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as I recall

in the Bible, the lion lying down with the lamb heralds the dawn of a new era where things work in peace and harmony, free of all the evils with which humans and their behavior and trips and general creepiness have blighted the planet since the dawn of time. We did not get the lion lying down with the lamb, but the hounds lying down with the sanglier works for me.

Every day I could look at Noelle's picture and know that somewhere in some unknown corner of France, things were working as they ought to work all the time, and that maybe there was hope.

It goes without saying that some twit organization regarded its institutionalized authoritarian power and the preservation thereof as more important than this miracle and saw the miracle as a threat to their soulless domination, and refused to see any option that did not involve the utter destruction of this threatening miracle. Their stupid creepy evil power trip was more important than this baby's life or the well-being of those who loved her.

I'm sitting here dropping tears onto the keyboard. I cannot express the anger and despair this is causing me. I can't imagine what it's like for her loved ones.

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Noelle

I've been relating the story of Noelle to my wife, animal-lover extraordinaire but a non-Head and not too fond of computers. I think that I'll not tell her this part of the story...she's likely to jump on a plane, hunt down the evil-doers and...well, do something.

Condolences from both of us, even if the Mrs doesn't know she's sending them.

(Can't believe that I just referred to her as "the Mrs". She better never see this post...)

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may the authorities rot in hell for this

and get there sooner rather than later. Murderous evil thugs.

Please give my deepest condolences to Noelle's family.

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dear, dear friend badger

i am so very sorry for your loss, that sux to no end......rest assured, god will take care of the rotten, lowlife, scum, bastard, fink, s.o.b. that turned in poor little noelle....but if you hear that the aforementioned slime happens to be in my area, pls let me know....justice will be swift, i promise you!!

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my heart felt condolances go

my heart felt condolances go out to all friends of noelle..i will miss reading about her adventers...right on mr pid...

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very very well said

Pid!
forgot to add my condolances too. Is just heartbreaking.
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Is it just me

or does the notion of licensing to sustain the presence of a native indigenous species on one's property not seem like the height of warrantless government intrusion and human arrogance? Where does it end, licensing for the worms in the dirt?

From what I've been able to gather, and admittedly I'm not in possession of all the facts, it appears that a member of this species of indigenous fauna chose to establish a range that included Badger's friends property and was free to leave any time she chose to. The fact that she chose to socialize with the more domesticated species also present in that range says more about her desire to harmoniously co-exist with other species than anything else, and should be an instructive lesson for those wanking government nabobs with nothing better to do than tick boxes on their forms and disrupt the natural order around them.

I will remember Noelle as a brave and open minded soul, pointlessly martyred in the continuing struggle for freedom due to the short-sightedness of ignorant idiots who should have their own licenses revoked. My heartfelt condolences to all who were lucky enough to have been befriended by this wonderful creature.

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OH Badger,

poor poor Noelle! Story made me cry too. RIP Noelle, and a curse on the men who wanted to take you to slaughter!!!!!!!!!!
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Dreadful news

I am very sad to have to tell you that Noelle the orphan wild boar is dead.

Last week (while I was away) some government wildlife officials visited our neighbours and told them that they could not keep a wild animal without a licence. Despite pleading for leniency they served notice that they would return in 2 days to collect Noelle and take her away to be slaughtered.

There followed two days of frantic searching for a way out. It was not possible to get the required licence in time and no zoos or animal parks wanted her. It was impossible to let her go, as she is so tame she would walk up to the first dog or human she met and soon be killed, or might even starve in the wild. Mrs Badger offered to hide her at our place but that was seen to be only delaying the inevitable.

So after many many tears and heart searching discussions late into the night, and hours before the government men came back, it was decided that there was only one option. No one wanted her to experience the terror of being taken away to some slaughterhouse. After everyone had said good bye to her (including me over the phone) Noelle was sent swiftly, painlessly and unknowingly to the hereafter by our neighbour. He had tears in his eyes I am told, and he a dedicated hunter with 20 years service in the Special Forces (if it is ever discovered who turned her in I think they might share a similar fate).

We all miss her, the dogs are looking for her and the place is not the same without her. It is hard and Noelle's 'mum' is still crying, but we are happy that she was saved the fate of starving in the woods as a tiny orphan and had the chance to enjoy for 6 months the most carefree happy, loving life a little boar could ever dream of.

So say goodbye to the little sanglier who thought she was a dog and charmed every other being she met in her short life. :-(

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