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tobermory
11 Nov 17 07:45
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'severe risk to the public'

ffs , only the size of a small dog , hardly gonna start hunting people Cry

I expect all the councillors are farmers
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Report tobermory November 11, 2017 7:46 AM GMT
A wild cat which escaped from a Ceredigion zoo has been "humanely destroyed", the county council has confirmed.
Lilleth, the Eurasian lynx, escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom at some point in the last three weeks.

The council said despite "exhaustive efforts" to recapture her, it received advice that the risk to public safety had "increased to severe".
Earlier on Friday, the council said the zoo would be put under scrutiny.

A statement released by the local authority on Friday evening said the lynx had strayed over to a populated area of the community and "it was necessary to act decisively".
"The safety of the the public was paramount," the statement added.

Staff at the zoo, which has been closed since Lilleth's escape, had been attempting to catch her.
She is believed to have escaped after making a "giant leap" over an electrified fence.

There had been a number of sightings but she evaded capture and was at one point thought to be hiding in bushes near the zoo.
Ceredigion council and Dyfed-Powys Police said they had tried a "range of measures" to capture the Lynx, including baited traps.
A post-mortem examination of a sheep found dead on land near the zoo showed "traumatic injury" but experts have been unable to say if the missing lynx was responsible.
Report trilby22 November 11, 2017 8:03 AM GMT
Why kill it?  Why not shoot it with a tranq & knock it out till it's back in the zoo?
Report tobermory November 11, 2017 8:46 AM GMT
Indeed , thought that was the standard thing to do .

I suppose they'd say before the dart took effect it might run off and attack someone . It's not a fekin grizzly bear .
Report moisok November 11, 2017 12:14 PM GMT
I just had this bizarre thought flash through me - Wot wood it b like if we wos invaded.  We are about as 'ard as marshmellows!!!
Report trilby22 November 11, 2017 12:21 PM GMT
No chance of us getting invaded Mo ... not by regular means anyway.  Perhaps by stealth though?
Report dustybin November 11, 2017 12:26 PM GMT
Probably better off dead anyway than dragged back to captivity for the amusement of gorping humans and those 'animal lovers' who are invested in the concept.
Much like the horsey types will tell you horses love to run and are therefore vindicated in breeding them to do just that.
Report Percy Filth November 11, 2017 1:24 PM GMT
They were talking about re-introducing them into the wild not long back, doesn't make sense
Report Just Checking November 11, 2017 1:47 PM GMT
Council don't want sued / 'elf and safety I'm sure? Surely just the "safe space" / risk averse culture we live in.
Yet people live happily in say the US, beside coyotes and lynx/bobcat.

There was a worse couple of years ago in the North East? Yes.
Who can forget the COW that escaped, was standing in a field, and the heroic police turned up and shot it dead before it went for someone's jugular.
Rather than say getting a farmer or two familiar with cows, which must have been difficult in that agrictulture free concrete wasteland.

Look at this huge fearful beast, like Godzilla suffering roid rage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-32800365

At least it was shot before it was accused of being a s3x pest.
Report dustybin November 11, 2017 1:52 PM GMT
Surely it would be the zoo that would have been sued?
It wouldnt have escaped had they not indirectly re-introduced it by not securing it.

They apparently said they are devastated that the escaped wild cat was killed rather than captured.

That has to be an oxymoron.
Report moisok November 11, 2017 2:11 PM GMT
yes very good trilby - they are already here and growing at speed
Report SPOT THE DOG November 11, 2017 2:42 PM GMT
All Zoo's should be closed down
Report tobermory November 12, 2017 6:23 AM GMT
Statement from the zoo


“We are truly devastated by the hunting and killing of Lillith last night. For the past three weeks we have been tracking and attempting to catch her in a safe way.

“We have employed 24-hour, on-site help from expert trackers and animal recovery specialists who have been aiding us in our efforts but she proved to be quite elusive. We have spared no expense or effort in our search.

“The only options available to us were live-catching with nets or luring her into one of the many bait traps that we built and placed in areas she was frequenting.”

At first, the statement said, Lillith escaped to the hill behind the zoo before she “moved across the bog to a remote, dense woodland”.

The statement continued: “We were advised by the government-appointed vet that darting was not possible due to the terrain.

“We had been pressured from the start to allow marksmen to hunt her with live ammo but we categorically refused that option. All the time she remained in the woods we could argue that she was a danger to no-one and we fought for more time to capture her alive.

