A man in Florida is facing prison time and fines of up to $50,000 for sawing off the rostrum, or the snout-like protrusion, of a live endangered fish before throwing it back in the sea.
Chad Ponce, 38, appeared in court on Friday, where he pleaded guilty to killing an endangered smalltooth sawfish last year. The species — which is identified by a rostrum lined with sharp teeth resembling a saw — is said to be dependent on its protruding nose for swimming, direction and locating prey.
Ponce, from Jacksonville, had reeled in the sawfish on July 18, 2018, according to the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida. He then used a power saw to remove the fish’s rostrum before letting it back into the waters near Ponte Vedra, Florida. .....
Anybody who hunts with a stick and string gets my utmost respect. It takes hunting to a whole 'nuther level.
It looks like the deer did a somersault trying to jump over himOUCH!!!
Surveillance video outside of a North Carolina McDonald’s Wednesday showed a deer – from out of nowhere – run over a man heading to his car.www.foxnews.com