Simsbury: Wild Kingdom

Simsbury: Wild Kingdom

There are 10 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 11, 2008, titled Simsbury: Wild Kingdom. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A quiet, even bucolic community, Simsbury has had more than its share of high-profile brushes with the animal kingdom lately.

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Simsbury resident

AOL

#1 Jun 12, 2008
Cute article. Maybe the animals in town are uniting on behalf of the Momma bear and her two cubs. Let's show them the respect they deserve and learn to live along side of them. The chicken didn't cross the road to get to the other side. He crossed over to teach the residents to be nice to animals!

Have a good day everyone.:o)

“Hang up the Phone in the Zone!”

Since: Nov 07

United States

#2 Jun 12, 2008
I take exception. Simsbury Residents, as a whole, care about their town and environment. Maybe you have never seen a map of the town? Many acres of open space have been preserved by the Simsbury Land Trust, the Town, Trust for Public, Ethel Walker School, and Keep the Woods.

You might be surprised! This is the reason why Simsbury is considered a "gem" in the Farmington Valley unlike their neighbors Avon and Farmington.
Hayden Station

Farmington, CT

#3 Jun 12, 2008
Highway Worker wrote:
I take exception. Simsbury Residents, as a whole, care about their town and environment. Maybe you have never seen a map of the town? Many acres of open space have been preserved by the Simsbury Land Trust, the Town, Trust for Public, Ethel Walker School, and Keep the Woods.
You might be surprised! This is the reason why Simsbury is considered a "gem" in the Farmington Valley unlike their neighbors Avon and Farmington.
Let's not get too sappy about the Ethel Walker School. They put a chunk of land up for sale because they spent their endowment. They would have sold the land to a developer had it not been for a group of trailwalkers who wanted a place to let their dogs run. As a result..Simsbury (once again) had to dig into our pockets to preseve the land....

Was it worth the effort? I think so.

“Hang up the Phone in the Zone!”

Since: Nov 07

United States

#4 Jun 12, 2008
Hayden Station wrote:
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Let's not get too sappy about the Ethel Walker School. They put a chunk of land up for sale because they spent their endowment. They would have sold the land to a developer had it not been for a group of trailwalkers who wanted a place to let their dogs run. As a result..Simsbury (once again) had to dig into our pockets to preseve the land....
Was it worth the effort? I think so.
Obivously, Keep the Woods did not do enough to get the message to folks like you.

The primary reason to preserve the land was to preserve 73% of the Town's Drinking Water. I agree that EWS could have just said to the town forget we will sell to a developer. But, I think the potential for negative publicity scared them. Open space with the existing trails intact was a wonderful benefit.

I wish Culbro would be as, how should I put this, approachable to sell development rights to the Town for the Meadow Wood parcel. 300 homes!!! I don't know how town resouces will absorbed the added burden, raise taxes???
Animal Story

Akron, OH

#5 Jun 12, 2008
Bear Lake Monster
retold by
S. E. Schlosser

If you travel to Bear Lake in Utah on a quiet day, you just might catch a glimpse of the Bear Lake Monster. The monster looks like a huge brown snake and is nearly 90 feet long. It has ears that stick out from the side of its skinny head and a mouth big enough to eat a man. According to some, it has small legs and it kind of scurries when it ventures out on land. But in the water - watch out! It can swim faster than a horse can gallop - makes a mile a minute on a good day. Sometimes the monster likes to sneak up on unwary swimmers and blow water at them. The ones it doesn't carry off to eat, that is.

A feller I heard about spotted the monster early one evening as he was walking along the lake. He tried to shoot it with his rifle. The man was a crack shot, but not one of his bullets touched that monster. It scared the heck out of him and he high tailed it home faster than you can say Jack Robinson. Left his rifle behind him and claimed the monster ate it.

Sometimes, when the monster has been quiet for a while, people start saying it is gone for good. Some folks even dredge up that old tale that says how Pecos Bill heard about the Bear Lake monster and bet some cowpokes that he could wrestle that monster until it said uncle. According to them folks, the fight lasted for days and created a hurricane around Bear Lake. Finally, Bill flung that there monster over his shoulder and it flew so far it went plumb around the world and landed in Loch Ness, where it lives to this day.

Course, we know better than that. The Bear Lake Monster is just hibernating-like. Keep your eyes open at dusk and maybe you'll see it come out to feed. Just be careful swimming in the lake, or you might be its next meal!
Fonzie Scheme

Hartford, CT

#6 Jun 12, 2008
Pipe bomb fricasie? That's no way to cook a chicken. You want to put it on a rotisserie - now that's good eatin'.
disgusted

Bloomfield, CT

#7 Jun 12, 2008
yet another WASTE of space from the Courant. these stories have been publised ad nauseum-
Are there more important news items to research?(Oh, I forgot, the Courant writers don't do "that")Sorry- news items to report.(but accuracy is not a requirement for writing for the Courant.)

Since: Jun 08

Central CT

#8 Jun 12, 2008
I think the bears are placing the pipe bombs in the chickens as a retaliation for the shooting of their sister bear in Simsbury.

I thought the 2nd amendment was the right to bear arms... not arm bears!!!
Animal Story

Akron, OH

#9 Jun 12, 2008
Fonzie Scheme wrote:
Pipe bomb fricasie? That's no way to cook a chicken. You want to put it on a rotisserie - now that's good eatin'.
BEER CAN CHICKEN Better eating

1 4 lb or larger whole chicken

1 12 oz. can of beer, Full Body Beer

Remove giblet package from chicken and discard or save for another use.

Seasoning liberally over chicken. Wrap chicken in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat grill to 375F to 400F.

If your grill has two burners, heat only one. If it has three, heat the two on the outsides and do not turn on the middle burner.

Remove plastic wrap from chicken. Open beer can (you may add garlic to the can of beer if you wish) and insert the full beer can into the chicken (so that the chicken is standing upright with the can inserted into it).

Stand the chicken upright on the burner of the grill that is NOT lit. The beer can should fit snugly in the chicken so that the chicken does not fall over. Close the grill and cook the chicken for approximately 2 hours or until done.

Enjoy!
Sheepdog

Winsted, CT

#10 Jun 12, 2008
As a full fledged and proud member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals); I like my chicken soaked in italian dressing and then grilled.

Goo-o-o-o-oo-od eating! Woof!

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