Comments for: State allows Island Falls couple to keep pet wallaby … for now

Posted June 06, 2012, at 7:29 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Walking out of a 40-minute-long appeals hearing at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offices Wednesday, Michelle Charette wiped away tears and said, “I thought they were going to take him away from me.” “Him” was her pet wallaby, Kingston, which Charette had received as a …

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  • Anonymous

    Get the wallaby out of my state mate

  • I love wallabys !!
    They’re deli …..

    • Anonymous

      …just like chicken.

  • Anonymous

    I heard these people visited some presque isle businesses. Pushing their luck?? In a stroller.

    • Anonymous

      Well I guess we can classify what you heard as a rumor then.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck sleeping, Wallabies are nocturnal.

    • Anonymous

      Not so bad for the nocturnal humans in society.

  • Anonymous

    Never seen a state agency act so quick.

    • Superuser23

      You deserve an A+ for that comment and you are excused from class for the rest of the year. 

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, amazing job the state does of prioritizing things. Toddler being abused and the state does nothing until the kid is dead; wallaby shows up at a sports game and they send out two(!) game wardens the next day!

      • Anonymous

        Yup. IF&W doesn’t take any you-know-what from anyone. Remember the pet Koi fish at the Chinese restaurant? The ones confined to the aquarium? Someone still insisted they would eventually be released to the wild (which never happened because they were PETS). It took MONTHS for that poor guy to get IF&W to back off.

        And since when is rabies transmitted via a scratch? I thought it was only transmitted through saliva from a bite. 

  • Superuser23

    Nothing new, practically nothing is allowed in this state. State tells you to fill out paperwork just so they can deny you anyways. Someday they will allow you to import animals without a permits, just be sure you pay the sales tax when you buy it out of state.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, it’s ridiculous, wanting to protect people against rabies. Next they’ll want us to ensure that teachers aren’t convicted felons, and fill out paperwork for that, too. 

      • OldWench

        So let them get it a rabies shot and let them keep it.  Wallabies are NOT aggressive or dangerous.  They have them at zoos in the kiddie section where little kids and babies are inside their pen.  A child is more likely to get hurt by a dog or cat then they are a wallaby.

        This Wallaby won’t be returned to the wild if it is taken away. It will go to a zoo or a petting zoo to be entertainment for people. At least if it’s a pet then it will be loved and not put on display for money.

        • Anonymous

          Excellent points

        • Superuser23

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        • Anonymous

          Letting them keep the wallaby is very possibly what will happen in this case if they can procure the rabies shot. But, let’s not forget that the seller and buyer broke the rules.  If the state decides that they don’t get to keep the wallaby, it will be to discourage more wallaby purchases coming to Maine, which is a very reasonable goal. Finally, given the value of the wallaby as a pet, it is extremely unlikely that it will go to a zoo. It will most likely be resold out of state as a pet. Bringing in exotic animals in general is a bad practice that should be discouraged. Wallabees belong with other wallabees, despite the fact that we think they are cute and should be pets. 

          • Ben Hutchins

             “If the state decides that they don’t get to keep the wallaby, it will be
            to discourage more wallaby purchases coming to Maine, which is a very
            reasonable goal.”

            This is one of my favorite silly sentences of all time.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, because following the law is just unreasonable. Yours is one of my favorite silly bad conclusions of all time. 

          • Anonymous

             I think it was:  A. Joke.

      • Anonymous

        The rabies excuse is a straw man used in this argument and nothing more.  I have no doubt that you know a simple rabies shot is not all this person is going to need in order to keep their pet.

      • Superuser23

        So let’s go tell IFW to capture some Raccoon’s and give them some rabies shots, they let them roam around the neighborhoods….big deal, I can get a dog with no rabies shot and I just have to go get one even though my dog is not mean. The state just wants people to have Dogs, Cats, Bunnies, Hamsters. 

        • Anonymous

          The state just wants people to follow  reasonable rules to keep other people safe. They are willing to consider letting the wallaby stay even though the owner violated the law. It sounds as if they are being very reasonable, and the “big bad state” stuff is childish nonsense. Dogs bite. All animals can bite if provoked enough. And rabies is fatal. A small price to pay for having an animal is to have it vaccinated. You guys have a double standard when it comes to the state – when they do the work we the people have asked, they are evil. When we want them to do something and they haven’t already, they are lazy. Working for the public doesn’t mean these guys don’t deserve our respect, and if you resent following a simple, clear rabies requirement, I suspect you aren’t someone who should own an animal to begin with.

