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select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭
edited June 2016 in General Discussion
What kind of a rifle they took the Silverback out with? Just Curious.. they can auction that thing off for $$$$$$$ just like George Zimmerman

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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,390 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The shooter didn't have to fly to Rwanda or cross a warlord land to pop Silverback. Kind a wonder if zoos will have SWAT now?

    Personally I figure there are more kids than gorillas so next time I say let the kid take their chances. Dumb enough to get in to that kind a situation they can figure out a way out on their own.

    As for this kid, he better cure cancer. Not the easy cancer that kills a few folks but the ones that kill bunches.
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    jerrywh818jerrywh818 Member Posts: 2,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    yoshmyster
    Yeah. what the hell as long as the kid wasn't yours it's fine. Welcome to California. HUH?
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    grdad45grdad45 Member Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think the parents should have to pay for the gorilla. Their "Little Darling" was not under due control when he made his way into the enclosure. The zoo was derelict in the security of the place, too.
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    Chief ShawayChief Shaway Member, Moderator Posts: 6,219 ******
    edited November -1
    One has to wonder, do they not have a tranquilizer gun at the zoo?
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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Do they have a .500 Nitro in case and elephant goes rouge..
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    RobOzRobOz Member Posts: 9,523 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Chief Shaway
    One has to wonder, do they not have a tranquilizer gun at the zoo?


    I'm sure they do, but how much damage could the ape do before it took effect
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    RobOzRobOz Member Posts: 9,523 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm betting just a basic Remington 700 chambered in 308 Winchester.
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    bigcitybillbigcitybill Member Posts: 4,899 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by select-fire
    What kind of a rifle they took the Silverback out with? Just Curious.. they can auction that thing off for $$$$$$$ just like George Zimmerman


    What a morose, absurd suggestion [xx(]
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    fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    My guess....Long gun in .308 or 30/06.
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    320090T320090T Member Posts: 2,715 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Anything less that a 30cal would just piss it off.
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    scrumpyjackscrumpyjack Member Posts: 5,336 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by scrumpyjack
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    Forgot about the old deer slug. That would make him take a dirt nap. Heard the Zoo has raised the amount to get in. Don't tell bigcitybill he might not like it.
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    jltrentjltrent Member Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Chief Shaway
    One has to wonder, do they not have a tranquilizer gun at the zoo?
    I have a tranquilizer/dart gun and the meds to load the dart to easily put him out (1cc per hundred pounds). The problem you run into is it takes 10/15 minutes to fully work. During that time the kid would probably be dead.
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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,307 ******
    edited November -1
    ...I'm still getting over the lion being shot,now this
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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,307 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by select-fire
    What kind of a rifle they took the Silverback out with? Just Curious.. they can auction that thing off for $$$$$$$ just like George Zimmerman
    terrible,mean,evil one,,
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    bigcitybillbigcitybill Member Posts: 4,899 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Forgot about the old deer slug. That would make him take a dirt nap. Heard the Zoo has raised the amount to get in. Don't tell bigcitybill he might not like it.

    ???

    [?]

    What are you babbling about?
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    11b6r11b6r Member Posts: 16,584 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    As Mr. Trent said- unlike what you may have seen on Wild Kingdom, tranquilizer darts do NOT have instant effect. Concern was for harm the animal would cause while the drug was taking effect- and if darting the animal would worsen the situation.

    Have use M99 taking down a bull elk that had gotten electrical wires wrapped in antlers. Took a long time to get him wobbly on his feet.
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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,390 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jerrywh818
    yoshmyster
    Yeah. what the hell as long as the kid wasn't yours it's fine. Welcome to California. HUH?



    Obviously the parents didn't really love the kid or thought he wouldn't amount to much since they themselves didn't go in the pit. Or they were democrats and figure someone else would save him or they'll just breed another one.

    As for welcome to California bit it's more like welcome to the new America.
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    shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,811 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by RobOz
    quote:Originally posted by Chief Shaway
    One has to wonder, do they not have a tranquilizer gun at the zoo?


    I'm sure they do, but how much damage could the ape do before it took effect


    That is pretty much what the head keeper of the Zoo said. He said they discussed tranquilizing him, but feared it would agitate him and would have taken too long to put him out.
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    IdahoboundIdahobound Member Posts: 20,587 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by yoshmyster
    quote:Originally posted by jerrywh818
    yoshmyster
    Yeah. what the hell as long as the kid wasn't yours it's fine. Welcome to California. HUH?



    Obviously the parents didn't really love the kid or thought he wouldn't amount to much since they themselves didn't go in the pit. Or they were democrats and figure someone else would save him or they'll just breed another one.

    As for welcome to California bit it's more like welcome to the new America.


    Maybe the parent couldn't fit through the fence that the kid made it through?
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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,307 ******
    edited November -1
    ...that's nothing,I know a guy that fell in a pit with 6 gorillas,,
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    EVILDR235EVILDR235 Member Posts: 4,398 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I heard they shot 40 gorillas in Chicago last weekend and nobody said nothing.

    XXXXXX
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    JamesRKJamesRK Member Posts: 25,670 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by RobOz
    quote:Originally posted by Chief Shaway
    One has to wonder, do they not have a tranquilizer gun at the zoo?


    I'm sure they do, but how much damage could the ape do before it took effect

    They said that was considered when they made the decision to put him down.
    The road to hell is paved with COMPROMISE.
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    tajjntajjn Member Posts: 1,063 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have it from a reliable source that they took the gorilla out with a 12ga slug between the eyes, and he dropped like a stone.
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    bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,504 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by yoshmyster
    quote:Originally posted by jerrywh818
    yoshmyster
    Yeah. what the hell as long as the kid wasn't yours it's fine. Welcome to California. HUH?



    Obviously the parents didn't really love the kid or thought he wouldn't amount to much since they themselves didn't go in the pit. Or they were democrats and figure someone else would save him or they'll just breed another one.

    As for welcome to California bit it's more like welcome to the new America.




    +1000
    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
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