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Rabies in Maryland
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Ole Cuss    Posted 02-09-2002 at 13:59:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

Last week, a rabid horse turned up in Frederick County. The other day, a rabid gray fox attacked a lady and boy in Carroll County (just west of Baltimore); both will take the series of 5 treatment shots (which, by the way, are no longer the painful ordeal they used to be). Even a rabid groundhog ambushed an old lady in her garden in Frederick city last year. So keep your critters inoculated if you dwell in The Old Line State. By the way, our illustrious anti-gun governor, Parris Glendening, who just married a girl half his age, has been seen foaming at the mouth, but I believe it is due to his realizing that Maryland is the only state shaped liked a handgun.


george s    Posted 02-10-2002 at 16:36:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
At this very moment, the Maryland legislature is contemplating a ban on trapping in that state,and the Gov. is supporting that ban. If it succeeds you all better line up for your rabies vacine. Trapping though down, is the only viable way to control the species that spread rabies, distemper,and mange.Of course, PETA would rather see people dying of rabies than seeing honest people harvesting a renewable resource.If you are from Maryland and disagree with the Gov. and PETA than let your legislaters know, and no, I'm not from MD or a trapper, just someone that hasn't been educated beyond their intelligence.


Dave in Mo    Posted 02-12-2002 at 09:24:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In Missouri we're really lucky in that regard. Our Conservation Commission is non-political by definition so they make the game laws and seasons etc based on science. The politicians and voters never get to vote on specifics. Trapping may be unpopular by the masses here but that's too bad. It is legal.


Tom A    Posted 02-10-2002 at 06:03:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That horse rabies case was just up the road from me. No word on how it contracted the disease, though my vet seems to think they'll be able to make a good guess after studying the strain.


My bro' had Glendening as a Professor at U of M many years ago. At that time, the low-life was divorcing his first wife so he could legally mess around with one of his students--who became his second wife.

I'm from Frederick County, and we proudly vote anti-Democrat every election, but the liberals keep putting in the likes of Schaefer, Glenspending, and I'm sure next will be Townsend. I think we should secede from Baltimore Montgomery and PG counties and let them ruin themselves on their own.


heers,
Tom


Hogman    Posted 02-09-2002 at 18:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
You mean Ya got a rabid skunk in tha mansion?
Just watched tha first half of "infamus guns" on the History channel.... s brady must have been one of tha content/portrayel advisors..Whatever, it was well noted that most were "cheap readly available" etc.

Part of it caused Maw Hog ta pose tha question "Why don't We have an Indian history week"??????
Good question,course She's biased.

Recall the last General ta surrender His troops in tha war of Y.A. was Cherokee .. Mabe one of Maw Hogs Kinfolk.



Ole Cuss    Posted 02-10-2002 at 03:10:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

Brig. Gen. Stand Watie, the last to surrender a Confederate command, was indeed a leader worthy of admiration. By the way, one of the best books I read last year was "Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War" by Laurence Hauptman.


Stretch    Posted 02-09-2002 at 15:20:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ole Cuss, we had it a few years ago down here on the lower shore. You know, the outhouse side of the state. We had a serious overpopulation of coons, due to the lack of trapping. The rabies took care of it. We keep everybody vaccinated already. I've heard a rabid horse is a scarey thing. I've got a sister-in-law that works in Frederick. I think I'll let her know.

Love the gun comment. BTW, did you know our illustrious governor is trying to take $10,000,000 away from the emergency services budget at a time when everybody else see the need to increase it?


Rufus    Posted 02-09-2002 at 17:05:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Maybe Glendenning is tired of passing out free helicopter rides.


Les...fortunate    Posted 02-09-2002 at 14:20:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ROFL!! I believe the center of Maryland is somewhere in Virginia, isn't it?
If the rabies outbreak continues, my guess would be that the sale of guns will increase. You mentioned your former governor but isn't your current governor a member of the Kennedy family? How lucky can you get!!


Stretch-close    Posted 02-09-2002 at 15:14:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be our lieutenant governor. She wants to be the next governor. If the continual downhill slide keeps up, she probably will be. One point made about her the other day, she has never won an election. Only appointments or free rides.


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