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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Natural for the Animal Channel on Cable TV

Staff writer Parker Howell's The Spokesman-Review article headlined Forensic vet to examine most recent mutilated cat will probably cause someone to say, "What will they think of next? Now we have forensic veterinarians!" Can a cable TV show about forensic vets be far behind?

Forensic examination of animal remains is not new.

In June 1989 the US Fish & Wildlife Service dedicated its National Fish & Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon.

The USF&WS Forensics Laboratory website is worth visiting to better understand why the forensics involved in wildlife law enforcement is every bit as challenging and important as in human law enforcement.

Addendum: According to The Spokesman-Review's story on Friday, August 25, 2006, the forensic veterinarian has concluded the cats were most likely killed by coyotes rather than humans. To its credit, the newspaper succinctly reports in non-gory terms how the veterinarian arrived at her conclusion.


Blogger stebbijo said...

I give up - do these folks practice 'non-invasive' investigative technique where if you make enough wrong choices or decisions nobody really has to work? They never seem to probe deep enough for fear they may actually find and fix something. I give up --it's all just a rerun of the Three Stooges with mass participation.

Did you look at the photos? Wierd. I could be wrong - I am no expert on the habits of a coyote but I think it is/was cult activity.

Flashes me back to that wild animal mutilation of that hunter some years back in Bonner County where he was swiftly cremated before anyone got too smart. That would be a great show for a new cable TV series too.

5:29 PM, August 25, 2006  

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