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Old 11-14-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Texas: just another way of saying Danger!

Gotta say, I do enjoy the attitude of some Texans...



"Kelli Howie, 41, Harden’s wife, said the couple had Spanky for about two years before he got out of the fence and ventured onto the neighbor’s property. Before Sunday, he had never showed any real aggression, she said.
"My grandkids rode on his back and did everything with him," she said. "I have always heard they were spitters, but he never spit on anyone except for my sister — and if you knew my sister, you would understand why he spit on her."
She can’t believe what happened: "A llama? Who would have thunk it"?

When a llama attacks! A true North Texas story of survival | Crime and Safety | Star-Telegram.com

Llamas - add 'em to the llist.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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It isn't publicized, but each year Texas puppies and kittens maim and kill hundreds of unsuspecting new residents.
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Lot's a critters in Texas!
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It isn't publicized, but each year Texas puppies and kittens maim and kill hundreds of unsuspecting new residents.
Yeah, but for those of us used to their ways, they make fine pets. And I keep trying to tell people that Texas is full, there are no vacancies. Maybe we could stand to lose a few carpetbaggers and it gives the kittens and puppies something to do.

It's all these exotic animals people are bringing into the state that are just unpredictable. Remember the Emus?
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In Wichita Falls, an animal control warden was injured in April when one of the large, flightless birds kicked him, said Reuben Warren, assistant director of the city-county health district.
About 20 minutes after the April sighting, two of the birds were cornered, shot and killed behind a public housing complex by animal control wardens who loaded the carcasses into their trucks and hauled them away.
The stories of the wild birds are quickly becoming Texas' answer to the legend of Big Foot.
``I heard about a man who was almost ripped open from his neck to his belly when he tried to scare a bunch of birds off of the road,'' said Delila Thompson, who lives near a former emu ranch in Grayson County.
``People need to stop setting those darn things free before someone gets killed.''
Thank God that craze went away. But now, I hear that the next fade in exotics are Alpacas. There's even a video some guy took as he was attacked near San Angelo:

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It isn't publicized, but each year Texas puppies and kittens maim and kill hundreds of unsuspecting new residents.
But Texas kitties is so cute!

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"I just happened to be on the opposite side of the fence and I happened to have a pipe in my hand," Flowers said. "I cleared the fence and just started beating on him."
Always good to have a pipe handy. I have always wondered what those uppity llamas are secretly thinking.

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At first, the wife said, she couldnít understand what her husband was saying. It sounded as if he said he had been attacked by a lawn mower.
"I thought he said lawn mower," she said. "He said, 'No, I got attacked by a llama and Iím bleeding pretty bad.'
Sounds like the hearing aid thread that I was reading yesterday on the forum.

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Gotta say, I do enjoy the attitude of some Texans...
Every part of that story is so Texas.

- The neighbor having a pipe at hand.
- The diction:
""That sapsucker just went crazy," Steele said Thursday before heading into a doctorís appointment. "He run into me and knocked me down, and then he grabbed my leg with his mouth and went to jerking on me."
- The victim's wife's occupation
- "lawn mower" ? "llama"?
- This cardiac patient requiring hundreds of stitches after loss of a lot of blood goes home that night.
- Llama's owner puts the animal down immediately--himself. Done.
- No word about anybody suing anybody
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Yeah, there's a reason they're used as flock guardians for flocks of sheep, folks.

I loved that the llama owner's wife is 41 and already has grandchildren who are big enough to ride a llama. I'm not going to say it's a Texas thing, but....
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Every part of that story is so Texas.
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- "lawn mower" ? "llama"?
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- Llama's owner puts the animal down immediately--himself. Done.
- No word about anybody suing anybody
dang llama dinged me up = dang lahmer dinged me up = dang lawn mower dinged me up. seems reasonable, as do whacking (in a mafia sense) the lahmer and not suing the neighbor, assuming medical costs are covered.
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Yeah, there's a reason they're used as flock guardians for flocks of sheep, folks.
That's interesting! I've noticed donkey's being used as flock guardians for goats (you guessed it - here in TX). DH says they're very protective.

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The video was priceless. My theory is fire ants were involved in the Llama going wild and attacking.
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Always good to have a pipe handy. I have always wondered what those uppity llamas are secretly thinking.
Most Texans in our area prefer Zig-Zag to pipes. But that may just be a local preference.
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