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Poor Penquins!  
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Glad most of them survived. Can't these truckers slow down a bit. Great pic of a woman with one in her arms.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/08/texas.penguins.reut/index.html

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User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

 Wow! Goodness! Oh, how I love penguins. This is very sad, indeed.  Sad

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

It's good to know that many of them survived....
Imagine the scene had it been the first truck!! The one w/ the snakes and aligators!! I bet you that would've been a nightmare to many!


-Zaki


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Thread starter):
Can't these truckers slow down a bit.

...And you know this was a speed related accident how?

Reports I have seen indicate that the driver lost control after overcorrecting from swerving to avoid road debris. You can tump a trailer on it's side at well under highway speed limits.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 3):
And you know this was a speed related accident how?

By the simple fact that I have driven every interstate in this country just about and know how these truckers drive. They need to slow down.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

I'm glad that 21 of the little critters made it through okay. Sorry to read that four of them died.

An octopus named Olivia survived the accident, as well.


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):
By the simple fact that I have driven every interstate in this country just about and know how these truckers drive. They need to slow down.

Ah... guilty as charged simply because they are truckers?

Or did you mean to say that you've actually been following these two particular drivers around "every interstate in this country" and therefore know that these particular truckers were driving too fast? You dirty stalker you.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 6):
You dirty stalker you.

I may be a stalker but I am not dirty!  biggrin 

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
I'm glad that 21 of the little critters made it through okay. Sorry to read that four of them died.

 checkmark 

Sad that the ones that died seemed to survive the crash and got hit by cars immediately after the crash. Sad Scene.  frown 


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

I just found that there seems to be some discrepancy as to how many penguins were killed. One article now says that seven, not four, died; it says that three that survived the accident were killed by passing motorists.

See:

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/15230037.htm

[Edited 2006-08-09 14:46:58]

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):
By the simple fact that I have driven every interstate in this country just about and know how these truckers drive. They need to slow down.

I haven't seen a trucker driving faster than 7 mph over the speed limit for over six months. They're a hell of a lot safer now than they ever have been.

Mark


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Someone's gonna pay for this!

Signed,



User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 993 times:
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I understand that roast penguin is very tasty. yummy 


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 11):
I understand that roast penguin is very tasty.

I've been told it tastes a lot like dolphin.

Mark


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 976 times:

So does this mean we will finally get some meat in the biscuits?



P-P-P-P-Pick up a Penguin. (on the road side!)



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Thread starter):
Can't these truckers slow down a bit.

It wasn't the speed...I heard the truck blew a "seal."



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 954 times:

A penguin had to take his car for engine repair.

The mechanic told the penguin to leave his car with him for about two hours to find out whats wrong.

The penguin goes across the street to a grocery store, climbs into a freezer and ate ice cream.

When the two hours was up the penguin went back to the garage to find out what happened to his car.

When the penguin entered the garage, the mechanic looked at him and said, "Looks like you blew a seal."

The penguin replied, "No. That's ice-cream."


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 948 times:

I love penguins. How could this happen.  crying 


Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 948 times:

I agree -- it's quite sad.

I did read in an article that the ones that survived followed one another into an area by the side of road. So they had the collective wisdom to escape the traffic. Such smart little creatures!


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 931 times:

I just found a great video of what happened when a replacement truck finally did arrive.

Take a look at what happens at about 2 minutes, 16 seconds into the video. There's a penguin running around as if to say, "Hey! Don't forget about me!"

 Big grin

http://www.khou.com/sharedcontent/Vi...eoPlayer.php?vidId=80349&catId=214

Penguins are great.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 904 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 18):

Penguins are great.

Apparently, they get the ladies, too. Why am I not surprised?

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 18):
There's a penguin running around as if to say, "Hey! Don't forget about me!"

That's neat. He was obviously aware of his enclosure, and also the human's ability to remove him from his confines.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 902 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 3):
Reports I have seen indicate that the driver lost control after overcorrecting from swerving to avoid road debris.

That or as they said on the news today, was distracted by something that caused him to swerve.

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 4):
By the simple fact that I have driven every interstate in this country

According to the news story the accident happened on either 59 or 259 in N.E. Texas, neither of which are interstates. Many sections of 59 up in that area of the state are just 2 lane road.

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 8):
One article now says that seven, not four, died; it says that three that survived the accident were killed by passing motorists.

Nope, just 4. One died in the wreck, 3 others mowed down by passing cars. One with a broken wing that will have to heal up. I was surprised to hear one of the animal keepers say they had to work quickly because penquins can't survive long in temps over 60 degrees and that would be hard to find outdoors in Texas in August.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 901 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 18):
I just found a great video of what happened when a replacement truck finally did arrive.

Take a look at what happens at about 2 minutes, 16 seconds into the video. There's a penguin running around as if to say, "Hey! Don't forget about me!"

Awesome video! Thanks for posting. I love the part when the guy tries to pet one and it bites at his hand. They are such great creatures. I love how there were so many people with cameras in hand when they arrived.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 897 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 19):
Apparently, they get the ladies, too. Why am I not surprised?

Agreed. Not bad for critters measuing two foot six, max!

 

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 21):
Awesome video! Thanks for posting. I love the part when the guy tries to pet one and it bites at his hand. They are such great creatures. I love how there were so many people with cameras in hand when they arrived.

You're welcome.  

[Edited 2006-08-09 20:56:10]

User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2759 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 879 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 19):
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 18):

Penguins are great.

Apparently, they get the ladies, too. Why am I not surprised?

I've always thought a penguin would be a great pet. I could put it on a leash and take it for walks around the neighborhood. Kinda like a cute puppy, but even more of a chick magnet. The ladies wouldn't be able to resist coming over to pet my penguin  Silly



It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 879 times:

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 23):
I've always thought a penguin would be a great pet. I could put it on a leash and take it for walks around the neighborhood. Kinda like a cute puppy, but even more of a chick magnet

Yeah, I agree. They're like little toddlers. They appeal to the maternal/paternal instinct in every normal person, methinks.  Smile


25 DeltaGator : I was at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium earlier this year and they have some of the NOLA Zoo penguins there for a while. One of the staff (super hot chic
26 Post contains images AerospaceFan : It must have been a male penguin!
27 Greasespot : Does Amos know about this illicit love you have for Penguins? GS
28 HPLASOps : Did anyone else notice these agregious errors? So it was somewhere in east Texas, right? Where was the ariticle reporting from? Makes perfect sense to
29 NIKV69 : I just watched the video again! I love it. I noticed one of the penquins had a bandage on. I hope is he ok. What a beatiful type of Penquin as well.
30 Post contains images AerospaceFan : I'd like to see a follow-up video on how the penguins are doing in a couple of weeks. They're plucky little fellows, so I'm sure they're going to be f
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