Doug, the little Koala - didnt make it.

Submitted: Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:01
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Died on the operating table with a couple of slugs in him.

Dont know what makes some people tick, I really dont.


Lionel.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:13

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:13
I hope they catch those responsible for it.
This kinda thing makes me very angry. Whats the world coming to?
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Follow Up By: travelmate2 - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 04:01

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 04:01
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Follow Up By: Wilko - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:49

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:49
Hi Ray,

I know every ones got different opinions and Yes they didnt blow up a building but Killing a Koala cant even be described as sport. Their wild population is struggling and someone goes and kills another.

Killing Feral cats is necessary as it tries to control (with not a lot of success) they terrible impact they do on our native wildlife. Roo's are in plaque proportions in some areas and the damage they do to crops fences etc can only seen to be believed. Where I life we regularly kill sheep (every 4 months or so) for the table.

I dont do a lot of shooting nowdays but when I was, you would have an obligation to ensure what you did shoot was dead and not suffering. This koala was left to endure days on days of agony.

I don't understand the line about the coloured people but i hope it wasnt a racist remark.

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: pdm3006 - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:37

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 21:37
Pure stupidity !
I suspect it would be kids with a slug gun and hope that somebody teaches them some sense and firearm responsibility.
I too hope the law catches those responsible. As a protected species, killing a Koala is a criminal offence !
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Follow Up By: Member - Supertramp (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:29

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:29
Yeah i suspected that much, probably some bored kids who thought it would be fun to shoot at animals, including those harmless koalas.

I worry what the world will be like in 20 years when those kids grown up to have kids.....need i say more?!

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Reply By: Member - Porl - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:08

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 22:08
Slug guns have been illlegal here for at least a decade.

I grew up with them, shot a few things i knew I shouldn't have, killed a pigeon just like in the Johnny Cash song, not "just to see him die" but "to practice my aim", never shot another bird again ever (except crows and indian minors).

So point is some adult in breach of his/her licence gave that slug gun to that kid, so lets hope they both get nailed.

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Follow Up By: The Boss - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 02:02

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 02:02
Thats the world we live in. We share oxygen with these maggots.

On a softer not, could you clear up what a slug gun is please? Its not just an air rifle is it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 08:24

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 08:24
Yep, an air rifle.

Slug Gun, I think, is slang.


Cheers......Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:58

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:58
Thanks Lionel

Yes, a 0.177 calibre air rifle, made in China by the billions, I bought mine off the shelf from a disposal in Elizabeth when I was 16 I think, circa 1982 or thereabouts. You'd use those small lead coloured pieces of metal that either had a pointy end or a dull end - thus slug.

As opposed to my ball bearing shooting BB gun, which took the gold ball bearings.

Sadly that air rifle, which killed thousands of toads, was listed as a licensed weapon by my dad, even though he didn't buy it :-( and handed in for destruction when he handed in his gun license.
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Follow Up By: The Boss - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 01:18

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 01:18
Air rifle, well they aint illegal. Got one sitting right here, .177 aswell. Where abouts are they illegal?
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Follow Up By: OREJAP - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 11:05

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 11:05
Air Rifle (slug Gun) are illegal in Victoria unless you have a shooter's licence & the weapon is registered. It is classified as a firearm and all rules & regulations pertaining to the use & storage of firearms apply. Also goes for any imitation. That is also deemed to be a firearm. Recently heard of a group who decided to use a "lemon gun" & kill Koala's. Lemon guns are PVC pipe made by people that have in the construction a section to hold gas (Usually the cigarette lighter butane) which is sprayed into section of pipe (holding the lemon) an ignitor which has probably been pinched by neighbourhood kids off your outside gas water heater whilst you are travelling OZ. Ignighter spark lights gas,explosion & lemon now lethal projectile. Idiots using these items have been known to injure themselves & friends, damage caravans & vehicles belonging to others & not to mention various neighbourhood pets & wild life. Some have blasted projectiles 200 metres or more. Recently I heard a story about two grown men shooting Koala's with sling shots as the poor things were sitting helpless in the trees. The worst part of this, these morons did this in the presence of their wives & small children. We all must dob in these idiots,take photos with our cameras or phones,take rego numbers and inform the police & other authorities. Possession of sling shots & Shanghai's is also forbidden under most laws as regulated or declared weapons and can be confiscated by police & severe penalties involved. Imagine this idiot parents appearing before the judicery & asked by the judge to explain their actions in front of their children
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Follow Up By: The Boss - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:49

