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LOL Americans gaffa taping magnets to crocodiles?

Discussion in 'General' started by Cupboard, 26 Feb 2009.

  1. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    From the original article here
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7912006.stm
    Basically, in order to make crocodiles less of a threat to humans, magnets are being attached to their heads to confuse their sense of direction. Right.

    But what is more strange is the apparent attachment method. Does this look like gaffa to you too?

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    :rolleyes:
     
  2. Major

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    That's wrong imo, we are in "their" territory, not the other way round, you can't just stick bloody magnets to it thing, it's animal cruelty.

    What you going to do to sharks next? Put a cage over their mouth so they can't bite anyone?
     
  3. yodasarmpit

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    Poor croc.
    Don't people get it, build your home near crocodiles, expect to get bitten in the ass.
     
  4. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd What's a Dremel?

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    Is this a movie?
     
  5. quietguy

    quietguy D'orc

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    I would hate to be the poor slob who drew the short straw for that job.
     
  6. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    fail

    FUD/retarded post

    it's like blindfolding a person when traveling from point 'a' to 'b', and trappers always tape their mouths shut when relocating them.

    btw that's electrical tape.
     
  7. Major

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    When is this thread going to be locked anyway? I thought Bit-Tech didn't allow news postings anymore for some stupid reason.
     
  8. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Only if it posts the news and nothing else. If it posts a discussion then they will allow it. IIRC.
     
  9. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    [​IMG]

    Still got your titty lip on? :waah:
     
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  10. Major

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    Always Pemma.
     
  11. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    I like this part of the article.

    Argh quick its coming right for me RUNNNNNNNNN.
    Perhaps they could at some point in that ten miles pick it up and chuck it back again.
     
  12. Major

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    Considering the average American is 80 stone, it's pretty fast for them.
     
  13. Riisi

    Riisi I am the pwnage

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    Jesus Christ thats wrong to do for an animal :eyebrow: but it's america so i guess it makes some sort of sense :hehe:
     
  14. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    :rolleyes:

    Riisi, read the article - and the thread - again. They aren't letting the crocodiles roam around the neighborhood with magnets permanently taped to their heads. Securing the jaws with anything from electrical tape to rope is common during transport. The magnets have been added during transport, but rest assured everything is removed when the crocodile is relocated.

    The BBC article is a re-write from a Reuters article out of Miami. It conveniently left out this important part (emphasis added by me):
    In addition, the article clearly points out that the idea was first developed in Mexico, so can we please drop the baseless America-bashing?

    -monkey
     
  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    But the world lives for baseless America bashing.

    Don't see any problem with it really, yeah they are building stuff in croc/alligator territory but you've got to build somewhere. Although people complaining and being surprised they have one in their back yard is a little retarded.
     
  16. Riisi

    Riisi I am the pwnage

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    Yes yes im just joking and srry i was'nt reading so carefully :)
     
  17. quietguy

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    What a coincidence, that seems to be the average Brits I.Q.
     
  18. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    World blames US and the US blames Canada!

    Humans all over the world have destroyed habitats so we're all guilty. The could kill the crocs but they just relocate them and break their sense of direction so they don't return to populated areas.
     
  19. Major

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    Problem is, you can raise your IQ if you want, but when you're 80 stone, you're pretty much dead. :D

    UK -> USA
     
  20. Nexxo

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    I beg to differ. It is easier to lose weight than gain intelligence. :p

    Could they do that with chavs?
     

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