking...


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