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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #325: July 16, 2012, 10:16:26 AM »
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.

My wife is terrified of snakes and due in six weeks - I've tried mouse traps for months (apparently we may have flying squirrels too), with no effect on the snake population (I still occasionally see a nice black snake wondering what I'm doing in his attic)- at this point I'm letting the exterminator do whatever makes my wife happy

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #326: July 16, 2012, 10:21:59 AM »
Buy a Mongoose. ;)

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #327: July 16, 2012, 10:23:05 AM »
Timber Rattler


Someone say "Timber Rattler"?

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #328: July 16, 2012, 11:31:38 AM »
You don't eat Whoppers anymore. You're going to have to forge a new image. You're out of your element, Terpfan. ;)


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 #329: July 16, 2012, 12:28:32 PM »
You don't eat Whoppers anymore. You're going to have to forge a new image. You're out of your element, Terpfan. ;)



yeah, I know. In about a year, I'll be able to have half a junior Whopper :lol:

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #330: July 16, 2012, 12:39:54 PM »
yeah, I know. In about a year, I'll be able to have half a junior Whopper :lol:

I wonder what kid of looks you'd get if you ordered a single white castle burger

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #331: July 16, 2012, 12:43:21 PM »
I wonder what kid of looks you'd get if you ordered a single white castle burger

Never had one, but I'll take your word for it. Right now, I have a multi-grain wrap with two slices of cajun deli chicken, one slice of cheese and about a tbsp of hot salsa. I ate half of it for breakfast and have spent the last 30 minutes trying to eat the other half... Don't think I'm gonna be able to.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #332: July 16, 2012, 01:51:59 PM »
That's just shocking. I could eat the hell out of that, twice, for breakfast, and I'm like 176. I mean, I know it's the size of your stomach and all, but your body must be reeling from the lack of calories. You're on the Hanoi Hilton diet.
Never had one, but I'll take your word for it. Right now, I have a multi-grain wrap with two slices of cajun deli chicken, one slice of cheese and about a tbsp of hot salsa. I ate half of it for breakfast and have spent the last 30 minutes trying to eat the other half... Don't think I'm gonna be able to.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #333: July 16, 2012, 09:19:43 PM »
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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That's one less rodent eating machine.

Of course, I wouldn't want a rattler or copperhead to take up residence in my yard either, some things you just can't risk.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #334: July 17, 2012, 09:17:02 AM »
And another one last evening.



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« Reply #335: July 17, 2012, 09:06:35 PM »
And another one last evening.


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Wow, impressive.  He may want to consider doing some rodent control, that's what brings rattlers in.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #336: July 18, 2012, 01:26:29 AM »
Wow, impressive.  He may want to consider doing some rodent control, that's what brings rattlers in.

They are starting to come down from the mountains for water and what not. Evidently it's not uncommon lately at least when compared to normal sightings.

We had a Black Snake on the walk at the prison tonight. We caught it and then took it around back by the river and let it go at the end of the night. It was about 3' or so.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #337: July 24, 2012, 05:55:48 PM »
My wife sent this picture to me. Not our house and the grammatical error made me roll my eyes, but I found it quite amusing because this Sunday when we were eating breakfast one of the squirrels jumped up on the windowsill outside the kitchen, sat up on his hind paws, and stared at her rather intently hoping for a peanut. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera or mobile phone handy and if I'd stood up to get it I'd probably have scared him away.


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« Reply #338: July 24, 2012, 10:09:10 PM »
Funny graphic. Squirrels can't reach my feeder apparently but have been jumping up and swinging around on my suet cage to eat at that.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #339: July 29, 2012, 01:44:28 PM »
Any amateur birdwatchers care to ID this badboy?

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #340: July 29, 2012, 01:51:48 PM »
looks like a red tail hawk


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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #341: July 29, 2012, 01:51:48 PM »
Baby Eagle!

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #342: July 29, 2012, 01:55:47 PM »
looks like a red tail hawk

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Looks like it.

Also, I seem to have lost my bird ID book. Hmm..

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #343: July 29, 2012, 02:17:46 PM »
I saw a woodchuck in the woods last weekend! He was munching on what appeared to be flowers. I had no idea woodchucks were herbivores.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #344: July 29, 2012, 09:35:54 PM »
Is a woodchuck a groundhog?
I saw a woodchuck in the woods last weekend! He was munching on what appeared to be flowers. I had no idea woodchucks were herbivores.


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« Reply #345: July 29, 2012, 09:37:12 PM »
Juvey red tail.
Any amateur birdwatchers care to ID this badboy?


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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #346: July 29, 2012, 09:39:14 PM »
I saw a woodchuck in the woods last weekend! He was munching on what appeared to be flowers. I had no idea woodchucks were herbivores.

You thought they were meat eaters, like say mountain lions or turkey vultures?

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #347: July 29, 2012, 10:22:07 PM »
I had no idea woodchucks were herbivores.

The likely explains the nightmares and phobia. ;)


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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #348: July 30, 2012, 12:22:14 AM »
We had a groundhog or Whistle Pig if you will, living under our garage. They are all over the place around here.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #349: July 30, 2012, 08:41:22 AM »
Definitely a red tail hawk, Chief.