Donkey mistaken for deer

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 4:10 PM
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GREENWOOD, S.C. — Authorities say a donkey in a South Carolina pasture was killed by a hunter who thought the animal was a deer.

The Index-Journal of Greenwood reported that the donkey had just been caught by an animal rescuer and placed in the Greenwood County pasture when it was found dead Wednesday.

The donkey's new owner said he put the animal in the pasture to help protect his goats from wild dogs.

Animal rescuer Joe Mann says he caught the donkey after finding it running wild in Abbeville County.

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SusieQ
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SusieQ 10/03/09 - 04:36 pm
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What was someone doing

What was someone doing hunting in a pasture where you have animals. An a donkey looks nothing like a deer. This person would be a dangerous hunting partner.

tazkarz
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tazkarz 10/03/09 - 04:43 pm
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must a been mr magoo hunting

must a been mr magoo hunting

belle
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belle 10/03/09 - 04:45 pm
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what was he doing hunting on
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what was he doing hunting on someone else's property? did he have permission? And you are correct, he should have his license revoked until he passes a hunter safety course.

JohnTaurus
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JohnTaurus 10/03/09 - 05:29 pm
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This person would purchase a

This person would purchase a "Feces Sandwich" if it were advertised as "Good for You and made from recycled nutrients".

Fool!! Must be an immigrant from Moronica.

d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 10/03/09 - 05:36 pm
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Our old mule barn down in

Our old mule barn down in Wheeler County was shot at close range with a shotgun (it blew out a hole about the size of a softball;) I guess it looked like a deer. My no hunting and no trespassing signs were shot; I guess they look like deer.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/03/09 - 05:40 pm
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Dick Cheney strikes again!

Dick Cheney strikes again!

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 10/03/09 - 05:47 pm
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The tag office in northern

The tag office in northern Illinois, where I once lived, has a picture of an all black Holstein calf and a large Nubian-cross goat on the wall. Both were brought in to be tagged as deer.

milfaygirl
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milfaygirl 10/03/09 - 05:51 pm
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This is so scary. It's not

This is so scary. It's not safe to be out in the country.

Mydoggie
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Mydoggie 10/03/09 - 09:19 pm
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Come on. How could you

Come on. How could you mistake those ears! But then, if your MO is "shoot first, then look," is it any wonder that the poor donkey's ears were irrelevant.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 10/03/09 - 09:29 pm
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SusieQ - It's not unusual to

SusieQ - It's not unusual to hunt for deer in pastures with other animals. You just have to know what you are doing and apparently this idiot didn't.

Ashtray
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Ashtray 10/03/09 - 10:31 pm
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Being a hunter of over 40

Being a hunter of over 40 years, people like this that go out with guns under the name of hunting scare me. Idoit should be locked up in a hospital.
"milfaygirl" is right about sometimes is it not safe to live in the country. Normally the last weekend of the season these idiots come out in force and shoot up the countryside. And 99% of the time they are not locals to the area but out of staters.

Georgialina
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Georgialina 10/03/09 - 11:07 pm
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I bet this was no mistake.

I bet this was no mistake. Damn Fool thought it would be funny to shoot the donkey since he had not bagged anything all season. When he got caught he probably came up with the "Oh Gee, I thought it was a deer" defense. Too bad today is not the season opener for idiots. Now thats a hunt I would gladly buy a license for !!!!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 10/03/09 - 11:23 pm
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Had to be one of them deir

Had to be one of them deir yankees to mistake a donkey for a deer.

mable8
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mable8 10/04/09 - 01:00 am
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If the guy can't tell a deer

If the guy can't tell a deer from a donkey, he shouldn't be hunting. He needs to pay for the donkey and give up his hunting rifle.

The Big O
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The Big O 10/04/09 - 01:39 am
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Probably thought it was the

Probably thought it was the Democrat's mascot....

eachoneteachone
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eachoneteachone 10/04/09 - 01:40 am
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My heart felt sympathy goes

My heart felt sympathy goes out to the person who was trying to help save the donkey. Imagine the nightmare . This man went out of his way to save the donkey just to have it destroyed by a hunter. Donkeys, poneys and other live stock make wonderful pets. It is so easy to get attached to them. I hope that the hunter has the decency to come forward and beg forgivness.

