"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Discuss Cooking Community Forums > New Member Introductions!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-08-2008, 12:28 AM   #11
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gray's Harbor Washington State
Posts: 181
Welcome kmarlec, from a former resident of Crowley, TX, now residing in the great northwest.
__________________

__________________
Beachcomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 07:39 AM   #12
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,270
Welcome to DC!!

[Fisher's Mom: A hippo?!! I take it this was in your vet days... my mind is boggling otherwise. (Well it is boggling imagining you chasing a hippo down a metropolitan street anyway!!)]
__________________

__________________
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
Bilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 05:22 PM   #13
Assistant Cook
 
kmarlec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 7
Hi Again to All!

Everyone here is so friendly! Thanks for the nice welcomes:)
__________________
kmarlec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 06:41 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: E. Pa.
Posts: 8,281
howdy and welcome to the forum!
__________________
LadyCook61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #15
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 12:04 AM   #16
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bilby View Post
Welcome to DC!!

[Fisher's Mom: A hippo?!! I take it this was in your vet days... my mind is boggling otherwise. (Well it is boggling imagining you chasing a hippo down a metropolitan street anyway!!)]
It was about 25 years ago and Pearland was a small semi-rural town then. (I haven't been there since so I'm sure it's grown a lot.) A small travelling "zoo" was passing through at night but when they stopped to feed and water the animals, apparently they didn't get the hippo's trailer latched well and it got out. They chased it for a while in the dark and then it went underneath the porch of a little wooden farm house. Hippos don't have the best disposition so they aren't easy to handle. But it's also hard to accurately and adequately tranquilize an exotic animal without overdosing them. So the Pearland police called the Houston zoo for advice and/or help. My friend was a part time vet for the elephants at the time so the call eventually got passed to him. He called me and a couple of other friends who also worked for him to see if we wanted to come along and help. The fear was that the hippo, who had already damaged the porch because it was really to big to fit under it, would break the gas lines that were right there, too. Anyway, my friend managed to get it tranquilized and then other folks were able to use a winch to drag him out. It was actually kind of comical - especially seeing the faces of the homeowners who got waked up in the middle of the night to a hippo under their house.
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 04:57 AM   #17
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 3,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fisher's Mom View Post
It was about 25 years ago and Pearland was a small semi-rural town then. (I haven't been there since so I'm sure it's grown a lot.) A small travelling "zoo" was passing through at night but when they stopped to feed and water the animals, apparently they didn't get the hippo's trailer latched well and it got out. They chased it for a while in the dark and then it went underneath the porch of a little wooden farm house. Hippos don't have the best disposition so they aren't easy to handle. But it's also hard to accurately and adequately tranquilize an exotic animal without overdosing them. So the Pearland police called the Houston zoo for advice and/or help. My friend was a part time vet for the elephants at the time so the call eventually got passed to him. He called me and a couple of other friends who also worked for him to see if we wanted to come along and help. The fear was that the hippo, who had already damaged the porch because it was really to big to fit under it, would break the gas lines that were right there, too. Anyway, my friend managed to get it tranquilized and then other folks were able to use a winch to drag him out. It was actually kind of comical - especially seeing the faces of the homeowners who got waked up in the middle of the night to a hippo under their house.
Amazing!!! You have some great tales/experiences!
__________________
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
Bilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 04:03 PM   #18
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 131
Welcome...enjoy !
__________________

__________________
Chef Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.