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01-18-07, 03:35 AM #1
Officers use taser to free tangled deer
Wed Jan 17, 5:08 PM ET
Confronted with a deer whose antlers were tangled in a rope swing at a rural home, two officers saw no good choices. They weren't about to try to free the animal themselves. It weighed several hundred pounds and was thrashing wildly. A bullet in the skull seemed the alternative.
"They thought they were going to have to kill it out of compassion," Lt. Jim Strovink of the Clackamas County sheriff's office said Wednesday. "It was going to die a slow, agonizing death."
Then Deputy Jeff Miller (news, bio, voting record) thought of the stun gun, commonly called a Taser, after its maker, used to immobilize out-of-control prisoners or suspects.
The deer stopped moving. The officers, one a sheriff's deputy, the other a state trooper, untangled the rope, which was dangling from a tree limb, and freed the buck.
Not long after, the deer "took off happy as a clam," Strovink said. "That was pretty good thinking."
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Good thinking. One lucky deer - bet he stays even further away from people after this.
thought of the stun gun, commonly called a Taser
01-18-07, 12:40 PM #3
I know of at least one incident where a snake (boa or python, can't remember) was constricting a guy and a cop used a Taser on the snake to get it to let go. Worked, too.
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01-18-07, 06:22 PM #6No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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01-18-07, 08:05 PM #7
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