Saturday, January 05, 2013


"Big Boy"
Our West Boulder Neighborhood Elk
Known To Bed Down In Our Backyard

One of Boulder's Finest, Protecting Us From The Savage Elk
Shot with a shotgun, carted off for butchering, no report, initial denials
The cops broke several laws, at least one of which is a felony
Officials are "investigating" and officers are on paid leave

The story and several photos can be found here.  And the local memorial for the elk can be found here.  Hanging the officers might be a bit harsh, but there are well-known methods for reducing their testosterone levels.


Big Boy said...

The most common word to describe the action of the cops has been "despicable" - have to agree.

Dr S said...

There was a neighboorhood candlelight vigil Sunday evening. About 200 folks showed up on Mountain View which is just a couple of blocks from our place. We took Si and Noelle, and four-year-old Noe summed it up: "These people cared about the elk and the police didn't." The organizer put it in the proper perspective - while we will fondly remember our neighborhood elk, there are far greater tragedies occurring every day in the US and around the world.

Bizzy Brain said...

I would recommend finding a replacement, elk that is.

Dr S said...

Bizzy - I think that there will be at least three replacements; one elk and two police officers!