Roeschen
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Roeschen 10/04/09 - 03:20 am
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Years ago an idiotic hunter

Years ago an idiotic hunter shot my horse - he thought it looked like a deer. Luckily, he wasn't a good shot and the horse recovered. The hunter was required to pay all vet bills, which were not cheap. It would have been better to take a hunter's safety course and get to know what a deer actually looked like before attempting to shoot one.

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gaspringwater 10/04/09 - 05:27 am
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Another fool in the woods

Another fool in the woods with a gun. Killing every kind of wild life, farm animals and just shooting at things for fun. They describe themselves as sportsmen but most have no respect for other people's property or belongings. It's risky to be in the outdoors with them. We're an urban society and not a wild backwoods anymore. Its hard to find a place where people, their personal property, and their animals are out of rifle range. We have a professional and standing military and society does not depend on a scruffy citizen's militia and their firearms to defend the country. We're stuck with fools but we can disarm them. Gun control is long overdue.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 10/04/09 - 06:30 am
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Taylor,I was thinking the

Taylor,I was thinking the exact same thing.LMAO

robbie1
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robbie1 10/04/09 - 07:50 am
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My first question when I read

My first question when I read this was, "Mr Cheney's whereabouts?", but I wondered how long it would take for someone to bring up gun control. The British had a standing military too. I think Gas misses the intent behind the right to bear arms. Whoever shot the donkey also misses the intent behind hunting...

TechLover
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TechLover 10/04/09 - 08:10 am
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BREAKING: Hunter mistaken for

BREAKING: Hunter mistaken for intelligent lifeform.

robbie1
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robbie1 10/04/09 - 08:42 am
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Did they shoot him too?

Did they shoot him too?

midget115
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midget115 10/04/09 - 10:22 am
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I seriously think anyone

I seriously think anyone could tell a donkey from a deer. Unless they were drunk. I don't understand why people buy a license and then go out and shoot an innocent animal as a donkey. Well I hope they are made to pay for the animal once they found out who this jack leg is. But God knows who shoot this poor donkey and he will make them pay for the death of this animal.

shamrock
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shamrock 10/04/09 - 11:38 am
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Must have been a Republican!

Must have been a Republican!

strugglingcollegestudent
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strugglingcollegestudent 10/04/09 - 12:58 pm
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gaspringwater, do you not

gaspringwater, do you not realize what RESPONSIBLE hunters do for you. just because one bad apple tainted the sportsman outlook, you are going to bash the group that believe in fair chase, wait.. you probably don't know what that is. although it's a drop in a bucket, imagine how many deer you'd be hitting with your vehicle if hunter's weren't present. RESPONSIBLE hunters are SAVING you money.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 10/04/09 - 01:26 pm
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Yeah us yanks must've done

Yeah us yanks must've done it, because our dear that weigh in over 200 lbs are a whole lot different than your dwarf deer here in CSRA. Up North we're a bunch of HS drop outs and red necks. LOL Southern Pride baby!

trouble706isBack
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trouble706isBack 10/04/09 - 02:02 pm
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andywarhol, the issue here is

andywarhol, the issue here is DEER, not DEAR. It is not the problem of those in the south if your DEAR is over 200 lbs.

strugglingcollegestudent
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strugglingcollegestudent 10/04/09 - 02:03 pm
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trouble, i believe he was

trouble, i believe he was being sarcastic.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 10/04/09 - 02:50 pm
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Leave it to a yankee, making

Leave it to a yankee, making an [filtered word] out of the story.

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 10/04/09 - 04:35 pm
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strugglingcollegestudent -

strugglingcollegestudent - Please excuse me but I've heard that rationale before. Slaughtering wildlife is doing them a favor! And doing everybody else a service too. I don't wish to offend you but that's moron. We're infested with deer because nitwits with guns, traps and poisons have nearly exterminated the deer's natural predators. Stop killing the bobcats, coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, if they're out there, and other animal that preys on deer. Let the preditors eat them and then the deer infestation will diminish. Prey and predator balance existed for eons before fools with guns came along. But guns are going to be abolished and it's just a matter of time before a
barbaric chapter in our history is closed. Not liberals but stupid idiotic hunters and gun violence will cause society to get rid of your guns. I'm not the most literate person I know but off hand I don't know anywhere else in the world that tolerates such lunacy.

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