This story is nearly a month old, Governor Perry, the best governor in the country, tweeted this one night and I bookmarked it, meaning to post about it. But, things happened, the Brett Kimberlin story broke, and, well, I am just now getting around to posting this story that comes from, where else, Marxifornia
State Fish and Game wardens on Tuesday confiscated a stuffed raptor and wolverine from a Georgetown bar.
The mounted red-tailed hawk and wolverine, sporting a hat and clenching a cigarette between his teeth, were on display at the Georgetown Hotel and Bar until wardens got a tip.
Wardens removed the species because having them dead or alive violated state fish and game code.
One code section states that there are nine mammals that are against the law to kill or possess for whatever reason, even if they are stuffed and no matter how old, said Andrew Hughan, DFG spokesman.
One of those protected mammals is the wolverine, a shy and scarce bear-like mammal of the forest. The image of one wolverine was captured by a graduate student’s remote-controlled camera north of Truckee in February 2008.
However, the last confirmed Sierra wolverine was shot as a scientific specimen in 1922.
The stuffed hawk was also against he law to posses because it violated another code section, relating to possessing a non-game bird.
“We are not going to cite these folks,” said Hughan. “But at the end of the day, the wardens received a tip, they found a law being broken and they did what they had to do. All we wanted to do is make sure they were compliant.”
What a great example of what happens when politicians pass too many laws, many of them redundant, poorly worded, or just plain asinine. Other times, they are applied without any common sense, as in this case. Sure, I agree that possessing certain wild animals SHOULD be against the law. But, if they are dead? Come on! Surely the time and energy that these wardens spent seizing these stuffed creatures could have been better spent elsewhere.
By the way, I am sure that Eric Holders Justice Department, talk about an oxymoron, are working to ensure that this dead wolverine’s right to vote will not be abridged!
This is the break so many folks who have long believed in the legendary Bigfoot have been waiting for! Details are sketchy yet, but apparently the beast is quite hideous, and smells absolutely terrible, and is far less intelligent than you might expect. One photo has been released so far, and the creature is pretty fugly and possesses a nasty disposition.
The most stunning aspect of the photo is how much different the beast looks from most previous descriptions. Most descriptions looked like this drawing
But the actual specimen caught is far more frightening