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Resource Consumer
09-10-2007, 11:51:35
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=69420&in_page_id=2


Man jailed for revenge killing of ostrich
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A U.S. man was sentenced to five months in jail after he and a friend, acting on wounded pride, gunned down an ostrich called Gaylord that had kicked them as their female companions laughed.

'This whole thing is about male pride,' prosecutor Steve Wagstaffe said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The powerful flightless bird kicked Timothy McKevitt, 19, and Jonathon Porter, 21, last October when they trespassed on an ostrich ranch south of San Francisco after a night of drinking, the paper cited attorneys as saying.

As the startled bird attacked, the women began to laugh, prosecutors said. McKevitt was kicked in the ribs and knocked over, while Porter suffered scrapes and bruises.

The two men returned with a rifle and shotgun seeking revenge, the Chronicle said. They fired at least seven shots at Gaylord, who died of his injuries, according to a police report.

Funko
09-10-2007, 11:53:25
I take it Gaylord doesn't have the same connotations in the states?

Venom
09-10-2007, 12:01:19
FUCK OFF OSTRICH!

MoSe
09-10-2007, 12:04:58
did someone ate Gaylord thereafter?
it's good meat anyway, y'know

Gaylord
09-10-2007, 12:27:07
Marvellous, that's marvellous!

Drekkus
09-10-2007, 12:31:28
We were all, wounded
at wounded pride
you and gaylord

Beta1
09-10-2007, 15:44:39
that is the greatest story evah - FACT

Shining1
10-10-2007, 00:01:22
:lol:

MOBIUS
11-10-2007, 09:25:42
There was a great Indian restaurant called Gaylord in Limehouse, just down the road from Canary Wharf...:beer: