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January 18, 2021


Colombia’s ‘cocaine hippos’ must be stopped, scientists warn

(Thanks to pharmaross)


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"Go ahead and castrate him, I'll be behind you ALL the way." I think I read somewhere that more people are killed by hippos than lions in Africa.

"The hippos pose a threat to the natural wildlife since their urine and feces are toxic, potentially sickening other species and even humans..."

Perhaps size matters in this case, though apparently some species' urine and feces aren't toxic.

I don't know if anyone's noticed, but we're getting some very strong candidates for the " Headline of the Year " award early in 2021.

This sounds like a job for "Florida Man"! Sound the claxon!

Scientists have projected that the hippo population could surge to 1,500 by 2024. Surging Hippos would be a good name for .. something.

Environmentalists are racing to castrate the critters before they take over.
That sounds like large and unlikely undertaking.

Does anyone know if hippo meat is edible? Maybe they could donate the meat to the poor.

Didn't Cocaine Hippos open for Nirvana?

They wouldn't last 10 minutes in the Everglades. If they pythons didn't get them, the alligators would. Yum! Too big to hide. I would love to see a python try to swallow a hippo.

I can see the want ads now: "Wanted, hippo castration technicians. Full medical and funeral benefits, Great pay, and immediate openings. Apply now!"

SNORK @ LePet! I imagine that anyone with hippo castration experience could get any job they wanted.

Steverino, since hippos live amongst Nile crocs and African rock pythons, I don't think there's anything in the Everglades that would bother them.

Given that hippos are one of the biggest killers of people on earth, it was probably just a matter of time before the drug lords had them as guard animals.

Whatever happened to drug mules?

The hippos ate them.

“Castration could also have been effective if officials had provided sufficient resources for the program early on, but a cull is now the only option.” Why do I think of Washington?


It ain't pretty whatever the species.

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