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Les    Posted 01-09-2004 at 05:07:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

Bet he won't do that again.

Lazy Al    Posted 01-09-2004 at 11:50:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
They should take those pictures and use them as a teaching tool for kids . Give them a idea what happens when you get tangled up in a over head lines .

Jim in Minn    Posted 01-09-2004 at 12:23:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Better yet, do what ole Steve would have done. Climb up the pole, with kid in arm and point out the exact wires just inches above the kids head. Right Paula & Cindi?

ret    Posted 01-09-2004 at 15:46:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
God, I really like this post, You hit it right on the head

Jim in Minn.    Posted 01-09-2004 at 18:16:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Ret. I get fiesty when these girls gang up on me.

Rickstir    Posted 01-09-2004 at 08:44:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of the time I was quail hunting, moving through some high weeds. Ran into a hot fence at "just below belt level" if you get my drift. Talk about getting a man's attention! Hunting was over for that day.

PETA is gonna    Posted 01-09-2004 at 08:06:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
get you Les for putting that thing top of the bears skinny tree.


Willy-N    Posted 01-09-2004 at 06:44:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of when I slipped with a screw driver in a Electrical Panel once and blew a 400 amp breaker! I was told there was a 8 ft long flame that engulfed me from the waist up. I do remember it, like a 44 magnum going off in your ear a couple of inches away. I know I could not hear or see for around a haft an hour. I lost most of my hair and had lots of burnt holes in my cloths. I remember saying to my self boy you sure blew it this time. I bet he is thinking the same thing on the way down off that pole!! PS I only did that once. Took a lot of years to heal the scars on my eyes. Mark H.

Dave Wi.    Posted 01-09-2004 at 06:11:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, seen that on Maximum Exposure (MAX X).The bear was in a residential area and was trying to escape,it got the jolt when they shot it with a tranquilizer,and the bear did survive.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-09-2004 at 06:05:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pretty sure that If I had seen it climbing the pole, I would have shot it before he crossed those lines and knocked out the power...

Bet F&G and the power company would have been fine with my decision...

hay    Posted 01-09-2004 at 05:27:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
now that's really lighting up your life. a real shocking time.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 01-09-2004 at 05:22:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Talk about getting the fire knocked out of you. I am very sure that two tylenol will not make that pain go away too.

Cindi    Posted 01-09-2004 at 05:27:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeeks! How did he come out of it? Dazed and confused, or fit for the frying pan?

Les    Posted 01-09-2004 at 05:29:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I doubt he survived but bears are tough. It's not impossible.

john    Posted 01-09-2004 at 06:08:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I saw a news story a few eyars ago about a bear that did the same thing. it survived with just a few burns.WHy oh WHy can't they put up something so the bears cannot climb these transformer poles? a simple, though larger, version of a squirrel defender, like alarge ring aorund the pole made out of some sort of non climable material?.I'm sure there aren't many area that would need somehting like this.but it seems people thrive on stories like this, it's a shame too that modern society has to STILL rely on hurting or killing animals for enjoyment.( well I prob opened a large can of worms now)

Les    Posted 01-09-2004 at 08:54:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you like having electricity? There might be the occasion squirrel, bear or mudworm lost because of it.

Dave(MI)    Posted 01-09-2004 at 08:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
John, it was not the transformer but rather the high voltage wires. installing guards on each electrical pole would cost the power co. millions and guess who they would pass it onto? Not the three bears or goldilox.

Cindi    Posted 01-09-2004 at 06:27:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last thing I felt when I saw that photo was enjoyment. Concern, curiosity, anxiety, to name a few, (searching mental hard drive) Nope. No joy.

Jim in Min.    Posted 01-09-2004 at 08:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
The one I liked, some months ago, was a news reel of a bear treed 20' in a backyard. They place a 15' diam. trampolene under it before shooting it with a tranquilizer. It was really funny. The bears first bounce was right on target, the second bounce was up 15' and missed the trampolene on the way down. I laughed my a-- off. Now I love animals, been hunting them since I was twelve. Before the Tranq. gun was invented both bears would have been shot dead. You don't call a fireman and his ladder to get a bear out of a tree in someones backyard. Both bears are now in their own environment with stories to tell their grandcubs.

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