Va. man charged with killing hawk to help squirrel

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

For a Virginia doctor, squirrels are a man's best friend, too. Thomas Shepler, a hand surgeon, shot a hawk to death in his backyard when he said the bird was eyeing a young squirrel that he and his wife had ...
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Bea

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Well,,, there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's pet... no matter what the pet is... that would be different than the outright searching and hunting down of a hawk... they are pretty plentiful and not endangered...
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Bea wrote:
Well,,, there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's pet... no matter what the pet is... that would be different than the outright searching and hunting down of a hawk... they are pretty plentiful and not endangered...
He should suffer in jail.
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Well,,, there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's pet... no matter what the pet is...

Well,,,there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's family... So if someone attempts to harm my family, I just shoot them dead. Some people elevate their pets to family members. No, I am not comparing oranges and apples. If ANYTHING disturbs your way of thinking, just kill IT.
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Bea wrote:
Well,,, there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's pet... no matter what the pet is...
Well,,,there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's family... So if someone attempts to harm my family, I just shoot them dead. Some people elevate their pets to family members. No, I am not comparing oranges and apples. If ANYTHING disturbs your way of thinking, just kill IT.
What in the world are you talking about? You must have gotten lost in the sauce because your remarks don't relate to our discussion. Take a nap.
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Squirrels are rats with fluffy tails.

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The doc should just let nature take its' course.

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Communist Clam wrote:
Squirrels are rats with fluffy tails.
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JJ Wilson

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The doc should just let nature take its' course.
It did! The highest ranking member (the human) killed the hawk. Nature took it's course!

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JJ Wilson wrote:
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It did! The highest ranking member (the human) killed the hawk. Nature took it's course!
I'll give you that. But hawks are cool. Rodents aren't cool unless they can sing.
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I'll give you that. But hawks are cool. Rodents aren't cool unless they can sing.
That's perfectly fine in your "kingdom," however the doctor felt differently about his "kingdom." He raised, befriended and was partial to the squirrel. So he "took course" with the hawk and protected his little squirrel buddy! I'm ok with it......
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<quoted text>What in the world are you talking about? You must have gotten lost in the sauce because your remarks don't relate to our discussion. Take a nap.
Love to hair-a$$ idiots like you. Martha, exactly where does "your" DISCUSSION appear???
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That's perfectly fine in your "kingdom," however the doctor felt differently about his "kingdom." He raised, befriended and was partial to the squirrel. So he "took course" with the hawk and protected his little squirrel buddy! I'm ok with it......
It's a good thing an armed birdwatcher wasn't nearby while the good doctor was taking aim.....
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Did he shoot the bird?
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It's a good thing an armed birdwatcher wasn't nearby while the good doctor was taking aim.....
I guess it's also a good thing there weren't any armed watchers of armed birdwatchers looking for hawk killers that are protecting squirrels, near by as well!
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I guess it's also a good thing there weren't any armed watchers of armed birdwatchers looking for hawk killers that are protecting squirrels, near by as well!
Careful there, you don't want to turn this topic into some gun control debate.

If there were no guns, that hawk would be alive today.
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Did he shoot the bird?
Headline: Va. man charged with killing hawk to help squirrel.

No, he stuck a straw up the hawks ass and blew its guts out. He was pi$$ed because he likes to play with the squirrels nuts. Just like when most doctors grab you and ask you to cough. Or even those lovely prostRate exams. Damn perverts. Just what does ALL of the above mean. Hell, I don't know either.
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Bea wrote:
Well,,, there should be exceptions when trying to protect one's pet... no matter what the pet is... that would be different than the outright searching and hunting down of a hawk... they are pretty plentiful and not endangered...
I tried for 2 years to shoot the same hawk. He would land on my roof and look for anything. It was a problem. I hate that hawk and would like to see him accidently land on a bobcat.
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Careful there, you don't want to turn this topic into some gun control debate.
If there were no guns, that hawk would be alive today.
guns kill hawks.no people. Ban on hawk shootings.
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Careful there, you don't want to turn this topic into some gun control debate.
If there were no guns, that hawk would be alive today.
One more stupid person. How can you possibly know that?
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One more stupid person. How can you possibly know that?
You are right. He was probably deadly with a slingshot as well.

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