Oklahoma Police Kill 5-Year Old Boy While Shooting at Snake

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  1. ptsmith24

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292168,00.html

     
  2. legacy38

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    There are several things here that I just don't understand. Why were they shooting at the snake in the first place. Was it an immediate threat? I could understand shooting a poisonous snake if it were close to someone's house, but I'd grab my shotgun and take care of the job.
     

  3. ptsmith24

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    Something else doesn't look right...

    Says they were shooting at a snake in a tree, but the bullet ricocheted off of the water... It would make sense if the snake was in the tree at arm's length or lower...but if it was higher, you would have to be a pretty bad shot.
     
  4. gsusnake

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    Wait... there were Oklahoma police shooting at me?

    I didn't hear anything...
     
  5. ptsmith24

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    :shock: :lol:
     
  6. jeepsterwannabe

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    this is pretty disgusting. who would call the police for a snake anyway?
    wonder if they will come by my house and set mouse traps for me when i report a mouse in my house?
     
  7. Wiley

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    But, but,... the Police are the only ones professional enough... Aw, never mind.
     
  8. gsusnake

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    Need I link any of my various "cops got called on me" threads?


    OK, OK, I'll stop with the "snake" stuff now...
     
  9. rejfoxtrot

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    Its illegal to kill a non-poisonous in georgia, wonder about oklahoma. I'm curious which poisionous snake they were shooting at. Most don't climb trees....were they shooting a freakin cornsnake? Who identified it as poisionous? We don't have freakin black mambas.
     
  10. M249

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    Negligent homicide.
     
  11. GeorgiaGlocker

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    Apparently this officer has no regard for atleast one of the 4 basic rules for firearm safety. This was totally preventable.
     
  12. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Never heard this before. Please provide source/code section, etc. Thanks.
     
  13. legacy38

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    It happens fairly commonly and for all sorts of critters.
     
  14. rejfoxtrot

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    OCGA 27-1-28 Taking of non-game species.

    Venomous snakes (says "poisonous snakes" in the code but there are no "poisonous" snakes in NA) may be taken by any lawful method. Non-venomous snakes may not be taken. To do so would be to commit a misdemeanor.

    Large snake in a tree by a lake is most likely a non-venomous water snake (Nerodia sp.). Cottonmouths cannot and do not climb trees.

    This is so sad. I am sick and tired of ignorant people. Snakes in NA do not eat people. (Some do in SA but that is a different story.) Venomous snakes rarely bite. Every single snake bite I have witnessed or heard about except one was the result of an idiot messing with or trying to kill a venomous snake. The one was a lady that accidentally stepped on a cottonmouth on a boat ramp in a swamp at night with no lights. The snake was just being a snake and somebody stepped on it. Step on a squirrel and see what happens.
     
  16. jgullock

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    And they want to take OUR guns away. Sheesh...
     
  17. ptsmith24

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    :hardhead:
     
  18. wsweeks2

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    The only good snake's a dead snake IMO. (GSUSnake excepted)
     
  19. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Why the exception?
     
  20. rejfoxtrot

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    Well if you have to break the law and kill them....atleast use birdshot.