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February 3, 2011 at 7:02 am #597833
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.February 3, 2011 at 7:06 am #716084February 3, 2011 at 7:09 am #716085
I’m not kidding. It’s awful. The police are actually coming. Said it’s bizarre and worth a look.February 3, 2011 at 7:11 am #716086February 3, 2011 at 7:14 am #716087February 3, 2011 at 7:26 am #716088
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?February 3, 2011 at 7:28 am #716089
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.February 3, 2011 at 7:28 am #716090February 3, 2011 at 7:31 am #716091
Although I appreciate a good sense of humor, the way this creature died is very sad, Garden_nymph.February 3, 2011 at 7:35 am #716092
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?February 3, 2011 at 7:43 am #716093
Maybe another Lunar New Year offering? Given the case of the crucified chicken …February 3, 2011 at 8:15 am #716094February 3, 2011 at 10:31 am #716095
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…February 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm #716096
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.February 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm #716097
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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.February 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm #716098
There has been a lot of flooding this past month. Many rivers go through pasture land, and have outlets into the Sound.February 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm #716099
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”?February 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm #716100
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.February 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm #716101February 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm #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.February 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm #716103
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.February 3, 2011 at 5:09 pm #716104
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;)February 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm #716105
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)February 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm #716106
Probably a carcass that washed out of a ravine during recent flooding. But conspiracy theories are fun too.February 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm #716107
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