          • Anonymous

            There is a very large difference between the way the laws are written and the way Barney Fife cop wannabes out there apply it and you know it.  This incident really required the intervention of two ARMED officers?  Get real.
            We wish for reasonable laws and reasonable response, not to mention some respect from those who work for us.  It is the way they do the work that makes them appear evil not the work itself. 

          • Anonymous

            They did the job they are paid to do, as they are required to do it. The law is reasonable, it was responded to reasonably, and no one complained about a lack of respect, unless you think enforcement agents having a required firearm is a sign of disrespect?  I more than suspect you just don’t like government, and nothing they do really matters in this situation. 

          • Anonymous

            I more than suspect that you would not consider any government action over kill.
            You honestly believe that TWO armed officers wwere needed for this response?
            Why not just call in SWAT and cover all of the bases?
            The honest answer, and you know it, is that any secretary from the town office could have taken care of the issue and at 1/3 of the high cost of these rent a cops.

          • Anonymous

            You’d be wrong, but that at this point would be expected. The honest answer, and you know it, is that you just need to hate on government. These guys did their job, by the book.  Town office secretaries enforcing the exotic animal restrictions? Um, yeah, good plan there. I’d like to see the “secretary meets reticulated python” comment section, in which you’ll undoubtably whine about government failing to do the job right!

          • Anonymous

            The complaint was not filed about a “python”.  The complaint was filed on something as harmless as a bunny rabbit.  The two are not equivelant in any way so attempting to make this situation appear to be dangerous enough to warrant the response of two armed officers just makes you look even sillier.
            Maybe they could have just come with a SWAT team and that would have been OK with you?

          • Anonymous

            OHHHHH! I see – how foolish of me. So, they’re supposed to get a complaint about an exotic animal, which would of course go to IFW – cause, you know, that’s where those go – figure out whether it’s a truly dangerous animal (python!) or a potentially not dangerous but still illegal baby animal (rabies!?) and then figure out what would make paranoid citizens who are on high alert for government overreach (but not profit-seeking pilfering!) comfortable. 

            Newsflash: an unvaccinated mammal pet of any species is potentially quite dangerous, without even trying. I want the guys we pay to figure out what is the best course of action to be the ones figuring it out, and not the town secretary, who is not being paid to know squat about animal anything. In this case, IFW acted very moderately, and are clearly trying to deal with a clear law violation (a pretty flagrant one, btw – I can drive to NJ to buy an animal that I can’t get in Maine and I don’t ask myself why?) with a gentle touch. And you are being excessively paranoid and needlessly critical. But at least you’re consistent. End of pointless dialogue.  

          • Good points,  in addition…  in Law Enforcement you NEVER know what you are walking into…  the call could be about something as sweet and innocent as a kitten,  the owners whose precious pet you are talking about may react in any number of ways and law enforcement must always be prepared…  cops have encountered guns on simpler calls than animal welfare…  and lets face it, often times the people most likely to have imported an illegal exotic animal have little regard for laws…  so have potential for big trouble…  may not be the case here, but they don’t know that until they arrive on scene…  better to be safe than wait for the town secretary to get shot before sending the proper officials.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah much better to respond with a Ruby Ridge sort of response.  I don’t have to worry about imaginary jackbooted thugs.  There are more than enough of them right here and they do have a license to kill.

          • Anonymous

            For crying out loud, it’s not like they approached the house with their guns drawn. Sheesh. They probably got a quick DIF&W response because the wardens wanted to see the wallaby. It’s not something you see everyday.  Of course they did their job while they were there. I don’t see the big deal.

          • Anonymous

            Really?
            Do you know how they approached the house?
            What attitude they took with the homeowner?
            Do you believe the same methods would have been used if the person who had made the mistake was a state VIP?
            This could have been done with a simple letter.  That’s the point but since we have so many armed officer running around we choose to use them for every administrative action now it seems.  I’m sure that if they had shot a home owner while responding their actions would have been justified as well since so far every officer shooting the State has ever had has been found to be justified by the AGs office.

          • Anonymous

            I am trying to consider your point, but you are taking it to such an extreme that it is difficult to take you seriously.

