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Old February 11, 2019, 07:01   #1
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Cocaine Hippos: Columbia's Hippos from Pablo Escabar

Intersting problem with an invasive species. Folks are not in favor of hunting them to control the population. Not a hunter, so I have no clue what type of round would stop a Hippo:

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Old February 11, 2019, 08:24   #2
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I really don't see much of a problem. There aren't many of them and they could be hunted to extinction in a short time. If the hippos were allowed to populate, they could turn into an important food source

Sure, you'll lose a few people per year to them but compared to what? Poverty and the drug wars kill many more people per year.
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Old February 11, 2019, 08:31   #3
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I wonder what hippo tastes like. No question, there's a lot of meat on 'em. They eat water plants? Moose do, too and moose is yummy.
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Old February 11, 2019, 09:32   #4
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Need to try making bacon from those massive belly cuts.
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Don't hippos kill a lot of people in Africa? It seems like I've read that more people were killed by them than any other African beast. Bite folks with that big mouth.

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I wonder what hippo tastes like. No question, there's a lot of meat on 'em. They eat water plants? Moose do, too and moose is yummy.
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I've heard it's good meat. The leather is tough as hell, too. If I lived nearby, the problem would be quickly resolved.
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Not a hunter, so I have no clue what type of round would stop a Hippo:
A larger caliber rifle, I'm sure. Hippos can be quite dangerous. I wouldn't want to go after one with anything smaller than a 30-06 and I would even that to be a bit marginal.
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Don't hippos kill a lot of people in Africa? It seems like I've read that more people were killed by them than any other African beast. Bite folks with that big mouth.

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I've heard they account for the most deaths of any African big animals. Obviously,mosquitoes probably kill the most people of all,unless we start counting bacteria and soforth.
I remember watch a "Dave and Cody" episode where they we right in the middle of hippo country,and were keenly aware of the abilities of these things. They can actually run pretty fast for short distances. I would want something with lots "4s" and "5s" in the caliber...
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A larger caliber rifle, I'm sure. Hippos can be quite dangerous. I wouldn't want to go after one with anything smaller than a 30-06 and I would even that to be a bit marginal.
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Old February 12, 2019, 21:08   #10
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hippo

one thing for sure Pablo doesn't need them. Don't know about how they taste but they make good wallets---been carrying this one since 2002


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Old February 12, 2019, 23:17   #11
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Columbia's Hippos
Hippopotamusssesss in the Columbia ?

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Old February 13, 2019, 00:42   #12
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Hippopotamusssesss in the Columbia ?

Nope, I'm only on the crab in this pic. No hippos here.
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