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:49
Ok, yes a Firearm license is needed, but that doesnt mean they are illegal. But i get what your saying though, just had me thinking why havent the cops informed us if there illegal. Was exppecting a knock on the door.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 23:58

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 23:58
Gday,
Can someone fill us poor media deprived people in........sounds like someone shot a Koala??????

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - T N (Qld) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:22

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:22
G day Hairy,
I will have to watch my P &Q"s.
some person armed with a Slug gun, thought that a Mum and baby Koala, were fair
game In South Qld.
Mum made it but the little fella took 2 slug's and they hoped he would be strong
enough to make through till to-day to be operated on.
he weighed 9 grams.
Vale Doug,
To The tosser's that shot them, I hope that Karma bite's them on the,
ARSE,'
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:05

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 09:05
Low life!!!
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:33

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:33
Just when you think there might be a glimmer of hope for the human race some a hole comes along and proves you wrong

That is if this act was in fact perpetrated by something that could loosely be referred to as human


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Reply By: Wilko - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:36

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:36
Hi Lionel,

(Modsquad get your bleepometer ready)
Poor little fella didnt even have a chance when some imbo decides it would be fun to pump slugs into him.

Kinda angrys up the blood to think catching the person(s) who did it and making them pay is would be very difficult.

Lets hope the oxygen thief who did it gets what he/she/they deserve. What goes around comes around.

Cheers Wilko

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Reply By: Member - Carl- Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 08:24

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 08:24
After scanning the forum and descovering this sad news, I also scanned the on line news headlines.

Some of the high points,
Woman tortures her son to recieved sympathy money,
P plate driver caught at 191 K/h in parents Merc,
Women threatened with jail for noisey sex,
Woman kills boyfriend by sitting on him,
Children to be scanned for obesity from 6 at school.

This was in the first 15 items.

Later I see that, soon we might be able to live to 1000. Perhaps the better question would be,"Who would want to".

I thought I was becoming a grumpy old man but what is the world coming to.

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Reply By: Member - Neville & Sally C (VI - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:16

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 14:16
Hi Lionel, this is awful,
It breaks my heart. It was probably teenagers playing with their Christmas present. Sadly, some of humanity have always been like this. If they get such joy out of killing things, then they should kill themselves!
Take care,safe ravels.
Bye. Sally
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:09

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 19:09
my hobby of looking after injured birds of prey ,i see alot of this mandane shooting ,it really does as others have said ,boil the blood
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:33

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:33
Lionel, why did you address this Thread to Doug and not the rest of us????

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Follow Up By: Wilko - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 14:51

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 14:51
Im sure thelittle fella was nicknamed Doug.

Cheers Wilko
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Follow Up By: travelmate2 - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:49

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:49
LOL :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:59

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 16:59
Yep GB, I reread the title and realised it could be read that way....lol.

Wilko got it, the koala was named Doug by the Wildlife rescuers.


Cheers.....Lionel.
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Reply By: Nigel Migraine - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:34

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 17:34
Factory farming and meat eaters abound and it appears George Orwell was correct.
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Reply By: Member -Tukka (WA) - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 16:17

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 16:17
We should all get an air rifle each and hunt down the scabs that done it and see how many slugs they can take
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Follow Up By: travelmate2 - Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 20:41

Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 20:41
I got shot with a .22 cal slug gun when I was a youngen... ouch they hurt


lucky it got me between the old/young fellow and the hip..

Cheers
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