Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Alluring swimming pool claims its second equine victim!

  1. Oct 13, 2011 #1

    arildno

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 13, 2011 #2

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

  4. Oct 13, 2011 #3

    arildno

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    That would remove some of the pool's charm, I'm afraid..
    (Besides, it is on private property, and forcing owners to put up fences is rarely done..)
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 #4

    turbo

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    People in the US can be forced by their municipalities to erect fences to exclude children and animals from pools. Also, failure to enclose what his often considered an "attractive nuisance" like a pool can easily result in the loss of your homeowners' insurance coverage until the situation is corrected.

    I hope the horses weren't too traumatized by their ordeals.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2011 #5

    arildno

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    Not optional in egalitarian Norway, i'm afraid.

    Clearly, desperately poor people with a derelict pool in their backyard cannot be pushed into financial ruin by taking away their insurance or demanding that they pay for the rescue operation if an unobservant horse steps into it.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 #6

    Danger

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    All that was needed was a couple of thousand potatoes, a handful of carrots, and some thermite. It would have been a dandy soup.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 #7
    Crane? How about using a wide plank, instead?
     
  9. Oct 15, 2011 #8

    arildno

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    Broken hooves.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2011 #9
    Well, that would certainly preclude walking up a plank. Thanks for the catch. Missed it.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Alluring swimming pool claims its second equine victim!
  1. Victims (Replies: 6)

  2. Swimming to Europe? (Replies: 45)

Loading...