“Two days ago in the early evening we had a call saying that Lillith had been spotted less than a mile away at a local caravan park.

“The park was closed and empty for the winter period and Lillith was discovered asleep under one of the caravans.

“When the call came in we were in the middle of a council inspection and the council officials insisted on accompanying us to the location where she was seen.

“When we got there the caravan was boarded in on three sides with decking and all we had to do was sling a net across the back and we would have had her trapped.

“Unfortunately one of the officials insisted that he needed to photograph her and make a positive ID before we were allowed close.

“He slipped and fell going up the bank which startled her causing her to run past him and off across the fields.

“After a fruitless search we were informed that due to her being in a heavily populated area they would be issuing a shoot to kill order and we had run out of time.

“We made one final effort yesterday to lay traps for her and we were out all day looking for her with catch nets but the shocking call came in late last night that they had killed her.

“In just 24 hours they had called in marksmen who had used state-of-the-art night scopes and thermal imaging cameras to hunt her down and shoot her dead. To say we were devastated was an understatement.”
Report trilby22 November 12, 2017 8:34 AM GMT
"Unfortunately one of the officials insisted that he needed to photograph her and make a positive ID before we were allowed close.

He slipped and fell going up the bank which startled her causing her to run past him and off across the fields."

What a complete and utter F up. Not even a tranq gun at the ready? Sad
Report tobermory November 12, 2017 9:16 AM GMT
"one of the officials insisted that he needed to photograph her and make a positive ID"

wtf Laugh
Report dunlaying November 12, 2017 12:28 PM GMT
You could not make it up.
Report Facts November 12, 2017 12:46 PM GMT
dustybin    11 Nov 17 12:26 

Much like the horsey types will tell you horses love to run and are therefore vindicated in breeding them to do just that.



Horses have been running long before humans even existed. hth
Report Facts November 12, 2017 12:47 PM GMT
I too don't understand why this beautiful creature could not have been shot with a tranquilliser dart.
Report Dr Crippen November 12, 2017 1:28 PM GMT
When jobsworths are around nothing makes any sense.
Report moisok November 12, 2017 1:52 PM GMT
good job these people don't hold your lives in their hands as part of their responsibilities   - or do they?
Report terry mccann November 12, 2017 3:24 PM GMT
one of the saddest sights ive ever seen was "guy" at London zoo bored out of his mind after sitting in a cage for about 20 yrs,so wrong! yep close all zoo"s
Report alun2005 November 12, 2017 3:34 PM GMT
Would it have also been better for former Chit Chat obsession RAOUL M. to have been shot with a tranquilliser dart, then returned to a cage in Susie Sim's office?
Report akabula November 12, 2017 5:22 PM GMT
SPOT THE DOG
All Zoo's should be closed down


Lots of Zoos are involved in conservation projects with endangered species.
Report Facts November 13, 2017 5:15 AM GMT
' .....using a tranquiliser instead was "specifically discussed" but the terrain and vegetation in the area meant they were told it was "not an option".

She said: "On other occasions and in different circumstances it may be fitting to attempt to tranquilise an escaped animal but, based on the factors involved with this incident, it was decided that it was not appropriate........"



Do they mean, once darted, they would have lost sight of it, before it became unconscious ?
Report dustybin November 13, 2017 12:50 PM GMT
Facts • November 12, 2017 12:46 PM GMT
dustybin    11 Nov 17 12:26

Much like the horsey types will tell you horses love to run and are therefore vindicated in breeding them to do just that.



(i)Horses have been running long before humans even existed. hth (i)

(b)Which means they never had a miniture human on their back whipping the 5hit out of them forcing them to do assualt course style events either, nor did nature cheat the evolution of the creature by artificially inbreeding them based on the value created of the creature as a commodity.
HTFH
Report dustybin November 13, 2017 12:51 PM GMT
Horses have been running long before humans even existed. hth

Which means they never had a miniture human on their back whipping the 5hit out of them forcing them to do assualt course style events either, nor did nature cheat the evolution of the creature by artificially inbreeding them based on the value created of the creature as a commodity.
HTFH
Report King of Dubai November 13, 2017 7:34 PM GMT
They've killed another one nowCrazy

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/second-lynx-been-killed-welsh-13894504

"Unfortunately, there seems to have been a terrible handling error where it seems she twisted in the catch-pole and became asphyxiated"
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