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Offline 1995hoo

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #300: July 13, 2012, 09:29:40 PM »
I blast my horn at the geese when they waddle across Kingstowne Village Parkway. Usually scares them into moving their sorry arses.

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« Reply #301: July 13, 2012, 09:33:01 PM »
Geese are awesome.  I love the way they crap all over the place...what swagger!

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« Reply #302: July 13, 2012, 09:51:11 PM »
I blast my horn at the geese when they waddle across Kingstowne Village Parkway. Usually scares them into moving their sorry arses.

Do you happen to know that they lose their flight feathers during mating/young raising? They can't fly. Don't make me call you a dipcrap.

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« Reply #303: July 13, 2012, 09:55:47 PM »
Geese are awesome. I love when they attack my dog as we move as quickly by the area they've staked out as we possibly can.

The last one almost got its wing taken off by said dog.  :smh:

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #304: July 13, 2012, 09:57:24 PM »
My Ali, you're easily amused

Geese are awesome.  I love the way they crap all over the place...what swagger!


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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #305: July 13, 2012, 10:01:41 PM »
Do you happen to know that they lose their flight feathers during mating/young raising? They can't fly. Don't make me call you a dipcrap.

Yeah, well, when I blow thd horn they waddle faster, which is all I care about. I'd like it if they could be chased away. They crap all over the path around the lake so you have to look down at the ground instead of looking around as you walk.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #306: July 13, 2012, 10:33:43 PM »
It's what keeps me going...

My Ali, you're easily amused




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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #307: July 14, 2012, 12:16:29 PM »
The Nats–Marlins game just got a lot less interesting. We are getting a show of what appears to be either squirrel foreplay or squirrel sex on our deck.

Video to follow—complete with Johnny Holliday audio in the background—after I transfer it to the computer and upload it.


(Click to view squirrel pictures.....)





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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #308: July 14, 2012, 12:27:59 PM »
persistant little bugger!  :rofl:

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #309: July 14, 2012, 12:38:57 PM »
Geese are awesome.  I love the way they crap all over the place...what swagger!

please,please,please let there be reincarnation.  :pray:


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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #310: July 15, 2012, 09:30:25 PM »
Heard another one get murdered by a fox about 20 feet from my bedroom window the other night.

Murdered?  I guess a good fox would starve before eating meat.   :roll:

I'm on holiday this week up north - WAY, up north.  It did hit 82 degrees today, but the light winds were refreshing and it's a cool 63 right now. 

We have a young kit that is obviously denning within 30 feet of our rental house.  It comes out onto the driveway when we're out, does some stretches, a yawn or two and lays down to watch us.  It's apparent to me it's accustomed to being fed, though it's going to be disappointed in us as far as that goes.  It is awful cute though.  Needs to go find some rabbits or chipmunks.   

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #311: July 16, 2012, 08:28:14 AM »
Don't give me the eyeroll. I know why the fox killed that rabbit, and I understand the fox needs to eat.

When it happens under your bedroom window at 2 a.m. it sounds like murder. Rabbits scream.

Murdered?  I guess a good fox would starve before eating meat.   :roll:


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« Reply #312: July 16, 2012, 09:34:37 AM »
A friend of mine killed this in his backyard. Approximately 2 feet from where he'd been cutting wood. He did move it for the purpose of picture taking.



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« Reply #313: July 16, 2012, 09:35:30 AM »
What kind of snake?

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #314: July 16, 2012, 09:42:37 AM »
Timber Rattler

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #315: July 16, 2012, 09:44:21 AM »
Timber Rattler


Pattern (as opposed to solid green or black) to me means less moving and taking pictures, more beating with shovel

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« Reply #316: July 16, 2012, 09:44:49 AM »
that thing is already dead as hell. :)

Pattern to me means less moving and taking pictures, more beating with shovel

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #317: July 16, 2012, 09:48:47 AM »
that think is already dead as hell. :)

Yeah, it's head has been pretty much severed.

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« Reply #318: July 16, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
Timber Rattler

Wow. Where was this?

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #319: July 16, 2012, 09:51:32 AM »
A friend of mine killed this in his backyard.


Some would call it murder. Likely the same crowd that goes naked for bunny fur in Gburg and passes out tofu logs.



P.S., fox is going getcha.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #320: July 16, 2012, 09:53:07 AM »
Mccoole. Near Keyser WV.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #321: July 16, 2012, 09:54:26 AM »
I'm cool with em goin nekkid! That is as long as they don't mind me gawkin' while I eat my Angry Whopper.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #322: July 16, 2012, 09:56:36 AM »
Some would call it murder. Likely the same crowd that goes naked for bunny fur in Gburg and passes out tofu logs.

(Image removed from quote.)

P.S., fox is going getcha.


I'm sure those people call 'humane' exterminators for mice- the kind who just kill the things after they've left (the exterminator I'm using to get rid of snakes/mice in my attic has humane all over his truck and has basically tiled my attic in glue traps)


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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #323: July 16, 2012, 10:00:27 AM »
I'm sure those people call 'humane' exterminators for mice- the kind who just kill the things after they've left (the exterminator I'm using to get rid of snakes/mice in my attic has humane all over his truck and has basically tiled my attic in glue traps)



for mice? Just kill em. Glue traps are mean and so is poison. I've used glue traps before and then just killed them as soon as I caught them. I tried to get one out of the trap with veg. oil or whatever it was they said to use and it didn't seem to work, so I just killed them immediately. I have no love at all for mice, rats or pretty much any other rodent, but I don't wish to be cruel either. Don't want to see them suffer.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #324: July 16, 2012, 10:05:09 AM »
I prefer ultrasonic warfare for repelling rodents. Well that and eliminating their entry points.