      • Anonymous

        It has the POTENTIAL to contract and transmit rabies. Your dog has that potential.  All mammals — and marsupials, apparently — have that potential.  So IF&W should outlaw all dogs and cats too.  Is this an agency gone wild or what? 

        • Anonymous

          It is not outlawed because it has the potential to transmit rabies, but because it is an exotic animal. Obviously this has nothing to do with dogs or cats. Stop mixing up the legitimate concern with rabies with the other issue. The agency has not gone wild, you’ve gone nonsequitur. In other words, you’re being ridiculous. 

          • Anonymous

            So you wish to put this animal in the same classification as owning a Bear or a Tiger?

          • Anonymous

            I wish that people would follow the law, and not act as if the state is behaving badly when it is called by a concerned citizen to investigate what turns out to be a law violation. If IFW had NOT responded immediately, you folks would be complaining about state government incompetence. They have handled a citizen complaint well, and if you want to look at a list of what is and is not allowed for import, have at it. The reality is that when we allow people to bring in whatever plant or animal they want, it sometimes has pretty awful and extremely costly consequences. Think kudzu, reticulated pythons all over Florida, walking fish, and on and on. “Because I wanted to” is what I expect to hear from a toddler, but that’s all the rationale these people have.  

          • Anonymous

            Ok so you aren’t equating it with a bear or tiger but with an invasive species?
            You are saying this animal isn’t allowed because we may end up with Wallabe’s bouncing around every where?
            Have two armed officer show up at the door of any citizen simply because they have an unregistered pet in their house is a bit extreme no matter what sort of brush you try to paint it with.  A bit too brown shirt for most of us to swallow.

          • Anonymous

            “Unregistered pet” was an illegally imported exotic animal without rabies protection which had been brought to an event at which numerous children were present and handled it. These folks had no idea of the rabies issue, nor were concerned.  You see brown shirts, I see two guys doing their job despite the usual rants of the government-haters, exactly as they are expected to do. It may be public service work, but these guys deserve better from the public than your sniping. 

          • Anonymous

            There is no excuse for excessive government force.  Not even this horribly dangerous and exotic animal should cause two armed officers to come to a persons door.  The risk of Rabies was as likely from this baby animal as it would have been from someone’s new pet easter bunny no matter how you try to blow it up into something more than what it is.  It is thanks to people like you that we give up our liberties in this country. 
            No amount of government intrusion can be too much to protect you from even the smallest of dangers in this world.

        • We have LAWS for a reason.  Maine has some of the toughest laws on exotic pets.  If it is NOT on a list…  it does not come here…  We also have fairly low rates of released species invading the natural ecosystem…  exotic animal abuse/neglect is low here….    like it or not though,  bottom line… it is the law… work to change it,  petition to get new exotics allowed…  there are ways to make a difference… but breaking the law is not the way.   AND rabies can be carried by cats and dogs… that is why there is a law requiring them to have a vaccine…  animals that cannot have the vaccine because it is ineffective or harmful are usually prohibited or restricted…  the example given in the article would be heartbreaking…. these rules are there to protect animals too.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a big old rat to me!!!

  • Anonymous

    What kind of loser called the game warden?

    I’m thinking that if they have the resources to send out two game wardens the very next day for a wallaby, it’s time for some budget cuts at that agency. This reminds me of the case where they harassed the Chinese restaurant owner in Freeport about his fishtank and threatened him with a $10K fine. 

    • Anonymous

      Whoever called,  is jealous of the attention that they got.   Whatever the case,  a little more research should have been done by the owners.   Just get the animal vaccinated and comply with the law;  a law that they weren’t educated on.  Perhaps. DF&W’s job here, is to assist and educate, rather than stampede and invade? And to a degree, I think thats may be what they are doing. It’s not an everyday occurance, but I don’t believe killing the thing to test for something that probably isn’t there is a solution either.

      • Anonymous

        Not much sense with complying with the law when your application has no real chance of being fairly reviewed.

        • Anonymous

          This is why you do your research first.  So you are saying it is OK to break the law?  There is a reaon this law is in place.

          • Anonymous

            I am saying that if laws are not going to be applied reasonably and with some common sense then yes it is time to stop following them.  The unfair application of laws is one of the main reasons why people stop following the law.

          • Anonymous

            And your reasoning and how you are applying it just continues the circle of ineffectiveness and confusion.  You do not offer a viable solution,  your proposal simply makes the situation worse.

