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    My husband was walking our dog on the beach and found a dead cow hog tied on our beach. We’ve contacted the police who are on their way.

    #716084

    HunterG
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    What?!?

    #716085

    I’m not kidding. It’s awful. The police are actually coming. Said it’s bizarre and worth a look.

    #716086

    HunterG
    Participant

    What beach?

    #716087

    North of Lincoln Park

    #716088

    Garden_nymph
    Member

    I’m still trying to get a mental picture of this situation. Do you mean a bovine, “moo” cow or is there some sea life also called a cow that this might be? Oh where is DP and his camera when we REALLY need him? SWIWS indeed! …and on this beach we have a…Cow?

    #716089

    HunterG
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    What a horrible thing to come across! Maybe it washed from Vashon? What a horrible way to pass, drowning is one of my worst fears.

    Hope they (the powers that be) look into what happened – some jerk could be up for animal cruelty charges.

    #716090

    Garden_nymph
    Member

    “utterly” inconceivable

    #716091

    HunterG
    Participant

    Although I appreciate a good sense of humor, the way this creature died is very sad, Garden_nymph.

    #716092

    Garden_nymph
    Member

    Sorry HunterG. I agree, it is no way for any life to end! I just checked and both a female whale and a female seal are cows. Are we referring to the farm dwelling, land mammal?

    #716093

    WSB
    Keymaster

    Maybe another Lunar New Year offering? Given the case of the crucified chicken …

    http://whitecenternow.com/2011/02/02/in-case-you-saw-it-too-unusual-sight-was-a-new-years-offering/

    #716094

    Jiggers
    Member

    It is chinese new years after all.

    #716095

    Tewl
    Member

    Wow, those last couple of posts were pretty gnarly… So, dead animals equals asians? Is this what WSB is really thinking? At least we know where you stand on the race card…

    #716096

    Ken
    Participant

    look up yãy deb or yãy daeb in Cambodian religious history and you find Animism blended with Buddhism much the same way Solstice blended with Christmas in the west. The crucified chicken is one of those offerings that have been molded over time from the animal sacrifice of the animist tradition. It is not mainstream Buddhism and is rare to see outside of tribal rural Cambodia as far as I can tell.

    #716097

    How does a dead cow washing up on a beach equal animal cruelty or drowning? In turn how can any of us speculate that the way the creature died was a horrible way to pass. What if it fell off the back of a rendering truck on the way to the glue factory? Ever think of that? I have to admit it is bizarre that it was hog tied but that doesn’t mean it was tied before it died. . . . .With that being said, I bet Taco Bell might be interested in removing the carcass for free.

    #716098

    Gina
    Participant

    There has been a lot of flooding this past month. Many rivers go through pasture land, and have outlets into the Sound.

    #716099

    Zenguy
    Participant

    Well, if it was tied up, I am pretty sure it did not wash up from anywhere. While we are at it, what the hell is a “cow hog”?

    #716100

    WSB
    Keymaster

    Hi, Tewl. “Race card”? First time we’ve been accused of that. We’re actually pretty rabid about keeping racism (and sexism, sexual orientation bias, sizism, and other forms of bias/discrimination) off this site, as our commenters are quite aware, unlike many media sites that just look the other way. Doesn’t mean we’re perfect, though, so if that is how my comment was construed, I apologize. It took a fair amount of research to discover what the White Center sighting sent to us turned out to be – the people who sent it along had no idea and thought it might have been a crime or a case of animal cruelty, and I had no idea either, until a whole lot of searching brought up what Ken mentioned. I mentioned it here for potential context, not out of assumption.

    Meantime, since the OP hasn’t come back, I’m checking on the report. There is a notation on the 911 incident map of an “animal complaint/injured, dead, dangerous” in the 5900 block of Beach Drive from early this morning. I have a request out to the precinct to ask if that’s what that was, what did officers find, and did they turn it over to Seattle Animal Shelter, in which case I will then move on to see if they are investigating.

    #716101

    JimmyG
    Member

    Zenguy, the cow was found hog-tied.

    #716102

    The cow is still on the beach. The tide didn’t wash it away. The police came out last night and thought “perhaps” that it was an older cow that might have died of natural causes and was then used for bait! In any case, I’m hoping someone can rescue this poor animal from the beach. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    #716103

    cclarue
    Member

    Most likely bait . People put a dead cow on a raft and the maggots are what the fish eat. So it is a fish attraction device. We actually were fishing for fun with the kids this summer on Lake Washington using standard bait and a couple of guys around us were catching fish at about a 4 to 1 ratio to us and we asked what they were using and sure enough it was maggots. That sparked the whole cow , maggot, fishing discussion.

    #716104

    cclarue
    Member

    I should have added put cow on raft. Let it rot. When it’s very rotten and infested with maggots dump cow into water. Wait for fish to come. then get to catching the fish. :) now I have to admit I was so grossed out by the rotten dead cow at this point I exited the discussion so I do not know the preffered fish catching method ie scooping up w a net or casting your line and getting them one by one;)

    #716105

    brew
    Participant

    Maggots are typically used only as a fresh water bait.

    Wasn’t there a movie called Lake Placid or something that used cows as giant pre-historic Crocodile bait?

    Maybe we have something swiming around the sound that they aren’t telling us about…(insert Jaws theme music)

    #716106

    lucky chick
    Member

    Probably a carcass that washed out of a ravine during recent flooding. But conspiracy theories are fun too.

    #716107

    WSB
    Keymaster

    Watch for home page coverage in a bit.

    We’ve got one person covering a live cow right now (in a completely unrelated story), and I’m off to cover a dead cow. You just never know what the day will bring.

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