Monday, June 28, 2010

The Content Of This Post Will Make You Mad. West Whiteland.

So check this out.

There was a really violent storm in Chester County, Pa on Thursday. It was so bad that it took down a huge tree in my neighbor's yard. I'm pretty bad at estimating height but it was over twice the size of a two story colonial home. It was a maple tree.

So I'm taking by Ipod walk that night and I approach the area where my "You got a problem Mutha Fucka?" incident happened. And I notice police tape around the area where the tree fell. Like an idiot, I duck under the police tape and continue walking.

I see people jumping up and down waving to me. It's a crowd of people that gathered to look at the damage. I take my ear buds out and their yelling, "THERE ARE LIVE WIRES IN THERE!"

Whoops. So I duck out of the danger area and continue my walk. OK. I know -it was stupid. I really wasn't thinking that there would be live wires.

Now a bit later I end up playing darts in Calhoun's garage with a few other neighbors. I leave about 11:30 but everyone else stays.

I find out the next day that after I left, they all smelled something burning. They said it smelled like when you're getting your teeth drilled at the dentist. They go out to investigate and there's a deer lying on one of the live wire's and he's being electrocuted.

They call 911 and the police arrive.

The next day came and my neighbor who was there for the ordeal says he drove by the deer at nine in the morning and it was still alive. Having convulsions on the wire. NINE HOURS LATER!

Can a body do that when it's dead or do you think it was still alive? And it if was still alive, aren't police supposed to shoot animals in that situation? I have no idea what the rules are in West Whiteland (Chester County, PA) but that is just wrong!

And guess what? The deer is now dead but it's still lying on the side of the road in my neighborhood. And they just yesterday covered it with some type of blanket. And it STINKS!

The whole incident stinks! Thanks for nothing West Whiteland.


Anonymous said...

I don't know about your township, but when I used to live in Skippack Township, I think they kept Animal Control on speed dial. Poor deer were getting hit constantly on 73. I saw one get hit right in front me. One of the most heinous things I've ever witnessed in my life.

I'm certainly hoping the convulsions you spoke of were a reaction and not that poor animal still being alive and suffering.

But anyways, Animal Control. I'm fairly certain it is their responsibility, not the police, to deal with these situations. However, where I used to live we didn't have local cops - only state - and we lived very close to a state park. So Animal Control was never far.

Dr Zibbs said...

Stacey - yeah - maybe it is the responsibility of animal control. I don't know.

Chemgeek said...

Or call your local Chinese buffet restaurant.

I kid.

That's actually a really disturbing story. I hate deer, but no need for one to suffer like that.

Son of a Thomas said...

I believe in West Whiteland that is considered "slow roasting"

ÄsK AliCë said...

Yikes, poor deer...and poor neighbors

Dr Zibbs said...

Son of A - You sick.

Gage1 said...

I'm thinking that it was just the wires, but I don't much about electricity other than it powers my stuff and I don't like getting zapped. I wonder if you had wandered right into the wires if they would have left YOU convulsing for 9 hours? That's what would have been going through my mind.

Dr Zibbs said...

Gage I was thinking the same thing too. Because it was dark when I was walking near them. I can't believe I did something so stupid.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

That's sad :( It was probably dead but still, they could clean it up.

But walking under the tape is something I would have done also!

Girl Interrupted said...

Aww :( I did NOT enjoy this post. There's a reason why I've never watched 'Bambi', you know.

Glad you didn't get frazzled though.

CrotchPains said...

Here's a list of things that have happened to Zibbs on his daily ipod walks ( in addition to the already-posted "MuthaFucka" incident and the most recent "duck under the police tape and almost get electrocuted" incident:

1. Look up 1/2 second before face smacks into STOP sign.

2. Saw dog piss on a hydrant--had to go too so did same

3. Ran zig-zag, screaming, arms flailing at a bee that was chasing me. Knocked off ear buds in the process

4. While kicking a rock with each step, rock bounced up and nicked side of parked car. Kept on walking and pretended nothing happened.

5. Got caught by a hot 25 year old girl singing along with "Cum On Feel the Noyze"

Dr Zibbs said...

Crotchy are you stalking me?

CrotchPains said...

Only if you think I am....well do you???

Dr Zibbs said...

Crotchy - you aren't because I'm stalking YOU! Look in your closet. I'm in here.