          • Anonymous

            Oh please!  Like a letter from the town office or the state of maine asking for further intormation wouldn’t have been much more reasonable than sending two armed officers to deal with this “wild beast”?
            There is nothing confusing about this completely inappropriate use of power and I can assure you that if the animal had been imported by Pinegree or her Bo the would have found a much more reasonable way to inform them of their oversight.
            Viable solutions are easy to come by when exercising power for the simple purpose of exercising power is not your goal.

    • Guest

      “What kind of loser called the game warden?”

      One of our brown shirts, part of the “if you see something, say something” crowd.

    • jolson207

      I agree….”two game wardens the very next day for a wallaby”…it definitely is time for a budget review and cuts need to be made not only at Inland Fisheries and Wildlife but also at the Dept of Marine Resources.  Our taxes are way too high and major amounts are distributed to these Agencies.

      • Anonymous

        If IF&W spent half as much time patrolling the waters for drunk boaters as it apparently does dealing with illegal pets, then maybe out waterways would be safer.

    • Anonymous

      Please. They sent out 2 game wardens because the game wardens wanted to see the wallaby. I want to see the wallaby. I’m trying to find an excuse to go to their house right now.

      • Anonymous

        So true.

  • Guest

    Crocodile Dundee claims wallaby stew is good…I have a hard time believing the
    wallaby helped with Charette’s personal problems in life…

    • I think the reason they are saying it helped with her personal problems is the fact that it provided companionship and something she could love on when she was going through a difficult time.  There are plenty of people that find comfort in their pets…. to look at this animal I would imagine he is a good cuddling pet VS a cat who really wants nothing to do with you.

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather walk past a wallaby than a lot of dogs I see in Bangor.

    • Absolutely.  My mother was attacked by a dog once that almost ripped her face off, I never heard of a Wallaby attack, ever!

  • Anonymous

    Wasted man hours a phone call would have ended it.  Maam plz get the animal vaccinated end of story

  • What unmitigated moosepoop ! Okay, so they unintentionally ran afoul of the law. Fine. They ‘fessed up and made their case and now know they need to get ‘Junior’ his shot’s. So far all I am seeing is a bunch of administrative no-no’s that can be corrected in about 15 minute’s and a quick trip to the local vet, which is being done. As far as ‘Junior’ being walked, they’ve agreed to the leash. So what’s the sudden life and death ruckus all about ? One would think that Maine has a lot more, and serious, things for the MWS to do than to suddenly stop everything just because someone wants to be a nosey busybody and try to destroy someone’s pet just because they got a hair growing where the sun don’t shine !

    To their credit, TV notwithstanding, the MWS folk’s do a lot of good. Making sure that the backwoods areas are kept as safe as possible, pulling those of us who got in ‘too deep’ out of the you-know-what, making sure that the State’s wildlife resources are managed and kept healthy and, far more ominously, keeping, or at least trying to, keep the backwoods areas safe and clear of the meth lab’s that are frequently found in the old camp’s are all function’s that they perform on a daily basis. It’s just a shame that someone used them this way to try to make a name for themselves as some de-facto ‘Defender of The Public Good’. Yeah, right, some good. MWS needs to go have a ‘little polite’ talk with someone about abusing the Warden’s time for this type of crap. I just hope that thru this whole thing one of the local hospital’s or school’s can take advantage of ‘Junior’ and bring him in for a pet therapy program or an educational session. Anyone else got any ideas ‘ cause if so, time to give it up ……….

    • Really?   Does your vet carry Wallaby vaccine?   Do you know what the effects of the dog or cat vaccine have on a baby wallaby?  These things need to be determined…  it may be harmful to the critter,  it may be completely ineffective…   that is why the article says they are hoping the new vet from Australia will be able to help.   Not as simple as you would like it to be.

  • Yes, quick work by The Authorities in preventing a possible tragedy.
    If it saves just one life …..

    Im surprised there wasn’t a “focus group” formed, then a “Blue Ribbon Panel”
     empaneled, followed by a “workshop” with all the “shareholders” to draw up a
    proclamation to deliver to a “working group”.
    So that an “ordinance” could be passed in a “midnight session” to get this thing “kickstarted”
    so as to be ” shovel ready” for another 3 day weekend.
    So , at the end of the day – ” Win-Win” !

