View Full Version : Second amendment.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-08-2008, 04:09 PM
A well armed militia... The right of the people shall not... (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080407/od_afp/nzealandhedgehogoffbeat_080407072524;_ylt=Aj7NoiwC hRlfgFOvS9LLeUes0NUE)

Course, the Gnu Zeelanders do it differently.

Phillip Allen
04-08-2008, 04:16 PM
you're confusing the right to have weapons with the right of free association

Keith Wilson
04-08-2008, 04:33 PM
We don't have any hedgehogs, hence the need for the second amendment. Flinging porcupines would be excessive.

04-08-2008, 04:42 PM
You still have porcupines?
Does the Hague Convention mean nothing to you?

Feral violence is a out of control here and becoming a real pest.
The kid was lucky it was only a hedgehog shuriken and not a stoat numchuka.

Keith Wilson
04-08-2008, 04:50 PM
We have porcupines and we're not afraid to use them!


Dan McCosh
04-08-2008, 04:52 PM
Then there was the guy swinging a flashlight, charged with assault and battery.....

John B
04-08-2008, 05:22 PM
I hope Mr Singalargh washed his hands afterwards, the only hedgehogs you see during the day are sick or dead.
The rest of the time they're vermin ridden .The only thing you'd pick em up with is a shovel or gloves.

04-08-2008, 05:26 PM
So technically...they're a biological weapon?

John B
04-08-2008, 05:28 PM
despicable. We need to get homeholder security onto it.

Nanna!Got a problem Nanna, sort it out.

Damn it ,I'm going to ring the granny and find out what she thinks about this. She's already part of a radical group called the Nanna Liberation Front and I feel she's just sure to know someone who knows someone , if you get my drift.

edit. can't get hold of her just yet. Had to leave a secret message at the bowls club.
' enviro alert cat 1, ring cannon man asap, 1 bottle milk plus paper would be good as well."

04-08-2008, 05:48 PM
You got porcupines? I got stupid fearless memoryless dogs! BRING THEM ON! :D

John B
04-08-2008, 05:57 PM
Wish we had armadillos here. Just nothing really exotic to work with, thats the issue.

04-08-2008, 06:11 PM
Whaddayamean, John? You have flightless night-owl parrots, just for starters.

John B
04-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Lotsa boids, a prehistoric lizard. No land predators, no snakes ,nothing really interesting like Armadillos.

Bob Adams
04-08-2008, 06:21 PM
Not practical. Hedgehogs are to hard to carry concealed.

04-08-2008, 06:26 PM
Well, you used to have some darned big birds, but the damned Maoris did them in...

Then again, we used to have some really big armadillos, and the damned whoever got here first did them in. We now have some medium-big ones, but I have only seen one of their holes, in the deepest darkest fringe of the Amazon. They might be all gone soon. :(

John B
04-08-2008, 06:34 PM
nice little ferret would be a good stealth weapon. Give a guy a good stoating that would.

Keith Wilson
04-08-2008, 06:56 PM
. . . stupid fearless memoryless dogs! Have you ever seen a dog that had a serious argument with a porcupine? Not pretty.

No snakes in NZ? I guess I shouldn't be surprised - it's a long way from other land. Armadillos aren't much. Their main ecological niche is roadkill, just like possums.

04-08-2008, 07:08 PM
My dogs have had a few serious arguments with porcupines. Like Sam F, they always lose, but never admit it. I get to pull out the quills, late into the night. Next spring, more young and foolish porcupines let themselves stray within range, and we do it all over again...

Phillip Allen
04-08-2008, 07:08 PM
St. Patrick was in NZ first. That explains a lot...Irish!

04-08-2008, 07:15 PM
William Singalargh picked up the animal and threw it about five metres (15 feet) at a 15-year-old in the eastern North Island town of Whakatane in February,

I understand that's pretty far by NZ standards, and that he threw like a girl. :)

John B
04-08-2008, 07:44 PM
whoop whoop. Lets just hope Kat or the nanna with Ryan in her name doesn't see that Brian.:D

nah no snakes , got Aussie possums, english hedgehogs and rabbits, some deer goats and wild pig ( thanks Cap'n Cook)for game , legendary big foot type sightings of moose( last seen in nineteen hundred and frozen stiff), toyota landcruisers, they're dangerous. nothing much really.If only we had Armadillos.

04-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Whaddayamean, John? You have flightless night-owl parrots, just for starters.

The Kakapo (aka The Stealth Parrot)

Fingers crossed.....I might get to see one later this year.

04-08-2008, 11:52 PM
"If only we had Armadillos."

C'mon John, ya got Winston, what else do you need!
OTOH an armadillo shell makes a great 12 string Ukelele.

Bob Adams
04-09-2008, 07:56 PM
nice little ferret would be a good stealth weapon. Give a guy a good stoating that would.
Here's mine enjoying breakfast.....I haven't attack trained them yet:rolleyes:


Keith Wilson
04-10-2008, 08:31 AM
A traditional charango is made of an armadillo shell. Ten strings, but it doesn't sound anything like a ukulele - much louder, higher, and harder sort of sound. It's used in just about all Andean music. The armadillo-shell ones don't sound any better than the wooden version, but they look cool.