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A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: kap
Date: November 18, 2013 12:20PM
And in the process, they beat the record and had a great workout as well!

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/18/2013 12:21PM by kap.
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 18, 2013 01:49PM
If the big cats are only killing one of of every ten goats, I'm not sure that needs human intervention.
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: kap
Date: November 18, 2013 01:52PM
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silvarios
If the big cats are only killing one of of every ten goats, I'm not sure that needs human intervention.

Agree!



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 18, 2013 01:52PM
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: Don C
Date: November 18, 2013 01:57PM
Of course if they are YOUR goats ...
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 18, 2013 02:02PM
Dayum. Chased down the fastest cat in the world , on foot. Them caught them ( probably while the Kittehs were napping).

This is the definition of bad-ass
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: November 18, 2013 02:31PM
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Of course if they are YOUR goats ...

This. I don't think Silvarios and Kap understand the value of one goat to a Kenyan who has precious little to spare.



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: kap
Date: November 18, 2013 02:48PM
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Don C
Of course if they are YOUR goats ...

This. I don't think Silvarios and Kap understand the value of one goat to a Kenyan who has precious little to spare.

I must admit you're bringing up a good point. Having been living in the land of plenty (compared to poverish nations) I slipped. Thanks for the reminder tho'. What incredible about this story is the humane side of the farmers and his friends. They could have easily set a trap, poisoned or shot the big cats which we commonly pratice here.



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
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Date: November 18, 2013 02:54PM
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cbelt3
Dayum. Chased down the fastest cat in the world , on foot. Them caught them ( probably while the Kittehs were napping).

This is the definition of bad-ass

Fastest cat, yes, but few mammals can match human endurance. That is one of our great physical advantages.
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 18, 2013 02:58PM
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Dayum. Chased down the fastest cat in the world , on foot. Them caught them ( probably while the Kittehs were napping).

This is the definition of bad-ass

Fastest cat, yes, but few mammals can match human endurance. That is one of our great physical advantages.

And opposable thumbs... you forgot opposable thumbs.



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 18, 2013 03:14PM
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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: kap
Date: November 18, 2013 03:21PM
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Paul F.
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cbelt3
Dayum. Chased down the fastest cat in the world , on foot. Them caught them ( probably while the Kittehs were napping).

This is the definition of bad-ass

Fastest cat, yes, but few mammals can match human endurance. That is one of our great physical advantages.

And opposable thumbs... you forgot opposable thumbs.

Don't forget the birdie too!



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 18, 2013 03:22PM
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Uncle Wig
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Don C
Of course if they are YOUR goats ...

This. I don't think Silvarios and Kap understand the value of one goat to a Kenyan who has precious little to spare.

I was being pedantic. Decimate, at one time anyway, meant to kill every tenth soldier. I could not make any kind of actual judgement on the content of the link since I didn't click through.



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: Wags
Date: November 18, 2013 04:25PM
Their hunting method has been widely used forever. As a species we've got much better endurance then most prey species that have evolved for fast getaways from predators. Bushman still use the technique to run down various prey species, but it generally takes longer. Cheetahs are fast out of the gate but tire quickly.

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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: kap
Date: November 18, 2013 04:58PM
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Wags
Their hunting method has been widely used forever. As a species we've got much better endurance then most prey species that have evolved for fast getaways from predators. Bushman still use the technique to run down various prey species, but it generally takes longer. Cheetahs are fast out of the gate but tire quickly.

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Cheetahs are sprinters; not marathoners. I have read that after catching their preys they have to catch their breath before devouring their meal. During that brief period of time other predators could either kill the Cheetahs or steal their food. It's one of the causes of their starvation.



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 18, 2013 05:56PM
I was being pedantic.

I thought you were being funny, and immediately knew what would happen. LOL


Cheetahs are sprinters

The article was, like much of Internet "news", misleading.

These guys did run down the cheetah, but they didn't outrun it. kap is correct. Every nature (and Nature) show I've seen about cheetahs shows them resting up after a kill, if it's gone any distance. They comment on getting 211ed for their catch, but I haven't seen that yet. Must really tick the cheetahs off.






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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: kap
Date: November 18, 2013 07:31PM
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RAMd®d

How 'bout this time we keep it to 200 yards and see who's bragging then, huh?!"

I don't think there is a human who is capable of reaching 65 mph in 3 seconds yet!



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Re: A humane way to stop the Big Cats from decimating their goats
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 19, 2013 01:42AM
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RAMd®d
I was being pedantic.

I thought you were being funny, and immediately knew what would happen. LOL

Well, that as well. Thanks for understanding.
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