    Yeeehaaa !!

    • Anonymous

      Do a real quick search on Wallaby’s… grown they are about the size of a small dog, and they are not agressive… if you think the authorties “prevented a possible tragedy” then they should go around taking dogs out. My little terrier is probably more agressive than a Wallaby… 

      And what is with the rest of your post? Your comments worry me to be honest with you ha ha.

      • I would speculate that Einstein was being a bit facetious in his “if it saves one life” comment… not to speak on his behalf though…

      •  Bella,
         if your terrier is more aggressive than that wallaby , then , for the sake of the community
        an intervention may be called for.
        Keeping a dangerous animal can be dangerous.
        Remember, if it saves just one life …..

        • Anonymous

          It sounds like you need an intervention, lol. 

    • Anonymous

      Have you been sitting in on those Bangor City Council meeting again – tsk, tsk.

      •  Dear Goody,
        You got me.
         I’ve been outed.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my gosh what a cute little animal! I want one but I think my dog would eat him up lol. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing that someone can lose their fishing license for catching over their limit, someone can lose their hunting license for accidentally shooting an animal not meant to be hit….but someone can illegally import a restricted animal from another state and that’s ok because they were going through personal issue??? How does this make sense? If there are laws to be followed they should be followed. How many times has a Game Warden said to any of you “ignorance of the law is not a defense”…. I have heard this at many seminars where a Warden has spoken.

    Maybe that fisherman was feeding his family due to the poor economic conditions…. that’s sounds like a good personal issue to me. I think that there is probably more to this story than meets the eye. I think that people need to remove the “sympathy” and look at the facts!!

    • I think one thing that needs to be looked at is the fact that she did not intentionally break any laws, and as soon as she realized she had, she has tried to right the situation.  I am all for taking care of your family in anyway you need to, but the fishermen you refer to that lose their licence for over-fishing, was that over-fishing intentional or not?  This is where I see the main difference between your 2 examples, she did not intentionally do anything wrong….

      • Anonymous

        Unless you are familiar with the situation you should not assume she did not intentionally break the law.  If Wallabies were allowed in Maine wouldn’t they sell them in Maine?  It is on the owner to have checked all these laws before even attempting to purchase this type of animal…. claiming “they didn’t know” is not a defense.

        • Ben Hutchins

           “Unless you are familiar with the situation you should not assume… ”

          You haven’t been around this website long, I take it. :)

          • Anonymous

            Hahaha, I guess I haven’t. I try to focus on facts and not make assumptions … it’s very easy to become persuaded by sympathy and also by seeing “such a cute little animal”. However, the facts are that no one has the whole story. They broke the law, they should have done their homework before bringing the animal into the state, and just because no one has heard of a Wallaby attack doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. What would these people have to say if it was their child that became the first vicitim???? I think opinions would change quickly.

  • Anonymous

    I love how they compare this to a Bobcat.  You think ,aybe they’ve never heard the term “Apples and Oranges”?

  • Anonymous

    if they want to own a wallaby then maybe they should move to a country that allows them as pets! There are alot of things to consider when bringing something into an area where it does not naturally live, just think of the invasive spiders, snakes, plants etc. that are doing way more harm than good. Oh they will cry and whine about health, divorce, finances and anything else that they can just to be able to keep and illegal alien here in Maine. SEND it packing back to where it came from!

    • The problem with your statement is that this particular wallaby was, according to the article, bred for the pet trade. He has never been to OZ.

      There are many really stupid rules governing “exotic” pets. While there should be very stringent laws regarding wild pets, those that have been bred for the pet trade should fall under an entirely different set of rules. There are many such animals that are prohibited in many states for no good reason; domesticated skunks and ferrets come immediately to mind. Not only are those animals extraordinary little pets, but because they are by and large kept indoors they pose little risk of contracting or spreading rabies and there are vaccines available for them. And in the case of ferrets, the females must be spayed or they will eventually die if not bred. So the lame argument of a feral population of the little critters is moot.

      It is really time for common sense rules that are based on facts and science and not just some ignorant bias: mandatory vaccines, a license, and spay or neuter for non-breeding individuals. It should not be as difficult as the state has made it.

      I sincerely hope these nice people do not have to give up their pet. The pictures appear to show a very strong bond between them. If that were to be the outcome, if I was facing that choice, I would move to a state with more intelligent laws.

