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In the Rocky Mountains they get a lot of snow. Some cows wandered into a cabin in the Colorado Rockies got stranded and froze. Now the Forestry Service is debating ways to remove them before the thaw so they don't contaminate the area water supply while decomposing. One suggestion that is being seriously considered is blowing them up. Hey, what about chainsaws? It worked in Animal House and the horse wasn't even frozen!

UPDATE: The powers that be have decided to cut the cows up while they are still frozen. Maybe they read WU.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Apr 17, 2012
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I tried to find the clip from Animal House where they get ready to chainsaw the horse to get it out of the dean's office, couldn't find it darn it!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/17/12 at 11:57 PM
Don't animals die in the wild all the time? Can't they pick them up with a truck and a crane? Seriously how do these people hold down jobs?
Posted by dumbledoor on 04/18/12 at 05:30 AM
dumbledoor: Read the article dude before commenting. NO ROAD, pristine wilderness area they are trying NOT to tear up with trucks, helicopters too expensive (in this economy- DUH!) and talking about a total of a dozen or more frozen solid cows, given an average weight of 1500 pounds apiece, that is a LOT of dead weight and multiple trips no matter what method used to transport out. But I still think they are missing the best obvious out for this. BBQ!
Posted by Baughbe on 04/18/12 at 07:52 AM
Just leave 'em. Animals die and decompose in the wild all the time. No need to spend a million dollars of taxpayer money on this.
Posted by Robert on 04/18/12 at 08:52 AM
@Robert

Yes, animals do die in the wild quite often, BUT it is usually a single animal or usually at most a mother and young.
That is much less than the ten+ (6 + Several) in terms of pure mass. That amount coupled with snow runoff could be a hazard to water sources.


On a far less serious note, chainsaw was the very first thing that popped into my head too.
Posted by Billy on 04/18/12 at 09:04 AM
Great minds think alike Billy!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/18/12 at 09:33 AM
Once, in a dream, I saw a contraption that could fly through the air or hover like a humming bird. If one of those could be built big enough then they could drag the critters out side (tare down a wall?), hook it up to this contraption and fly them out!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/18/12 at 11:30 AM
Don't blow them up. They tried that with a whale on a beach one time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale) and it made a huge mess and destroyed a car.
Posted by Mad Hatter on 04/18/12 at 12:09 PM
They said using a helicopter would be too expensive honey.
The whale was not frozen, and they used too much explosive. It was also rotting already and got all over the place. :sick:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/18/12 at 12:39 PM
Come check out the update.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/03/12 at 09:04 PM
Hand saws? Why not chain saws!?!

10 to 1 the gore is going to attract all kinds of unwanted critters to the event.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/03/12 at 11:51 PM
Not if they cut the cows up while frozen. But chainsaws would throw more small debris around that would be harder to clean up before the thaw. I suppose that would be why anyway.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/04/12 at 07:03 AM
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