Your Daily Loser, In Couple Form and Another Animal Found Where It Didn’t Belong

Things sure have changed since I was a kid and fast food worker (about ten years ago). Back then the fast food workers would've been high and hoping the customers didn't notice, but last Friday it was an Arby's employee calling to report a drive-thru customer indulging with his girlfriend and one-year-old in the car. The boyfriend is free on bond after charges of neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana were filed against him. The Indy Star

And from Rensselaer, Indiana comes a report of a 17 and 14-year-old who finally slaughtered a 150 pound, 6 foot long, alligator with a shotgun after their frog spears failed to do the trick. And no, they will not face criminal charges since alligators are not considered a game species in Indiana. The Indy Channel
     Posted By: qualityleashdog - Tue Jul 14, 2009
     Category: Animals | Stupid Criminals | Babies and Toddlers | Your Daily Loser

parenting skills have certainly gone to pot. that baby has probably been high most of his little life.

as for killing the alligator, i have just one question- why?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/14/09 at 07:16 PM
I live in Indiana. Southern Indiana. The alligator was killed in the extreme north of the state. #1, it had to have been released by someone this year, and that was a pretty big gator for someone to turn loose. #2, it no way could have survived the coming winter here, let alone that much farther north, so it would have died anyhow. #3, I'm not quoting Indiana DNR, but I'm pretty sure they would've considered it invasive and not tolerated its detrimental presence in the habitat it was found in.

I live in Indiana. There are very few species that are dangerous to man here, so I don't expect to be on the lookout for a gator when I take a walk with my dog. It didn't belong here, and I'm glad it has been eliminated.
Posted by qualityleashdog on 07/14/09 at 09:39 PM
that's a good reason qld. 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/15/09 at 12:43 AM
I've never been frog gigging. But it is hard for me to imagine taking on a gator of that size with something meant to spear a frog. Especially for teenagers who (presumaby) have no experience with gators or their regular habitat. I hope I could function as well as those two if I was trying to do away with an unexpected gator.
Posted by qualityleashdog on 07/15/09 at 05:54 PM
my brother-in-law used to go gigging. i would think the forked spear they use would only be good to startle the gator long enough to run. i can't imagine fighting a gator with one. perhaps because it was teens, they have no real sense of mortality yet. they think they are invincible.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/15/09 at 06:33 PM
Patty and QLD, living in Florida, I have a fair ammount of experience with gators. You are right in that a gigging spear would only make a gator that size angry. I hit a 9 foot gator with my car at 50 mph and it walked away. The story didn't mention if they plan on eating it. Gator is pretty tasty.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 07/16/09 at 09:13 AM
It's not discrimination. It's normally the guy "manning up" to it and taking the rap. I'm not a cop, but I've watched "Cops" many times and I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Posted by Mini Viking on 07/16/09 at 02:46 PM
Matt, I would say DNR probably confiscated the gator. And yes, I've found gator to be pretty tasty as well. I don't know how, considering what they eat, but tasty.

And we have word today that all charges have been dropped against the pothead. Something to do with the police search being improper.

Notice I refer to him as a pothead, even though that was not, and likely will not be proven. To justify this, I refer you back to one of Chuck's editor's notes:
Posted by qualityleashdog on 07/16/09 at 02:49 PM
miniviking that's great dude! :lol:
qld chuck is a wise man. even though the legal battle is over i bet children's services will be up their asses for a while. as they should be. get high, i don't care, but don't expose babies to the effects. cigarette smoke is terrible for a child to breathe but it doesn't kill brain cells. it also requires a lot more cumulative effect before irreversable damage is done.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/16/09 at 09:33 PM
I don't have kids, can't remember the last time I was in a vehicle with one, but I know a couple of counties (and maybe the whole state) in Indiana have made it illegal to smoke cigs in a car with children under a certain age, probably 13 or so, can't remember offhand.
Posted by qualityleashdog on 07/16/09 at 11:17 PM
i'm not suprised by that at all. people shouldn't do that, but sometimes i think they legislate us to death without accomplishing any of the major stuff this country needs done. Bullets kill too, and a hell of a lot quicker. lets try to bring the crime rate down first, maybe.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/16/09 at 11:26 PM
Yeah, came home tonight to see on the news that Louisville is trying to pass a resolution banning sagging pants. The resolution will provide no consequences for violators, but by god, you gotta love the City Council for being productive.
Posted by qualityleashdog on 07/17/09 at 12:27 AM
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