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Even a Duck isn't safe

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by E-2-E, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Duck killer on the loose, note left at scene.

    http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-web-meriden-duck-0122jan22,0,2841234.story

    MERIDEN — - It was a feathered friend to many, who would feed it and even name it.

    So when it turned up dead at Hubbard Park — probably at the hands of a human — people cried foul.

    First, three local businessmen pledged to pay a $1,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing what police are referring to as "a long-necked duck." Then, Charlie Spinaci, owner of A-Z Rentals in North Haven, said he'd make it an even $2,000.

    Spinaci visits the park a few times a year but isn't familiar with this particular bird. He is a parrot owner, though, and is generally fond of winged creatures.

    "It really got me going when I saw that somebody killed that goose," he said this morning.

    Sgt. Leonard Caponigro said the bird was found dead at the park on Jan. 12.

    "It looked like it had been run over," he said. The bird had a wound about as wide as a car tire, he said.

    There was a sign it wasn't an accident: A note was left at the scene, he said.

    The note, which lacked punctuation, reads: "Killed with intent how pathetic we are as a species"

    But there's very little evidence, Caponigro said.

    "Unfortunately, without a witness to this, it's virtually impossible to figure out who did it," he said.

    He hopes people will respond to the publicity about the dead bird, which he describes as "odd-looking," with a bump on its head and an orange beak.

    A police department custodian used to take his children to see the bird, Caponigro said. Some parkgoers even named it, the Meriden Record Journal reports.
     
  2. Scared_of_zombies

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    people have too much time on their hands.
     

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    Tailhunter Glockman

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    Maybe it died of natural causes or a coon got it ..... it's a bird.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    A coon that drives and can write notes? Damn smart coon if you ask me...
     
  5. Tailhunter

    Tailhunter Glockman

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    you really think that a person ran it down and then left a note .... bet it was left by some "long neck duck" activist.
     
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    Meriden is the new arm pit of Ct. Doesn't surpprise me. Some stoned out teenager probably!
     
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    Coons are very crafty animals. Two of its most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask. Raccoons are also noted for their intelligence; studies have shown that they are able to remember the solution to tasks up to three years later. The raccoon can stand on its hind legs to examine objects with its front paws.

    In a study by the ethologist H. B. Davis in 1908, raccoons were able to open 11 of 13 complex locks in less than 10 tries and had no problems repeating the action when the locks were rearranged or turned upside down. Davis concluded that they understood the abstract principles of the locking mechanisms.

    So, there you have it: A raccoon is not only capable of the homicide of the duck, but is also crafty to the point of being able to write the note that was left to taunt the police. :whistling:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon