Oh! THAT’S Why You’re Not Supposed To Touch The Horses!

The incident above is what George Will likes to call “condign justice.”

Signs all over Assateague Island in Maryland tell tourists not to touch the wild horses that are the island’s most famous feature.  They reputedly came from a Spanish galleon that sank close to shore centuries ago. Naturally, some scofflaw jerks who specialize in ruining public parks, beaches and recreation area for everyone else by presuming that rules do not apply to them persist in aggravating the beasts.

This one was spectacularly and appropriately rewarded. Even if this guy’s injuries had been less amusing and more serious, he deserves no sympathy at all.

Extra points to the horse for picking someone who has no business wearing a speedo.

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Pointer: Res Ipsa Loquitur

10 thoughts on “Oh! THAT’S Why You’re Not Supposed To Touch The Horses!

  1. If only it had been a bear….

    But, the summer is young. I’m sure we’ll see some fool in Yellowstone try to take a selfie with one and get himself killed before it’s over.

    • Worse…they’ll try to take a selfie with a mama-bear’s cubs and get between mama and cubs. Or, like that one idiot woman who tried to pet a freaking BISON.

      • I see black bears (and other fauna) all the time while I’m running along lonely Hwy 122 in Iron County, but they’re quick to skedaddle into the thick woods. Mercifully, the only thing that’s come after me are Ruffed Grouse, and those little shits don’t back down!

        Bison skedaddling or backing down? Not so much. (FF to ~ :40)

        Anyone that’s worked around cattle knows the incredible power they have in their necks & shoulders; bison are off the freakin’ charts.

  2. The horse had an excellent idiot response. I don’t get why people insist on treating wild animals like they are pets or paid actor/simulations to suffer their abuse.

    I’m not sure why you’d want to have a big picnic there, the manure from the horses is not appetizing!

  3. Nara is home to a large deer population, and the city makes deer food (specially made thin crackers) available for tourists to feed them. The deer bow once to get fed. It’s really cute, but the deer expect to bow quickly once or twice and get a cracker. Over the past year, in order to get the perfect selfie and video, tourists have been withholding the food, making the deer beg and beg for it. The deer are becoming aggressive, tearing people’s pockets and backpacks to get them, and kicking when they are led all
    around and not fed. It would be a shame for them to have to be culled, but if they keep attacking that’s what will happen , all for a photograph.

    • “Nara is home to a large deer population, and the city makes deer food (specially made thin crackers) available for tourists to feed them. The deer bow once to get fed. It’s really cute, but the deer expect to bow quickly once or twice and get a cracker. Over the past year, in order to get the perfect selfie and video, tourists have been withholding the food, making the deer beg and beg for it. The deer are becoming aggressive, tearing people’s pockets and backpacks to get them, and kicking when they are led all around and not fed.”

      That’s what brainwashing does to the brain.

      When I read that, my brain immediately thought about how some people in the USA have become dependent upon our welfare system and other freebies that are doled out in the USA and when those that have become dependent can’t get their “fix” or they’re forced to do something for it, like work, they react rather negatively too.

      It’s interesting how the brain works when it’s been brainwashed into becoming dependent.

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