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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #1600: May 11, 2018, 04:46:38 PM »
They're freshwater fish.

Saw these in Kingstowne Lake walking back from Giant this afternoon. Can anyone tell what kind they are?

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« Reply #1601: May 11, 2018, 04:46:57 PM »
That first one is a hammerhead shark...

(channeling my best FP)

On an unrelated note, I -really- hope the Caps win one soon because I keep thinking 'That's a surprisingly upbeat post by Slate....'

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« Reply #1602: May 11, 2018, 04:48:43 PM »
On an unrelated note, I -really- hope the Caps win one soon because I keep thinking 'That's a surprisingly upbeat post by Slate....'

Tonight...book it...

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« Reply #1603: May 14, 2018, 11:27:58 AM »
Im thinking grass carp.

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« Reply #1604: May 14, 2018, 12:08:37 PM »
Good eatin'?
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« Reply #1605: May 14, 2018, 01:29:41 PM »
Good eatin'?

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(though I see plenty of on-line commendations;  I've never been tempted, I don't like the generally stagnant ponds they thrive in.)

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« Reply #1606: May 14, 2018, 01:33:01 PM »
Good eatin'?

I don't know anything about carp in this part of the country or in man made ponds but I've seen 'em in the Ohio.     If I ate fish, I wouldn't touch a carp simply based on my history with 'em.    I suspect there's a reason these fish are in ponds in an urban/suburban setting.

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« Reply #1607: May 15, 2018, 08:56:39 PM »
So some jerk dumped a rooster and a hen at the park in my nrighbirhood yesterday, I convinced myself they’d be ok but tonight there is no sign of the hen and this rooster is so pitiful and lost looking and I have no idea where to take it to be safe :(


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« Reply #1608: May 15, 2018, 08:58:20 PM »
So some jerk dumped a rooster and a hen at the park in my nrighbirhood yesterday, I convinced myself they’d be ok but tonight there is no sign of the hen and this rooster is so pitiful and lost looking and I have no idea where to take it to be safe :(

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Local shelter?

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« Reply #1609: May 15, 2018, 09:04:48 PM »
Local shelter?

I think they only take domestic animals :(

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« Reply #1610: May 15, 2018, 09:05:34 PM »
Local shelter?

My daughter is asking her friend who has a farm nearby :pray:

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« Reply #1611: May 15, 2018, 09:06:09 PM »
I think they only take domestic animals :(

I guess 'cause I'm a little further out, our guys take just about anything.    I don't know the policy there but what about animal control?

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« Reply #1612: May 15, 2018, 09:06:45 PM »
My daughter is asking her friend who has a farm nearby :pray:

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« Reply #1613: May 15, 2018, 09:27:08 PM »
I think they only take domestic animals :(

I know shelters in our area take fowl, we built a chicken coup for one as an Eagle Scout project. Give it a shot.

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« Reply #1614: May 15, 2018, 09:56:33 PM »
I know shelters in our area take fowl, we built a chicken coup for one as an Eagle Scout project. Give it a shot.

Thanks I’ll call in the morning, just hope he stays safe until then :(

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #1615: May 16, 2018, 09:47:43 AM »
I know shelters in our area take fowl, we built a chicken coup for one as an Eagle Scout project. Give it a shot.
why is it that when I read this the first time, I thought you said "chicken soup for one?"

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« Reply #1616: May 16, 2018, 10:02:26 AM »
why is it that when I read this the first time, I thought you said "chicken soup for one?"

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Chicken Soup for the Soul-less. You heartless bastard.

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« Reply #1617: May 16, 2018, 11:42:09 AM »
Thanks I’ll call in the morning, just hope he stays safe until then :(

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« Reply #1618: May 16, 2018, 12:17:29 PM »
Well?

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #1619: May 16, 2018, 01:27:39 PM »
Well?

Animal Control doesn't do chickens :?    my daughter's friend said they'd try to get out there today and bring it back to their farm but I didn't see it this morning, I went and bought seed last night and spread it out in the bushes so it would stay there out of the road so maybe it was in there :nervous:

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« Reply #1620: May 17, 2018, 04:45:24 PM »
Ain't exactly a critter but it is "backyard".    Missus and some neighbors have allergies.   I've never been affected too much.   This past Monday, I got to trimmin' some branches and bows in a maple out back.    By Tuesday, I was snifflin', etc.    My wise a**ed neighbor sent me this video:



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« Reply #1621: May 25, 2018, 06:12:13 PM »
Ive got these evil creatures hoarding the bird feeder now.

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Just saw one of these in the back yard.    Sucker was pickin' up peanut shells the squirrels left.   Must be a hearty eater.

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« Reply #1622: July 02, 2018, 04:40:04 PM »
This morning, a bit after 7, I'm biking along 4 mile run and another cyclist is pulled over looking across the water.  As I get closer, he has his phone out and says, "there's a bald eagle."  Sure enough, on the Alexandria side, on the flats, there's a bald eagle on the shoreline.  I did not get  a good look if he was chowing down, but I thought it weird to see him on the ground.  Not in distress, so I'm going to guess he caught something.

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« Reply #1623: July 02, 2018, 05:28:31 PM »
They are not at all above eating carrion. I watched them chow down on a dead deer in a field in Poolesville.

This morning, a bit after 7, I'm biking along 4 mile run and another cyclist is pulled over looking across the water.  As I get closer, he has his phone out and says, "there's a bald eagle."  Sure enough, on the Alexandria side, on the flats, there's a bald eagle on the shoreline.  I did not get  a good look if he was chowing down, but I thought it weird to see him on the ground.  Not in distress, so I'm going to guess he caught something.

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #1624: July 04, 2018, 01:08:22 PM »
I want to share a picture of a mom and baby bear that dropped by this morning at our cabin, but can’t get it to show. I’ve got it on google images shareable to anyone with the link, and placed the URL inside the img tag. Help anyone??  Is there a better photo sharing app to use?