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Old 04-17-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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How do you get rid of dead cows frozen solid inside a cabin on federal land high in the Rocky Mountains? And how do you do it without causing major environmental damage?

That's the peculiar puzzle the U.S. Forest Service must solve -- and solve soon, before the spring thaw, according to reports from Colorado.

Feds' puzzle: How to remove frozen cows from Colo. cabin?
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:10 AM
 
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Simple solution. Donate them to a corporation. They then sell beef to a third world country that they have trade agreements with. Problem solved.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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The beef is no longer suitable for consumption.

"Rangers saw about six cows inside the cabin, and several dead cows outside the cabin at 11,200 feet, Forest Service spokesman Brian Porter told AP."

Leave them for the predators.
or
Do what they have done in the past.
Drag them out of the old cabin, fill the carcass with explosives and boom.

I fail to see the environmental damage?
Large animals die all the time in the woods.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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There's apparently a spring downslope from the cabin that they're afraid will become contaminated by the rotting corpses.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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My God, what silliness. Get a couple of cowboys on horseback up there when the snow thaws down enough. Drag the cows (actually, they are probably heifers or steers) a couple hundred feet away from the water and let the scavengers take care of the rest. Ranchers do it all the time all over the National Forests and BLM lands in the West when cattle perish there. The fact that this even made the news shows how disconnected the trustifarian transplants in Aspen are from the "environment" around them that they profess to know so much about. By the way, Forest Service range management people--that is, the people in the Forest Service who actually work out on the ground and are trained in range management, not the political hack appointees or starry-eyed city-slickers who have weaseled their way into jobs with the agency--would take of this exactly the way I described.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Hell, just pack'em in ice and wait for the big burn, then it's BBQ time in the high country. Plate of ribs anyone? Y'all come!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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They could make all that frozen meat into pink slime!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:22 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Just blow em up. They've done that with beached whales and other critters. Then let the scavengers eat the parts. No big deal. Or what Jazz said.

This is silly. But I'm sure millions of our tax dollars will be spent on helicopters to hoist the offending dead "cows" to some cow burial place, so they can be properly disposed of, and given a fitting burial. Then the cabin will be disinfected and restored to its original luster as an abandoned shack.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Just blow em up. They've done that with beached whales and other critters. Then let the scavengers eat the parts. No big deal. Or what Jazz said.

This is silly. But I'm sure millions of our tax dollars will be spent on helicopters to hoist the offending dead "cows" to some cow burial place, so they can be properly disposed of, and given a fitting burial. Then the cabin will be disinfected and restored to its original luster as an abandoned shack.
Ya mean like this?


Destroyed in Seconds- Beached Whale Explosion - YouTube
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Well yeah, just keep the tourists away...
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