      • Anonymous

        Common Sense?  These animals come from Australia.  Northern Maines climate is a lot different. 

        • Anonymous

          So you are saying we should not have them in Maine due to the climate?

      • I agree they need to look at the laws and make some solid regulations that are based protecting the ecosystem, public safety and animal welfare.   A lot of animals are illegal in Maine simply because they have not been added to the OK list.  People need to petition for the newer pets…  the list was written a long time ago and new animals are added,  they just need to be asked for, and then have the safety and environmental concerns reviewed.

  • Anonymous

    Beware of low-leaping  wallabyies!

  • Anonymous

    If she had done as much research into the legality of owning one in Maine as she did to find a breeder in NJ, she wouldn’t have run afoul of the law.

  •  Shirlet Johnson of Oakfield also attended in support of the couple,
    saying she helped train animals to aid in human therapy in hospitals and
    nursing homes. The couple indicated they were considering having the
    wallaby serve in this way.                                                                                                                                   Yeah ok, as if the state should allow that!! if they do please make the charette’s liable if the thing bites anyone . if your going to allow wallaby’s what will it be next???????  lion’s, tigers, black panthers??????  come on now be reasonable…THIS IS STILL A WILD ANIMAL!!!

    • OldWench

      OMG…if Wallabies bit people they would not be one of the few animals in zoos where young children are allowed to be inside their enclosure and they would not have them in petting zoos.  

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, nice job, state.  And with all the cats and animals running around that people leave behind when they move, and the not spaying and neutering animals and then dropping them off in neighborhoods when they get pregnant – yes, let’s worry about this one couple who seems to be taking care of their pet.  I really don’t care if you want to own a rhino – if you are taking care of it and its not causing problems for the neighbors, get a rhino (provided you have the acerage for it, obviously). 
     
      I guess I will have to look up state policy and wee what you can’t own here.  Interesting.  And why can’t they just get the rabies vaccine for the pet and be done with it?

  • Guest

    Leave this family alone and let them enjoy their pet. These animals are obviously safe to have. Get them vaccinated and they should be no different than a dog or cat. I’d rather have a walleby than a pit bull…….

    • On this we can definitely agree – I am right there with you fatboy07!

    • Guest

      They should be allowed to keep this little guy, much like owning a wolf or big cat.

      I had a wolf mix, and I never had a problem, except at the end when it feels like losing a member of your family. Although, with a wolf, you can always register it as a mutt, but it would be a hard stretch to call a wallagy anything else.

  • Guest

    What must the Ex husband feel like? Being replaced by a Wallyby

  • Anonymous

    did anyone else read “wallaby” in mick dundee’s voice?

  • I brought a litter box trained pet raccoon to one of my daughters ball games once and that too was a mistake.  An off duty game warden decided he had to be the hero and called in the troops to ensure the well fed, well kept creature was pushed back into the woods to fend for himself.

    Job justification….

  • Anonymous

    I highly commend IF&W for doing what was ethically, morally and legally correct. Knowing the attributes of the three members who made this decision, I am not surprised by their compassion and good will. Bravo to you all.

    • Anonymous

      Such brave heroes, risking life and limb to face the vicious beast!

  • Anonymous

    The state needs to re-evaluate that law. Hope they get to keep the little guy & that he has a good life. 

  • Guest

  • do people have nothing better to do than stick there nose where it doesnt belong?  I could see if the animal was a menace at the game or hurt someone but for it to be the hit of the game.  than the one who instisted on telling “none of your business”  

  • Anonymous

     IF&W, Deputy Commissioner, director of the Bureau of Resource Managemen,  appeals board?, etc..  Time for some budget cuts.   I bet they all have pensions, free dental, eye and healthcare insurance, State truck, four wheeler, and canoe, 4 day work week, gas cards, furlough days, every holiday known to man off from work…., early retirement.  It’s BS.

    Oh, and it took (2) game wardens to go to the house.  Why two? In case the animal started to get mean.  I mean look at that thing,  looks wicked real dangerous.

  • Anonymous

    So BDN & IF&W,  what has basically happened is this.  They broke a law that’s in black and white, and it’s now become a compassion story because she just got divorced?  Can someone please tell me how this situation got turned around?  And yes, I know the people involved in this.  Plain and simple, they broke the law!

  • Anonymous

    And they wonder why people despise game wardens in this state.

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