Here are some opinions from the very excellent followers of @NJHallard on Twitter, on the Kid vs. Zombie debate (there’s a poll to vote on under this post):
@tabreham: he needs to take one out at somepoint, ensure someone is close at hand to take out the stinker if things get out of control. anyone get bitten?
@NJHallard: Nah, everyone has to be armed. He didn’t last twenty seconds! We were eating. Pork & apple casserole with sage dumplings. Nice.
@tabreham: food stocks lasting ok then sir?
@NJHallard: Well, apples are apples, we’ve got two sows with litters, loads of fresh veg – it’s going alright! When are we having that cuppa? (…the dumplings were tiny though, we’re working on the wheat!)
@tabreham: when these stinking shamblers thin out some,they seem to be getting more though,don’t worry though I still have the large box of hobnobs I got from a ramshackled co-op:)
@NJHallard: I’m a patient man! Good luck friend!
@tabreham: thank man,I still have a worry,if a pig were to eat a part of a stinker and we were to eat the pig,would the infection pass on to us?
@NJHallard: There’ve been cases of infection near here from eating fish from rivers with zombie carcasses on the river banks. Leave it alone.
@idrawzombies: DO IT!!! trial by fire – rip out all the teeth of the stinker if you want to be extra safe
@topetine: does the kiddo have ranged training? Like bows? Might be a good idea to start there!
@NJHallard: He’s good with a slingshot, but that’s best for food. All the kids are good with axes, I’m thinking hog-tie the stinker for him!
@topetine: haha, well, that works but I’d start working on bow skills! 8 is old enough 🙂
@NJHallard: True. Very true indeed. I’m taking him over to the range before sunset – the other kids are now officially jealous!
@bguglyhryscry: 1got in.More will.What if next time runt sees it1st?Worse,it sees runt 1st?Lop its hands off,give kid a machete&see what happens.
@NJHallard: Thanks a fine point. Someone suggested batting his teeth out too. I’m warming to the idea…!
@bguglyhryscry: if the kid ain’t fast enuff to keep away from a paw-less rotter’s mouth,he isn’t gonna live long enuff to worry bout it anyway.
@NJHallard: Now that’s the truth! No wonder you survived!
@bguglyhryscry: natural selection. Even with the undead, mother nature knows her shit.